Longform Alison Hirschel, director and managing attorney for the Michigan Elder Justice Initiative.

Michigan works to continue residents' lifesaving health coverage after post-pandemic Medicaid cuts

When the federal public health emergency for COVID-19 expired in May 2023, over 500,000 Michiganders stood to lose their Medicaid health insurance coverage. But the state is working to help residents maintain coverage.

Longform Suicide is also the second-leading cause of death for Michigan residents ages 15 to 34

Suicide prevention coalitions address a leading cause of death in Michigan

Across the state, more than 40 suicide prevention coalitions work to help Michiganders who are thinking about ending their lives.

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Contest spotlights the beauty of Allegan County

The photo contest sponsored by Allegan County Community Foundation generated prizes for the photographers and their favorite local nonprofits. 

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‘It really opened up my world’: Users welcome health benefits of accessible trails

The Land Conservancy of West Michigan worked closely with Disability Network West Michigan to develop an accessible trail system that gives visitors like Jeffrey VanDyke access to the health benefits of being in nature. 

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Leadership program aims to strengthen a neighborhood by investing in ‘underrepresented’ residents

3Sixty’s place-based leadership program is one of seven projects receiving funding through the Community Foundation of  the Holland/Zeeland Area.

Feature Story Gracious Grounds' new $17.5 million development will enable adults with disabilities to live independently in a welcoming community while accessing the resources they need to thrive.

Gracious Grounds builds apartment complex for residents with disabilities

Gracious Grounds is using $15 million in MDSHA funding to build a 77-unit state-of-the-art apartment complex in Grand Haven designed for adults with intellectual disabilities.  

Feature Story Evergreen Commons plans to address this yearning for community and wellness with the help of a $380,000 grant from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund.

$380K state grant will bolster Evergreen Commons programs

Evergreen Commons has been awarded a $380,000 grant from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund for initiatives that enhance the quality of life for Evergreen members, Day Center participants, and the community.

Feature Story Karinna Martinez, a junior at Holland High School, is busy volunteering for the LAUP Adelante program, the Holland Youth Advisory Council, and Women of Color Give.

Holland teen grows through community service

Karinna Martinez, a junior at Holland High School, is busy volunteering for the LAUP Adelante program, the Holland Youth Advisory Council, and Women of Color Give.

Feature Story "A vibrant downtown is crucial for the prosperity of our community,” Allegan Mayor Roger Bird says. The city celebrated the completion of its downtown streetscape project on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 25.

Downtown Allegan celebrates grand opening of $9M streetscape project

Downtown Allegan's newly upgraded sidewalks and streetscape took half the projected time. The city celebrated the $9 million accomplishment — and its downtown businesses — during a Small Business Saturday ribbon cutting event.

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A career in public service: A Q&A with retiring Ottawa County treasurer Amanda Price

After decades of public service at the local, state and county level, Ottawa County Treasurer Amanda Price is retiring at the end of the month. She talks to The Lakeshore about her passion for public service and what’s next.

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