Basic Needs

 

Through our Basic Needs Action Area, our grant team allocates funds to agencies and programs in the following areas:

  • access to healthcare;
  • vital basic services.

The following agencies and programs received a combined total of $350,000 for this focus area:

 


Advocacy, Resources, Re-Entry and Outreach (ARRO) - NorthWest Lansing Healthy Communities Initiative

CASA for Kids - CASA for Kids, Inc./Barry and Eaton Counties

Community Outreach - NorthWest Lansing Healthy Communities Initiative

Counseling Services - St. Vincent Catholic Charities

Direct Assistance - Cristo Rey Community Center

Domestic Violence Intervention/Prevention Service - EVE (End Violent Encounters)

Eaton Emergency Shelter Program - SIREN/Eaton Shelter, Inc.

Emergency and Comprehensive Intervention Services - SafeCenter (formerly RAVE)

Emergency and Extended Services Program - The Salvation Army – Capital Area

Emergency Overnight Shelter - Volunteers of America Michigan

Emergency Services for Domestic Violence Survivors - SIREN/Eaton Shelter, Inc.

Family Counseling Program - Child and Family Charities (formerly Child & Family Services - Capital Area)

Family Health Clinic - Cristo Rey Community Center

Family Preservation Assistance - Highfields

Homeless Shelter for Families with Children - Haven House

Hotel Emergency Lodging Program (HELP) - Volunteers of America Michigan

Hospice and Palliative Care Services - Eaton Community Palliative Care (formerly Eaton Community Hospice)

Legal Services for Domestic Violence Survivors - Legal Services of South Central Michigan

New Hope Day Center - Volunteers of America Michigan

Outreach, Information and Connection- Allen Neighborhood Center

Personal Protection Order Office: Securing Safety - EVE (End Violent Encounters)

Prescription Assistance - Cristo Rey Community Center

Primary Care - Care Free Medical/Dental Clinic, Inc.

Residential Treatment for Persons with Substance Use Disorders - Mid-Michigan Recovery Services (formerly National Council on Alcoholism/Lansing Regional Area)
Sober Center Transitional Housing Program - Mid-Michigan Recovery Services (formerly National Council on Alcoholism/Lansing Regional Area)
 

Allen Neighborhood Center - Outreach, Information and Connection
Connects at-risk Eastside residents with a wide range of health, housing, and human services including emergency and enrollment services, connection to ANC programs and those of other agencies. Services are provided at the Center, through door to door canvasses, and at neighborhood events.

 
Provides compassionate primary, dental, optometry, and behavioral health care to the under-insured in the Lansing region. As a "patient centered medical home," primary care is the core of a comprehensive health model for people with the least access to ongoing healthcare.

 

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Trains volunteers from the community as Court Appointed Special Advocates to represent the best interest of children in the foster care system of Barry & Eaton Counties. CASA volunteers are appointed by the judge to advocate for individual children to ensure they are receiving appropriate services and working towards the ultimate goal of a safe and caring permanent home.

 
Child and Family Charities (formerly Child & Family Services - Capital Area) - Family Counseling Program
 
The Family Counseling Program serves children, youth, and families, emphasizing services to families with limited financial resources. Mental health and substance abuse counseling services are provided.

 

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Cristo Rey Community Center - Direct Assistance
The Direct Assistance program is one of the largest food pantries and the only bi-lingual food bank in the Ingham County Food Bank Network. Open distribution occurs bi-weekly providing fresh produce, recipes, and cooking instructions. The pantry also provides a community bread rack, personal needs items and baby formula. 

 

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Cristo Rey Community Center - Family Health Clinic
The Family Health Clinic provides education, conducts disease screening and works with individuals to maintain their overall health. The clinic also provides emergency health care for those experiencing acute illness, episodic conditions and other short term medical needs to prevent deteriorating health or hospitalization. Same day appointments are available and the clinic provides a 24-hour phone system to manage after-hours appointments and emergencies.

 

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Cristo Rey Community Center - Prescription Assistance
Provides vital services to indigent, low-income individuals without insurance. Uninsured residents experiencing a one-time crisis are given an emergency voucher to cover the cost for prescriptions. Clients are connected to long-term programs such as the Ingham Health Plan and the Medicare Prescription Drug Plan.

 

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Eaton Community Palliative Care (formerly Eaton Community Hospice) - Hospice and Palliative Care Services
Provides end of life and palliative care at no cost to patients or their families. Services address the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of terminally ill patients in their homes or in their 24-hour care, 6-bed residences.

