Through the bitter cold of a hard Detroit winter, Auntie Na's House has continued to be a beacon of light, warmth, and shelter for all those who stand in need.
Over the last few months at least 7 families, and dozens of individuals, have escaped the cold and snowy streets of Detroit and found a warm, dry, and safe place to rest their head. Auntie Na's House got a lot of news coverage for our outreach efforts this winter. Check out the stories Here, Here, and Here!
This winter, we were able to finish repairs and officially open our Clothing House! With our expanded Clothing Outreach Program were able to provide coats, boots, hats, and warm clothes to countless people this winter. The Clothing House was also opened as a warming center and served as an additional home for our Emergency Housing Program. The Clothing House is an essential addition to Auntie Na's Village, and ultimately, it will serve as the Permanent Home for Ms. Jackie and Ms. Sharletta - two long-term community members and volunteers who are transitioning out of our Emergency Housing Program into becoming Villagers and Community Board Members in Auntie Na's Village.
As we move into the Spring, we are continuing our work on rehabbing the Medical House, the Nutrition House, and the Learning House. We hope to be able to open these other homes by the Summer of 2018! We are also working to incorporate Auntie Na's Village as a non-profit Community Land Trust that will collectively own and control all our newly-acquired housing and land.
If you want to support our efforts to build Auntie Na's Village, please DONATE to our SEEDS Campaign
Many Thanks and Much Love!
Auntie Na's House
Over the years, Auntie Na’s House has been many things, but most of all it is a place everybody can call home. It has served as a food pantry, after-school program, clothes distribution hub, community garden, free childcare center, community meals space and temporary shelter. Now we are growing our programs and building up a loving and interdependent village to support our community on the Westside of Detroit.