Phase 1 of the community is fully operational and includes 38 apartment homes and a wellness center which serve the community of 76 residents, 29 of which are children. Bastion’s current residents have a combined 19 tours overseas since 9-11 and over 196 hours of service in the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard.
“With the addition of these 20 new homes, Bastion is continuing to build on its commitment to New Orleans’ veteran community by providing more housing and more opportunity for our returning warriors and their families,” said Dylan Tête, founder and Executive Director of Bastion. “We designed the overall community to promote active neighboring to foster relationships that reflect what many of us became familiar with during our years of service – an intentional community of support. We’re looking forward to growing to meet the needs of this community.”
Bastion’s intentional community model helps residents close the distance between service and civilian life by empowering its residents to build a nurturing and positive community through volunteerism to each other and access to Bastion’s regularly scheduled group wellness and social activities, community-based supports, person-centered services, clinical partnerships, career services provided by NextOp and more.
With this addition of 20 new homes Bastion is further promoting its mission and embedding itself as an invaluable resource and hub for our city’s veterans.
About Bastion Community of Resilience
Bastion Community of Resilience is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is building an intentionally designed neighborhood in New Orleans for returning warriors and their families with lifelong rehabilitative needs. Through Bastion’s powerful community model that empowers neighbors as volunteers in a warrior’s care plan, the community will sustain a thriving recovery from the wounds and casualties of war. More information at www.joinbastion.org.