Archive for the “Starfish Family Services” Category

  • INKSTER, Mich., June 4, 2012 – Inkster-based Starfish Family Services (Starfish), has received a $3.6 million grant to provide new Early Head Start programming to Detroit families in partnership with Detroit-based Development Centers, Inc., Focus: HOPE and Southwest Counseling Solutions, Inc. U.S. Representative John Dingell made the announcement.

    The Early Head Start programming, funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children & Families, will add services to nearly 300 at-risk pregnant women, infants and toddlers annually with quality prenatal care and childcare up to age three.  Both home-based and center-based services will be provided directly by Development Centers, Inc., Focus: HOPE and Southwest Counseling Solutions, Inc.  Eligible Detroit families will receive assistance from these program partners in the areas of early childhood education, nutrition and physical health, mental health and parent support services.

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  • INKSTER, Mich., December 6, 2011 – Inkster-based Starfish Family Services (Starfish), a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating brighter futures for the children of at-risk families in metropolitan Detroit, has received a $5,200 grant from the Metro Health Foundation (MHF). Starfish Chief Executive Officer Ann Kalass made the announcement.

    The grant was awarded to Starfish in support of the agency’s focused approach on ensuring the healthy development of young children in metro Detroit, beginning with prenatal supports. Specifically, as part of Starfish’s commitment to early childhood development, this grant will contribute to the agency’s ability to provide prenatal and childbirth education for low-income pregnant women, giving them support, guidance and information on prenatal health for mother and baby, and the process of labor and birth. The project will provide childbirth education classes to 48 low-income, high-risk pregnant women in Inkster in 2012.

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