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Health Education and Human Services
Human service programming protects the health of many in our community, providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves. These services improve social conditions, often through an educational component of the grant, for residents in our community. Improving the environment in and around Calhoun County is an important piece of Guido and Elizabeth's vision.

2016-2017 Health Education and Human Services Grants
Sherman Lake Y Camp: Lakeview Schools Integrated Education Racial Equity program is a collaboration between Sherman Lake Y and Lakeview School District. This program will provide all 3rd through 8th grade students, along with teachers, support staff and administration, the opportunity to experience Sherman Lake Y while focusing on relationships, cultural awareness, transition skills and character in action. The program will assist students in their transition to middle school and provide a solid base for a unified middle school culture.

The Food Bank of South Central Michigan: Funding for Nutritious Food Distribution and the Fresh Food Initiative Education Program which are direct distributions of nutritious food items to schools, pantries, churches and soup kitchens that serve households in need of emergency food. (web site)

Calhoun County Health Department Nurse Family Partnership, support to improve pregnancy outcomes, child health and development and increase economic self-sufficiency.

Big Brothers Big Sisters: One-to-One Mentoring program is designed to place positive, supportive role models in the lives of Battle Creek youth who are facing adversity. In addition to providing support and nurturing, mentors also assist in offering these children exposure to a world otherwise outside their reach in terms of opportunities and experiences.

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