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About Us

Siggy's Village is a collaboration of CAMHP Foundation, CAMHP (The Center for Advanced Mental Health Practice) Ohio, and Siggys Village Market. Siggy's Village administers the best of nonprofit work, with a retail store front, gardens and workshops, providing vocational training and day activities for individuals with special needs. Our mission is to address poverty and inner city food deserts, support neighborhood and individual economic independence and stability. Neighborhood rehabilitation includes turning vacant lots and buildings into verdant spaces and functional business enterprises. Individuals can better find employment in their own community and reinvest in their neighborhood.

The Triad Project

CAMHP Foundation, The Center for Advanced Mental Health Practice, and Siggy's Village Community Market partner to provide vocational training for developmentally disabled persons, provide fresh produce, quality baked goods and artisanal products, and help create employment for the Collinwood community.

Neighborhood Rehabilitation

Transforming empty, neglected lots with beautiful lavender fields, beekeeping and greenhouse gardening activities for the Collinwood neighborhood. Promoting Collinwood as a model for other communities to emulate and rehabilitate their debilitated neighborhoods.

Entrepreneur Assistance

Siggys's Village and CAMPH Foundation help individuals come closer to realizing their creative goals by assisting organizing and implementing pilot phases of various entrepreneurial endeavors.

Solar Energy Initiative

Siggy's Village and CAMHP Foundation are partnering with other organizations to bring solar energy opportunities to individual homes in Collinwood. Solar energy generation, storage and sales of stored electricity to utility companies are activities being made available.

Our Services

Siggy's Village is busy implementing multiple projects aimed at bettering our Collinwood community and enriching the lives of our citizens.
If you have suggestions for additional project(s) or would like to help or donate time or resources, please contact us.

Neighborhood Rehabilitation

Transforming empty, neglected lots with beautiful lavender fields, beekeeping and greenhouse gardening activities for the Collinwood neighborhood. Several buildings are being revitalized to enable shared office space opportunities.

Rehab Nation

Using reclaimed wood, doors, and hardware from abandoned county-owned properties, CAMHP Foundation's Rehab Nation provides resources and refurbished furnishing for pilot projects, green houses, and general rehabilitation of South Collinwood. Siggy's Village also provides training in understanding the possibilities of transforming mined wood and materials into new products. Only hand tools are used for this project.

The Triad Project

Siggy's Village and partners provide vocational training for developmentally disabled persons, provide fresh produce, quality baked goods and artisanal products, and help create employment for the Collinwood community.

Entrepreneur Assistance

Siggy's Village teams with CAMPH Foundation, helping individuals come closer to realizing their creative goals by assisting organizing and implementing the pilot phase of various entrepreneurial endeavors.

Solar Energy Initiative

We partner with other organizations to bring solar energy opportunities to individual homes in Collinwood. Solar energy generation, storage and sales of stored electricity to utility companies are activities that are helping transform the community to one that is green and economically vibrant.

Helping Other Communities

We promote Siggy's Village ideas nationally to help serve as models for other cities that are seeking ways to address social, economic, and environmental needs of neglected neighborhoods.

Vocational Training for Adults with Special Needs

Siggy's Village works with CAMHP, which provides mental health therapists, artisans, beekeepers, gardeners, and special education teachers and other professionals to institute vocational training for adults with special needs. Our mission is to provide training experience that is emotionally satisfying, enables potential for vocational promotion and helps increase participants' prospective earnings over their lifetime.

Day Therapeutic Activities for Children with Special Needs

Siggy's Village and CAMHP implement learning activities in small plot farming and gardening to effect child age-appropriate learning and develop skills for independent daily living in fun and adventurous ways. Siggy's Village provides learning activities in gardening, honey beekeeping, and fabricating natural products (soaps, candles, oils) from our gardens that can develop age-appropriate independent skills useful in daily life.

 

Training in Small-Plot Gardening

Our vocational training introduces our students to beginning concepts of gardening; from designing garden lots, through planting, tending and harvesting. Knowledge about plants, vegetables, soil, land use, green houses, and use of solar energy creates a diverse, stimulating work experience.

 

Siggy's Honey Bees and Lavender

Working with honey bees and lavender cultivation is a wonderful way to learn about nature and how we can interact and affect our environment in beneficial ways. Honey bees are wonderful creatures and critical for propogation of many plant species. In our honey bee and lavender project, students learn about these creatures, care of bee colonies, beekeeping safety, cultivation of honey, and use of beeswax for natural products. Lavender provides a healthy food supply and living environment for our honey bees and beautifys the South Collinwood neighborhood...part of our rehabilitation project. Adult students learn about honey bee colony and lavender field management. Honey and lavender are utilized in our various artisan projects.

 

Siggy's Fresh Food Market - Retail Store Front Training

In the center of Siggy's Village is the rehabilitated South Collinwood grocery store, first opened one hundred years ago. Siggy's Fresh Food Market is set to open in the early Fall of 2017. Siggy's Village will provide retail storefront training and administrative training for special-needs students. Siggy's Fresh Food Market will accept only credit card and Ohio EBT card payments. All payment exchanges will be completed on Clover an ipad payment systems. The learning with be fun and interactive.

 

Artisan Hand Manufacturing Training

Siggy's Fresh Food Market plants, herbs, flowers, and vegetables are grown on raised beds in rehabilitated lots surrounding the market. Some of the products, including the honey beeswax and lavender, are saved for our artisan hand-manufacturing training. Students learn how to preserve the produce, herbs, beeswax, and plants and develop products such as hand lotions, soaps, balms, teas, and sauces, to name just a few. Students learn manufacturing, packaging and labeling, shipping, as well as customer service.

 

Siggy's Village Bakery - Coming Soon!

We are working hard to install our commercial "cottage bakery" in the Siggy's Village Fresh Food Market. The cottage bakery will enable us to provide vocational training in culinary arts... learning food preparation, presentation and marketing.

 

Siggy's Chickens/Animal Care - Coming Soon!

We have chickens and will have lots of learning opportunities about how to care for chickens, and their eggs! Our egg-producing hens will provide fresh eggs for Siggy's Village Fresh Food Market.

 

Siggy's Peoples' Village

People's Village Provides healthy artisan beauty products, culinary sauces, and jams made from crops grown in Siggy's Village garden, knitted boutique items, and seasonal clothing. A percentage of our available items are saved and given to Siggy's Village visitors who are in need, when the items come into season.

Imagine the Possibilities

We are diverse, enthusiastic, dedicated to quality and committed to change for everyone's betterment.

Lavender and Bees
 

Lavender and Bees

Abandoned Lot Rehab Project
Housing Rehabilitation
 

Housing

Abandoned Housing Rehabilitation
Produce and Artisanals
 

Market Produce

Artisanal Products
Supporting Entrepreneurs
 

Cultivating

Entrepreneurs
Solar Energy Promotion
 

Clean Energy

Development

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