Get To Know Us

At Help in the Home, we strive to be known for our passionate approach and guiding motivation to add value to the communities we’re in. We believe in the importance of creating an inclusive community that provides housing and therapeutic support for people with severe mental illness– one where warmth, care, and support are present – is priceless.

Connection is at the center of why we do what we do. Our team stands by the promise to go above and beyond to lighten the load for our community members and their families whenever possible.

In 2008, Rayetta Michael and Stacy Derrick recognized a missing piece in the care of residents in group homes and psychiatric rehabilitation programs. Families were outsourcing parts of their loved ones care to agencies without mental health expertise and not providing the level of support people deserved. Finding a solution started it all!

Our Help in the Home story is of a group of caring people who saw a need within our community and created a solution. It’s a story of humble beginnings, of providing love and care to those typically marginalized in our society. We are a story of determination to give joy and heart to all that we do.

It’s hard to believe that in 2008, we began our Supported Living Community (SLC) to meet the needs of four people who needed 24-hour support in two homes with five staff. These clients had schizophrenia, pervasive developmental disorders, and depression. Their symptoms were so unique they could not be served in the available group homes, assisted living, and psychiatric residential rehab programs. We created support in such an individualized way that they were able to thrive in the community. Thus our SLC was born. While we’ve grown, our mission, values and philosophies have remained true to who we are and who we serve, and our growing staff extend our vision for joy and heart in all that we do.

Our services are unique, our staff are passionate, and at the end of the day, we care for you and your loved one. Our passion is caring for people with severe mental illness, and we are always looking for ways to improve the care they receive always.