Did you know we have a service called 2-1-1? It is funded by United Way and serves northeast Michigan and only recently, includes St. Clair County! 2-1-1 should be your first call for help—free, confidential information and referral--which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!
Let me list some of the services with which 2-1-1 can assist you:
Ø Clothing, Personal & Household Needs
Ø Disaster Services
Ø Food & Meals
Ø Health Care
Ø Housing & Utilities
Ø Income Support & Assistance
Ø Individual, Family & Community Support
Ø Information Services for Non-Profits
Ø Legal, Consumer & Public Safety
Ø Mental Health & Addictions
Ø Government & Economic Services
Ø Tax Assistance
Ø Transportation Services
Ø Volunteer Opportunities
I have never accessed this service, nor do I know of anyone who has, but I certainly know United Way to be a reputable organization. My advice would be to try it if you find yourself or a friend or family member needing this assistance. You can always call me or Pastor if you need help obtaining information. If you are interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities, you can go to www.uwsstclair.org or call (810)985-8169.
March was National Nutrition Month and I will be setting up a resource table with materials made available from the American Heart Association. Please take whatever you want/need and share it with your friends and family. A healthy congregation is a happy congregation! Happy April everyone!
Your Parish Nurse,
Mary Ann Martin, RN, FCN