POTSDAM – Peak Moment TV, WCKN-TV, Time Warner channel 30, host Janaia Donaldson continues her tour of Dignity Village, a community of about 60 homeless people on Jan. 27-28 at 7 p.m.
Dignity Village, located in Portland, includes a big greenhouse, showers, portable toilets, community kitchen, large community building (one of only two that have electricity), entry/guard house, container gardens, and a thrift shop. Any person, not just community members, can use the facilities during their open hours.
While finishing the tour, outreach coordinator Jon Hawkes lays out the five agreements residents must abide by, all forged by real-world experience: “No violence. No theft. No drugs or alcohol. No constant disruptive behavior. Each member must contribute 10 hours a week to upkeep and maintenance of the village.”
Residents live up to their name, providing dignity and respect for homeless people.
Peak Moment TV programs are available at www.wordpress.peakmoment.tv/conversations/ in both video and audio format.
More than 80 Peak Moment TV shows are available on DVDs which can be borrowed from the Potsdam Public Library, 2 Park St.