Saline teens make time together count by organizing toiletry drive for homeless youth
YPSILANTI, MI - It’s been difficult to meet up with three of her best friends throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Maddie Nishioka said. In just one week, they organized a toiletry drive for Ozone House, collecting more than 3,700 items on Wednesday, Jan. 20. “Once the donations started coming in, it felt great for us, but for me, it’s not about how I feel,” said Maddie, a Saline High School freshman. Ozone House provides housing and services for at-risk youth in Washtenaw County, including an emergency shelter and transitional housing, a 24-hour call, text and chat crisis line, counseling, case management and job training services. For people to sign up, come out and be so generous with their donations is incredible.”For more information on Ozone House, call its 734-662-2222 or visit its website.mlive.com
Help those experiencing homelessness right now in Ann Arbor with these organizations
ANN ARBOR, Mich. Not sure how to help out individuals experiencing homelessness during the pandemic? These Ann Arbor organizations, communities, shelters and houses of hospitality could use your support. Here is a list of organizations around Ann Arbor helping those experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity. Temporary locations include The Red Roof Inn, Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church, First Baptist Church of Ann Arbor and Calvary United Methodist Church. Read: Volunteers help Hope Clinic provide additional groceries, services to community membersFaith-based organizationsAround Ann Arbor, faith-based organizations have been collecting funds, giftcards, food, items and other forms of support for those experiencing homelessness.
Ozone House Expands To New Facility In Washtenaw County
Ozone House is a community-based agency that serves young people with housing challenges throughout Washtenaw County. When young people arent housed and they dont have support they are at risk for exploitation, said Ozone House Executive Director Krista Girty. Ozone House is expanding to be able to reach more kids. Ozone House supports ages 10-to-25. For more information on Ozone House visit here.detroit.cbslocal.com
EMU alumni group donates $500K to Ozone House
YPSILANTI, Mich. – A group of Eastern Michigan University alumni known as GameAbove announced Wednesday its gift of $500,000 to local nonprofit Ozone House for youth in crisis. Ozone House is in the process of completing its new shelter in Ypsilanti for homeless and at-risk youth in Washtenaw County. Established in 1969, Ozone House helps local youth by providing in-depth intervention and prevention services and, in urgent cases, emergency shelter. “Providing construction funding for Ozone House and providing a clinical social worker to EMU are fundamental to this purpose. Ozone House helps youth ages 10 to 24 in Washtenaw County by sheltering them and helping them develop healthy relationships.
Ann Arbor-based Milk + Honey creates cakes, pastries for good cause
Milk + Honey is the brainchild of Rachel Liu Martindale. Ann Arbor-based bake shop Milk + Honey not only tastes good but will make you feel good. Milk + Honey regularly has pop-ups at local businesses such as Vertex Coffee Roasters and Blm Meadworks. And fairly soon, you'll find Liu Martindale and her Milk + Honey creations at Blm Meadworks permanently. For regular updates and to learn more about Milk + Honey, visit its website.
Ann Arbor-based Milk + Honey to have pop-up shop at Vertex Coffee Roasters Saturday
Milk + Honey will have a gluten-free pop-up this Saturday. Photo | PixabayANN ARBOR, Mich. - Ann Arbor-based bakeshop Milk + Honey will have a pop-up this Saturday at Vertex Coffee Roasters. To celebrate Ann Arbor Pride this weekend, Vertex will also have a rainbow latte available to celebrate the many identities within the Ann Arbor community. A portion of profits from Milk + Honey goes to the Ozone House, a community-based nonprofit organization that helps young people in the area through prevention and intervention services. Vertex Coffee Roasters is at 1335 S. University Ave.Read: Vertex Coffee Roasters to bring innovative flash-chilled brews, flights to Ann Arbor coffee scene Like what you're reading?