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...
Infant Safe Sleep: What You Should Know

Infant Safe Sleep: What You Should Know

TW: infant death; substance use, specific mention of alcohol and opioids in webinar  On 2/8/21, MCAH hosted “Infant Safe Sleep” webinar with Patti Kelly and Colleen Nelson of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to educate service providers, new...
Conducting the PIT Count During COVID-19

Conducting the PIT Count During COVID-19

The Point-In-Time (PIT) count is an annual event, but this year will look different due to COVID-19 precautions.  What is the Point-In-Time count? This Wednesday, January 27, Michigan communities will participate in an annual event to produce a snapshot of the number...
Reflecting on a Remote Internship in 2020

Reflecting on a Remote Internship in 2020

MCAH was fortunate to have two amazing interns assist with our election work during the 2020 fall semester. As we look back on a difficult year of remote work, we’re honored to have Haley and Cate share their reflections on a most unique internship. HALEY...