Donation is largest ever made by Michigan Legacy
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Wyandotte, Mich. – February 9, 2022 – Wyandotte-based Michigan Legacy Credit Union (MLCU), with additional branches in Warren, Pontiac, Highland and Flat Rock and 24 hour-online banking services, is pleased to announce it has made a $50,000 donation to Mt. Clemens-based Turning Point, an agency whose mission is to empower domestic and sexual violence survivors through comprehensive services and resources. The donation, which was given to Turning Point by Michigan Legacy President and CEO Carma Peters on February 9, is the largest ever made by Michigan Legacy.
“For more than 40 years, Turning Point has been providing services in Macomb County that are critical to the health and well-being of its most vulnerable residents,” Peters said. “We are pleased to make this donation in support of their efforts to reach even more individuals and families in need, while also using their community education and outreach to raise awareness and prevent domestic violence and sexual abuse from happening in the first place.”
Turning Point is Macomb County’s only comprehensive domestic violence and sexual assault services provider. Programs include a shelter that provides emergency housing for over 300 survivors and their children each year, medical forensic and advocacy services for sexual assault survivors, a 24-hour hotline, trauma advocacy/counseling for survivors and their loved ones, outreach to middle and high schools on domestic/sexual violence prevention, Personal Protection Order assistance, legal advocacy, and two newer housing programs.
The Turning Point Transitional Housing Program is available for up to two years at no cost to survivors and their children, and the Rapid Re-Housing Program provides rental assistance for up to 12 months. To date, 30 privately-owned housing units between the two programs have been made available throughout Macomb County. Some are traditional homes; others are in apartments or condominiums.
Turning Point President and CEO Dr. Sharman Davenport, Ph.D., thanked MLCU for its support.
“This $50,000 donation will have an immediate positive impact on the work we do,” said Davenport.
“On behalf of Turning Point, our Board of Directors, and especially those we serve, I gratefully thank and acknowledge Michigan Legacy for this donation and look forward to continuing to build this partnership.”
With a community-focused mission and a dedicated philanthropy-directed fund, Michigan Legacy is pleased to support initiatives that strengthen the communities where its members live and work. The Turning Point donation was preceded by several MLCU notable donations in 2021, including $10,000 to the Downriver Community Food Pantry, $15,000 to the Wyandotte Rotary Club, and $20,000 to Crime Stoppers of Michigan.
About Turning Point
Turning Point provides comprehensive, free, and confidential programs for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors, their loved ones, and the community. Services include a 24-hour hotline, emergency shelter, housing, trauma advocacy/counseling, personal protection order assistance, legal advocacy, forensic nurse exams, first response advocacy, prevention, and community education. Second Hand Rose, another Turning Point service, provides survivors with gently used items while providing an opportunity for the community to donate and shop. Serving Metro Detroit for 41 years, Turning Point has helped over 100,000 survivors. Visit www.turningpointmacomb.org for more information.
About Michigan Legacy Credit Union
Michigan Legacy Credit Union (MLCU) is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative serving members who live, work, worship, attend school, or own a business in the state of Michigan. Michigan Legacy Credit Union is committed to providing quality financial services at a competitive price, delivered professionally and efficiently while keeping member/owners and their needs first. For additional information on MLCU, visit: www.michiganlegacycu.org.