CEDARS (cedarskids.org) board members, staff, donors and friends recently gathered at their Pioneers campus to celebrate the official groundbreaking for the home of their newest program, Carriage House!
CEDARS Carriage House will be a home for pregnant and parenting teens who are facing homelessness and could benefit from intensive, wrap-around support to successfully transition to their own apartment or back home to family.

Construction has been moving along at a steady pace since the groundbreaking ceremony, and the 6,800-square-foot building is anticipated to be completed by Fall 2024. Once open, Carriage House will serve up to 24 pregnant and parenting teens each year. Features of Carriage House include four 1-bedroom and two 2-bedroom apartments, as well as common space for youth and office space for staff to provide ongoing supervision and support.

In addition to a safe and stable home, teens at Carriage House will receive intensive life skills training in the areas of prenatal care, parenting, nutrition, budgeting, household maintenance, continued education, and access to health care and other resources. Each apartment will include a full kitchen, a washing machine, and a dryer for youth to practice self-sufficiency. Mental health and therapeutic services will also be in place, all designed to prepare youth – and their young families – for a successful future.

CEDARS has served kids and families in the community for over 70 years. If you have ever considered becoming a foster parent, now’s the time. Visit cedarskids.org for more information.