foster care

4:24 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

More Emergency Funds Go To Kalamazoo County Child Placement

The Kalamazoo County Board has once again come up with last minute funds for child care placements through the local Department of Human Services.
KALAMAZOO, MI - The Kalamazoo County Board agreed Monday to accept $750,000 from the state to fund child care placements, but not before commissioners again expressed their displeasure with the emergency request for funding from the local Department of Human Services office.
6:18 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Kalamazoo County DHS Director Says Agency is on Right Path Despite Deficit

County Human Services Director says progress is being made to ensure proper care of children
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Despite the Kalamazoo County Department of Human Services projecting to end 2014 with a $15,000 deficit, its director says the agency is on the path to financial recovery after needing two emergency cash infusions earlier this year to fund its childcare placements.
2:28 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

WSW: From Foster Care to Graduation and Beyond

2013 Fostering Success Summit
Credit Fostering Success, Western Michigan University

A statewide summit on foster care and a special movie screening are being held this week in Kalamazoo. 

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1:51 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

WMU named one of best in nation for helping foster care youth

WMU's efforts include Seita Scholars Program which supports 160 former foster care students annually
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - A national organization has named Western Michigan University's program to help foster care youth as among the best in the nation. The Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) chose WMU's Center for Fostering Success as one of 15 programs "making a critical difference" for foster care youth in the United States.
8:58 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Pilot program for vulnerable children includes Kalamazoo County

Kalamazoo one of three counties chosen to participate in five year program
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - A new Michigan Department of Human Services pilot program designed to improve the lives of vulnerable children and strengthen families launched Thursday in Kalamazoo County. Protect MiFamily will engage with 100 Kalamazoo families and offer wide array of services for a minimum of six months.