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Rising Tide Communities
Rising Tide is an 18-month transitional housing program for
emancipated foster and probation youth who are at least 18 years
of age. The purpose of the program is to provide motivated young
people with affordable, apartment housing and support services
to help them make a successful transition to independence.
Foster children leave the protected environment of the foster care system on their 18th birthdays. At that point they are on their own to make a life for themselves in the best possible way. Without a caring family, resources, training, or experience to support them, most of these young adults find themselves alone - nearly half will find themselves homeless.
In a unique effort that is proving to be a model for nationwide replication, Orangewood Children's Foundation has partnered with a group of concerned business leaders to implement the innovative Rising Tide Communities, a holistic program that provides a complete range of independent living services. Orangewood Children's Foundation currently utilizes two residential apartment complexes for this program, Flanders Pointe in Tustin and Orange Tree in Garden Grove. A number of apartments in each complex are set aside from the general public for use by the youth. An on-site community coordinator provides structured guidance, advice and counseling on a variety of topics and plays a critical role in crisis intervention.
Rising Tide residents:
Pay reduced rent (beginning at $200 per month and increasing
$50 every 3 months) for a furnished one bedroom apartment
shared with a roommate. All rent paid over $350 per month
will be reimbursed at graduation.
Experience an independent living environment with continued
support from Rising Tide’s staff and volunteers
Experience the opportunity to work and retain employment
Are encouraged to attend college or learn a trade
Meet with staff on a weekly basis to monitor progress following
a budget and saving money
Have opportunities to receive incentives for paying rent
on time and saving money
Voluntarily participate in Young Life
Here for an application, or for more information call toll
free (866) OCF4Kids (866-623-4543) ext. 239.