Community and Faith-Based Programs
MDHHS recognizes the importance and necessity of viable community and faith-based relationships to fulfill our mission to promote and protect the health, wellness, and safety of Michigan residents. Our Office of Community and Faith Engagement and our Community and Faith-Based Initiative on Foster Care and Adoption are leading efforts to build and support partnerships with community and faith-based organizations to better serve the children and adults that live in their communities.
The Office of Community and Faith Engagement promotes collaboration between government, community organizations and faith leaders to improve the quality of life for Michigan residents, with specific efforts to inform organizations of federal/state resources and grants, and to convene community and faith leaders to support program areas that directly impact Michigan’s most vulnerable adults, children and families.
The Community and Faith-Based Initiative on Foster Care and Adoption seeks to build partnerships with local community leaders, business representatives, and faith leaders to meet the needs of foster and adoptive children and their families, by promoting awareness of the need for quality foster and adoptive parents and connecting children and youth to supportive resources and relationships.
We welcome individuals, community leaders, business representatives and faith leaders of all religions to learn more and join our efforts. Together, we can provide opportunities, instill hope, and empower Michiganders to thrive.
Special Events and Opportunities
- Register for the 2018 Northwest Regional Faith-based Crisis Leadership Workshop.
Is your congregation prepared for crisis events - like mass shootings or natural disasters - that could plague your community? We invite clergy and faith leaders to join us for this growing conversation and to learn more about strategies that support healing and resiliency. Download the event flyer to learn more.