An Incredible Tribute

An Incredible Tribute

Recently, Listening Ear Crisis Center received a very important donation from 14 year old, Bianca Blain with a letter explaining her efforts. She had raised money by holding a fundraiser in honor of her best friend, Payton*, who tragically took her own life this past February. She told us that she wanted to do what she could to make sure that no one would ever feel as though suicide was their only option and so no one else would have to feel the pain of …

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Youth Advisory Council Wins Mural Contest

Youth Advisory Council Wins Mural Contest

Listening Ear’s youth advisory council, Youth Empowerment Team Initiative (Y.E.T.I.) won the  Family and Youth Services Bureau’s (FYSB) Runaway and Homeless Youth Mural Contest. Listening Ear’s entry was selected by a panel of four FYSB staff and three program youth. Y.E.T.I. received $350 in Home Depot gift cards to design the mural on canvas which will be presented at the National Runaway and Homeless Youth Conference in Portland, Oregon in November 15-17, 2011. Source

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Listening Ear Leader Receives Honor

Listening Ear Leader Receives Honor

Thursday, November 13, 2008
By JEREMY H. DICKMAN
Sun Community Editor

Running a non-profit organization whose calls are on pace to nearly double from two years ago is not an easy job. However, it’s a task Don Schuster takes on every day as the executive director of Listening Ear Crisis Center.

On Nov. 3, Schuster, who is in his 29th year at the helm of the organization, was recognized for his efforts with an award from the Rotary Club of Mt. Pleasant for his high ethical standards in the …

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A Simple Idea that Grew to Serve Thousands

In 1969, a few Central Michigan University (CMU) students saw that although other university towns had a 24-hour crisis line service, Mt. Pleasant did not. Three enterprising young people worked together to create a service that has added considerable value to the community. Their efforts have saved lives by redirecting folks from hurting themselves and others. By offering an empathic ear and helpful information, the Crisis Center has helped keep families together, made the area more welcoming and comforting for newcomers, and, provided people with …

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