6:23 am
Mon January 19, 2015

Snyder to Focus on Those in Need in State of State Address

Governor says he wants a "more holistic" approach providing services to families and children
How the state delivers services to the most vulnerable Michiganders will be a key component of Gov. Rick Snyder's fifth State of the State address on Tuesday. He's given hints over the last few weeks that he'd like to streamline many services offered to poor, unemployed and disenfranchised residents.
Families in Poverty
4:21 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

WSW: Two Generation Strategy to Help Low Income Families

The Michigan League for Public Policy says financial aid for adults to go back to school would help low income families
Credit WMUK


The Michigan League for Public Policy says any effort to help families get out of poverty has to address both parents and children. 

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6:33 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Study Finds Working Poor Families in Calhoun County Struggling for Basic Needs

Costs of childcare and transportation take large chunks out of family budgets
Although nearly 9,000 households in Calhoun County live below the poverty line, a far greater number earn too little to afford basic needs, according to new study of financial hardship in Michigan released Monday. The county's percentage of households below the so-called "ALICE threshold," the income needed to meet basic needs, is 46 percent - among the worst in Michigan.
6:17 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Kids Count Report Finds Michigan in Bottom Half of Nation for Child Well Being

Michigan was 32nd overall in 2014 report, down one spot from 2013
LANSING -- Michigan is improving slightly for major factors in child well-being, but still lags far behind the majority of states, according to the 25th annual "Kids Count" report. The report, produced by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, revealed that while preschool attendance rates, teen birth rates and child poverty all improved from last year's report, the state remains mired behind its neighbors.
6:24 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Lakeshore Habitat for Humanity Launches Capital Campaign in Holland

Organization looking to help more families with housing
Nothing takes the place of a safe home. For that reason, Lakeshore Habitat for Humanity has launched its "Blueprint to ReBuild the Lakeshore" initiative, a three-year quest to raise $1.2 million.Even while helping 150 families in the greater Holland area, Habitat looked for ways to do more, Lakeshore Habitat Humanity Executive Director Jack Zandstra said Wednesday.