The Dorm at New Journey
The dorm is our big project and initial vision. This is basically a BIG house that provides direct multi-generational support for a handful of youth aging out of care. Within the same domicile, we will have a host family, grandparents, peer youth and FFY living every day together and engendering family. The Dorm will be just a few doors north of The Hive and The Colony and all on the same property.
The Dorm will be set up like a house, just much bigger. The youth will be divided into 2 quad wings and the families will have their own suites. In addition, we will have a residential style kitchen and laundry room, just doubled up. The common area will include several seating areas as well as the dining room. An office for counseling and other business needs will be adjacent to a “store” where youth can pick out everyday needs and eventually assemble their graduation package.
The adjacent property is already set up with a woodshop and mechanic areas to let youth have hands-on experience with a variety of trade-related projects and maintain their own vehicles.
We will have livestock and a garden. These will help youth learn empathy and give them a purpose of caring for another living being. The garden will help youth learn patience and perseverance to achieve a goal.