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Home Repair and Energy Efficiency Programs

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 1:55pm

[img_assist|nid=351169|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100][http://www.h4h.org/|Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley] has a limited number of openings in two programs for qualified homeowners in Washtenaw County. Both programs serve owner-occupied, detached, single-family households up to 80% AMI (area median income). Mobile homes, condominiums and rentals are not eligible.

- Furnace Replacement Program:
Homeowners whose furnaces are 80% efficient or less may qualify for a new furnace. Following enrollment in the program, Habitat will have an approved HVAC contractor schedule an initial visit to verify that your furnace is eligible for replacement. At this time, the contractor will also inspect your water heater, take measurements and note any out-of-the-ordinary circumstances that might affect the replacement. If your furnace or water heater matches the replacement criteria, you’ll meet with a Habitat representative to provide documentation and complete paperwork for the replacement. Must have DTE for gas and electric. Please contact furnace@h4h.org with any questions or for more information.

- Critical Home Repairs for Veterans:
**5-6 REMAINING SPOTS OPEN FOR THIS PROGRAM**
Households in which a Veteran resides may be eligible for up to $15,000 of repairs, focusing on health and safety, structural improvements, energy efficiency, and accessibility improvements. Do not need to have DTE for utility service, but must be able to provide proof of ownership of home and be current with mortgage, home-owners insurance and property taxes. Please contact ruth@h4h.org with any questions or for more information.

A number of [http://www.aadl.org/tools|Tools] are available to check the efficiency of your home, including [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1431300|a thermal leak detector,] and this [http://www.aadl.org/catalog/record/1187615|energy meter.]

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Warming Center Information Winter 2016-2017

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 4:25pm

The [http://www.annarborshelter.org/|Shelter Association of Washtenaw County] has released the following information about Warming Centers, and you can find the full schedule posted at the Delonis Center.

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. From November 1st through November 11th, there will be in person HAWC screeners at the Delonis Center from 6:00-10:00 p.m. to help with intake.[img_assist|nid=350223|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=88]

The Day Warming Shelter will begin on December 5th 2016 and will continue until April 3rd.

The Night Winter Programs will begin on November 14th 2016, and the last night will be April 2nd 2017.

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

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WCSO Community Education Series

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 9:59am

Please join the [http://www.ewashtenaw.org/government/sheriff/|Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office] for the fourth installment of their community engagement and education series. This session will be presented in partnership with Friends of Restorative Justice and Community Mental Health. It will focus on the Seattle LEAD (Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion) program and TJC (The Jail to Community) programs in Maryland and their potential application here in Washtenaw County. You will have the opportunity to learn about these programs and site visits, ask questions, and provide feedback.

--Thursday, November 3rd--
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Washtenaw Community College Morris Lawrence Building
4800 E. Huron River Dr, Ann Arbor, 48105

Please click [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wcso-community-education-series-session-4-tickets-28759814379|here] to register or email:[img_assist|nid=348487|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=106] wyattk@ewashtenaw.org

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Michigan Comprehensive Statewide Needs Assessment Survey

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 4:29pm

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Are you an individual with a disability or a friend or family member of someone with a disability? Do you want to share your opinion about the needs and services for individuals with disabilities in your community? If you answered yes, then you qualify to take an important survey about the service needs for people with disabilities in our Michigan communities. To take the survey online, click [http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-28313---,00.html|here]. To take the survey over the phone, call Su Pi at (517) 432-0273. Your opinion is very important!

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Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living Job Talk

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 11:41am

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Join the [http://www.annarborcil.org/|Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living] on Tuesday, October 25 from 10 am to 12 pm for Job Talk, part of their [http://www.annarborcil.org/2016/10/13/career-services-workshops/|Career Workshop Series]. Job Talk is an opportunity to meet your peers to learn from each other, provide support, and share your experiences. The focus of these sessions is positive strategies and peer support to create a community where people help each other with job leads, kind words, and sincere interest. For more information, or for accommodation requests, please e-mail careerservices@aacil.org.

