Returning citizens program gets critical infusion of support

Returning citizens program gets critical infusion of support

Returning home can be a bumpy process for many returning citizens. Too often times they come home to homelessness and face elevated employment, health and mental health challenges, according to M.A.D.E. Institute’s Executive Director Leon El-Alamin. Homes mean hope for many formerly incarcerated men and women “When basic needs like housing aren’t met, individuals are […]

MADE Institute expands its proven rehabilitation programs

MADE Institute expands its proven rehabilitation programs

Homes mean hope for many formerly incarcerated men and women. The need for stable housing is always a priority for anyone recently released from prison, including those from Flint and Genesee County. Flint’s MADE Institute has expanded its mission to support returning citizens through job training, education and mentoring to include providing a safe place […]

Reclaiming Health: Innovative program delivers contagious benefits

Reclaiming Health: Innovative program delivers contagious benefits

He had enjoyed just two months of freedom. A man recently released from prison became a resident of the MADE Transitional House for Flint returning citizens last year, but he began suffering from health issues. “Immediately when he came to the house we noticed some things about him. He was holding his stomach” in pain, […]

Community collaboration turns plastic bottles into clothing at Flint Fit, adds manufacturing opportunities

Community collaboration turns plastic bottles into clothing at Flint Fit, adds manufacturing opportunities

It was Thanksgiving 2016 and the spirit of gratitude filled many Flint homes, despite an ongoing health concern. News of the water emergency that contributed to lead poisoning, sickness, even some deaths, was at the forefront of families’ minds as they prepared holiday dinner. This year’s feast would take lots of added effort. In some […]

Fashion effort designed to boost Flint’s economy

Fashion effort designed to boost Flint’s economy

It was Thanksgiving Day and the spirit of gratitude filled many Flint homes in 2016, despite a health threat that frightened the city. News of the water emergency that contributed to lead poisoning, sickness and even some deaths was at the forefront of families’ minds as they prepared their holiday dinner. This year’s feast would […]

Flint NAACP to hold 37th annual dinner in March 10

Flint NAACP to hold 37th annual dinner in March 10

The NAACP’s Flint branch will hold its 37th annual Freedom Fund Dinner at 6 p.m., Saturday, March 10 at the Genesys Conference and Banquet Center in Grand Blanc. The annual fundraiser held throughout the country by chapters of the civil rights organization, typically during spring, has become a highlight for members, often attracting locally, regionally, […]