HOPE'S VILLAGE of
SAN LUIS OBISPO
Sierra Roots is networking with other communities who are developing the village model. Clearly, this is an idea whose time has come:
The village will be a model for sustainability and civic participation, with the smallest carbon footprint possible. As with an old-fashioned barn raising, building the village will promote interaction, cooperation, and a better understanding between our previously homeless villagers and local community residents as they come together to work. Previously held stereotypes will be reduced by this common effort: experience breeds understanding.
Here is a major endorsement from their Sheriff:
"As the Sheriff-Coroner of San Luis Obispo I see the need to not only help get the homeless off the street but also put in a program that helps them become self sufficient. Hope's Village appears to accomplish both of these goals. Even though San Luis Obispo County maintains a homeless shelter it is obvious this doesn't always accomplish our goals of getting people off the street and being self sufficient. It is not always possible to meet our goals with one program and we need different approaches to accomplish our goals. Hope's Village will help meet those goals."
Ian S. Parkinson, Sheriff-Coroner
For Further information, their website is http://www.hopesvillageofslo.com/