Help for Our Children and Family Outreach Program

Please help us raise $20,000 for our Children and Adult Literacy Programs. These critical programs work with at-risk children and adults, providing tutoring to increase reading and writing skills. We serve more than 250 children and over 300 adults annually in these programs. In the last six months, we have seen a 200 percent increase in the number of children attending, with an increase in adults as well. We need your help to respond to this increase in need. An increase in literacy is an increase in stability, and guarantees a good future for everychiold and adult enrolled in these programs.

You can learn more about what we do for children here.


Employment Opportunity

Advent House is seeking a Job Developer / Case Management Coordinator. The job description may be found here. Deadline for application is May 23rd, 2016.


Hope in One 2016

The 2nd Annual Hope in One Golf Outing benefitting Advent House Ministries and North Westminster Presbyterian Church is scheduled for Wednesday, August 3rd, at Branson Bay in Mason, MI with a 9:00AM shotgun start. Tickets are $50 per person, and includes 18 holes of golf, cart, lunch and door prizes. If chasing a little white ball isn't your thing, you can still help by donating a door prize or sponsoring a hole. Download a Registration and Sponsorship form here (MS Word DOCX file). See you there!


Performing Poets Parley

A "parley" is a discussion. In this video clip, a father and son talk about their experiences with the Performing Poets project, a part of the Family and Literacy program. In addition to Performing Poets, the Family and Literacy program provides after school tutoring, weekend activities, summer camp opportunities and the GED Academy. Our Family and Literacy programs have a tremendous impact on the families that participate.  You can make an impact, too! Just click the DONATE NOW button and know that you have helped our families in a big way.






Opening Doors

The Advent House Ministries’ GED Academy is a key component of our Family & Literacy Program. The GED Academy is dedicated to assisting adults to achieve something they may have missed out on earlier in life: a high school diploma. A high school diploma is a gateway to a college degree, a better paying job with potential for advancement and more life choices. Through this program, we give hope to those who want to make a better life for themselves through education. VIDEO: Ingham County 55th District Judge Tom Boyd and GED student Drew share their views on what the GED Academy means to them and to the community. 






Performing Poets

Performing Poets is one of the projects used to promote literacy with our weekend families. Children who struggle with reading are encouraged to recite poetry in a group setting, developing their proficiency to the point where they are able to perform in front of an audience. Sometimes their parents join in, resulting in fun and learning for the entire family. Literacy Programs Director Toni Townshend explains the genesis of Performing Poets, how the program works and her hopes for the families taking part. Your generosity and a grant from the Michigan Humanities Council make it possible for us to offer these kinds of programs. Thank You!

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Susan Cancro, Executive Director

Allyson Bolt, Director of H.U.D. Employment Programs

Toni Townshend, Literacy Director

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