About

Lifesharing //

Together with people who have developmental disabilities, we strive to create a community where each one of us can engage in meaningful work and feel like honored and valued member.

The home is a place of recognition and trust.

Family houses are home for everyone who lives here. We want to recognise our members and their special needs. We try to look beyond the disabilities in our search for the real being in every human. We try to listen to each other even when the words cannot be spoken.

Life is our teacher. Art, science, and religion are integral parts of our lives. We want to find out more about the land and the stars and about ourselves. We study, read biographies, sing, play, and dance. We love theatre and create our own plays.

We work for each other and for the world around us.

We work in the fields, households, and workshops. Everyone contributes according to their abilities and becomes a valuable and recognized member of the village.

We can only feel like integral members of society when we have the opportunity to engage in meaningful work.

We aim to infuse creativity into the rhythms of our life, which is why we do not have a TV. We take pleasure in watching good films in the cinema or organizing screenings at home.

Community

The Rožkalni community includes social care workers and their families, adults with various mental disabilities (referred to as villagers), as well as volunteers who stay here for shorter or longer periods.

Celebration

We celebrate Christian and Latvian festivals together, while also exploring their deeper significance. In every cultural and social event, individuals can feel a sense of belonging in today’s world.

Values

To ensure we can always take responsibility for our actions, we have chosen not to use alcohol or any similar substances in Rožkalni.

About lifesharing in Rožkalni //