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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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…

My Own Journey Home Story — 

Inspired! There really is no better word to describe my first year at Clare Housing. In simple ways, on many days, I see the mission come alive through our residents, volunteers, contributors and staff. All…

The Impossible Journey of Michael Reinbold — 

Impossible.  Impossible is a word that encapsulates many of the experiences Michael Reinbold has had during his long journey living with HIV/AIDS – both his descent into the illness, and his rise above it. The…

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…