Welcome to Dave’s House
Thanks to Dave’s House, affordable, permanent housing is now available to Floridians recovering from serious mental illness, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Each residence is a place for independence and achievement, a place of acceptance and caring, a place for living at one’s personal best, and . . . a permanent place to call home.
Dave’s House is the name for homes funded by The Brain Foundation of Florida, Inc. (TBF), a not-for-profit organization that purchases houses, apartments and land for development. TBF works with qualified mental healthcare providers, government entities, developers and corporate and community partners throughout Florida to establish supportive housing.
Supportive housing helps save and improve lives, prevent and end homelessness, and halt an expensive and hopeless pattern of dependency on crisis care in hospitals, shelters, and correction facilities. It is the most effective and cost-efficient way to reduce homelessness among the mentally ill.
By gifting houses to qualified behavioral healthcare providers, TBF ensures that tenants’ rent is affordable. By providing supportive housing to complement clinical services, behavioral healthcare providers help to complete a vital continuum of care that can achieve better outcomes for their clients. By committing to renovating and maintaining houses as well or better than the surrounding neighborhood, TBF and its healthcare partners enhance communities.
Dave’s Houses are modeled after the pre-eminent, award-winning housing program in Virginia where Dave lived successfully without any crisis care for 15 years after 25 years of pre-housing instability. See Dave’s House is Changing Lives for Dave’s inspiring story. TBF’s goal is to make supportive housing available to others like Dave so they too can live their best lives possible.