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Strengthening families to create brighter futures for children.

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Melissa Melissa
My job title is an Outpatient Case Manager. My work involves providing comprehensive case management sevices to child and their families. My goal is to link families to resources such as legal, educational, financial and social supports. The best part of my job is assisting the most vulnerable… More
Trisha Trisha
I am a Case Manager for Lifespan Clinical Services through the agency Starfish Family Services. Previously I worked for Starfish in the Head Start program. Currently my work involves working with adolescents with a mental health diagnosis and their families. I assist the family in achieving their… More
Valerie Valerie
My job title is Family Advocate. My work involves working with people in poverty to help them become more self-sufficient by linking them to resources. What I like about my job is that it is always interesting! Every family I work with is obviously different, and I have had the honor of getting to… More
Chanel Chanel
My job title is Income Support Coordinator. I have been in this position for a year and a half.My work involves goal setting, advocacy and resource referral in which I connect clients to resources many of which are centered around meeting the basic needs of the family.What I like about my job is… More
Lindsey Lindsey
I am the Infant Mental Health and Early Childhood Therapist at Starfish. My work involves conducting home-based mental health therapy for pregnant women and children up to age six. I address various mental health and social/emotional concerns for the entire family unit in two hour sessions every… More
Rebecca Rebecca
I am an Infant Mental Health Therapist in the Partnering with Parents program at Starfish Family Services. I have been in my current position for 2.5 years. I work with families with children newborn-6 years old providing parenting and relationship support, case management, adaptive behavior… More
Angie Angie
I am the Infant Mental Health Coordinator for the Partnering with Parent's program. I have been dedicated to my work at Starfish Family Services since I started in June 2012. The best thing about my work is getting to help families directly in their own homes, making the therapeutic process as… More
Jessica Jessica
I am in Infant Mental Health Therapist with Starfish Family Services. A core piece of my work aims to help mothers and their children overcome oppression and remive barriers that stand in the way of creating a safe and secure life.

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$670of $670

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14 supporters
Funded on 9/30/2013

Faith from Inkster, MI

I'm a proud grandma and I need school supplies and clothes for my 3 grandchildren

I'm my grandkids' legal guardian. My growing grandkids need clothes and supplies for school but money is tight because I'm recovering from surgery. More

Validated by Melissa from Starfish Family Services

$560of $560

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12 supporters
Funded on 10/15/2013

Meeka from Inkster, MI

I am a veteran looking to remove barriers for disabled granddaughter. She needs new school clothes

I need school clothes and supplies for my granddaughter who will be a freshman this year. This will help her focus on school rather than fitting in. More

Validated by Jeanette from Starfish Family Services

$212of $212

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4 supporters
Funded on 10/7/2013

Tiffany from Inkster, MI

Looking to advance my career in nursing to care for family. Need to take add'l classes to get there

I have a one-time fee I need to pay to get my financial aid reinstated so I can continue taking RN classes. More

Validated by Valerie from Starfish Family Services

$502of $502

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3 supporters
Funded on 9/30/2013

Phyllis from Inkster, MI

I recently became the guardian of 2 grandchildren. Need basic appliances to help with transition

A stove and refrigerator will allow me to safely store and efficiently create meals for my grandchildren. More

Validated by Trisha from Starfish Family Services

$390of $390

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4 supporters
Funded on 10/25/2013

Skylee from Inkster, MI

I'm an ambitious mother of two and I need a laptop to pursue my dream of working with children

My dream is to work with young kids & I need a laptop so I can improve my computer skills for college classes. Computer competency is a crucial step. More

Validated by Valerie from Starfish Family Services

$615of $615

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15 supporters
Funded on 2/28/2014

Alicia from Inkster, MI

In school to make a better life for my kids. I refuse to let a laptop stand in my way

I'm a single mom of three, striving to get back on my feet, further my education, and eventually purchase a home. A laptop will help me move forward. More

Validated by Jeanette from Starfish Family Services

$341of $335

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11 supporters
Funded on 2/28/2014

Tee from Inkster, MI

Fire destroyed belongings but not spirit. Basic household supplies will help rebuild.

Bedding, bathroom accessories, pots and pan, dishes, utensils and kitchen appliances will help my family re-establish ourselves in our new home. More

Validated by Chanel from Starfish Family Services

$280of $280

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13 supporters
Funded on 3/18/2014

Sala from Inkster, MI

Working & supporting my family. I need my driver's license to go back to school.

Right now I'm working but my goal is to go back to college. With a driver's license, I'll be able to get there, and get my kids where they need to be. More

Validated by Valerie from Starfish Family Services

$695of $550

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10 supporters
Funded on 5/13/2014

Kaytie from Inkster, MI

I want to ensure a successful future for my family. A laptop will help w/ school & build skills

A laptop with Microsoft Office will allow me to communicate with my children's schools, practice my computer skills, and help my kids with homework. More

Validated by Valerie from Starfish Family Services

$335of $335

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1 supporter
Funded on 4/11/2014

Ta'Myra from Inkster, MI

I'm a student + new mom. I need to pay senior dues so my achievements can be honored

My senior dues include a cap & gown, senior pinning and luncheon and a yearbook. These things will help me commemorate & celebrate my accomplishments. More

Validated by Lindsey from Starfish Family Services

$620of $615

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10 supporters
Funded on 5/27/2014

Mr. Roberts from Inkster, MI

My daughter attends a cyber school. A computer will help her access work at home.