 

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End Violent Encounters (EVE): - Domestic  Violence Intervention/Prevention Services
Provides physical safety and emotional well-being for victims of domestic violence and their children. The programs provided include safe, secure shelter; a 24-hour crisis line; individual and group counseling; parenting support; nutrition education; court support; childcare, and children’s activities

 
End Violent Encounters (EVE) - Personal Protection Order (PPO) Office: Securing Safety
Increases safety of domestic, sexual assault, and stalking victims by assisting victims with securing legal protections from the court. The office serves as a PPO coordination center for law enforcement and the court, and provides legal advocacy services for the victims.

 
Haven House - Homeless Shelter for Families with Children
Provides emergency housing and support services for single and two-parent families with children. The shelter helps families who are homeless prepare for permanent housing by developing and promoting self-sufficiency, stability and financial responsibility.

 

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Highfields - Family Preservation Assistance
This program assists families in crisis by removing barriers so they can focus on improving parenting and family functioning while keeping children safe.

 
Legal Services of South Central Michigan - Legal Services for Domestic Violence Survivors
This program will serve the goal of supporting the physical and mental safety of individuals and families in crisis by representing domestic violence victims in civil cases to achieve a home free of violence.

 

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MSU Safe Place - Shelter, Advocacy & Support for Survivors of Relationship Violence & Stalking
Provides shelter, advocacy and support services to victims of relationship violence and stalking. By providing services tailored to the individual, the program strives to assist each survivor and minor aged child with his or her own immediate and ongoing needs.

 

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Mid-Michigan Recovery Services (formerly National Council on Alcoholism/Lansing Regional Area) - Sober Center Transitional Housing Program
The program provides shelter to men who are homeless and/or chronically homeless and also have a diagnosed substance use disorder.  Each client develops a treatment plan for addressing employment, financial, legal, family, health, mental health, education and recovery support needs they may have.

 
Mid-Michgian Recovery Services (formerly National Council on Alcoholism/Lansing Regional Area) - Residential Treatment for Person With Substance Use Disorders
The program provides a ong-term inpatient stay for persons with a substance use disorder which is not being effectively treated at a lower level of stay (outpaient).  Two homes, Glass House for women and Holden House for mean specifically target indigent, low-income, unemployed, homeless and chronic homeless adults in our community for whom there are no other treatment options.

Provides a specialized wrap-around service to help ex-offenders reestablish themselves in our community and to help reduce recidivism. Individuals receive basic needs services from our Outreach Program, plus CATA bus passes, birth certificates, Michigan identification card, drivers’ licenses, resume and job assistance, mentoring, and much more.

 

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Community Outreach provides residents with a variety of emergency services such as help with signing up for health care coverage, food stamps, emergency food distribution, weekend survival backpack (food) program for school-aged children, personal needs items, and rent/utility assistance.

 

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SafeCenter - Emergency and Comprehensive Intervention Services
Services for Clinton County victims of domestic and sexual violence are available free 24/7, including telephone crisis intervention. Emergency shelter provides basic needs to homeless families, counseling, and advocacy services

 

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SIREN/Eaton Shelter, Inc. - Eaton Emergency Shelter Program
The Emergency Shelter Program assists the homeless with developing and implementing a plan to find and maintain safe, stable housing. The program provides case management as well as furniture, food, and clothing to participants.

 

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SIREN/Eaton Shelter, Inc. - Emergency Services for Domestic Violence Survivors
The goal of this project is to help survivors of domestic violence get the information and referrals needed to help them decide how to remain safe. The project provides a 24-hour crisis line, a 10-bed safe house, food, counseling, parenting and life skills classes, and other needed support services for family violence victims.
St. Vincent Catholic Charities - Counseling Services
Counseling Services is committed to improving the mental health and substance abuse issues of the poor and most vulnerable. Utilizing a sliding scale fee scale, services include individual, child, couple, family, group and substance abuse therapy to individuals suffering with significant behavioral and psychological distress or disabilities.

 

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The Salvation Army – Capital Area - Emergency and Extended Services Program
Provides assistance to low-income people in the tri-county area. The Emergency and Extended Services program provides short-term emergency help to those in need by securing and distributing food and other necessities at the lowest possible cost. 

 

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Volunteers of America Michigan - Emergency Overnight Shelter
A 66-bed overnight shelter providing a safe place to sleep, dinner and breakfast. The shelter provides 50 male beds and 16 beds for women and children. Showers, toiletries, diapers and other personal care items are supplied.

 

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Volunteers of America Michigan - Hotel Emergency Lodging Program (HELP)
HELP serves individuals and families when there is no capacity in area shelters or transitional housing facilities.  Eligibility is verified at intake and families are housed in a local hotel. Intensive case-management begins in the morning at the hotel with an intensive action plan to regain housing. (Singles served are special needs, post-surgical or infectious condition inappropriate for congregate facilities.)

 

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Volunteers of America Michigan - New Hope Day Center
The New Hope Day Center is the community's one-stop homeless service center. It is designed to serve from refuge to recovery at one place with aid from Volunteers of America staff and 12 collaborating agencies.

 

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