New Life Village Residency Requirements

Our Village Brings Together Three Generations of Children, Caregivers and Senior Citizens!

Foster-adoptive and kinship families who are providing children a path to permanency are eligible to live at New Life Village. Our Village offers children a safe and stable place where there is no stigma associated with being raised by someone other than their biological parents. A place where, through familial and communal support, children can heal and thrive. Foster families beginning the licensing process can apply for residency with NLV once they have completed all required Professional Parenting Training classes through their licensing agency. Families beginning the adoption process must have completed orientation and have registered with an adoption agency and completed required trainings. All initial leases at NLV are 7 months. Fostering families must have a placement prior to the expiration of their 7 month lease to be considered for lease renewal. Adoptive families must have completed a home study and demonstrated reasonable progress in the adoption process.  Applicants must also:

  • Meet the mission criteria
  • Provide a balanced budget in their application
  • Pass a Level II background check
  • Complete required monthly mission-focused volunteer activities
  • Demonstrate compassion and commitment to the Village’s mission

Senior Residents

Seniors 55 and older are invited to live at New Life Village and serve as surrogate grandparents, tutors, mentors, extended family and friends to our Village families. Seniors who live here participate in the Village’s Intergenerational Community. Senior applicants must:

  • Meet the mission criteria
  • Be financially stable and present a balanced budget in their application 
  • Pass a Level II background check
  • Be able to live independently 
  • Have a demonstrated record of volunteerism
  • Complete required monthly mission-focused volunteer activities
  • Demonstrate compassion and commitment to the Village’s mission

Steps to Apply

  1. Make an appointment to tour NLV with Natalie Gomez 
  2. Submit completed application and fees
  3. Complete credit report
  4. Pass a Level II background check
  5. Meet with staff to review application answers
  6. Sign Lease and move in

Resident Testimonials

“As a senior, to live in New Life Village is like being offered a chance to remain “ forever young.” The contact with families and young children is a joyful challenge with many unexpected rewards. When I first came here, I had no idea what to expect. I have since discovered a caring loving community intent on giving the best of themselves to make the dream come true.”

Marie
Senior Resident

“Five years ago I drove by New Life Village, then under construction. I stopped in only to meet a very compassionate director who listened to our family’s story and shared how New Life Village might be a fit. I was in the process of adopting my 4 grandchildren. I prayed about the situation and God opened all the doors. We were accepted to New Life Village and have lived here for going on three years. I can’t express enough what a blessing it has been for us all to be a part of this community. The village does all come together as one. We have built a loving relationship with one another and we all go the extra mile to support each other in any and almost all circumstances. Our children, our seniors, all of us are heavenly sent to play our parts in fulfilling Sister Claire’s vision of “It takes a village” to raise our children. Our gated community and our family oriented neighborhood is truly a blessing! The learning center has also helped my children a great deal. And with four children, that’s no easy task.”

Mr. and Mrs. Rodriguez
Tribe of Four and Bella our Woof Woof
Adoptive Family