1. This video about Cocoon House was created for the Fourth Annual Thriving Communities Conference, with a focus on Shelter, held at the Whidbey Institute in March 2015.

    Established in 1991, Cocoon House has been Snohomish County's only resource exclusively serving homeless and at-risk youth ages 12-24. We believe that every child deserves a home and the opportunity to achieve his or her fullest potential. Cocoon House provides youth housing and other critical community -based services to youth, caregivers, families and the community.

    Cocoon House - cocoonhouse.org
    For more information about the Thriving Communities Conference, visit whidbeyinstitute.org

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  2. This video about Hearts & Hammers was created for the Fourth Annual Thriving Communities Conference, with a focus on Shelter, held at the Whidbey Institute in March 2015.

    Hearts & Hammers of South Whidbey Island is a local non-profit organization that brings together hundreds of volunteers annually to help repair and rehabilitate homes of those who are physically or financially unable to do the work alone. In the spirit of neighbors helping neighbors, homeowners receive labor and materials at no cost to them thanks to the contributions and support of the larger community, including individual volunteers, churches, service and community organizations and local businesses.

    Hearts & Hammers - heartsandhammers.com
    For more information about the Thriving Communities Conference, visit whidbeyinstitute.org

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  3. This video about Lopez Community Land Trust was created for the Fourth Annual Thriving Communities Conference, with a focus on Shelter, held at the Whidbey Institute in March 2015.

    The Lopez Community Land Trust is a 501(c)3 non-profit, building a diverse, sustainable Lopez Island community through affordable housing, sustainable agriculture, and other dynamic rural development programs.

    Lopez Community Land Trust - lopezclt.org
    For more information about the Thriving Communities Conference, visit whidbeyinstitute.org

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  4. This video about Quixote Village was created for the Fourth Annual Thriving Communities Conference, with a focus on Shelter, held at the Whidbey Institute in March 2015.

    Quixote Village grew from the vision of a self-governing tent camp of homeless adults in Olympia, Washington. The Village consists of 30 tiny cottages, a large vegetable garden and a community building that contains showers, laundry facilities, a communal kitchen and living and dining space.

    Quixote Village - quixotevillage.com
    For more information about the Thriving Communities Conference, visit whidbeyinstitute.org

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  5. The Fourth Annual Thriving Communities Conference focused on Shelter was held at The Whidbey Institute from March 19-21, 2015. A 100 participants from across the Northwest came together and shared their stories and grassroots solutions for creating healthier thriving communities. A range of topics were explored from homeless shelters, affordable housing models, community land trusts, healthy and safe home repairs for the elderly and pocket neighborhoods. Workshops, one on one discussions with community leaders and video stories from our Northwest community were shared over the 3 days at The Whidbey Institute.

    For information about the past Conference, please visit whidbeyinstitute.org/event/thriving-communities-2015/

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2015 Thriving Communities Conference on Shelter

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The Whidbey Institute’s Thriving Communities Initiative is a whole systems approach that connects and supports informal leaders across and within communities through community gatherings, video storytelling, conferences, and projects.

In March 2015,…


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The Whidbey Institute’s Thriving Communities Initiative is a whole systems approach that connects and supports informal leaders across and within communities through community gatherings, video storytelling, conferences, and projects.

In March 2015, people from across the Pacific Northwest gathered at The Whidbey Institute for a 3 day Conference to share their stories and ideas about working within the complex arena of shelter. Topics discussed at the Conference included; homeless shelters, for both teens and adults, a community land trust, pocket neighborhoods, eco-villages, tiny homes for the chronically homeless and maintaining a healthy safe home for our elderly.

For more information about the Conference and leaders in this community, please visit;
whidbeyinstitute.org/our-work/thriving-communities/shelter/

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