Saturday, December 3, 2016

Announcing Hope Family Village

It's official!

Hope Family Village (HFV) was born at Nick's Spaghetti and Steak House in Gloucester Point, Virginia on December 1, 2016.

You have been directed here from our web site address. Thank you Phil Trench for helping me do all of this so painlessly. Bear with me, it's not an elaborate site. More important, we started.

HPV has five co-founding families. They came together from the NAMI Williamsburg and NAMI Mid-Tidewater affiliates of NAMI Virginia. We discovered a shared interest in permanent housing for ourselves and our loved ones. Together, we have explored the cohousing and Fairweather Lodge models, practices and histories. Since July of 2016, we have been holding monthly dinner meetings to develop our vision. Last week, we picked an identity.

People will be shocked at what a small number will accomplish on a problem that has been wrestled with for all of mankind. We will bring something new to real mental health care. Imagination. A blending of the best practices in the world. What it will ultimately cost, as well as achieve, will be thought not to be possible. Hope Village is something new.

We imagine a neighborhood that accepts mental health and its care as our principal priority. The College of William and Mary, MBA Field Consultancy Program, five second year students, two executive partners, and a faculty advisor have been conducting a study to help take an idea and turn it into a reality. They have done excellent work. It's been a wonderful collaboration. The study will conclude in March of 2017. But, we plan to continue this relationship.

Currently, we believe, the first project will be constructed for 25 families.

More to follow.

2 comments:

  1. Way to go, Corey! Keep up this amazing progress. You're doing great things, and I can't wait to see this dream become a reality =)

    -Darley Twiddy

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    1. You were there in the dining room when we started thinking and drawing. Thanks, Darley.

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