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12 Months of Refugees by Sarah Hillman

We are extremely excited to announce our 12 months of Refugees awareness campaign support by the amazing Sarah Hillman. Migration has always been portrayed as unwanted or “illegal” in the United States. In the real world, we know that migration is simply a human process. We migrate for love, economic reasons, community, safety, resources, etc.

Landscaping Under the Umbrella

Each year, the Artist Umbrella chooses a cause to support. The AU calls on their entire network to do a community project. This year, the AU chose the Umoja House. Umoja House was founded in October 2021 and opened its doors on December 1st, 2021. The Umoja House is a home to all migrants and

Annual Spring Auction

Come one, come all! Bring your spring cleaning collectables to the Umoja House Annual Spring Action. By donating your treasures to us, we can sell them to another member of the community who will cherish them and help us raise money for furnishings, community events, and things we need to make Umoja House safe, comfortable,

Linens for Unity

The Umoja House is a transitional housing project created to support migrants of all kinds. We provide emergency housing assistance to refugees, asylees, and displaced person. To help support the Umoja House, we are throwing a “Linens for Unity” party where the price of admissions is full and queen sized bed sets (sheets, bed skirts,

French Language Exchange

The Umoja House loves culture. We hold monthly language exchanges to bring the community together and learn more about one another. Whether native, intermediate or beginner, stop by 325 Leslie St. to speak French and learn. Le maison Umoja aime la culture. Nous avons des échanges linguistiques mensuels pour rassembler la communauté et apprendre les

International Book Club

The Umoja House’s mission also includes programming that helps support diversity and global inclusion in our community. We hold unique events with guests and the entire Lansing community that spurs dialogue and learning.  We will begin our International Book Club starting Sunday, March 6th at 4pm. Our 2022 reading list is as follows:  March –

A Not So Silent Auction 12/29/21

Join in person or on Facebook Live for A Not So Silent Auction to help raise funds for house repairs, furnishings, and our free pantry. The auction will take place at 7pm on December 29th at our East House at 324 Regent St. Lansing, Michigan. Online and in person participants will compete over gently used

Umoja House Fundraiser

Hello, my name is Charla Burnett!   I was born and raised in Lansing, Michigan.   I was a first generation college graduate and my focus was on supporting refugees and migrants!   Did you know Lansing is a relocation site for refugees and Michigan is home to 50,000 refugees and asylees? I didn’t either until I started