PAAG's housing efforts originated in a need for an understanding landlord for "chronically mentally ill" people who were, with some frequency, evicted from other rentals and/or were deemed by local landlords to be unfit or inappropriate for their properties. Many of those early tenants were involved in a "revolving door" in terms of admissions and discharges from Utah State Hospital. It was at the request and behest of Weber Mental Health Center that PAAG first undertook housing. Through the years terminology has changed from "chronically mentally ill" to seriously and persistently mentally ill. The name of Weber Mental Health Center has also evolved to Weber Human Services (WHS). PAAG continues to be the primary housing resource for WHS and gives preference to consumers from that agency.
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Bramwell Court provides a therapeutic community for twenty individuals who require a minimum of supervision. They have proven that persons with significant mental illness can function effectively on their own. They seek to be self-reliant and responsible. There is, however, a gratifying spirit of camaraderie among the residents. They look after each other more like an extended family than simply neighbors. If someone stays indoors for a couple of days, a concerned friend is likely to visit and encourage them to come out and participate in the groups activities to avoid the dangers of loneliness and isolation.
The Royal Hotel
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The Royal hotel was built in 1914 directly across Wall Avenue from Union Station. With shops and offices on the first level and residential rooms on the second and third, the hotel was modest in size and design.
The Royal Hotel, renovated in 1944 into a twenty bed facility for Problems Anonymous Action Group, is used to house seriously and persistently as they transition out of the hospital, Weber Human Services Residential, and/or group homes. The hotel is apart of Utah's heritage, and represents the ethnic diversity of Ogden, "Junction City", Utah.