ILP Apartments

This apartment ILP component provides a smooth transition on the path to total self-sufficiency for youth who are leaving the foster care or juvenile justice systems and need to attain independence in increments. Residents who live in the apartments have demonstrated proficiency in most skill training modules, responsible behavior and have successfully maintained employment over a period of time. Apartment residents receive minimal supervision.



Rainbow Home

Recognizing that traditional group homes and shelters are unavailable or unsuited for many sexual minority youth because they cannot provide emotionally safe, supportive environments, CHRIS Homes responded. The CHRIS Rainbow Home was created with partial funding from the federal government to meet the needs of the increasing numbers of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth who are homeless, rejected or ostracized by their families. Intakes are conducted 24 hours a day. In addition to life skills training, youth receive support in pursuing educational and vocational opportunities. Special counseling and support services are offered to help re-establish communication between these youth and their relatives.