The co-living of residents and their children in the home and care project functions in a pleasingly harmonious manner, with just a few exceptions. The majority of women who moved in at the opening of the house already knew each other very well from the meetings that took place in the course of the selection process of residents. They soon successfully built on these relationships and improved their social interaction with each other. As a result, sympathies and in some cases even friendships, were able to develop between the new neighbours or the users of the day care center.
The women organize their own excursions, for example to the nearby adventure playground or for a walk in the evening. The so-called "little forest" has been very well received, which is a child-proof fenced-in area on the property with many trees and shrubs, some of them tall, and a large picnic bench. The space, which is very close to nature, provides the ideal location for summer weather, for example, for children's birthday parties or playdates, and is frequently used, including, of course, by the childminders from daycare centers. Friendships have already formed between children from the neighbourhood and home and care children.
In order to build relationships between residents who might otherwise not meet, regular joint activities for mothers and children are organized by the Children's Foundation. For example, a large St. Martin's procession was organised in cooperation with the daycare centers as well as a Christmas party and a joint visit to Christkindlmarkt.
The women were actively involved in the design of the “little forest”. In this context, a day of action should be mentioned, on which anyone who had time helped to clear the open area in the forest from bad weeds. Project Partner ZAK e.V. regularly offers puppet theatre for its large day care centers for example the fairy tale "The Wolf and the Seven Little Goats". The performance is followed by a snack for the children of home and care.