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Posted on: January 25, 2024

DEADLINE EXTENDED - Seeking Volunteers for the Washtenaw County Environmental Council

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WASHTENAW COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

PUBLIC NOTICE – SEEKING VOLUNTEERS FOR THE ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL

The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners is looking to fill two (2) positions on the Washtenaw County Environmental Council. The Board of C...

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Posted on: January 22, 2024

Apply to Serve on the Washtenaw County Community Mental Health Board

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WASHTENAW COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

PUBLIC NOTICE – SEEKING CITIZEN VOLUNTEERS FOR 

Washtenaw County Community Mental Health Board

The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners is looking for citizens to volunteer for positions on the Wa...

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Posted on: December 27, 2023

Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners Approve 2024 – 2027 Quadrennial Budget

Board Approves 2024 - 2027 Quadrennial Budget

During the final meeting of 2023, the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners approved the 2024 – 2027 Quadrennial Budget. Spanning four years, the approved annual budgets prioritize good government practices and are balanced to ensure ...

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Board of Commissioners - News
Posted on: December 27, 2023

Board Allocates $4.3 Million to Older Adult Service Providers

Board Approves $4.3M for Older Adult Services

Washtenaw County, MI- In an on-going commitment to support older adults in our community, the Board approved two funding recommendations totaling $4.3M to older adult service providers in Washtenaw County. The first allocation o...

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Board of Commissioners - News
Posted on: September 6, 2023

Washtenaw County Launches Financial Empowerment Center

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WASHTENAW COUNTY, MI., September 5th, 2023 – Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development, in partnership with the national Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund (CFE Fund), announced today the grand opening of...

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Board of Commissioners - News
Posted on: June 22, 2023

Board of Commissioners urge the Michigan Legislature to ban flavored tobacco products

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Ann Arbor, MI- At their June meeting, the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution urging the Michigan Legislature to protect the health and well-being of its residents. The resolution urges the Michigan Legislature to end the sale of f...

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Posted on: August 9, 2022

Washtenaw County Board Invests in Affordable Home Ownership Development

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At their August 3rd meeting, the Board of Commissioners approved funding that will help expand housing access in Washtenaw County. This $3.6 million investment of American Rescue Plan Act funds will support a mixed-income residential housing development i...
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Posted on: July 15, 2022

Sustainable, Mixed-Income Platt Road Development Moves Forward

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Washtenaw County, MI – At the most recent Board of Commissioners meeting, Commissioner Andy LaBarre offered a liaison report about the exciting recent news surrounding the Veridian at County Farm housing development...

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

Board of Commissioners Approve Additional Support for Direct Assistance Program

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Last week, the Board of Commissioners approved two resolutions that support the expansion of important direct assistance initiatives administered by the Office of Community and Economic Development (OCED): the Barrier Busters Network and the Weatherizatio...

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

Commissioners Adopt Community Violence Interruption Policy Framework; Invite Cities and Townships to

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Washtenaw County, MI – In response to a series of tragic gun violence incidents that resulted in the shooting deaths of young men in Washtenaw County in the Summer of 2021, a diverse group of people, including community members...

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Posted on: March 3, 2022

Board of Commissioners Passes $11 Million Package to Invest in Community Health and Wellbeing

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Washtenaw County, MI – Last night, the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a series of investments using funds from the county’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) allocation. This is the second package of investm...

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Posted on: February 13, 2024

Washtenaw County to host second annual small business and procurement fair on March 15th, 2024

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Posted on: January 25, 2024

SummerWorks seeks Washtenaw County employers, mentors to invest in future workforce

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Community & Economic Development - News
Posted on: September 5, 2023

Washtenaw County Launches Financial Empower Center, Offering Free Financial Counseling

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WASHTENAW COUNTY, MI., September 5th, 2023 – Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development, in partnership with the national Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund (CFE Fund), announced today th...

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Community & Economic Development - News
Posted on: July 31, 2023

Washtenaw County Brownfield Program 2021-2022 Biennial Report

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WASHTENAW COUNTY BROWNFIELD PROGRAM 2021-2022 BIENNIAL REPORT, SHOWS SIGNIFICANT ASSISTANCE WITH BROWNFIELDS TO COMMUNITY PARTNERS

WASHTENAW COUNTY, MI., July 31st, 2023 – Washtenaw County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (WCBRA) has released its 2021-20...

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Community & Economic Development - News
Posted on: May 9, 2023

Foster Grandparent Program Celebrates 55 Years of Service

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The Washtenaw County Foster Grandparent Program honored 44 senior volunteers at the “Mahalo Moments” luncheon for their service. The event featured many fun opportunities for honorees including traditional Polynesian dancers, a themed menu, and fun photo-...

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Community & Economic Development - News
Posted on: August 30, 2022

FY2023 Community Action Plan Community Services Block Grant

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The Community Action Plan (CAP) serves as a roadmap demonstrating how Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) eligible entities plan to deliver CSBG services. The CAP identifies and assesses poverty related needs and resources in the community and establish...

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Community & Economic Development - News
Posted on: May 31, 2022

Foster Grandparent Program Recruiting Volunteers, Ages 55+

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Washtenaw County’s Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) is currently recruiting income-eligible individuals, ages 55 years or older, for a rewarding opportunity to provide educational support and mentorship to youth in local schools, daycare setting...

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Posted on: April 6, 2022

Request for Community Reviewers - New Human Services Partnership

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Washtenaw County, the City of Ann Arbor and the Washtenaw Urban County have worked diligently to develop the New Human Services Partnership, replacing Coordinated Funding of Human Services.  The renewed focus of the Partnership is to incorporate ...

