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Oakridge Neighborhood Awarded Crime Free MultiHousing Certified by DMPD
Iowa Living Magazines Oakridge Neighborhood Awarded Crime Free Multi Housing Certif byDMPD   Posted March 31, 2014 in Community Web Exclusives, Des...

Providing Affordable Family Housing in Des Moines

Welcome to Oakridge Neighborhood - where we provide affordable housing and support services to move families to sustained self-sufficiency and self-reliance. .

Established in 1969, Oakridge Neighborhood has grown into 339-unit apartment community that more than 1,000 individuals and families call home. Located on 17 acres in central Des Moines, we offer urban living in a park-like setting.

Oakridge Neighborhood is housing and much more. With the support of Oakridge Neighborhood Services, we create a safe and secure living environment where families thrive and children succeed.

Oakridge Neighborhood Services is a donor supported organization that provides a wide range of programs and social services to help:

  • young children acquire early learning skills,
  • school age children succeed in the public school system,
  • young adults prepare for the world of work,
  • new immigrants assimilate into American culture, and
  • seniors live in dignity and financial security.

Oakridge Neighborhood - Sucess in 2013

  • 13 of 13 eligible seniors graduated from high school -- 9 are currently enrolled in college -- 4 are actively employed
  • 156 youth served in youth programming – Project OASIS and Be Real
  • 42 youth gained employment in Youth Summer Employment Program
  • Silver Oaks – affordable senior housing – was completed and opened
  • Three Oak Academy pre-school classrooms opened in Silver Oaks to accommodate innovative intergenerational learning opportunities
  • 48 adults were placed in jobs from the job readiness program
  • 18 individuals completed classes and received full citizenship