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Symposium: Law Enforcement and Black Americans

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 11:28am

[img_assist|nid=355249|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=41][http://www.ewashtenaw.org/government/departments/public_health/|Washtenaw County Public Health] along with multiple community partners including the Sheriff’s Office, University of Michigan, and the [http://www.mbkalliance.org/about-us/|My Brother’s Keeper Initiative,] is hosting a Symposium on March 23rd called “Violent Interactions between Law Enforcement and Black Americans: A discussion on the Historical Context, Current Events, Public Health Impact, and the Quest for Solutions.”

-- Thursday, March 23rd--
1420 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
School of Public Health building II, Auditorium

The overarching goal is to have a solution-oriented discussion regarding violent interactions between police and blacks. he intended audience will be Washtenaw County community members, medical students, public health professionals, social scientists, legislators, and law enforcement.

The keynote speaker will be [http://profiles.utsouthwestern.edu/profile/117240/brian-williams.html|Dr. Brian Williams], a trauma surgeon and a very dynamic speaker from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Williams cared for multiple police officers who were killed and injured from targeted shootings in Dallas, TX, in the summer of 2016.

If you have questions about this event, please contact Stephen Wade, MUP, Health Equity Policy Analyst: wades@ewashtenaw.org or (734) 544-6829.

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Youth in Transition to Adulthood Support Group

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 10:26am

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[http://www.ewashtenaw.org/government/departments/public_health/family_health/family-health-services/ph_hltchild.html|Children’s Special Health Care Services] and [http://www.annarborcil.org/|The Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living] will be co-sponsoring a Youth in Transition to Adulthood Support Group for youth with disabilities and chronic illnesses and their parents. This fun and informative group will be meeting during the first week of the month in January, February, June, and August and later in the months of April and September. The meetings will take place from 6:30 to 8:00 at The Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living in Conference Room A. The next meeting is on February 2nd and will feature a presentation on [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1467566|financial literacy]. If you would like to attend, please RSVP with the number of attendees by noon on Tuesday, January 31st to barcomec@ewashtenaw.org or 734-544-6874.

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GED Preparation Class at Westgate Branch

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 2:01pm

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[http://www.a2schools.org/Domain/1599|Ann Arbor Public Schools Adult Education] is excited to offer a new [http://www.a2schools.org/Page/7936|GED preparation class] at the Ann Arbor District Library [http://www.aadl.org/westgate|Westgate Branch]. The class will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 2pm. Registration is ongoing throughout the semester during class times. To register, bring your social security number, picture ID, and $15 textbook fee. The GED class, practice tests, and GED test are all free of charge. The first day of class will be on Tuesday, January 31. If you have questions or need accommodations, call the adult education office at (734) 997-1250.

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Suicide Prevention and Addiction Program

Wed, 12/28/2016 - 3:19pm

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[http://www.dawnfarm.org/event/dawn-farm-education-series-suicide-prevention-addiction/|"Suicide Prevention and Addiction"] will be presented by [http://www.dawnfarm.org/|Dawn Farm] on Tuesday January 31, 2017 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm in the [http://www.dawnfarm.org/venue/st-joseph-mercy-hospital-education-center/|St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center] auditorium. The prevalence of suicide and suicide attempts among people with alcohol/other drug addictions is alarmingly high. Family, friends and peers as well as helping professionals are often in a position to notice potential suicidal thinking and encourage a person contemplating suicide to obtain help. Educating people on how to recognize signs of suicidal thinking, and how to obtain help for themselves or others may change the outcome for a person considering suicide and can save lives. This program will raise awareness of the signs of suicidal thinking, and describe ways to offer support and obtain help for people who may be contemplating suicide. Participants will learn how to recognize suicidal thinking, reach out and offer support to others contemplating suicide, obtain help when suicidal thoughts are present, and access local and national suicide prevention and intervention resources.

The program will be presented by Raymond Dalton, MA, CAADC. Mr. Dalton is the Program Coordinator for Dawn Farm Outpatient, Community Corrections and Youth and Family Services. Prior to working for Dawn Farm he recruited, trained and supervised volunteer counselors to answer the suicide prevention hotline for the state of Kansas.

This program is free and open to all. Anyone with a personal or professional interest is welcome to attend. The program provides 1.5 hours of free CE for addiction professionals (approved by MCBAP and NAADAC.) A certificate to document attendance can be provided. Registration is not required.

For more information please call 734/485-8725 or email info@dawnfarm.org.

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Washtenaw County MSU Extension Winter Courses

Wed, 12/21/2016 - 4:12pm

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The schedule for [http://www.ewashtenaw.org/government/departments/extension|Washtenaw County Michigan State Extension] winter courses has been released! Hot topics include [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1429879|parenting] on your own, [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1468718|money management], and [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1305649|home ownership] education. See the flyers attached to this blog for more information on course schedules. Further information and publications are available at the Washtenaw County MSU Extension office or by calling 734-997-1678.

MSU Extension provides information and education that helps people identify problems and find solutions to improve their homes, families, farms, businesses or communities. MSU Extension's goal is to provide practical, timely, research-based information and educational programs to help residents meet local needs. Extension programs are guided by experienced faculty and staff members across Michigan.