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Posted on: December 13, 2021

Barrier Busters Network Continues to Assist with Emergent Needs, 3rd Quarter Report Available Now

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The Barrier Busters 3rd Quarter Report provides information about the type of funding requests distributed to Washtenaw County residents from July 1 - September 30, 2021. Highlights include: 

  • 45.3% of total requests in the third quarter assisted u...
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Posted on: August 3, 2021

New Human Services Partnership to Replace Coordinated Funding

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Washtenaw County and the City of Ann Arbor are working together in coordination with other local funding agencies to develop a New Human Services Partnership to replace Washtenaw Coordinated Funding.

The New partnership will focus investments in efforts to...

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Posted on: May 9, 2023

Foster Grandparent Program Celebrates 55 Years of Service

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The Washtenaw County Foster Grandparent Program honored 44 senior volunteers at the “Mahalo Moments” luncheon for their service. The event featured many fun opportunities for honorees including traditional Polynesian dancers, a themed ...

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Community & Economic Development - Public Notices
Posted on: March 18, 2022

CANCELED: April 20th Public Hearing on Washtenaw Urban County Draft 2022 Annual Action Plan

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Since the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners' meeting on Wednesday, April 20 has been canceled, the 3rd Public hearing for the Draft 2022 Urban County Action Plan (on the agenda) has also been canceled.

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Posted on: September 10, 2019

Affordable Housing

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Our office partners with a number of community partners to improve, protect, and expand our county's affordable housing stock.

Learn more about this work by checking out https://www.washtenaw.org/722/Affordable-Housing 

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Posted on: September 10, 2019

Historic Preservation

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The Washtenaw County Historic Preservation Program is dedicated to supporting local historic districts, spurring heritage tourism, and attracting investment in our historic resources.

Learn more about this work by checking out https://www.washtena...

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Posted on: December 18, 2023

Advancements at state, county levels work to reform youth justice system

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In 2023, a bipartisan legislative bill package was signed into law to achieve a number of the recommendations set forth by Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s task force on juvenile justice reform.&a...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: December 18, 2023

Millage funding approved for Ypsilanti-area Collaborative Mental Health Program

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In October, the millage approved three years of funding for the Community Family Life Center’s Collaborative Mental Health Program, dedicated to addressing the mental health concerns of Black male youth aged 10-25 in the Ypsilanti area. The fund...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: December 18, 2023

A reentry journey in Washtenaw County

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On a typical day, Stephanale, 51, wakes up in his Washtenaw County hotel room and prepares for work. He gets picked up by his boss or walks to an urban farm in Ypsilanti, where he spends his days planting, harvesting, and distributing fresh produce to loc...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: November 1, 2023

Millage Advisory Committee approves additional funding for the Washtenaw Health Project

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The Millage Advisory Committee approved additional funding for the Washtenaw Health Project. $165,000 in funding will allow the Washtenaw Health Project to continue and expand efforts to ensure mental health care is accessible to all, particularly those w...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: November 1, 2023

$4 million in federal funds stretch millage dollars and enhance services

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Debbie Stabenow, United States Senator for the State of Michigan since 2001, grew up in rural Michigan with a father who experienced bipolar symptoms. Like many of those without access to mental health support, Stabenow’s father and family struggled.

When ...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: November 1, 2023

Zen spaces, support animals, and more. Millage mini-grants fund emotional supports for students

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Since 2019, the Washtenaw County Public Safety and Mental Health Preservation Millage has provided the Washtenaw Intermediate School District (WISD)  with funding for mini-grants to create school-based programs that support students’ mental welln...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: August 22, 2023

Washtenaw jail-based behavioral health services aim to break the cycle of recidivism

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For the last four years, Washtenaw County’s Public Safety and Mental Health Preservation Millage has provided financial support to reduce recidivism rates–the rates at which individuals return to jail after serving their time–among Washtenaw County jail r...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: August 22, 2023

Millage Advisory Committee approves funding for 5 Healthy Towns mental health initiative

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In February, the millage approved a one-year pilot grant for 5 Healthy Towns Foundation (5HF), a foundation dedicated to improving personal and community wellness in five rural Michigan  communities (Chelsea, Dexter, Gr...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: August 1, 2023

It takes a millage: 2022 Public Safety and Mental Health Preservation Millage annual report

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2022 was the fourth year that the Public Safety and Mental Health Preservation Millage provided funding to expand access to mental health and substance use services across Washtenaw County.In the latest impact report, we share information about d...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Washtenaw County Community Mental Health hires new youth and families wraparound facilitator

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Finding mental health and substance use support for children and teens can overwhelm and frustrate families. The more organizations involved, the more challenging it becomes. Often, families that are going through an incredibly challenging time aren’t awa...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: May 15, 2023

Michigan Ability Partners works to decrease homelessness in Washtenaw County

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“There's a lot of need. We see that every day” says Jan Little, Chief Executive Officer of Michigan Ability Partners, a housing agency in Washtenaw county.  “But we also see progress. We see the numbers going down on the [county’s Community Housi...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: May 15, 2023

Washtenaw County housing agencies expand services following millage funding project

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In 2019, four local housing agencies were awarded a total of $1.2 million in funding from Washtenaw County’s Public Safety and Mental Health Preservation millage to increase supportive housing and services for youth and adults contending with mental healt...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: December 15, 2022

$2.3 million awarded to fill gaps in youth mental health care

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Washtenaw County’s Public Safety and Mental Health Preservation Millage Advisory Committee has awarded $2.3 million over three years to the Washtenaw Intermediate School District (WISD) to fill gaps in youth mental health programming. The grant will give ...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: December 15, 2022

Presenting NAMI Washtenaw County’s local resource guide, Taking Care.

