Congrats Kyle K!

By Wolverine HS on October 20, 2017

Kyle K. recently graduated from the CFC/WCARE school of the PWL campus with a Vassar Public Schools high school diploma.   He achieved this milestone through his hard work  and...

Cangrats Adrian M!

By Wolverine HS on October 13, 2017

Adrian M. recently obtained his GED at the CFC/WCARE school of the PWL campus.  At the GED celebration, he gave an outstanding speech to his family, peers, therapists, and...

Meet Mr. Louis Johnson

By Wolverine HS on October 8, 2017

He has been with Wolverine for 16 years and is currently an Intake Specialist in our medical building. He likes working at Wolverine because he loves working with our youth. He...

Our newest Vassar graduate, Paris C!

By Wolverine HS on September 26, 2017

Our newest Vassar graduate, Paris C., came to us with 17.5 credits and told us  that she is going to finish school here at Vassar House.  She put her determination to work and...

Meet Nicholas Brittain!

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Meet Mr. Nicholas Brittain! He has been working at WHS for 16 years and is currently an SST (safety and support team member) at WGRC, our Wolverine Growth and Recovery Center....

Meet Demetric Gray!

By Wolverine HS on September 15, 2017

Meet Demetric Gray! He is a senior youth care worker at the Wolverine Center. Mr. Gray has been employed with Wolverine Human Services for the past 12 years. He believes that...

Vassar Graduations

By Wolverine HS on September 7, 2017

On August 16th, 2017, Wolverine Human Services celebrated its largest graduation to date at the Vassar Residential Facility. WHS had four clients graduate with high school...

Wolverine Human Services 30th Family Picnic at the Detroit Zoo

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Over 500 Wolverine Human Services staff, foster families, and adoptive families had a great day at the Detroit Zoo while celebrating 30 years of Helping Children to be...

Meet Mr. Reynero!

By Wolverine HS on August 23, 2017

He has been employed here at Wolverine for 3 years now. He is currently a youth care worker working with our girls at Vassar House. Mr. Reynero enjoys working at Wolverine because...

Dixon-Taylor Family Interview

By Wolverine HS on August 9, 2017

Background on the family: Lori Dixon and Shelly Taylor have been a couple for almost a decade Together, the couple has fostered eleven children and adopted three of...

Tye’Reyce is Graduating!

By Wolverine HS on April 25, 2017

Tye’Reyce Fuller will be graduating on May 1st from Wolverine Education Center. Approximately three months ago Tye’Reyce told me he would like to graduate from our school and...

Meet Equayvis Moten

By Wolverine HS on April 18, 2017

Meet Equayvis Moten, he has been employed here at WHS for 18 months as a youth care worker. You can find him at our Wolverine Secure Treatment Center. Mr. Moten enjoys working at...

20 years of service, we truly appreciate Douglas Grew!

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Meet Douglas Grew, he has been employed with Wolverine for 20 years and is currently a Case Manager at our Wolverine Secure Treatment Center. Mr. Grew enjoys working with kids...

Now Hiring: The DEN Coordinator

By Wolverine HS on March 7, 2017

We're hiring staff at The Den! Please send your resume to Greg Hoffman (HoffmanG@wolverinehs.org) to apply. Please include which position you're applying to in the...

Now Hiring: The DEN Staff

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We're hiring staff at The Den! Please send your resume to Greg Hoffman (HoffmanG@wolverinehs.org) to apply. Please include which position you're applying to in the...

Join Us At The WHS 30th Anniversary Banquet

By Wolverine HS on March 3, 2017

WHS 30th Anniversary Banquet Fri, March 31, 2017 - 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM Detroit Athletic Club - 241 Madison Ave. Detroit, MI 48226 Buy Tickets 30 years of being active in the...

The Buerky Family

By Wolverine HS on February 26, 2017

“So many kids need loving homes and we want to make a difference in a child’s life.” #createanewfamily Travis and Anna Buerky joined our Wolverine family in June of...

