To dramatically reduce the number of children who have been in foster care for over 1 year.
The mission of New Life Village is to reduce the number of children in foster care by encouraging more families to adopt by providing these adoptive families a loving, supportive neighborhood to call home. Our “Home” is an intergenerational residential community designed for families raising foster and adopted children. New Life Village residents have either adopted a child from foster care or are in the process of doing so. Several supportive seniors also call New Life Village home. They serve as surrogate grandparents and volunteers to the children and to the mission. The Village offers a reduced rent incentive to assist these families and seniors. The Village also offers a program to support parents and children.
The Village was founded by Sister Claire LeBoeuf, CSC of the Congregation of the Sisters of Holy Cross. Sister Claire has spent her entire adult life advocating for abused and neglected children. Though never in foster care, Sister Claire, after her mother’s death when she was 13 years of age, experienced firsthand what it means to be in a family where one simply doesn’t belong. While we were founded by Sister Claire, our is non-denominational and we welcome residents of all faiths and family orientations.