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Review for Shelter Association of Washtenaw County, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

SAWC is a great asset to this community. In addition to ending homelessness, the staff at SAWC are skilled passionate empathetic and knowledgeable about resources in the community. They assist guests with addressing and removing social, legal and financial barriers to health and housing. During the winter months, SAWC opens a warming center to allow all individuals in need to sleep inside at night. SAWC is a leader in meeting clients where they are as well as answering the calls for help.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

increase programming to teach guests more life skills/resourcefulness to increase their strengths, confidence and ability to sustain housing.

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field
 

Review for Shelter Association of Washtenaw County, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

SAWC does great work for the Ann Arbor and surrounding communities! The staff partner with clients in a client centered low barrier relationship to end homelessness, including support, counseling and advocacy in the areas of mental health, substance abuse, financial barriers to housing like evictions, shutoffs, poor or no credit. The SAWC team is knowledgeable about other agencies and services and are skilled at referrals and connecting clients to care. SAWC understands the many barriers faced by those experiencing chronic homelessness or who are insecurely housed. There is a Clinic and Community kitchen on site. staff are consistently trained in deescaltion, CPR and to use Narcan. Finally, SAWC is always engaged with the community, clients and stakeholders to improve the services and programming provided!

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field