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Villages NW – Our Hub



Villages NW is a nonprofit  organization based in Portland, Oregon whose mission is to enable more Pacific NW residents to successfully age-in-place by developing & nurturing a network of sustainable, community-based Villages throughout the region. Villages NW serves as Village Without Walls’ nonprofit hub and fiscal sponsor.

Villages NW Named Portland’s Best New Non Profit

In 2015, Villages NW, our hub, was named Best New Nonprofit by Portland Monthly Magazine!


The Villages NW Hub and Spoke Network has experienced exciting and explosive growth during its organizational development. At this time, with the help of Villages NW, eight Spoke Villages are accepting members and three other Spoke Villages (Village at the Falls (Oregon City), Rivers East (Milwaukee, Gladstone and unincorporated Clackamas County) and Rainy Day Village (Manzanita) – offer social activities and are looking for volunteers to help them launch. See the Villages Map page.



Villages NW purpose is to:
    • Create a Strong and Extensive Hub & Spoke Village Network to serve the entire Portland metro-area
    • Provide Coaching, Resources and Financial, HR, Administrative and Development Support to our Network of Spoke Villages
    • Educate the Public about Villages and Strategies for Successful Aging in Community
    • Develop New Models for Community-Based Collaboration
    • Develop Innovative Public/Private Partnerships to Facilitate Aging in Place
    • Create a Regional Coalition of Villages (beyond the Hub & Spoke)
    • Develop & Advocate for Aging in Place Policy
    • Support the Development of Shared Housing within Village Boundaries
    • Explore Applications of the Village Model for Other Targeted Populations
    • Negotiate Economy of Scale Purchases & Service Delivery

-Courtesy of Villages NW