5 Young Ladies From CFC Give Back

By Wolverine HS on February 23, 2017

“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” -Pablo Picasso- Over the holidays Mrs. Diegel and Mrs. Bristol took 5 young ladies from...

Meet Derrick Lee

By Wolverine HS on February 8, 2017

“I like working for the youth and providing them with something that I did not receive as a child” Mr. Derrick Lee has been at WHS since the end of last year as a Youth...

Meet Stephanie King

By Wolverine HS on January 31, 2017

We value those people who are on the front lines every single day helping our youth to become victors and we love telling their stories “I am able to assist the youth and help...

Single Mother of Four Opens her Home to Foster a Child

By Wolverine HS on January 26, 2017

As a new Wolverine Human Services’ foster parent, Maria Foote has created a new family when she became a licensed Wolverine Human Services foster parent on October 31, 2016. Ms....

Create A New Family

By Wolverine HS on January 23, 2017

April and James Ceno, created a new family when they joined our Wolverine family as foster parents on 10/26/16.  April said she has always wanted to be a foster parent and her...

Camp 2 Gives Back

By Wolverine HS on December 28, 2016

“Only by giving are you able to receive more than you already have” - Jim Rohn We decided at Camp 2 that we wanted to focus our time and money towards a local family in...

Wolverine Alternative Education’s Veterans’ Project

By Wolverine HS on December 20, 2016

Students at Principal Wolverine Alternative Education completed their veterans’ project last week.  A total of 15 boxes were packed and sent out to local military men and women...

Meet Jasmine Anderson

By Wolverine HS on December 9, 2016

Meet Jasmine Anderson, she has been employed at WHS for 2 ½ years as a youth care worker. You can find her working with our girls at Vassar House. She enjoys working here and...

Thanksgiving Feast

By Wolverine HS on November 23, 2016

Pioneer Work and Learn Life Skill students prepared their own family style thanksgiving feast this season.  Each group took a turn spending half of their school day in the...

Our Passion Is Finding Great Families

By Wolverine HS on November 17, 2016

Constance Parks is the grandmother and now adoptive parent of Malachi, Marcus, and Mikyah. This adoption holds a special place for me because I personally witnessed and also read...

Wolverine In The Community

By Wolverine HS on November 16, 2016

Through noticing a request from WNEM TV5 website asking for help for a woman who was physically unable to move on her own. We reached out to see how we could help.  Our staff and...

Meet Elonda Duncan

By Wolverine HS on November 3, 2016

“If you desire to make a difference in the world, you must be different than the world” - Elaine Dolton Elonda Duncan has been a part of the Wolverine family for two years...

Adoption Month is not just about “them” it is about all of us

By Wolverine HS on November 1, 2016

Imagine a world where 22,000 18 year olds roam the streets without a stable place to live? Well that world currently exists and in 2014, those 22,000 teenagers aged out of the...

Win a 5 Night Trip To Cabo!

By Wolverine HS on October 31, 2016

Could you use a 5 night all expenses paid trip to Cabos? Imagine 34 swim-up suites, 12 restaurants a Luxury Spa and Salon and a drink in hand. Now join our Crowdrise Campaign by...

Movie Outing – Boo: A Madea Halloween

By Wolverine HS on October 26, 2016

6 girls earned the privilege to see a movie with their team manager after passing their weekend contracts with high point scores and good behavior. All girls enjoyed pop,...

Stop Bullies

Bullying: Signs and Symptoms From a Youth Perspective

By Wolverine HS on October 25, 2016

October is “Bullying Awareness Month”, celebrated by SAMSHA. The presentation was a youth led presentation that focuses on the awareness of bullying. The presentation started...

Nothing temporary about the love or the lesson

By Wolverine HS on October 19, 2016

“As a Community Liaison in the Care Provider Community Services Department, I do not usually meet the clients that I am helping to become licensed foster parents. However, I...

