Diane Tryan was notified today that she has been selected by the State of Michigan as the Foster Care Worker of the Year for 2015. We have a true hero in our ranks who is deserving of this significant recognition. Diane Tryan has always combined a tireless work ethic with a positive energy that inspires others around her. Diane has served Catholic Social Services of the UP for over 17 years. See the rest of the story by clicking on ‘NEWS’ above. Congratulations Diane!
Catholic Social Services in its earlier years. (1940’s)
From the Director
Welcome to the new Catholic Social Services of the Upper Peninsula website. The intent of the new website is to provide you greater awareness of the services we provide and the good work we are performing every day. Feel free to provide your feedback on the information you find or think we should include to further improve our site.
We strive to nurture, stabilize and strengthen UP families and communities and your continued support helps us provide hope to so many. While the economy has rebounded for some, things have gotten worse for far too many of our fellow citizens in the Upper Peninsula. We will continue to attempt to support all those who come through our doors in need, however, the demand for our services continues to increase along with the costs to provide those services. Please consider donating to help support those families who cannot afford the needed services we provide.
Thanks for helping us serve as a shining example of God’s Love throughout the UP.
1. In order to protect the confidentiality of the person served, Catholic Social Services of the U.P.’s policy, in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations, no information will be released to any party without the written permission of the person served. With person served release authorization, specific information may be released as documented on the appropriate Agency forms. Information may be withheld, however, if it is determined that the information may be damaging to the person served. Decisions of this nature will be made with the approval of the Executive Director and consultation with the Agency counsel.
2. There are exceptions to release of information without direct person served authorization under certain circumstances. These are:
a. In the event of the person served disclosure of child abuse or neglect behaviors. This needs to be reported to the Michigan Family Independence Agency
b. In the event a person served discloses the intent to do serious harm to him or herself or another person.
c. When a person served has committed a crime on the Agency grounds and this has been reported to law enforcement.
d. When a proper court order has been obtained from a court of law.