People USA’s Rose Houses are short-term crisis respites that are home-like alternatives to hospital psychiatric ERs and inpatient units. They are 100% operated by peers who have their own personal lived experiences with behavioral health challenges, crisis, and moving forward towards wellness. Our highly trained and skilled staff ensure that people feel engaged, safe, comfortable, understood, and hopeful about their next steps.
Rose Houses are open and immediately accessible 24/7/365 for hospital diversion. The service is 100% voluntary. Guests can stay up to seven nights, and they can come-and-go for appointments, jobs, and other essential needs.
While at Rose House, guests have access to a full, customizable menu of services designed to help them understand what happened that caused their crisis, educate them about skills and resources that can help in times of emotional distress, explore the relationship between their current situation and their overall well-being, resolve the issues that brought them to the house, learn simple and effective ways to feel better, connect with other useful services and supports in the community, and feel comfortable returning home after their stay.
Created by People USA in 2001, Rose House is a successful model that has been studied and replicated across the United States and internationally (39 total). People USA’s four NY Rose Houses have diverted well over 25,000 psychiatric hospital days.
“It was dramatic for me to watch my husband die. After he died I was completely lost and sad. I didn’t seem to be able to cope. I decided to end my life. I called my counselor from my college days and she picked up the phone and called Rose House. … When I left Rose House I told myself I wanted to work there. Now I am a Peer Companion. The road to recovery may be hard but look where I am today.” – Grace Moyer