At the Good Samaritan Project, we believe in the strength of community and the transformative power of support. The "It Takes A Village" program is inspired by the profound African proverb, "It takes a village to raise a child," our program is dedicated to establishing a nurturing and supportive environment for families within our community.
Central to this initiative is the understanding that a child thrives when surrounded by a caring community. To bring this philosophy to life, our program aims to engage various sectors of society, including institutions of learning, government, religion, media, and, most importantly, our local community.
The "It Takes A Village" program is designed to address the holistic needs of the family unit. Recognizing the intricate connection between the well-being of children and the overall health of the family, our program introduces quality programming for every family member. Beginning with shared meals to foster a sense of togetherness and community bonding, the program unfolds into a spectrum of carefully curated activities for children, youth, and adults alike. Adults will have access to programs covering essential topics such as budgeting, mental health, parenting, and more. We believe that by addressing the needs of each family member, we can create an environment conducive to positive outcomes for both the family and our community at large.
The program also aims to establish a community garden as part of the "It Takes A Village" initiative. This garden serves a dual purpose, promoting healthy eating habits and fostering a sense of community pride. We envision this space as a hub where families can come together, not only to cultivate nutritious food but also to nurture a strong sense of belonging and shared responsibility.
The "It Takes A Village" program embodies the belief that positive change happens when a community comes together to support its members. By addressing educational, nutritional, and support needs, we aim to create a thriving community where every family has the resources and encouragement needed to succeed. Join us in building a stronger, more connected community through the It Takes A Village program. Together, we can make a lasting impact on the lives of families in our community.
This meeting aims to provide an opportunity for residents to learn more about the program, share their thoughts, and actively participate in shaping the future of their community.
The ITAV Community Meeting is attended by the Romney Meadow residents, Romney Meadows Management, and Property Owners. The meeting aims to introduce the comprehensive program to the residents of Romney Meadows, emphasizing the importance of community collaboration
Kwanzaa celebration and launch of "It Takes A Village" program to the community.
Paula Davis, the Good Samaritan Founder, has a meeting with the management of Romney Meadows to discuss the opportunities and programs of ITAV. Paula also reached out to Institutions/Organizations that can provide support to the residents of Romney Meadows.
Families at Romney Meadows believe in a better tomorrow for their kids as the new program "It Takes a Village" brings new resources to the community.
Kwanzaa is a holiday rooted in the community. This year, the Good Samaritan Project is applying the seven principles to uplift families in Romney Meadows
This year's Kwanzaa celebration is not just about festivities; it's an opportunity for our community to come together in the spirit of Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics), the fourth principle of Kwanzaa. Ujamaa emphasizes the commitment to the practice of shared social wealth and the collective work necessary to achieve it. It is a call to embody the spirit of familyhood, where we share the responsibilities and rewards as a community.
Sip, Savor, and Shop! Join us at Blooms & Petals for our Annual Hot Chocolate and Bake Sale on December 2nd. Experience enchanting flower demonstrations, indulge in rich hot chocolate, delight in irresistible baked goods, and discover the perfect holiday gifts. It's a festive affair you won't want to miss!