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.
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.