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Common Ground Seeking Volunteers for 24-hour Crisis Helpline

March 7th 2017

Common Ground Seeking Volunteers for 24-hour Crisis Helpline (Common Ground, March 7, 2017) PONTIAC, Mich., – Common Ground is seeking new crisis helpline volunteers at the Resource and Crisis Center in Pontiac, Michigan. The organization’s volunteer program offers several benefits including: free certification and training courses, experience in a mental health environment, career development and […]

Auburn Hills MLK Event to Collect Items for Grace Centers of Hope Jan. 16

January 5th 2017

Auburn Hills MLK Event to Collect Items for Grace Centers of Hope Jan. 16 (EVENT page) Auburn Hills, MI – The City of Auburn Hills announces a community-wide Martin Luther King Jr. event at the Auburn Hills Community Center on Monday, January 16, 2017. In partnership with the Grace Centers of Hope in Pontiac, city […]

Monthly Dinner at Ferndale First Methodist Church Changes Lives

December 29th 2016

Monthly Dinner at Ferndale First Methodist Church Changes Lives (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 29, 2016) Ferndale, MI-  When the time was right for Delando Perkins to give up his life of homelessness and addiction, The Ferndale First United Methodist Church gave him the first steps to a better life.  Now he volunteers at the church, […]

Gala to Support Child Care Center for Homeless Children Sept 23

September 16th 2016

Gala to Support Child Care Center for Homeless Children Sept 23 (EVENT page) PONTIAC, Mich. – Grace Centers of Hope will host its annual Night of Hope gala from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday Sept. 23 at The Reserve located at 325 S. Eaton, Birmingham. The event will raise funds to support the nonprofit organization’s […]

Homeless Man Found Dead on Pontiac Library Steps

December 30th 2015

Homeless Man Found Dead on Pontiac Library Steps (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Dec. 30, 2015)   Pontiac, MI – INCIDENT:  10:26 hrs. –Dec. 30, 2015 – City of Pontiac – Death Investigation – # 15-212016 SUMMARY:  Deputies responded to the 60 block of E. Pike (The Pontiac Library) on a welfare check.  Deputies discovered an […]

New Year’s Day Drop in at Ferndale Methodist Jan. 1

December 30th 2015

New Year’s Day Drop in at Ferndale Methodist Jan. 1 (EVENT page) Ferndale, MI – Start the year with food in your belly, warmth, and fun… everyone welcome… NEW YEAR DROP IN: Where: Ferndale First United Methodist 2231 Woodward Ave., 9 ½ Mile Rd. (West of Woodward) When:   Noon till 6:00 pm, Friday, January 1st […]

Police Seek Info in Murder of Pontiac Resident

December 15th 2015

Police Seek Info in Murder of Pontiac Resident (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Dec. 15, 2015) Pontiac, MI – Update to Homicide – #15-202608 which occurred on December 13, 2015 in the City of Pontiac: On December 13, 2015, around 4:50am, Deputies were dispatched to the 190 block of Auburn for a report of an unconscious […]

Clawson Food Pantry Seeks Donations

November 29th 2015

Clawson Food Pantry Seeks Donations (Clawson Chamber of Commerce Press Release, Nov. 29, 2015)   The Clawson Food Pantry is located inside Grace Apostolic Church, where food is distributed once a month.. The number of people receiving help unfortunately is growing (67 families last month). You can help, especially with the holidays just around the corner. […]

Royal Oak: Volunteer at Welcome Inn, Training Nov. 21

November 16th 2015

Royal Oak: Volunteer at Welcome Inn, Training Nov. 21 (EVENT page) The Welcome Inn, operated by South Oakland Citizens for the Homeless, is the only daytime warming center for the homeless in all of South Oakland County. On any given day between70 to 90 guests use the facility located in Royal Oak’s Starr Presbyterian Church. […]

After Arrest for Graffiti, Carson Matlock Painting a New Picture for his Life

February 12th 2015

After Arrest for Graffiti, Carson Matlock Painting a New Picture for his Life (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 12, 2015) For 19-year-old Carson Matlock, the hardest part about being locked in a jail cell for two days was not being able to have paper or pens. “My mind was racing. Every situation of my life was […]