Anawim Housing Foundation
Monthly E-Newsletter | February 2020
A DIGNIFIED END TO LIFE - The difficult truth about homelessness and the dignity Permanent Supportive Housing provides
"Every year, dozens of Iowans experiencing homelessness die on our streets.

It isn’t a pleasant image to conjure. It’s uncomfortable for many of us to acknowledge, especially given that Des Moines is consistently named one of the best or most affordable cities to live."  

Anawim's Hannah Landgraf pens an article on the vulnerable state those entering our programs are in. She discusses how Permanent Supportive Housing provides safety, security, comfort and dignity - both in life and death.


ANAWIM RECEIVES TOP AWARD FROM HEALTHIEST STATE INITIATIVE
Thank you to the  Healthiest State Initiative  for awarding Anawim Housing with the small business workplace award at their annual awards ceremony on Feb 6th. We were presented with a $1,000 check to continue and expand upon our employee wellness program. 

This award means a great deal as we understand that in order to provide the best care and services to our community, we must take care of ourselves and check in with our mental and physical health needs.

Learn about our employee wellness program, watch our winning one minute video, and see a full list of winners by clicking READ MORE!
HOME IS EVERYTHING PODCAST
Ever wondered what the Point-In-Time Count is? Or how the data collected that night drives solutions that can help end homelessness in Iowa? You'll hear it all here. In our lastest podcast, we speak with Ehren Stover-Wright, Senior Analyst at the Institute for Community Alliances and Cynthia Latcham, Director of Programs & Services at Anawim . Ehren and Cynthia each provide insight into how our community is using data to understand and end homelessness.

Our latest podcast is the first in a new chapter of our Home is Everything Podcast that we're titling "Intersections", where we explore ways that housing stability and homelessness intersect with other subjects, sectors and community issues. 

Click to Listen now! Or find us on iHeart Radio , Apple Podcasts , and Google Podcasts
STORIES FROM THE FIELD
Introducing Anawim's "Stories from the Field" - Our blog that will shine light on the individuals that work each day to carry out our mission and those that call Anawim home.

We'll share real accounts of compassion and hope that we witness everyday as individuals and families move into safe, secure, affordable housing from places of hardship or homelessness.

In our first post, meet Erin Larson - our Administrative Assistant! Erin is often the first point of contact when a community member calls or visits Anawim Housing.
ANAWIM TO PRESENT AT HOUSING FIRST PARTNERS CONFERENCE
Anawim Housing has been invited to present two workshops at this year's Housing First Partners Conference, held March 16-19 in Seattle, WA. The conference brings together people and agencies working to end homelessness across the United States.

Anawim program staff will present on developing successful peer-to-peer programming, and on the challenges and solutions to housing methamphetamine users in Permanent Supportive Housing.
RSVP FOR OUR UPCOMING EVENTS
Time to mark your calendar and get your RSVP in early for our upcoming Spring Events!

Women Empowering Families Spring Event
When: Thursday, May 7th | 5-7pm
Where: Mainframe Studios


Spring Home Tour
When: Wednesday, May 20th | 11:30 - 1pm
Where: Anawim Housing office
Anawim Housing develops stable homes and strengthens communities