Riverview Village Project – a community of one’s own!

Sent on behalf of Herschel:

This is an invitation to all those in Greater Vancouver living with mental illness to get together with me over pizza to talk about a proposed Village for the Riverview Lands especially designed for folks with such challenges and hopes.  We’d like to explain the idea and also  to get their feedback.

As I mentioned when we talked, the proposal is for an “intentional community” – people with lived experience and with others integrated in a village together, to help those with lived experience not only to cope but to flourish.   It’s a great idea, a community of one’s own – quite innovative although there are some models to draw on.

I have in mind, for a get-together, something informal – sitting around in a circle, eating pizza, getting to know each other, and exchanging thoughts.  We could also use some help with a photo shoot, but that’s for another occasion.

Could you invite anyone who might be interested in hearing about the idea to contact me  either by phone (604-922-7153) or by email (herschel@riverviewvillage.ca)?  We’ll probably have two gatherings, one on the North Shore and one in Vancouver.  We can decide on the specifics later.   With emails, could people let me know what city/municipality they’re in, and also what’s a good time for them, that is, when they’re usually available?  I’ll get those details directly from those who phone.   For phone calls, if there’s nobody at home, please leave a message with a number where you can be reached.

Many thanks for this.  People should also feel free to contact me if they have questions.

Best,

Herschel

Herschel Hardin, President

Riverview Village Intentional Community Society

604-922-7153

www.riverviewvillage.ca

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