Small Victory for Transgender Youth (and Adults)!

Katie Doyle General Blog, LGBTQ

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has published a “final rule” to ensure equal access for all persons in HUD-funded housing and shelter programs.  Before this ruling, shelters and housing providers could discriminate against people seeking shelter based on their gender identity. Since roughly 40% of homeless youth in the United States identify as LGBTQ, this is …

173,000 Thank Yous

Katie Doyle Fundraising, General Blog

On September 9, our community invested $173,000 in homeless youth through our Harvest of Hope event! That is a record.$70,000 came in the form of the Hope Challenge paddle raise! 2016 Harvest of Hope Paddle Raise Brittney Barros, our keynote speaker, shared what it was like to live in ditches, live in tents, or live in garages of houses where …

Huge gold stars

Katie Doyle General Blog, Human Trafficking, Ozone House Services

Our partner, Bridgette Carr, at the UM Human Trafficking Clinic recently wrote us to say: I just wanted to give Ozone House huge gold stars.  Too often we only let folks know when we are unsatisfied with things but I wanted to be sure to let you know how unbelievably impressed I have been with Ozone House this past month.  [An Ozone …