Initiatives in Development

Communities

A way of life that makes a difference.

  Locations

Listed below are several initiatives that have been set up to support a vulnerable population by creating a contiguous residential neighborhood, where multiple generations live side-by-side and support one another through organized volunteer service. Some initiatives have worked closely with Generations of Hope to implement the GHC model, others have created similar projects on their own.

  Our role

Generations of Hope supports and encourages widespread adoption of this model and the sharing of knowledge and experience across communities as they emerge. We do this through direct consultation and through our growing network of partners, experts, and resources, spanning fields from architecture and real estate development, to program design and academic research.

Bastion

New Orleans, Louisiana

Since the War on Terror began in 2001, thousands of military families have experienced severe, debilitating wounds from combat or the traumatic loss of a loved one. Bastion is working to create an intergenerational community to support the unmet needs of Wounded Warriors returning from Iraq and Afghanistan and their surviving families.

Status: In development

Website: http://www.joinbastion.org/

Building Ohana

Spokane, WA

Building Ohana is developing an intergenerational, intentional community in Spokane, Washington to harness the power of home and village to enhance the physical, social, and civic capacities of every resident — including individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities — in the context of a caring and committed neighborhood of support.

The Building Ohana team of architects, accountants, engineers, behavior analysts, teachers, disability specialists and families was incorporated in June 2013, after a year of research and concept development, as a nonprofit organization in the state of Washington, and is formally affiliated with Generations of Hope Development Corporation.

Status: In planning

Website: http://www.buildingohana.org/

Many Lights Foundation

Puget Sound region, Washington

Many Lights is working to create Hope Lights, a multigenerational community where children, kinship and foster-to-adopt families, and seniors facing the challenges of aging live together in a supportive and well-bonded community.

Status: In planning

Website: http://manylights.org/

OSPREY Village

Bluffton, South Carolina

OSPREY Village (Our Special People Reaching Out to Elders and Youth) is developing an intergenerational community for adults with developmental disabilities and their caregiving families so that persons with disabilities can live a beneficial and meaningful life, their families can be assured they will be cared for, and their caregivers can age well in community.

Status: In development

Website: http://www.ospreyvillage.org/