The mission of Village Without Walls, a member of Villages NW, is to build a strong, lasting, intergenerational community of members and volunteers to ensure that our members can stay in their homes safely, affordably, happily and healthfully as long as they choose. Our network of trained volunteers provides safe transportation and high-quality in-home member services and village operational support. We organize social, cultural, wellness and educational activities to help decrease social isolation and promote village community for members, volunteers and the broader community through outreach opportunities.
Village Without Walls welcomes members and volunteers from all cultures, political party affiliations, sexual preferences and religions. Our communities include many different ethnic groups and races. Providing culturally sensitive services is a priority for Village Without Walls. We strive to understand the needs of each member and volunteer.
"Community and care are inexorably linked. Care can never fully be rendered only by expert providers in formal settings, but by a growing recognition that care is a democratic act that is about what we “give”, what we “receive,” and what we can “create” together." from the “The Unexpected Journey of Caring: The Transformation from Loved One to Caregiver.”
We support inclusion by being aware of these social influences and by accepting the individual choices that people make, even when different from our own.