Housing and Recovery through Peer Services (HARPS)
The HARPS program provides clients with a combination of services aimed at securing permanent supportive housing, primarily for individuals discharging from inpatient psychiatric and substance use treatment facilities. In Snohomish County, Certified Peer Counselors provide recovery support services to assist with attaining and maintaining housing.
HARPS – Snohomish County
The Snohomish County HARPS program provides clients with supportive housing services aimed at securing and maintaining permanent housing. The program primarily serves individuals discharging from psychiatric inpatient or substance use disorder inpatient facilities who are homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless.
Peer Counselors provide the supportive services. They assist clients to obtain housing, assist them with related applications, and assist them in identifying personal strategies to maintain their housing. They also provide referrals for other needed services. Housing subsidies are also available to program clients based on need to assist them with housing deposits and initial rent.
HARPS – Skagit & San Juan Counties
The HARPS program in Skagit and San Juan counties provides short-term housing subsidy vouchers and the eligibility requirements are the same as those in the Snohomish County program. HARPS vouchers can be used as described below, however, the program does not have accompanying peer supports or actual housing options tied to the service.
What services are provided through HARPS?
Based on availability, funding, and resources, enrolled clients may be eligible for these services through the HARPS program:
- Referrals to Mental Health services
- Referrals to Substance Use Disorder services
- Peer supportive services
- Assistance with obtaining and maintaining housing
- Housing subsidies
- Referrals to other services based on individual’s needs
Are you eligible for this service?
Eligibility criteria: An individual must have Medicaid, must have a mental health disorder or substance use disorder, and must be homeless or be at risk of becoming homeless. Individuals referred from inpatient behavioral health treatment facilities are the top priority. Individuals may be eligible who present with:
- Mental Health issues
- Substance Use Disorders
- Co-occurring (Mental Health and Substance Abuse) disorders
- Are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless
This service is available in Snohomish, Skagit, & San Juan counties.
To access these services:
Call 425-349-6800 or 1-800-457-9303 for more information about the HARPS Program in Snohomish County.
Call 360-419-3500 for more information about the HARPS Program in Skagit County.
Call 360-378-2669 for more information about the HARPS Program in San Juan County.