My daughter was an honor student until we fell on hard times. A computer will allow her to access and complete her work and projects at home. More

Validated by Chanel from Starfish Family Services

$505of $505

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9 supporters
Funded on 5/11/2014

Faith from Inkster, MI

I'm a grandma with limited income. I need new beds for grandkids who outgrew theirs

I have custody of my three grandchildren. Beds would allow them to rest better at night since they have outgrown their current beds. More

Validated by Melissa from Starfish Family Services

$505of $505

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3 supporters
Funded on 5/13/2014

Hope from Inkster, MI

Secured housing after homelessness. Beds for my girls will provide them comfort

Two twin-sized beds with box springs and frames, as well as a set of sheets, pillows, and a comforter for each bed will give my girls a sense of hope. More

Validated by Lindsey from Starfish Family Services

$780of $780

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4 supporters
Funded on 4/30/2014

Rae from Inkster, MI

I had to abruptly move after a bedbug invasion. I need a couch + dining furniture.

I need assistance with purchasing a dining room table set and a couch. We recently moved due to an infestation of bed bugs in our apartment complex. More

Validated by Chanel from Starfish Family Services

$560of $560

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17 supporters
Funded on 7/1/2014

Al from Inkster, MI

Bedroom basics and shoes will help me rebuild my home and life after house fire.

My belongings were destroyed by fire. A bed, dresser, and shoes will help me rebuild and prepare for job interviews. More

Validated by Chanel from Starfish Family Services

$566of $560

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16 supporters
Funded on 7/29/2014

Melissa from Inkster, MI

Working again after losing my job 4 yrs ago! I need beds for my growing teenagers.

I'm a single mom raising two teenage boys and a young girl I recently took in. I just started working again but can't purchase beds for everyone with my budget. More

Validated by Trisha from Starfish Family Services

$783of $780

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17 supporters
Funded on 7/31/2014

Mandy from Inkster, MI

Enrolled back into school after losing my job. Car repairs will help me get to class!

I enrolled back into school after losing my job. I need my car fixed to get me to school and provide for my family. More

Validated by Chanel from Starfish Family Services

$390of $390

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9 supporters
Funded on 8/14/2014

Starr from Inkster, MI

Dance classes are critical to maintaining my daughter's health and development.

My daughter was diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder. She enjoys dancing so I'd like for her to continue taking classes. More

Validated by Melissa from Starfish Family Services

$275of $275

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6 supporters
Funded on 8/20/2014

Nicole from Inkster, MI

A breast pump will ensure my ability to breastfeed well into my child's first year.

Breastfeeding is important to me. I was unsuccessful after my first two children so my doctor recommended using a breast pump to help with production. More

Validated by Rebecca from Starfish Family Services

$400of $400

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9 supporters
Funded on 12/10/2014

Legacy from Inkster, MI

I'm ready to get my CNA certification and start working & supporting my family.

I had to quit my job as a CNA when my child was diagnosed with autism. Now that she's getting the care she needs, I'm ready to work & support my family. More

Validated by Jessica from Starfish Family Services

$570of $573

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14 supporters
Funded on 1/5/2015

Monea from Inkster, MI

Working & in college, ready to graduate in Dec. Need radiator fixed to get to class.

I'm working full-time with just 3 classes short of my degree. Car repairs will ensure I make it to class & work as I strive for my goals. More

Validated by Valerie from Starfish Family Services

$501of $500

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11 supporters
Funded on 12/10/2014

Daryl from Inkster, MI

Forced to move bc landlord in foreclosure; Deposit will secure a home for me & my son

I'm a full-time student trying to finish my degree to support my son. A deposit is the last step to ensure a safe home for my family. More

Validated by Trisha from Starfish Family Services

$230of $230

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5 supporters
Funded on 12/6/2014

Kisha from Inkster, MI

Mother of 4 rebuilding after house fire; Need car seats to safely travel with my kids

With car seats, I'll be able to bring my kids safely to appointments & it will allow me to stay mobile to look for housing & employment opportunities. More

Validated by Melissa from Starfish Family Services

$85of $500

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2 supporters
Funded on 1/5/2015

Jany from Inkster, MI

Reuniting with my son after 4 yrs! Household items will help build a stable home.

I'm getting my home ready for my son after being separated for years. I want my child to feel safe & secure as we start our new life together. More

Validated by Angie from Starfish Family Services

$243of $243

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1 supporter
Funded on 12/3/2014

Rose from Inkster, MI

Job hours were reduced; Barber tools will enable me to continue supporting my family.

I'm a mother of 4 working P/T, but the job has reduced my hours dramatically. These tools will let work independently & help me provide for my family. More

Validated by Valerie from Starfish Family Services

$610of $600

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11 supporters
Funded on 12/28/2016

Karen from Westland, MI

I'm a mom of two with lupus. With one car repair I can get to my treatment.

I need assistance with car repairs to fix a leaking radiator. The car I recently purchased began to leak. More

Validated by Trisha from Starfish Family Services

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