Recognizing the increasingly important role of housing in community health, Project Horseshoe Farm provides support in a range of housing programs for vulnerable adults. Whether at our three Enhanced Independent Living housing programs for women in the Marion/Greensboro region, in supported housing programs for adults living with mental illness in Pomona, or in local nursing homes, Horseshoe Farm Fellows provide needed extra support and care to seniors, adults with mental illness, and other adults who often fall through the cracks of our current health system.
Fellows can act as “health partners” to residents or simply provide regular visits and a caring stable relationship. They can help residents set and achieve goals by providing encouragement, coaching, and support. These relationships and extra support help improve the health and quality of life of residents, decrease isolation and loneliness, decrease the utilization of unnecessary health care and hospital services, and improve or maintain level of function.