OUR

IMPACT

There are many ways to measure impact and we're constantly trying to find methods that capture the value of our work in the most accurate way.

​Take a look at some of our data and research.

GOALS

IMPROVE HEALTH & WELLNESS

Housing is a key social determinant of health. 

UNITE FAMILIES

Families adequately supported and brought together create a reduction in state custody and foster care costs

REDUCE COSTS

Smart policies create system-wide cost savings in emergency services, shelter, and healthcare costs

ACHIEVE DIVERSITY 

EQUITY & INCLUSION

Everyone deserves to be part of their community.

INCREASE SELF ESTEEM & SELF WORTH

People feel secure, healthy, and feel best when they belong, and have a safe and stable place to call home

GENERATE ACCESS

People thrive when we remove barriers and create access to jobs, social interaction, and education

JUST THE NUMBERS

6,750+

Total number of people housed since CHOM's inception

1,055+

Number of people who have a place to call home right now

 

78%

Percent of people in CHOM housing with some type of disability

RECOVERY RESIDENCES

CHOM also focuses on creating recovery residences.   This type of supportive housing offers a balance of comprehensive support, structure, accountability, and real-world flexibility in encountering relapse. 

 

Our recovery residences are MARR certified and include MAT.  These very structured programs help people successfully rebuild their lives.


We help individuals integrate into mainstream society, obtain employment, establish more permanent residences, and live life to their optimal potential. 


We present here some raw data from two of our recovery residences. 

23

Women housed in two particular Recovery Residences to date

 

4

Women reunited with their children

16

Women have sustained remission from use of opioids

16

Women are currently permanently housed, including independent living situations

SYSTEM-WIDE COST SAVINGS

There is sufficient research nationally and even internationally which has found that permanent supportive housing lowers overall system-wide costs.  When not supported, certain people tend to ricochet through emergency rooms, hospitals, homeless shelters, jails, and police and rescue systems.  Permanent supportive housing stabilizes lives and stops this pattern of expensive crises.

CHOM's Inclusive Housing Model embeds permanent supportive housing into larger, multi-family housing projects.  This allows housing to effectively include people with the longest histories of homelessness - our Long Term Stayers. 

 

The data below, from a research study conducted in 2015, demonstrates the efficacy of this housing model, pioneered at CHOM's Danforth on High project in Portland.

  • Annual cost savings to the community per person

    Nearly $6,000

  • Annual reduction in costs overall per person

    Nearly 30%

  • Reduction in police, ambulance, and jail utilization

    82%

  • Reduction in total costs of emergency & mental health services

    Nearly 50%

One City Center, 4th Floor, Portland, ME 04101 

Phone: 207-879-0347  

Fax: 207-879-0348 

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