Since 2010, Jane Cizik Garden Place has provided a sober living environment in Spring Branch to homeless and vulnerable individuals with limited means.
Fully occupied, the 87-unit, single-bedroom apartment complex provides permanent supportive housing for those looking for a peaceful, independent living space. Jane Cizik Garden Place is both Blue Star and LEED certified, making it not only a safe, secure living space, but a green building as well. The complex is a nationally recognized economic model of sustainable nonprofit housing, where revenue from rent covers the yearly operational costs of the complex, with the exception of staff salaries. Private funding sources support management efforts.
Like all of our operations and programs, Jane Cizik Garden Place is designed and operated with the ideas of our WholeLife® program in mind. Several design elements and amenities at Jane Cizik Garden Place incorporate WholeLife® concepts, from our well-tended courtyard garden, to the meditation labyrinth and spiritual reflection room, to the exercise center overlooking the patio and gazebo area. Residents also have access to a computer lab and community room. Support groups and social events are available to the residents, with many of them organized by local volunteer groups to help residents connect with the wider community.
On-site case management services are also based on WholeLife® ideas. Two on-site case managers offer assistance, including:
• Mental and physical healthcare
• Food and transportation resources
• Substance abuse treatment
• Legal resource assistance
• Job search training
• Budgeting assistance
• Faith-based referrals
• Help with applying for Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security benefits