Black History Month exhibit for youth at Ozone House

Ozone House General Blog

Erica Odum, our Residential Coordinator, created a Black History Month installation at our main facility for youth living onsite to come and learn more about lesser known influential Black figures throughout our nation’s history. 

Community Change Maker Program Spotlight: SURE Moms

Florence Roberson speaks to attendees of the SURE Moms peer support group in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on January 15, 2020. Seth Herald for The Trace

“Sisters United Resilient and Empowered (SURE) is a peer support group for mothers of youth within the juvenile justice system. Facilitated by an Outreach Worker, SURE meets weekly with Moms. The group focuses on providing a space to listen, encourage, teach, and learn from each other’s experience. In addition to providing one-to-one support and community building among mothers in our target communities, SURE Moms also serve as a vehicle for family engagement and feedback to the justice system. Sharing their family’s stories and helping to implement youth violence prevention plans, they coordinate community mobilization, social intervention, and organizational change to address youth, crime and violence.” – Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office

Read more about how SURE Moms is lowering juvenile crime and recidivism by providing mothers of young people connected to area violence with counseling and support.