The Crisis Shelter: Many Stories, One Home

Posted by ugminlandnorthwest Aug 30, 2016 5:28:30 PM

Thousands of women and children have found solace at the Crisis Shelter since it opened in January 2007. They come from all walks of life. Some have lost loved ones. Some are fleeing domestic violence. Some have lost jobs and children. And some are struggling with mental illness or addiction. But they all have one thing in common: They need a safe place to go.

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Comforting with the Comfort She Received

Posted by Merrily Brast, Staff Writer Aug 24, 2016 5:11:58 PM

September 2018: This post was first published in August 2016. Since that time, the Crisis Shelter has moved to a new, much improved facility. (Yay! Thank you to everyone who supported the project.) There have also been a lot of change in Kat's life. When we asked her for an update, she sent a great letter that now makes up the first part of this post.

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A Better Home for Women and Children in Crisis

Posted by ugminlandnorthwest Aug 3, 2016 11:17:17 AM

The Face of Homelessness 

Let's play a word association game. I say "homeless." Quick. What picture comes to mind?

Did you picture a man? A panhandler? A woman or a child?

Truth is, the face of homelessness is changing.

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Graduation Spotlight: Kat and Kanesha

Posted by Merrily Brast, Staff Writer Jun 16, 2016 4:57:12 PM

Upcoming graduates Kat and Kanesha met at the Crisis Shelter.

Before coming to UGM, Kat looked to material things – money, houses, cars – for her value. But nothing quite filled the emptiness she felt. She turned to drinking and drug use and was in and out of jail. She even tried to end her life.

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