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“Your Mind Matters” are the first words you see when you open Washtenaw County’s chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness’s new mental health resource booklet, Taking Care

Even though mental illnesses are very common—one in five Americ...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: December 15, 2022

A Q&A with Willie Sturdivant, Jr., LEADD Case Manager with Washtenaw County Community Mental Health

 Willie Sturdivant, Jr., LEADD Case Manager with Washtenaw County Community Mental Health

We recently spoke with Willie Sturdivant, Jr., a case manager at Washtenaw County Community Mental Health (WCCMH) who works with the county’s Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion and Deflection (LEADD) program.

Q. How did you come to work f...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: December 15, 2022

Washtenaw County's crisis response team offers in person support

Emily Scheitz, a crisis response professional at Washtenaw County Community Mental Health

We sat down with Emily Scheitz from the Washtenaw County Community Mental Health crisis response team to learn about the unique way it serves the county, and the team’s plans for the future.

The crisis team provides 24/7 crisis mental health care to everyo...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: December 15, 2022

The millage shares its 2021 annual impact report

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We are delighted to share the latest Public Safety and Mental Health Preservation Millage annual report. The impact of the millage–on Washtenaw County Community Mental Health services and on the services provided by essential community partners–h...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: August 29, 2022

CLR Academy–a sports-focused, leadership program for K-8 youth–expands with millage funding

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By Gregory Powers

In Washtenaw County, there’s a free summer program for K-8 youth who reside in neighborhoods with common barriers to healthy living—a lack of transportation or healthy foods, or a history of gun violence. And, this year, it’s exp...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: August 29, 2022

Thanks to millage funding, new positions at WCCMH and partner agencies help meet community needs

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By Kimberly Snodgrass

From reentry support staff to peer support specialists, Washtenaw County’s Public Safety and Mental Health Preservation millage has funded community-based positions since 2019. These highly specialized posit...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: August 29, 2022

The national 988 Lifeline for mental health launched. What does that mean for Washtenaw?

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By Gregory Powers

Launched in July 2022, the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline is a national behavioral health initiative, backed by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The 24/7 line is desi...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: March 29, 2022

Washtenaw County explores the prospect of a youth assessment center

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By Kimberly Snodgrass

Almost three decades ago, Hillsborough County–home to Tampa, FL–was in the middle of a juvenile justice crisis. 

The county’s youth detention centers were overcrowded. Its youth recidivism rates were high. And its law...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: March 29, 2022

With greater resources from millage, WCCMH becomes access point for substance use referrals

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By Gregory Powers

In Washtenaw County, there’s a phone number for individuals seeking substance use support—a 24/7 hotline that gives people access to an immediate screening, referral to a community provider, or guidance on how to get connected to services...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: March 29, 2022

Millage funding helps NAMI build relationships and trust in Washtenaw County communities

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Story by Cleoniki Kesidis

“Outreach is not easy work,” says Judy Gardner, executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Washtenaw County (NAMI). “It’s relationships building. It’s showing up. It’s building trus...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: March 29, 2022

Mental Health First Aid trainers are teaching our community how to respond to those in need

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Story by Seaira Wainaina and Gregory Powers

Each year in the United States, one in five adults and one in six youth experience mental illness. And in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic—with social isolation, job...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: March 29, 2022

A tsunami of need: the millage provides social workers to support youth in schools

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Story by Cleoniki Kesidis

As pandemic conditions change, the need for mental health services in schools continues to rise.

“It’s like a tsunami,” says Stacey Doyle, a Washtenaw Intermediate School District (WISD) social worker. “Because of the pand...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: March 29, 2022

Reentry redux: How millage funds help residents of the jail navigate community reentry

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By Erin Spanier

Returning to the community after a jail stay. 

It sounds simple enough on the face of it, but even in resource-rich communities like ours, more than half of Michiganders will return to jail within three years of release. An...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: March 29, 2022

Success from planning: how community conversations, collaboration shaped the millage’s initial years

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If indeed “planning is everything,” then what makes planning successful? As we reflect on the impact of the first three years of the Washtenaw County's Public Safety and Mental Hea...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: December 14, 2021

Millage funds help Ozone House youth with housing and supportive services

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For over 50 years, Ozone House has played a pivotal role in Washtenaw County—assisting runaway, homeless, and high-risk youth and their families.

While stable housing is a primary focus, the organization has expanded its mission ...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: December 14, 2021

Introducing LEADD: A new millage-supported program to divert from jail to mental health services

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Imagine this situation: Someone is intoxicated, possibly struggling with a larger problem like addiction or poverty, and refusing to leave a business. The business owner calls the police. What should the police do?

“Traditionally, the police had two option...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: December 14, 2021

Millage partners with 5 Healthy Towns to tackle mental health needs of western Washtenaw County

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When it comes to health and wellness programs and services, Washtenaw County is typically viewed as a “resource rich” community—home to two major health systems and a robust collection of social service organizations.

Many of these organizations have simil...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: December 14, 2021

Millage funds an expansion of the mobile crisis team to partner with the Chelsea Police Department

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When the mental health and public safety millage began funding services in Washtenaw County, a key goal was increasing access for rural residents.

