JAMHI Health & Wellness Announces New Facility for Community Housing and Support Services


In response to the loss of an aging facility due to a pipe burst and flooding, JAMHI has purchased a property that will provide nine units of community housing and the associated support services for the people we serve. All units will be efficiency apartments in a serene, natural, recovery-positive setting. This move directly supports the goals and objectives described in the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority ‘Strengthening the System: Alaska’s comprehensive integrated mental health program plan 2020-2024’ (http://dhss.alaska.gov/Commissioner/Pages/MentalHealth/default.aspx) and its foundational goal of promoting independent, healthy Alaskans who live meaningful lives in communities of their choosing. It also addresses some of the most significant service gaps statewide as described in the plan, including community-based crisis services, outpatient behavioral health services with case management and affordable supportive housing. The new facility joins three other existing JAMHI community housing facilities throughout Juneau that together provide evidence-based permanent supportive housing for 46 adults.
JAMHI Health and Wellness was founded in 1985 as Juneau Alliance for the Mentally Ill (JAMI) and was originally organized as a family-based, grass-roots advocacy organization; providing safe, affordable housing for adults with severe mental illness as well as family support, information and referral, education and assertive stigma reduction.
Providing adequate access to effective, flexible, person-centered, long-term services and supports to help people live safely in the community, avoiding costlier and more potentially traumatizing institutional placement is an organizational strength. For the past two years less than 4% of those served in JAMHI community housing have required hospital-based inpatient psychiatric treatment and residents report a satisfaction rate in excess of 91%. JAMHI’s community housing and support services are effective and at the heart of the JAMHI Health & Wellness mission: helping people live their own best lives.



4 Replies to “JAMHI Health & Wellness Announces New Facility for Community Housing and Support Services”

  1. Hi my name is Richard Scott Carle 10/17/1968 I had got a referral from daloris at idle options and I was a client in 2015

  2. I cant thank the whole community of Juneau to be kind and patient with the new housing units . to have mental illness its hard for people without it to understand the illness and hardships that we go through. But having peoplw who do care and are supportive of our differences and to show your compassion and empathy for thoae in need od help that just dontbknow how to ask or how to get the right help. THANKS for caring aboutt the mentally ill becauae we are just like everyone else if we just are understood not judged or betrayed as just lazy u do it for us kind of people .. No we have heart and we all deserve the fruit from the tree of life. Jahmi helps the ones no onw else even looks at and gives us a voice and helps guide us in recovery and mental cognitive learning and coping skills so we can feel like we are just as one with everyone else not experience our sicknesses . but just talk to us we dont nite. We all are living for the same reason lets show live not hate . jahmi will be honest I need their services as do many to feel all in one with everything. Emotions are who we are and when I loose that I feel alone and helpless . thanking guys at jahmi for being so supportive and kind and patient with new patient that is ready to be the best person I know I can be. It starts with jahmi then we work from there with great help to reduce some of the stressors.

  3. I was told you can help me with housing assistance. I had an aneurysm surgery and I need a place to recover if you can help me I would really appreciate it. You can reach me at 907-957-9695 please give me a call at your earliest convenience. Thank you so much for your time. Please help me.

  4. Hello Elizabeth,
    tried to respond to your message with a call, no answer. Hope this message finds you well. We take new clients Mon-Thursday starting at 8:00 Am to 1:30. Please come by Salmon Creek Clinic and fill out the necessary paperwork as well go through an orientation that informs each of our clients on what to expect from Jamhi services and their rights here at JAMHI. You will then do an assessment with one of our clinician to find out how we can be of service to you.
    We want to help each client live there own best life.

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