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October 29, 1993 - Image 15

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1993-10-29

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State Director
Praises Kadima

JENNIFER FINER JEWISH NEWS INTERN

T

he director of the
Michigan Department of
Mental Health, James
Haveman, spent Oct. 20
visiting Kadima's group home
and apartment and addressing
questions and concerns of
Kadima consumers, parents,
board members and staff.
Kadima provides support
services for adults with mental
illness.

Haveman said in an interview.
"They are creative in existing
programs such as independent
living. I felt good when I went
into their group home. It's
consumer focused and struc-
tured to have people leave
someday."
Mr. Haveman said mental
health has been brought into
the health care debate.
"I tlaink the day is coming for

The Miracle Mission
Benefits Will Continue

RUTH LITTMANN

STAFF WRITER

T

he Jewish Federation of
Metropolitan Detroit con- Vocational Service.
infor
tinues to follow up on the 'n ational event will be The
held 9:30 - ness among Mission partici-
Michigan Miracle Mission a.m. Nov. 4 at JVS.
pants that a lot of what they saw
it sponsored with
The Mission Involvement in Israel, in terms of human
News last spring. The Jewish
Committee in early 1994 will needs and services, is mir
About two months ft
aer the Provide similar programs at oth- here and provided by rored
Federation sponsored it
our
er agencies. A long-term "m-
s first
follow-up activity_.. a screenin
g sion" of the Mission, organize is Federation and its agencies,"
rs said Sally Krugel, executive di-
of the Mission video — say, is to increase the
rector of Women's Division.
Jewish
Federation's Women's Division community's awaren
The programs also are open
ess
of
will offer a chance to tour and Federation agencies in the to People
who did not participate
learn about the Jewish metropolitan area.
in the Mission. For
more infor-
'We want to raise conscious- mation,
tion, call Women's Division,
6424260.


The Ball Bounces Back
With Sinai And AJCampaign

RUTH LITTMANN STAFF WRITER

Arlene Redfield, a parent of
a Kadima client and board
member, attended the after-
noon meeting with Mr.
Haveman because she wanted
to know how Kadima can get
more money from the state.
Others wanted to know how
Kadima can
continue to
grow and
where pro-
grams like
Kadima
might fit into
the scheme of
national
health care
reform.
"Kadima is
at a major
crossroads," Mr. Haveman said.
"It has tremendous potential
to expand and market new
ideas. If they continue on track,
they will continue to grow.
"Kadima's basic vision is well
in line with this administra-
tion's commitment to commu-
nity-based services," Mr.

mental health treatment to be
like any other health treat-
ment," he said.
Janette Shallal, executive di-
rector for Kadima, said she was
glad Mr. Haveman was able to
spend the day with the organi-
zation and see first-hand how
mental
health money
is being used.
"He was
able to offer
suggestions
regarding
housing and
developing
new pro-
grams and
James Haveman
projects," Ms.
Shallal said.
"He suggested we do more spe-
cialized programs instead of try-
ing to focus on the big picture.
He seemed to have a good han-
dle on getting information and,
sometimes, just getting infor-
mation is helpful." ❑

"Kadima is at a major
crossroads. It has
tremendous potential
to expand and market
new ideas."

Steering committee
members Leah
Snider, Dorothy
Gerson, Bruce
Gershenson, Sylvia
Gershenson Sloman,
Hope Silverman.

chairwoman of development of
the Sinai Health Care
Foundation, which sponsored
the fund-raiser.
A year ago, the Federation
asked Sinai to help revive a flat
Allied Jewish Campaign by can
the annual gala. The

"I think both
institutions are
doing better."

Robert Aronson

hope was to channel more of the
Jewish community's charitable
dollars toward the Campaign,
which raises money for local
Jewish agencies and the United
Jewish Appeal. (Traditionally,
Sinai has received $150,000 in

annual Campaign allocations.)
Though the Campaign of
1992 remained flat at $26 mil-
lion, this past year's rose by al-
most $1 million to $27 million.
Sinai's health also continues to
improve. The institution's prof-
its rose from $10.4 million last
year to $13.2 in 1993.
"I think both institutions are
doing better," said Robert
Aronson, Federation executive
vice president. "There were a
lot of things to celebrate at the
ball. It was a very upbeat
evening. We need to continue
doing well, separately and to-
gether."
Proceeds from the event,
which was preceded by an Oct.
13th patrons dinner, will go to
benefit the hospital's cardiology
unit. ❑

Photo by Michael Sanaa

James Haveman fields questions.

hey re-struck up the band.
On Oct. 20 — one year
after Sinai Hospital can-
celled what was to be its
fourth annual Heritage Ball —
physicians with stethoscopes,
white jackets and cowboy hats
shimmied to the beat of an ap-
propriately-cardio country dit-
ty: "Achy Breaky Heart."
Black and gold balloons cov-
ered the dance floor, and Sinai's
cloud of fiscal gloom and doom
dissipated further into the past.
Held at the Palace of Auburn
Hills, the 800-person Heritage
Ball represented more than the
institution's largest fund-rais-
er. The glitz and shenanigans
and steaming hors d'oeuvres —
to say nothing of the estimated
$400,000 in revenues — were
indications of better times for
the hospital and
the
Jewish
Federation
of
Metropolitan
Detroit.
"Four years ago,
when we spon-
sored the first ball,
the hospital was in
great (financial)
trouble. We
reached out to the
community and
the support was
outstanding," said
Leah Snider, vice

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