While the eastern part of Washtenaw County is urban, the western part is mainly agricultural and rural. Chels...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: December 14, 2021

With millage support, Student Advocacy Center helps local youth navigate their education

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Students with mental and behavioral health needs often struggle in school, as early as elementary school. They may feel misunderstood, confused, or uncomfortable. And sometimes, it causes them to act out—which can disrupt their education and set them on a...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: December 14, 2021

Washtenaw's mental health millage attracts press, serving as a model for others communities

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Throughout 2021, the Public Safety and Mental Health Preservation Millage was featured in a number of local publications—and even nationally in Politico. Media mentions like these have a ripple effect, making it possible for the millage to serve...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: September 14, 2021

Corner Health Center is serving the psychiatry needs of Washtenaw County youth with millage funding

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One-stop care. What is it? A place that meets your needs holistically—from physical health to mental health, from wellness to treatment, from education to support.

For some, it might sound like a lofty ideal. However, at a colorful storefront on N...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: September 14, 2021

Millage funding and partnerships are reforming how Washtenaw County responds to public safety

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Beginning in 2019, the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) and Washtenaw County Community Mental Health (WCCMH)—with funding from the Public Safety and Mental Health Preservation Millage—came together to adopt a set of police reforms.

The ref...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: September 14, 2021

Millage mini-grants are normalizing conversations about mental health in Washtenaw County schools

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As the 2020 school year wrapped up, students at Clague Middle School on Ann Arbor’s northeast side were checking out books from a new mental health library—made possible by mini-grant funding from the Washtenaw County Public Saf...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: September 14, 2021

Fostering hope, peer support specialists are helping people on their journey to recovery

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There aren’t too many job applications where checking the box for a criminal history or a mental illness or a history of addiction would give you an edge. But for peer-support specialists, it’s a decided advantage. 

Valerie Bass, who has ...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: June 18, 2021

Not just a bed. Millage funds shelters, staff to help residents get and stay healthy

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For Avalon Housing, the millage has funded support services at Hickory Way, a residential community that offers easy access to transportation and amenities for those who have experienced chronic homelessness.

Each apartment at Hickory Way is meant...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: June 18, 2021

Breaking the stigma: How the mental health millage is empowering youth to reach out

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"I wish parents knew that mental health is real,” says one #wishyouknew social media post beside a portrait of a local teen. Another says, "Don't talk at me or down to me, talk with me.”

The Wish You Knew campaign, funded by Washtenaw County’s Pu...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: June 18, 2021

County hospital visits decrease as millage-funded programs ramp up

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Recently, Dr. Victor Hong, medical director of psychiatric emergency services (PES) at Michigan Medicine, contacted the millage-funded CARES team at Washtenaw County Community Mental Health. He had been notified that an individual in the community showed ...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: June 18, 2021

Millage fuels partnerships with community-based organizations, schools, and police

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Since the implementation of Washtenaw County’s voter-approved Public Safety and Mental Health Preservation Millage in January of 2019, meaningful partnerships have flourished across the county. These partnerships expand access to mental health and substan...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: June 18, 2021

Millage-funded CARES team: serving all residents, regardless of insurance status

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Mental health care access for everybody–no matter what their insurance status is.

This was an ambitious goal of Washtenaw County’s Public Safety and Mental Health Preservation Millage, which residents passed two-to-one, ensuring that everyone in o...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: June 18, 2021

Independent, reliable cash: Millage allows Washtenaw County to address local needs

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When JFK signed the Community Mental Health Act in 1963, community-based mental health and substance use treatment options began to spring up across the U.S. These new programs allowed people with significant mental illnesses and developmental disabilitie...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: February 18, 2021

The expected--and the unexpected--impact of a room and phone

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Across the U.S. nearly 1.4 million people rely on homeless shelters and transitional housing programs each year. During the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, health and social service agencies across the nation--some well, and others poorly--employed...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: February 18, 2021

Garret's Space delivers 20,000 mental health flyers to homes across the county

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As suicide rates continue to rise throughout the nation, especially among young people, one local Washtenaw County family is working to help those in need access services.

Suicide rates increased 33 percent nationally from 1999 to 2017, with the sharpest i...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: February 18, 2021

First year of reentry services grant focuses on new staff, housing supports

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In 2019, Washtenaw County received a $1 million, four-year grant from the U.S. Bureau of Justice Administration. The purpose: To address high recidivism rates--the rates of individuals returning to jail after release--among those with mental health and su...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: February 18, 2021

County jail expands use of medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder

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Nationally, about 80 percent of people in jail abuse alcohol or drugs. About half are considered clinically addicted. Oftentimes, substance use plays a direct or indirect role in a person’s jail time–which is why access to treatment is so important for bo...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: February 18, 2021

WCCMH Black Lives Matter Task Force

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On May 25th, 2020, George Floyd’s death at the hands of police led hundreds of thousands of people throughout the nation to join the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. While the BLM movement is broad, it essentially seeks to eradicate systemic racism thro...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: February 17, 2021

A Q&A with CARES Team Access Supervisor Shannon Ellis

Social worker Shannon Ellis smiles at the camera from her desk in Ypsilanti.

The CARES team is a group of mental health professionals funded by Washtenaw County's voter-approved Public Safety and Mental Health Preservation Millage on May 1, 2019 when services were expanded to all residents, regardless of insurance status or severi...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: February 17, 2021

WCCMH launches 24/7 crisis center with millage resources

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Washtenaw County residents have long asked for a 24/7 crisis center—a place where individuals experiencing a behavioral health crisis can go for help and emotional support. Thanks to the Public Safety and Mental Health Preservation Millage, this vision ha...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: October 26, 2020

Millage funded “prayer and care” summit: Mental health resources for faith communities

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The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Washtenaw County (NAMI WC) has organized a virtual summit for members of the clergy to learn about mental health resources for faith communities. The Prayer and Care summit will be held on Octob...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: October 26, 2020

Washtenaw ahead of the curve in national movement for police reform

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George Floyd’s death this spring, at the hands of four Minneapolis police officers, sparked massive protests across the nation for meaningful police reforms to address police brutality toward Black individuals—which has been well-documented in recent year...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: October 26, 2020

Millage funds Mental Health First Aid train the trainer initiative

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This summer, Washtenaw County Community Mental Health put out a call for volunteers. The purpose? To become certified as Mental Health First Aid instructors, who will then share what they’ve learned with others in the community.

