American Indian Health & Family Services Named Non-Profit of the Month
Monday, March 2, 2015
Posted by: Duane Breijak
Detroit, MI, March 1, 2015 – American Indian Health & Family Services (AIHFS) has been named the March 2015 Non-Profit of the Month by the National Association of Social Workers – Michigan Chapter.
Founded in 1978, the mission of AIHFS is to empower and enhance the physical, spiritual, emotional, and mental wellbeing of American Indian families and other underserved populations in southeast Michigan through culturally grounded health and family services.
According to the 2010 census there were nearly 50,000 American Indians/Alaska Native’s residing in the region, making southeast Michigan host to the largest Native American population in the state. As a non-profit health center, AIHFS supports a seven county service area through myriad of programs, including:
- The Sacred Bundle Program, which serves youth ages 10-24 with a community wide approach to addressing suicide prevention
- Affordable Care Act Navigation, and have enrolled since October 2014 over 375 children, youth, adults, and families into medical plans
- The Dream Seekers Youth Program, which focuses on mental, physical, emotional and spiritual wellness for young people ages 8-18
- The Healthy Start/Family Spirit Program, which provides support to Native American pregnant women, young children, and caregivers through home visits, traditional teachings, childbirth classes, playgroups, and community events
“NASW-Michigan is proud to recognize the amazing and important work being done by American Indian Health & Family Services. They have been an invaluable resource for their community and a tireless advocate for the clients they serve” – Duane Breijak, NASW-Michigan Director of Member Services & Development.
For more information about AIHFS visit their website at www.aihfs.org.