What We Do
The Cardinal Community House is a resource dedicated to assisting individuals experiencing homelessness and involvement in the criminal justice system, as the two are often closely linked. We are a non-profit agency. Our campus hosts 160 beds and we serve both male and female participants.
The mission of this agency is to assist individuals in community reentry by addressing their most critical needs first; such as housing.
Dignity & Respect
Our program goals are to promote, maintain or restore the resident’s maximum level of functioning within their environment. We strive to achieve an atmosphere which is safe, structured, stable and predictable by providing a balance of acceptance, support and structure through clearly defined expectations, limits and controls necessary for personal growth. Through such an environment, we work to assist the resident in moving toward an acceptance of fuller responsibility for all their actions, thoughts and feelings.
Cardinal Community House operates a three structure, 150-bed campus for both male and female residents released from or in the final stages of their incarceration. Case Managers are assigned to each resident to assist in the following areas:
Regain & incorporate autonomy and responsibility
Practice sobriety & healthy coping skills
Experience educational & professional growth
Maintain personal health & hygiene
Develop a positive self-image
Learn/Display appropriate interpersonal skills
Secure & maintain employment
Legalize his/her lifestyle; obtain proper identification, car insurance, etc.
Practice proper financial management
Reunite with his/her family & strengthen relationships
Establish & maintain healthy relationships with significant persons in their lives
Be familiar with community service
Identify Mental Health, Substance Abuse or Literacy issues which contribute to potential recidivism
Residents are counseled to meet measurable personal goals which are based on these thirteen (13) objectives and which are founded in a realistic awareness of themselves.