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.
2014-2015 Health Education and Human Services Grants
Sherman Lake Y Camp: Lakeview Schools Integrated Education Racial Equity program
is a collaborative between Sherman Lake Y, Lakeview School and Kellogg Community College’s
Center for Diversity and Inclusion. This program will provide all 4th and 5th 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.