Senior Service Department Community Presentations

Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County – Senior Services Department offers various community presentations designed to inform and educate older adults in the following areas: Elder Abuse, Medicare/Medicaid, Medicare Fraud and Abuse, Medicare Part D-2014, … Read more

CSSW Now Offers Foster Care!

 · FOSTER CHANGE · FOSTER HOPE · FOSTER A CHILD CSSW offers foster care for children who have been separated from their birth families for reasons of abuse and/or neglect.  Through the family-to-family approach, CSSW licenses foster families to … Read more

2013 Chip In Fore Children Recap

An extra special thank you to our generous gold and silver sponsors for your dedication to supporting the Washtenaw Child Advocacy Center and Father Patrick Jackson House! To view pictures of the event, click here. Gold … Read more

FUSE Case Study

Washtenaw FUSE (Washtenaw Frequent Users System Engagement) is one of four pilot programs selected by the Corporation for Supportive Housing to lead in a nationwide effort integrating housing, care management and health services to improve health outcomes for high risk adults caught in a revolving door of crisis services. The goal of this initiative is to address one of the most pressing policy problems currently facing states and the nation as a whole: rising public health care costs associated with fragmented and uncoordinated care.

John was referred to the FUSE program from a local homeless shelter. John grew up in foster care after being taken from his home due to a physically abusive mother; then spent much of his adult life with no home at all. He was incarcerated for fifteen years and spent a considerable amount of that time in isolation due to severe behavioral issues. Upon his release, John had no resources and nowhere to go. A community homeless outreach program began working with him to find housing in the area, however prison had taken its toll on his mental health. John developed trauma-induced psychoses and defense mechanisms during incarceration that would not allow for him to stay at any one place for an extended period of time.