Mental He...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: October 26, 2020

COVID-era telehealth expansion brings both improvements and challenges

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The coronavirus pandemic has created hundreds of complicated challenges--from an increased strain on the U.S. Postal System to delays in needed health care services. But the coronavirus pandemic has also spurred solutions, including a dramatic uptick in t...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: October 26, 2020

In Washtenaw County, millage helps mitigate the impact of COVID-19

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From economic strains to a now six-month period of isolation, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to upend daily life. In Washtenaw County, “the unsurprising result,” as Jaishree Drepaul-Bruder reports for Concentrate, is “an uptick in stress, anxiety, depres...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: October 26, 2020

New website features millage background, data, and accomplishments

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Washtenaw County Community Mental Health is pleased to share a new website for information about the county’s eight-year Public Safety and Mental Health Preservation Millage, which will be in effect through 2026.

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: October 26, 2020

Community Mental Health releases 2019 annual report

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Washtenaw County's Public Safety and Mental Health Preservation Millage is an eight-year, voter-approved homeowner tax that generates resources for mental health and substance use treatment programs that improve health and quality of life across the count...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: October 9, 2019

For Washtenaw County residents, mental health services are just a phone call away

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Thanks to the Washtenaw County Public Safety and Mental Health Preservation Millage, all Washtenaw County residents can get help 24/7 for depression, anxiety, addiction, and more. And receiving aid is as easy as calling 734-544-3050.

As Erin Spanier report...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: May 1, 2020

Mental health services during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Washtenaw County Community Mental Health is continuing to provide essential services throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Our 24/7 CARES line, expanded with funding from the Washtenaw County Public Safety and Mental Health Preservation Millage in 20...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: May 1, 2020

WCCMH staff join Washtenaw's Crisis Negotiation Team

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Last November, five mental health professionals from Washtenaw County’s Community Mental Health were tapped by the Sheriff’s Office to join Washtenaw County’s Crisis Negotiation Team. 

During the first week of December, the CMH staff attended a on...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: December 9, 2019

Millage Q&A with Community Corrections Manager Renee Wilson

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The Washtenaw County Community Corrections Department, part of the sheriff’s office, provides jail diversion options and assistance for people at all stages of the criminal justice process--from initial detention and court hearings to time spent in jail a...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: December 9, 2019

Washtenaw County prepares to launch LEAD

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This January, Washtenaw County and the City of Detroit were among 15 jurisdictions hand picked from regions across the country to participate in the inaugural LEAD National Learning Conference hosted by the U.S. Public Defender Association and the LEAD Na...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: December 9, 2019

$1 million grant to reduce recidivism, improve community reentry for individuals with MHSUD

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Washtenaw County has received a $1 million, four-year grant from the U.S. Bureau of Justice Administration to address high recidivism rates among individuals with mental health and substance use disorders to build on collaborative work between the Washten...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: December 9, 2019

More SURE Moms, thanks to Washtenaw County voters

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With a $90,000 investment from Washtenaw County’s Public Safety and Mental Health Preservation Millage, the SURE Moms program—designed to unite, support, and empower mothers of justice-involved youth—is being extended to more moms across the county.

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: December 9, 2019

New partnership with Corner Health provides behavioral health care for teens and young adults

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Founded 39 years ago by a group of concerned citizens who wanted to address health disparities among teenage moms, the Corner Health Center in downtown Ypsilanti has grown into a tremendous local resource: a full-service integrated health clinic that addr...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: December 9, 2019

Four local agencies receive millage-funded supportive housing contracts

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Four local agencies have been awarded millage contracts to enhance supportive housing for youth and adults with mental health and substance use concerns. 

“One of the key recommendations made by Washtenaw County’s Community Mental Health Advisory ...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: December 9, 2019

Coming soon: Washtenaw County crisis observation and assessment center

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In an unassuming brick building just down the street from the Washtenaw County Health Department in Ypsilanti a new community resource is in the final stages of development. It’s an observation and assessment center for individuals in crisis--one that com...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: December 9, 2019

Millage Q&A with Washtenaw County Commissioner Andy LaBarre

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In 2017, Washtenaw County Commissioner Andy LaBarre was instrumental in the development and passage of the county’s Public Safety and Mental Health Preservation Millage, which currently provides about $16 million per year. Thirty-eight percent o...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: December 9, 2019

WISD receives funds for youth mental health programming

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A two-year Public Safety and Mental Health Millage grant of $107,000 has been awarded to the Washtenaw Intermediate School District (WISD) for mental health and anti-stigma activities. In year one, WISD will use roughly half of these resources to provide ...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: December 9, 2019

#wishyouknew mental health campaign launches across the county

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The #wishyouknew youth mental health campaign officially kicked off on Monday, November 25, with artwork by local artist Lauren Mills, quotes from outreach with hundreds of Washtenaw County youth and adults, and a short video featuring Alisha Spencer, a l...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: December 9, 2019

Washtenaw and Detroit to participate in national LEAD training institute

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Washtenaw County and Detroit are the first Michigan jurisdictions to be chosen to participate in the national Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) training institute in Seattle, WA.