Meet Ms. Leah Hoyt

By Wolverine HS on October 14, 2016

Ms. Leah Hoyt is a Youth Care Worker who has worked for Wolverine Human Services for 2 ½ years. Her daily routine involves waking the youth up in the morning, getting them ready...

Congrats Kindall H!

By Wolverine HS on October 6, 2016

I will start off with a quote by Ralph Ellison: “Education is all a matter of building bridges.”  Today, Kindall H. has built a bridge to college by earning his high school...

A Trip To Grondins College of Cosmetology

By Wolverine HS on September 8, 2016

A few selected girls were able to attend an outing to Grondins College of Cosmetology in Lapeer. These girls were indulged with a hair trim and style along with a manicure. The...

Officially Announcing “The Unsung Hero” Partnership with Michigan Athletics!

By Wolverine HS on September 2, 2016

"Wolverine Human Services is proud to announce our new “Unsung Hero” partnership with Michigan Athletics. In sports, there is often an unrecognized athlete, one you would...

Preparing Your Biological Child for an Adopted Sibling

By Wolverine HS on August 26, 2016

You made the decision to adopt and your spouse or significant other is on board…but what about your biological children? Children can become jealous even when their parent is...

upset

I’m Angry, what does that mean?

By Wolverine HS on August 24, 2016

Here at Wolverine Human Services our trained therapists work tirelessly to increase the emotional intelligence of our clients. How? Teach adolescent clients effective...

Tie Dye

Tie Dye T-shirts with Frankenmuth United Methodist Church

By Wolverine HS on August 16, 2016

The Vassar House girls tie dyed t-shirts with Frankenmuth United Methodist Church on August 14th and 15th. The girls really enjoyed the Church members coming out and spending...

Teaching Tolerance

Teaching Tolerance

By Wolverine HS on August 11, 2016

“I pledge allegiance, to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for...

Rainbow

Sorting Items and Stock Shelves at Saginaw ReSale Shop Under the Rainbow

By Wolverine HS on August 9, 2016

Clients enjoyed giving back. The manager of the Store spoke with clients briefly about the work they do helping women who have been in a bad situation. It was great to be able...

Vassar RiverFest

Vassar RiverFest

By Wolverine HS on August 8, 2016

The Vassar Riverfest is an annual festival held in downtown Vassar in and around the Cass River. The festival activities include a large car show, farmer’s market, live music...

Baseball

Trip to the Tigers Game

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6 clients from WGRC, PWLC and Vassar House and 6 staff went to a Tigers game as a reward for volunteering for community service. Tickets donated by Detroit Tigers Foundation and...

Vassar Community Pride Day

Vassar Community Pride Day

By Wolverine HS on July 28, 2016

Vassar Community Pride Day was held on July 23, 2016 9am to 1pm at Riverbank near City Hall. For the last 22 years, the Vassar Police Department and Wolverine Human Services...

Vassar Community picnic

Vassar Community Picnic

By Wolverine HS on July 24, 2016

This is the 9th annual Vassar Community Party held at Harper Park.  The committee is made up of life long Vassar residents who share the desire to bring Vassar families/residents...

100 women who care

100 Women Who Care – The Dinner

By Wolverine HS on May 3, 2016

In January, Mrs. Michelle Atwood and Kathy Mroz presented a grant proposal to a 100 Women Who Care on behalf of Pioneer Work and Learns Camp 1. The group is comprised of a 100...

running club

Running Club

By Wolverine HS on May 2, 2016

I am proud to announce the pilot formation of the Pioneer Running Club at PWLC in Vassar. It is a group that will offer opportunities to clients to learn about healthy living and...

ford field

The 29th Annual Awards Banquet Recap

By Wolverine HS on May 1, 2016

The 29th Annual Awards Banquet took place at Ford Field this year. On April 15th, over 250 people joined Wolverine to celebrate our children and families under the theme “Teach...

Children Water

What is AACFA?

By Wolverine HS on March 21, 2016

In 1995, the Association of Accredited Child and Family Agencies (AACFA), was founded. The association brings together organizations and agencies across the state that share...

