Resources and Information

Resources and Information:

New mobile app, Michigan WIC Connect, makes it easier to apply, access benefits, schedule appointments and more

LANSING, Mich. – A new free mobile app recently released by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program is making it easier for potential and current clients to access benefits, schedule appointments and locate other program information.

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.

“We are very excited to offer Michigan WIC Connect to Michigan families,” said Stan Bien, Michigan WIC Director. “WIC Connect is another step forward toward accomplishing our vision of having a major positive impact on improving health outcomes for clients, being recognized as a national leader and achieving excellent customer satisfaction.” 

WIC is a federally funded program that provides nutritious food, nutrition education, breastfeeding promotion and support and referrals to health and other services for eligible women, infants and children up to age 5.

Michigan WIC Connect is available for free in the App Store and Google Play. Visit Michigan.gov/wic for more information.

 

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 about teenage suicidal behaviors- click here 

To find out more about suicides among young people in Michigan - click here

 

 

Did you receive a letter from Social Security? Here is what you need to know...person carrying over sized envelope

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Money Back in Michigan for Tax Year 2016

Low- and moderate-income Michigan families can put hundreds or even thousands of dollars back into their household budgets by using free tax-filing help and making sure they file for all available credits and deductions this tax season. Money Back in Michigan explains these credits in an easy-to-read format that can be accessed by clicking on the link below:

http://www.mlpp.org/our-work/taxes-and-revenue/money-back-in-michigan

 

Michigan Benefits Access

Michigan Benefits Access is a public/private initiative created to help individuals and familes find a better way to access benefits and services they might be eligible for.  By streamlining the benefits application process, increasing online access to DHS programs, and coordinating local support services, a greater number of Michigan families are able to connect with a range of benefits that help promote household economic stability. 

Michigan Benefits Access has created a collaborative network of government and non-profit organizations throughout the state and in your community to provide you with access to the support services you need where you live.

Access Michigan Benefits Access  

 

Earned Income Tax Credit- You Earned it. Get It Back.


Low-Cost Broadband for Familes and Seniors

CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS SETS NEW INDUSTRY STANDARD BY LAUNCHING NEW LOW-COST, HIGH-SPEED BROADBAND SERVICE FOR U.S. FAMILIES, SENIORS
New high-speed broadband service is three times faster than current industry standard
Broad eligibility covering low income families and senior citizens.  Click here to learn more.  


Childhood Adversity

Consider as you watch this clip:The speaker is presenting in a different country, but the study has shown that the effects of adverse childhood experiences are the same throughout the world. He is directing his comments to social workers, but he could also be talking to our teachers, home visitors, or family service workers. The classroom diagram you will see  reflects children from many socio-economic groups, our classrooms reflect  90% of children who live poverty (recognized as one of the adverse childhood experiences).