What is the Cleveland & Woodley Park Village?

OVER the past ten years, communities all over America have been opening a new type of neighborhood organization called a “village.” Its purpose is to help residents “age in place” through services delivered by screened and trained volunteers. It is credited with strengthening neighborhood ties, linking generations and helping older adults and individuals with disabilities maintain healthy functioning longer.

Most people prefer to age in their own homes yet practical challenges arise. Villages address these challenges and allow neighbors to remain in their community within a supportive network. The Cleveland & Woodley Park Village, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is one of several villages in the DC area and over one hundred throughout the U.S.

Cleveland & Woodley Park Village opened on May 1, 2013!

We welcome hearing from people who want to become members and/or volunteers or people who would like to support the village by making a financial (tax deductible) contribution.

We are neighbors helping neighbors!

Cleveland & Woodley Park Village offers our heartfelt thank you to our fellow Villages for their generous mentoring, sharing of information, and passion for expanding Villages across our metro area. We received generous time and advice from Bannockburn Neighbors Assisting Neighbors, Capitol Hill Village, Chevy Chase At Home, Dupont Circle Village, Georgetown Village, Glover Park Village, Mount Vernon At Home, Northwest Neighbors Village, and Palisades Village. Cleveland & Woodley Park Village also extends our deep appreciation to Washington Area Village Exchange (WAVE) and Village to Village Network (VtVN) for their support in the lead up to our May 1 opening.