Our Chapin Street Project transitional housing program provides a safe and supportive living environment for hundreds of people who are early in their recovery each year. Like so many others, a number of our transitional housing residents are out of work due to COVID-19 shut downs.
We are so thankful for several months of increased support from organizations like CMHPSM, FAN, and the Ann Arbor Thrift Shop! Unforunately, the need for assistance in paying housing fees has begun to outpace their capacity alone.
If you are able, please consider contributing to this scholarship fund, which will directly support housing payments for unemployed residents. Our goal of raising $5000 will provide 10 scholarships to people in housing who are in need (+$150 for processing fees, etc.)
Our residents have shown particular resiliency in this difficult time. In spite of layoffs and increased isolation adding to the stress of early recovery, our residents have supported one another via Zoom meetings and house projects. One of our houses is currently learning carpentry and woodworking skills together. Another is landscaping around their building. This situation may be difficult, but we could not be more proud of how our residents or house managers have responded. We are grateful for you joining our efforts to support them in this way.
Questions about the program? Want to know about other ways to help? Contact Tracy at firstname.lastname@example.org.