Faith Communities Coalition on Foster Care, July 12, 2019

Dear Friends of Our Kids in Care,


There is no planning when a child needs to be removed from a potentially dangerous living situation. Frequently, children arrive in foster placements with nothing but the clothes on their backs. If they are "lucky," they may have a black garbage bag with whatever the case worker who picked them up was able to grab on the way out the door. And the next morning, many of these kids have to go to school. With no sleep, no clean clothes and no backpacks... (click here to read attachment)

Check out this inspiring article about the contagious way that two foster parents in Massachusetts joined together with others in their communities to help meet the basic needs of kids placed into foster homes.

Can we find ways to follow their example to mobilize our communities to provide similar help?

Together let's begin donation drives to be able to provide backpacks with two outfits, pajamas, hygiene products, socks, underwear, and a toy/activity appropriate for a child aged 0-17 years old!

  • What congregation or organization can you invite to help collect these needed items? Ask people to donate baby/children's gently used or new clothing,diapers, backpacks, outerwear, new books, gift cards and any personal care items. Bring items to our upcoming FCC meetings. Or, drop off at our Faith Communities Coalition on Foster Care office at First Presbyterian Church, 1669 West Maple Rd., Birmingham, 48084.

Can you organize a packing party and invite helpers of all ages to create these emergency packets? How about inviting some friends or co-workers together to assemble these foster care bags? This is a great activity to do with younger children and, as many of us know, service activities for younger kids are few and far between. Please attach a small tag noting the age, gender and season. What a great project for church groups, scout groups, book clubs and families!


UPCOMING GATHERINGS OF OUR FAITH COMMUNITIES COALITION ON FOSTER CARE

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 5-7 PM HEART OF DETROIT FCC, Fellowship Chapel, 7707 W. Outer Drive, Detroit TOPIC: Back to School Special-Expungements: Clear Your Record so you can apply for student loans and jobs. Guest Speaker, The Honorable Deborah Thomas, Third District Circuit Court. Contact director Berlinda Good, 248-875-3181, bgood20@aol.com

Thursday, September 19, 2019, Upper Michigan FCC Region Golf Outing at Grayling Country Club 9 AM Registration; 10:00 Shotgun start. 4 Person scramble. benefitting foster care children/families in Crawford/Oscoda/Otsego counties. Breakfast, lunch, golf cart, 18 holes, range balls included. Contact Donna Mooney for details.

Saturday, September 21, 2019 11am - 2pm MACOMB COUNTY FCC region, Renewal Church, 11174 E. 13 Mile Rd Warren, MI 48093 FALL HAUL for Macomb Foster Closet (click here for flyer). Donations needed such as Clothing (Infants - adults), Shoes, Coats, New Socks, New Underwear, Pajamas, Duffel Bags, Carriers, Toiletries, Toys, Strollers, Cribs, Baby Bottles, Diapers, Gift Cards. For further information contact: Sarah Vandervest * svandervest@renewalwarren.com or Pastor Wayne Stapleton * wstapleton@renewalwarren.com, or call (586) - 751- 0440 Think about starting your donation drives NOW in your local congregations and organizations.

TUESDAY, October 1, 2019 5-7 PM HEART OF DETROIT FCC, Fellowship Chapel, 7707 W. Outer Drive, Detroit TOPIC: Speaker: Contact director Berlinda Good, 248-875-3181, bgood20@aol.com

October 7, 2019, 6:15 PM, WESTERN WAYNE/OAKLAND COUNTIES FCC REGION, First Presbyterian Church, 701 Church St, Plymouth, MI 48170

Hear about the new partnerships of I Care4Kids and ways we can all work together to help fill in the gaps when kids enter into foster care. Presenters: Khadija Walker Fobbs and Will Fobbs, dynamic leaders of The New Foster Care. All are encouraged to bring almost new Halloween costumes (no masks or violence theme) to give to children in foster care. Our goal is 100 costumes. Contact: Peggy Fisher-Kmieciak, pfk75@hotmail.com; Sheila Henderson, rjsah@sbcglobal.net

October, TBD Northwestern Wayne County, Hartford Memorial Baptist Church

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 5-7 PM HEART OF DETROIT FCC, Fellowship Chapel, 7707 W. Outer Drive, Detroit TOPIC: Speaker: Contact director Berlinda Good, 248-875-3181, bgood20@aol.com



Blessings,


2019 Prostate Cancer Survivors Golf Outing

Its that time of year again!

Its that time of year again!

***ONLY $50 PER GOLFER***

Friday, August 16, 2019 staring at 8:00 a.m. at Idyl Wyld Golf Course, Livonia, Michigan

Hole-in-One contest on each Par 3 insured by American Hole In One Insurance Company with Grand Prize: 2018 Ford Focus from Avis Ford Southfield

Individual Low Gross Score

Mens and Women’s flights

Mens & Women’s Longest Drive and Closest to the Pin Contests

Skins Pot

Lunch at the turn

Dinner Banquet at the 19th Hole

Silent Auction

Trophies, Door Prizes

Reserve your spot by clicking the photo above or emailing your name, phone number, address and the names of any golfers in your party to cuyfddetroit@gmail.com & we’ll see you there!!

