Alpha Omega Recovery House in Escanaba

CSSUP Re-entry Recovery Services.  We nearly doubled the number of men served in our Alpha Omega Houses in 2018.  CSSUP provided 49 men with 2,331 days of care in 2018.  The demand for recovery housing does not appear to be slowing down and support from Iron Mountain and Escanaba has been overwhelming and inspiring.  We recently received NorthCare grant funding for a part time manager.  The part-time manager gives each house manager the opportunity to take a day or two off each week.  The new Alpha Omega House in Escanaba which opened in January 2018, is receiving numerous referrals and is at or near capacity daily. We are blessed to serve so many in need, and have an opportunity to help them feel the love of Jesus in a supportive living environment.  With this opportunity we see our residents  begin to live again in recovery and contribute to their community.

Go with God my Brothers!


Superior Health Foundation Awards Nearly $375,000 in Grants

The Superior Health Foundation in Marquette awarded nearly $375,000 in health-centered grant funding at its Fall Grants Awards Celebration on October 25, 2017.

The Superior Health Foundation gave out $27,147.06 in mini-grants, $64,012.00 in large grants and $283,305.10 in funding to address substance use issues in the Upper Peninsula. All told, $374,464.16 was dispersed to organizations across the region.

The substance use initiative is the Foundation’s fourth proactive grant project selected and voted on by its U.P.-wide Board of Directors. Since 2014, SHF has awarded $1,014,255.10 to proactive projects to address oral health for children, mental health wellness, pediatric obesity and substance use.

“There are so many needs in the Upper Peninsula. We’re incredibly blessed to be in position to help so many health-centered causes across the region,” said Jim LaJoie, executive director of the Superior Health Foundation. “This year, our board of directors and team recognized the tremendous need to address substance use issues in the Upper Peninsula. They are paramount and frightening. The SHF grants committee reviewed a number of outstanding proposals to address substance use issues. We feel strongly we have chosen five projects that will ultimately reduce the incidence of drug use and/or provide treatment options in our communities.”

Catholic Social Services of the Upper Peninsula received a grand in the amount of $47,500. This grant will enable the Re-Entry Recovery House, a faith-based program with a proven track record of success in working with men in drug recovery, to purchase the necessary equipment and furnishings it needs to operate in Escanaba.

Revolutionizing Poverty in America

More than 46 million Americans are living in poverty. Catholic Charities USA and the University of Notre Dame have partnered to bring systematic change in the way we approach poverty in the United States. For more information on this program and how you can help please download this brochure.

For detailed information on how Michigan in impacting poverty, download the State Statistics brochure.

[quotes]“Our commitment must be to outcomes. And our impressive outputs should be used as tools or guideposts against which to measure our progress… knowing the effectiveness, what works and what doesn’t work, can prove that there is real change in the lives of the people we are trying to help.” – Father Larry Snyder, President Catholic Charities USA [/quotes]