Five Washtenaw County diversion leaders--from the Washtenaw County Sh...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: December 9, 2019

Washtenaw County organizations invited to apply for millage-funded supportive housing grants

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This spring, Washtenaw County Community Mental Health asked the Washtenaw Office of Community and Economic Development (OCED) to develop a request for proposals process designed to increase supportive housing services across Washtenaw County. We are pleas...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: December 9, 2019

NAMI Washtenaw receives millage contract for outreach in underserved communities

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A Public Safety and Mental Health Millage Contract of $158,000 has been awarded to NAMI Washtenaw County (NAMI WC) to design and implement a mental health education and outreach program for youth and families in the under-served communities of Ypsilanti, ...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: August 27, 2019

High schools invited to apply for anti-stigma campaign grants

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This August, the Millage Advisory Committee approved a funding application from the Washtenaw Intermediate School District (WISD) to support anti-stigma campaign activities at all interested Washtenaw County high schools.

The campaigns will focus on positi...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: August 27, 2019

Help design an anti-stigma campaign for Washtenaw youth

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In our last millage communication, WCCMH introduced readers to planned anti-stigma campaign efforts that are being led, through a millage-funded contract, by the Washtenaw County Health Department. The first two years of this anti-stigma work will focus o...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: August 27, 2019

Millage-funded therapeutic groups forming

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Thanks to millage funding, our CARES team staff members are offering four new group therapy options for Washtenaw County residents. These groups are for everyone in the community--regardless of insurance or severity of need. Additional groups will be adde...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: August 27, 2019

Millage funds rural service delivery expansion

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As of July 1, the CARES team had received 250 outpatient service referrals from Ypsilanti (115), Ann Arbor (88), Saline (11), Dexter (6), Whitmore Lake (5), Chelsea (3), and Milan (3).

While most of the referrals are currently coming from the county’s urba...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: August 27, 2019

Underfunding and deficit reduction

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Due to underfunding by the state and federal government of Michigan’s community mental health system—behavioral health services for low-income individuals and those with severe and persistent mental illnesses, emotional disturbances, and developmental dis...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: August 27, 2019

Substance use disorder systems transformation kicks off 100-day challenge

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Since November 2018, dozens of representatives from Washtenaw-area organizations--including one-dozen staff members from Washtenaw County Community Mental Health--have been participating in a substance use disorder system transformation process hosted by ...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: August 27, 2019

Introducing the millage advisory committee

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In the spring of 2019, Washtenaw County Community Mental Health established a Millage Advisory Committee (MAC) to provide strategic oversight on Washtenaw County’s Public Safety and Mental Health Millage activities and investments. The 13-member...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: August 27, 2019

Millage-funded staff work to meet countywide demand

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A countywide mental health and substance use disorder service expansion--particularly for historically underserved populations across Washtenaw--has been a key priority for millage investments from the start.

As such, when millage funds first became availa...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: April 25, 2019

Millage will allow WCCMH to train trainers in mental health first aid

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While many of us know how to administer first aid for health conditions, few of us are trained to provide similar help for those experiencing a mental health or substance use related crisis. To build community capacity, WCCMH regularly offers Mental Healt...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: September 7, 2020

Provide input on a millage-funded countywide anti-stigma campaign

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Washtenaw County Community Mental Health is working with the Washtenaw County Health Department to develop and launch a county-wide campaign to reduce stigma around mental health and addiction. 

Health department staff will begin their work with a...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: April 25, 2019

Transforming Washtenaw's substance use disorder system

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About a dozen Washtenaw County Community Mental Health staff members have been actively participating in a series of local meetings, sponsored by the Washtenaw Health Initiative, that are designed to develop a collaborative action plan to address substanc...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: April 4, 2019

Planning juvenile justice diversion activities

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Research from the National Center for Youth Opportunity and Justice (NCYOJ) shows that behavioral health and trauma conditions are consistently higher among youth in the juvenile justice system when compared with the general adolescent population.

Washtena...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: March 30, 2019

Announcing millage-funded countywide service expansion

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On May 1, Washtenaw County Community Mental Health (WCCMH) will extend services and service-navigation assistance to all county residents who are unable to secure community-based mental health and substance use services, regardless of their insurance type...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: December 21, 2018

Public safety accomplishments and plans for future millage investments

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Washtenaw County Community Mental Health works closely with the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office to improve services for residents with mental health and substance use disorders who come into contact with law enforcement and the corrections system.

Their ...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News
Posted on: December 18, 2018

Plans for initial millage investments

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At their October 3 meeting, Washtenaw County Commissioners approved 11 recommendations from the Community Mental Health Advisory Council (CMHAC) regarding early priorities for the county’s mental health millage investments.

Washtenaw County Community Menta...

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Community Mental Health - Millage News

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Posted on: May 5, 2023

#WishYouKnew campaign reduces mental health stigma

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The #WishYouKnew campaign was recently featured in a Concentrate article: 

"At the community level, Wish You Knew has partnered with the Washtenaw Intermediate School District to create a public campaign combating stigma among families,"...

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Community Mental Health - News Flash
Posted on: April 21, 2023

End of COVID-19 public health emergency

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On January 31st, 2020, the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services declared a Public Health Emergency (PHE) for the United States. 

The PHE will end effective May 12th, 2023. 

To learn about how this will impact WCCMH...

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Community Mental Health - News Flash
Posted on: March 16, 2023

WCCMH 2021-2022 Annual Report is here

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More than just numbers, the report shares all the great accomplishments of the people we serve and the people committed to delivering that service. 

You can read our WCCMH 2021-2022 Annual Report here.

