Riverside – Central (Genesis House) 3772 Taft Street
Riverside, California 92503
Phone: (951) 689-7847
Fax: (951) 687-7299
Riverside – 60 Corridor (Amelia’s Light)
23310 Meyer Drive, #4 – On the former March Air Reserve Base
Riverside, California 92518
Phone: (951) 656-6020
Fax: (951) 656-6644
Genesis House and Amelia’s Light are mirror images of one another. While Genesis has been operational since 1976, Amelia’s Light opened in 2004.
Long term transitional living is provided for women with children who are already on track towards independent living. This is a program designed to transition clients to permanent housing, while providing needed life skills, and resolution of issues that hinder self-sufficiency. It will include intensive case management on a regular weekly/monthly basis and be linked with other programs or services, creating a comprehensive approach to self-sufficiency. Program fees and a mandatory savings plan are part of this program. Child development includes an after school program of activities that include homework help, tutoring, mentoring and organized play. You must apply and have your name added to the waiting list in order to secure transitional housing.
Genesis has eight 1-bedroom apartments while Amelia’s has twenty-two 1-bedroom apartments.
LSS provides programs of service that include, but are not limited to:
- Transitional Living Programs
- Outreach Services (low income housing)
- Transportation Vouchers (when available)
- Emergency Food/Clothing Distribution (M-Th, 11am – 3pm both locations)
- Marriage and Family Counseling Referral
- Rent / Mortgage Assistance (when funds are available) – generally May through October each year