A New Award for Quixote Village

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We are very pleased to announce that Quixote Village and Panza are the recipients of a Phoenix Award from BHR’s Community Mental Health Foundation.  BHR (or Behavioral Health Resources) gives Phoenix awards annually to “celebrate those who have risen from the ashes of mental illness and addiction along with those who have helped them do so.”  The goal is “to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness and/or addiction and to promote the understanding that mental illness and addiction are treatable.” (http://www.bhr.org/)

Many thanks to BHR for this recognition.  As Panza Board President Tim Ransom said, in receiving the award on behalf of the Board, village residents and staff, and the hundreds of volunteers that have made both Camp Quixote and Quixote Village possible, “Quixote Village has received a great deal of attention from local and nation-wide media as a possible model for housing the homeless in tiny houses since we opened last Christmas. But there is nothing quite so nice as being acknowledged by our hometown peers.”

We are very excited by the possibility that BHR will be able to provide its services onsite, at the Village, in the near future.  They share our sense of urgency that we need to more effectively provide services for people with co-occurring disorders–mental health and substance abuse.  Thanks BHR!


Spring at the Village

Spring!  Sun!  Gardens!


Quixote Village has experienced the same incredible spring as the rest of Western Washington, and front porches on the cottages are the place to be!




And self-sufficiency through gardening is the word from walking “green thumb” Sharon, who is overseeing the Village’s vegetable plot, just east of the community building.




Sharon oversees the Village garden.

Sharon oversees the Village garden.

A number of Village residents have planted their favorite flowers and vegetables in the small plots out front of their cottages, as well, and it is all about color!



Outside is the place to be.