Ozone House

Safe Place. Real Support.

aka Ozone House   |   Ypsilanti, MI   |  www.ozonehouse.org

Mission

Ozone House is a community-based, nonprofit agency that helps young people lead safe, healthy and productive lives through intensive prevention and intervention services.

Since 1969, Ozone House has actively developed unique, high-quality housing and support programs and services that provide support, intervention, training, and assistance to runaway, homeless and high-risk youth and their families.  Through these support services, we help youth develop essential life skills, improve their relationships, and enhance self-image so that they realize their full potential for growth and happiness.

Ozone House works with youth ages 10-20 in Washtenaw County, Michigan.

Ruling year info

1971

Executive Director

Ms. Krista Girty

Main address

1600 N. Huron River Drive

Ypsilanti, MI 48197 USA

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EIN

38-1916505

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (L01)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Ozone House works with young people ages 10-20+ to address family crisis, unstable living conditions, food instability, and more.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Safe Stay Emergency Shelter

Safe Stay offers a welcoming place for youth ages 10-17 who need a safe place to stay or a break from conflict at home. Youth stay at Safe Stay for 2-3 weeks and participate in individual, group & family therapy, life skills workshops, educational support and safe recreational activities.

Population(s) Served

Youth ages 17-20 who do not have a stable or safe home may stay at Miller House for up to 18 months. Residents must attend school and/or be employed, and they participate in case management, life skills training, counseling and paying "rent' each month that goes into a savings account for them.

Population(s) Served

WorkZone, an intensive employment training and paid internship program for homeless youth ages 18-20, prepares youth for their first job by providing:

• Employment training focused on resume-writing, interviewing, and professional workplace behavior

• A 100-hour paid internship at a local business, nonprofit or company

• Case management to address homelessness and other external barriers to employment

Population(s) Served

Youth visit the Drop-In Center every weekday after school to:

• Hang out at a safe place
• Eat a hot meal
• Do laundry
• Take a shower
• Use computers & phones
• Play games
• Access Ozone House services

Population(s) Served

PrideZone, which meets once per week in Ypsilanti, is a social and support group for youth ages 13-20 who identify as LGBTQ. It is a safe place to:

• Socialize
• Build community
• Access support services

Population(s) Served

Support and resources for youth and those who care about youth are available any time - day or night - at (734) 662-2222 to call or text. www.ozonehouse.org to chat.

Population(s) Served

Trained Peer Outreach Workers (POWs), ages 15-19, provide homeless and high-risk youth with on-the-street support and information. POWs have an in-depth understanding of Ozone House services and why youth may need these services.

Population(s) Served

The MORE Support Program is a collaboration between Ozone House, Eastern Michigan University and Washtenaw Community College to provide trauma-informed counseling services for youth who are in college or are college-bound and who have experienced disruptions in their care and/or housing. Ozone House has partnered with MAGIC at Eastern Michigan University and REACH at Washtenaw Community College to connect with students who have experienced foster care and/or homelessness. The counseling services provided by MORE Support are available for youth at their respective schools, thereby reducing barriers to receiving emotional and mental health support.

Population(s) Served

The Engagement Program utilizes SBIRT, an evidence based intervention focused on providing support to youth ages 13-20 surrounding substance use. This program utilizes motivational interviewing techniques to support youth in moving toward healthier outcomes. The Engagement Program additionally places emphasis on supporting youth by increasing protective factors such as access to mental and physical health care, access to safe and stable housing, increasing peer and community connections and identifying and utilizing coping strategies. In addition to connecting youth to services, this program also advocates for the accessibility of substance use treatment services specific to adolescents and young adults.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our goal is to work with the entire family unit to reunite young people ages 10-17 with their families, if it is safe. For young people ages 17-20 we teach them life skills to live on their own successfully. We also help young people stay in school (k-12) and college. We teach young people ages 17-20 work skills and provide internships in the community as a step to getting full time employment. Our goal is to ensure young people have the opportunity to be safe and succeed in life.

We provide a safe place and real support for young people 10-20+. We have three homes that provide the safe space, staffed with an educated team that is non-judgemental, understanding and confidential. The same staff provides real support through individual, group and family counseling and case management.

We meet our goal of housing young people through two of our houses. We provide a safe space to young people at all three of our locations. We are available for crisis 24 hours a day through our call.text.chat crisis line. We have 2 family therapists, 3 case managers, and intake coordinator and housing staff along with a drop-in center fully staffed.

We have housed and provided industry leading services and programs to thousands of young people over the past 49 years. In 2019, Ozone House will be moving into a new location so that we can consolidate our resources and expand our services and programs to more young people and their families, in Washtenaw County.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Ozone House

Board of directors
as of 03/05/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Andrew Gilroy

Kristin Johnson

Liberty Dental, PLC

Susan Allison

No affiliation.

Soni Mithani

Miller Canfield

Julia Jenista

No affiliation

Andrew Gilroy

DTE Energy

Emily Moore-Marshall

Telling It

Shawntae Harris

Washtenaw Community College

Deborah Berman

U of M Hospital

Allie Gacek

No affiliation

Carlton Lartigue

Ann Arbor Public Schools

Sakinah Rahman

Student

Rodrigo Cejas Goyanes

DTE Energy

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes