Cottage Housing Inc
Cottage Housing offers safe and affordable housing to homeless individuals and families and helps equip our participants with the tools and life skills necessary to rebuild their lives, their families, and their place in the community.
Quinn Cottages 1500 N. A Street
Sacramento, CA 95811
|County or Parish:||Sacramento|
CHI's approach improves the neighborhood environment and business climate of our community, saves taxpayers money, and helps rebuild our participants' lives. We serve over 300 men, women, and children at two facilities. The first was Quinn Cottages, opened in 1997 in Midtown Sacramento, housing about 75 individuals. Between its opening and 2012, the number of Quinn Cottages residents with significant disabilities doubled while their average length-of-stay was reduced almost by half (from 23 months to 14 months). By serving nearly twice as many people as originally planned, this two-year transitional project lowered its anticipated cost-per-person by half - much less than more expensive institutional options. In 2002, CHI opened Serna Village, the region's first and now largest long-term residential support program for homeless parents reuniting with children they have lost to foster care and other out-of-home placement. Serna Village is an 83-unit family complex serving approximately 100 adults and 200 children. All must be referred by homeless services organization and must have a disability.
We are participant driven: Residents are engaged as participants rather than recipients in every aspect of program operations. Likewise, we provide a staff of personal development coaches - not caseworkers - who act as mentors, counselors, and guides, building on their backgrounds as former CHI participants who have shared our residents' experience on the streets and in our program. They counsel and assist program participants in their personal development, including confronting drug and alcohol addictions, behaviors management, socialization, personal appearance and hygiene, computer skills, job training and application, education, family reunification, personal finance and other skills required to move to self-sustainability. We work directly with dozens of churches, businesses, hospital systems, public agencies, and community organizations to provide volunteer service and support for our programs. Our program includes two business enterprises intended to provide participants with a job and employment experience that many have never had. The two businesses -
Abundance Books & More (an online sales enterprise) and Finishing Touch (an auto detailing company) - also provide a growing revenue stream to help support CHI's many services to residents."
Cottage Housing Inc.