Resources for CHWs

This is an evolving page that will highlight resources for CHWs and their clients.  MiCHWA hopes that as events, community resources, or other resources come along that they would be posted here for CHWs and programs to use in their communities. Have a resource or event you’d like to share? Contact info@michwa.org to pass it along.

Please note that MiCHWA does not formally endorse any of the listed events; this page is meant to be a public space for CHWs to submit resources or events that are valuable to them and their communities.

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Last updated March 2017

Michigan 2-1-1 is a state-wide resource to locate services by county and zip code. Services and information include bill payment assistance, community services, disaster services, education, employment and financial support, food, giving help, health care, housing and utilities, mental health and substance abuse, personal and household items, search by target populations and age groups, and transportation.

The Information Center is an online resource to locate services and assistance in the Southeast Michigan area, specifically within Wayne and Monroe County. The “Where to Turn Guide” is updated annually and lists the contact information of service providers and resources ranging from emergencies, housing, financial, health, information, legal, transportation, employment and unemployment, veterans, and volunteer opportunities.

  • http://www.theinfocenter.org/
  • The Community Health and Social Services Center (CHASS) provides and advocates for health, wellness, counseling, and education services in the Southwest Detroit area. Some services include prenatal/pediatric/adolescent care and education, individual and family counseling and planning, access to healthcare and medicine, and community education classes and events.

    • http://chasscenter.org/
    • Employment Opportunities: http://chasscenter.org/?q=employment-opportunities
    • Classes and Events: http://chasscenter.org/?q=CHASSCalendar_List
    • Phone: 313-849-3920

    Freecycle is an online international resource to donate items, or request items for donation. In order to create and respond to postings on the website, you may need to create a free account.

    PantryNet is an online national resource to locate nearby pantries.

    Julie’s List provides information, resources, and services in the state of Michigan, with a focus on Southeast Michigan.

    Families for Depression Awareness is an online resource to learn more about managing stress and identifying depression. People may access online services either for themselves, a teenager, or an adult. Free services include one-hour educational webinars, an assessment to screen for depression and bipolar disorder, how to locate services and treatment, and more.

    The Corporation for National and Community Service is an online resource that provides toolkits with information about community renewal, disaster preparedness, education, energy and the environment, health, hunger, veterans and military families, and self-initiated projects.

    The Michigan Primary Care Association (MPCA) provides a Community Health Worker (CHW) toolkit and opportunity to set up a network to arrange for additional trainings for CHWs in the state of Michigan. MPCA has also compiled a list of grants and career opportunities. If interested, there is a subscription to the CHW network where you can also learn about upcoming events and webinars; send contact information to chw@mpca.net. If you have any general questions, reach out to info@mpca.net.

    The Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority (DWMHA) has an online provider directory and provides a 24 hour helpline dedicated to mental health crises. There are also programs and services for adult mental health, intellectual and developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, substance use disorders, and children and youth.

    ClearCorps/Detroit is a resource to improve housing conditions for families and children in the Detroit area. ClearCorps provides free services such as the Refrigerator Replacement program, the Furnace Test ‘n’ Tune program, and Healthy Homes + Asthma program. There is also a Lead Safe Homes program but this may require a fee. There are conditions that must be met in order to obtain these services. Please visit the website or call for more information.

    MyRide2 assists older adults and individuals with disabilities with locating transportation services in the Oakland, Macomb, and western Wayne counties. Requests and information can be accessed online or by phone.

    The Senior Alliance provides resources, information, and assistance for older adults and individuals with disabilities within Southern and Western Wayne county. Services include access to caregiver support, social interaction, chore referral, legal assistance, health, nutrition, and transition assistance.

    The Detroit Area Agency on Aging (AAA) provides services, assistance, and information for older adults in the Detroit area. Services include long-term care services, employment and training services, Medicare/Medicaid Assistance, long-term care ombudsperson, nutrition services, wellness support, transportation services, and senior independence services.

    True North Community Resources provides a range of services for individuals and families in Michigan. There are heat and energy assistance, housing assistance and education programs, food and medical programs, children and youth programs and services, family and support programs, and tax preparation programs.

    Single Mother Grants provides a nationwide listing of resources for individuals and families, with a focus on single mothers. Listings include governmental programs, local organizations, and faith-based institutions that assist with access to food, utility payments, housing expenses, health and medical expenses, and educational scholarships. The directory also provides “how to” guides for applying for governmental assistance programs and seeking monetary assistance.

    The Heat and Warmth (THAW) Fund provides utility assistance for individuals in Michigan. If applicable, THAW may assist with 50% of a utility bill during winter and 30% for the remainder of the year.

    Affordable Housing Online is a resource to track the affordable housing waiting list status of Section 8 Housing Vouchers by the various cities within Wayne County or Michigan state.

    Michigan Housing Locator provides available listings of apartments in cities within the Michigan area.