Compass Health’s approach to supporting whole person health acknowledges that an individual’s mental and physical health are interconnected and are affected by a mosaic of influences. For example, if a person is struggling to find permanent shelter and consistent meals, addressing their depression or other mental health needs is even more challenging, making it difficult to follow prescribed plans for therapy, medication, and other treatment. Because of this, one of the many services that Compass Health provides is long-term supportive housing at Andy’s Place.
Located at the corner of Lombard Avenue and 33rd Street, Andy’s Place provides permanent housing to individuals who are experiencing mental health needs under the Housing First model, an evidence-based approach to ending homelessness. Compass Health team members manage Andy’s Place and engage all residents to adhere to our Good Neighbor policy and safety protocols. While we make behavioral health services available to residents – and our goal is to support their long-term journey to recovery.
Andy’s Place includes 81 studios and one 3-bedroom unit, plus extensive common areas, serving low-income individuals with chronic mental illness. Intensive on-site support services include case management and a meal service program. The building also houses the Growth Center, which offers case management, counseling, mental health, and medical services to Compass Health non-residential clients.
You’ll find more here about Andy’s Place, which opened in 2021 as the first phase of our Broadway Campus Redevelopment. Building on its success, phase two will expand services available to residents and at-risk community members with intensive mental health needs. If you’re interested in keeping up with Compass Health’s Broadway Campus, we regularly post updates to this online resource center.