Celebrating around six months of Avivo Village achievement and progress!

We are fired up to share an update on Avivo Village as we proceed to function hard with companions, funders, and government leaders on unsheltered homelessness. Avivo Village has been open up for around six months now and is property to men and women going from homelessness to lasting housing.

Emily Bastian, Avivo Vice President of Ending Homelessness


This is a great time to share our successes so far at Avivo Village, as of July 31, 2021:

  • 97 inhabitants in July
  • 182 folks have been served given that opening
  • 28 folks are forever housed
  • 17 of 28 individuals uncovered housing inside an Avivo housing software
  • 84% of men and women served identify as black, Indigenous or persons of colour
  • 18 unique tribal affiliations are represented
  • 100% of people today served have been homeless and residing on the streets for a least of one calendar year
  • 21-64 several years is the age array of folks served
  • 100% of citizens are related to group expert services, health care and means
  • 73 days is the common continue to be in purchase to find long-lasting housing

Of the people served, 62 p.c discover as American Indian or Native 28 per cent, black and multi-racial. Fifty-two percent determined as male 47 %, as female a single %, as transgender.

Avivo Village Services

Given that opening, Avivo Village has grown its expert services to meet the desires of its citizens. At this time, Avivo Village provides:

  • Housing situation administration
  • Chemical health and fitness and psychological health and fitness assessments
  • Nursing expert services on website by a nurse practitioner
  • COVID-19 testing and vaccinations
  • Medicine Assisted Treatment method providers
  • HIV testing and instruction
  • Employment companies
  • Day by day teams and functions

Partnerships & Volunteerism

In addition to connecting people to Avivo providers, Avivo Village is partnering with various entities which includes Indigenous American Community Clinic (NACC), White Earth Country, Southside Harm Reduction, Hennepin County, and Red Doorway Clinic. We are now doing the job to improve our mental health products and services in partnership with NACC as properly as commence Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) outreach. NACC is coming into Avivo Village on a bi-weekly foundation to present MAT outreach, typical clinical care or prenatal care.

We are happy of our potent and developing partnership with our North Loop neighbors and users of the North Loop Neighborhood Association. A neighbor provided a Tiny Totally free Library! We are working with business customers on preparing yoga team classes, acupuncture, and crafting groups. Colonial Church of Edina is also a potent companion, giving generous economic guidance as very well as welcome baskets that deliver considerably essential residence materials for people who move in and transfer on. Wells Fargo has designed a large reward that will aid transform an present home into a sensory room for yoga and other calming mindfulness activities. Target has created and lined the expenses to furnish our residents’ lounge. And funding from Blue Cross and Blue Defend of Minnesota is currently being employed to develop a official evaluation software to measure the impression of Avivo Village.

Options & Funding Needs

Avivo Village has experienced the opportunity to host Consultant Ilhan Omar and Senator Tina Smith to help legislative function on advancing housing and shelter expansion. We keep on to operate with town, county, and condition associates to handle the disaster of unsheltered homelessness in our metropolis and county. We are performing with our associates to renew public funding that has been crucial to partially supporting Avivo Village functions. We also ought to continue to raise resources from philanthropy and non-public resources to assist the strong services design at Avivo Village.

Questions? Please don’t be reluctant to achieve out to Emily Bastian, Avivo Vice President of Ending Homelessness.