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Supervised Living Mental Illness Cortland NY

For more information, contact the

Assistant Director of Residential Services

at (607) 756-5992, ext. 126

or by e-mail:


This program serves adults who:

  • have been diagnosed as having a serious and persistent mental illness (SPMI)

  • are limited in their ability to successfully function in a more independent setting


Admission requires a referral from a clinical professional as well as review and approval by the single point of access (SPOA) committee.



All individuals residing at Lawrence House are responsible for a monthly program fee that may be paid in a variety of ways:

  • Temporary Assistance

  • NYS Medicaid

  • Social Security benefits

  • Private income


Although admission is not based on ability to pay, residents are expected to pursue the entitlements available in order to pay for their residential care and treatment. A sliding fee scale is available for those who privately pay.

Lawrence House

Our supervised community residence serves those with mental illness and those with co-occurring substance use disorders.  The residence serves as a support for those transitioning toward independent community living from higher levels of care.


On-site trained residential counselors provide 24-hour supervision and help residents achieve their goals related to stability, living environment, and future directions. Licensed by the NYS Office of Mental Health, the program serves approximately 30 adults per year as they transition toward independent community living from higher levels of care.



Residents and staff work together to develop personalized treatment goals. Counselors encourage residents to pursue a variety of activities depending on their mental health status. These activities often include enrollment in education or employment training programs.


Residents at Lawrence House are expected to participate in service planning and treatment, work on their goals, and maintain a positive living environment. Residents must be willing and able to live in a group setting and are expected to be courteous and respectful of one another.


Length of Stay

The length of stay is determined by the progress an individual makes in the program.  This can be months; sometimes more than a year. The typical length of stay is approximately 6-8 months.



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