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About the Governor’s Opportunity for Supportive Housing (GOSH)

Please be aware that ALTSA is actively looking to contract agencies to provide supportive housing services to clients discharging or diverting from Eastern and Western State Hospitals. If your agency has experience in providing supportive housing services (e.g. helping participants search for, secure housing, and maintain that housing), we would like to hear from you.

The Governor’s Opportunity for Supportive Housing (GOSH) was established as part of the Washington State’s Mental Health Transformation project’s five-year plan to modernize the mental health system.  The GOSH program is funded to provide intensive Supportive Housing services (caseload sizes of approximately 1:15), paired with a housing subsidy, for ALTSA clients discharging or diverting from Eastern and Western State Hospitals. As part of the services, our contracted Supportive Housing Providers would be expected to help facilitate access to, and promote collaboration amongst the participant’s wrap-around support services in order to stabilize the participant’s transition to the community. 

The ALTSA Housing Team will support your efforts by:

  • assigning a regional program manager to help facilitate referrals to your agency,
  • hosting provider trainings,
  • providing monthly case staffing,
  • facilitating regional community partner meetings to build collaboration in your area, and
  • hosting quarterly webinars with your statewide peers.

GOSH program participants must meet eligibility requirements, which DSHS will screen, including that the individual must:

  • want to live independently,
  • be willing to work with a Supportive Housing Provider,
  • be eligible (financially & functionally) for ALTSA services, and
  • be discharging or being diverted from Eastern/Western State Hospitals

If you would like more information on becoming a contracted supportive housing agency, please contact the GOSH program manager in your area.

For more information about GOSH, please see Roads to Community Living: Supportive Housing Services.

GOSH Resources and Forms

If you are interested in contracting with ALTSA to become a GOSH contracted provider, please reach out to your region’s ALTSA GOSH Program Manager:

DSHS Region 1: All counties east of the Cascade Mountains

Amme Paluch

DSHS Region 2: King County and north, plus San Juan and Island

Christine Cricchio

DSHS Region 3 North (Pierce, Thurston, Mason, Kitsap, Clallam, and Jefferson counties)

Tammy Stewart

DSHS Region 3 South (Grays Harbor, Pacific, Lewis, Wahkiakum, Cowlitz, Skamania, and Clark counties)

Emily Prather

You may also contact:

Suemary Trobaugh, Roads to Community Living Quality Improvement Specialist