Announcements of October 3rd

Fundraiser For Standing Rock Update
We are humbled and appreciative that the total amount raised at our September 23rd Fundraiser for the Standing Rock Sioux was $2,298.00 Thanks again for everyone that came out that night!

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We’d also like to say a special thank you to the following AIHFS staff and community members that volunteered their time to make this happen.

Keith Dayson; Sarah Brant; Chantel Henry; Nickole Fox; Jamie Alvord; Shelly Nimocks-Hinshaw; Karen Marshall; John Marcus; D’Arcy Hearn; Carmen Mendoza-King; Jacquelene Hollier-Jackson

-Community Members-
Kirk Schuyler; Dave Huizenga; Connie Pashenee; Jeremy Royer; Nancy Walker; Chloe Brown; Jeff Winchester; Emily Warren

The raffle winners from that night were as follows:
Angela Sedoskey won the baby Pendleton.
Lance Montour won the 50/50 drawing.
Marc Roland and his family won a painting and a quilt.

Last, but not least, we would like to give a special thanks to Jerry Cleland and his son Wayne for the pipe ceremony used to help carry those prayers where they needed to go.


Focus on Child Passenger Safety
Our latest blog posting, written by Carmen Mendoza King, focuses on child passenger safety. Here is part of it.
National Child Passenger Safety Week was Sunday, September 18th through Saturday, September 24th. The Week wrapped up on September 24th with National Seat Check Saturday—a call to action encouraging parents, other caretakers, and anyone responsible for driving with children to make sure that appropriate seating is being used when driving motorized vehicles. Taking the time to learn about child passenger safety is an opportunity to refresh knowledge on practical steps that may prevent motorized vehicle related injuries and fatalities among children. Please click here to go to our agency blog to read the rest of the article.


Women’s Society Kick-off
Join us October 8, from 1pm to 4pm, for the Women’s Society Kick-off luncheon. For more info, Shelly Hinshaw 313-846-6030.

Dream Seekers Youth Program After School Kickoff
Monday October 10th, 2016, 5-7pm @ AIHFS
Open to all youth ages 8-17 who want to have fun, learn about healthy lives free of alcohol and drugs, and learn about Native American cultures and the 7 Grandfather/Grandmother teachings. Youth group continues on Mondays and Tuesdays from 5-7pm throughout the school year. Parents/guardians must register youth and are encouraged to attend the kickoff event on October 10th. Call Martha or Joe at 313-846-3718 or email for more information.

Suicide to Hope
AIHFS presents suicide to HOPE, a workshop that helps equip caregivers to support people who have survived a suicide crisis and are on the road to recovery. The workshop will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, October 17 in the Thurman Bear Basement of AIHFS, and CEUs may be available. Trainer Anne Kramer presents the first suicide to HOPE workshop in Michigan here at AIHFS! Audience is limited to 24 people. To register or for more information, please contact Karen Marshall before Thursday, October 13 at or (313) 846-6030, ext. 1404. The workshop is free, and includes a light breakfast and lunch. Click this pdf for more info:


Youth Sweat Lodge
Saturday, November 5, we will be having a youth sweat lodge. The sweat lodge conductor will be Tony Davis, of the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians. For more info including starting time, contact Martha, 313-846-6030.


Community Sweat Lodge
Sunday, November 6, 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:




Announcements of August 7th


Breastfeeding Brunch
In honor of National Breastfeeding month, Healthy Start will be hosting a Breastfeeding Brunch on August 14 at 11am. All families are welcome. We will have a light brunch and activities for the whole family. You do not have to be breastfeeding to attend.
8-14-15 breastfeedingbrunch


AIHFS Fundraiser
This Saturday, August 15, 2015 if you dine any time between 10:30AM – 10:00PM at the Olga’s Kitchen in the Heights Shopping Center at 26308 Ford Road, Dearborn Heights, MI 48127 a portion of your bill will be donated to AIHFS. You are required to bring a flyer (note: passing out of fliers at the event or parking lot is not allowed). Link to Flyer: Click here Link to fundraiser info : Click here

Dream Seekers Youth Digital Storytelling
We will be hosting a Dream Seekers Youth Digital Storytelling Premiere on Wednesday August 19th from 6-8pm in the AIHFS Social Hall. This will give our youth who participated in the summer program an opportunity to share the digital stories they created. Please come and support them with your presence.
8-19-15 youth digital storytelling

Wellness Beyond the Walls Conference
Registration is now open for this first annual faith based initiatives conference to be held August 19 & 20 at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. This year’s theme is Connecting Community, Spirituality & Wellness: Chasing Circumstances or Changing Conditions?  For more info click the following pdf. wellness beyond the walls


Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit Conference
October 23-25 will be the dates for the 11th annual conference. This year’s theme is We are one. Opened to spirit, hearts engaged, grounded in earth and acting for life. For more info, including the scheduled workshops, click the following pdf.Bioneers Detroit Conference


Winter Solstice
Save the date, December 21st, for our annual Winter Solstice Celebration which be at University of Michigan-Dearborn from 5-9pm!
SAVE THE DATE! Winter Solstice Flyer 2015