Resident Services Program
Our mission is to enable residents to reach their full potential towards self-sufficiency by providing quality programs and services that help strengthen families and nurture neighborhood communities.
The Resident Services program offers resident services to MWHS properties and our Housing Choice Voucher recipients. Our programs and services are offered through our main office and property resource centers where residents can access information, resources and services directly where they live.
Property Resource Centers
Our resource centers are staffed with a part time service coordinator and feature a computer lab. The role of the Service Coordinator is to work with residents and property management to identify resident goals/needs, develop strategies to link residents with services and have resources and information available for residents. Information and services include emergency needs and services, computer skills, job search assistance, career planning, community cultural activities and much more. They are available to meet with residents individually and host a variety of classes and children's enrichment activities on-site.
Older Adult Services
MWHS has four properties serving residents age 62 and older.
The role of the older adult Service Coordinators is to connect residents with the services and supports necessary to remain living independently and safely in their home. They host monthly educational topics and a variety of community events throughout the year. Coordinators maintain hour’s on-site at our four senior buildings, Willow Glen, Residences at Creekside, Cedar Avenue and CityScape at Belmar.
First Time Home Ownership Class
Learn the basics of becoming a homeowner, things to watch for, below market loans and special programs that may be available to you. Colorado Housing Assistance Corporation (CHAC) is a local non-profit agency that has been helping individuals buy homes for more than 30 years. MWHS hosts this class every other month. To register for the class and for more information contact CHAC (303-572-9445) or visit their website.
MWHS properties feature an on-site community garden. Garden plots are free to residents and include a variety of ongoing education and community building activities throughout the year. Resident Services Coordinators act as garden leaders and work with Denver Urban Gardens (D.U.G.) to provide activities and supplies and materials to the gardeners.
Cycling Without Age
MWHS partners with the Lakewood chapter of Cycling Without Age, a global, inter-generational effort to improve the quality of life of seniors by getting them back on bikes and out in the community again. In 2018, MWHS became the third organization in Lakewood to sponsor a "trishaw" -- a three-wheeled bike with electrical assistance equipped with room for two passengers to sit in front while a cyclist pedals behind them. Several ride slots are offered weekly at our Residences at Creekside community. Learn more about the Lakewood chapter of Cycling Without Age.
The Giving Tree
Every year MWHS hosts a Giving Tree to provide presents for children in our communities. Interested parties can make a monetary donation or request to be matched with a child to shop for gifts from a wishlist. To learn more about how you can participate, click here.
Food Bank of the Rockies
Fifty Eight Hundred
5800 West Alameda Ave
2nd & 4th Thursday of the month
at 9:00am / More info