Residents of Living Better will receive an assessment upon arrival. This assessment will include educational history, employment history, mental and physical health history. Residents will meet with a case manager and establish six-month goals. Residents will meet with the case manager once per week to receive coaching, resources and referrals and provide updates on their progress. Residents will complete the initial assessment questionnaire every six months’ document progress.

  • Increased education among participants
  • Increased employment among participants
  • Increased medical compliance among participants
  • Increased coping and functioning among participants
  • Increased mobility among participants
  • Increased services for homeless, mentally ill and disabled veterans
  • Cleaner neighborhood with more curb appeal
  • Reduced ER visits

  • We Pledge to:

    Be Sustainable

    The Leadership of Living Better and the Board of Directors is committed to ensuring the sustainability of programs and the facility. The plan for sustainability includes building strong brand visibility in the local community and nationally among nonprofit permanent supportive living facilities and establishing Living Better as a best in class facility. Living Better will diversify revenue by pursuing state and federal grants, individual donations and hosting fundraising events. Living Better has identified over $2.5 million in state and federal grant prospects.

    Provide Ample Living Space

    We are constructing a state of the art, green, 20-bed supportive living facility. The open floor plan will provide ample space for congregate meals and group socialization. Residents will live two people per room. The facility will include a commercial kitchen, dining area, meeting and training space, office space, a spa/barber shop, nurses station, exercise room, ten bedrooms, and a laundry room.

    Be a Model for Others

    Permanent supportive housing models that use a Housing First approach have

    Living Better will offer fee for service training, technical assistance and policy procedure manuals and guidebooks for those that interested in replicating its model and learning more about it.

    Work with Existing Local Resources

    The City of St. Louis has a very efficient, organized and collaborative approach to serving the homeless. The Continuum of Care for Ending Homelessness is a broad-based partnership to prevent people within the community from becoming homeless and to find ways to end homelessness in the St. Louis area. More than 60 organizations and individuals are committed to this goal. We will work with these organizations to provide a comprehensive and complimentary network of services to the homeless.

    Compliment Federal Services and Resources

    Living Better will provide permanent supportive housing to the chronically homeless veterans. The facility will address unmet community needs and reduce the number homeless in shelters and living on the street. The population served by living better and the housing approach has been identified as priorities for the Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs.


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