SESLOC Spotlight highlights local organizations that make the Central Coast the best place to live.
Today we’re shining the spotlight on Hope’s Village of SLO, a sustainable community of tiny houses and resources to help support our local unhoused veterans. Founder and President Becky Jorgeson explains how the grassroots nonprofit is offering solutions to homelessness in our community:
Hope’s Village of SLO
Serving the Central Coast since: 2011
How many employees? 1
How many volunteers? 30+
What’s your mission? We are planning a model sustainable community village of tiny houses for chronically unhoused veterans and other people who have little or no income here on the Central Coast of California.
What’s unique about Hope’s Village? We are the only nonprofit in SLO County planning to house (not shelter) homeless people in a community village where they will be safe from harm, warm at night, and around others
What do you attribute to your success? All our volunteers are truly dedicated and in this for the long haul – we truly care and advocate for our people. But we could do none of what we do without our donors.
What advice would you give someone interested in giving back to the community? Visit our website to learn more. We are also working with the County on a viable permanent site for our village and are fundraising now. If you’d like to partner with us to support this project, donate online or send your tax-deductible check to Hope’s Village of SLO, P.O. Box 1991, Templeton, CA 93465.