After more than seven years of planning, development and HUD review, Lutheran Social Services of Michigan (LSSM) broke ground January 10 for the construction of Alison House, a 14-unit single level apartment building in Delta Township, just outside Lansing, for adults with physical disabilities. More than 70 persons attended the ceremony, followed by a reception in a heated tent.
(GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.) Jan. 10, 2005 Wedgwood Christian Services, an established provider of leading residential treatment and prevention programs for at-risk teens, is expanding its continuum of care with the opening of a unique street school targeting expelled youth. Wedgwood's Lighthouse Academy will welcome its first students on Jan. 24 at facilities offered within the United Methodist Community House (UMCH), 904 Sheldon Ave. SE., in downtown Grand Rapids. In addition to a classroom, students will have access to UMCH's auditorium and state-of-the-art computer lab.
Oakland County, MI Promise Village: Home for Children has been approved by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to receive a grant which will be used to study and research the feasibility of replicating the Promise Village early intervention program for abused, neglected and troubled children around the nation. The project is funded with a planning grant in the amount of $199,515.
LANSING More than 250 Ingham County adolescents will be receiving substance abuse treatment services under terms of a federal grant just awarded to Lansing's Child & Family Services, Capital Area by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS PREPARE FOR THE WORLD OF WORK
HERSEY, MI. The program brings a whole new meaning to the phrase, "getting ready for work." Ten students from Chi Ethridge's class at Chippewa Hills High School participated in the Michigan Works! Eagle Village Jumpstart program Nov. 20-22 at the Adventure Learning Center.