6947 Coal Crrek Parkway SE #208
Newcastle, WA 98059
Many Lights Foundation is created to provide an innovative model of intergenerational housing, services and community. The concept is grounded in the idea of families providing permanence for children in kinship and foster care through guardianship or adoption and living in community together with elders who volunteer their time to help support them.
The community consists of a common house, an administrative office, and rental housing for 15 families and 45 elders. The elder volunteers commit to a minimum of eight hours per week of volunteer activity in exchange for reduced rents. The common house, called the intergenerational center, is the center of social, cultural and educational activity. It may house a kitchen and a large multi-purpose space, and additional rooms for play, arts and crafts, music and tutoring. It is the gathering place or the “hub” for community events such as potlucks, celebrations and social activities.
Animals, Children & Youth, Community, Volunteerism & Philanthropy, Elderly, Women, Other