Introducing Grantee Stories

Today we are excited to launch Headwaters’ newest storytelling project: Grantee Stories. 

Headwaters’ grantee community is made up of powerful organizers working across the state to build power in communities using a diverse range of strategies. Each of these organizations has a unique and powerful story to tell about their work and how it moves Minnesota closer to liberation. 

As part of the project, you’ll find the stories – told in our grantees’ own words – of the work happening everyday in our communities to advance equity, transform power, and demand inclusion and justice for all Minnesotans. 

Our first Grantee Story features the story of Freedom from the Streets, as told by Executive Director Junail Anderson. 

Freedom from the Streets was founded in 2019 to support and build power with people who are homeless, formerly homeless, or on the verge of homelessness. Its core leaders and staff have all experienced homelessness and work to listen to and support community members experiencing homelessness to find resources and solutions – both through direct service and policy work.    

We hope you’ll take the time to get to know Freedom from the Streets and Junail’s work, in her own words. Read the story today!