Why do we need the Village?
There are hundreds of thousands of children in the US foster care system, just waiting to be adopted.
(see our foster care facts page for more details)
Unfortunately, after the age of 8, or if they are a part of a sibling group, these children are far less likely to be adopted; the older they get, the more unlikely adoption becomes.
They languish in foster care, unwanted, until they turn 18, then are sent out on their own.
The Village changes all that!
It is the first initiative of its kind in Florida
Parents are found who are willing to adopt these least wanted children out of foster care, and they, along with seniors willing to become "surrogate grandparents" reside in The Village, an "Intergenerational Community of Caring" that also includes the professional support everyone needs to help these hurting children become whole.
The Village is a regular community in all the typical ways; all residents pay rent, work (or are retired in the case of the seniors), and go about their lives like you and I, but with one important addition: all the built in community (and professional) support these families need to best handle the many challenges associated with adopting these foster children who have been in the system for far too long.
"It takes a village to raise a child" - this is that village.
Note: Tour based on the concept, not specifically the property where located.
NLV now located in Tampa!
4926 Venice Lake Avenue
Tampa, FL 33619
The property is located in the Palm River section of Hillsborough County, between Ybor City & Brandon.