2018 Class of Fellows: Housing, Homelessness & Shelter
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Who We Work With
Detroit, Mich., serves the community by promoting self-reliance; providing basic needs, including affordable housing; and encouraging community involvement.
Proposed solution - Cass Community Center - a space for individuals to develop critical skills, pursue creative expression and strengthen their community.
Plymouth, Mich., offers free services such as shelter, counseling, legal information, transitional housing and more to those affected by domestic violence.
Proposed solution - Open Homes – an existing platform on AirBnb that could be used to provide additional out-of-shelter housing and increase shelter space at First Step.
Macomb, Clinton Township, Mich., builds and repairs homes, while also educating homeowners to improve financial literacy.
Proposed solution - A streamlined application process and strengthened partnerships with the United Way and Macomb Community College could increase skilled labor and potential homeowner applicants.
Highland Park, Mich., provides short and long-term residential safe space and support services for runaway, homeless and at-risk LGBTQ youth.
Proposed solution - The Digital Platform - a virtual extension of the physical Ruth Ellis Center for the LGBTQ community, allowing members to access safe spaces, mobility opportunities and mentoring.
Lathrup Village, Mich., works with a diverse range of people struggling with homelessness providing emergency shelter, housing assistance programs and basic needs services.
Proposed solution - Ride-sharing Service – providing freedom of movement to the clients of South Oakland Shelter, enabling them to go to and from the shelter to access services.
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, ensures essential programs and services work together to improve lives and build community.
Proposed solution - Mobile Resource and Awareness Center – this center has the ability to visit communities, providing information, awareness and basic services to those in need.