Welcome to the Home is Everything Podcast Series. In this ongoing series, we will be discussing several facets of the work Anawim Housing does in our community - from affordable housing, to permanent supportive housing. Hear stories of inspiration and learn more about Anawim by tuning in for engaging discussions with Anawim staff, partners, advocates, and individuals that call Anawim home.
Special Guest: Tonya and Bonnie, Anawim permanent supportive housing program tenants
In our fifth episode, Anawim Housing President Russ Frazier interviews Bonnie and Tonya, two Anawim Housing Permanent Supportive Housing program tenants, who share their unique and personal stories. Bonnie and Tonya are both participants in Anawim Housing's Full Circle program, and share of their journey from homelessness to housing - providing perspective and insight into ways our community is helping and ways our community can do better at helping address homelessness. They each shine a light on what it is really like to experience homelessness and to have found stability through housing.
Special Guest: Dan McBee, Anawim Program Manager
In our fourth episode, Anawim Housing President Russ Frazier interviews Program Manager Dan McBee about Anawim's Permanent Supportive Housing Programs. Dan shares stories from the field, the importance of building trust between clients, and the very real and positive effect having a home makes in someone's life.
Special Guest: Stacie O'Connor, Anawim Supportive Services Manager
In our third episode, Anawim Housing President Russ Frazier interviews Supportive Services Manager, Stacie O'Conner, about all the services and resources available to Anawim tenants. Stacie discusses what the Sister Stella Rental Relief Fund and Wellness Fund are and gives specific examples of how those funds have helped families and individuals at Anawim. She shares about the tenant gardens, and future volunteer opportunities and events!
Special Guest: Cynthia Latcham, Anawim Director of Programs and Services
In our second episode, Anawim Housing President Russ Frazier interviews Director of Programs and Services, Cynthia Latcham, about the Housing First model and its central importance in the work of our Program Team. Cynthia discusses complex trauma and the impact this has on every individual entering Anawim Housing that has come from homelessness. She recalls a personal success story she has witnessed and how our team here works toward long term healing and progress for those individuals.
Special Guest: Jeremy Orcutt, Anawim Program Manager
In our first episode, Anawim Housing President Russ Frazier speaks with Program Manager Jeremy Orcutt about Anawim's Permanent Supportive Housing Programs. Jeremy shares firsthand accounts of the emotional impact and positive effects he has witnessed in his own clients; clients who came from homelessness and trauma, to now having a place to permanently call home and a strong support system within Anawim.
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