One Step at A Time Lake County will help at risk young adults, in Lake County, successfully transition to independent, self sufficient adults by providing safe housing and wrap around, targeted support.
One Step at a Time Lake County will help young adults, ages 18-24 years old, navigate all of the steps to becoming self supporting adults by securing, safe and stable transitional housing. We will also work with each young adult to help them pick a path, navigate all available resources, and help them stay on their chosen path.
WHO DO WE SERVE?
At risk young adults who have been impacted by the child welfare system.
Provide access to secure safe, stable, transitional housing.
Provide individualized guidance as youth navigate resources and set out on their chosen path to adulthood.
Though funding and resources exist to assist this population, Lake County lacks adequate housing options for this population. Because of limited housing options, the individual faces an increased risk of homelessness and unemployment.
Even though this group is eligible for housing vouchers, very few, if any property owners will rent to 18 year olds who lack credit and who lack co-signers.
FILLING THE NEED
It is clear the immediate need is a home designated for this population and thanks to very generous donors, a home has been identified. Our long term goal is purchasing and or building additional
independent transitional housing for this group.
Once the youth are living in a stable environment, the OSAATLC's Case Manager will help the youth navigate all available resources.
OSSATLC is planning an annual campaign to begin in December 2021. The annual campaign raises funds to support operating costs. Donations to our annual fund are tax deductible and can be easily made on our "donate" page.