International Humanitarian Services
P.O. Box 344, East Lansing MI 48823
The youth empowerment project provides self-esteem training, goal setting, decision making, leadership skill development, and conflict resolution training. Sessions are held quarterly. Special events include our Back to School Fair, Christmas giveaway, and other activities that build self esteem.
The WISE Project, trains and supports low income female entrepreneurs through training, resource linkages, business coops and assistance with micro enterprise start-ups.
International Humanitarian Services empowers limited resource children and their families through our Community Food Coop as well as by the distribution of food baskets, referrals to food banks, nutrition training and various agriculture collaborative projects locally and globally.
Research shows that limited or an uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe food, exists in 17.2 million households in America; 3.9 million of them with children. Rates of food insecurity are substantially higher than the national average among households with incomes near or below the federal poverty line, among households with children headed by single parents (35.1% of female-headed households with children are food-insecure) and among Black and Hispanic households.
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Family Empowerment seminars provide tools to strengthen parents, children and the elderly. Special activities are led by trainers using a culturally sensitive format. Sessions include culturally appropriate parenting education, health promotion/ disease prevention training, and resource management training.
Cross cultural sensitivity training and support are also provided for US, refuge, and immigrant groups.