100 Women Who Care

100 Women Who Care

By Wolverine HS on March 10, 2016

Tuscola Intermediate School District teacher Shelly Atwood and school social worker Kathy Mroz applied for and received a grant from the Mid Michigan Chapter of A 100 Woman Who...

Michigan Counseling Centers!

Introducing Michigan Counseling Centers!

By Wolverine HS on March 7, 2016

On February 16th, Wolverine Human Services celebrated the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at our newest program!   Michigan Counseling Centers has opened...

Intern Briana

Meet Our Intern Briana!

By Wolverine HS on February 18, 2016

We love interns at Wolverine Human Services, and are proud to partner with 12 colleges and universities as a field placement site. We believe that one of the most important ways...

Intern Shelby

Meet Our Intern Shelby!

By Wolverine HS on February 17, 2016

We love interns at Wolverine Human Services, and are proud to partner with 12 colleges and universities as a field placement site. We believe that one of the most important ways...

Intern Toycia

Meet Our Intern Toycia!

By Wolverine HS on February 16, 2016

We love interns at Wolverine Human Services, and are proud to partner with 12 colleges and universities as a field placement site. We believe that one of the most important ways...

Intern Jesse

Meet Our Intern Jesse!

By Wolverine HS on February 15, 2016

We love interns at Wolverine Human Services, and are proud to partner with 12 colleges and universities as a field placement site. We believe that one of the most important ways...

Meet Our Intern Dave!

By Wolverine HS on February 14, 2016

We love interns at Wolverine Human Services, and are proud to partner with 12 colleges and universities as a field placement site. We believe that one of the most important ways...

Intern Camille

Meet Our Intern Camille!

By Wolverine HS on February 12, 2016

We love interns at Wolverine Human Services, and are proud to partner with 12 colleges and universities as a field placement site. We believe that one of the most important ways...

Meet Our Intern Amal!

By Wolverine HS on February 11, 2016

We love interns at Wolverine Human Services, and are proud to partner with 12 colleges and universities as a field placement site. We believe that one of the most important ways...

Alaa

Meet Our Intern Alaa!

By Wolverine HS on February 10, 2016

We love interns at Wolverine Human Services, and are proud to partner with 12 colleges and universities as a field placement site. We believe that one of the most important ways...

Land Beautification

Land Beautification

By Wolverine HS on February 9, 2016

In early January, DuRussell Excavating and the Wolverine Human Services work crew led by Todd Averill began some major beautification on our Vassar Campus, specifically at the...

Point Store

“Small” Gifts and our Point Store

By Wolverine HS on February 6, 2016

From time to time, we hear our community supporters say, "My $5 doesn't mean much!" and "You can't really do anything with a $10 donation." Well, that's not true. For one...

Congratulations, Steven!

By Wolverine HS on February 4, 2016

Throughout all of Wolverine, our clients are working on their education. It’s one of the Seven Principles that guide our work with the kids. Wolverine partners with public,...

Lynne Yeck

Heck yes, let’s meet Lynne Yeck!!

By Wolverine HS on February 1, 2016

Lynne Yeck believes strongly that all children can be victors, given the right tools and support. She has been an amazing gift to Wolverine and our clients for the past 16...

Open Interview

Open Interview Hiring Fair! January 26th and 28th

By Wolverine HS on January 19, 2016

Open Interviews Hiring Fair! Join us January 26th and 28th from 10:00 am to 3:00pm 15100 Mack Ave, Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230 We are hiring for both part-time and full-time...

Santa

Santa is here!!

By Wolverine HS on January 15, 2016

On Dec 22nd, we hosted a holiday party for our Vassar clients in care!! The holidays can be a tough time for many of our kids. Being separated from family brings up many...

2015 Annual Report

WHS Annual Report 2015

By Wolverine HS on January 1, 2016

Dear Friends, It has been another exciting year at Wolverine Human Services! We are proud of our many accomplishments: maintaining a balanced budget, celebrating with 13 GED...

