[This post is part of the new, biweekly Member News Roundup series, where you can see what CEDAM members are up to around the state.  If you have news to share, send it our way!]

Shelter of Flint Announces new Website. Shelter of Flint, Inc., a homeless shelter for women, children and families, announces the launch of its new Web site, www.ShelterofFlint.com. The website features more extensive content, a newsroom, testimonials, and an online donation system.

Flint Neighborhood Improvement and Preservation Project is building a grocery store in downtown Flint that will serve the 20,000 people who live without a grocer in a 5 mile radius. Listen to the NPR newsbit.

Presbyterian Villages of Michigan opened its sixth senior living community, The Village of St. Martha’s, in Detroit at the end of September. The project was funded by a HUD grant.  Read about this new senior living community.

Focus: HOPE held its annual walk on the 11th to raise funds and help launch a new initiative aimed at providing services to children and families in the area (HOPE Village Initiatives). Find out more information about the walk.

Northern Initiatives was awarded the 2009 Achievement Award by Lake Superior Magazine in recognition of Northern Initiatives’ Great Waters program. Read the full story.

Two Michigan Cities Receive National Awards from APA. Ann Arbor and Traverse City have both received awards from the American Planning Association. Read more about the award.

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