About Village to Village Network
In 2010, the Village to Village Network – a national organization that collaborates to maximize the growth, impact and sustainability of individual Villages and the Village Movement – was formed. The Network provides expert guidance, resources and support to help communities establish and maintain their Villages. The Village Movement started with Beacon Hill Village in Boston over 15 years ago and today there are over 200 open Villages and more than 150 in development in 45 states and the District of Columbia. Village to Village Network and the Village Movement will not only impact Villages and their members, but the lives of countless families, caregivers and members of the broader community they serve.
The Village to Village Network is the essential tool that enables community members to build and sustain thriving Villages. The Network creates interactions that connect Villages with resources, education and expertise.
Through innovation, collaboration, advocacy and inclusion, the Village to Village Network expands opportunity, choice, support and care for all older people.
VILLAGE TO VILLAGE NETWORK CORE PRINCIPLES:
Practice consensus and transparency at all levels of the community
Support the practice and principle of reciprocity and the intentional exchange of ideas, approaches, learnings and shared wisdom
Create innovative programs that help develop Village leadership
Provide a forum for member Villages to share knowledge about their issues and successes