Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency
What is the R.O.S.S. Service Coordinator Program?
The Resident Opportunities for Self Sufficiency Program (ROSS) is a program designed to assist families living in public housing set and achieve goals that will promote earned income, reduce and/or eliminate the need for welfare assistance and ultimately make progress towards achieving economic independence and housing self-sufficiency.
The ROSS Program hires a Service Coordinator who essentially serves as a link between residents and community programs and services that are available to serve them.
In addition to addressing a resident's current needs, the Service Coordinator will also provide assistance to help residents plan for their future. They will also assist the resident to create goals, identify any barriers to success, and then link them to programs and services available to overcome any barriers. Through this process, the resident becomes equipped and empowered to accomplish goals towards achieving economic independence and self-sufficiency.
How Can the R.O.S.S. Program Help Me?
If you are ready to take the first step towards securing a better future for you and your family, as a resident of Community Development Authority you have the opportunity to request assistance from the ROSS Service Coordinator (RSC). There is no cost to enroll in the ROSS program and it is completely voluntary. The RSC can provide you with information about topics including:
- Basic Computer Classes
- GED/College Prep
- Educational Goals
- Financial Education
- Food Pantries
- Help with Forms
- Income-based Assistance
- Job Training
- Parenting Support/Education
- Volunteer Opportunities
For more information call 608-220-1556 or email firstname.lastname@example.org