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Detroit's hottest residential neighborhoods in 2023, according to realtors

Despite a cooling housing market, real estate agents in Detroit say due to low inventory, move-in ready houses near the city’s historic neighborhoods and thriving commercial corridors are still a hot buy.

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Michigan project highlights needs of medically fragile foster children

A recent collaboration is working to address the many challenges faced by medically fragile foster children, who may live with chronic disorders or developmental disabilities.

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Foster care fosters hope for Michigan’s most vulnerable children

Michigan's community mental health agencies, CMHs, provide mental health care for the roughly 10,000 children in Michigan’s foster care system. Here is how Genesee Health Systems and Sanilac County CMH are working hard to help foster children in their counties thrive.

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Community mental health meets Northern Michiganders where they’re at with mobile crisis intervention

The Northern Lakes Community Mental Health Authority mobile crisis intervention services reach across Crawford, Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Missaukee, Roscommon, and Wexford counties.    

Feature Story OnPoint provides care at its facilities and also via mobile crisis response.

OnPoint’s mobile crisis team brings help to Allegan County residents with urgent mental health needs

OnPoint’s Community Mental Health Mobile Crisis Intervention Program is available 24/7/365 with a supervisor and two clinicians on-call at all times. 

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Detroit Public Schools Community District Farm-to-School initiatives grow through SNAP-Ed

The DPSCD Farm-to-School initiative increases the amounts of locally grown fruits, vegetables, and legumes used in school breakfasts and lunches.

Feature Story Alejandra Gomez, UNI education initiatives director

Bringing education and enrichment to Southwest Detroit youthQ&A with Alejandra Gomez: Nonprofit Journal Project

When she was 12 years old, Alejandra Gomez, started participating in afterschool activities in Southwest Detroit at United Neighborhood Initiatives. Today she leads afterschool and out-of-school programming for the agency, bringing creativity, heart and expertise to her work with young people.  

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Empowering community members to eat healthierQ&A with Sonia Brown: Nonprofit Journal Project

Sonia Brown, known as Auntie Na, is rehabbing a house to be much more than a food pantry to serve Detroit’s west side. Nutrition education around healthy food shopping, meal preparation, and growing vegetables will take place at the “nutrition home,” located in the beloved neighborhood known as Auntie Na’s Village.  

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How these 3 women wowed judges to win the Black Girl Ventures Pitch Tour in Detroit

From environmental puzzle designs to empowering young women, these three entrepreneurs are changing metro Detroit with their businesses and were awarded in a recent pitch competition. We find out why the judges were so impressed. 

Feature Story Joan Gustafson and Nellie Tsai of Michigan Nonprofit Association

Finally, support for small nonprofits that kept communities together during the pandemicFeature: Nonprofit Journal Project

Michigan Nonprofit Association and the Michigan Department of Labor and Opportunity are overseeing a grant program for small Michigan nonprofits that are struggling post-pandemic.    

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