Mai Family Services’ core mission and philosophy is to help underserved South Asian survivors of family and domestic violence with free supporting services. In this mission, we are fortunate to receive Federal and State of Michigan funding through the U.S. Department of Justice’s Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) for our community outreach programs. Known commonly as the STOP (Services, Training, Officers and Prosecution) Grant Program, the program helps adult and youth survivors, and those considered likely to be affected by domestic and family violence, receive training and services to make them independent, self-reliant and empowered members of our society.
Mai Family Services utilizes STOP Grant funds to provide vulnerable South Asian community members with FREE basic English language or computer literacy skills classes. The classes taught by instructors through a South Asian socio-cultural perspective ensuring participants are as comfortable as possible in their state-of-vulnerability.
Eligibility participation for those interested in thee STOP Grant classes is determined through a brief questionnaire, or a short personal interview. The eligibility determination process takes into account the impact that limited skills has on their ability to make individual choices as they cope with their own personal situation. Program instructor will certify a participant’s eligibility.
Our Class Offerings:
» English as a Second Language (ESL)
» Computer Skills
» Financial Literacy
» Soft Skills
Free transportation and childcare services are available on a case-by-case basis to ensure participants take advantage of the STOP Grant program’s offerings.
STOP-Grant program has several openings for short-term ESL, Basic Computer Literacy Skills, and Financial Literacy instructors. If you’re interested in becoming a paid instructor in the program, please check us out – https://maifs.org/job-opportunities/