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The Courtyard

The Courtyard

The Courtyard is an apartment community for those between 18 and 25 who are aging out of foster care, or are at risk of becoming homeless. Located at 530 Home Avenue in Fort Wayne it consists of a two-story structure with a total of 24 one-bedroom and 12 two-bedroom apartments. A 12-month lease is required on the apartments because they must be used on a non-transient basis.

WHAT DOES THE COURTYARD DO? The Courtyard is designed to encourage Tenants who are seeking opportunity for training and education that will lead to sustainable employment. Also offered are individual and group training in an environment of creativity, fun and meaningful activities that encourage Tenants to develop a productive lifestyle of work, volunteerism and recreation.

WHAT FEATURES, PROGRAMS AND SERVICES ARE OFFERED?

  • State-of-the-art training areas, arts and crafts lab, fitness center, an open forum and common spaces
  • Commercially-equipped training kitchen, urban gardening areas and special event area
  • Educational and employment programs, vocational training, on-the-job training and internships
  • Short-term certification training for competitive edge in employment opportunities

To learn more about The Courtyard . Dave is a Covenant member who is the Courtyard Volunteer Coordinator.  Additionally, he serves on the board and meets regularly with SCAN,who manages the Courtyard, to discuss broader issues regarding tenant needs and overall facility operations.