It is not often that your donation can get doubled! However that is what happens when you donate to the Warm Hearts, Warm Homes campaign that launched today. Corporate sponsors Isabella Bank and Consumers Energy are providing a dollar-for-dollar match of your donation. Call now at 1-800-999-5656, or donate online at https://www.wcmu.org/warmhearts/ to help a family in need today.
For years, Jim felt he didn’t count, this year he knows he counts. For nearly 5 years, an old shed covered in tarps is where Jim called home. During the winter months, he made an indoor wood stove from scraps he had found when he went to town. Some mornings, his hands were so numb from the night, that he didn’t want to get out of bed to make breakfast.
When sought out by community agencies, Jim was initially resistant to assistance. He expressed no interest in taking up space in a home that could be used for someone else. After volunteers reached out to him during our annual Point in Time (PIT) count, Jim subsequently made the decision to contact the housing assistance authorities. When we asked Jim what changed his mind, he stated that his daughter had made contact with him; he wanted to have his own home for her to visit. At that point, Jim was finally able to secure a quaint, 1 bedroom home and had his first visitor in years, his estranged daughter.
If you, or someone you know is experiencing homelessness,
please call the NEMCSA Coordinated Entry Access line: 1-866-484-7077
Warm Hearts, Warm Homes Campaign starting soon! Your donation to WCMU Public Radio will support the programming you love and will be matched by our generous collaborators Consumers Energy and Isabella Bank.The matching funds triggered by your donation will be distributed to folks in need of heating assistance by the Michigan Community Action Agency that covers your community. https://www.nemcsa.org/news-events/warm-hearts-warm-homes-campaign-starting-soon
We value our clients and are committed to providing quality services. Please take a moment to tell us about your experience with our staff and our programs. All submissions are anonymous unless you share your personal story and consent to a media release. https://nemcsa.knack.com/nemcsa-portal#client-satisfaction-survey2/
November is Homeless Awareness Month. The Housing Choice Voucher application will be open for those who are in need of assistance paying rent. The Counties this will affect include Iosco, Montmorency, Ogemaw and Oscoda.
Use the link below to apply for the Housing Choice Voucher:
NEMCSA's Own Wins Michigan's 2018 Top HR Professional Award!
During the annual MISHRM (Michigan Society for Human Resource Management) conference NEMCSA’s Cathy Macfalda was named Michigan’s 2018 Top HR Professional! Cathy worked as Human Resources manager for NEMCSA and has been with the agency for almost 24 years.Congrats Cathy- we appreciate you!
Accessing services shouldn’t be a burden or a frustration. We want o seek your input on what the obstacles and opportunities are for the communities they serve.Please take a moment to take the survey below :https://notwithoutusmich.org/