HOW COMMON IS PROSTATE CANCER?

Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men. The American Cancer Society’s estimates for prostate cancer in the United States for 2017 are:

  • About 161,360 new cases of prostate cancer

  • About 26,730 deaths from prostate cancer

RISK OF PROSTATE CANCER

About 1 man in 7 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime.

Prostate cancer develops mainly in older men. About 6 cases in 10 are diagnosed in men aged 65 or older, and it is rare before age 40. The average age at the time of diagnosis is about 66.

DEATHS FROM PROSTATE CANCER

Prostate cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death in American men, behind lung cancer and colorectal cancer. About 1 man in 39 will die of prostate cancer.

Prostate cancer can be a serious disease, but most men diagnosed with prostate cancer do not die from it. In fact, more than 2.9 million men in the United States who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point are still alive today.

Come on out next week and join CUYFD as we aim to raise money to donate for Prostate Cancer Research, play some golf, and have a good time!

Sincerely,

Marsialle Arbuckle, Sr.
Executive Director and Prostate Cancer Survivor


Celebrating May as Foster Care Month

Thanks for so many beautiful prom dresses!!! Because of this wonderful network of people who care about our kids in care, we were able to pass along over 175 prom dresses. These are bringing so many smiles to the faces of our young ladies for their special day. Thanks to everyone who contributed:

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Faith Communities Coalition on Foster CareWestern Wayne/Oakland County Region 

On Monday, May 13, 2019 at 6:15 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church of Plymouth, 701 Church St., Plymouth 

Missy Parker-Miller will share the inspiring story of her family and adopted son CJ. From The Attic to Astonishing! is a story of HOPE, STRENGTH, and RESILIENCY that continues! As always we are grateful for representatives of agencies who will be with us to tell us of their needs and how we can support their efforts. We will be accepting donations of backpacks & school supplies as well as bedding for 60 twin beds at this meeting.  Please see BEDDING FOR KIDS below for more details.Any Questions contact:Sheila Henderson 248-756-4721  (rjsah@sbc.global.net)Peggy Fisher-Kmieciak 734-953-1044 (pfk75@hotmail.com)

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WHAT'S IT LIKE NOT TO HAVE A BED TO SLEEP ON?How can a child be alert for school and other activities when they don't have a good night's rest? BEDDING FOR KIDSWe need your help to collect 60 twin-size "Bedding in a Bag" children's bedding sets by May 30, 2019. Various organizations are providing more than 15 beds and bedding sets to at-risk children every week.  These go for children in the foster care system, transitioning from being homeless, and for other children living in poverty.  Together we can provide some of these needed bedding sets for our kids!  These new sets (including bedspread, sheets and pillow case) are available at Kohl's, Walmart, Burlington and other stores, both in-store and online. Standard pricing starts around $40.00-$50.00, but some can be found on sale, clearance or through special promotions for less than $35.00. Checks of any amount can be made out to FCC with "Bedding for foster kids" in memo. Please contact Rev. Kate Thoresen, 248-835-8151 or katethoresen@fpcbirmingham.org  for more details. These can also be dropped off at our Faith Communities Coalition on Foster Care office at First Presbyterian Church, 1669 West Maple Road, Birmingham, Room 132************************************************************************** Care packages for Wayne State Transitioning into Independence Students from First Presbyterian Church of Plymouth


Upcoming Meetings

Tuesday, May 21, 6:30 pm Macomb County FCC Region, Renewal Church 11174 E. Thirteen Mile Rd., Warren, 48088. Meets the third Tuesday every other month. Contacts: Pastor Wayne Stapleton,  wstapleton@renewalwarren.com, Susan Foster, lily503@yahoo.com  May Golf Outing Northern Michigan FCC Region: Our Golf Outing was switched to September 19, 2019.  This year it will be a fundraiser, with proceeds going to the local foster care workers to use with the foster families. The outing includes 18-holes of golf. A meal, plus hole sponsors, prizes, raffles, drawings, etc. Interested? Contact Marc Morrell, morrellm@michigan.gov, or call 989-395-2144.

Tuesday, June 4, 5:00-7:00 PM, Heart of Detroit FCC, held in conjunction with The Michigan Children's Law Center and the Adoption and Foster Care Outreach of Fellowship Chapel, 7707 West Outer Drive, Detroit, Mi, 48219.   Theme: National/International Children's Day with Kesho Scott PHD., Professor of Grinnell College, previously Owner of International Adoption Agency, and an Adoptive Mother.  For more information contact Berlinda Good, coordinator, bgood20@aol.com. All Wayne County child welfare organizations are invited to display their materials and share information
June 27, 2019 Northern Michigan FCC Region Foster Parent Appreciation Picnic for the Otsego/Crawford/Oscoda County Foster / adoptive Parents.  This event is held at the Otsego Lake Township Park Pavilion, playground, water splash pad for kids, etc.  Anyone that would like to attend, including potential people interested in knowing more about foster care, can RSVP me at morrellm@michigan.gov, or call 989-395-2144.
September 19, 2019 Northern Michigan FCC Region GOLF OUTING. This year it will be a fundraiser, with proceeds going to the local foster care workers to use with the foster families.    There will be a cost involved for each team, that will include 18-holes of golf and meal.  We will also have hole sponsors, prizes, raffles, drawings, etc.  For more information contact morrellm@michigan.gov, or call 989-395-2144.

