Our New Forever Home!
The land for our new FRONT DOOR has been purchased and the foundation has been laid!
Our FRONT DOOR is Always Open.
With our new home, we will finally be able to give more youth and families in our community the safety and support they need to not only survive, but thrive. And it can't come soon enough! Here's why:
- Two other emergency youth shelters here in southeast Michigan closed last year, making the need for our new facility more crucial than ever;
- We continue to have wait lists for our housing programs;
- Our current site on Washtenaw Avenue in Ann Arbor has never-ending maintenance issues that are costly and make it hard for us to provide uninterrupted care for youth in crisis;
- The quality of our facilities needs to match the quality of our services;
- The youth we work with deserve this, and our community demands it.
Our New Address:
1600 N. Huron River Drive, Ypsilanti
May 2018: We became the proud new owners of 1600 N. Huron River Drive in Ypsilanti after unanimous approval by the City Council and Planning Commission.
September 2018: Site clearing began.
October 2018: Broke ground.
March 2019: Foundation completed.
February – May 2019: Exterior walls framed.
May – July 2019: Interior walls framed.
July – October 2019: Interior and exterior finishings.
November – December 2019: Move into our new forever home!
Funds Raised to Date
As of today, we have raised just over $3.9M, nearly 80% of our working campaign goal of $5M.
We have set an ambitious, but reachable goal of raising an additional $1M in gifts from public support to complete our Front Door Campaign! If you have been considering making a gift now is the time to make it official! If you would like to speak with someone directly about this campaign, please contact Allie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 734-662-2265 x25.
Richard & Susan Allison, Campaign Co-Chairs
Katie Doyle & Mary Jo Callan
David & Jan Hartmann
Patrick & Nancy Paige
Our Design and Construction Team
- A3C Collaborative Architecture, Architects
- MAVD, Owner’s Representative
- Phoenix Contractors, General Contractor
Thank you to our Leadership Donors as of 4/26/19
$250,000 and above
Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley Foundation
Laurie and Tim Wadhams
$100,000 and above
Susan and Richard Allison
David and Mary Keren
Tom and Connie Kinnear
James A. and Faith Knight Foundation
Molloy Foundation Inc.
Kathie Wolney and Mike Mast
$50,000 and above
Affordable Housing Partners, Inc.
Ford Motor Company Fund
Phillip A Hoskins Foundation
Fred Lee, Jr. and Marjorie Dimaggio
Patrick and Nancy Paige
Probility Physical Therapy
$25,000 and above
Gerry and Lizann Anderson
Bank of Ann Arbor
Steve and Judy Dobson
David and Jan Hartmann
Kristin Johnson and Kelly Schwartz
Louise and David Lutton
Soni Mithani and Jeff Morenoff
Fran Petonic and Dan Reinders
Brodie Remington and Melissa Stull
Lynne and Lincoln Smith
Paul Ward and Laura Lamps
$10,000 and above
Azus Family Foundation
Joan Binkow and Daniel Chester
Jan and Carey Culbertson
Bill and Molly Dobson Fund
Katie Doyle and Mary Jo Callan
Galens Medical Society
Jeanne and Joseph Learman
Heidi and David Ruud
$5,000 and above
Elizabeth Downs and Rita Komives
Pamela Fons and William Marlatt
Adam and Allison Gacek
Andrew Gilroy and Laura Eidietis
Peg Hennessy and Larry Cohn
Emily Moore-Marshall and Tim Marshall
John Palladino and Mark Giesler
Tim and Shann Patton
Michele S. Swanson
Russell and Wendy Weiner
Zingerman’s Community of Businesses