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Lack of Affordable Housing Impacts throughout Oakland County

November 27th 2018

  Lack of Affordable Housing Impacts throughout Oakland County (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 27, 2018) Troy, MI- As rental prices continue to increase throughout Oakland County, so too are the problems associated with homelessness and housing instability.  A panel of leaders from various organizations met Nov. 14 in Troy to look at the scope of […]

Volunteer to Help with Annual Homeless Persons Count Jan. 31

January 25th 2018

Volunteer to Help with Annual Homeless Persons Count Jan. 31 Auburn Hills, MI – Oakland Community Health Network (OCHN) is joining efforts to measure homelessness in Oakland County through the Point-in-Time Count. This initiative is conducted annually to help determine the total number of individuals living unsheltered in Oakland County. “Improving our understanding of the needs […]

Over 200 Baskets Made for HP Schools Families

December 13th 2015

Over 200 Baskets Made for HP Schools Families (C. Proxmire, Dec. 13, 2015) Hazel Park, MI – The Hazel Park Schools community came together this week for the annual holiday basket program.  For over 30 years folks have been donating food, toys and winter -wear to families in need.  This year over 200 care packages […]

FernCare Free Clinic 5th Annual Dinner May 2

April 25th 2013

FernCare is holding its 5th Annual Dinner, May 2, Thursday from 6 – 9:30 pm at the Ukrainian Cultural Center, 26601 Ryan Road, Warren.

FernCare’s Resources for Low Income Healthcare

January 23rd 2013

FernCare has updated their list of places where people can get health care and other assistance. Currently the Ferndale-based free health clinic is operating at capacity and is not accepting new clients at this time. However, they are dedicated to providing information to help connect people with the care they need. The list below is shared off of their Resources Page at

Occupy Detroit to Talk at Transition Ferndale Meeting

December 8th 2011

Those with questions about the Occupy Movement will have a chance to talk with organizers from Occupy Detroit at the Thursday, December 15, 2011, Transition Ferndale Meeting, held at the Ferndale Public Library, 222 E. Nine Mile Road. The meeting starts at 7pm, and will also be a potluck, so attendees are encouraged to bring a dish to share. Jarret Schlaff, representing the outreach working group of Occupy Detroit, will be the featured speaker.

Occupy Detroit Gains Momentum, Occupy Ferndale Date Set (video)

October 11th 2011

As the Occupy Wall Street protests continue to grow, movements are springing up all over the country including Occupy Detroit and Occupy Ferndale.

The Face of Detroit at Affirmations

October 1st 2011

Those stories were shared on Sept. 8, 2011 as Giffin’s collection “The Face of Detroit” opened at the Pittman-Puckett Gallery inside Affirmations (290 W. 9 Mile). A packed house enjoyed an alcohol-free evening and a short speech from Giffin about the message behind his work.

New Year-Round Tax Center in Oakland County

February 18th 2011

Eligibility for Accounting Aid’s free tax preparation services is based on annual household income,
regardless of age, and is for families with incomes $50,000 or less and individuals with incomes
of $25,000 or less. For details, maps, and a list of documents to bring, visit