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Community Mental Health - News Flash

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Posted on: November 7, 2023

14A Court Policy Regarding Livestreaming and Zoom

POLICY REGARDING LIVE STREAMING AND ZOOM

 

14A has discontinued live streaming dockets.  Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case, hearing-by-hearing basis on request of an attorney or party for good cause shown.  An attorney or p...

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District Court - News & Announcements
Posted on: April 7, 2023

Clean Slate Initiative

MCL 780.621g provides that convictions that are at least seven years old and meet certain criteria can be automatically set aside and the case will be made non public.  If a charge qualifies to be set aside, there is nothing that the defendant wi...

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Additional Info... District Court - News & Announcements
Posted on: May 23, 2019

U of M Law Students Made a Video About Landlord Tenant Process

Andrew Cutillo, Megan Giles, Seyoung Oh, Adam VanDeusen worked with Judge Simpson from the 14A District Court to develop a video to help litigants navigate the Landlord Tenant court process.  We are grateful for their hard work and hope that the ...

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Additional Info... District Court - News & Announcements
Posted on: April 10, 2018

14A District Court Pioneers Online Case Resolution

Partnering with Court Innovations/Matterhorn, an Ann Arbor based company, the 14A District Court has implemented three different online case resolution platforms with more on the horizon.  The 14A District Court piloted the first of its kind onli...

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District Court - News & Announcements

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Posted on: February 14, 2024

Washtenaw County Health Department Re-Launches Recovery and Harm Reduction Campaign

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Español: El Departamento de Salud del Condado de Washtenaw lanza una campaña de recuperación de drogadicción y reducción de daños

Washtenaw County Health Department is re-launching the It Is...

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Health Department - News
Posted on: February 7, 2024

New Legislation Requires Lead Testing for Young Children

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Nueva Legislación Exige Pruebas de Plomo para Niños Pequeños

Legislation to require universal lead testing for Michigan children went into effect January 1, 2024. The bipartisan measures require health care providers to tes...

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Health Department - News
Posted on: January 16, 2024

Half-Priced Radon Test Kits Available for Radon Action Month

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January is National Radon Action Month, and the Washtenaw County Health Department is encouraging residents to test their homes for this harmful gas. Radon test kits are $5 instead of $10 through the end of February at the Washtenaw County Health Departme...

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Health Department - News
Posted on: June 17, 2022 | Last Modified on: May 2, 2018

What to know about COVID-19 in Washtenaw County

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Note: this post has been up since June 2022, but it is continually updated with the latest information. 

Washtenaw County is currently at a "low"?COVID-19 hospital admission level (as of 1/26/24).  

CDC guidance...

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Health Department - News
Posted on: October 11, 2023

‘Tis the Season for Fall Vaccinations

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We’re entering the time of year where more people get sick from COVID-19, flu, and RSV. Vaccinations are critically important in protecting health and preventing serious illness during respiratory illness season. The Washtenaw County Health Depa...

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Health Department - News

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Posted on: January 9, 2024

COVID-19 Mortality Report details lives lost and impact of local efforts to protect our community

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Español: COVID-19 Informe de mortalidad: 2020-2023

Washtenaw County Health Department released COVID-19 Mortality Report on the first three years of the pandemic (March 1, 2020 - Feb 25, 2023). While the loss of local lives was significant at 642 during th...

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Health Department - Spotlight on Health

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Posted on: December 13, 2023

Shape the Future of Your Parks!

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The Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission is in the process of developing a Comprehensive Master Plan to guide the organization for the next five years and beyond. PROS Consulting has been engaged to optimize the planning process. With more tha...

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Parks & Rec - News
Posted on: February 22, 2023

Michigan Folk School Becomes Part of WCPARC

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WCPARC is excited to announce acquisition of the Michigan Folk School (MFS) in on January 1, 2023. Since 2017, the Commission has partnered with MFS to provide an array of classes and programs at Staebler Farm County Park. With this recent acquisition, WC...

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Parks & Rec - News

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Posted on: February 22, 2023

WCPARC 2023 Annual Report

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This year, the Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission celebrated 50 years of providing outstanding programs and amenities to the community. What started with five roadside parks and undeveloped land in Lyndon Township has grown to a nationally r...

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Parks & Rec - Spotlights

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Posted on: February 16, 2024

Prosecutor's Office Announces Release of “Prosecutor Transparency Project” Study

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: February 16, 2024

Contacts: 

  1. Liz Mack (Washtenaw Prosecutor’s Office): [email protected], 734-585-6714
  2. Ann Mullen (ACLU): [email protected], 313-400-8562
  3. J.J. Prescott (MLaw): jpres...
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Prosecutor News
Posted on: September 1, 2023

Washtenaw Prosecutor, Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity Enter Partnership

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The Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office (WCPO) and the State of Michigan’s Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) signed a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) formally establishing a collaborative partnership to enforce workers’ righ...

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Prosecutor News
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Prosecutor's Office Releases 2022 Year End Report

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 In 2022, we secured major convictions, built new programs, litigated major cases, and secured millions of dollars in resources to benefit our community. But none of our work was done alone. To our partners, volunteers, and staff, we extend our h...

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Prosecutor News
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Prosecutor's Office Publishes 2021 Year End Report

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In 2021, the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office implemented a number of new policies, initiatives, and projects aimed at protecting public safety, and promoting fairness and equity in the criminal legal system. These changes came as the result...

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Posted on: February 23, 2024

WCSO Hosts Mobile SOS Event

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This is how we do our part to ensure those leaving the jail are better prepared for success than when they arrived. 

Thank you to Jocelyn Benson and her staff at the Michigan Secretary of State's Office for providing this great service.

