HomeSafe at Pond Place
An Independent Living Housing Program
- HomeSafe’s Independent Living Housing Program will provide safe, affordable housing for clients who have “aged out” of group home foster care. The majority of clients who “age out” are still in high school. Clients receive a monthly allowance from Extended Foster Care until they graduate high school. Once they graduate, they are then eligible for PESS stipends ($1,256 a month) as long as they are enrolled in a state or public college that is eligible with the Bright Futures program.
- HomeSafe has purchased a 12-unit complex of one-bedroom apartments which are walking distance to Palm Beach State College, grocery stores, bus lines and local businesses for job opportunities. The complex is also within two miles of HomeSafe’s Lake Worth campus.
- In return for an apartment, clients will make a low monthly contribution. This includes water, basic cable and internet access. Basic furnishings and kitchen set-up is also included. Clients will pay for electricity. Each month, a portion of the contribution will be put into a savings account for the client’s future housing needs.
- Clients must maintain their Post-secondary Education Services & Support (PESS) eligibility and follow the rules set by HomeSafe to be able to continue living in an apartment through this program. Clients can be between the ages of 18 and 23.
- A licensed Clinical Therapist, along with the Independent Living Program Supervisor, will work with clients on an individualized treatment plan. In addition, clients will receive guidance on financial literacy, employment connections and health care services.
For more information about the program and enrollment eligibility, please contact
Kehan Rahming, Program Supervisor at (561) 383-9800 x1177 or email KehanRahming@HelpHomeSafe.org
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