Connecting generations to address social needs
An innovative model
A Generations of Hope Community (GHC) is typically a new neighborhood which has been constructed following the template of the GHC Core Model. This model integrates program strategies and principles that enable all residents of the neighborhood to contribute to one another’s welfare.
Older adults provide indispensable support to vulnerable parents, children, and youth who, in turn, become instrumental in promoting the well-being of the elders as they age.
Years of study and experience have led us to recognize some core principles that are essential if a GHC is to become an effective caring neighborhood. The first two are philosophical in nature, the others are basic implementation guidelines.
Each of these principles (see indexes below) articulates a critical difference between conventional practices and what is needed for a GHC to be successful.