Southwest Michigan ERN - SWMERN (Kalamazoo - Betsy)
Employer Return on
Total Employee Requests: 1002
Total Services: 1772
Employee Utilization: 20.6%
Source: Oct 2021-Sept 2022 KPI Annual Report
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 companies. Success Coaches accommodate all shifts with off-site locations and alternate meeting times available upon request.
SWMERN Video: Betsy Sanchez, Success Coach
SWMERN Success Coach, Betsy Sancez, highlights the benefits and opportunities for SWMERN member employees and employers.
Hardship Loan & Savings Program
Partner: Kalsee Credit Union
Bronson SWMERN Success Coach Video
SWMERN Success Coaches, Betsy Sanchez and April Hall highlight the benefits and opportunities of success coaching for Bronson employees.
Driven to Succeed Flyer: Download the Ride Share App!
Housing: Finding Apartment & First Month’s Rent Assistance
Get inspired by other employees' success stories! Jennifer came to the Success Coach and asked if she could help her find any open rentals in the area. She was living in a shelter for women and children. The Coach called several landlords and property managers. She finally found a place that would work for Jen and her children. The Coach followed up with Jen almost weekly on the progress of her getting moved in to her new place. This process took a long time because Jen had to wait on DHHS applications to be completed for first month's rent assistance. Jen had very little furniture. The Coach was able to find free or inexpensive furniture through church donations and garage sale sites. Jen finally moved in by the end of June and the Coach was able to help deliver some items to the new apartment. It was rewarding for her Coach to share toys with Jen's baby girl and see her new place.