The John Stewart Company is the largest private manager of supportive housing and “special needs” housing in California. These properties provide both affordable housing and specialized supportive services to a wide range of target populations, including formerly homeless, mentally ill, physically disabled, HIV/AIDS and substance dependent households.
JSCo emphasizes program development for residents at all of its properties, but this is especially important at supportive housing projects. Programs include direct services through on-site personnel or providing information and referrals to outside agencies.
Depending upon project size, location, and resident profile, JSCo can hire specialized staff such as social workers, counselors, computer center instructors, recreation coordinators, health practitioners, educators, and gerontologists. Providing access to information and services is an important part of JSCo’s commitment to encouraging and maintaining healthful independence among our residents.