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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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…

HIV/AIDS Service Organizations – Do They Matter Today? A Personal Perspective — 

My name is David Anderson. I tested positive for HIV in 2009, and I’ve been active in the HIV community since 2003.  I am currently an HIV Educator with Minnesota AIDS Project and a Membership Advisor…

Let’s Get to Zero in Minnesota by 2025 — 

World AIDS Day has been held every year since 1988. It marks one of the most gripping health epidemics in human history. It is a moment in time when we pause to recognize our collective…

Thank you — 

It’s normal for all of us to receive several requests this time of year to support various friends, co-workers, and family in their fundraising efforts for the causes that mean the most to them. Requests are…

It all started with dinner — 

Over the last ten years, my wife and I have been so proud to watch Clare Housing’s growth. We continue to support Clare Housing because we believe in their mission. After all, we have seen…

Sharing Friendship, Family and Food Once a Month at Clare Housing — 

We really didn’t even know where to begin.  It was the Winter of 2011, and our family felt the urge to get involved.  Was there a place where we could experience community, make new friends,…

It’s Time for Living, Not Just Survival — 

Finding a home when you are homeless can be a challenge in itself. Add to that an HIV/AIDS diagnosis, chemical addiction or mental health issues, or a criminal background and it becomes even more difficult…

The Gift of Trauma — 

“I’m in trouble,” my 96-year-old dad called from the motel bathroom. I put down my map and opened the door. Blood smeared the floor where he had tried to clean it with a towel. Black…