Assisting Those in Need - 5:12
with Matthew Wollack, Vice President of Strategic Development for Wolverine Human Services
Posted Jan 31, 2018
Wolverine Human Services purpose is to offer the most appropriate settings and most effective service providers to children, their families and their communities. They take part in a mutual effort assisting those in need to overcome social and economic barriers, to capitalize on their personal strengths, and to contribute to their own healing. Their approach is eclectic and is founded on the premise of “unconditional” care. Wolverine’s continuum of services and effective network of referral sources provide a responsive and cost-effective system accessible at the community level.
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