The Unconditional Freedom Project partnered up with another nonprofit, Anderson Valley Village, to offer a unique volunteer opportunity to their members. The Anderson Valley Village (AVV) aims to strengthen the fabric of community by simultaneously supporting and engaging older adults. They provide services that help them remain safe and independent in their homes, and activities that bring connection.
AVV also aspires to build new bridges between generations and across cultures, and that’s what inspired us to reach out to them. During the time of COVID, people from all walks of life have been faced with isolation and a need for more connection. Through our Art of Soulmaking program, AVV members have the opportunity to correspond with Prison residents using our workbook to create a vulnerable, heart connection. Bringing together these two unlikely populations does transcend generational and cultural divides, leaving both groups with the feeling that they are part of something.