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HARPS: Housing and Recovery through
Peer Services


Moving In

The HARPS program intends to provide clients with a combination of services aimed at securing permanent supportive housing, primarily for individuals discharging from inpatient psychiatric and substance use disorder facilities.

What is HARPS?

The HARPS program provides participants with meaningful choice and control of housing and support services, utilizes Peer Specialists, reduces homelessness, and supports the recovery and resiliency of individuals with serious mental illness.

HARPS also has a subsidy (funds) that can be used for security deposits, application fees, rent, utilities, storage/moving costs, among other things related to the goals of the participant.

Am I eligible?

Individuals may be eligible who present with:

  • Mental health challenges

  • Substance use challenges

  • Co-occurring (mental health and substance use) disorders

  • Are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless

Individuals referred from psychiatric inpatient or substance use disorder facilities will be considered as priority status for HARPS services.

Referrals from other sources are welcome, however access to HARPS services may be limited depending on available resources.

What areas are served?

We are able to serve individuals who are residing in Thurston/Mason County.

What services are provided through HARPS?

Based on availability, funding, and resources, enrolled clients may be eligible for these service through the HARPS program:


  • Referrals to mental health and/or substance use services

  • Referrals to other services and resources based on individual's needs

  • Peer support services

  • Education service linkages

  • Vocational service linkages

  • Social and community integration skill training

Download the HARPS Referral form HERE

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