The Summer Solstice is the first day of Summer and the longest day of the year. It is a day filled with light—where we honor the strength, resilience, and spirit of individuals who have overcome homelessness. Each year surrounding the Summer Solstice, members of the Anawim Housing peer-support group Full Circle, host their annual Rising Toward Community event
"Every year, Anawim’s Rising Toward Community event provides a space to come together to honor and celebrate the work we are doing to end homelessness in Des Moines" states Hannah Landgraf, Senior Program Manager.
Speakers from UCS Mobile Healthcare Unit, Des Moines Area Community College, Full Circle Recovery Community Center and ReNew Crew spoke while everyone shared in a meal and togetherness.
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