Permanent Supportive Housing

Independent Living to Transform Lives

Permanent Supportive Housing is nationally recognized as a proven solution to end homelessness, and combines housing and services so people can live stably and independently in their communities.

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Independent Living to Transform Lives

Permanent Supportive Housing is nationally recognized as a proven solution to end homelessness, and combines housing and services so people can live stably and independently in their communities.

Sanderson Apartments

As part of our commitment to the community and to inclusiveness for all, we have built Sanderson Apartments, featuring permanent supportive apartment homes at the corner of S. Federal Blvd & W. Iowa Ave. 

When people are in their own homes and feel safe, they’re better able to access other social services to improve their well-being.

The Mental Health Center of Denver has successfully owned and operated residential homes and apartments for over 25 years, providing safe and affordable housing for our consumers throughout the city.

Permanent supportive housing allows residents to live independently, while getting the treatment they need to get better and transform their lives. 

Our permanent supportive housing facilities are designed to provide a safe, open and inviting environment that minimizes the effects of trauma, avoids any sense of confinement, and ensures that residents feel safe. The space is open and airy with as few walls as possible and clear sight lines throughout, making residents feel secure and safe while appearing ‘barrier-free.’ 

Image of Sanderson Apartments taken from across the street. The image is of the building's exterior.

Sanderson In the News

At the intersection of architecture and mental health: trauma-informed design

Denverite | April 29, 2019

A Sanderson Apartments tenant just escaping homelessness might not be ready to sleep inside. Residents at the complex developed and run by the nonprofit Mental Health Center of Denver have a choice: a courtyard open to the sky behind a high fence along Federal Boulevard.

Architect Patrick Lee included the courtyard after the mental health center said it had a very specific vision for Sanderson, which opened in the summer of 2017 in Mar Lee and is part of a program to house and provide services for people who have experienced chronic homelessness.

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Wide hallways inside the Sanderson Apartments, Mar Lee, April 22, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)