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1 minutes | Mar 31, 2020
Staying in Touch with Ron Dewey - Need for Help is growing
The need for help is growing...while the effort to help is changing. Homeless shelters have been closed out of concern of spreading the coronavirus, impacting one of the most vulnerable segments of the population. Father Tim McCabe of The Pope Francis Center says they've modified their approach in order to continue their mission....POPE FRANCIS CENTER
2 minutes | Jan 27, 2020
Staying in Touch with Ron Dewey - Independent Living Training
Answering the direct care crisis. Michigan has a shortage of direct support professionals (DSPs), as well as inadequate training. Thursday January 30th the Autism Alliance of Michigan and the Fill Circle Foundation will offer a session on Independent Living Training for families of special needs children and adults. Dori Martinuzzi of the Full Circle Foundation says the event offers more opportunities for greater independence for the benefit of special needs families as well as caregivers. The session is Thursday January 30th 6pm at Grosse Pointe South High School Library in Grosse Pointe Farms. More at autism alliance of michigan dot org
1 minutes | Nov 19, 2019
Staying in Touch - Starfish Family Services in Inkster
More than a makeover, it’s a life change-over Starfish Family Services in Inkster needs to turn a lunchroom at the Hiveley Center in Inkster into a new classroom. This classroom for infants to toddlers is in need of everything from coats, boots, diapers, cribs, toys, desks and more.
1 minutes | Sep 27, 2019
Staying In Touch with Ron Dewey - Art Van inspiring lives in our community
Art Van Furniture marking their 60th year in business with a grassroots effort to recognize the people who make a difference in their communities, but don't make the headlines for their selfless efforts.
1 minutes | Sep 20, 2019
Staying In Touch - Tara's Walk at Freedom Hill County park
Tara's Walk--now in it's 12th year. This will take place at Freedom Hill County park in Sterling Heights next Saturday morning September 28 on behalf of Turning Point Macomb , the area' largest domestic violence shelter, ahead of October as Domestic Violence Awareness month. Development Director for Turning Point Karan Bates-Gasior says members of Tara Grant's family, including her children, make it a point to take part in the event:
1 minutes | Aug 30, 2019
Staying In Touch with Ron Dewey - Financial Empowerment Center
Financial help for financially strapped Detroiters. New Financial Empowerment Centers are opening to help low to moderate individuals and families learn how to reduce debt, increase savings and become fiscally literate. Counselors like Lakesha Biggs will sit down with clients one-on-one and help workout a plan to get out of financial trouble.?
1 minutes | Aug 23, 2019
Staying in Touch with Ron Dewey - Clinton River Accessibility
Making the Clinton river accessible to everyone. Macomb County executive Mark Hackel leading a group of canoeists and kayakers down an 8-mile stretch of the river this week, promoting recreation possibilities for metro Detroiter's. Hackel also highlighting future efforts to increase the accessibility to the river regardless of physical ability.
1 minutes | Aug 20, 2019
Staying In Touch with Ron Dewey - The Full Circle Foundation
Coming full circle. The Full Circle Foundation based in Grosse Pointe marking it's tenth anniversary as a non-profit that helps people with special needs gain experience to be more independent. The charity's "Upscale Resale Shop" and "Edible Garden" provides hands-on experiences in retail. Ted Coutilish--a volunteer for several years--was recently named Executive Director.
2 minutes | Aug 9, 2019
Staying In Touch - SOAP
SOAP, “Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution” holding its 5th annual human trafficking prevention event, with volunteers package free soap labeled with a human trafficking hotline number. The soap is then provided with information on missing youth, to local hotels and motels throughout Oakland County ahead of next weekend's Dream Cruise. The event is sponsored by Love Runs - Northridge Church and Oakland County Commission Janet Jackson
1 minutes | Jul 26, 2019
Staying in Touch with Ron Dewey - Neighborhoods Day
The day that represents the best of Detroit. That's how Luther Keith of ARISE Detroit describes Neighborhoods Day next Saturday August 3rd taking place across the city. More than 100 community service and improvement projects and other events taking place from the riverfront to Eight Mile.
