Step Down Program

Step Down Program

“Thank you guys, you’re in the lifesaving business,” a client at the Wayne Metro/Wayne Westland Salvation Army Step Down program said as David McCoy and Andy Barylski exited his apartment.  “You’ve got it, my friend,” McCoy replied, before shutting the...
Good Samaritan Ministries Housing Search Initiative

Good Samaritan Ministries Housing Search Initiative

Good Samaritan Ministries’ Housing Search Initiative, put on during Homeless Awareness Month 2020, will help people struggling to find housing in Ottawa County for years to come.  Good Samaritan Ministries, the Housing Assistance and Resource Agency (HARA) for Ottawa...
Calhoun County NARCAN Initiative

Calhoun County NARCAN Initiative

In 2020, pressures from the pandemic combined with the ongoing opioid epidemic to produce the most single-year overdose deaths in American history.  “It’s no surprise to me that we had record overdoses during a pandemic,” said Dawn Smith, executive director for...