Tag Archives: Camp Take Notice

Does Washtenaw County have sufficient infrastructure to keep people warm this weekend?

With yet another huge winter storm system headed our way, and temperatures expected to reach well below 0 °F by the end of this weekend, I reached out to several people who work with Washtenaw County’s homeless population, asking a relatively simple question…. “Do we have warming center capacity in the Ypsi-Arbor area sufficient to […]

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Ann Arbor’s Camp Take Notice getting the attention in Europe than it deserves the U.S.

I just received a note from a U.S. expatriate living in France, asking me to confirm whether or not what he’d heard today on the BBC about a homeless encampment on the outskirts of Ann Arbor was indeed true… Sadly, I had to tell him that Camp Take Notice was in fact real. Here’s a […]

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The closing of Camp Take Notice

Until today, when I read about the police shutting it down, I was unaware of the tent city behind Arborland Mall known as Camp Take Notice. Apparently the big crackdown by authorities came on Wednesday, when Caleb Poirier, the leader of the camp, which is said to have between 30 and 60 inhabitants, was arrested […]

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