Did you know that in 2016 over 336,000 hours were donated to NEMCSA programs? Recently several staff talked about the importance of volunteering and giving back to your community. Today we would like to take the time to thank volunteers and say Happy Valentines Day!
The State of Michigan has released a new mobile app, Michigan WIC Connect, makes it easier to apply, access benefits, schedule appointments and more
Michigan WIC Connect offers existing clients the ability to view their available WIC food benefits, location of nearby grocery stores and upcoming WIC appointments on their mobile device. The app can also be used by people interested in the Michigan WIC program to help determine eligibility, schedule appointments or contact their local WIC agency to learn more about the program.
Michigan WIC Connect is available for free in the App Store and Google Play. Visit Michigan.gov/wic for more information.
Attention: Due to inclement weather the CSFP Distribution that was scheduled for am today in Mio is being rescheduled for next week. The new date is Tuesday, January 30th at 10am at the Mio Senior Center. (Same time, same place, one week later).
Urgent News: Hep A Outbreak Information
As you may know, Michigan has a serious Hepatitis A outbreak. Individuals experiencing homelessness are at high risk for contracting Hepatitis A. We are asking all homeless services providers to learn about this outbreak and take precautions to help protect your clients and staff.
Hepatitis A is highly contagious. You can get Hepatitis A by eating contaminated food or water, during sex, or just by living with an infected person. This makes the homeless community highly vulnerable.
What can your organization do?
· Get vaccinated. The Hep A vaccine is highly effective. If you are in an outbreak county, please contact your local public health department for more information about how your clients and staff can get vaccinated. A chart showing current outbreak counties can be found by clicking the update link below.
· Promote good hand washing practices, especially after using the restroom. Hand sanitizer does not kill the virus. Wash with warm, soapy water (scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds) and use only clean paper towels to dry hands.
· Be vigilant about cleaning restrooms, kitchens, etc. often throughout the day.
Regular updates on the Hepatitis A outbreak are available at: http://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7-339-71550_2955_2976_82305_82310-447907--,00.html
Did you know 2018 marks 50 years of NEMCSA community impact? Want to find out more about what is going on with NEMCSA? Sign up for NEMCSA's new monthly newsletter at https://www.nemcsa.org/get-involved/sign-up-for-nemcsa-news.html
UPDATED INFO 1-11-18 !!!
We are now taking applications for both Deliverable Fuels and Metered Utilities! Please share to as many people as possible.
Great News! Funds are now available for DELIVERABLE Fuels Assistance. These funds are strictly for propane, firewood and fuel oil.Visit https://www.nemcsa.org/services/heat-and-utility-assistance/
Please spread the word to those that are seeking assistance.
When funds for Metered Energy (electricity and natural gas) become available an announcement will be made.
Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young adults aged 10-24 in Michigan. Please take a moment to ask questions, observe behavior, and ask for help when suicidal behavior is suspected. To find out more information regarding suicide behaviors, visit https://www.nemcsa.org/get-involved/resources-and-information.html