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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.

Amran’s Journey: From Somalia to Oakridge

Amran’s Journey: From Somalia to Oakridge

Amran’s Journey: From Somalia to Oakridge Neighborhood Amran Farah’s journey from arriving in the United States 12 years ago to earning a scholarship at a prestigious university exemplifies the power of Oakridge Neighborhood in helping families gain...

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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

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