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Family Services
            Resident Opportunities Self Sufficiency (ROSS) Program
                          Served over 300 families last year

  • Workforce Planning- career assessment, ESL, Adult Education, GED/HS Diploma, post-
    secondary education & job placement
  • Health/Wellness - health screening, dental screening, exercise, nutrition
  • Family Stability - parenting, teen support groups and activities, and drug/alcohol counseling.
  • CAST - Community Awareness & Safety Team -Volunteer Residents, City Fire and Police
    Departments & American Red Cross ~ National Award Winning program
  • Resident Community Meetings, 27+ annually
Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program
Goals ~ Economic Independence ~ 22 families

Family-set goals to reduce dependency on welfare & other
government assistance
Success Story:
An 80 year old woman, who had been homeless for more than 2 years, was willing to
accept help to get off the streets and now calls Cottonwood Meadows Apartments for
Seniors, her home. She receives weekly one-on-one support from the onsite Resident
Services Coordinator who works with her to successfully maintain her housing and is happy
to have a warm place to call home.
Success Story: The Servin Family, residents of El Rio Villas in Winters, have a special
place in our hearts.  Mom, Carmen has been an excellent Tenant Liaison and served on
our first CAST (Community Awareness and Safety Team).  She also led train-the-trainer
sessions on community preparedness.  All four of her sons attended the Computer
Learning Center and were active in the Youth Soccer League. Her older boys, Alan and
Gerardo served as volunteer soccer coaches for the last three years and one of them was
center closure! Recently the family of 6 successfully purchased and moved to a home of
their own in Woodland.