Dad’s Day at Ballpark
AIHFS, in conjunction with Family Alliance for Change, are taking 20 fathers to a Tigers game on Wednesday June 8th, 2016. Several seats remain, please contact John Miles at (313) 297-2975 if you would like to attend.
Wellbriety will be cancelled for June 8th. Sorry for any inconvenience. For more info, call Shelly Nimocks-Hinshaw at 313-846-6030.
Healthy Start Playgroup
Families with young children are invited to join us for our June playgroup on Friday, June 10, from 11am-1:30pm. We will be enjoying the beautiful weather outdoors, so please dress children in clothes that can get dirty. We will also be cooling off with delicious ice cream treats! Please call the Healthy Start office for more information.
Youth Mental Health First Aid
AIHFS will be holding a Youth Mental Health First Aid Training June 11, 2016 8:30am-5:00pm here at the agency. Similar to First Aid and CPR, Mental Health First Aid teaches individuals how to help youth experiencing mental health challenges or crises. This training is free and is open to the public. Participants will receive a certificate backed by the National Council for Behavioral Healthcare and a participant manual. Additionally, there will be a raffle for a $25 gas gift card and a special prize!! To register, please contact Karen Marshall, email@example.com or 313-846-6030.
Little Dreamers Scheduling Change
Little Dreamers will be meeting on a different day this month due to staff availability! We will meet Thursday June 16th 5:00pm-7:00pm in the yard/admin conference room. For more information call Martha/Christy with any questions.
Community Sweat Lodge
Saturday, June 18th, we will be having a community sweat lodge here at AIHFS. The conductor will be Tony Davis of the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa. Women should bring a long comfortable skirt, modest comfortable top (such as a t-shirt) and a towel. Men should bring shorts and a towel. If you would like to bring a dish to share for the small feast afterwards, please do! For more info, including starting time, please contact Keith Dayson, 313-846-6030 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Michigan Indian Family Olympics
This year’s Olympics will be back at Central Michigan University on Friday July 22, 2016. We would like to send a team again this year. If you are interested in being a part of AIHFS’ team please see the registration form at our WordPress version. Please return the registration form to email@example.com, or drop off at the agency. You can also register online. We are asking that all youth have a parent or chaperone attend with them. AIHFS will pay the registration fee and provide transportation to the event. Opening Ceremony is at 9 AM so we will be leaving the agency by 6 AM. Lunch will be provided at the event. We will also be providing team T shirts for the event and will need sizes for those who are registered. Please contact Chantel Henry @ (313) 846-6030 to let her know you have joined and for more details. Deadline for registration will be July 8, 2016.
Indian Child Welfare Act Video
This is a video that was made at an event we co-sponsored featuring Chief Judge Allie Greenleaf Maldonado presenting on the Indian Child Welfare Act and the Michigan Indian Family Preservation Act. Chief Judge Maldonado is a citizen of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians.
American Cancer Society Road To Recovery® program
One of the toughest challenges people with cancer face is getting to and from much-needed cancer treatments. They may be too sick to drive themselves, may not have a car or someone to drive them, or may not be able to afford gas or other transportation costs. The American Cancer Society Road To Recovery® program provides patients with free rides to treatment centers, and that’s where you can help. Your American Cancer Society is looking for people who can use their own vehicles to drive patients who are undergoing cancer treatment to and from their appointments. Interested volunteers can call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org/drive to find out more about this important program and how to get involved. By giving a little of your time, you can help save lives while fulfilling your own.