This Housing Unit Is Doing The Most Beautiful Thing to Help Foster Kids
A small housing complex in Portland, Oregon, has come up with an amazing high value solution for people in the community.
Bridge Meadows provides housing for the city’s most vulnerable residents; low income seniors and also families with foster children. The seniors get reduced rent on their apartments, but there’s a catch.
To qualify for the lower rates, they have to complete 10 hours of volunteer work per week, with their neighbor families.
The setup has given both the foster children and seniors a reciprocal relationship that’s having news outlets raving. The children get an improved sense of self-worth, while the elders are literally energized, reporting better physical and mental health.
Of course, other communities are looking to duplicate this program as much as they can. Beaverton, Oregon mayor Denny Doyle is already talking to the people at Bridge Meadows to figure out how they can have the same in their town as well.