Patricia Ann Dowell is being remembered as a champion for the homeless of Lansing, the person who made it possible for Volunteers of America Michigan to move to its current home on North Larch Street. She was known as "Colonel Pat," because she came to Volunteers of America at a time when titles at the agency still were based on military ranks. The hat and medal at left were hers. Read more about her life of service.
An innovative new program on Lansing’s south side will provide community-based, centralized care for frail, low-income seniors who face health challenges but want to live in their own homes. Read more.