Anawim Housing
Monthly E-Newsletter | November 2020
The weather is getting colder, the days shorter and the nights longer. This time of year is often depicted by cozy nights at home, gathering with family, and enjoying a warm meal. But for those experiencing homelessness in our community - or who are without safe, affordable housing - it can be a time of great uncertainty, loneliness, fear and need.

At Anawim Housing, we believe Home is Everything and that housing is a human right. For over 30 years, we have worked to provide life-changing services that lead to stable housing for individuals, youth and families experiencing homelessness. Over the last year, Anawim Housing has helped house over 450+ individuals - including adults and children - in permanent supportive housing. One of those individuals was Desireay. This is her story:

"Before Desireay learned about Anawim Housing this summer, she had lost her job as a result of the pandemic. Unable to pay rent, she was evicted by her previous landlord. Desireay and her two daughters lived out of her car and moved in and out of a shelter before receiving support from Anawim Housing. When handed the keys to their new home, tears and smiles came from Desireay and her daughters. With a safe place to call home, the girls are back in school and Desireay is focused on next steps including employment - she's now able to include an address on her application."

Anawim Housing is committed to helping provide safe stable housing to our community's most vulnerable - but we need your help.

GIVE NOW and your gift will be MATCHED
NOW through the end of the year, your support is doubled. Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, every dollar donated to Anawim Housing will be matched, dollar for dollar up to $100,000.
100% of your gift will be invested in providing a warm home. We are asking for your help in this critical time. Help provide the gift of stability, security and a warm home this holiday season by making a donation to Anawim today.

Tomorrow is... GIVING TUESDAY
December 1st is Giving Tuesday - a day that provides the opportunity for people around the world to stand together in unity - to use their individual power of generosity to remain connected and heal. We encourage you to participate in Giving Tuesday this year by supporting Anawim Housing in one of these many ways:

  • Make a financial donation to Anawim Housing online or by mail - all gifts are matched! Donate here

  • Fundraise for Anawim Housing by creating a Facebook Fundraiser for Anawim on your Facebook page!

  • Forward our E-newsletter to a friend and encourage them to subscribe!

Anawim Housing is excited to welcome Mary Mendenhall-Core as our Director of Advancement.

"We're thrilled to have talent of Mary's caliber as we grow our community advancement efforts." - Russ Frazier. Mary comes to Anawim Housing with nearly 20 years of non-profit expertise in central Iowa. She was previously the Regional Director for Pinky Swear Foundation. Mendenhall-Core will play an integral role in advancing the mission of Anawim Housing by developing donor strategies and increasing fundraising opportunities. 

“Anawim Housing has shown itself to be an innovator and leader of permanent supportive housing. I’m excited to join the team and work with our donors and community partners to support our most vulnerable members of the community and help end homelessness.” – Mary Mendenhall-Core.

Learn more and connect with Mary by clicking READ MORE.
Anawim Housing develops stable homes and strengthens communities