About

Our Mission:

To provide permanent supportive housing to homeless individuals and families that struggle with mental illness

Northwest Michigan Supportive Housing – NMSH (Originally the Foundation for Mental Health) was founded in 1987 by individuals who recognized a need for permanent, stable, supportive housing in the mental health community in the Grand Traverse Area. Since then, NMSH has grown exponentially and now serves over 80 clients, and is awarded 7 federal and state grant contracts annually to house individuals with mental illness.

Currently, NMSH serves 5 counties (Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Kalkaska, Benzie and Antrim), owns 4 properties (3 Mile, Titus St., Fair St., and 12th St.), is the general partner for 2 tax credit properties (Woodmere Ridge and Bay Front) and contracts with nearly 40 landlords in the area to secure the "housing" in "supportive housing".

The supportive aspect of our housing refers to the supportive services provided by NMSH, such as case management, budgeting, organization and general home/health care. These supportive services provided to an individual while being housed in a program like NMSH Housing assist the individual in overcoming daily barriers to maintaining their housing. NMSH believes these services are integral for individuals to find success that will lead to being permanently and stably housed.