Welcome to Clare Housing's Blog

Here we will post stories and reflections happening at Clare Housing.

We hope to provide you with a glimpse of the work we do and the impact made in lives of people living here at Clare Housing.

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LaShawn’s Independence Day — 

Lives are composed of a series of days, and LaShawn, a resident of Clare Housing’s Care Homes and an Army Veteran, has had more than her fair share of days of struggle. But she’s also…

My Perspective on Freedom and Justice After Being HIV Positive 25 Years — 

I was twenty-nine years old in October 1989 when I learned of my HIV positive status.  This was almost ten years after informational booklets to educate the nation about HIV/AIDS were mailed by the surgeon…

From Laila’s Table to Yours — 

When Laila cooks, she usually hears a knock on her door. Laila, a Clare Housing resident for 8 years, is a master in the kitchen, and the smells of her cooking wafting down the hall…

A Lifetime of Tables — 

There are tables of contents, the periodic table of the elements, issues to be tabled at a board meeting, and, let’s not forget, the multiplication tables. Philosophy classes often ponder the question of whether the…

There’s a big funding gap to be filled. Let’s get started. — 

People are living longer with HIV. That’s why more than half of government funding for HIV supports care and treatment programs in the United States. We’re all for ensuring that people living with HIV have…

Perennials and green sprouts: Living and growing with HIV — 

“The sprouts, those newly diagnosed, are tender young seedlings…Many will be fighting to beat depression, and re-learning their role or right to be alive.”

A glitzy fun affair: Join us for “Songs from the Heart” — 

As Executive Director of Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus, I often have the opportunity to collaborate and work with other nonprofit organizations here in the Twin Cities. I am so excited that Clare Housing will…

Wet Noses and Wags: The Power of Welcoming Pets at Clare Housing — 

by Cary Walski, communications consultant, Clare Housing The way that Michele Boyer, our program director, describes her, I imagine her like a queen. Her name was Margaret or Maggie, and she was a resident of…

The Diversity of Love at Clare Housing — 

by Epstein, author and resident, Clare Housing As you walk into the entry area of one of Clare Housing’s assisted living homes you will notice a sign that reads “Love Spoken Here.” So true, in…

HIV/AIDS in Minnesota: A reality check — 

It’s hard to believe that we are already one month into the New Year. So much has happened at Clare Housing over the last month – including breaking ground on our newest project Clare Terrace…