Many Lights Foundation Washington Edit Name
Organization joined Thu, Mar 22, 2012 at 08:56PM UTC
Many Lights Foundation is building a multigenerational community called Hope Lights Community. This community is designed to support families adopting children from foster care, at-risk kinship families, and elders who desire connection and purpose. This innovative community will be located in the Puget Sound area of Washington.
Within this multigenerational community, elders are seen as honorary grandparents providing support and nurturance to children, while the guardian and adoptive families are seen as “grandparent helpers”, supporting elders in living a vibrant life.
A unique and cooperative neighborhood, Hope Lights will have 36 affordable residences for adults over 55 years of age and 12 homes for kinship and those families adopting children from foster care. It will also include a multigenerational community center, library, tutoring and computer rooms, garden and play areas. Community events will be educational, recreational, cultural, as well as being focused on health and well-being.
The Foundation is established on the principle that a community of caring, connected empowered individuals can heal and enrich each other’s lives. Rather than relying solely on outside services, the community itself is part of the solution. Many Lights’ staff, volunteers and social service partners help guide, rather than govern, the community in forming healthy, supportive relationships.
We anticipate our first families moving in by 2017.
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