What is CARES

"The command to love our neighbors lies at the core of God's plan for our lives, and when we follow this mandate, it changes everything. The journey begins when we choose a lifestyle of conversation and community over a lifestyle of busyness and accumulation. It's about making room for life and choosing to befriend those God has placed around us."  -The Art of Neighboring


"Apartment Life? CARES? CARES program? What's the difference?"
We're glad you asked!
Apartment Life is who we are, and the CARES program - carried out by CARES Teams – is what we do. 

Apartment Life
Apartment Life is a faith-based, non-profit organization that is motivated by the belief that every individual is created for genuine community.

CARES Program
The CARES program redefines the resident experience through relationships with a focus on increasing resident retention, enhancing online reputation, and improving resident satisfaction. CARES helps clients achieve their goals because relationships with residents aren't just good for the community; they're good for business, too.

What does a CARES Team do?
  • CARE for people in our community
  • CONNECT them in relationships
  • CALL others to do the same

The CARES program is carried out by a CARES Team (a married couple, family, or two single adults of the same gender). We strategically place each CARES Team into an apartment community to live onsite and partner with the management team to build community and serve residents by doing things that flow naturally out of the Christian lifestyle, including welcoming new residents, planning monthly social events, and CARE-ing for residents and property staff in times of need.

CARES teams serve a two-year commitment in exchange for greatly discounted rent on a two-bedroom apartment. For more information, visit our Qualifications Page.