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Pain Medication Take-Back Day

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 10:42am

Please join the [https://medicine.umich.edu/dept/pain-research|Division of Pain Research,] Anesthesiology and the Ann Arbor Police Department to battle the very frightening but real trend of prescription drug abuse in teens. They are hosting their 4th free take-back event in hopes of bringing awareness to the community while also making homes safer.

WHEN: October 8, 2016 from 10:00-2:00 PM
WHERE: Pioneer High School Parking lot
WHY: In Washtenaw County alone, unintentional or undetermined opioid pain reliever overdoses more than doubled from 2014 to 2015 for residents 21 or younger. Behind marijuana, [b:1429256|prescription drugs] are the second most abused substance among teens today. Many teens mistakenly view prescriptions as a medically safe way to get high. Prescription pain relievers, such as OxyContin and Vicodin, are most commonly abused and teens can get these easily from our homes.

Acceptable items include: pills, capsules or patches for pain management, sedatives and sleeping aids, ADHD medication and veterinary medicines. Please do not bring syringes, needles, lancets or liquids.

Help us keep teens and children safe by disposing unwanted, expired or unused medications at this free event!

If you have questions, please contact Kristin Bennett at: 734-998-0455 or krisben@med.umich.edu [img_assist|nid=348880|title=Pain Medication Take-Back Day|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]

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Networking for Success

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 9:27am

Have you ever felt a little reluctant when it comes to networking? Join the Arbor Center for Independent Living as they welcome Greg Peters, founder of The Reluctant Networker, as part of their Career Services Workshop Series on November 16 from 10am to 12pm. Greg coaches individuals, trains staff, and presents to associations and other groups on how to get past their reluctance and start building better connections and stronger networks. He is a professional member of the National Speakers Association and the author of the radio program "Calm, Cool, and Connected at the Networking Event." Come out and learn how to get connected through networking! For more information, or for accommodation requests, email careerservices@aacil.org.

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WCSO Community Education Series

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 12:39pm

[img_assist|nid=348487|title=WCSO Community Education Series|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=106]In a continued effort to build stronger relationships and trust with the community they serve, the [http://www.ewashtenaw.org/government/sheriff/|Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office] will be hosting a three-part educational series consisting of six different topic areas. Each session will be facilitated/instructed by Sheriff Clayton and will consist of a 40 minute class room discussion of each topic area followed by a question and answer period. If you are interested in learning the specifics behind these topics please join us. Here is information about the upcoming Parts Two and Three:

- Session Two -
Topic area 3 - Evolution of Subject Control/Use of Force
Topic area 4 - Accountability Practices (processing service complaints/internal investigations)

Wednesday, September 28th, 6-8 p.m.
Ypsilanti Township Hall
7200 S. Huron River Dr.,Ypsilanti, MI
Register [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wcso-community-education-series-session-2-tickets-27472150943|here] for Session Two.

- Session Three -
Topic area 5 - Veteran Employee Training and our new training series (Managing Interpersonal Interactions)
Topic area 6 - Corrections Operations

Wednesday, October 12th, 6-8 p.m.
Dexter Middle School (Mill Creek)
7305 Dexter-Ann Arbor Rd, Dexter, MI
Register [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wcso-community-education-series-session-3-tickets-27472495975|here] for Session Three.

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Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living Open House

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 12:20pm

Join the Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living for an Open House on October 6, 2016 from 3pm to 6pm. You'll learn more about the Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living including career services workshops, youth services, advocacy supports and peer support. You'll also get to explore the building and meet the staff! For more information, or for accommodation requests, please e-mail careerservices@aacil.org.

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Launching a Business No Matter What: Starting a Business With a Disability

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 9:30am

Join Cheranissa Roach, Business Consultant with the Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living, as she discuss how to launch a business with a disability. She has worked with over 350 people to help them start small businesses! This free workshop will be held on Tuesday, September 20 from 1 to 3pm at the Entrepreneurship Center at Washtenaw Community College. The workshop will cover what it takes to launch a small business, what types of supports are there to help people with a disability in business, developing the mindset to win at business given your disability, and a few other tips to help you understand what is necessary to be successful in launching a business. Register here.