EDEN VILLAGE'S VISION:
To create a "Golden Rule" centered stewardship community that provides a dignified and loving community of hospitality to Springfield's chronically homeless population in an effort to meet the individual's most fundamental needs so that he or she, in turn, may focus on addressing the reason(s) that he or she became homeless.
EDEN VILLAGE'S VISION WITHIN A VISION:
To empower community individuals, organizations, and businesses to create their own visions for the village and its inhabitants within the overall vision.
• Grounds work days
• Individual projects
• Home Teams
• Community and individual meals
• Community events
• Microenterprise- Woodworking & Arts
• Job skill training (computer skills, etc.)
• Medical services
• Money management mentoring and workshops
• Legal services
• Health & wellness workshops
• Recovery support
SATURDAY WORK DAYS:
This is where we need the most volunteer labor. We have work days every month on the 3rd Saturday and we provide lunch. Come and leave when needed- even one hour helps. We would love to have you join us at our next Work Day. We are also in need of volunteers who can do labor projects during the daytime on weekdays.
HOME TEAM PROGRAM:
We are in need of volunteers for our Home Team program! Home Teams are a long-term volunteer commitment of 10 to 12 months. These teams are designed as a support system for the new residents and require a team of 3 to 4 people meeting at least monthly with the resident. This group of people will be given suggested guidance as they build a relationship with the resident. Their main purpose is to help the resident adjust to new life as a member of the Eden Village community and to help the resident in a holistic and healthy way to accomplish the goals set by the resident as they adjust to being in a home and part of a community. Contact the Home Team Coordinator, Kelbi Schlueter, at 417-288-8429 or fill out the form below to find our training dates or for more information.
COMMUNITY CENTER EVENTS:
We have a calendar of activities at our Community Center where you can join us! Dinners, holiday parties,
game nights, etc. Fill out the form below for more information or to sign up to offer an activity or program.