May 2019
IN THE ZONE NEWSLETTER
BREAKING NEWS
We are building a new 19,000 sq. ft. facility that will house our shelter, transitional housing and support services!
Our new FOREVER HOME can't come soon enough...

  • Young people deserve an inviting space to find support and stability.

  • More young people in crisis will have a safe place to sleep at night, with 150% more beds.

  • The quality of our facility needs to match the high quality of our services.
We are on track to move in by the end of 2019!
Ozone House will soon be able to house and support more young people in Washtenaw County than ever before.
Our new FOREVER HOME at 1600 N. Huron River Drive in Ypsilanti features the following enhancements for our community's youth:
  • 16 individual bedrooms that comfortably sleep up to 32 youth every night - a 150% increase;
  • On-site job training and education center for up to 800 youth annually;
  • Therapy offices that provide a healing atmosphere;
  • Outdoor and indoor recreational spaces that promote health and wellness;
  • Laundry and shower facilities for youth in crisis;
  • Expanded storage space to offer more food, toiletries and clothing. 
  • A Community Room for hosting events for youth and families, as well as training, seminars and other gatherings.

All of this will be provided in an energy efficient, ADA-compliant, comfortable home situated directly on a bus line between Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti, in close proximity to Eastern Michigan University and Washtenaw Community College.
For 50 years, thousands of youth in crisis have come through Ozone House's front door to find a safe place with real support to overcome trauma and build promising futures.
HELP US OPEN A NEW FRONT DOOR FOR YOUTH IN CRISIS
As of today, we have raised $3.93M towards our campaign goal of $5M, and we are tremendously grateful to all who have made a gift in support of this project! If you are already a supporter, THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts.

By making a donation to our FRONT DOOR campaign, you will be part of the next 50 years of Ozone House. If you haven't already, we hope you will consider being a part of our story and standing up for youth.
For more information or to have a personal conversation about your contribution, please contact Allie at aschachter@ozonehouse.org or 734-662-2265 x25.
HELP US CELEBRATE OUR 50TH ANNIVERSARY!
June 2, 2019
The Farm at St. Joe's
5557 McAuley Dr, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

2:00pm - 5:00pm
"It takes a village" to raise young people and Ozone House is no exception. We're turning 50 and we want to celebrate 50 years, of helping young people and their families in crisis, with the community! It took a lot of dedicated people to reach this historic moment, from current and past staff, volunteers, donors, clients and friends of Ozone House since 1969. Please be sure to get in touch with old friends and let them know to join us on June 2! This is a family friendly event for all to attend. Please RSVP to rsvp@ozonehouse.org .
In anticipation of our anniversary, we are collecting stories of Ozone House through the years. If you have been associated with us in any way - client, staff, volunteer, donor, or friend - please email  Heidi or fill out the survey below.  We would love to hear from you!
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