The first unofficial tent community was established at Washtenaw County Park by Caleb Poirier and Tate Williams. The camp used the self governing model that Caleb learned in Seattle as the basic structure for the camp.
Caleb Poirier and a group of dedicated individuals founded the first official camp which was named Camp Take Notice (CTN) at Arborland.
University of Michigan Law School helped M.I.S.S.I.O.N to be a 501 C3 non-profit organization.
Official M.I.S.S.I.O.N acronym founded (Michigan Itinerant Shelter System Interdependent Out of Necessity).
Established a new camp on Ann Arbor-Saline Road after being evicted from Arborland by police.
Increased media coverage led to greater community awareness, support of social justice organizations and monetary support.
The tent community on Ann Arbor-Saline Road evicted.
New Camp Take Notice was established on Wagner Road.
Camp triples in size, develops relationship with the Mdot, police, sheriff, county, and the Washtenaw Housing Alliance.
MISSION gains increased public awareness and support from area faith-based communities, service organizations and the University of Michigan.
Interview with BBC and confrontation with local and state agencies leads to another eviction.
Peggy Lynch founded Mercy House at her residence on White Street.
The concept based on Catholic Worker House, brought more legitimacy to the organization within the community.
Received a $100,000 anonymous donation for the purchase of property for a new CTN.
The Purchasing of Purple House
Purchased house and property on Stone School Road with the intention of establishing a tent community and eventually a tiny house community.
Sheri Wander founded the Winter Daytime Warming Center to provide daytime shelter during the months of December thru March.
James E. Hill House
The name of the house was officially changed to the James E. Hill House in honor of Jimmy Hill, Board President and a strong voice in the homeless community. Jimmy died of cancer in June. He had a caring, dedicated, and compassionate heart for all.>
The New Chapter
Officially started planning tiny house community.