Emergency Food Client Profile

Emergency Food Program—Profile of a typical client:

• 90% of households report incomes at or below $15,000 a year with the median household income at $4,200.
•Individuals/families receiving assistance from the Emergency Food Program are the “most vulnerable”: seniors, persons with a disability living on fixed incomes, single parent households, the unemployed and the underemployed.
•Over 40% are female-headed households and one-third has at least one member with a physical or mental disability.
•42% represent children between the ages of 0 and 5 years of age.

Homelessness Prevention Profile

Homelessness Prevention: Julia—client profile

Things couldn’t get much worse. Julia tried rehab, but kept relapsing; her husband and kids left long ago. Because of her chronic alcohol addiction she couldn’t hold onto a job. At 55, suffering from major depression, Julia was homeless…

Pregnancy Assistance Client Profile

Pregnancy assistance: Danielle—client profile

Danielle is a 20-year-old single mother and full-time nursing student. She has plenty of good friends, works as a nurse’s aide, is on the college Deans List, and has a wonderfully healthy and happy three-year-old daughter, Leesa. Four years ago, however, her life couldn’t have been more different. A former honor student and standout volleyball player, Danielle started fighting with her family, drinking, skipping school, and getting booted from the team for letting her grades drop. Often, she didn’t even bother coming home at all.

Then she found out she was pregnant.

We need your help.

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COA Re-Accreditation

On March 21, 2013, Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County received re-accreditation from the Council on Accreditation (COA). Due to CSSW’s best practice and dedicated staff, the organization was expedited through the process and received notification in just one week! COA accreditation is a national, objective, independent and reliable validation of an organization’s performance. The COA accreditation process involves a detailed review of an organization’s administrative, management and service delivery functions against international standards of best practice.