Resources and Information:
The following hospital systems in our region have set up the following hotlines for Covid-19 information and questions:
Mid Michigan--Health 800-445-7356
Ascension Health (Tawas and Sterling)--833-978-0649
McLaren Health—they only have the State of Michigan number listed 888-535-6136
State of Michigan—888-535-6136
Note: Several of these health systems are also offering reduced or free virtual visits
Michigan Community Action is a member service network dedicated to reducing poverty in Michigan by supporting Community Action Agencies in their quest to change the lives of low-income Michiganders.
Disaster can strike at any time in any community. Be prepared by reading the below 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.
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Earned Income Tax Credit- You Earned it. Get It Back.
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).