Applicant Screening Criteria

Applicants cannot apply directly to our program but must be referred by one of the following community case management agencies:
• Operation Breakthrough
• Children’s Mercy TIES Program
• Family Drug Court
• ReDiscover Alt-Care or Women’s and Children’s
• Comprehensive Mental Health Services women’s program
• Heartland Center for Behavioral Change
• Sheffield Place
• Journey to New Life

Who Qualifies: Women who are currently undergoing a housing crisis. DMH Housing defines “housing crisis” as a situation where the affected household is homeless, at imminent risk of becoming homeless, or is currently housed in a substandard, unstable, unsafe or unsustainable setting; and in both situations has no resources available to obtain alternative adequate housing.

Potential candidates must be working toward a recovery life style and have at least 30 days of clean time to apply.

Candidates must have physical custody of their children or will have physical custody of their children within 30 days of admission as verified with child welfare/family court.

All children who would live full time at AP must be younger than 13 years of age at admission.

Candidates must remain involved with their community case management agency during their entire stay at Amethyst Place.

Candidates must have a chronic substance abuse issue and be receiving treatment and/or have a mental health diagnosis for which they are currently seeking treatment.