Oakridge Neighborhood: A Community to Call Home
Safe, affordable housing coupled with wraparound services to create opportunities for individual and family 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 for over 50 years. Oakridge is more than just a housing facility, it’s truly a neighborhood, a community of people gaining stability while preparing for the next step in their life’s journey. Welcome, we invite you to learn more about our mission and our stories.
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.
Oakridge Neighborhood: Serving Our Refugee & Immigrant Neighbors Over 70 percent of Oakridge Neighborhood’s residents are refugees and immigrants, a community of people gaining stability while preparing for the next step in their life’s journey. We are...
James Turner: Oakridge Neighborhood was “Family” James Turner recalls a story from his childhood at Oakridge Neighborhood. “I was on a bike and I tried to jump a dumpster. I cracked my head. Neighbors I didn’t know took me to the hospital. It...
Jazz, Jewels & Jeans
Join us for a favorite event of the year, the festive Jazz, Jewels & Jeans Sept. 16 at Willow on Grand! Learn more.
Donate to Oakridge
Whether large or small, every donation makes a difference. Click on this section to make a donation.
Classroom supplies for a month – paint, paper, experiments, cooking fun
One week tuition for 3-year-old preschooler
One semester English language classes for immigrant learner