Housing Programs


Volunteers from Protective Life working at Horseshoe Farm’s first enhanced independent living home for women.

Volunteers from Protective Life working at Horseshoe Farm’s first enhanced independent living home for women.

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 the health system. 

Fellows can act as “health partners” to residents or simply provide regular visits, caring stable relationships, and encouragement, coaching, and support to help residents achieve their goals. The relationships and the extra support that Fellows are able to provide has proven to help improve the health and quality of life of residents, to decrease isolation and loneliness, and decrease the utilization of unnecessary health care and hospital services, and to improve or maintain level of function.

Dr. Dorsey and Kevin Wang, 2017-18 Fellow, speaking with a housing program resident in Greensboro.

Dr. Dorsey and Kevin Wang, 2017-18 Fellow, speaking with a housing program resident in Greensboro.