Resident Opportunities Self Sufficiency (ROSS)
ROSS (Resident Opportunities and Self-Sufficiency) Program
The program provides supportive services to enable disabled and elderly residents to remain living independently and/or age in place; supportive services to assist youth, adults and families connect to educational and professional services and training to help them achieve economic self sufficiency. Additionally, the program provides activities to access residents’ health insurance status and connects residents to health resources.
ROSS Coordinator Anne Graham 336-647-4341
Examples of Supportive Services provided or made available to Residents through the program:
Collaboration with Duke Benefits - LATCH (Local Access to Coordinated Healthcare)
Connected residents to Project Coordinator to expedite enrollment for Social Security Disability Benefits and Med Assist Services.
Partnership with Telamon
Partnered with Project Pride/Telamon to have agency serve as an on-site Work Experience opportunities, including work attire, for non or under employed persons in Person County. Partnership also provided educational and rental support for eligible participants.
GED/High School Diploma
Partnered with Piedmont Community College to operate an on-site GED program for residents and persons living in Person County. January 2019 began the second semester session for residents to receive individualized instruction in preparation to pass state exams to obtain a GED or High School Diploma.
Provides free basic computer literacy classes for residents.
Partnered with agency to provide on-site classes exploring education and career opportunities and options for those seeking secondary education and upward employment opportunities.
Tax Education and Tax Preparing Training
Partnered with Legal Aid of North Carolina to provide training to residents in free Tax Education and Tax Preparation classes.
Digital Inclusion and Connectivity
Partnered with ConnectHomesUSA and local partners to provide digital connectivity, connectivity devices and training to residents of the housing authority.