Richmond Heights School District who are experiencing homelessness. Residents live at the house under the supervision and guidance of two house parents, who work together with the board of directors and the program committee. The residents are given a loving home, regular meals, clothing, tutoring, professional counseling, mentoring, and transportation. In collaboration with other team members and community partners, the MRH Director of Student Services works with each resident to identify unique and extraordinary summer enrichment programs that offer high impact and often life-changing experiences that help introduce new interests, educational and career goals, and provide safe housing over the summer. The Joe’s Place resident support system emphasizes high school graduation, self-sufficiency, and positive transitions into their adult lives.
This program focuses on high school seniors within our resident program. Under the guidance of our case manager and MRH Director of Student Services, participants receive intensified preparation for post-secondary education and career readiness. In collaboration with high school personnel, they receive additional mentorship, application assistance, support with college tours, and counseling to prepare them for college, trade school, military enrollment, or entry into the workforce.
The alumni program provides support to Joe’s Place graduates through our case manager. Participants receive assistance with post-secondary transition, housing during college breaks and summers, health and wellness connections, career development, and financial planning. This supplementary layer of support’s goal is to ensure our alumni will not become homeless again but instead have a healthy, independent, and rewarding future.
The summer enrichment program supports our resident and senior program participants. Our case manager and MRH Director of Student Services help link each participant with extraordinary summer enrichment camps that offer life-changing experiences. This concise program provides many services with high impact in a short amount of time. Summer enrichment camps also provide new experiences to help determine educational and career goals; introduce and develop new hobbies and interests; and provide safe housing and meals in the summer. Current camp companies utilized for this program include Outward Bound, Wilderness Adventures, Ecology Project International, and more.