Gateway Terrace

Gateway Terrace in Merced, CA was a new construction project, with a gross building area of approximately 75,950 square feet, with 66-total units. The project consists of twenty-eight 2 Bedrooms/2 Baths units, twenty-seven 3 Bedrooms/2 Baths units and ten 4 Bedrooms/2 Baths units, with ten of the total units being reserved for the Mental Health Services Act Housing Program. The MHSA housing program at Gateway Terrace serves children and their family, transitional age youth age 18 and above, adults, and older adults who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and have a qualifying serious mental illness and be functionally impaired due to their illness or a co-occurring condition of mental illness and substance abuse. There is an onsite office for Mental Health to assist clients in meeting their mental health and social needs. In addition, clients have access to on-site living skills classes provided by the Housing Authority. An interagency oversight committee meets at least monthly to review referrals and to coordinate services. The mission of services and the committee is to support stability, meaningful activity, community integration and permanent housing. Tenants agreeing to supportive services are served by a combination of resources provided by Full Service Partnerships (FSP) and Merced County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services staff. Support staff focuses on skills and issues related to the participants’ successful adaptation to the community and daily application of recovery principles to promote ongoing self-determination.