Building communities and growing lives that last forever.
Just like at Quinn Cottages, Cottage Housing, Inc. partners with Mercy Housing California to operate Serna Village. The development site consists of 83 one-to-four bedroom apartments, with a centrally located community center, kitchen, as well as a youth program known as Skylab Youth Productions.
Serna Village is a permanent supportive housing program for homeless families. The facility opened in 2002 to provide supportive housing accommodations to 40 homeless families. The program doubled in residential capacity in 2006 and now serves 83 families.
Serna Village strives to be a clean and sober community focused on healthy growth and commitment to personal wellness. Participants are encouraged to work closely with our staff on designing and adhering to their own personal developmental plan, and to volunteer in both the Serna Village and outside communities.
Using the Resiliency Model, which promotes personal growth and recovery, we are centered upon strength-based, peer support, and participant-driven intervention strategy.
You must be homeless and be referred from an outside agency who can verify your homelessness.
Must have an income and a willingness to participate in program services to help you address and overcome the barriers that brought you to homelessness, ie., personal growth, financial/credit restoration, mental and physical wellness, community service and participation.
How to apply to Serna Village:
Go online to sacwaitlist.com and fill out the Serna/Saybrook application.
Attend an orientation at Serna Village. Orientation is held on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 1:00pm. Check in time is 12:45pm.
**At orientation you will learn about the program, its requirements, next steps and get answers to any questions you may have**