Resources and Information

Resources and 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 youngt 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

Click Here to find out more...




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:


Michigan Benefits Access

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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

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).