Tiny Home Community
Homelessness and lack of housing stability are significant challenges faced by the youth Pivot serves. We're not going to sit on the sidelines – we’re in the game, taking the lead for our community.
In late April, Impact Oklahoma awarded Pivot one of their coveted $100,000 impact grants to begin building a community of tiny homes for the young people we serve. Pivot's Tiny Home Community will address the lack of safe, transitional living space for teens and young adults living on their own without parental support, having aged out of Oklahoma's foster care system, or experienced involvement with the child welfare or juvenile justice systems.
Pivot is embarking on phase one of our Tiny Home Community. Phase one will consist of 10 homes, each one complete with a bed, small kitchen and a bathroom. The tiny home community will serve youth primarily between the ages of 16-19. Our ultimate vision is a community of 84 homes on our campus.
Living independently is one of the most empowering influencers to successfully transition youth into healthy, productive adults. When housing and basic needs are met, stress is reduced and youth have space to develop the necessary skills for longer term success. By continuing to foster trusting, therapeutic relationships throughout their transition, these young people begin to recognize opportunities for positive change.
This is the beginning of what Pivot believes to be one answer to youth homelessness in our community – we believe the tiny home movement is a viable solution to give a home to these young people who are desperately in need of a place to live.
Pivot is on the cutting edge when it comes to our vision of this community of tiny homes for homeless youth. In just a short time, our community partners have come together by providing in-kind services and expertise, along with supplies and resources.
To learn how you can partner with Pivot on our Tiny Home Community, please contact Melanie Anthony at 405.235.7537 or firstname.lastname@example.org.