(Please do not expect to be given a house, bed, or place to sleep right away. There is a waiting list for our housing structures and our shelter is only open in the Winter)
Dignity Village Inc.
Revised: December 30, 2014
What we do is based on love and respect for each other and ourselves. There will be no disrespect here based on religion, sex, sexual orientation, race, gender, disability, age, lifestyle choices, previous arrest record, and/or economic status. We all demand DIGNITY!
We seek to create a green, sustainable urban Village for those who are seeking shelter but are unable to find it. We feel it’s necessary to establish a community-based living facility where people living on the streets can have their basic needs met in a stable, sanitary environment free from violence, theft, and disruption of peace.
What do you want to expect from Dignity Village?
What can you contribute to Dignity Village?
To stay at Dignity Village, you must agree to and follow our 5 Basic Rules:
- No violence to yourself or others.
- No theft
- No public use of intoxicating substances allowed, except cannabis in designated area behind the Commons Bldg. Responsible use of substances allowed inside personal structures. No inappropriate behavior in public spaces due to substance use. No pushing or sales allowed onsite.
- No constant disruptive behavior
- Everyone must contribute to the operation and maintenance of the Village. Everyone must do a minimum of 10 hours “sweat” equity a week.
Additionally, everyone must pay the required insurance fee by the 5th day of every month.
We would like to see your efforts into becoming a member of the Village by showing us what your goals are. We will help you achieve these goals the best way we can.
If you need help finding resources, any one of the Council, Board Officers, or JOIN partners can help you. We are here to help you move forward.
I understand that Dignity Village is incorporated as a membership based nonprofit organization. By signing this agreement, I become eligible for membership, according to the terms of the by-laws and recommendation of the Village Intact Committee and agree to abide all contents of the Village manual. In addition, our participatory culture of Dignity Village, I understand it is sometimes necessary to convene meetings of the members or Village Councilors with less advance notice than is required by ORS Chapter 65. Therefore, in signing this agreement, I agree to forego and forfeit the rights to an advance notice of emergency meetings by the Membership or Village Council as provided by section 4.10.1 of the Dignity Village by-laws.
I have read the Dignity Village Entrance Agreement and agree with its terms, and I agree to live by these terms and the rules of the Village.