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- Halfway House (HWH)

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Halfway House

Service Description
It provides a transitional period of residential care to facilitate ex-mentally ill persons to achieve an optimal level of functioning for the purpose of community reintegration.

Eligibility for the Service
Ex-mentally ill persons who are:
$d aged 15 or above;
$d mentally stable: 
$d with reasonable vocational ability and motivation for open employment: 
physically healthy and free from infectious disease, alcohol or drug addiction;
capable of self-care;
$d able to get along with others: and
halfway houses with special provision to cater for sub-target group (i.e. ex-mentally ill persons with a history of criminal violence or assessed disposition to violence).

Application Procedures
Referrals can be made by social workers to the Central Referral System for Rehabilitation Services of the Social Welfare Department.  The application is free of charge.  The applicant should report to the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) immediately in case anyone offers to assist in application for residential placement in return for remuneration.  Attempted bribery by any person is also an offence in law, SWD will refer the case to ICAC for investigation.

Fees and Charges
$1,220 for rent per month

List of Halfway Houses
Addresses and telephone numbers can be downloaded here.
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