Posted By: Cheryl Courage (June 1, 2022)
Vista Maria is nonprofit agency that is dedicated to ending the cycle of poverty, abuse, and neglect for youth and their families in Michigan. The agency provides a comprehensive continuum of care that includes individualized, residential mental health treatment and community reintegration/transitional housing programs for youth aged 11-24 who experienced abuse or neglect. Additionally, Vista Maria operates The Freedom Center, a residential treatment facility specifically for youth who were are victims of human trafficking, which includes Michigan’s only licensed, emergency intake service for adolescent victims of trafficking.
A $1,000 grant from Community Financial Credit Union would allow Vista Maria to provide the support and resources necessary for at-risk youth to believe in their worth, build skills for success, and ultimately heal.