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.

Thank you for reading the Front Door Blog!

The Floridian Who Went North and Found Warmth — 

We’d like to introduce you to Mark Bishop, Clare Housing’s new President of the Board of Directors. We sat down with Mark to find out how he connected with us, and what we can expect…

Reggie’s Story — 

There are moments of diamond-focus, where you’re reminded vividly why you do the work you do. On the morning of Monday, December 14 at Clare Housing, we had one of those moments. That’s the morning…

Holidays with the Elf — 

Have you played the “Elf on the Shelf” holiday game? It’s based on a children’s book of the same name. We enjoy playing with our Elf at the Care Home where I live. The small toy…

Reflecting on 20 Years of Service — 

My relationship with Clare Housing began more than 20 years ago. Just between you and me, truthfully I never expected that I would care so much about this organization. My journey began out of grief…

“Why Clare Housing?” with Johnny Stoll — 

We interviewed Johnny Stoll, the new lead resident assistant at Clare Terrace, our latest development, about why he’s excited to work at Clare Housing. Here’s what he said. Interviewer: Why Clare Housing, Johnny? You could be…

Ribs & Lemon Jello Salad: Four Years of Clare Housing Thanksgivings — 

If you think about it — a meal is a cross section of your life, Thanksgiving especially. What’s revealed in a meal? The food you eat says a lot about where you came from, and how you’re…

Welcome to the (soon-to-be) New Residents of Clare Terrace! — 

We asked Epstein, a Clare Housing resident and writer, to imagine what he’d like to say to the 36 new residents of Clare Terrace who will be moving in this December. Here’s what he wrote….

From Homeless to Hopeful — Diondre’s Story — 

Thanks for visiting the Front Door Blog. What follows verbatim are the words that Diondre, one of our Clare Housing residents, shared with 450 attendees at our A Place to Call Home Breakfast on Wednesday, October…

Heart Strings Attached: Dr. Jeff Flynn shares his Clare Housing Story — 

Jeff Flynn would like you to join him for breakfast. It’s not just any breakfast. It’s a breakfast for people like you — people who believe that if you are struggling with HIV/AIDS, that you…

MY JOURNEY DOWN THE LONG ROAD — 

While in high school and college my finish line was literal, at the end of foot races.  At the age of fifteen I was in ninth grade and my high school’s track coach saw that…