Supportive Housing in Michigan
With a significant lack of safe and affordable housing, Michigan youth who age out of foster care often have nowhere to go and end up homeless. In a survey of former Wayne County foster care youth, we learned that 47% of the respondents experience one or more periods of homelessness prior to age 20, and 23% were immediately homeless upon leaving foster care.
To help address this issue Wellspring worked with the Damone Group to develop Oakman Place in Detroit, MI — a supportive housing community. Oakman Place offers units for homeless youth, homeless families, and low-income families defined as at or below 60% AMI (Area Median Income).
Putting The “Support” in Supportive Housing
As part of living at Oakman Place, Wellspring provides an opportunity for homeless youth to obtain housing and supportive services (aka wraparound services) as they move into the adult world of self-sufficiency and independence. Supportive services are provided onsite, and include case managers, educational liaisons, and employment specialists.