For several years jails have been utilized as dumping grounds for the homeless, mentally ill and substance abusers. It cost an average of $100.00 per day to house a person in a local jail. If they are prescribed medication the daily cost for their jail stay could double. Most inmates are held in a jail for up to 90 days for a nonviolent misdemeanor offense. Under a new rule that was recently passed in the state of Indiana, inmates are not allowed to be booked and immediately released if they are homeless, have untreated mental illness or under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of booking. Eden House is connecting men who are released from correctional facilities to services and housing that will reduce recidivism and the jail population.
Eden House offers the judicial system alternative placement for men who suffer from homelessness, mental illness or substance abuse the opportunity to receive evidence based programming and housing to eliminate criminal behavior that is often triggered by untreated mental illness or substance use. Our program is vital to eliminating barriers that are often identified while attempting to place individuals that are in the criminal justice system into housing and services immediately after release, or defendants that are participating in pretrial diversionary programs, specialty courts or who have violated probation or parole.
We offer housing and evidence- based services:
Referrals for Housing and Services
Referrals for housing and services will be accepted by probation and parole officers, court staff, attorneys, court monitoring programs, case managers and re-entry staff in prisons and jails. We will accept referrals from inpatient treatment centers however, our first priority will be those that are in need of housing that are facing jail time due to homelessness. All Eden House participants at the time of submitting an application, must be in the process of being placed in a pretrial program, specialty court, or a probation or parole violator due to mental illness, substance abuse or homelessness. All participants will need to be supervised by the court and or probation/parole for the first 30 days. Level of supervision needed, will be decided after all assessments have been completed. Those that are being referred from a treatment facility, will sign a program agreement and will need to follow all rules and regulations in order to remain housed.
If you would like to send a referral to us, please complete the contact form on this page and someone from our team will send you a form to complete within 24 business hours with further instructions. If you currently have a copy of our intake form please fax your referral to 877-498-2702.