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Who We Are

We are family & community members who are passionate about solving some of the problems linked with the housing crisis for the mentally ill. ASH’s Iris Place™ model of living is about community and friendships. Finding friends and your own apartment is difficult for people with serious mental illness. Isolation, loneliness, and feelings of not being part of the community are pervasive. Safe, supportive housing is often impossible to find. Supportive housing for the mentally ill is a problem everywhere. COVID-19 has only exacerbated a systemic problem that was already in crisis!

Our Mission

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Alliance for Supportive Housing, Inc. (ASH) builds independent living communities for adults with serious mental illness.

Our Vision

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We work to create a better everyday life for people living with serious mental illness.

 
 

Our Board

Robin Page

President

Andrew Ponton

Secretary

Rita Harvey

Vice President

Glenda Blackmon-Johnson

Board Member

Brent Janss

Treasurer

John Dornheim

Board Member

Casey Page

Board Member

Richard Sliger

Board Member

Chandler Wright

Board Member

Executive Director 

Carol Fletcher

Executive Director

Carol Fletcher serves as the Executive Director of the Alliance for Supportive Housing, Inc. (ASH).

She began her career in development for a national organization.

She increased their annual giving revenue by over 200%. Carol has helped nonprofits gain nationwide attention through effective service delivery strategies. She’s raised millions of dollars for some of the most misunderstood causes in a community.

As the Executive Director of a disability nonprofit, she earned the Council on Quality & Leadership’s highest accreditation for person-centered service excellence. 

Fletcher made history for a nonprofit when it was awarded its largest program grant ever. 

Together with community partners, Fletcher helps the fear of mental illness be replaced with heart and understanding.

Carol’s goal is to help good people do great things! Her true calling is encouraging philanthropy to support mental health initiatives. She has a heart for creating connections and community.

Our Partners

Our partners help us spread the word that mental illness has many faces. Faces that show kindness, appreciation, talent, humor, and goodness.We’ve partnered with the Emeritus Professor program, at Dallas College Richland Campus. Emeritus professors volunteer to provide education & socialization activities in the original Iris Place™ (Iris Place I™) community room.

 

Programs are for education, socialization, healthy living, and fun.

 

One of our founder’s words best describe our program:

“Stress and competitiveness are discouraged. Conformity is not stressed, except where it benefits the quality of community living.”

Service Areas & More Info

Our service area is the Dallas metroplex. Our current project is in North Dallas. What separates the Iris Place™ model is its unique thoughtfulness. Our supportive housing includes therapy, continuing education & socialization classes. All activities are in a relaxed, caring atmosphere.

 

Please call for a tour of the original Iris Place™ & the land where we’re building Iris Place™ II.

 
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Testimonials

Iris Place™ has made such a great difference in my life. My friends living around me, the programs, classes, and fun at the community center. I hope that you would support the building of Iris Place™ II. It will make such a big difference!

-Jeanine Hayes

 

Donate

We are looking for those who would stand with us and help us in the creation of Iris Place™ II.

 

Your donations will help make this vision a reality. Thank you so much for your consideration and support!

Contact Us

For more information about ASH, or whether our housing model might be a good fit for you or your loved one, please contact

Carol Fletcher, Executive Director

972-807-2166 or cfletcher@ashdallas.org.

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