WHAT WE DO
Our Residential Program
Jacaranda Housing exists to come alongside at-risk, transition-age young women and equip them with the tools and support they need to thrive. Our vision is to break the cycle of poverty that each of our young women face as they enter adulthood. We do this through creating a family environment where they feel supported as they continue their education while learning practical life skills that will help them become independent adults with bright futures.
At Jacaranda Housing, each of the six young women in our Residential Program will be able to reside with us for up to two years. This provides them with stability while they attend school, take life skills classes, and work. It also allows them to begin putting money away in savings for when they graduate our program.
LIFE SKILLS TRAINING
Providing Tools for Success
Each young woman in our Residential Program will be taught essential life skills that will help them thrive as independent adults. We teach grocery shopping, cooking, budgeting, finances, time management, job skills, health and wellness, and more! We also assist them with continuing their education while creating an individualized five-year plan for each one of them.
Our goal for each young woman in our Residential Program is for them to find a mentor who will provide them with support and friendship as they are learning how to become independent adults.
If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please fill out our Volunteer Application.
What We're Working Towards
At the end of their two years at Jacaranda Housing, our goals for each young woman are that they:
Have 6 months' worth of living expenses in a savings account.
Have essential life skills that help them thrive once they are out on their own.
Have a 5-year plan.
Have a resume with on the job experience.
Are enrolled in and attending a trade school, technical school, or college.
Have received 2 years of professional counseling.