#Winning2018 : Avalon’s Youth Empowerment Summit

Avalon Housing’s first Youth Empowerment Summit was a hit! It was much more than a day of fun and laughter. It was an event where youth shared space, while absorbing nutrients for their growth and development.   Youth from five of Avalon’s properties gathered for a full day of…

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Avalon at the Building Michigan Communities Conference

At this year’s Building Michigan Communities Conference in Lansing, Aubrey Patiño, Executive Director of Avalon, conducted a Harm Reduction session with Amanda Carlisle of the Washtenaw Housing Alliance, TaLasha Moore of Avalon Housing, Lemont Gore of Unified HIV Health and Beyond and Lindsey Bishop Gilmore of CSH. Also…

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Michigan Homelessness Advocacy Day

Avalon staff and residents joined their peers at this all-day event hosted by the Michigan Coalition Against Homelessness at Lansing Community College.   Avalon residents Linda, Sharon and Julia shared their stories with Michigan legislators, including State Representative Yousef Rabhi.  On behalf of the over 66,000 Michigan citizens who are…

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WHA Advocacy Workshop

Homeless and housing service providers as well as community members and some past City Council members were on hand at this workshop, designed to address skill-building and opportunities for advocacy.  Speakers included Amanda Carlisle of the Washtenaw Housing Alliance (WHA), who provided background on local homelessness and affordable…

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Radical frailty: reflections on belonging

Part of Avalon’s mission is to provide care and support to people for as long as they need our help, sometimes until the very end of their lives.  During this past year, Avalon experienced an unprecedented number of deaths among our residents.  These losses have hit us hard….

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Last year’s impact and what’s ahead

Happy New Year! It would be an understatement to say that 2017 was an exciting year for Avalon. While we celebrated our 25th anniversary, our founding director, Carole McCabe, transitioned on to new adventures as I stepped up to this new adventure. We completed a strategic planning process…

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Avalon, CSH and NYU present FUSE Key Evaluation Findings

On February 16, Avalon, CSH and NYU co-presented the key findings of our five-year FUSE program at St. Joseph Mercy’s Education Center. CSH (Corporation for Supportive Housing) has been leading a five-year national demonstration to create and evaluate supportive housing as a solution to addressing the needs of…

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Avalon’s Rapid ReHousing Program

Since the spring of 2015, Avalon Housing has been administering the Washtenaw County Rapid ReHousing for Individuals (RRH) program.   The people who are eligible for this program are experiencing literal homelessness, which means that they’re residing in a shelter or place not meant for human habitation, or they…

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Avalon and Packard Health Celebrate Health Clinic Opening

Called Packard Health at Miller Manor, the new clinic, located at 727 Miller Road, will enable Packard Health staff to provide comprehensive, integrated care to supportive housing residents who live at Miller Manor and elsewhere in the community. Since October 2016, Packard Health, a Federally Qualified Health Center,…

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Getting Involved with Avalon Housing

People, especially student groups and companies, often ask me ‘”how can we volunteer for Avalon Housing?” This is a great time of year to think about getting involved, and there is no shortage of ways to do so. Before you consider volunteering, it’s important to begin by learning…

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