Oakridge Neighborhood: A Community to Call Home

Secure, affordable housing coupled with wraparound services creates opportunities for success. A nonprofit housing and human services agency located on 17 acres in Des Moines’ urban core, Oakridge has served the communities’ most vulnerable children and families since 1969. Oakridge is truly a neighborhood, a community of people gaining stability while preparing for the next step in life’s journey. Welcome! We invite you to learn more about our mission.

Living at Oakridge

Our neighborhood is Iowa’s largest project-based Section 8 housing complex with 300 units. Our campus also includes Silver Oaks, which offers 39 senior living apartment homes.

Learning at Oakridge

Oakridge Neighborhood provides more than safe, affordable housing. It provides a wide variety of programs and wraparound services to engage and support residents and others in the community on their personal paths to self-sufficiency.


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Donate to Oakridge

Whether large or small, every donation makes a difference. Click on this section to make a donation.


Jazz, Jewels & Jeans

Mark your calendar for our signature annual fundraiser, where Jazz rolls, Jewels sparkle, and Jeans — encouraged! All to benefit the incredible programs of Oakridge Neighborhood, including our new Oak Studio, a Best Buy Teen Tech Center at Mainframe. Learn more.

Friday, September 13, 2024

Mainframe Studios

Tickets on sale now!

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