1 minutes | Jul 22, 2019
Staying in Touch with Ron Dewey - Warrior Sailing
Conquering more than the high seas: Dan DeWent among the 2-thousand sailors in this weekend's Port Huron to Mackinac race, as part of Warrior Sailing. The group offers maritime instruction and outreach for veterans and injured service members. The Grand Rapids native says it offers therapy to veterans like him, in re-connecting with the camaraderie and teamwork of the military:
1 minutes | Jun 24, 2019
Staying in Touch with Ron Dewey - nation-wide study of economic barriers facing low-income Americans in affordable housing
Detroit and Lansing among 10 American cities in a nation-wide study of economic barriers facing low-income Americans in affordable housing and how to remove them. Detroit Hosing Director Keegahn Mahoney says the idea is to gather and harness the data about residents to pinpoint their needs.
1 minutes | Jun 14, 2019
Staying in Touch with Ron Dewey - A world-class garden taking root on Belle Isle
Ground broken on what will be the latest creation by Piet Oldolf, world famous artist and garden designer who will bring his talent to the island state park, Oudolf created the master design for the 2 and a half garden in front of hr Nancy Brown Peace Carillon.
1 minutes | Jun 7, 2019
Staying In Touch with Ron Dewey - Detroit non-profit day
Making the most from Detroit non-profit day. Next Saturday is when 200 non-profit leaders across the city gather at University of Detroit Mercy to learn ways of growing their organizations and better help the people they are serve. Amanda Lewan, CEO of Bamboo Detroit says non-profits big or small, experienced or novice will learn the value of collaboration, innovation and elevation.
1 minutes | May 23, 2019
Staying in Touch with Ron Dewey - Cease Fire Detroit
Cease Fire Detroit is the name of the youth violence reduction group in partnership with Detroit Police holding their 2nd annual Brotherhood summit this week for young teenage males, providing life skills and confidence to succeed in life, away from violence...outreach coordinator Quincy Smith says the kids have one thing in common: they want to succeed, but don't know how:
1 minutes | May 13, 2019
Staying In Touch with Ron Dewey - Sound The Alarm Campaign
"Sound the Alarm" is the name of as week-long campaign with the goal of installing smoke detectors in more than a thousand homes across Detroit. Steven Belhi of the Red Cross says volunteers visited the homes that requested the smoke alarms.
1 minutes | May 3, 2019
Staying in Touch with Ron Dewey - A new home base for a west side neighborhood
A new home base for a west side neighborhood. University of Detroit Mercy, with the Kresge Foundation and the city opening the doors on a vacant building in the McNichols/Livernois area, now a gathering point for neighbors to touch base with community groups and city planners.
1 minutes | Apr 25, 2019
Staying in Touch with Ron Dewey - Salvation Army's William Booth Legal Aid Clinic holding their Annual Walk for Justice
The Salvation Army's William Booth Legal Aid Clinic holding their Annual Walk for Justice to raise funds to provide free legal services to indigent people. The walk is Saturday May 11 at the Detroit Zoo. Clinic director Amy Roemer says many cases involve domestic, child custody, housing and employment issues that can impacts quality of life.
2 minutes | Apr 8, 2019
Staying in Touch with Ron Dewey - Area local non-profits will split a half million dollar grant from the Citi Foundation
Area local non-profits will split a half million dollar grant from the Citi Foundation to help job seekers get the training they need for better paying jobs. Jacqueline Burau of Local Initiatives Support Corporation in Detroit says the grant will help clients avoid dropping out when the going gets tough
2 minutes | Mar 29, 2019
Staying In Touch with Ron Dewey - The 3rd annual Motown Masquer Aid Ball
A throwback for a good cause. The 3rd annual Motown Masquer Aid Ball is April 5th at the Detroit PAL corner ballpark in Corktown, for the Wayne Metro Community Action Agency. CEO Louis Piszker says the fund helps families in need out of tight spots who would otherwise fall through the crack
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