Waking the Villagehttp://www.wakingthevillage.org
Waking the Village’s mission is to offer 18 months of housing and support so that Sacramento County’s homeless, parenting or pregnant youth and their children can get busy living rather than surviving. Through Tubman House, young parents (18 to 21 years old) experience healthy living, intensive mentoring, parent coaching and college support so that they leave prepared to be leaders in their own lives, and leaders in the lives of their children and communities. In exchange for housing, on-site child care, and daily support, Tubman residents lead Youth Corps, developing leadership skills as they govern Tubman House and spearhead projects to build up their community. Waking the Village also operates ArtBeast Children's Studio as an income generating program to sustain Tubman House. ArtBeast is a drop in arts exploration space for children featuring an open studio, arts classes, and arts exploration rooms. Though all children are welcome to visit ArtBeast, special focus is given to creating an environment for children under 6.