A HOME IN COMMUNITY

Rating: 4.97 stars   36 reviews

Issues: Homeless & Housing

Location: PO Box 1733 Corvallis OR 97339 USA

Mission: A Home in Community helps people with disabilities fulfill their dream of living in communities where they benefit from daily connections with others, while having opportunities to support and give back to the community where they live.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I think that AHIC is admirable because every dollar goes straight into buying a house in community that a disabled person can live in. There is a visible and permanent result from their work. Lives are made better. Our community of 70 people benefits from the presence of the disabled people who would otherwise not be able to be here, and the disabled resident benefits by being here in community. I myself learn a lot from Mike's attitude toward life.

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Rating: 5 stars  

What I appreciate about this organization is that all the money goes straight to the cause- there is no paid staff. When you give here you know exactly what your money is doing- making it possible for disabled people without the financial resources to buy a home to enjoy cohousing.

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Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Rating: 5 stars  

I wish there were more initiatives like AHIC, since the kind of work they do changes lives. I know this sounds like a ready made phrase, but in this case I feel that I can't find better words to describe what this organization does.
Providing a home for a person with a severe health problem helps not only that person live a dignified life until the end, but it also helps the community as a whole. We all learn how to live with, learn about, be less afraid and embrace the humanity, challenges and gifts illnes can bring. AHIC made it possible for me to meet and spend time with a wonderful neighbour, a brilliant man that lives with Multiple Sclerosis. In short, thank you to all the people that make AHIC possible. My family have learned a lot from being a part of its community.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I can't think of any change.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Rating: 5 stars  

A Home in Community has provided Mike a home, and a whole community he can participate in. We fundraise together to donate money to help raise the funds for AHIC. It is a wonderful organization, and provides a unique way of life for people with physical disabilities.

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Rating: 5 stars  

A Home in Community is a great nonprofit. I live across the path from Mike am regularly inspired by how much he gives to our community and what a great role model he is for the young kids in our world. I love seeing my donation dollars in action!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I really appreciate Mike's participation in the CoHo community, which would not be possible without the help of AHIC. He is an active and insightful contributor to many community discussions, sometimes hosting small meetings in his home.

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1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

I live near CoHo Ecovillage. Our family visits the community most days, and we end up chatting with Mike a few times a week. He has often contributed produce from his garden to community meals I've helped prepare, and often comes along when he volunteers his helper to help with meal preparation. He is always ready and comfortable talking to our kids when they have questions about his condition, his wheelchair, or any other random thing about his life. It is a pleasure to have him in our lives, and I am grateful to A Home in Community for making his presence in the community possible.

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Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Rating: 5 stars  

AHIC does amazing things with volunteer labor. The mission is inspiring, and the organization is incredibly effective at accomplishing it. Our donors have supplied generous amounts of money to purchase a house at CoHo Ecovillage, which provides a home for a tenant with physical disabilities. After seven years in operation, we've almost paid off the loans on the house, and our tenant is a vital and well-loved member of the community!

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Rating: 5 stars  

AHIC is an organization that gets things done. As a volunteer on the board of directors for the past few years, I know that AHIC provides valuable services with negligible overhead. We are helping to diversify and improve quality of life at CoHo Ecovillage, and we are supporting other communities in their efforts to be accessible to people with physical disabilities. A Home in Community is not a think tank with questionable results -- it's a "do tank" with clear and visible results on the ground. These results are all the more impressive, given that AHIC is entirely staffed by volunteers -- truly a heartwarming story!

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Rating: 5 stars  

The organizing is very well run. The volunteers do so much work for this organization. It is a great cause. It is inspiring.

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1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

The organization is very well run. The volunteer staff is incredibly dedicated. The cause is extremely worthwhile.

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Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Rating: 5 stars  

I really love being a part of a small non-profit that is really making a difference on a personal level. AHIC is a boon to CoHo Ecovillage, enabling Mike to be our neighbor and a vital part of our diverse community. More generally isolation is a common side effect of disability, and cohousing is a wonderful cure which I'm proud to be a part of.

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Rating: 5 stars  

AHIC is my favorite nonprofit. I love how friends, family, community members, and even strangers have worked together to make our collective dream for Mike a reality. Mike's energy, his attitude, and his commitment to community are a wonderful example for all those around him. I love seeing how my donations make a huge impact on so many people.

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Rating: 5 stars  

It's a pleasure to have Mike living in our community. He brings such depth to our lives, and models living a rich life with a disability for all those around him. It's wonderful seeing our community rally around helping those in need...something I cherish for myself and my family.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Rating: 5 stars  

My apartment at CoHo Ecovillage is the first apartment home that I've had in my 40years as an adult. I feel like part of the community at CoHo by enjoying the benefits such as friendships, assistance and learning from others while being able to give back to the community by contributing my time and abilities to further the goal of CoHo Ecovillage.

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1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

A Home In Community (AHIC) was created to buy an apartment at Coho Ecovillage that would be rented to a person with a physical disability. I have no voluntary movement below my neck, due to Multiple Sclerosis (MS). It has been a challenge for me to be engaged in my community. I am the person that has been living in the AHIC funded apartment for the last 5 years. This has given me the opportunity to live in a co-housing community. The opportunities to be engaged in Coho are tremendous. I can simply roll out the front door of my apartment and engage with my neighbors. I can simply use my wheel chair to attend event in the community common house and neighbors homes or just go outside and talk to somebody. AHIC has made all of this possible.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I don't believe that any changes are necessary.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

I am the current resident of the unit that was purchased by A Home In Community (AHIC). Living in CoHo Ecovillage for the last five years has been a life altering experience for me. I know and talk regularly with my neighbors. I feel like I am part of the community in CoHo which was never a feeling I had at the other places I rented. The community meals, community get-to-gathers such as barbeques, music events, movie nights, and work parties greatly increase my feeling that I am part of this community.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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