top of page

Our Model

Over the last few years of learning, researching, connecting, listening, and planning, we have developed our mission to fill the void of profound and catastrophic loss of family which unhoused people have suffered. Guided by people and organizations who have created successful, life-giving villages for formerly chronically unhoused people and intentional neighbors called to live along side them, we are delighted to become the first organization to establish the Community First! Village innovative approach in the state of Maine. The perfect incorporation of permanent supportive housing and intentional community will foster a restoration of hope, family, and love which are the most devastating causes of houselessness. 

4 Cornerstones
Dignity Village Vision.png

Permanent Homes
in a cultivated space

A village of adequate, safe, permanent tiny homes are thoughtfully arranged around a centralized common space to foster community.

Intentional Neighbors

After a process of thoughtful conversation, training, and engagement with unhoused people in the community, "resource-full" people accept their call to change their way of living and dwell side by side with formerly unhoused people. 

Chat in the Courtyard
Community Garden _edited_edited_edited_e

Purposeful Work

Villagers share in taking care of their community. Opportunities to assist in maintaining or developing the village or

learn a marketable trade will provide fair compensation.

Supportive Friends

A cultivated team of peer and volunteer supportive friends honor and prioritize our Neighbors' meaningful involvement within the village and greater community. They assist in connecting Neighbors to a network of community resources and accompany them on their journeys to meet their goals.

bottom of page