This initiative provides job skill training and confidence building to youth ages 17-25 in an environmental stewardship atmosphere through the Youthworks Conservation Corps. Since 1937, Child & Family Services of Northwestern Michigan has provided support services, such as child welfare programs, counseling and trauma assessments, runaway and homeless youth assistance, and on-going training opportunities that create safer and healthier communities throughout the region. They use a trauma-focused lens to help children, youth, and adults heal and grow.
2019 Impact100 TC $101,333.34 Grant Recipient.
K.A.I.R is a community-based volunteer organization that assists residents of the Kalkaska County area in need. K.A.I.R.’s existing programs, such as the food pantry and utility assistance, were significantly bolstered with their new community meal program that serves 500-600 meals per month.
2019 Impact100 TC $101,333.34 Grant Recipient
Home is not a safe place for everyone. Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs) are community-based, child-focused and child-friendly facilities where representatives from many disciplines meet to discuss and make decisions about investigation, treatment and prosecution of child abuse cases. Traverse Bay Children’s Advocacy Center is an accredited CAC through the National Children’s Alliance. All services are offered at no cost to children and families in the Grand Traverse region.