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    Eastside Community Action Center (ECAC)

    Southside Community Coalition

    Tricounty Office on Aging

    Social Security Administration


    Mobile Food Pantries

    Click the links below for the latest information on the virus, eligibility and availability of the COVID-19 vaccinations.

    Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

    COVID-19 Resources

    COVID-19 Hotline at 888-535-6136

    Michigan Coronavirus Task Force on Racial Disparities

    National Governors Association Case Study on the Task Force published February 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a major toll on the mental health of young people. The rapid spread of the virus and subsequent lockdown, closure of in-person classes, physical distancing, and loss of social connection has been difficult for many adolescents to cope with.

    To inform parents of teenagers about the common mental health struggles teens have been encountering during the pandemic, we published an educational guide covering the different types of mental health challenges teens have been facing, warning signs, and treatment options.

    Click here to read more

    According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, 89% of adults 65 and older take prescription medicine. For seniors who have mobility issues or are unable to leave their homes to go to the pharmacy, using a prescription delivery service is a simple solution.

    This new resource provides seniors and their caregivers with the top prescription delivery services, information on financial assistance options, and guidance on choosing the best service for their specific needs.

    It can be viewed here:

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    LOCAL RESOURCES: In Lansing, Michigan, there are several services and organizations that aid women, children, and individuals in crisis situations, including suicide help. Here are some resources:

    1. The Listening Ear Crisis Intervention Center: (517) 337-1717: Located in East Lansing, this organization provides a 24/7 crisis hotline, as well as in-person crisis intervention and support services.
    2. EVE, Inc. (End Violent Encounters): (800) 799-7233: EVE offers shelter, support, and advocacy services for survivors of domestic violence and their children.
    3. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: This nationwide hotline is available 24/7 for anyone in crisis, including those struggling with suicidal thoughts. Call 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) for immediate help.
    5. Crisis Text Line: Text “HOME” to 741741 to connect with a trained crisis counselor via text message. This service is available 24/7 for individuals in crisis.
    6. NAMI Michigan (National Alliance on Mental Illness): (800) 950-6264**: NAMI Michigan provides support, education

    STATE RESOURCES: In Michigan, several organizations and services are dedicated to helping women and children in desperate need. Here is a list of some of these services:

    1. Women’s Shelters: Shelters like SafeHouse Center (Ann Arbor) and HAVEN (Pontiac), Haven House (E. Lansing): (517) 337-2731) provide emergency shelter, counseling, and support for women escaping domestic violence.
    2. Child Protective Services (CPS): (855) 444-3911: Run by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), CPS works to ensure the safety and well-being of children facing neglect or abuse.
    3. Food Banks: Food Bank Council of MI: (888) 544-8773 Organizations like Gleaners Community Food Bank and Forgotten Harvest distribute food to families, including women and children, who are struggling with hunger.
    4. Childcare Assistance CDC Office: (866) 990-3227: The Michigan Department of Education offers childcare assistance programs to help working mothers with affordable childcare services.
    5. Homeless Shelters: Shelters such as COTS (Coalition on Temporary Shelter) in Detroit and Salvation Army Harbor Light in Grand Rapids provide shelter
    6. Legal Aid Services: MI Legal Aid: (888) 783-8190 Organizations like Legal Aid and Defender Association, Inc., offer legal assistance to women facing issues like domestic violence, divorce, or custody battles.
    7. Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program State Office: (517) 373-3740: This federal program provides nutrition education, healthy food, and support for low-income pregnant women and mothers with young children.
    8. Childcare Resources: Local agencies and organizations often provide resources and financial assistance for affordable childcare services.
    9. Mental Health Services: Various mental health clinics and counseling centers offer support for women and children facing emotional or psychological challenges.
    10. Crisis Hotlines: Services like the National Domestic Violence Hotline and Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline offer immediate assistance and guidance to women and children in crisis.
    11. Educational Assistance: Michigan offers programs like the Women in Transition scholarship, aimed at helping women pursue education.
    12. Human trafficking hotline: tel://18883737888