Anawim Housing
Monthly E-Newsletter | October 2021
REGISTER NOW - Nov. 11th
An evening to support those moving from homelessness into safe, permanent supportive housing with Anawim

Register now for the Anawim Housing We Empower Families ThanksGIVING Event — presented by The Graham Group, Inc., and Family Communications Associates | Claudette and PJ McDonald. The resiliency, personal growth and strength we witness from those who have transitioned out of homelessness into Anawim Housing will be celebrated through art and an inspiring presentation. Event will also feature a silent art auction and food/beverages.

Thursday, Nov. 11th
Mainframe Studios
5:30 - 7:30 PM

All are encouraged to attend. Event is free. 100% of donations made to We Empower Families go to supporting Anawim Housing's Permanent Supportive Housing programs and services for those moving into housing from homelessness.

Registration Required:
Please register by Nov. 3rd. Register yourself and a guest by clicking here:
Combining Art with our Mission - Silent Art Auction
The ThanksGIVING event will include a silent art auction, featuring wonderful donated works by several of the talented artists of Mainframe Studios. The auction will also feature a few select paintings by Anawim Housing program tenants that were created through various art techniques and layering processes, under the helpful instruction of artist and Anawim supporter Pam Douglas.

About We Empower Families:
At Anawim Housing we believe home is everything and that housing is a human right. We Empower Families directly supports those moving into Anawim Housing and the life-changing programs we can provide.

100% of those who enter an Anawim Housing program have experienced long-term homelessness. Truth - Housing Ends Homelessness.

With your support, you can help us provide the gift of a warm, safe and permanent place for families and individuals to call home. We invite you to attend our ThanksGIVING event and learn more. You can also support by making a life-changing donation on our website.
Thank You To Our Event Sponsors

According to The National Child Traumatic Stress Network:

“November was first declared as National Homeless Youth Awareness Month in 2007. Since then, November has been a time to acknowledge those children and families experiencing homelessness. As many as 2.5 million youth per year experience homelessness. Along with losing their home, community, friends, and routines as well as their sense of stability and safety, many homeless youth are also victims of trauma. While trying to survive on the streets, youth are exposed to countless dangers, with an increased likelihood of substance abuse, early parenthood, impulsivity, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, and a vulnerability to being trafficked.”

Anawim Housing is proud to be part of the solution for ending homelessness for youth in Polk County through our Youth Permanent Supportive Housing (YHOP) program funded through Housing and Urban Development. The YHOP program serves transition aged youth between the ages of 18 to 24. Some of the youth are parenting themselves. 

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The Anawim Housing Fall Newsletter is available now! This fall has us reflecting on Foundations, both literally and figuratively. Safe, stable and affordable housing are the foundations for children and adults to create the building blocks of their lives. Inside this issue of our Fall Newsletter, you will find:

  • Programs Update: Anawim program managers share inspiring stories from the field. Read about several permanent supportive housing programs Anawim offers that support families.

  • Cover Story: Heather and Matt share their powerful story of overcoming homelessness and addiction to finding safe, permanent supportive housing with Anawim and the importance of family as they raise their young son.

  • Why I Give: As we approach the traditional end of year giving season, we share testimonials from Anawim Housing supporters.

  • Events you don't want to miss! Register for the We Empower Families ThanksGIVING Event and Save the Date for our Holiday Gift Drive - Thursday Dec 9th.

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