Many Lights Foundation is building Hope Lights — a multigenerational neighborhood where children from foster and kinship care find forever families, adoptive and relative caregivers have access to services to help them raise their kids, and seniors live with meaning and purpose by giving back to youth and families.
This innovative concept is based on a proven model and is established on the principle that a community of caring and connected individuals can heal and enrich each other’s lives. Rather than relying solely on outside services, the community itself is part of the solution. Staff, volunteers, and social service partners help guide the community in forming healthy, supportive relationships.
Planned to encourage communication and community interaction, Hope Lights is a unique and cooperative multigenerational neighborhood with 40 affordable residences for adults over 55 years of age and 12 homes for kinship and those families adopting children from foster care. It will include a community center, counseling and tutoring spaces, library and computer rooms, plus gardens and play areas. Universal design principles and green building technologies are incorporated into all design.
Community events and programs will be focused in four main areas: education, recreation, arts and culture, and health and well-being.
Hope Meadows, a GHC Community, is our inspiration and model for success.
For the past 18 years they have successfully provided community, permanence,
and improved educational outcomes for the children who live there.