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February Warming Centers & Temporary Weather Havens 2017

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 10:30am

The [http://www.annarborshelter.org/|Shelter Association of Washtenaw County] has released the following information about Warming Centers. Daytime Warming Centers rotate on a monthly basis. The Day Warming Shelter will continue until April 3rd. [http://www.ewashtenaw.org/government/departments/community-and-economic-development/news/2016/washtenaw-county-winter-warming-centers#daytime-warming-centers|The full schedule along with a link to Temporary Weather Havens may be found here]. Listed below are the sites for January and February:

--January 2017--
St. Mary's Student Parish (9:00am - 4:30pm)
331 Thompson Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 663-0557

--February 2017--
First Congregational Church (8:30am - 4:00pm)
MONDAY, WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY ONLY
608 E William Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 662-1679

First Baptist Church of Ann Arbor (8:30am - 4:30pm)
TUESDAY & THURSDAY ONLY
517 E Washington Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 663-9376

The Delonis Center offers an overnight warming center for those experiencing homelessness. The center is open 8:30am - 5:00pm Monday, Wednesday & Friday and 8:30am - 7:00pm Tuesday and Thursday. For access to the Warming Center, each client must call [http://www.ewashtenaw.org/government/departments/port/housing|Housing Access of Washtenaw County] at 734-961-1999 and obtain a referral to the Delonis Center. [img_assist|nid=350223|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=88] The Night Winter Programs will continue through April 2nd 2017.

If you have any questions please e-mail Ellen at schule@ewashtenaw.org

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Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living Open Gym

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 10:41am

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Winter is here! Do you have a [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1374920|fitness plan]? Start today by attending an orientation at the [http://www.annarborcil.org/2016/12/01/gym-orientation-and-open-hours/|Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living Open Gym] and setting a fitness goal before the New Year is here. To attend open hours at the gym you must go through orientation with a staff member. Each orientation session runs for an hour. Orientations will be held at the following times:

December 14, 2016 at 1pm
December 15, 2016 at 6pm
December 19, 2016 at 3pm
December 20, 2016 at 6pm

Open gym hours are on Tuesday from 10am to 4pm and Thursday from 10am to 6:30pm. For more information, to RSVP and/or request accommodations, email info@aacil.org.

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Youth in Transition to Adulthood Support Group

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 2:17pm

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[http://www.ewashtenaw.org/government/departments/public_health/family_health/family-health-services/ph_hltchild.html|Children’s Special Health Care Services] and [http://www.annarborcil.org/|The Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living] will be co-sponsoring a Youth in Transition to Adulthood Support Group for youth with disabilities and chronic illnesses and their parents. This fun and informative group will be meeting during the first week of the month in January, February, June, and August and later in the months of April and September. The meetings will take place from 6:30 to 8:00 at The Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living in Conference Room A. The first meeting is on January 5th and will feature a presentation on the new [http://www.michigan.gov/mistudentaid/0,4636,7-128-60921_74426---,00.html\|MiAble savings program] for youth with disabilities. If you would like to attend, please RSVP with the number of attendees by noon on Tuesday, January 4th to barcomec@ewashtenaw.org or 734-544-6874.

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Holiday Toy and Food Distribution

Wed, 11/30/2016 - 3:37pm

Do you know a family that could use some help this holiday season? They may be eligible to participate in [http://peaceneighborhoodcenter.org/wordpress/|Peace Neighborhood Center's] Holiday Toy and Food Distribution! From Thursday, December 1st through Thursday, December 8th, families can call in between 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon-Fri to register. Households do need to qualify, and priority assistance will be given in this order: families who are registered in Peace Neighborhood Center programs; families who have never been helped by the PNC Holiday Program; families who did not receive assistance in 2015; families who reside in Ann Arbor; all other families (who reside in Washtenaw County).

If you have questions or would like to register, please call Peace Neighborhood Center at: 734-662-3564

For anyone looking to save some money and give a thoughtful, hand-made gift, be sure to check out our many upcoming [:events/33766|craft programs!]
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Cooking Matters Education Series

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 10:12am

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[https://www.nokidhungry.org/about-us|Share Our Strength’s] Cooking Matters education series [http://msue.anr.msu.edu/news/cooking_matters_makes_a_difference_with_michigan_families|empowers low-income families] with the skills to stretch their food budgets so their children get healthy meals at home, as part of the [https://www.nokidhungry.org/|No Kid Hungry] campaign to end childhood hunger in America. Cooking Matters serves families across the country through hands-on, six-week cooking courses and an interactive grocery store tour. Participants learn to shop smarter, use nutrition information to make healthier choices and cook delicious, affordable meals.

The first round of classes for 2017 will meet Thursdays, January 5 to February 9 from 6 - 8 p.m. at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor Campus, [http://www.stjoesannarbor.org/womenshealthcenter|Women's Health Center] Culinary Studio, and will host a volunteer chef from [http://www.zingermansdeli.com/|Zingerman’s]. Registration is required by Monday, January 2. Limited spaces are based on income eligibility. To register or for more information, contact Mary Donaldson, Nutrition Instructor with [http://msue.anr.msu.edu/county/info/washtenaw|Michigan State University Extension] at 734-222-3956 or morrism4@anr.msu.edu.