Communities

New Life Village

The mission of New Life Village is to provide a supportive environment, within an intergenerational community, for children in need of a safe and stable family experience. The Village exists to reduce the number of children in long term foster care by encouraging more families to adopt or to prevent them from entering into foster care at all. New Life Village impacts the local foster care, affordable housing and opioid crises. 

The Village supports the foster care system by providing program rich, below market housing to foster-adoptive and kinship families of children, many who have survived abuse, neglect and trauma. Seniors living in the community serve as surrogate grandparents, volunteers, and tutors. Our community provides children a loving, supportive place to call home while they heal from the effects of their trauma(s). The village also connects parents to a community of supports and resources so that children have families that are supported and supportive.

Status:? Operational since December 2015
Website: 
https://newlifevillage.org/

Treehouse Community

Easthampton, MA

The Treehouse Community is a mission driven community offering vital living opportunities and community connections for all ages. Designed to support families who are fostering and adopting children from the public foster care system, Treehouse is a caring, multi-generational neighborhood. The community includes twelve family homes with three, four or five bedrooms and 48 one-bedroom cottages designed for seniors.

Treehouse 2013

Status:? Operational since June 2006
Website:??
http://refca.net/

Treehouse Community

Rantoul, Illinois

Hope Meadows was designed to provide community support to families adopting children from foster care. It is the first intentional intergenerational neighborhood of its kind, where the gifts and talents of all residents contribute to the well-being of people of all ages.

Status:? Operational since May 1994
Website:??
http://hopemeadows.org

Bridge Meadows

Portland, Oregon

Bridge Meadows was developed to support foster-to-adopt and kinship families. It is now three years old and is at full capacity with children, families, and seniors.

Status:? Operational since June 2011
Website:??
http://hopemeadows.org

Genesis

Tampa, Florida

Genesis is a small, intergenerational community in Washington, DC, consisting of 27 affordable apartments for seniors, for young families transitioning out of foster care, and for other families. At Genesis, neighbors commit to supporting each other and the community. Everyone has value and everyone contributes, whatever their talents.

Genesis neighbors regularly come together for large events like community dinners in the assembly space on the first floor and smaller activities like tutoring or occasional art classes in the ground floor activity rooms. On-site staff are on hand to facilitate the community capacity and connections that allow every neighbor to make a difference, and make Genesis a good place to call home.

Status:? Operational since 2013
Website:
https://genesisdc.org/