Bread & Roses will continue to offer hospitality, but in a new way.
Provide affordable housing to 6-8 low-income people who have demonstrated a sincere commitment to service.
Rent the rooms to low-income students, Americorps volunteers, and other community volunteers and provide an environment tailored to support their service and encourage collaboration.
Residency in the new intentional community will be offered for one-year commitments.
Residents will also benefit from the combined wisdom and experience of Selena, Phil, and Meta, the hosts at Bread & Roses who, along with many current and past board members, have contributed significantly to the creation of a long list of local projects: the former Bread & Roses Advocacy Center, the Voice of Olympia street newspaper, Partners in Prevention & Education (PiPE), the Drexel House, Camp Quixote, the Out of the Woods family shelter, the Family Support Center's family shelter (now Pear Blossom Place), SideWalk, and the Olympia Power & Light newspaper.