Lakeshore ERN (LERN)

Founded: 2008
Lakeshore ERN (LERN)

ERN Program ROI: 243%

 

ERN Program Employee Retention: 99.6%

 

Workforce Utilizing ERN Program: 16.8%

 

Unique Employees Served: 224

 

Source: Sept 2015-Oct 2016 YE Report

 

  Services

Onsite Success Coaching

The core of the ERN model is onsite confidential Success Coaching that employees can access on a predictable, ongoing basis. No more wasted hours in social services offices; Success Coaches offer direct connection and access to community resources. Employees who face a crisis from lack of resources can get immediate, personal relief, onsite. Services are available to all employees in our member businesses. Success Coaches accommodate all shifts with off-site locations and alternate meeting times available upon request. View this video testimonial of an employee who accessed a success coach through the Lakeshore Employer Resource Network (LERN).

Hardship Loan & Savings Program

Partner: AAC Credit Union

Purpose: The Bridge Loan provides a financial resource for the Success Coach and clients, allowing the coach to connect clients to fair and reputable lending. These loans help clients overcome financial burdens that may be negatively impacting their life including auto repairs, credit repair, payday lending traps, appliance purchases, debt, and family emergencies. It is offered as a last resort for employees facing a financial emergency.

Savings Component: The loan includes a savings component which requires a $10 per week deposit into a savings account. The savings commitment is added to the loan repayment amount, which is placed into a savings account that does not allow withdrawals until the loan is paid in full. At the end of the payment plan, the client will accumulate over $520 in savings. Upon pay-off, the client is encouraged to continue the habit of savings. This not only teaches the client the importance of saving, but also acts as a safety net for the bank/credit union. If an employee is terminated while in payments, the savings account is released back for the lending institution to cover any unpaid remaining portion of the loan.

  Employer Members-Investors

  • Global Technologies
  • Holland Hospital
  • Lake Woods Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
  • Lauren Manufacturing
  • Light Corporation
  • ODL, Inc.
  • Shipston Aluminum Technologies
  • Tennant
  • Trendway Corporation

  Strategic Partners

  • AAC Credit Union
  • Grand Haven Area Community Foundation
  • Michigan ERN Team
  • Ottawa County DHHS