Department Focus – Housing with Supportive Services:
Through various programs and shared strategies, Homeport Community Life Department serves as a supportive service team for residents living in our affordable rental communities and scattered site housing. Centered on sustainability and self-sufficiency, we provide multi-generational supportive service coordination, referral, out-of-school-time programming, linkages and resources through a blend of AmeriCorps and VISTA members, interns, volunteers, staff and community partners, as applicable.
Out of School Enrichment Programming
Curriculum-based programs provide assistance with math, reading, science, and history. Programs are offered after school and during the summer months to all resident children.
Offered at 6 sites provides summer breakfast and lunch to school age children. Also provides after school snack 5 days a week during the school year.
Take Home Groceries
Eligible families and seniors receive groceries twice a month.
Resident Council /Block Watches/Community Meetings
Residents actively discuss and resolve issues in their communities. The council also provides a social opportunity for residents to meet their neighbors and learn more about their community.
Social Service Referrals
Links to services including mental health care and medical providers, chemical dependency, child
care, material assistance and employment resources.
Available to any household living in a Homeport Rental Living community. Services include individual case planning, and crisis intervention and mediation.
Residents can access the internet and receive assistance in developing or posting a resume, searching for employment or academic research.
Health and safety fairs incorporate mobile dental, vision and mammography screenings.
Seasonal Material Assistance
Back-to-school events are held before the start of the school year to provide school supplies, books, and backpacks for community children. Gift drives are also coordinated at the communities during the holiday season.
English as a Second Language (ESL)
ESL classes are offered in partnership with Columbus Literacy Council.