Every day, Capital Area United Way is working hard to meet the needs of our community. As we strive to improve the lives of people in our mid-Michigan area, we can always use a little help from our friends. You see, we need hundreds of volunteers each year to help us raise money in the annual campaign, review grant applications and assist in our funding process, and work to serve as a resource to local non-profits and our community.
2-1-1 provides callers with information about and referrals to human services for every day needs and in times of crisis. Currently, 2-1-1 is available in Clinton, Eaton, Ingham & Jackson Counties.
The Prosecuting Attorney's office is responsible for a wide array of legal functions for Eaton County, some of which include:
- Reviews, authorizes and prosecutes violations of felony and misdemeanor criminal laws of the State of Michigan (and County ordinances) committed inside the County.
- Advises the Michigan Department of Human Services on child abuse and neglect petitions, and actions to terminate parental rights
- Files and prosecutes actions to establish paternity
The mission of Eaton County United Way is "To increase the organized capacity of people to care for one another." The Eaton County United Way is offering residents of eight area communities the opportunity to direct designations to their communities. They are Bellevue, Dimondale, Charlotte, Eaton Rapids, Grand Ledge, Olivet, Potterville and Vermontville.
As children mature from infants, to toddlers, to preschoolers, and transition into kindergarten, there are many challenges. Early Childhood Connections, Eaton County's GREAT START Collaborative, is working to build a comprehensive early childhood system for our county that will meet the needs of all families.
The Family Violence Prevention Fund works to prevent violence within the home, and in the community, to help those whose lives are devastated by violence because everyone has the right to live free of violence. For more than two decades, the Family Violence Prevention Fund (FVPF) has worked to end violence against women and children around the world.
The Michigan Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (MCADSV) is a statewide membership organization whose members represent a network of over 70 domestic and sexual violence programs and over 200 allied organizations and individuals. MCADSV is dedicated to the empowerment of all the state's survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
The mission of the Michigan Coalition Against Homelessness (MCAH) is to decrease the incidence of homelessness, improve the quality of services provided to people who are homeless, effect systematic change at the root causes of homelessness, and increase communication among Michigan's homeless service providers. The Coalition will accomplish its mission through education, advocacy, collaboration, newsletters, technical assistance, and resource development.
The National Network to End Domestic Violence is your eye and ear to federal public policy. Whether in Congress, the Executive branch or the Courts, NNEDV is your best source on domestic violence legislation and policy.
Our cell phone fundraiser program is sponsored by Shelter Alliance (www.shelteralliance.net), a program of cell phone recycling company GRC Wireless Recycling (www.grcrecycling.com). Through Shelter Alliance, nonprofit organizations raise funds through the collection & recycling of used cell phones, and businesses & consumers donate & recycle cell phones to benefit nonprofit participants.