Neighborhood Living Room
Aurora Commons is a welcoming space for our unhoused neighbors to rest, prepare a meal, connect to resources and collectively create a healthy and vibrant community. We seek to be a space for authenticity and conversation, to bring the wider community to the table to learn from one another, to be transformed by one another, and to embrace one another.
We dive into the messiness of what the day brings, we make food, share the table, grieve with one another and celebrate together. The Commons' desire is to be a space where hope overrides fear, where community staves off isolation, and dignity is offered to all.
Offering a beautiful, safe and hospitable space is central to the heart of the the Aurora Commons.
A place where strangers become friends, where societal norms are challenged and vulnerability is welcomed.
We accompany people in the often overwhelming and confusing process of connecting to resources.
We seek to offer the space and relationships in people's lives that calls out their beauty, their gifts, and gently asks them to dream.
While people can experience belonging in a moment, transformation takes place over time as people experience a consistent, loving presence and are able to build trust. Trust leads to transformed lives. Transformed lives are often a longterm investment, but one that we are fully committed to, for we have seen our investment alter the course of countless lives, including our own. Ellie Vizellle says “the opposite of love is not hate, it is indifference.” May we all continue to lean into those places in our hearts that refuse to sit idly by.
We are inviting you
to visit us, become our community, and inspire hope. Aurora Commons wants to safely bridge vital resources to hundreds of people in need. They depend greatly on the generosity of supporters like you.
Thank you for giving! Because of you, people have a safe space to be known, cared for, and loved.