Vita Nova Village

Vita Nova Village is a transitional living program for young adults ages 18-25 that have “aged out” of the dependency system or community homeless young adults. Our Village Program is designed to assist young adults with safe and affordable living are focused on transitioning into successful adulthood. Our residents participate in a program through practicing life skills classes, learning life lessons and completing goals set on a personal independent living plan. Transitional Living includes support services that are on-and-off site. These include: Employment Coordination, Healthcare Coordination, Education Coordination (high school, college and vocational), Mental Health Services, Drug and Alcohol management referrals as well as Housing Coordination as young adults prepare to exit our program. One major support residents will receive is the continuing guidance and instruction from our caring and dedicated team.

The five core life skills areas that form our curriculum include: financial literacy, social/emotional health, vocational training, educational planning and health & wellness. Within the curriculum we outline vital needs such as banking and budgeting, interviewing skills, parenting skills, time management, organizational skills, educational support, employment training and information on community resources such as SSI benefits as well as public assistance.

At Vita Nova Village we pride ourselves on “meeting our young adults where they are”. Every young adult learns at different stages and in different ways and we make every effort to incorporate accommodations through the utilization of trauma informed care techniques. We operate with a full-time Director of Housing and two full-time case managers that oversee our programming and our young residents.

Vita Nova Village is situated on a three building campus that encompasses 12 apartments with shared living room, kitchen and bath areas. Young adults complete an application as well as an interview process to determine if they are a good fit before they are considered for residency. We have capacity for up to 28 young adults in our two and three bedroom apartments.

We welcome the opportunity to tour you around our campus and provide you the opportunity to connect with our young adults to showcase the work we do.

Meet Your Housing Team

Elizabeth Smiley

Director of Housing - Vita Nova Village

Ralph Cheriza

Case Manager - Vita Nova Village

Manouche Viviano

Case Manager - Vita Nova Village