Who We Are

Chadwick Residence is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization based in Syracuse, New York, that welcomes homeless women and their children. Unlike emergency shelters that provide temporary housing, Chadwick Residence offers longer term housing at our main building and through our Supportive Apartment program.

Chadwick Residence relies on the support of volunteers and donations to serve women at risk with housing assistance both on our premises and in the community.

Our Approach

We help our residents achieve their goals of independent living and permanent housing through a combination of services and learning. The training and education focuses on employment skills, continuing education and practical life management principles.

The Residence Program

The Residence operates 24 hours a day to provide a welcoming and supportive atmosphere for women in our program. We offer a variety of services to residents that help them develop a solid foundation and move forward to make significant life changes.

Women are referred to Chadwick Residence through the coordinated entry process. Upon entering the program, a woman sets goals and begins to make plans for the future. Each woman is responsible for paying rent, cooking meals, participating in house activities like weekly meetings, chores and case management counseling. A woman coming to Chadwick Residence must make a commitment to work toward her stated goals and participate in programs appropriate to her abilities and needs.

In-house programs offered to the women are directed toward learning, parenting skills and independent living skills. The women are also expected to work on educational/vocational goals which may include improved literacy, job readiness, completing her GED or pursuing higher education.

The women and children have their own bedrooms, but share kitchens, bathrooms and lounges. Participants can remain in the program for up to two years.

Supportive Apartment Program

The Supportive Apartment Program provides permanent housing with supportive and educational services to homeless women and women with children. The women and families live in Scattered Site Housing (apartments leased by the project). Residents must have a qualifying disability and are prioritized by chronic status.

Case managers meet with the clients on a bi-weekly basis at a minimum, discussing client-centered goals. These goals are developed with the assistance of the case manager. Life- and parenting-skills education are also provided. The women are referred to various services in the community such as mental health, substance abuse treatment services and health care, and are assisted with these services.