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Meet Ashia Wilson

MCAH would like to welcome Ashia!

Ashia is MCAH’s Manager of Authentic Engagement.  In this brand new role, she is committed to helping end homelessness through the design and implementation of new programming, initiatives and policies that build power and opportunity for people with lived experience of homelessness and further MCAH’s priorities as outlined in the organization’s strategic plan

Before joining MCAH, Ashia worked as a Program Coordinator for Northwest Initiative’s program A.R.R.O in Lansing, Michigan. During her time there, she advocated for returning citizens and their families, addressing the challenges they face when reintegrating into the community after incarceration. Ashia also facilitated wrap-around services by connecting ex-offenders and their families with various resources, including identification, housing, employment, medical coverage, mentoring, and transportation.

 

Ashia served as a Community Engagement Specialist with Nation Outside, where she focused on networking and collaboration among community members and stakeholders to raise awareness and advocate for policy and practice reform. The goal was to address the barriers faced by individuals returning to the community after incarceration. Nation Outside has played a crucial role in advocating for Clean Slate Legislation, organizing large-scale expungement events, and leading the effort for Fair Chance Housing ordinances in Michigan.

 

Additionally, Ashia holds certifications in CCAR Ethical Considerations and Project ASSERT. She has also completed the Recovery Coach Academy with Wellness Inx, Michigan. Currently, she is pursuing her General Studies associate degree at Lansing Community College. Ashia firmly believes in housing as a basic human right and is passionate about using her own experience with homelessness to advocate for change on behalf of others.

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