CHELSEA COMMUNITY EDUCATION
in 2014 Chelsea Community Education took on the recreation programming previously provided by the Chelsea Recreation Council, which provided youth and adult sports programs for some 1,500 Chelsea residents. The youth sports program provides a wholesome, fun filled learning atmosphere devoted to mastering physical and emotional skills. Chelsea United Way support helps provide scholarships so that family finances need not keep a child on the sidelines.
CHELSEA SENIOR CENTER
The Chelsea Senior Center exists to promote, encourage, and organize activities to address the physical, social, and emotional concerns of area Senior Citizens and their families. It’s new Chelsea Community Senior Services (C2S2) program connects area seniors with services, helping them remain independent and in their own homes.
FAITH IN ACTION
Chelsea’s Faith in Action is a nonprofit community supported service agency that provides the following services for Chelsea Area Residents: Meels on Wheels (over 9,000 meals annually); Emergency assistance; Parent-to-Parent program; Parent Anonymous program;information, referrals, and counseling; Senior-youth program; Preschool scholarships; and crisis intervention.
FIRST STEPS WASHTENAW
First Steps Washtenaw (formerly Parents as Teachers) is an early childhood parent education and family support program serving families throughout pregnancy until their child enters kindergarten, usually age 5. The program is designed to enhance child development and school achievement through parent education accessible to all families.
ST. LOUIS CENTER
In 1908, Father Louis Guanella established the Servants of Charity, an order of Catholic Priests and Brothers that continues his mission today. Through operations such as the St. Louis Center, the Guanellians serve the needs of special people and populations throughout the world. The philosophical basis for the mission is available in a book entitled the “Basic Document for the Guanellian Mission”. This document was developed by the the Daughters of St. Mary of Providence, the Servants of Charity, and Guanellian Cooperators and was published in 1995 by Editrice Nuove Frontiere.
Our senior citizens remain active with the help of the low-cost transportation furnished by the Western-Washtenaw Area Value Express (WAVE) service. Many riders depend on the WAVE bus as their only form of transportation for medical related trips and social needs.