Be sure to read through the Visit Us page. Then, all we need is a letter from you (the questions below serve as a guide and it is best to address each question in some way, some people simply copy and paste the questions and add their answers). After we receive your letter, our membership team will be in contact with you about setting up a visitor period. Please be patient when waiting for a reply!
The letter, once completed, should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a family applying for membership please see our Family Visitor page.
Letter of Introduction
Please answer the following questions. Your visitor letter will be publicly posted for current community members to read ahead of your arrival.
Section 1: Personal Information
What is your full legal name as well as nickname if you would prefer?
What is your current age and birth date?
What is your gender?
Where are you coming from?
Do you have any children or are you currently married?
Do you currently have any pets? If yes and you want to become a member here, realize that you must get 2/3rds of the current membership to accept your pet into the community (nice, quiet, well trained pets are usually welcomed).
How did you learn about East Wind?
Section 2: Tell us about yourself (include answers to the following questions)
Why do you want to visit?
Where have you lived in the past?
What is your education history?
What is your work/ volunteer history?
What are your your hobbies and interests? How do you spend your free time?
What are your self care practices?
Describe your experiences working/ living with others.
What motivates you?
Section 3: Details
Do you have any allergies or specific dietary needs?
What are your vices, if any?
Have you ever been in a treatment center? If so, for what?
Have you ever been hospitalized? If so, for what?
Are you currently taking any medications? If so, for what and what are they?
Please describe in full detail of any medical conditions you may have.
Please give us a way you can be reached prior to your visit as well as
full emergency contact information in case of an emergency during your
Past trouble with the law will not disqualify you from a visitor
period or membership, but we expect honesty and such things will come to
light, in any case. Please describe in full detail your criminal
record, if any.
Do you receive any outside income— such as social security,
disability, child support, pension plan, etc.— and if so, would you
be comfortable turning that income over to community for the duration
of your membership after becoming a full member?
Do you have any debt?
Section 4: Membership at East Wind
Have your read and agree with our bylaws?
Are you interested in full membership at East Wind? You can read our
full legislation relevant to membership and visitor status here.
What is your first, second, and third choice of visitor period? (each visitor period
begins on the first Monday of each month)
Please feel free to add any additional things you think we should know
about yourself or your situation.
All letters of introduction are publicly posted for the community to read. This is our way to learn a little about the people we will be sharing our home with before their arrival.