Ridgeland Apartments & Children’s Program
The Ridgeland Apartments and Children’s Program provides subsidized and permanent housing, along with comprehensive support services to homeless victims and survivors of domestic violence.
This two-phase program was established in 1991 and helps families transition from homelessness into permanent housing, while developing skills to maintain an independent and secure lifestyle.
Phase One, is a two-year program that includes subsidized rent and a full range of supportive services for the family. In Phase Two, having successfully completed Phase One, the family can choose to become a permanent tenant paying full-market rent.
Services for families include:
- Individual and group counseling
- Financial, food and clothing assistance
- Career exploration and employment searches
- Life management skills
- Substance abuse recovery support and trauma-informed mental health counseling
- Parenting support services
- Homemaker assistance
- Subsidized housing
- Permanent housing
Services for Children and Youth
The Ridgeland Apartments and Children’s Program offers an enriched environment for children and youth who have been exposed to domestic violence and homelessness:
- On-site After School Center is licensed and accredited. The center offers a full range of comprehensive services that focus on the educational health and nutritional and social development needs of children.
- The Teen Enrichment Program provides a range of activities for teens ages 13-19, which includes counseling, tutoring, mentoring and the exploration or topics that relate to teen developmental needs.
- Clinical services are also available for children, teens and their families.