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Sheriff - News & Announcements
Posted on: February 22, 2024

WCSO: Constitutional Policing In Action

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The first words of the US Constitution, “We the People…” established a foundation for America based on the idea that citizens determine what a “perfect union” looks like. Justice, peace, welfare, and libe...

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Posted on: February 7, 2024

Press Release: LEADD Initiative Pilot in Ypsilanti Township Update

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YPSILANTI, Mich., February 7, 2024 – The Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion and Deflection (LEADD) initiative pilot in Ypsilanti Township is providing officers with alternatives to citation, arrest, and incarceration.

LEADD is a pre-arrest diver...

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Additional Info... Sheriff - News & Announcements
Posted on: December 20, 2023

Press Release: Information Wanted - Homicide

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Coates’ body was discovered in the area of MacArthur Blvd. & Stamford Road in Superior Township in 1985; the incident is believed to have occurred sometime between January 1984 and January 1985. Coates was known to frequent or live in the So...

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Sheriff - News & Announcements
Posted on: November 15, 2023

WCSO Working to Reduce Vehicle Theft

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety showed these two manufacturers reported 2.7 stolen vehicle claims per 1,000 insured vehicles in the second half of 2021. This number was nearly double the theft claim frequency for ALL other vehicle makes (approx...

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Sheriff - News & Announcements
Posted on: November 9, 2023

Sheriff Clayton announces new Data and Information Dashboard

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“Since January 1, 2009, we have been guided by several core values,” offered Sheriff Clayton. “The WCSO Data and Information Dashboard is the latest example of our ongoing commitment to our value of openness and engagement wi...

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WCSO Data & Information Dashboard Sheriff - News & Announcements

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Posted on: October 23, 2023

Access Your Credit Reports Weekly - For Free!

Everyone can access free weekly credit reports from each of the three main credit reporting agencies: Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion. 

Credit reports contain the financial and personal data used by businesses and potential creditors to assess a...

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Posted on: February 28, 2024

Issues of the Environment-Ann Arbor leads the way in eco-friendly procurement policies

Issues of the EnvironmentWeekly radio show hosted by David Fair that airs each Wednesday at 6:50am and 8:50am. 

  • February 28, 2024:  Ann Arbor leads the way in eco-friendly procurement policies 

    Did you know that state and local go...
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Water - News
Posted on: February 26, 2024

Water Resources Commissioner’s Office Awards Over 1.2 M in Grant Money for Stormwater Improvements

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 26, 2024

Scott Miller, P.E., Deputy Water Resources Commissioner

Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner’s Office

734-222-6860

[email protected]

 

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Water - News
Posted on: February 21, 2024 | Last Modified on: October 19, 2018

Local Rain Gardens Continue to Thrive With Help From Controlled Burns

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 21, 2024

Harry Sheehan, Chief Deputy Water Resources Commissioner

Phone: 734-222-6860

Email: [email protected]

 

Local Rain Gardens Continue to Thrive With Help From Controlled Burns 

 

Ann Arbor, MI ...

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Water - News
Posted on: October 11, 2023

Upcoming Events, Garden Work Days, Rain Garden Tours, & More

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Plan to attend some great events, garden work days, rain garden tours, & more using this event list.  

https://www.washtenaw.org/3567/Events

Check back often for updates!

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Water - News
Posted on: February 21, 2024

Issues of the Environment-UM project looks to nature to find alternatives to hazardous road salt

Issues of the EnvironmentWeekly radio show hosted by David Fair that airs each Wednesday at 6:50am and 8:50am. 

  • February 21, 2024:  UM-led research project looks to nature to find alternatives to hazardous road salt and chemical deicers

    Ic...
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Water - News
Posted on: February 16, 2024

Issues of the Environment-City of Ann Arbor is moving to transition away from natural gas

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  • February 14, 2024:  City of Ann Arbor's moving to transition away from natural gas 

    The City of Ann Arbor wan...
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Water - News
Posted on: February 7, 2024

Issues of the Environment-State Senator Jeff Irwin looks to advance more environmental legislation

Issues of the EnvironmentWeekly radio show hosted by David Fair that airs each Wednesday at 6:50am and 8:50am. 

  • February 7, 2024:  State Senator Jeff Irwin looks to advance more environmental legislation and policy in 2024 

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Water - News
Posted on: January 31, 2024

Issues of the Environment-2023 was the warmest year on record and could set new record in 2024

Issues of the EnvironmentWeekly radio show hosted by David Fair that airs each Wednesday at 6:50am and 8:50am. 

  • January 31, 2024  2023 was the warmest year on record and could set new record in 2024 

    Scientists are both astounded ...
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Water - News

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Posted on: February 6, 2024

New Partner: University Commons

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Welcome to University Commons, our newest partner in both Community Partners for Clean Streams and Waste Knot. University Commons is already doing so much work to collect and properly dispose of hard to recycle items like Styrofoam, batteries and bulbs. U...

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Posted on: February 6, 2024

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer for Clean Water, Pollution Prevention & More  

Volunteer for the River !

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Water - Spotlights
Posted on: February 6, 2024

Conferences & Training

Webinars, Conferences & Training for Professional Development in our area.  

Check back often for updates!

February 2024

February 7 (webinar) - What’s the damage? Ecology and Effects of Invasive European Frog-bit in the St. Marys River...

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Water - Spotlights
Posted on: October 11, 2023

Upcoming Events, Garden Work Days, Rain Garden Tours, & More

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Plan to attend some great events, garden work days, rain garden tours, & more using this event list.  

https://www.washtenaw.org/3567/Events

Check back often for updates!

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Water - Spotlights