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To provide a more sustainable housing solution that offers a long-term response to the homeless population impacting Cook County, initially, and then expanding to other counties and cities in the United States. Read more
To provide a more sustainable housing solution that offers a long-term response to the homeless population impacting Cook County, initially, and then expanding to other counties and cities in the United States.
Bootstrap Villages’ vision is to create a nationwide network of safe, healthy, and drug-free environments where people can live with dignity, learn, and walk into a brighter future. We build and maintain low cost, tiny house community villages for the unhoused, unserved, or under-served homeless and low income population. Our organization is unique, and allows us to serve the homeless youth, single adults, unmarried couples, elderly, and pets-those who sometimes cannot find help in other traditional housing services.
Benefits of our program:
A safe, secure and stable home base
Occupational/employment opportunities and services
Builds independence, and self-determination
Encourages contribution to the village and local community
Opportunities for personal growth and empowerment
No religious organization requirements
Additionally it will have:
A partnership with a local community center with access to classrooms and other services such as laundry facilities
Green space for gardens and outdoor activities
Opportunities for recreation, education, and socialization outside work hours