UPDATE: (Video) The group that saved “Volunteers of America” from shutting down unveiled its new sign this morning.
ORIGINAL STORY: The new Holy Cross Services New Hope Community Center sign has been unveiled in Lansing today at the former Volunteers of America location. Holy Cross Services and Volunteers of America Michigan reached an agreement to transfer operations responsibility to Holy Cross Services in early October of this year while former VOA staff will continue to manage the services at the 430 N. Larch Street location.
In 2017, the VOA served 7,349 individuals with 12 programs that provided services such as homeless prevention, rapid rehousing services, emergency shelter, transitional housing for homeless veterans, meals, healthcare and behavioral health services. HCS will be looking to build upon those services with the programs and services HCS already provides statewide.
Holy Cross Services was founded in 1948 and serves approximately 1,500 people every day who are abused, neglected, traumatized, suffer from substance abuse, and/or mental health issues.
HCS is one of the largest private, not-for-profit providers of children and family welfare services as well as behavior al healthcare services in Michigan. The mission of Holy Cross Services is to bring hope, promote change, and help people live free, healthy and productive lives.