The mission of Leaphart Place is to provide safe, stable and supportive housing for its tenants. We provide subsidized housing and services to young adults with disabilities who were formally in out-of-home care, homeless or at risk of homelessness. Tenant housing can be permanent or temporary.
Homelessness (HUD Apartments)
Applicants who are considered “homeless” as defined by HUD, residing in a shelter or being discharged from placement without another option. Certification of homelessness is required.
While Growing Home Southeast does not discriminate against any of the federally protected classes, our target population includes individuals who would benefit most from the supportive services offered. These individuals meet some or all of the following criteria:
Program features of Supportive Housing include:
Growing Home Southeast is committed to creating supportive housing communities for young adults with disabilities. These communities provide young adults with an opportunity to live independently, assume daily living responsibilities and further their educational/skill development while continuing to receive services that meet their medical and/or mental health needs.
Applicants between the ages of 18-28 years old
Young adults, formally in foster care
Applicants who are diagnosed with a disability by a qualified licensed professional or the Social Security Administration. However, applicants with serious behavioral problems, ongoing/untreated substance abuse or mental illness may not be considered.
Applicants who have not been evicted for cause from other housing.
No Criminal Convictions
Applicants must not have criminal convictions that would adversely affect the safety or well being of tenants or staff or which would adversely affect the viability of the program. Convicted sex offenses, felonies involving crimes against others, violent crimes, drugs or arson are disqualifiers.
25 Hours Week Productivity
Applicants must be able to meet or capable of working toward meeting the weekly 25 hours productive/meaningful activity.
Applicants must be able to cover their basic needs (to include food, utilities, clothing and other basic essentials).
Referrals, questions, applications, requests for tours may be made by calling 803-791-0634.
Leaphart Place was built by Growing Home Southeast as a launching pad for young adults who are aging out of foster care or other state-assisted living arrangements and are at risk for homelessness.
Residents are recommended by Social Services or Mental Health caseworkers and must be approved by a three-person panel, including a Lexington County Mental Health specialist who provides residents with counseling services.