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Feature Story Jason Headen, Vice President of the Detroit Market at CHN Housing Partners, at a new CHN housing development on Orchard Street

Without affordable housing, some Detroiters struggle, lose stable housingResilient Neighborhoods Feature

From house-burdened to homeless, Detroiters are feeling the impact of the city's affordable housing crisis.

Longform Robert Sheehan  and colleague, Valerie Jamerson, take a look at the new Tool Kit.

Social Work Career Promotion Tool Kit shares benefits and pathways to rewarding careers

The toolkit is designed to enhance recruitment and promote social work career opportunities across the state. It includes sample language for websites, emails, and social media posts as well as recommended language for various professionals, including high school guidance counselors, college academic advisors, and behavioral health providers. There are also photographic materials for outreach usage.   

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Mobile clinics offer model of health care that treats patients where they are

Mobile clinics offer a model of health care for people who otherwise face barriers to accessing health care. This on-demand service helps seniors and people with disabilities to get vaccines and other care.   

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High school students raise awareness of the importance of vaccines

Shielding Generations, a group of high school students, is on a mission to bridge the gap in health equity for people with disabilities and other vulnerable groups who have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.

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Hope Starts Here puts Detroit's young children first

The Hope Starts Here initiative brings together a team of advocates and champions who are leading the charge for Detroit’s early childhood systems. A collaboration among The W.K. Kellogg Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, The Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation, and a host of agencies, community based organizations, and most importantly, Detroit residents, Hope Starts Here formally launched in 2017.  

Feature Story Briana Mason in front of her Morningside home

Help for Detroiters navigating the path to buying or renting a homeResilient Neighborhoods Feature

As the housing market on Detroit’s East Side shifts, the nonprofit U SNAP BAC supports people in finding the housing option that’s best for them. It also helps them boost their financial literacy and be better prepared for homeownership.  

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More state funding needed for children’s hearing and vision screening

In Michigan, around one million school aged children take part in hearing and vision screenings each year. Approximately 88,000 of them need help and are referred for further hearing and vision services. These services are vital to children’s overall health as well as to their academic and social success. 

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Tiff Massey forging her future in Metalsmithing: New exhibit ‘7 Mile + Livernois’

The first Black woman to graduate with a Master's in Metalsmithing at Cranbrook has a request: “I really want Detroit to pull up on me. Your sister has an exhibition, pull up.”

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Maximizing your bank branch experience

Diedra Porché, head of Community and Business Development at Chase, talks about how the bank model has evolved to maximize the branch experience for customers, and how connecting with your local branch team can help you think differently about money and investing for your future.  

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