The Village Hive approach is:
Holistic – multi-sector services such as social, health, education, housing, finance work together to untangle the complex web of social issues that keep families trapped in a cycle of intergenerational poverty.
Preventative – an ‘upstream’ approach that prioritises prevention and early intervention ensures children are not subjected to trauma in early childhood.
Co-designed – the knowledge and wisdom required to solve complex social problems lives within local communities. All community stakeholders have seats at the decision-making table and are the architects of the Village Hive in their community.
Sustainable – to create systemic change, we integrate Village Hive programs and services into the public systems and facilities in each community. Under a framework of integrated governance, the Village Hive is then owned, controlled and operated by the community itself.
Cost-effective – due to the emphasis on prevention and early intervention, the Village Hive costs just USD$10 per person, per annum for each member of the community. The Village Hive also results in a long-term cost-saving to society, with less burden placed on the healthcare, social welfare and justice systems.