The 2019 RAAH Annual Meeting on September 26 celebrated 20 years of advocacy, Fundraising and education. Those in attendance learned about the work of Unified Health HIV and Beyond (UHHB) from the executive director, Linda Bielskis and heard how one man's life had improved thanks to short term housing assistance funded by your donations to RAAH's current Capital Campaign. Mary Browning, one of the founders of RAAH, received the Barbara Wykes Award to honor her years of service to RAAH and the community. Thanks to Congregation Beth Israel for hosting a lovely event.
Thanks to the generosity of RAAH's supporters, We were able to present UHHB with a check for $10,000 for the continuation of their supportive housing work for an extremely vulnerable population.
The City of Ann Arbor is beginning an affordable housing public engagement process related to two vacant city-owned lots at 350 S. 5th ave and 415 W Washington. Community discussions will be held as follows:
Thursday Dec. 5 at DDA offices 150 S Fifth Ave., suite 301; 5PM - 9PM
Friday Dec 6 at Downtown Ann Arbor Library 3rd Floor 12 Noon - 4 PM
Saturday Dec 7 at Ann Arbor YMCA, Michigan Room 9 AM-1 PM
Sunday Dec 8 at Cirq, 210 S First St. 12 noon - 4 PM
Monday Dec 9 at Downtown Ann Arbor Library, 3rd Floor 9 AM -1 P
Theater Night Out at Purple Rose
RAAH supporters can enjoy a night at the theater this June. Chelsea's famous Purple Rose Theater will provide RAAH with 100 tickets to the premier of A Walk Around the Table, by playwright Lauren Knox. They will be available for $35, of which $12 will be a contribution to RAAH's 2018-2020 Capital Campaign. Keep an eye on this space for details.
We're looking forward to one winter event. February brings MAP's antidote to the chills. $20 entry fee allows free chili sampling. Benefits Michigan Ability Partners. More info at:
MAP Chili Cook-off
Over night of January 25-26, 2017 around 60 volunteers and Washtenaw County staff conducted the Point In Time Count of homeless persons in the county. The data that the volunteers collected and that the staff interpreted gives a fascinating picture of the complex population we place under that label “homeless.” You can view the data here.