About Our Community Apartments
Plummer’s Community Apartments help young people, referred by the Department of Children and Families, take their first steps toward living independently.
Our Community Apartments support young people between the ages of 18-22 still involved with the child welfare system on a voluntary basis.
Plummer helps them locate their first apartment, sign their lease, pay all relevant deposits, and purchase furniture. Plummer allocates each youth $1,700 monthly for these occupancy costs; Plummer commits to spending $5,000 to ensure that all up front expenses are covered (2023 data).
Youth in community apartments:
- Attend school, an educational program and/or work.
- Pay monthly rent to Plummer Youth Promise, which may begin as a partial payment and gradually expand, depending on the circumstances. These dollars are saved for the youth and given back when they discharge from the program.
- Grocery shop, cook and clean for themselves.
- Meet with Plummer staff at least once per week.
- Engage in the development of their personal youth-guided treatment plans.
Youth Experiences at Discharge
Average days with Plummer
Average total days in care
Average number of placements
When the young adults are discharged from Plummer Youth Promise, we sign the lease over to them so they can stay in the apartment for those youth who are able to support the rent on their own. Furnishings remain with the youth regardless of their next step. This way, young adults do not face the additional hurdles of obtaining a deposit and furnishings for a new apartment.