#OTGYpsi: How A Local Family Support Program Maintains Momentum During A Pandemic

Jan 20, 2021

Circles coordinator Suzanne Van Dam.
Credit Doug Coombe / Concentrate Media

Each week, WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with Sarah Rigg, project manager for "On the Ground Ypsi," about an online story from Concentrate Media focusing on the Ypsilanti area.  This week, Lisa and Sarah talk with Suzanne Van Dam from the "Circles Program," part of "Friends In Deed" based in Ypsilanti, about how they have been able to stay connected and support local families even during a global health crisis.


Resources:

Concentrate Ann Arbor

Sarah Rigg's Feature Article: Ypsilanti-based Circles program adds services to help boost families out of poverty during pandemic

Friends in Deed

Circles National Program

Circles Washtenaw County

Concentrate Media COVID-19 Coverage

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— Lisa Barry is the host of All Things Considered on WEMU. You can contact Lisa at 734.487.3363, on Twitter @LisaWEMU, or email her at lbarryma@emich.edu