Community and faith-based programs

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The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services recognizes the importance and necessity of viable community and faith-based relationships in fulfilling its mission to promote and protect the health, well-being, and safety of Michigan residents. The Office of Community and Faith Engagement and the Community and Faith-Based Fostering and Adoption Initiative lead MDHHS’ efforts to establish and support partnerships with community and faith-based organizations to better serve children and adults. who live in their communities.

The Office of Community and Faith Engagement (OCFE) promotes collaboration among government, community organizations, and faith leaders to improve the quality of life for Michigan residents, with specific efforts to inform organizations of federal resources and grants /state, and also to convene community and faith leaders to support program areas that directly impact Michigan’s most vulnerable adults, children, and families.

The Community and Faith-Based Fostering and Adoption Initiative (CFBI) seeks to partner with local community leaders, business representatives and religious leaders to meet the needs of adoptive and foster children and their families, promoting awareness of the need for quality foster and adoptive parents and connecting children and young people to supportive resources and relationships.

We welcome individuals, community leaders, business representatives and religious leaders of all faiths to learn more and join our efforts. Together, we can provide opportunity, inspire hope, and enable the people of Michigan to thrive.

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