The S.A.V.E. (Sanilac Area Violence Elimination & Education) Partnership is a consolidated collaboration between multiple Sanilac County entities that provide programs related to child abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault, and homelessness.
Our mission here at the S.A.V.E. Partnership is a mission of hope for the kids, families, and communities of Sanilac County. On our site, you will find the resources for EVA'S Place, the Child Advocacy Center, and the Child Abuse Prevention Council. As well as helpful links for the Baby Pantry, Education, Support, Sanilac County Homelessness, and other entities that aid in the facilitation of the S.A.V.E. Partnership
Why do we need this millage?
The SAVE Partnership Millage Renewal
What is it...
It is a renewal of a millage that was passed in 2014 enabling the S.A.V.E. Partnership to provide prevention programs and services related to child abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault, and homelessness in Sanilac County.
Shall the tax limitation on general ad valorem taxes within Sanilac County, State of Michigan be increased as provided by Article IX, Section 6, of the Constitution of the State of Michigan, by not more than 2/10th of 1 mill (20 cents on each $1000.00 of taxable valuation) for a period of 4 years, January 1, 2023 through December 31, 2027, inclusive for the purpose of providing funding for programs and their operating costs relating to child abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault and homelessness in Sanilac County and under the direction and supervision of a Board consisting of the Chairperson of the County Board of Commissioners, two (2) members of the general public appointed by the Board of Commissioners, Public Health Director, Mental Health Director, Prosecuting Attorney and Sheriff, or their designated representative, raising an estimated revenue of 301,706.00 in the first year the millage may be captured by: Tax Increment Finance Authority, Brownfield Redevelopment Authorities (BRA), and Downtown Development Authorities (DDA)?
The actual millage verbiage...
IN SANILAC COUNTY
COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The WHO, WHAT, WHY, and HOW
WHO is this:
The S.A.V.E. Partnership members include the Sanilac Area Violence Elimination Council which operates Eva’s Place shelter for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or homelessness. The Sanilac County Child Abuse Prevention Council operates the Community Baby Pantry, as well as community and school-based educational programming to prevent child abuse and neglect, and operates the Child Advocacy Center which provides forensic interviews and exams for victims of sexual and physical abuse
WHY we need this:
Our local Department of Human Services handles an average of 100 complaints of child abuse and neglect in Sanilac County every month.
Eva’s Place provides over 1,230 nights of shelter per year as well as 6,200 meals and receives 289 crisis calls.
The Sanilac County Child Advocacy Center provided 675 children with a safe place to disclose reports of physical and sexual abuse. 26% of those children were under the age of 7.
The work is not complete. Current grants and a variety of fundraising events would not be able to support the needs of vulnerable citizens that these organizations encounter every day.
WHAT is this:
The S.A.V.E. Partnership millage is up for renewal on August 2, 2022. Since 2014 the millage has supported local organizations that provide assistance, services, and education to children adults, and families in Sanilac County regarding domestic violence, sexual assault, abuse and neglect, and homelessness. The renewed millage would stay at 2/10th of a mill (approximately $20/year per household) for a
That's less than the cost of one pizza per year...
HOW this benefits:
This renewed millage will allow for a consistent funding stream ensuring the continued operation of current services and future services to our citizens who are impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault, homelessness, child abuse, and child neglect. The numbers plainly show that this is a need in our county and this millage will continue to:
Address the rising need for services.
Keep our kids and families safe.
Assist with the prosecution of offenders
Save money! (no costly out of county services)