Wilk family

Meet the Wilk Family!

By Wolverine HS on November 23, 2015

Families sometimes encounter sad and unfortunate events that leave those behind heart broken and sad. When a wonderful woman named Allison passed away, she left behind her two...

Whiteside Family

Meet the Whiteside Family

By Wolverine HS on November 9, 2015

“For I know the plans I have for you”, declares the Lord. “Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 I have had the...

Godlaski Family

Meet the Godlaski Family!

By Wolverine HS on November 2, 2015

Matthew and Christine Godlaski had two daughters and a small house when they learned that their four nieces needed a new loving home. They feared that their nieces, Paris,...

Dixon-Taylor Family

Meet the Taylor-Dixon Family!

By Wolverine HS on November 1, 2015

The word “family” can mean many different things, and the most important ingredient for a family is love. I got to know Ms. Dixon and Ms. Taylor during the licensing process,...

Family Picnic

Calling all families!!

By Wolverine HS on July 20, 2015

Please join us as we celebrate our foster, adoptive, and independent living families!! Have you ever thought about welcoming a child into your home? This event is for you...

Everything you ever wanted to know about the “Last Chance!” Golf Outing!

By Wolverine HS on June 22, 2015

Why is it called the “Last Chance!” Golf Outing? Every year, we host our Golf Outing in September when golf season is winding down. Our event is your “last chance!” to...

A Word on Public Facilities

By Wolverine HS on May 22, 2015

The closure or non-closure of a public secure residential facility comes down to two essential issues: Are there services available to the youth that are being placed at public...

El-Siss Family

Beautiful Love: Olivia’s Story

By Wolverine HS on November 28, 2014

Olivia entered foster care with extreme injuries after sustaining 2nd and 3rd degree burns on her hands, feet, and other areas of her body. Olivia’s medical state was...

Thomas Family

A Grandmother’s Love: The Thomas Family

By Wolverine HS on November 25, 2014

Selflessness and dedication are two words that perfectly describe Ms. Pam Thomas. Every decision she makes is for the good of her family. Ms. Thomas used to live alone, in a...

The Stanley/Smith Family

Loving Out Loud: The Stanley/Smith Family

By Wolverine HS on November 18, 2014

Being a family means you are a part of something very wonderful. It means you will love and be loved for the rest of your life, no matter what. Ms. Stanley and Ms. Smith...

Malia

Forever Their Sweet Baby Girl: Malia’s Story

By Wolverine HS on November 11, 2014

Malia was born in February 2013. She was premature, weighed only 4.5 pounds, and had drugs in her system. When Malia was 3 days old, Sean and Jessica Green were called to the...

Richardson family picture

The Ties that Bind: Justin’s Story

By Wolverine HS on November 4, 2014

Families are made up of all different types of people. It is not defined by the DNA that runs through you or by the color of your skin, but by people who love you for who you...

Meet The Clayton Family!

By Wolverine HS on October 1, 2014

I have had the privilege of working with Randy and Carol Clayton since January 2014 when they first attended Foster/Adoptive Parent PRIDE Training Classes. Randy and Carol...

House Teardown

House Teardown

By Wolverine HS on July 15, 2014

Did you see our cameo on Fox 2 News Detroit? Fox 2 News Reporter Amy Lange came out to cover the story of the abandoned house next door to Wolverine Center, our Detroit...

Food Drive

By Wolverine HS on June 18, 2014

We hosted a HUGE food drive! The Eastern Food Bank of Michigan and the Vassar Food Pantry collected over 12,500 pounds of food to giveaway on June 9, 2014--and we got to be a...

27th Anniversary Celebration

By Wolverine HS on March 28, 2014

Please join us for our 27th Anniversary Celebration! April 11, 2014 at St. John's Inn 44045 Five Mile Rd. Plymouth, MI 48170 6:30 Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres 7:30...

Troubled teen? We can help

By Wolverine HS on February 13, 2014

Is your son, or daughter dealing with severe aggression, run-ins with the law, drug or alcohol abuse, self-harm, or suicidal thoughts and actions? If so, get them the help they...

