Stories

Who has I Care Helped?

Read our Success Stories and how we've helped others.

A family was unable to pay rent due to a misunderstanding with their son’s SSI benefits. With the sudden loss of coverage and an urgent need for funds, the mother went into action and took on another job. The family also turned in their leased vehicle to purchase a less expensive one. Thankfully, the steps taken will eventually lead them to a sense of security, however they weren't able to immediately recover their losses, putting their home in jeopardy. iCare of Michigan stepped in to help with a month’s rent and water payment.
A young man was released from the Michigan Department of Corrections after serving nine years. Due to lack of family support, he was paroled to a shelter in Detroit. In the shelter, he faced similar abuses as experienced in prison, living in a constant state of fear and danger. A good samaritan unaffiliated with iCare of Michigan assisted the gentleman by renting him an apartment and waiving the security deposit. He has started a new job, but could not pay his first month's rent. iCare of Michigan paid that first month's rent of $480.
A mother and her three children woke one day to find their husband and father had left. He emptied their checking and savings accounts and disappeared without paying any outstanding bills or taxes. Despite her efforts to work things out, the mother found her utilities in jeopardy of shutoff. iCare of Michigan paid the $884 in utilities to help keep the family going.
A self-employed father was without income while recovering from major surgery; during this same period, his wife had just given birth to their third child and also unable to work. The couple was in jeopardy of losing their home, when iCare of Michigan stepped in and assisted the family by paying one month's mortgage payment of $718.
"The care your organization gave to Angel Tree’s 250 Detroit area children of prisoners and their homes filled stomachs AND hearts! With the funds donated by iCare of Michigan, we were able to deliver overflowing bags of groceries that included a hearty Christmas meal and much more! Thank you for the generous support of this important outreach that hopes to bring love, care and relationship restoration to these Angel Tree kids and their families. This is what the spirit of Christmas is truly about!" - Lisa & Eric Thams, St. Paul on the Lake Angel Tree Coordinators
A single father was injured during a welding task, which brought severe burns to his face and neck. Out of work and out of income, he struggled to pay his mortgage and feared that this horrific accident would take away the home he and his two-year old son lived in. iCare of Michigan stepped in to assist by covering the payment.
A single mom of two teenagers lost her full-time job, and despite several months of looking for work, she was unable to find full-time employment. While she was able to find part-time work, her income was insufficient to pay her monthly household costs, and consequently she fell behind two mortgage payments. iCare of Michigan assisted the family by covering two past-due mortgage payments for a total of $890.

iCare of Michigan is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization