I hope you have been enjoying the fall season as we continue to transition to cooler weather. I want to pass along information to you that you may find helpful. Below are some resources around Wayne and Oakland counties that you may be able to take advantage of. We are also highlighting October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
In Michigan, 1 in 5 women who are victims of homicide die at the hands of their domestic abuser with a gun. Raising awareness and learning how to identify if someone is a victim of domestic violence is a step we can all take to reduce domestic violence in our communities. Check out the CDC’s page on intimate partner violence for more information and resources.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Early detection saves lives. Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a vital reminder that all women should have access to regular screenings and mammograms. By working together, we can reduce the impact of breast cancer in our community. Check out the CDC’s page about breast cancer for more information and resources.
Oakland County Resources
I am hosting a Mental Health Town Hall in Oakland County on Monday, Nov. 13, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Plumber and Pipefitters Union Hall (555 Horace Brown Drive, Madison Heights, MI 48071). This will be similar to the Mental Health Town Hall that I hosted in Wayne County with Henry Ford Health earlier this year. There will be special guest panelists from Henry Ford Health and Common Ground to give information on what resources may be available to you and answer your mental health-related questions. You can RSVP for this event at this link. I hope to see you there!
- Madison Heights City Hall: (248) 588-1200
- Hazel Park City Hall: (248) 546-7000
- Ferndale City Hall: (248) 546-2525
- Madison Heights Police, non-emergency: (248) 585-2100
- Hazel Park Police, non-emergency: (248) 542-6161
- Ferndale Police, non-emergency: (248) 541-3650
Wayne County Resources
Wayne County has several programs to assist people with their property taxes. Senior citizens, veterans, surviving spouses of eligible veterans, and disabled persons may be eligible for additional tax relief. You can find more information on the Wayne County website. Through that link you will find various tax resources, credits, and exemptions compiled that you may qualify for.
- Highland Park City Hall: (313) 252-0050
- City of Detroit Mayor’s Office: (313) 224-3400
- Detroit Police, non-emergency: (313) 267-4600
- Highland Park Police, non-emergency: (313) 852-7338
- Department of Health and Human Services: (517) 241-3740
- Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program: (800) 803-7174
- Old medicine disposal: MyOldMeds.com
- Adult Protective Services 24-Hour Hotline: (855) 444-3911
- Foreclosure Hotline: (866) 946-7432
- Social Security Administration: (800) 772-1213
- AARP Friendly Voice: (888) 281-0145
- 2-1-1 Michigan: 2-1-1 or (844) 875-9211
- GetSetUp: MDHHS has partnered with GetSetUp to offer classes to seniors to stay mentally and physically and socially active. Online sessions are taught virtually by older adults on an interactive video platform. Learn more here.
I hope to continue to be your voice in Lansing. Please do not hesitate to reach out to my office if I can ever be of service to you.
State Representative, House District 8
Serving Hazel Park, Highland Park, Madison Heights, and part of Detroit and Ferndale