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Our story is a simple one. One woman, one idea, one plot of land. Since 1990, when a small plot was reclaimed in the heart of the city, ReVision Family Home has given shelter and hope to pregnant and parenting homeless women – its Urban Farm represents a growing appreciation of the land and the bounty it can offer.
Our ReVision Urban Farm began as a small garden in 1990 alongside the shelter for homeless mothers that is now the ReVision Family Home. With the purchase of three abandoned lots across the street, a plot of land was reclaimed in the heart of the city to become the ReVision Urban farm we operate today.
Since 1990, the ReVision Family Home and the ReVision Urban Farm have given food and shelter to hundreds of homeless families and provided healthful food options to thousands of people throughout the community.
Originally called ReVision House, the program began as a very small grassroots effort to positively impact the lives of young homeless mothers and their children. As ReVision House established itself, it soon became a shining example of the power that people have to accomplish great things even in the face of poverty. Concern for the nutritional well being of both the shelter residents and the surrounding community led to the creation of a small garden to grow fresh food. This social-enterprise venture has grown into the half-acre farm located across the street now known as Victory Programs’ ReVision Urban Farm.
In 2004 ReVision House and Victory Programs formed an alliance that led to a merger of the two organizations. Today the ReVision Family Home and its companion ReVision Urban Farm are two of the dynamic and innovative programs under Victory Programs’ umbrella of services. Through our new ReVision Urban Farm Stand located on Blue Hill Avenue, the bounty of these programs is even more accessible to the larger community.