STORIES


Stories of growth, stories of impact, stories from our community.

25 Years of HOPE

We must continue to support the LGBT community. We’ve done it before, we’d do it again, and we’ll keep doing it for the next 25 years—and beyond....

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Making Connections in Detroit’s Aging LGBT Community

For LGBT community members who feel disconnected or alone, Friendly Callers has offered crucial companionship and support....

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HOPE Fund Announces New Grant for LGBTQ Cancer Care

A $7,500 grant was made to the American Cancer Society Michigan Inc. to support resource development and training for health care professionals on LGBTQ-sensitive cancer screening...

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Statewide partners commit $5M for programs focused on treating opioid addiction in Michigan

Two Michigan hospitals to establish Medication Assisted Treatment program focused on long-term treatment of opioid use disorder Wayne State University to receive funds to address opioid addiction in jails Governor...

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In Press Release

In 2020 US Census, we must work to ensure all in southeast Michigan are counted

This piece originally ran in the Detroit Free Press on Saturday, May 18, 2019 Any day now, the U.S. Supreme Court will rule on whether the federal government can include...

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Providing mental health support for youth

The Community Foundation supports many programs throughout the region that provide mental health support for youth. In 2018, the Foundation supported a partnership between Detroit Public Schools and Transforming Research...

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Community Foundation announces nearly $19 million in grants

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan announced nearly $19 million in grants to organizations and initiatives primarily within southeast Michigan’s seven counties in areas including health, education, the arts, environment,...

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In Press Release

Healthy People, Healthy Region

This story first appeared in the Spring 2019 REPORT Newseltter The health of a community is often determined by the social conditions of its residents — where they live, work,...

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The Neutral Zone helps LGBT teens tell their stories

This story first appeared in the Spring 2019 REPORT Newseltter For lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) teens, acceptance can be challenging. A sense of community is critical to their well-being....

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When playing helps healing

This story first appeared in the Spring 2019 REPORT Newseltter Many programs across the region help residents heal from illnesses in ways that promote physical, emotional, and spiritual resilience. One...

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