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?
UNDERSTANDING THE NUMBERS
Youth are homeless in America each year
Children in the state of Michigan are currently living on their own
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…
The cost to SAVE ONE YOUTH from the streets…