The Federation Board of Directors has voted to approve the Full Member application of Covenant House Michigan submitted by their Executive Director Gerald Piro. Covenant House Michigan is a faith-based nonprofit organization located in Detroit that provides hope to homeless, runaway and at-risk youth ages 18-24. They provide shelter, educational and vocational programs, as well as other support services, to help overcome hurdles such as homelessness, unemployment, inadequate education, violence, drugs and gangs. Their goal is to redirect them onto a path toward meaningful and successful adulthood. CHM has come to be known by Detroit area young people as a place they can go to build a better future and be treated with respect and unconditional love. Over 60,000 youths have been served by CHM since its inception in September, 1997. Visit them on the web at: https://covenanthousemi.org Welcome Gerald and staff!
Welcome newest Federation member West Michigan Partnership for Children—The Federation Board of Directors has voted to approve the Full Member application of West Michigan Partnership for Children (WMPC) submitted by their CEO Kristyn Peck. WMPC is the consortium model pilot for performance based contracting in Kent County. This performance-based child welfare system seeks to further improve safety, quality and consistency of services and outcomes for children and families throughout the state. The Kent County child welfare service providers (Bethany Christian Services, Catholic Charities of West Michigan, D.A. Blodgett - St. John’s, Samaritas, and Wellspring Lutheran Services, form the West Michigan Partnership for Children (WMPC), which will contract directly with MDHHS and with the individual service providers. Welcome Kristyn and staff!
Welcome newest Federation member Michigan Juvenile Detention Association (MJDA)—The Federation Board has voted to approve the Affiliate Member application of Michigan Juvenile Detention Association (MJDA) submitted by Richard Gentry, President. The Michigan Juvenile Detention Association is composed of 26 different Juvenile Detention agencies of varying sizes all over the state of Michigan.
The Michigan Juvenile Detention Association will continue to be a national leader in promoting and sustaining of exemplary juvenile detention, residential treatment, and community based services for youth and their families.
The Michigan Juvenile Detention Association is committed to the highest standard of professional ethics, overall excellence in the care and custody of youth, and the provision of services to their families.
Learn more about the association at http://mjdaonline.org. Welcome, Richard and members of MJDA!
DETROIT, MI – May 26, 2017 - Community Social Services of Wayne County (CSSWC) is pleased to announce William “Chuck” Jackson as its new President effective May 31, 2017. He will succeed Patrick Heron who retired May 5, 2017. “CSSWC’s Board of Directors thanks Patrick Heron for his years of service and we look forward to working with Chuck and we are excited about the organization’s future,” said Brenda Motley-Aikens, Chair of CSSWC’s Board of Directors. “Chuck’s proven track record of executive leadership coupled with his ability to lead by setting clear priorities and achievable goals will help guide CSSWC on a path to achieve our goal of delivering excellent services to the residents of Southeastern Michigan.”