We subscribed to an optimal well-being model that contributes to the conditions for community wellness and holistic being. Patterned after the 8 dimensions of health, Mantles and Makers designs programming and support for the spiritual, emotional, intellectual, physical, environmental, financial, occupational (i.e. entrepreneurial), and social wellbeing of marginalized communities and people.
Swarbrick, M. (2012).
A wellness approach to mental health recovery.
In A. Rudnick (Ed.), Recovery of people with mental illness: Philosophical and related perspectives (pp. 30–38). Oxford University Press.
Spiritually, we do all things with love and work to stand in the gap where there is absence or need.
Emotionally, we are building and refining the skills and ability to understand our feelings and the feelings of others while embracing joy and addressing challenges as they come.
Intellectually, we study, correct, and document our history and culture for self-reflection and to support a foundation of knowledge.
Physically, we do the work to nurture our bodies and maintain our most healthy physical condition through knowledge and wise decisions.
Environmentally, we understand and navigate the earth as a member of the ecosystem and do our best to take care of the world around us for ourselves and future generations.
Financially, we learn about money and finances to use these tools for our purpose and not the other way around.
Occupationally (Entrepreneurially), we are able to be the source of new ideas, goods, and services and can create new opportunities.
Socially, we believe that we are part of a village with local, regional, national, and global reach and seek to be in community with our village.
Services and Programs:
Our services and programs include local demonstration projects, affinity-centered support and networking, and backbone assistance.
Our current portfolio includes a community-based makerspace, Fab House, and the BIPOC Makers Collective in partnership with Nation of Makers.