in Greater Lansing
Cedric Griffin, Vice President
Cedric A. Griffin, MA, C.F.L.E. is a family life professional, who is committed to educating, empowering and equipping single parents with resources, practical assisting, emotional encouragement, and social networking to better their lives and the lives of their children.
Cedric received his BA in Criminal Justice at Tennessee State University in Nashville, Tennessee. Cedric has also received certifications in Health and Human Services from Lansing Community College, Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) from Career Quest, and certification in Grant Writing from Spring Arbor University. In March of 2015, Cedric received his Master of Arts Degree in Family Studies from Spring Arbor University making him a Certified Family Life Educator (C.F.L.E.).
Cedric has 2 years in working with children and their families in the Juvenile Detention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. In 1985 Cedric began working as a Shelby County Deputy Sheriff in Shelby County (at night), and taught as a substitute teacher (during the day) in the Memphis City School system. In 2002, Cedric was hired as the Admissions and Discharge Administrator for the Shelby Residential and Vocational Service (SRVS) in Memphis, Tennessee for the severely physical and mentally ill individuals from ages 0 to 22, providing support, housing, education, and health assistance to clients and their families. During this time, Cedric worked very close with upper management and front-line professional of other such facilities. In 2011, Cedric was hired at the Department of Human Services in Eaton County in Protective Services.
In October of 2014, Cedric, a single parent of two successful daughters since 1993, became the Director and CEO of the non-profit organization entitled, SPINS (Single Parents in Need Of Support), translating his experience into a curriculum for change.
In 2011, Cedric successfully started a home care service employing caregivers to go into the homes of people needing assistance with the activity of daily living (ADL’s).
In April of 2018, Cedric used these skills to partner with Dr. Deborah Moerland (Owner) and was appointed to Vice President of FirstLight Home Care.
Vision & Mission
At FirstLight Home Care, we envision a world in which all adults may age with comfort, dignity and independence in the place they call home. We exist to help people have their best day, every day. Our mission is to provide compassionate home care so that the families we serve have peace of mind knowing their loved ones are receiving the support they need to enjoy the quality of life they deserve.
We live these core values every day, without compromise. It’s what we believe in above all else as they guide our company and team members to help us achieve our mission.