A self-run healing village for the un-housed and struggling in New Orleans
Our mission is to facilitate the journey from homelessness and near homelessness towards a fulfilling life.
Santosha Village aspires to be the first tiny house urban village of 25 units in New Orleans.
It is a 2 year experiential living program designed to support a journey for its residents towards living a fulfilling life through hyper-affordable housing and,potential home ownership, self-reliance, integrated wellness, as well opportunities to operate micro businesses.
Our residents would be comprised of individuals inspired to live communally within a smaller footprint, while also improving their housing situation and well-being. The Village community is open to the inclusion of those individuals and couples with jobs that are pressed to make ends meet and anyone formerly unhoused seeking an opportunity for true change. The village will also be open to other people who are struggling, such as students,artists,musicians, culture bearers and potentially those involved in social programs, such as studying social work or involved in Americorp.
With a fenced perimeter, common spaces, cooking facilities, gardens, and programming, the village with encourage interaction among residents. Learn more.
Integrated Mental Wellness
At the heart of village is our custom wellness program that will help provide a space for healing. Learn more.
We use a unique micro-business program that focuses on small, cottage businesses and trade skills that can generate daily living wages with a low overhead. Learn more.
An affordable, safe environment with individual privacy, ample storage, & unlimited stay
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