non-profit groups

"Success has put Battle Creek’s shelter for domestic violence victims in a financial tailspin. “We have to have $70,000 or we are going to have to dramatically change services,” said Jennifer Fopma, executive director of SAFE Place. “The community can not do without SAFE Place and we need a hero right now.” (Battle Creek Enquirer)

"EAST LANSING – The criminal case against fired Summit Pointe CEO Erv Brinker rests on what Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette alleged were fraudulent contracts with a Key West, Fla., man associated with a psychic palm reader." (Battle Creek Enquirer)

"Two employees were terminated and another resigned after an investigation of The Arc of Calhoun County, Stacie Voskuil, president of the organization’s board, said Tuesday." (Battle Creek Enquirer)

Three employees of The Arc of Calhoun County have been placed on administrative leave. A May 6 statement on behalf of the organization’s board of trustees announced Kim Hommerding, executive director; Loretta Fuller, finance director; and program coordinator Chuck Lamson are on administrative leave for “an unknown amount of time.” The reasoning for the move has not been disclosed by the organization or its board of trustees. (Battle Creek Enquirer)

Small businesses in the neighborhoods surrounding downtown Battle Creek are the targets of a new loan program from a local nonprofit organization. “There’s a lot of good, creative ideas coming from these neighborhoods and the families living there,” said Bill Phillips, president and CEO of Neighborhoods Inc. (Battle Creek Enquirer)

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