Settled activates and equips faith communities to pursue home with the homeless through sustainable housing, purposeful work, and supportive community. In a "Community First" approach to homelessness, we see a future where entire communities model healthy relationships, productivity, and prosperity with purpose. These are places where everyone has value, is celebrated, and functions according to their gifts in a way that benefits the whole.
A "Community First" approach is an innovative way to address long-term homelessness by developing Sacred Settlements on available religious land in cooperation with a faith community.
Each resident has their own tiny home, and as a whole, the community shares facilities and amenities such as kitchen and dining spaces, bathrooms, laundry, gardens, workshops, and gathering areas. The land is managed by a religious or social organization to maintain standards for safety and welfare. Specially-trained missional neighbors live in the settlement and work with all the members to ensure that the settlement is healthy and thriving. Read more at settled.org.