Lean On Me, Inc. is a local non-profit, servicing the Greater Baton Rouge Area. The organization is a housing a support program for women and women with children who are experiencing homelessness. The organization has been in operation since May 2009. We have expanded over the years, from just providing one time rental assistance to providing a 24-hour transitional housing program. Lean On Me, Inc. currently has two programs. The Step One Program and the New Beginnings Safe House.
The Step One Program's goal is to remove a client from living on the streets or unsafe atmospheres, the staff works deligently with the clients to reach self sufficiency. At this point they can graduate into the New Beginnings safe House, where they can stay for another 22 months in the transitional living program or move into another short term program.