Michigan Matters: Celebrating Inspiring Community ChampionsOn this week’s Michigan Matters… It’s a spotlight on two remarkable women blazing unique trails to help our community..
How Empowerment Plan Empowers DetroitersTheir Holistic Approach Addresses Everything From Housing And Childcare To Transportation And Education.
Pontiac's Grace Centers of Hope"We Want To See People Get Their Life Back, Become Productive Citizens And Homeowners"
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and His Wife MacKenzie Create $2 Billion Fund To Fight HomelessnessJeff Bezos announced the "Bezos Day One Fund." The Amazon CEO and his wife, MacKenzie, will commit $2 billion to fund existing nonprofits that help homeless families and to create a network of preschools in low-income communities.
'Detroit Is A Major Center Of Sex Trafficking' CEO Says There's A Lot Of Work To Be DoneThe non-profit organization Alternatives for Girls provides shelter, support and hope for homeless and high-risk girls and young women.
Conversations With Veterans: Michael Newcombe's Struggle Post Military LifeWhen Michael Newcombe became an active duty combat engineer for the Army, he had the world on a string, but an injury received in Afghanistan changed all that. Plagued by homelessness, unemployment and addiction, this young veteran refused to give up. This is his story.
Teens Sleep Outside In Freezing Temps To Raise Awareness Of HomelessA group of teenagers got a first-hand look at what it's like to spend the night without electricity, or even a roof over their heads.
Report: Homelessness In Michigan Continues To DeclineA deeper look at homelessness statistics shows signs of an improving economy.
Local Filmmaker Releases Documentary on 'Dreadlock Mike'Quietly working on a documentary about the homeless people in Detroit, Colin had filmed and interviewed Dreadlock Mike a few years ago, and with the news of his death, he felt compelled to finish it. Colin edited it into a short-profiling documentary about Dreadlock Mike, telling the story and message of Michael Alston for the way he should be remembered.
ACLU: Detroit Police Dumping Homeless Outside CityThe ACLU is accusing Detroit police of removing homeless people from Greektown and dropping them off miles away.
Finding A Home For Christmas: One Local Mom's StoryIn this Christmas season, hundreds of families across the metro Detroit area are calling a homeless shelter home.
Metro Detroit To Get $4.2M For Housing, Homelessness ProgramsMetro Detroit will receive $4.2 million in federal funding to promote affordable housing, fight homelessness and boost the local economy.
Report: Homelessness Declines In MichiganThe report, presented by leaders of Michigan's Campaign to End Homelessness, shows that there were 6,143 fewer Michigan residents who were homeless for any part of 2011 than who were homeless during 2010.
Best Volunteer Opportunities For Kids In DetroitVolunteering not only teaches kids about the needs of others, it also instills in them a sense of responsibility and purpose. These local volunteer opportunities give kids a chance to make a difference in their own community.