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2014 Partner Agencies
 

  
Agencies supported by Designations (partial list)
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PCUW Partner Agencies and Grant Recipients
 

 Angela Hospice

Angela Hospice provides comprehensive, compassionate, and Christ-like hospice care to the community of Southeast Michigan. A pioneer in the hospice movement, Angela Hospice opened the first freestanding center of its kind in Michigan and developed specialized prenatal and pediatric programs. They have expanded their community outreach with grief support groups, family support, educational programs, and on-site speaking engagements, all offered free of charge.

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Christmas in Action

Since 1972, Christmas in Action has provided much needed housing repairs for elderly residents in the Canton area. Each spring hundreds of volunteers work on selected homes. Building materials are provided through a PCUW grant.

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First Step

The mission of First Step is to reduce the incidences of domestic and sexual violence and to provide services to individuals affected by these crimes.  Prevention of domestic and sexual violence through education, advocacy, and appropriate intervention is the ultimate goal of First Step. Their work is based on the belief that domestic and sexual violence are damaging to those individuals directly involved and to society as a whole. A 24-hour helpline and temporary shelter are a few benefits of the program.

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Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan 

Girl Scouting provides accepting and nurturing environments where girls build skills for success in the real world. They work so that girls can develop qualities that will serve them all their lives - qualities like leadership, strong values, social conscience, and conviction about their own potential and self-worth. Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan is a community-based organization serving a current membership of more than 25,000 girls and 6,500 adults. Membership is open to all girls ages five through 17 and to adults, both women and men, who subscribe to the Girl Scout Promise and the Girl Scout Law. Girl Scouting builds girls courage, confidence, and character in order to make the world a better place.
 
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Great Lakes Council Boy Scouts of America
Membership in the Boy Scouts of America during childhood, adolescence, and adulthood plays a major role in shaping lasting values and the use of these values in daily life. Take a stand on teaching character, personal fitness, citizenship, and integrity to the young people of our country by making a contribution to your local council today. The smartest investment you can make is an investment in the greatest asset America has - its children. Great Lakes Council Boy Scouts serves the metropolitan Detroit area covering all of Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb Counties with 12 districts in the council, two council service centers, and four camp properties.

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Growth Works
A licensed non-profit substance abuse provider, Growth Works has been serving individuals and families throughout Western Wayne County for since 1971. Through this experience, Growth Works has developed current, relevant, and successful programming to meet the needs of individuals struggling with chemical dependency and delinquent behaviors.

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Human Service Collaborative
The Collaborative is a network of local churches and service groups who partner to assist residents with specific extraordinary needs. When one resource may not be able to handle the costs, collaboratively a positive impact results for the individual.

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New Hope Center for Grief Support
New Hope is a Christian-based bereavement outreach center that provides age and loss specific grief support services to adults, teens, and children through groups, individual support, seminars, and other resources. New Hope will provide you with an opportunity to talk to someone about your grief and to learn about all of their services and resources available. Their goal is to help each individual who seeks their services find HOPE and healing. 

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Plymouth Community Council on Aging
The Council on Aging is a non-profit organization which coordinates programs to promote and safeguard the independence and well being of senior citizens 55 years and older in the Plymouth community. It provides community bus transportation, nutritional education, tax preparation assistance, health awareness programs, a monthly newsletter, and other programs to help the elderly residents of the community.

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Plymouth Dental Fund
The purpose of the Plymouth Dental Fund is to treat financially disadvantaged people of all ages and genders for emergency dental conditions. The emphasis is in stabilizing the patient’s condition. Eligibility screening is processed through The Salvation Army Plymouth Corps and then referred to a participating dental professional.

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Plymouth Opportunity House (POH) / Community Opportunity Center (COC)
Founded in 1965 to provide housing for adults with developmental disabilities, Community Opportunity Center assists clients with finances, personal needs, educational and social development, and encourages community interaction. COC’s primary aim is to encourage greater independence for each individual. POH is one of almost two dozen homes in northwestern Wayne County.

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St. Christine Christian Services (SCCS)
The Brightmoor food pantry is located in Northwest Detroit. More than half of its residents are living below the poverty line. Their primary goal is to feed the hungry and provide a respite to the impoverished members. SCCS provides a means for job searching, resume writing, and scholarship availability through use of their computers.They also provide financial assistance in emergencies with utilities or eviction.

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 Senior Citizens Club of Plymouth
The Senior Citizen Club provides multi-purpose services to enhance the quality of life through socialization for the seniors of Plymouth and neighboring communities.

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Southeastern Michigan Veterans Stand Down
“Stand Down” is a military term referring to removal of exhausted combat troops to a place of relative safety to rest. The Detroit Metropolitan area Stand Down works with homeless veterans to give a “hand up” not a “hand out” as they work though the battles to regain dignity and self-respect.

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The Salvation Army - Plymouth Corps
The Salvation Army is an international movement whose goal is to provide basic emergency human services to families and individuals in crisis. Its mission is to meet human needs without discrimination. Currently serving the communities of Plymouth, Canton, Northville, Belleville, Van Buren, and Sumpter Townships, they respond to those who are poor, marginalized, lost or battling systemic or personal oppressions. The Salvation Army - Plymouth Corps helps maintain a level of stability for families and individuals served by ensuring a sense of hope. They operate one of the largest local food pantries, assist with utility and rent, offer youth camping opportunities, and are an integral part of the community-wide safety net.

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YMCA of Metro Detroit – Plymouth Branch
The YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit is a non-profit, values-based human development organization serving southeastern Michigan. A part of the worldwide YMCA movement, the YMCA Plymouth Branch is committed to strengthening and enriching the development of kids, families, and the community.

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Agencies Supported by Designations (partial list)

ALS of Michigan
ALS of Michigan is a voluntary not-for-profit organization, solely dedicated to the fight against ALS. They help people with ALS and their families in the state of Michigan through a variety of programs which include Information, referrals, resource guides, workshops, seminars, equipment loan closet, home visits, peer counseling, support groups, and respite care services.

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American Cancer Society - Michigan Division
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy, and service.

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American Diabetes Association of Michigan
The American Diabetes Association of Michigan’s mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. ADA leads the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fights for those affected by diabetes as well as funding research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes.

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American Red Cross - Southeastern  Michigan Chapter
The American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers, provides relief to victims of disaster, blood to hospital patients, health and safety training to the public, emergency social services to U.S. Military families, and works to help communities prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.

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Children's Hospital of Michigan
Children's Hospital of Michigan is a global organization located in Detroit that provides healthcare and related services for children.

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Children's Leukemia Foundation of Michigan
Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan is a statewide organization that provides information, financial assistance, and emotional support to Michigan families that have been affected by leukemia, lymphoma, and related blood disorders.

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Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International is the worldwide leader in funding research to cure type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disease that strikes children and adults suddenly and lasts a lifetime.

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Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards
The Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards supports county mental health services programs in promoting, maintaining, and improving a comprehensive range of community-based mental health services, which enhance the quality of life, promote emotional well-being, and contribute to healthy and secure communities in Michigan.
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National Multiple Sclerosis Society -  Michigan Chapter
Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system, which is made up of the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves.  The Society helps people affected by MS by funding cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, and providing programs and services that help people with MS and their families to move forward in their lives.

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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
St. Jude is a pediatric treatment and research facility which treats children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases.

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