Online Auction Fundraiser for Ozone House

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Even though we had to cancel the in-person portion of this week’s fundraising event, we are excited for you to raise support for critical youth services via our online auction that starts right now!  Thanks to our generous sponsors, and supporters who have already made pledges, we are over halfway to our $100,000 goal. The auction is live and will …

Important Event Update – Canceling the In-Person Portion of the Fundraiser

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Dear Supporters of Ozone House, After careful consideration and in line with the recommendations of leading health experts, we have decided to cancel our in-person event, Welcome Back Home – An Evening with Ozone House, scheduled for September 10th. As hard as this is, we know this is absolutely the right decision to make for Ozone House and our community. …

Back to School Supply Drive

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Students experiencing housing instability want to succeed in school, but it’s hard to thrive without basic supplies. Help us give young people the resources they need to achieve their academic goals. New School Supplies Needed:Pocket Folders for all agesScientific/Graphing Calculators (gently used ok)Tab DividersProtractorsPost-ItsScissors (Blunt and Pointed)Pencil Boxes and Pencil BagsGlue (Bottles and stick)Wide-Rule loose leaf paperComposition Notebooks (wide & …

“They showed up covered in rainbows”

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After a rough 15 months of supporting young people virtually, PrideZone was finally able to resume in-person meetings on May 5th, 2021. Our first meeting brought us six young people. Five of them were brand new to PrideZone. Since that first meeting we have grown like crazy! With 33 individual young people coming since we started meeting in person again, …

Open Position: Operations Assistant – Data & Technology

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Direct Supervisor:   Director of Administrative Operations Status:  Full-time; exempt; generous benefits package Pay range:  Based on credential, licensure &/or experience) Location:  Ypsilanti, MI Application Instructions:   Send a cover letter and resume to joinus@ozonehouse.org.  (No calls.)  Indicate “Operations Assistant – Data & Technology” in the subject line.  Application materials will be reviewed as they are received with a deadline of July 15, …

Statement from Local Youth Service Providers about the Harmful Impact of Senate Bill 460

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We are disappointed to see elected officials put forth Senate Bill NO. 460 that threatens to withhold vital funding for public and private schools if educators teach their students about some of the most painful aspects of our country’s history, such as slavery, racism and oppression. As organizations that work with young people every day, many of whom are young …

Honoring George Floyd with Accountability

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Today, we honor the memory of George Floyd and we continue our commitment to being people of resilience and action. We stand with Black lives and Black youth and we will continue doing the long hard work of justice as we speak out for an end to police brutality and advocate for the dismantling of systemic racism in our community …

Transportation Support is a Gateway to Safety, Resources, and Crisis Prevention

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Since 2019, the Youth Outreach, Safety and Transportation Program has placed Ozone House’s Transportation and Community Outreach Coordinator at the Ypsilanti Transit Center and on key bus routes.  The Coordinator’s role is to connect with young people and community members for outreach and relationship building, crisis prevention and intervention, and resource support. The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (AAATA aka …

Denim Day – April 28th, 2021

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Every 73 seconds another American is sexually assaulted. These assaults can include rape, child sexual abuse, and intimate partner sexual violence. Although only 5 out of every 1,000 rapes ends with a prison conviction, the survivors of these violent crimes are often left with psychological, emotional and physical effects. The very low conviction rate …