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Health Emergency Assistance Of Detroit

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: AIDS, Health

Mission: Empower members of our community to manage their health by providing comprehensive health & supportive services. Programs focused on enhancing the health of people particularly among lgbtq & issues related to hiv, hepatitis c, behavioral health & access to health care.

Programs: Case management, coordination of care and early intervention services - provided medical case management, early intervention services, care coordination and advocacy for over 450 clients. Programs focused on access to medical care, insurance, medications, treatment adherence, health literacy, benefits and supportive services. In addition, community outreach activities reached over 5,000 people.

food and nutrition services - provide food vouchers, dietitian counseling, nutrition/cooking classes and medically indicated nutritional supplements to over 1,100 clients. Programs aim to improve food security for low-income participants, increase knowledge and promote positive dietary choices to improve health.

housing, emergency financial and other direct assistance - provided housing and utility payment assistance and advocacy for approximately 400 low-income households. Housing assistance focused on preventing or alleviating homelessness. Utility assistance addressed basic utility services for gas/heat, electricity and water.

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Rating: 2

The mission and work of this nonprofit is very important, but their senior leadership and board leadership is negatively impacting the work that they do. The leadership in the organization is not strategic, non-transparent, and on several occasions has inappropriately used donor funds and/or completely misplaced or lost track of them. While the work is important because of the population that they serve, ineffective and incompetent leadership will make it difficult for this organization to continue to be sustainable or move forward in the coming years.

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