Mental Health Resources

Navigating the difficulties of this crisis — the uncertainty, the anxiety, and the grief — can take its toll. Those struggles are worth acknowledging and worth working through. When we feel overwhelmed or in over our head, it is important to take deep breaths and reach out to our social circles and/or do our best…

Seeds, seeds, seeds!

Looking for post-Earth Day activities or are in need of extra plants for your garden? Hurry on over to the Three Rivers Food Site (open Tues, Thurs 9am-12pm) or the Blessing Box outside Trinity Episcopal for an array of free seed packets! The Huss Project Farm is currently donating its excess supply, including carrot, radish,…

More food access opportunities available

If you or your family are still in search of food access during the COVID-19 crisis, you may be eligible for the Pandemic EBT Program. Eligible families with students between the ages of 5 and 18 have the opportunity to receive assistance, regardless of whether or not you have signed up for Food Assistance Program…

Food access during COVID-19 in St. Joseph County

In an effort to jump start our food security efforts during the COVID-19 crisis, we have been busy planting seedlings for The Huss Project Farm. As food shortages, lack of finances, and unpredictable weather patterns become a larger factor for many folks, we live in the hope that spring will offer us the soil, water…

Emergency funds and resources available to you during COVID-19

Various county agencies are working to provide immediate emergency relief services as St. Joseph County’s economic situation continues to decline due to the coronavirus pandemic. We are updating in real time funds/resources that individuals, families, nonprofits and businesses can apply for and take advantage of at this time. Because the situation of this pandemic is…

Virtual open mic night this Thursday!

Are you looking for a creative outlet during quarantine? Join the Lowrys Bookstore Open Mic crew this Thursday, April 2 at 6:45pm via Zoom! For those of us struggling mentally, physically, or socially in this time of crisis, witnessing and producing art offer us important solace and solidarity. As some of you may know, Aundrea…

Love note in light of COVID-19: Please stay home

Last night (March 29), local authorities announced the first official case of COVID-19 in St. Joseph County, MI. Along with the advice of health and government officials, we are urging community members to shelter in place and practice all safety precautions listed below in an effort to mitigate the spread of the virus. Beginning today…

Alek & Deborah

Friends of Huss: Alek and Deborah

During this giving season, we’ve asked donors why they have chosen to become a Friend of Huss! Alek and Deborah Haak-Frost, long-term community members of *culture is not optional, provided a few of their thoughts: Alek: “I believe in the cause. I believe community building can solve a variety of issues. While nationally, divisiveness and…

Aluminum walls

Beauty in the details: Upcycled Aluminum

In the spirit of adding more aesthetic flare to our renovation project and continuing with the upcycling project that was started in building the pavilion, we decided to bring some corrugated texture inside the Imaginarium. To build an accessible bathroom in the Imaginarium, we combined two small rooms (a tiny bathroom and a pantry) into…

Imaginarium brick

Beauty in the details: Exposing brick walls

When planning and implementing the Imaginarium renovation project, we looked for a number of ways to enliven the space and highlight the character of this historic building. One of the ways we’ve done that is by taking off the thick layers of old plaster on the southern walls of the Imaginarium to expose the hundred…

If you believe in the power of creativity, become a Friend of Huss!

Do you enjoy putting your heart, head and hands into creative endeavors? If so, the Huss Project is a great place to get involved! From cooking, to visual art-making, to bike tune-ups, to composting, we’re seeking new and renewed ways of living creatively here in Three Rivers. As we explore our imaginative capacities together, we’re…

Huss Elementary closes

Huss history: Reflection on Huss Elementary Closing

This week for our Friends of Huss campaign, we’re taking ourselves back to 1982, when the Huss Elementary School school closed. Jo Barton, a music teacher at the time, shared her perspective of the closing in an interview with *culture is not optional intern Christina Binder in 2009: When they closed the building, we were…