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CoLiving Network is an innovative community program that facilitates and supports the formation of household learning communities where residents struggling with addiction, homelessness, and mental illness can learn the skills for sustainable and stable living by helping each other.






 



What It Is

 

CoLiving Network currently coaches two homes.  One each for women, men, and women.

 

Residents come from homelessness, abuse, or addiction challenges. They become a part of a self-supporting, self-run community committed to living and learning a drug-free lifestyle together. Residents must vacate and make room for someone else if they don't follow agreed on rules or use drugs.

 


How It Works

 

Screened program participants pay a very affordable monthly fee for a shared or private room.

A CoLiving Coach regularly visits each home and attends house meetings.  The coach coaches residents on day-to-day living and assists them in developing a practical plan for how to move ahead in their lives. Those in need of work are supported to find job opportunities, and those that receive benefits are expected to contribute to the local community. In addition, each resident also contributes to the household by being either the organizer, the treasurer, the gardener, the house cleaner, the cook, a peer-counselor, or a good neighbor, then teaching it to the others. Residents can graduate the program with a savings account, good habits, a support network, good references, and the skills to succeed.

 

Why It Works

 

The CoLiving Network method empowers by combining the factors required for success. It is available to residents who have been turned down elsewhere and then connects affordable housing with a lifestyle that can sustain it. Residents learn by actively supporting each other to move in the direction of a sober and fulfilling way of life. 

CoLiving Network combines community support with a program based on drug-free healthy living, safe affordable housing, democratic responsibility, giving to others, life skills training, and job opportunity. These factors make it possible to achieve success. The CoLiving Method is a synthesis of behavioral science and shared housing solutions. It is modeled after the highly successful Oxford House www.oxfordhouse.org.

                             Contact Information:

 

www.colivingnetwork.org



Program Facilitator and Life Coach

Greg Zaller

gregzaller@gmail.com

(530) 265-2345

Greg is the president and founder of CoLiving Network, has a master=s degree in science teaching, and is a credentialed teacher. He has been a home builder and contractor

 for 30 years, and has set up and runs a  women's cooperative school system in Pakistan: www.lwco.org. 

Greg is currently in a leadership program with Coach Training International, and studying to be a certified yoga teacher and a real estate broker.

 

CoLiving Network is part of Creative Learning Adventures 501(C)3 Tax ID 20‑3261311

 

 

 


 

CoLiving Network is an  community program that facilitates and supports the formation of household learning communities where residents struggling with addiction, homelessness, abuse and mental illness gain the skills for sustainable and stable living by helping each other.


 

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