Avalon Housing, Inc.

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  • Reflections on Avalon’s Teen Group

    Avalon’s Teen Group is designed to be a safe space for all Avalon youth residents ages 12-17. We meet weekly at our Pauline Community Center for an hour or more on Thursday evenings. A typical day at Teen Group consists of snacks, group discussion, music, art projects, workshops, cooking lessons, video games, trips to Washtenaw Dairy for ice cream and occasionally, movie nights or field trips. It...

Avalon Housing, Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 3 weeks ago

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  • Why I’m Participating in the Big House 5K: Linda Rama

    The Big House 5K: Trail to the Victors presented by Toyota on Sunday, April 9, will benefit six local, non-profit organizations selected based on the support they provide to our Washtenaw County community.  Avalon is one of those beneficiaries, and Linda Rama is running on our behalf.  Here's why, in her words:  My name is Linda Rama and I'm running in the Big House 5K for Avalon Housing. I'v...

Avalon Housing, Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

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  • Housing is Healthcare: Collaborating with Packard Health

    One of our mantras at Avalon Housing is “housing is healthcare.” We believe that having a residence is an important foundational step for addressing one’s health. Many of the tenants we serve have lacked access to this fundamental right. One cannot get bedrest without a bed! Assessing and addressing the healthcare needs of our clients is a top priority. We find that the health of our communities,...

Avalon Housing, Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

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  • The Case for Investing in Affordable Housing: Danielle’s story

    Congratulations to Danielle Toth, Peer Support Specialist at Avalon Housing!  The story of Danielle’s journey from homelessness towards a new home with her daughters is featured in the CHCDF’s 2017 report, A Place to Call Home:  The Case for Increased Federal Investments in Affordable Housing.  The CHCDF, or Campaign for Housing and Community Development Funding, is a […]

Avalon Housing, Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

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  • Homelessness in the UK and the US: Translantic Practice Exchange Reunites

    Last month the National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH) invited alumni from the Transatlantic Practice Exchange to gather and learn from one another as part of the NAEH Ending Youth and Family Homelessness conference.  The Transatlantic Practice Exchange, offered by the National Alliance to End Homelessness and Homeless Link in the United Kingdom, and funded by the Oak Foundation, aims to deve...

Avalon Housing, Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 months ago

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  • Homelessness in Schools and Society: U of M and Avalon

    What do academic success and homelessness have in common? How can Supportive Housing services and educators help increase the academic success of children who have experienced homelessness? Avalon Housing’s Family and Youth Services’ Youth Programming staff and University of Michigan School of Education professors Simona Goldin and Debi Khasnabis have been hard at work over the last 18 months plan...

Avalon Housing, Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 months ago

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  • Reflections on ubuntu at Avalon

    Stop by Avalon Property Management some time and you're likely to hear a funny word come up in conversation:  ubuntu. Ubuntu is something we talk a lot about at our meetings; we even had t-shirts made with an ubuntu slogan on them ("I am because We are!"). Ubuntu is a philosophy with roots in South Africa, and in its essence, it means that we're all connected to one another. So why do we talk abou...

  • Big House 5K Run – Join Avalon!

    Avalon is thrilled to be a race beneficiary of the 2017 Big House 5K Run! This year’s run, sponsored by Toyota, will be held on Sunday, April 9.  The race starts at 8:30 am at Schembechler Hall and ends at the University of Michigan’s Big House stadium. In 2016, $115,000 was donated to six local, non-profit beneficiaries of the […]

  • Employment and Volunteer Opportunities

    Are you interested in getting involved with a passionate and dedicated team working to end homelessness in our community? Avalon is currently accepting employment applications and volunteer orientation reservations for our Winter 2017 programming. Volunteer with our After School Program Avalon’s After School Program needs just 1.5 hours of your time per week to help make a […]

  • Thankful for Strong Community Support

    We are so thankful for the amazing outpouring of community support around Giving Tuesday this year. Your support of Avalon Housing makes our work possible. With your help, Avalon provides affordable housing and comprehensive support services for members of our community who struggle with homelessness and physical and behavioral health problems. In 2016, Avalon has welcomed […]

  • Avalon’s Aubrey Patino talks with Michigan Radio

    Avalon’s Associate Director of Services, Aubrey Patino, talks with Michigan Radio about Avalon’s role in the FUSE (Frequent Users Systems Engagement) Initiative.  She also explains our housing-first approach. In Aubrey’s words, housing-first “treats housing as a basic human right, not a reward for clinical success” to support those who frequently utilize emergency health systems, are homeless and ...

  • Home for Good Harvest Dinner

    Thank you to all of the wonderful Avalon supporters who came out and supported the Home for Good Harvest Dinner this year. We had an amazing time hearing from the Youth Leadership Program, sharing a delicious meal, and celebrating the community’s work to end homelessness!  

  • Save the Date for Avalon Housing’s Harvest Dinner

    Please Join Us… …For our annual Home for Good Harvest Dinner. Hear exciting updates from Avalon, catch up with good friends, and experience a wonderful meal together! Thursday, October 22nd 6:30pm Zingerman’s Cornman Farms 8540 Island Lake Road Dexter, MI 48130 Tickets are $120 per person​ – Click here to reserve your seat! If you’d […]

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