The Wellmet Project is a unique program that operates group homes for people with mental illness.
We are a charity whose purpose is to not only meet the basic needs of each individual, but to encourage growth, independence and self sufficiency. Much of the operation of the homes is determined by the residents in a weekly house meeting, and our use of live in staff provide a cost-effective means to offer support services.
The homes are cooperative households, with staff and residents alike performing the various tasks that are necessary for any home to operate properly. All of our direct care staff live at the residences, and by virtue of doing so, they help destigmatize mental illness in addition to serving as role models and a source of support and encouragement. Together with the 12 residents, the 4 staff people are responsible for preparing dinner, performing household chores, and doing all the other tasks that make a house a home.
We are a transitional housing program, with a length of stay ranging from 6 months to 5 years. Our residents have a wide range of psychiatric diagnoses, but they share the common need for support, companionship, respect, and a commitment to recovery.
Wellmet's contact info is:
The Wellmet Project
675 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139