CityHouse's program is designed to instill life-changing skills, values, and character into the women we serve.
Currently, we are serving 15 residents.
6 mothers and 9 children
CityHouse is a two-year program that offers safe and affordable housing, wrap-around services, daily mentoring, educational opportunities, mental health services, and skill-building opportunities. We focus on empowering our mothers to live healthier lives through education, community, and career development offering a holistic approach to each family's multifaceted needs. Our program is designed to instill life-changing skills, values, and character into the families we serve.
Housing: Affordable housing lays the foundation for mothers to gain steps towards autonomy and for children to achieve steps towards successful futures. We believe affordable housing is the platform for which healthy changes can be made.
Apartments are newly renovated, fully furnished, and stocked with necessities, such as toiletries.
Residents are responsible for a small number of rental expenses, equaling about 30 percent of a full-time, minimum salary.
Case Management and Therapeutic Services: We apply a strengths-based philosophy throughout our services, focused on resilience and resourcefulness. Our on-staff Family Advocate, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, along with Social Work Interns, provides therapeutic services and increases access to community resources.
Enrichment: Through strategic partnerships, we have developed a program model with low-cost services that lead to enhanced opportunities and ultimately to healthier families for generations to come.
Volunteer Lead Enrichment
Life and Social-skill building
Community Partner Lead Enrichment
Financial literacy classes
Life and social skill building
We believe that our services have an intentional, secondary impact on two additional groups of people.
ALUMNI CARE PROGRAM
Currently, we have 13 graduates.
5 mothers, 8 children
We challenge our mothers to learn and become empowered to successfully live beyond their time at CityHouse. Due to our overarching goal to have long-standing changes, we conduct follow-up evaluations with program graduates through the structure of our Alumni Care Program. The Alumni Care Program offers continued access to services and support over a five-year, step-down program to ensure graduates transition well into independent and healthy living. Our evaluations have consistently shown that graduates exit our program with the ability to provide for their families well beyond the scope of basic needs.
We invite you to experience the journey of our work through the stories captured in the CityHouse Chronicles. Our hope is that you feel more engaged with the mission and come to know the families that call CityHouse their home.