Transitional Apartment Living (TAP) – Winston-Salem

In its ministry to individuals with severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI) and traumatic brain injury (TBI), Lutheran Services Carolinas offers two specialized transitional apartment living programs in Winston-Salem. LSC staff members are available on-site to assist and support apartment residents while encouraging independence.


Transitional Apartment Program (SPMI)

This program offers safe and secure housing options to adults with severe and persistent mental illness who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Residents receive counseling, financial assistance, therapy, and other supportive services from providers they choose while going to school, receiving job training, or doing volunteer work. The program enables residents to sustain wellness, establish a network of support, and gain independence. Eighty percent of residents are able to move into their own housing or into long-term housing provided by other agencies or programs within one year.

To enter the program, applicants must:

  • Have a primary mental health diagnosis.
  • Be homeless, displaced, or at risk of homelessness.
  • Have a source of income.


Transitional Apartment Program (TBI)

This program offers eligible residents with traumatic brain injury (TBI) case management and/or care coordination services by an outside provider of their choice. Residents are responsible for a portion of their rent and learn to live independently, complete household chores, and utilize community resources and transportation. Residents then use the daily living skills they have learned to obtain employment or job training. Residents also attend therapy sessions. The goal of the TBI apartment program is for residents to become completely independent and move into a non-supervised living arrangement such as an apartment of their own.

To enter the program, applicants must:

  • Have TBI or a TBI-related developmental disability diagnosis.
  • Have a source of income.
  • Be Medicaid recipients.


Therapeutic Independent Living Training (TILT)

The Therapeutic Independent Living Training program offers multiple services to people with traumatic brain injury, mental illness, or intellectual and/or developmental disabilities who are able to live independently with minimal assistance. Residents are responsible for their own finances, and staff, in conjunction with other agencies, help them refine and improve the skills they have so that they can live safely and successfully.


It is preferred that TAP and TILT residents have a one year period of sobriety (as relevant to substance abuse) prior to entering the program. All programs operate within the same apartment complex. Though residents are encouraged to be independent, staff members are available on site for assistance.

For more information or to submit an application, contact the Transitional Apartment Program Director at, 336-448-0453, or call 1-800-HELPING.

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