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 December 2015
New Life Village
New Life Village is creating an Intergenerational Community of Caring for older children and large sibling groups who would otherwise have little or no chance of being adopted together. At New Life Village, these children, their adoptive families, and the senior volunteers find new life and new opportunities.
Status: Operational since 2013
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
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
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.
Status:Â Operational since June 2006
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