Sometimes, unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances can result in a traumatic or emergency financial crisis for a faculty or staff member. Sudden illness, family crisis, or natural disaster can lead to unplanned financial crisis. The U-M Emergency Hardship Program was established for such times.
When our colleagues face sudden and significant hardships and are left without sufficient funds for rent, utilities or other immediate and essential expenses, the Emergency Hardship Program is here to provide resource recommendations and, in specific emergency cases, one-time funds to bridge the financial gap.
All contributions go directly to helping colleagues in need. Through May 2015 there have been 172 emergency hardship grants awarded and the program has provided counseling and/or community resource information to more than 1,300 members of the university community.
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