It is very difficult to find a group setting that is both affordable and someplace you would want a loved one to live.
I like the model of the Brain Foundation of Florida’s Dave’s House - http://daveshouse.org
This was modeled after Laura’s House of the Brain Foundation of Virginia. However the link I had previously no longer works.
Both of these are for individuals who are stable and can live reasonably independently. But the number of beds everywhere is woefully inadequate.
Residential Care Facilities (RCFs) provide a little more care, including med management and meal preparation, but little in the way of programming, other than transportation to local mental health services. Most of the RCFs in my area of the midwest are:
limit personal choices for residents;
are just plain run down and poorly managed.
I think I have also mentioned that because drug addiction is treated as a mental illness, that many of the residences are also set up to primarily serve that population, who can be intolerant of people with schizophrenia.
Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs) provide a higher level of care, and tend to include more oversight, possibly a locked ward, and some programming These tend to be:
oriented to an older population or those who need more personal care such as people with brain injuries;
Both of the above options do take Medicaid and Medicare, and typically know how to apply for other available board and care grants that cover the costs. But the care is not what most of us here are really looking for, especially for younger adults. Also, because of the limited number of beds available, each place is able to vet applicants and reject residents who they judge may be problematic in their population.