To serve as the public face and advocate for Greater Jackson, Michigan’s LGBTQ+ community.
From eating smarter and online personal protection, to secondary schooling and family planning.
We strive to create and strengthen inclusion, connection, interaction, safety, and community.
Nationwide, people came together this year to stand firmly with the Black and Indigenous People of Color(BIPOC) community to call for racial equality. This includes gay and straight alike, men and women, and Transgender and gender non-conforming BIPOC persons.
Often, violence towards Transgender BIPOC nationwide, go unreported. Those who have participated in underground economies often report elevated levels of police violence (this includes 16% of all trans people, 34% of Latinx trans people, and 53% of Black trans people), and are more than twice as likely to report physical assaults by police officers and four times as likely to report sexual assault by police, according to the Report on the National Transgender Discrimination Survey entitled, "Injustice at Every Turn."
For the first time ever, LGBTQ couples were given the option to identify a relationship as same-sex. This vital information from the LGBTQ+ community, a historically undercounted community, provided reliable data to inform advocates, policymakers, and researchers working on LGBTQ+ issues, such as Housing and Adoption assistance, HIV Emergency Relief Project Grants, Community Development Block Grants, and more.
The nation also experienced self-reporting option via the internet for the first time. 57.6% of households in Jackson County adopted this method of reporting during a pandemic, putting Michigan in the Top 13% nationwide for overall Self reporting. We helped push the confidence level for new technology and being counted overall.
More that 80% of LGBTQ Voters said they were more motivated to vote this year, according to a poll by the LGBTQ organization GLAAD. Many said they felt like their lives depended on this vote.
LGBTQ voters represented 7% of the 2020 electorate, while representing 4.5% of the adult population, according to an Exit Poll conducted by Edison Research. LGBTQ voters represented 6% of the electorate in the 2018 midterm election and 5% in the 2016 Presidential Election.
The voice of the community is volunteerism put into action, which shapes and molds the present into a future of which we can all be proud. Be that seed of change.
In a gentle way, making a monetary gift hands you an opportunity as an invested partner, to create a more equitable society, meeting our objectives through advocacy and education.
In participating, we help change happen quicker, as opposed to being a passive spectator, allowing others to work harder and longer.
Baker College of Jackson is located just outside of the city of Jackson. With a small campus atmosphere, students are able to benefit from small class sizes and individual attention from instructors while learning in high-tech classrooms and labs designed to replicate real-world workplaces. This campus features an Academic Resource Center, a cutting-edge engineering facility, and free campus-wide WiFi.
Dawn Foods is committed to serving and improving the communities where our nearly 4,000 team members work. From volunteering our time and talents, to providing financial support, the Dawn Corporate Giving Program invests in the communities where we have facilities and offices. With a focus on hunger prevention and health, education, and community improvements, we support our team members in their efforts to give back.
Drug Free Jackson is a collaborative body of community members that convenes regularly to address the issue of substance use prevention needs for Jackson County.
Together we collect and coordinate information about substance use prevention and create policies in order to create priorities and determine effective prevention strategies for Jackson County.
Now a 475-bed health system, Henry Ford Allegiance Health is comprised of more than 40 different facilities that serve the entire region. Our traditional acute care services are complemented by mission-based services to support the care continuum for all members of the community.
In 2020, they have become the proud recipient of a perfect score of 100, on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), Healthcare Equality Index (HEI).
LifeWays Community Mental Health has provided behavioral health services to residents of Jackson and Hillsdale counties since 1966.
We primarily serve county residents who have Medicaid, Healthy Michigan Plan, uninsured or under-insured who also have a diagnosed severe mental illness, intellectual/ developmental disability, substance use disorder, or co-occurring disorders.
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