Street Beat: Supporting Our Veterans
This week on Street Beat, host Amyre Makupson learns about organizations that support our nation’s veterans. First, Colonel Ken Huxley who is the Vice President of Talent Acquisition from Strategic Staffing Solutions, explains how his company supports vets and their spouses by placing them in new career fields after their years of service. Then, Willborn Sargent, a trustee with the Southeastern Michigan Stand Down Inc. discusses the upcoming Stand Down and how it helps homeless vets. Next, Stephanie Osterland, the Director of Partner & Community Programs for Habitat for Humanity Oakland County, and Monica Munir, a Veteran and Habitat homeowner, talk about Habitat’s program and how it helps vets with their housing needs. Finally, Steve Saelzler, the Chapter coordinator for the Michael Gramlich South East Michigan Chapter 74 of Veterans for Peace, talks about his group that promotes non-violent ways to solve problems.
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Street Beat: When Bad Things HappenThis week on Street Beat, host Amyre Makupson looks at the organizations that are helping people through difficult situations. First, Ashley Lowe, CEO of Lakeshore Legal Aid stops by to talk about helping people with civil cases who cannot afford an attorney. Then Dan DiBardino, the President of Crime Stoppers, explains how this program is helping police solve crimes. Next, Deleah Sharp discusses the Dean Samuels Foundation, a mentoring program for children of murder victims named after her deceased brother. Finally, Erin Frisch, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Office of Child Support director explains their "Dadvantage" program which encourages people to establish paternity at birth.
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