Warren Village

An Effective Practice

Description

Established in 1974, Warren Village was the USA's first federally subsidized transitional housing program for single-parent families. Warren Village provides three integrated programs: the Warren Village Housing Program includes 93 apartments; the Learning Center offers quality early childhood education for 199 children using a multi-cultural and gender-fair curriculum developed for at-risk urban children; and the Family Services Program provides comprehensive case-management, vocational assessment, evening life-skills classes, child enrichment activities, mentors, and resident leadership opportunities. Warren Village is developing a Technical Assistance arm which will be responsible for assisting other organizations serving low-income families.

Goal / Mission

The goal of this program is to help motivated low-income single-parents move from public assistance to self-sufficiency through affordable housing, quality child care, counselling, education and training.

Results / Accomplishments

In its twenty-four year history, Warren Village has helped more than 2,200 single-parent families move toward self-sufficiency. Warren Village graduates have become home owners, college graduates, working professionals and community leaders.

About this Promising Practice

Primary Contact
Susan France
1323 Gilpin St
Denver, CO 80218
(303) 321-2345
warrvill@tesser.com
Categories
Economy / Poverty
Economy / Housing Affordability & Supply
Education / Vocational & Adult Education
Organization(s)
Warren Village
Source
UN Habitat
Date of publication
1998
Location
Denver, CO
For more details
http://www.warrenvillage.org/
http://www.unhabitat.org/bp/bp.list.details.aspx?b...
Target Audience
Families
Additional Audience
Low-Income

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