Announcements of August 24th

Changes Coming For Our Community Announcements
We are excited that our next set of community announcements will have a completely different look because we are switching to Mailchimp to format them! Besides the visual improvements we will also be able to offer a variety of lists to be on, allowing for a more targeted experience. As an example, one of those lists will be jobs/trainings. If you just want to receive that type of info then you will be able to select that list to be on. Another great feature is the unsubscribing function. Occasionally we get requests to be removed from our announcements and with Mailchimp it will happen easier and quicker. Watch for the next set of announcements and we hope you like it!

 

AIHFS Pow Wow and Health Fair
It’s almost time for our Pow wow! Saturday, August 25th, public welcome from 11am to 4pm, at our annual pow wow and health fair! We will have Native American arts and crafts, as well as food available for purchase.  The grand entry of dancers will begin at noon! This is a free event and we are recommending you bring your lawn chairs so you’ll be able to watch all the dancing in comfort. Our pow wow will be at Romanowski Park, 4551 Lonyo Ave., Detroit, which is right around the corner from our agency. We are open to all dancers. We will also have a Wellness Walk around Romanowski Park at 10:30am. Wellness Walk participants will receive a t-shirt. Registration for the walk begins at 10am. For pow wow vendor information, contact Casey Brant at cbrant@aihfs.org  This is a drug and alcohol free event. For general information please call Shelly at 313-846-3718.
Here is the link to our Facebook event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1799165657057326/

Pow Wow Volunteers Wanted
We are looking for a bunch of help for Saturday August 25th, from approximately 9am-6:30pm for our annual powwow and health fair that celebrates and promotes wellness in the community.  We will need the most help during set up and clean up, but also have roles throughout the day that we could use support on. If you are able to volunteer, please contact Bridie at email: bjohnson@aihfs.org or ph (313)846-3718.

 

Community Lodge
Sunday, August 26th, we are having a community sweat lodge here at AIHFS, 4880 Lawndale, Detroit. The conductor will be Tony Davis of the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians. Fire & Teachings start around 10am. We will go in around 12pm (noon). Please remember these times are approximate. 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, 313-846-3718.

 

Holiday Closure
AIHFS will be closed Monday, September 3rd, in recognition of Labor Day. All regular business will resume Tuesday, September 4th. Please plan accordingly.

 

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
September 6th, here at AIHFS, Sacred Bundle is offering a free training designed to teach parents, family members, human services workers and others, how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge, or is in crisis. Please let us know if you are attending, LLockhart@aihfs.org or ph. 313-846-3718.

 

ACTION Opioid Summit
Calling all youth! A.C.T.I.O.N. (Active Coalition That Influences Outcomes in the Neighborhood) is pleased to announce the 2018 Youth Opioid Summit Saturday September 1, 2018 at Cobo Hall in Detroit. The youth summit will provide the opportunity to hear from youth and experts in the areas of opioid prevention, overdose first response, treatment options, and strategies to combat the opioid crisis. Free for ages 13+  For more info use the following link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/action-youth-led-opioid-summit-tickets-48815501479

 

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