November is Homeless Awareness Month
Whereas, there are many paths that lead to homelessness, and it can happen to anyone - from a teenager escaping an abusive home, to a senior citizen on a fixed income that cannot cover rent or a tax increase, to a family who suddenly becomes unemployed.
The Board of Commissioners realize that homelessness continues to be a serious problem for many individuals and families in Lenawee County; and
We would like to recognize organizations committed to sheltering and providing supportive services to the homeless including: Lenawee County Continuum of Care and its members:
Capital Area Michigan Works! ~ Catholic Charities of Lenawee ~ Community Action Agency ~ Community Mental Health ~ Department of Health & Human Services ~ Do’Chas II ~ Family Counseling & Children’s Service ~ Goodwill Industries of SE MI Inc. ~ Habitat for Humanity of Lenawee ~ Homeless Education Program ~ Housing Help of Lenawee ~ KMG Prestige ~ Lenawee County Veterans Affairs ~ Veterans Affairs HUD/VASH Homeless Program ~ State of MI Veterans’ Services Division ~ Lenawee Housing Development Coalition ~ Lenawee United Way ~ McKinney LLC ~Re-Bicycle of Lenawee ~ Red Cross ~ Region II Area on Aging ~ The Salvation Army ~ Southeast Michigan Consortium
In 2007, the Lenawee Community Collaborative initiated the effort to develop Lenawee County’s Ten-Year Plan to End Homelessness and as a result, the Advisory Board to End Homelessness in Lenawee County was established; and
We would like to recognize the efforts of this special task force and their legacy of compassion plan to effectively address the path to permanently house everyone who desires housing by the year 2017. The Lenawee County Continuum of Care, consisting of 23 member agencies, works through the Legacy of Compassion to end homelessness in Lenawee County.
Now Therefore Be It Resolved that although these issues are incessant, the Lenawee County Board of Commissioners proclaims November as Homeless Awareness Month; and
Be It Further Resolved that the Board of Commissioners hereby encourages all citizens to become aware of the homeless, be familiar with local nonprofit service entities, and understand the support that is essential.