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
Today is the last day of the Warm Hearts/Warm Homes Campaign. Corporate sponsors Isabella Bank and Consumers Energy are providing a dollar-for-dollar match of your donation. Call now at 1-800-999-5656, or donate online at www. WCMU.org/WarmHearts.
It’s easy to fall behind on your mortgage payments and property taxes. A costly hospital stay, a few months of unemployment, a divorce or other unexpected events can let your payments get away from you. NEMCSA is partnering with your county Treasurer and Step Forward Michigan to assist Michigan homeowners with loans to get them caught up on payments so they can keep their homes.
Find out more today by visiting www.stepforwardmichigan.org or contacting NEMCSA at 989-358-4627 or email@example.com.
Due to the delay in funding, NEMCSA will need to suspend the acceptance of any new applications for utility assistance until additional funding is received. We have been told that the additional funding could possibly be delayed until January.
We will begin taking new applications as soon as the funds are released and notification will be made to all agencies, groups, organizations, and individuals impacted.
Thank you for your support of NEMCSA and the impact our agency has on your communities. We appreciate your patience and continued partnership.
Any questions you may have can be directed to Beth Younk at 989-358-4713
Last Year NEMCSA received over $13,000 due to the Warm Hearts, Warm Homes campaign. Donate now to support your favorite programs on WCMU Public Media and be part of Warm Hearts, Warm Homes. Corporate sponsors Isabella Bank and Consumers Energy are providing a dollar-for-dollar match of your donation. Call now at 1-800-999-5656, or donate online at WCMU.org/WarmHearts.