Eden Village of Wilmington: Building Hope

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Aerial Eden Village Photo

As Wilmington grapples with the complex and growing issue of homelessness, Dr. Tom Dalton and Kim Dalton, Wilmington residents and lifelong advocates for the homeless, set out to create Eden Village of Wilmington, a non-profit development that provides permanent housing for the most vulnerable members of our society.

When presented with an opportunity that speaks to our mission statement and empowers our community, we knew this work was something we needed and wanted to take on.

Modeled after the success of the first Eden Village in Springfield, MO, the Wilmington project emerged through the commitment of the Daltons in partnership with our team at Thomas Construction Group, LS3P, various construction and trade partners, and student volunteers. All partners involved expressed their dedication to addressing homelessness and improving the quality of life for those impacted, while also providing an opportunity to revitalize a once-underutilized space in our community. This project stands out as a beacon of compassion, innovation, and collaboration in our portfolios.

The two-year development of Eden Village of Wilmington saw the creation of a gated-courtyard, pedestrian-only community complete with thirty-one tiny homes and a 4,037 square-foot community center. The SECU Gathering Tree Community Center serves as the heart of the community and is equipped with essential facilities like a kitchen, laundry room, co-working space, showers, and a medical clinic. The community center has become a vital hub for education, support, and engagement, and has proved that Eden Village has and will continue to create a profound social impact on the lives of the disabled and chronically homeless community.

The community center is well-equipped to be a vital community hub for education, support, and engagement. Moreover, the volunteer support has been transformative for Eden Village community members, with critical medical personnel onsite including physicians, nurses, mental health support, substance abuse support, and social support services.

The innovative design of the gated courtyard, pedestrian-only community, and solar-powered homes transformed the landscape into a beautiful energy-efficient haven. This has ultimately contributed not only to accessible housing but also to a sustainable future and the aesthetic improvement of the neighborhood.

Eden Village of Wilmington stands as a testament to what can be achieved when a community comes together with a shared vision of compassion, dignity, and sustainability. This project not only provides housing but has become a symbol of resilience and the power of collaborative efforts and selflessness. We are proud to have contributed to making this a reality for our Wilmington community.

Check out our work with Eden Village of Wilmington here.

Tiny House at Eden Village

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