foster care

Earlene McMichael | WMUK

Did you know that most foster youth are released from their state's care at age 18? Research shows they become vulnerable to homelessness, and few pursue college. Western Michigan University is changing that. Nearly 10 years ago, it founded the award-winning Seita Scholars Program that's led to 99 students who aged out of the system earning their degrees. This spring, officials say, their 100th is expected to graduate. 


MPRN

(MPRN-Lansing) An overhaul of Michigan’s child foster care system is showing results, and the state is moving closer to ending a federal judge’s oversight. 

Family and Children Services

Family and Children Services CEO Rosemary Gardiner says their facility has to expand to accommodate changes in child welfare and youth development programs. 


The Kalamazoo County Board has once again come up with last minute funds for child care placements through the local Department of Human Services.

County Human Services Director says progress is being made to ensure proper care of children

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