ICAN DEPARTMENTS AND PROGRAMS
ICAN’s services help persons with psychiatric disabilities live independently in the community and advance in their personal recovery. ICAN’s Departments are:
|Outreach- Homeless outreach
|Housing – Property development, management and maintenance
|Permanent Housing-Supportive Services
|Fiscal and management Services
Outreach Department provides resources and supports to help consumers obtain the essentials of life, including food, shelter, clothing, emergency loans and access to health and social services.
We have PATH/Outreach Specialists who are available for homeless persons who exhibit signs of mental illness. They offer help with locating shelter beds for consumers until their situation is stabilized. The PATH Specialist helps with connecting homeless persons to mental health, medical health and social services.
The Drop In Center: The center serves as a waiting and socializing area for ICAN clients. A PC is available for consumer’s use to search for jobs, find apartments or learn computer skills.
TO ACCESS OUTREACH SERVICES : Please call (330) 455-9100 to make an appointment with an ICAN PATH/Outreach Specialist. You may also stop by our office during regular business hours which are Monday thru Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm .
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Housing Services include ICAN-owned apartments, rent subsidy programs and property maintenance to insure safe affordable housing, and ongoing development of housing resources.
The following Housing Programs are offered at ICAN.
Ivydale Transitional Housing for Men serves homeless veterans who are pursuing employment and education. Up to four residents may live in the home for up to six months. Most are referred by the Veterans Service Commission.
The Veterans’ Supportive Housing Program offers rent subsidies that customers may use to rent safe and decent housing anywhere in Stark County. Applicants must be homeless, meet income guidelines and qualify for Veterans’ Administration services.
Shelter Plus Care Program (S+C) : This program offers vouchers that are available for use at ICAN owned property only. Some of the requirements of this program are for the individual to be chronically homeless, meet and agree to maintain case management services the entire length of participation in program and are at the current HUD very-low income limit.
HUD 811 : This program offers vouchers at two different locations of ICAN owned buildings, one in Canton and one in Alliance. Some of the requirements are for the individual to be eligible for case management services with a public mental health provider and to be at the current HUD very-low income limit.
Basic Accommodations : This is designed to be transitional housing. The voucher is used for single adults only at 830 Cherry Ave. NE in Canton. Some of the requirements are for the individual to be homeless, have a history of chronic homelessness, meet eligibility criteria for case management services and have exhausted all other housing options available. Applications for Basic Accommodations are reviewed on a case by case basis.
SHP Continuum of Care: This program offers vouchers available for use at the participant’s choice anywhere in Stark County. Some of the requirements of this program are for the individual to be chronically homeless, be a single adult, be at the current HUD very-low income limit, and individual must pass a background check and be willing to develop a practical, feasible personal housing plan. This is a 36 month subsidy. Applicants need to come in to ICAN for prescreening.
: This program offers vouchers at our Westpark apartments only, located on 12th street. Some of the requirements for this program are for the individual to be repeatedly homeless (more than once) and coming directly from a shelter or the street. See the following link for specifics.
Eligibility Requirements for Westpark Apartments
VHP Vocational Housing Program: The Vocational Housing Program gives people “the key” to recover from a homeless incident and get back to work. Through the program, a person will receive: security deposit for an apartment, up to six months of rent, bus passes, and guidance from a Housing Coordinator. The application begins with a referral from a mental health counselor and is followed by a meeting with the Vocational Housing Coordinator to complete the necessary paperwork. To be eligible, an individual must have: depression or other mental health condition due to loss of work or housing, a work history, no place to live, and a low income. If the person is approved, they can search for an apartment. The apartment must be inspected by ICAN and meet fair market rent amounts. During the program, the person is expected to find a job that will pay for their rent and expenses and stay in contact with the Housing Coordinator. Once the program is completed, that person should be able to pay their own rent and live independently.
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PERMANENT HOUSING support services provide specialized assistance to residents in ICAN apartments or rent subsidy programs to ensure long term success in maintaining independent living.
Housing support services include home visits, utility payment assistance and other housing and/or job supports. ICAN occasionally offers vocational opportunities for mental health consumers. Consumers are offered full and part time positions in the different ICAN departments.
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Fiscal and Administrative Departments perform the fiscal and administration functions of the agency. In addition, the department assists fledgling agencies with fund accounting, reporting and administrative support. The department also serves as the fiscal agent of special project funds for several County agencies.
Executive Director mentors new non-profit administrators and assists them in establishing sound management polices and procedures.
Finance Director assists new non-profits with setting up and maintaining financial record-keeping and reporting systems in accordance with the rules and regulations of all applicable government laws and donor restrictions.
Payroll Clerk and Grant Accountant handle day to day financial activities and payroll.
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