In Central Ohio, there are more than 1700 residences for adults living with mental illness. Numerous studies indicate the environment of these residences can positively influence recovery. Yet, the funding is often not available to create a warm, comfortable setting—the type of environment that can help promote recovery.
That’s where Melissa’s House steps in.
Melissa’s House collaborates with mental health housing organizations to identify where we can have the greatest impact. Our goal is to “refresh” as many as four residences annually, thereby providing our community with nurturing environments that promote healing and recovery.
A warm, comfortable, nurturing environment advances healing and recovery. The environment within a housing facility for those with mental illness profoundly impacts not just residents, but also their families, friends and the staff who work there. Melissa’s House is committed to creating loving and welcoming living spaces that will positively affect adults living with mental illness and those who love and support them.
Miles House is a short-term treatment facility for individuals with mental illness. Clients stay 10-14 days and come to Miles House from the Netcare Access Crisis Stabilization Unit and local hospitals.
35 men and women live in this Southwest Columbus residence. Melissa’s House enhancements are focused on the kitchen, dining area, lounge, outdoor gathering space and the construction of a new fitness center.