STOP Grant

Mai Family Services has recently been awarded its first state-funded grant, the STOP Grant (under the Violence against Women Act) towards creating an empowerment program for women including, but not limited to, the South Asian community in Metro Detroit. 

We are currently hiring instructors for our classes and a support group. If you are interested, please click the "Job Opportunity" tab above. These positions are PAID contract positions for the duration of the grant starting April 1, 2017.

 A message from the Program Team:

We are very pleased to announce that we have been awarded the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ STOP Violence against Women Formula Grant Program (STOP Grant).  

This funding provides us with the resources to develop and implement an Empowerment Program, the first of its kind in our community.  The Program will include the following components - ESL classes, a “Job Skills” training program, computer literacy classes, and a financial literacy program. The program is open to anyone of South Asian Origin who is looking to improve their skills in any of these areas. We will provide details as we develop the programs which will be launched this spring.

Here’s a short summary of the classes we will be providing:

 1)   English as a Second Language: Would you like to improve your facility with the English language? Or be able to better leverage your English skills in the larger community and/or workplace? The classes will support proficiency in the English language in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. We have also planned for guest speakers, workshops, and more events!

 2)   Computer Skills: Have you ever wanted to sharpen your computer skills? Our computer classes will teach basic word processing, e-mail etiquette and more to make you a competitive job applicant for any potential career.

 3)   Soft Skills: We are excited to partner with various employers within the community for job placement. We’ll also provide workshops on networking tips, dressing for success, how to build a stunning resume and nailing your job interviews.

 4)   Financial Literacy: Our program will help you learn how to handle your finances more effectively and make informed financial decisions. We’ve teamed up with several corporations to provide workshops on financial goal-setting, money management and more to help you invest in a brighter future.

Mai Family Services is humbled by the opportunity to serve our community on such a large scale. The grant allows us to expand our vision of empowering women through our programs.

If you are interested in learning more, or eager to be involved, please contact stopinfo@maifamilyservices.com.

Sincerely,

Rashmi Umarji and Fatima-Iram Din

Program Team, Mai Family Services STOP Grant