Mel Trotter

Focus on Issues: Community Outreach Court

by (GRTV)

Submitted 12-19-2014 under NONPROFITS

The latest episode of Focus on Issues focuses on the Community Outreach Court, a new initiative in the Heartside Neighborhood. Oftentimes, individuals experiencing homelessness have minor legal issues that create barriers to getting their lives on...

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Homeless shelter extends hours in winter freeze

by (dansteenwyk)

Submitted 01-24-2014 under NEWS

While Old Man Winter throws a fit, Mel Trotter Ministries (225 Commerce SW) are keeping their Day Center open to anyone in need of shelter. Cynthia Longyne, Communications Manager for Mel Trotter, says the Day Center will stay open as long as...

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Crestwood Elementary Students bring Birthday Joy to Those in Need

by (The LEAGUE Michigan)

Submitted 10-09-2013 under NONPROFITS

Every elementary student has a favorite time of their year, it's always on their mind and brings them joy beyond belief. What is this time of the year? Their birthday!! As a way to encourage kids to start helping kids, the Kindergarten through...

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Does everyone deserve to have a place?

by (tamivandenberg)

Submitted 09-10-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

In the late '70s, a woman by the name of Marian Clements purchased an 1870's era home at the corner of Pleasant and Cass, in what is now the SECA neighborhood, for $350. She called it Well House. Clements had experienced severe depression,...

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Undercover in Heartside - Part II: Down-and-out on Monday, Aug. 16

by (Michael Tuffelmire)

Submitted 08-24-2010 under OPINION

In this series, I posed as a homeless man living on the streets in Heartside neighborhood from Aug. 15-17. I use the term "patrons" to refer to the homeless men and women in Heartside, derived from their patronage of social services. My friend,...

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Development in Heartside - Part II: The Business Perspective

by (nickmanes)

Submitted 03-01-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

A collaboration between Nick Manes and Michael Tuffelmire The Heartside neighborhood has been growing out of a period of urban decay. This piece is the second of a three-part series in which Michael and I explore what Heartside residents believe are...

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