New Life Village is home to approximately 60 children, ages birth – 18, many of whom are survivors of trauma and abuse. NLV is also home to 30 adults who serve as the foster and adoptive parents or supportive seniors who are surrogate grandparents, tutors, babysitters and volunteers to these children. Our program is focused on ensuring that each child has a family that is supportive and supported. The village creates constant opportunities for children and seniors, neighbors and friends to build relationships with each other. To reach these goals, the village offers the following program.
Community Wellness and Character Development Program
Onsite Family Support Services
New Life Village pairs residents in need of case work services with local partner agencies to ensure each family is receiving any available physical and mental healthcare, as well as educational and vocational supports and services available to them. If Village parents are supported and are accomplishing family goals, Village children will benefit. These case work services will also help each family to realize any educational opportunities available to their children including scholarships, grants, Individual Education Plans, and magnet, charter or private school applications. Our goal is to ensure that each child has a family that is supportive and supported.
Village Family Building, Mentorship & Recreational Events
Every week village residents, community partners and volunteers come together to provide children opportunities to have fun and build relationships. These events include pool time, craft and creative writing workshops, potlucks, community birthday and holiday celebrations, mentoring, sporting activities, community trash pickup and movie nights. NLV also provides programming for adult wellness including blood pressure checks, CPR and mental health CPR classes, life puzzle group, financial literacy and home buying workshops, prayer groups, kinship – foster – adoption support groups, bingo and more. Residents also regularly participate in trauma training and Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) workshops to assist them when working with village youth. Our goal is that children will build character, respect and village family values when participating in these events and that adults have access to resources and support to ensure their families are healthy.