Saturday, May 26, 2007

Helpsource Announces it will close by September 30th

Helpsource is the largest nongovernmental service agency in Washtenaw County. According to an article in the Ann Arbor News, the agency's United Way contributions were cut by 25%. Since its creation in 1996, the staff has been cut from 400 to 122, its client base has fallen from 5,000 to 600, and its budget dropped from a high of $11 million to $4.9 million.

Board members decided that HelpSource no longer can afford to provide the services its clients deserve.

The agency provides numerous youth services along with services for seniors, mental health counseling, and substance abuse programs. Developmentally disabled adults participate in the adult day care program.

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