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The CEW+ Stories Project is dedicated to sharing stories and celebrating our relationships with faculty, staff and students at the University of Michigan and the rest of the CEW+ family. These stories represent the different ways in which CEW+ works in the University and general community. We hope you enjoy meeting some of the people whose lives have been touched by CEW+.

Do you have a CEW+ story to share? Whether you came in for counseling, emergency funding, or a research grant, a scholarship, or to attend one of our events or workshops, we hope you’ll take a moment to let us know what that experience meant to you. You can tell your story by completing a series of questions on the “Share Your Story” page or, if you prefer, we’d love the opportunity to speak with you in person, either by phone or in a face-to-face conversation. Please contact us at to arrange an interview.

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"Breathing is an act of resilience right now."

"I find it's really helpful to stick to a routine and to try to also stay connected."

"This is forcing us to realize how much we need connection & interaction."

"I don't know what it looks like, but I'm sure I'm going to find success."

“Everyday I come home and I feel like I have made a change.”

“I believe that we as a greater people will overcome this...”

“I am doing better at living in the little moments that we have.”

“I worked five years on this PhD….I refuse to let COVID-19 steal that...”

"It’s so clear that we need each other more than ever."

"There is a path out at the end of the tunnel…”

"I like creating certainty out of uncertain situations when I can."

“I wanted to go back and fill in the gaps in my very informal education."

“I start tearing up every time I think of CEW because they were so kind to me.”

"I wanted to assist other women who were perhaps getting into the same kinds of challenges that I was.”