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  • Legal Services of South Central Michigan LSSCM provides free civil legal assistance to low-income persons with emphasis on homelessness prevention, domestic violence prevention and assisting in accessing health care, food, and needs-based income programs.  The “Legal Services to Very Low Income Individuals and Families” program provides free civil legal assistance to very low income individuals and their families with an emphasis on homelessness prevention, domestic violence prevention, and assisting in accessing healthcare, food, and needs-based income programs in Jackson County. The work in this program aligns with the outcome of meeting basic needs by providing a full range of legal services to families facing these critical issues ... Read more
  • Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Jackson County A United Way of Jackson County Funded Program That Is Making A Difference For Generations To Come. Big Brothers Big Sisters matches children between the ages of 5 and 18 with caring adult mentors.  BBBS studies show improvements in Jackson area youth in reduction of drug and alcohol use, improvements in attitudes about and commitment to education, as well as a reduction in violence.  A facet of the Community Based Program, Children of Promise Excel (COPE) serves children of incarcerated parents.  This program’s assessment process and training are consistent with the Community Based Programs evaluations and processing.   Big Brothers Big Sisters has ... Read more
  • Catholic Charities of Jackson, Lenawee & Hillsdale Veteran’s Transportation Program Catholic Charities of Jackson, Lenawee & Hillsdale Veteran’s Transportation Program The mission of Catholic Charities of JLH is to make Jackson, Lenawee and Hillsdale Counties healthier, more compassionate communities by empowering individuals with the capacity and the desire to improve their quality of life. Since 1958, Catholic Charities of JLH has been leading the battle against the issues that plague so many in our neighborhoods.  They provide an array of human services, regardless of faith or ability to pay, welcoming everyone with open arms and open hearts. Because of your donations to United Way of Jackson County, Catholic Charities of Jackson, Lenawee and Hillsdale has been able to transport Jackson area Veterans ... Read more
  • Jackson Friendly Home Jackson Friendly Home The Jackson Friendly Home (JFH) is dedicated to providing quality healthcare to women over the age of 60, in a home-like atmosphere, which encourages independence.  The Home has a rich history dating back to 1878 when the “Home of the Friendless” first opened its doors to orphans and widows of the Civil War.  Our current building was designed by Clare Allen, and was erected in 1908. On August 12th of that year the ladies moved from the original home on Oak Hill Drive to our current address at 435 W. North Street, Jackson, Michigan.  Thankfully, the name of the ... Read more