Homeless http://wemu.org en Washtenaw County Presbyterian Churches Help Camp Take Notice Upgrade House http://wemu.org/post/washtenaw-county-presbyterian-churches-help-camp-take-notice-upgrade-house <div>An Ann Arbor home that serves as a beacon of hope is getting a makeover this week. &nbsp;Washtenaw County Presbyterian Churches are making a difference at a house that serves as a place for food, laundry and friendship for the homeless community. &nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></div><p> Thu, 29 May 2014 21:35:48 +0000 Andrew Cluley 46602 at http://wemu.org Washtenaw County Presbyterian Churches Help Camp Take Notice Upgrade House Washtenaw County Looks To Find Funds For Support Services To Help Homeless http://wemu.org/post/washtenaw-county-looks-find-funds-support-services-help-homeless <div>A private endowment could one day fund important support services needed as homeless individuals transition into permanent housing. &nbsp;In 2008 a Washtenaw County task force recommended a millage to pay for this work until the endowment was funded. &nbsp;The economic downturn killed the tax idea, but the task force has continued to meet.</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></div><p> Wed, 28 May 2014 21:24:07 +0000 Andrew Cluley 46541 at http://wemu.org Washtenaw County Looks To Find Funds For Support Services To Help Homeless Week Of Service To Help MISSION House In Ann Arbor http://wemu.org/post/week-service-help-mission-house-ann-arbor <div>The Ann Arbor area's homeless community is getting some help next week from local Presbyterian churches. About 300 volunteers will spend time working on <strong><a href="http://www.missiona2.org/" target="_blank">MISSION</a></strong>'s home on Stone School Road. &nbsp;</div><p> Mon, 19 May 2014 21:26:07 +0000 Andrew Cluley 46095 at http://wemu.org Week Of Service To Help MISSION House In Ann Arbor After the Snow, Quiet Afternoon in Ann Arbor http://wemu.org/post/after-snow-quiet-afternoon-ann-arbor <p>Downtown Ann Arbor is now basked in sunshine, and the sidewalks are cleared, but that doesn’t mean people are venturing out just yet.&nbsp; Main Street remains a little quieter than normal Wednesday afternoon, following another snowstorm. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 22:53:11 +0000 Andrew Cluley 42748 at http://wemu.org After the Snow, Quiet Afternoon in Ann Arbor Ann Arbor Little Caesars Store Brings Corprate Love Kitchen to Help Feed Homeless http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-little-caesars-store-brings-corprate-love-kitchen-help-feed-homeless <p>This has been a harsh winter for area homeless people and pushed shelters to capacity and beyond.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 19:49:19 +0000 Andrew Cluley 42660 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor Little Caesars Store Brings Corprate Love Kitchen to Help Feed Homeless Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, MISSION Assists Homeless living in Tents http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-washtenaw-county-mission-assists-homeless-living-tents <p>The city of Ann Arbor is now working with local non-profit organization <a href="http://www.missiona2.org/"><strong>MISSION </strong></a>as well as&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ewashtenaw.org/government/departments/port">Washtenaw&nbsp;County's Project Outreach Team</a> to assist a group of homeless individuals living in tents along the Huron River and under the Maiden Lane bridge.&nbsp;</p><p>Ann Arbor Police had previously visited the site and posted notices on two tents, warning their owners they had 48 hours to vacate the area.<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;MISSION's Vice President,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Greg Pratt</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;says public outcry helped reverse the decision. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Pratt adds they are assisting the homeless living in the camp with trash removal, and are also providing them with necessary supplies such as propane, batteries and foodstuffs.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.ewashtenaw.org/government/departments/public_health/news/2014-news-items/urgent-warming-centers-are-open-please-share"><strong>19 warming centers </strong></a>have been established throughout Ann Arbor and&nbsp;Ypsilanti&nbsp;to provide assistance to those that need it, including a newly opened warming center hosted by St. Mary's Student Parish on Williams Street in Ann Arbor.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Pratt says some individuals are unable or unwilling &nbsp;to go to such places either due to mental illness or the desire to remain autonomous.</span></p><p></p><p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 19:48:42 +0000 Bob Eccles 40835 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, MISSION Assists Homeless living in Tents 18 Warming Centers in Washtenaw County Help Keep Homeless Warm http://wemu.org/post/18-warming-centers-washtenaw-county-help-keep-homeless-warm <p style="margin-bottom: 0px; line-height: normal; font-family: Georgia;">18 warming centers have been established throughout Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti to give the homeless a place to come in out of the cold.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0px; line-height: normal; font-family: Georgia; min-height: 16px;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0px; line-height: normal; font-family: Georgia;">Executive Director of the <a href="http://www.annarborshelter.org">Shelter Association of Washtenaw County</a>, Ellen&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; line-height: 1.5;">Schulmeister</span>&nbsp;says shelter is available to anyone who needs it, and&nbsp;the Delonis Center is operating under relaxed amnesty standards through Wednesday.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0px; line-height: normal; font-family: Georgia; min-height: 16px;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0px; line-height: normal; font-family: Georgia;">Those in need of shelter can also stay during the day if needed.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0px; line-height: normal; font-family: Georgia; min-height: 16px;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0px; line-height: normal; font-family: Georgia;">Shelters will remain open to the public through Wednesday, although specific hours of operation vary from one location to another.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0px; line-height: normal; font-family: Georgia;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0px; line-height: normal; font-family: Georgia;"><strong style="font-size: 1.143em; font-family: 'Lucida Grande', Verdana, Lucida, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">If you nee<span class="highlightedSearchTerm" style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 170);">d</span>&nbsp;housing or shelter call 734.961.1999</strong></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0px; line-height: normal; font-family: Georgia;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0px; line-height: normal; font-family: Georgia;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0px; line-height: normal; font-family: Georgia;"><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">— Bob Eccles&nbsp;is a reporter and the host of 89.1 WEMU's&nbsp;<strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">All Things Considered</strong>. Contact him at 734.487.3363, email him&nbsp;<a href="mailto:reccles@emich.edu" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">reccles@emich.edu</a>,&nbsp;or follow him on Twitter&nbsp;<a href="http://twitter.com/BobEcclesWEMU" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">@BobEcclesWEMU</a></em> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 00:21:55 +0000 Bob Eccles 40795 at http://wemu.org 18 Warming Centers in Washtenaw County Help Keep Homeless Warm