Communal Space

A couch near a window, with candles and flowers on a table in the background.
Communal SpaceFunctional, welcoming and comfortable communal spaces create a context for supportive interaction, make parenting easier and minimize conflicts between residents. Intuitive, easy to use spaces allow programs to reduce time spent on rule enforcement and instead focus on advocacy. Here we explore how to make shared spaces work for people of various ages and with a variety of needs.