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Connections That Count

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​2016 TE Website Icon MP.jpgIn 2002, Joan Hogan, Counseling and Special Education faculty member at Central Michigan University along with eight CMU student volunteers, helped one family in need recover after a severe automobile accident. The family, a mother, father and six children, one with special needs, received help from the students with day-to-day needs as they healed. “After working with the family for 21 weeks,” Hogan says, “one student asked, ‘What are we going to do next?’ and it’s never stopped.” ​
Connections That Count is a service-learning group that provides support to individuals with disabilities and their families. 

Through activities, Connections That Count (CTC) offers individuals mentorship and aids in socialization skills through fun activities including bowling, dancing, karaoke, singing and swimming. In 2018, the torch to lead CTC was passed to Holly Hoffman, CEHS faculty member in the Human Development and Family Studies program.  The College of Education and Human Services support CTC by providing dedicated mentors, administrative staff and activities accommodations. 
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Fall 2019 Schedule 
​Date Time Name/Location
Monday, September 95 p.m. 
Volunteer Training
Monday, September 96 p.m.Family Meeting
Monday, September 165 p.m. to 7 p.m.
SAC Bowling
Monday, September 235 p.m. to 7 p.m.
SAC Field Day
Monday, September 305 p.m. to 7 p.m.
SAC Tailgate
Monday, October 75 p.m. to 7 p.m.
SAC Minute2WinIt
Monday, October 215 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Finch Hall - CMU Climbing Wall
Monday, October 285 p.m. to 7 p.m.
SAC Halloween Party
Monday, November 45 p.m. to 7 p.m.
SAC Talent Show
Monday, November 115 p.m. to 7 p.m.
SAC Friendsgiving
Monday, November 185 p.m. to 7 p.m.
SAC Bowling

 Connections 2019 Year End Video

 Program Partners

​Thanks for your support!

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 Contact Us

​For more information

Holly Hoffman
Human Development and Family Studies
Central Michigan University
EHS 412R
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859​

 ​989-774-1812 ​​
 gerki1hh@cmich.edu​​​​​​​​​
College of Education and Human Services | Central Michigan University | ehs@cmich.edu | 195 Ojibway Ct | EHS 426 | Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859 | (989) 774-3079