Tri-County ERN (TERN)

Founded: 2014
Tri-County ERN (TERN)

Distinct Employees Served: 165

 

Services Delivered: 477

 

Workforce Utilizing ERN Program: 19.1%

 

Community Resources Leveraged: $6234

 

Source: Sept 2015-Oct 2016 YE Report

 

  Services

On-site 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 companies. Success Coaches accommodate all shifts with off-site locations and alternate meeting times available upon request.​

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.

TERN Success Coaching Awarded 1st Place for HR Best Practices: MAPP Practices Conference October 11-13, 2017

TERN Success Coaching Awarded 1st Place for HR Best Practices: MAPP Practices Conference October 11-13, 2017

We congratulate the TERN ERN Success Coach Program at Andersen Technologies for being awarded the 1st Place Award for HR Best Practices by the Manufacturers Association for Plastics Processors (MAPP).  Andersen Technologies will be recognized at the upcoming MAPP Benchmarking Practices Conference in October.  The application was submitted with a description of how ERN Success Coaching has impacted the company, and employee testimonials on how it has impacted their lives.  The Benchmarking and Best Practices Conference is a no-nonsense business exchange designed to provide profit-impacting information to senior executives in the plastics manufacturing industry.

  Employer Members-Investors

  • Anderson Technologies
  • ASPC
  • CWC Textron
  • Eagle Alloy
  • GHSP
  • Harbor Spice
  • Port City Group
  • Weso
  • West Michigan Molding

  Strategic Partners

  • AAC Credit Union
  • Grand Haven Area Community Foundation
  • Michigan ERN Team
  • Ottawa County DHHS
  • United Way of the Lakeshore