Generations of Hope

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About This Program

Target Population: Vulnerable populations such as foster/adopted children, aging out foster youth, women ages 21-25 years that were foster children and have children, families of wounded warriors, and older youth challenged by autism or behavioral and developmental disabilities

For children/adolescents ages: 0 – 21

For parents/caregivers of children ages: 0 – 21

Brief Description

Generations of Hope develops and helps operate intergenerational communities of up to 150 people. Of these about 70% are seniors and the remainder families and vulnerable populations. Affordable housing is provided to seniors and in return they volunteer to support the foster families and children (or other populations). Support is given by mentoring, tutoring, socialization, and joint activities. The program is staffed by a small staff that works with all groups to increase and improve interaction. The impact of this programming is designed to augment any needed social, child welfare, and behavioral services.

Program Goals:

The goals of Generations of Hope are:

  • Provide a community that enables vulnerable populations to have a long-term relationship with seniors (55 years plus)
  • Enables vulnerable populations to live in a normal environment
  • Enable vulnerable populations to achieve normal developmental milestones and develop into positive young adults

Contact Information

Tom Berkshire

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: February 2017

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: January 2017

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: March 2017