Although Oakland County has a strong economy and many resources, there are still residents that are forced to choose between necessities like buying food, paying rent, or going to the doctor.
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…
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 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 http://ferncare.org/resources/.
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.
As the Occupy Wall Street protests continue to grow, movements are springing up all over the country including Occupy Detroit and Occupy Ferndale.
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.
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 www.accountingaidsociety.org