Ozone House turns 50! You’re invited!

Heidi Ruud General Blog

Celebrate five decades of Ozone House’s commitment to the youth in our community on June 2nd at The Farm at St. Joe’s in Ypsilanti. It will be a great time for current and past staff, volunteers, donors, clients and friends of Ozone House to see old friends and meet new ones.

The family-friendly environment encourages everyone to bring their friends and family for this remarkable event.

For 50 years, thousands of young people have come through Ozone House’s front door to find a safe place with real support to overcome trauma and build promising futures. With a humble beginning in 1969 as a crash pad and a co-op, to 2019, with services and supports for Kindergarten through 24 years old.

Today Ozone House has 43 full-time staff and 3 homes. We have expanded our services to include 20 different types of programs or services, and have helped over 4,000 young people and their families just last year. We have also forged partnerships across the community to ensure that every young person gets the services they need, where they need it.

Ozone House’s continuum of care is nationally recognized as a model of innovative and effective care. Services are designed to offer youth the resources and skills they need to reach their full potential and contribute their best to the world.

As we look to our next 50 years, we see that the future is bright. With strong financial management, enduring community partnerships, and a never-ending need for our services in this constantly changing social environment, we are committed to standing up with youth wherever the future may take them.

Join us on June 2nd to hear about our plans to help young people and their families in our community for the next 50 years.   Please RSVP at rsvp@ozonehouse.org.

Event will feature:

  • Young people in our SpeakOut program will be performing periodically
  • Catered food, cotton candy, ice cream
  • Tours past our new home
  • Yard games from the 60’s (hula hoops, Frisbees, jenga, tie-dye, hop scotch, bacce, spin art)
  • Face painting and tattoos
  • Photo booth
  • Art Project for installation in new home
  • And more!