2013-2014 Annual Report

WHS Annual Report 2013-2014

By Wolverine HS on January 1, 2014

Dear Friends, We’ve had a wonderful year together! Your support has meant the world to us as we work to advance the mission of “Helping Children to be Victors.” Education...

#GivingTuesday was AWESOME!

By Wolverine HS on December 17, 2013

First of all, we owe a huge THANK YOU to everyone who participated in our first-ever #GivingTuesday!! We had over 1,000 people donate, and many more who helped spread the word...

Marshall Mathers Foundation to Match #GivingTuesday Contributions

By Wolverine HS on December 2, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 26, 2013 Contact: Matt Wollack 313.969.0673 wollackm@wolverinehs.org The Marshall Mathers Foundation to Match CharitableContributions...

Gery Family

A Grandmother’s Love

By Wolverine HS on November 25, 2013

There is a quote that says, “A garden of love grows in a Grandmother’s heart.” Ms. Frances Gray was enjoying her life of retirement in Florida when she learned that her...

The Wilsons

Meet The Wilsons

By Wolverine HS on November 18, 2013

At 23 years old, Keiwan and Jamie Wilson have outstanding parenting skills. Keiwan is no stranger to the foster care system. When he was 10 years old, he and his siblings were...

Jeremiah

Jeremiah

By Wolverine HS on November 13, 2013

(Photo of Jeremiah is provided by A Thousand Words Photography by Shell) Jeremiah is an adorable 22-month old boy with curly black hair and big brown eyes. This little boy...

National Adoption Month

By Wolverine HS on November 8, 2013

National Adoption Month is always an exciting time at Wolverine. Last year, we were invited to Lansing to celebrate and finalize this little guy’s adoption: His name...

#GivingTuesday is December 3, 2013!

By Wolverine HS on October 18, 2013

What is #GivingTuesday? The idea is simple: it’s a chance to use some of the money you saved on Black Friday and Cyber Monday to do good in your community.  This...

State of the Agency 2013

By Wolverine HS on October 10, 2013

We had a great time at the State of the Agency event on Thursday, October 3rd! At the annual event, we take time to celebrate employee anniversaries and the accomplishments of...

Interview with WHS Founder, Robert E. Wollack

By Wolverine HS on October 4, 2013

Lifetime Television’s The Balancing Act interviews WHS founder Robert Wollack, Jr! Watch the interview...

Gone but not Forgotten

By Wolverine HS on September 20, 2013

It is with a sad heart that we say goodbye to our friend, Pete Walsh, who passed away on September 3, 2013 following a tragic accident. Pete was an important member of the...

Maura Corrigan Honors Juvenile Delinquent Graduates

By Wolverine HS on August 25, 2013

DHS Director to Speak at High School Graduation Ceremony in Saginaw On April 25, 2013, five youth at Wolverine Secure Treatment Center will welcome Maura Corrigan, Director of...

Wolverine HS

Welcome to the new website!!

By Wolverine HS on August 9, 2013

We got a facelift!! For the past few months, we have been working hard to get our new and improved online “face” ready. Even though we still have some work to do, we are...

Wolverine Human Services Announces Endeavor Program for Girls

By Wolverine HS on August 5, 2013

Wolverine Human Services is excited to announce the Endeavor program, opening on August 19, 2013 in Saginaw, MI. The Endeavor program will provide rehabilitative services for...

2012-2013 Annual Report

WHS Annual Report 2012-2013

By Wolverine HS on January 1, 2013

Dear Friends, Thank you for your support over this past year.  We have many accomplishments to celebrate, not the least of which is a balanced budget!  We rely on our donors...

2011-2012 Annual Report

WHS Annual Report 2011-2012

By Wolverine HS on January 1, 2012

Welcome to our 25th year of “Helping Children to be Victors.” Dear Friends, We want to thank everyone for their continued support during our 25 years of service in...