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Make A Child Smile This Holiday Season

The holidays are a very special time. It’s a time where families and friends come together in unison and create special memories together. While the holidays are great for adults, they’re even more meaningful to children. Holidays are times that are filled with wonder and excitement, and will forever shape the memories of a child.
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First Annual Recovery Celebration Luncheon

Holy Cross Services renamed the Lansing Women’s Facility with a surprise unveiling during the first annual Holy Cross Recovery Celebration luncheon

Almost two years ago, Holy Cross opened the Women’s Behavioral Health facility in a building provided by long-time East Lansing resident Peter Bertsch. Peter is also the Chairman of the Board for Holy Cross Services. To honor the memory of his mother and to thank Peter for his generosity and dedication to Holy Cross, the building name was changed in his mother’s name and was unveiled on Wednesday, August 23, 2017.   Staff, clients and other HCS partners were invited to the first annual Holy Cross Recovery Celebration lunch to hear client testimonials and to kick off the luncheon, the sign was unveiled at the beginning of the lunch.

The facility will now be known as Patricia Evelyn Bertsch Holy Cross Women’s Behavioral Healthcare and is located at 3410 Old Lansing Road, Lansing, MI 48917.

The mission of Holy Cross Services is to bring hope, promote change and help people live free, healthy and productive lives.ren.

The Patricia Evelyn Bertsch Holy Cross Women’s Behavior Healthcare facility is a substance abuse detox and residential treatment center that provides a safe and welcoming place for women, pregnant women, and women with children, to receive substance use and co-occurring mental health disorder treatment. This facility provides on-site medical services; access to prenatal care, safe detox from alcohol and other drugs, and on-going medical services to address the health and wellness of the women and their children throughout their residential stay. This program can accommodate 25 women and their children.

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HandleLife Basketball Camp At The Palace

The foster kids from Holy Cross Children’s Services were in for a treat on December 7, 2015. Not only were they walking into the Palace of Auburn Hills to play basketball, they were being trained by the elite coach from HandleLife BasketballJohnny Stephene.

Tom Gores and Coach Stepehene hosted a HandleLife Basketball Camp and Holiday experience for 50 foster children from Holy Cross Children’s Services.

Coach Stephene is the creator of HandleLife Basketball. He is a ball-handling wiz with an exploding business—a unique skills trainer for the NBA’s elite who’s leveraged the power of social media to become one of the hottest individual brands in basketball.

Tom Gores is the founder of Platinum Equity and is currently the Chairman and CEO. When he is not found in the office, Mr. Gores is on either a soccer field or a basketball court coaching youth teams, applying the same principles of hard work and inspiration that he does to his business.

The NBA is a strong advocate for having their teams give back to their surrounding communities. Whether it’s visiting kids at their school or in the hospital. The Detroit Pistons are definitely one of those teams that are active in their community and have been great to Holy Cross Children’s Services.

We would like to thank the Piston’s organization for being very supportive of Holy Cross Children’s Services and especially for hosting this event. We also want to send a big “Thank You” to Tom Gores and Coach Johnny Stephene for running the great Basketball Camp for our foster kids. This will definitely be a Holiday season our foster kids will never forget!

If you would like to view the image gallery from the event, please click on the link below to see the photos. Basketball Camp Gallery

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