March 22, 2017.
There has been a terrorist attack in France. There has been a bombing in Istanbul that left 23 people dead. The world is in a tragic and heart breaking place, all over. Today I want to share some good news, some chances for positivity and great change.
Freedom House, which is located in SouthWest Detroit Michigan recently had their funding from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development cut off, but as of today, March 22, 2017 it has been restored! If you are not familiar with Freedom House, FH exists to give asylum seekers a safe place. They help those who were in persecution gain access to psychological and physical care, they help provide food, career building opportunities, and English language learning courses.
Freedom House gained $329,943 from donations and events put on by community members that realize how essential their existence is for new beginnings for asylum seekers. Here is a link to help understand the urgency needed to continue donations is http://www.detroitnews.com/story/opinion/columnists/neal-rubin/2017/02/15/detroits-freedom-house-may-close/97975138/
Freedom House will use its extra funds to ensure even more resources and possible staff members to their community.