Visalia Non-Profits to Break Ground on Historic Permanent Housing Community – Hosting Renowned NYT Best-Seller and Founder Of Love Does At Summer Soirée

Salt + Light and Self-Help Enterprises break ground August 25, 2022 at 10am on Riggin and Florence Avenue in Goshen. The partnership is developing the first permanent, supportive housing community of its kind for those experiencing homelessness in the State of California.

“Self-Help Enterprises is excited to work with Salt + Light to build their first project in Goshen. We are committed to expanding our impact on the homelessness challenge through dynamic partnerships with mission-driven organizations like ours,” said Tom Collishaw, President and CEO of SHE

Salt + Light, founded in 2019, is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to addressing the homeless crisis in the Central Valley. The Neighborhood Village boasts a 52-unit master-planned, permanent supportive housing community designed to lift our neighbors experiencing homelessness up off of the streets, modeled after the nation’s first innovative community of this type, Community First! Village in Austin,Texas.

The vision behind Salt + Light is to empower people into a lifestyle of service with people experiencing homelessness and to shift cultural perception around this crisis. Providing dignity and care in a safe and relational community setting is how Salt + Light is making a difference and the organization is asking for your community-wide support in joining the movement.

The next evening Salt + Light will host renowned keynote speaker and NYT best-selling author Bob Goff, founder of international non-profit Love Does at their second annual major fundraising event. The Santorini-themed Summer Soirée will be held in the Exhibit Hall of the Visalia Convention Center on Friday, August 26th, 2022 at 5:30pm. For more information visit

“In the spirit of changing the landscape of Tulare County for the better forever, we are asking the Central Valley Community at large to support Salt + Light, allowing us to continue this important work,” says Adrianne Hillman, founder of S+L. “Many hands make LIGHT work, and we ask you to join us in making our home a better place for all of our neighbors. One of the ways people can help is to come to our second Summer Soirée fundraiser, enjoy a spectacular evening and find out what Salt + Light is doing to address the crisis of homelessness.”

About Self Help Enterprise

Self-Help Enterprises (SHE) is a nationally recognized community development organization whose mission is to work together with low-income families to build and sustain healthy homes and communities. The pioneer and leading provider of mutual self-help housing in the United States, SHE’s efforts today encompass a range of efforts to build better homes and communities for farmworkers and other hard-working families. Since 1965, SHE has helped more than 6,400 families to build their own homes, rehabilitated over 6,800 unsafe homes, developed over 2,000 units of affordable rental housing, and has provided technical assistance for reliable access to safe drinking water and sanitary sewer infrastructures which has affected the lives of over 33,000 individuals in 160 small communities. SHE’s commitment to providing resources and training for individuals builds the capacity of highly effective leaders in communities that also promote collaborative solutions for improving communities. These combined efforts have touched the lives of over 65,000 families, providing security and stability for families and building more productive communities.

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  1. I’m happy there helping people but there should be a requirement to work and pay for their homes. And should be kicked out if they do drugs or involved in gangs or thefts. You have to have very strick standards. There’s alot of people working and can’t afford a home that need help.

  2. Will the home owners living near this disaster be compensated for their reduced property values?

  3. Need application for my disabled 31 year old son and a live in care provider. He is homeless and disabled. Can you help anywhere in tulare county.

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