CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES OF NORTHWEST MICHIGAN

CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES OF NORTHWEST MICHIGAN

2019 Impact100 TC $101,333.34 Grant Recipient.

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.

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KALKASKA AREA INTERFAITH RESOURCES

KALKASKA AREA INTERFAITH RESOURCES

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.

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TRAVERSE BAY CHILD ADVOCACY CENTER

TRAVERSE BAY CHILD ADVOCACY CENTER

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.

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ADDICTION TREATMENT SERVICES

ADDICTION TREATMENT SERVICES

2018 Impact100 TC $123,500 Grant Recipient

Addiction Treatment Services will expand their newest program, PORCH (Providing Opportunities for Recovery and Community Health) – a program that will be Michigan’s first community-based effort to address the opioid crisis with a comprehensive, evidence-based, multi-systemic strategy. PORCH aims to provide same-day assessments for those seeking help with addiction, bypassing the normal 2-3 week waiting period. ATS will use the grant funding to hire three PORCH employees and to provide educational resources to employers, schools, and other community groups.

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COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS

COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS

2018 Impact100 TC $123,500 Grant Recipient

Communities in Schools (CIS) will continue helping at-risk high school students stay in school by addressing both academic and nonacademic barriers to their success. Their 2018 Impact100 TC grant will help create a feeder school pattern for the CIS model to be implemented in several area school districts, including Kalkaska Public Schools, Central Lake Public Schools, Suttons Bay Public Schools, and Forest Area Community Schools.

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