Campaign Reaches Major Milestone

We are pleased to be working with Principal, Mike Laverdure from DSGW and Director of First American Design whose beautiful renderings you will see in this video.

It is with gratitude that we share the news that Ain Dah Yung Center’s Permanent Supportive Housing project for Native Youth, ages 18-24 has been selected for Minnesota Housing funding! This means that the project is now 80% funded. We are so grateful for our community’s encouragement these past two years of planning, feasibility, and most importantly engagement, as we sought community support to move forward with this visionary, on-of-its-kind 42-unit, supportive housing program with onsite, culturally responsive services for our Native young people who have been in crisis and/or homeless with no safe place to call home.

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We honor the conversations that we’ve had with many of you! We shall be completing the year-end in a quiet phase of fundraising, and launching a public phase of our Capital Campaign in late spring with a Native Ground Blessing ceremony, to signal the commencement of construction with our development partner, Project for Pride in Living. Unique to this supportive housing project is the fact that ADYC and PPL are co-owners of this facility, empowering our community and celebrating our cross-cultural partnerships.

Ain Dah Yung Center was proud to learn from Minnesota Housing, that our application received the top score of all the applications considered for funding this year and graces the cover of their 2017 Consolidated Funding Selections Report, and it was due in part to ADYC’s detailed plan for sustainability, financial readiness, and its nationally recognized culturally responsive intervention programs and services that will be offered to residents by Native staff and a cadre of trained professionals.

These programs and services include: case management, behavioral, medical, dental health and responsive teams that are positioned to foster leadership and youth development, as our youth are grounded in their Native identity.

It’s truly an honor to look forward, knowing that our new site, located on University Avenue’s Green Line between Victoria Avenue Station and our State’s Capitol, will be enhanced by a beautiful Native housing structure, designed by a First Nations Architectural firm, DSGW Architects, and constructed by a Native American-owned firm, Loeffler Construction & Consulting.

We look forward to sharing more with you in the months to come!

Please enjoy the following coverage of the Minnesota Housing announcement, featuring ADYC!


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