Last month, PHB-supported project Bridge Meadows was highlighted in Newsweek magazine as an innovative housing solution for the elderly and vulnerable families. The project provides affordable housing for seniors and families adopting children out of foster care. Beyond that, the unique model creates a supportive multigenerational community for residents by intentionally fostering caring connections through support groups, workshops, recreational activities, and volunteerism.
This month, Bridge Meadows was awarded the 2014 Eisner Prize for Intergenerational Excellence, a national award that recognizes efforts to unite multiple generations – especially seniors and youth – and bring about positive, lasting changes in their communities. Read more about this award here.
This highly successful model is currently being replicated both in Portland in the recently-funded NAYA Generations project, and also in other states and for various at-risk populations.