Each year, over 5,000 people experience homelessness right here in Washtenaw County. Many more experience food instability. Each November, National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week serves as a nationwide spotlight, highlighting the issues of hunger and homelessness in our country. This year, the week takes place November 16th - 24th. The Washtenaw Housing Alliance and other local agencies have a variety of events planned to honor the week and provide awareness, community education and advocacy opportunities for our community. We hope you can attend a few!
Wednesday, November 13th: WHA’s State of Homelessness Event at Washtenaw Community College’s Morris Lawrence Building from 5:30-7:30 pm
Sunday, November 17th: Service Sunday sponsored by the Shelter Association of Washtenaw County
Monday, November 18th: Owned, A Tale of Two Americas film screening and panel discussion at the Michigan Theater from 7-9pm; hosted by WHA and the Shelter Association of Washtenaw County
Tuesday, November 19th: Campus Sleep Out with EMU and UM hosted by the Shelter Association of Washtenaw County
Wednesday, November 20th: Snap Challenge sponsored by the Shelter Association of Washtenaw County
Thursday, November 21st: Health and Wellness Fair at the Delonis Center from 2-5pm
Friday, November 22nd: SAWC Road Rally from 5-9 pm, beginning at the Delonis Center; Featuring a client art sale and open mic following the Road Rally; Hosted by the Shelter Association of Washtenaw County
All week long: Book and film displays at the Ann Arbor District Library, Downtown Branch & Ypsilanti Public Library, Michigan Avenue Branch and Whittaker Road Branch
Questions? Please contact Heather Nash at WHA.