Become a Barrier Buster

Becoming a Barrier Busters Network Member can include access to the Barrier Busters Network Emergency Unmet Needs Fund (BBEUNF) as well as to the Barrier Busters Listserv. The listserv includes more than 300 front line staff and managers and serves as a powerful tool to ask for information on resources to better serve clients. 

To become a member, one of the following membership agreement forms must be submitted to the Office of Community & Economic Development (OCED):

Submit the Barrier Busters Listsev Sign-Up form. Completed membership agreement forms can be returned during Encompass training or faxed to 734-274-4860.


Agencies desiring access to the BBEUNF must participate in Encompass training. Sign-up for training.


  • Laura Seyfried, Manchester Community Resource Center
    Phone: 734-428-7722
    Email Laura Seyfried
  • Armando Falcon, American Red Cross Washtenaw-Lenawee
    Phone: 734-971-5300, ext. 213
    Email Amanda Falcon
  • Kevin Bell, Catholic Social Services, Resource Advocate
    Phone: 734-712-7226
    Email Kevin Bell

Please feel free to contact any of the Barrier Busters staff with any questions or concerns.