YOUTH NEED OUR HELP

This year over 2200 youth will call our crisis line.

You may not realize how many youth are homeless in Washtenaw County because many of them work hard to go unnoticed and try to blend in with their peers in the hopes of appearing “normal.”

Homelessness isn’t just about lacking shelter – it’s about being vulnerable. Since earning enough money for basic needs is nearly impossible, homeless youth often exchange sex for food, clothing, and shelter. Education is often extremely challenging. Severe anxiety and depression, poor health and nutrition, and low self-esteem also plague these young people.

We are the only organization in Washtenaw County providing emergency shelter, transitional housing, counseling, and job training to these youth.


WHAT RESULTS DO WE ACHIEVE?

0%
of crisis line callers developed a personal safety plan
0%
of the youth that left our shelter went to a safe and stable place
0%
of residents at Miller House increased their income
0%
of WorkZone graduates were employed or in school 6-months later
0+
youth are provided safe refuge by Ozone House each year

UNDERSTANDING THE NUMBERS

2.5 MILLION

Youth are homeless in America each year

38K

Children in the state of Michigan are currently living on their own

1300

Number of homeless or unstably housed youth in Washtenaw County


“Ozone House helped me get my life straight and move forward. They helped me survive.”
Read this success story

The cost to KEEP ONE YOUTH BEHIND BARS…

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  • $53,665

    per year


The cost to SAVE ONE YOUTH from the streets…

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  • $5,887

Ozone House is friendly and a place to go when you need a helping hand.

Former Ozone House client August 6, 2016

Your generous support ensures that we can offer a safe place and support – free of charge –
to hundreds of homeless and runaway youth in our community.

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