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 since 1969. 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.


learning at Oakridge

Donate to Oakridge

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


Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Join us, Darling, for Breakfast at Tiffany’s! Brunch, Bubbles, & introducing…Central Park on the Lawn, including Bethesda Champagne Fountain, Strawberry Fields Dessert Station by CAKE DSM, Tavern on The Green Brunch Buffet, Pop-Up Shop featuring Janes Family Shop, Leona Ruby, Madeline Janet, She and more! All to benefit the early childhood programs of Oak Academy, our nationally accredited and QRS Level 5 state licensed early care and preschool.

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Sunday, April 21, 2024

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