Medication Take Back Event

The Coalition for Urban Youth and Family Development has partnered with The Northwest Activities Center, OPEN Michigan, the DEA, and the Detroit Police Department to collect unused medications. We can protect children form accidental poisoning by disposing of unused and expired medications.

As we know from previous research, many people will not dispose of their medications otherwise, increasing the potential that they are diverted into our community and waterways. Increasing safe and convenient opportunities for community members to dispose of their unused and leftover medications is essential for preventing opioid abuse before it begins. Take back events are a great opportunity for community organizations and passionate individuals to come together to make a difference in their local community.

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April Faith Communities Coalition on Foster Care News

Dear Friends of Our Kids in Care,


RUMMAGE SALE ALERT:  2019 United Methodist Women's Association Rummage Sale
First United Methodist Church1589 West Maple Road, Birmingham Michigan 48009
Wednesday, May 1, 6-9 PM Thursday, May2, 10 AM-3 PM   Friday, May 3, 9-11 AM  (Bag Day)


For those of you who live in Southeast Michigan, it would be worth your while to check out this gigantic rummage sale. There are great buys for you and those your serve.  Here's a list of some of the bargains:  Books/DVDs, Women's clothing, Accessories for women such as purses, scarves, belts, etc.,Maternity clothes, Shoes and boots for men and women, All men's clothing, including belts, ties, hats etc., Coats for men and women, Logo t-shirts-sports teams, colleges, etc., Clothing for infants to teens,  Draperies,   Electronics( Wide variety of items such as lamps, radios, vacuums, electric cookware, fans and much more),  Home Stuff-An eclectic collection of items found around the home including furniture, rugs and luggage,  Housewares-Large variety of dishes, cookware, glasses, silverware, vases, etc., Intimates/Active Wear for women, Linens, Picture Frames, Sewing/Crafts,  Sporting Equipment, Toys  

PLEASE NOTE that this rummage sale does not accept donations of baby equipment such as cribs, bassinets, strollers, high chairs, seats, gates, pack'n plays, etc. because these items are subject to safety recalls.   

BEDDING FOR KIDSWhat is it like not to have a bed to sleep on?How can a child have a good night's rest and then be alert for school and other activities?   

Organizations such as the Furniture Bank of Southeastern Michigan, The New Foster Care  organization plus Sleep in Heavenly Peace are providing more than 15 beds and bedding sets to at-risk children every week.  These go for children in the foster care system, transitioning from being homeless, and for other children living in poverty.      

We need your help to collect 60 twin-size "Bedding in a Bag" children's bedding sets by May 30, 2019. These complete 5-piece sets are available at Kohl's, Walmart, Burlington and other stores, (both in-store and online), with standard pricing for some between $29.00 and $35.00 per set, and with occasional clearance or promotional pricing. These can be dropped off at our local FCC regional meetings or at our Faith Communities Coalition on Foster Care office at First Presbyterian Church, 1669 West Maple Road, Birmingham.  

MEETINGS COMING UP

Thanks to our great Coordinators and Hosts!
Thursday April 18, 2019 5:30 PM Northern Michigan FCC Region, First Presbyterian Church of Gaylord, 513 Charles Brink Road, Gaylord, 49735. 5:30-6:00 PM Potluck theme: Luau followed by a 6:00-7:30 PM Parent Meeting / Training. Children gather separately from 6:00-7:30 PM with activities and games sponsored by the church. PLEASE RSVP at least 7 days prior to each monthly meeting / event.  Contact Lori Hunt 989-370-6831, Marc Morrell 989-395-2144, or Donna Mooney 989-798-4762 to complete your RSVP.  DHHS may also complete phone call / emails / and-or text message as a reminder.   Please feel free to contact us with any questions. Meets third Thursdays of every month.      

TOPIC: Prime For Life is an Evidence-based experience helping people making high-risk Alcohol or drug choices to accept the need to change their attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors.           

Motivational Interviewing and cognitive-behavior methods are woven into the program.  Every element is designed to promote change and reduce problems.           

Presenter: Lynda Rutkowski, Catholic Human Services

 Tuesday, May 7, 5:00-7:00 PM, Heart of Detroit FCC, held in conjunction with The Michigan Children's Law Center and the Adoption and Foster Care Outreach of Fellowship Chapel, 7707 West Outer Drive, Detroit, Mi, 48219.  Berlinda Good, coordinator, bgood20@aol.com. All Wayne County child welfare organizations are invited to display their materials and share information. Theme: National Foster Care Month with speaker the Honorable Judge Karen Braxton.

May TBD Northern Michigan FCC, ANNUAL GOLF OUTING. Contact Lori Hunt 989-370-6831, Marc Morrell 989-395-2144, or Donna Mooney 989-798-4762 to complete your RSVP.  DHHS may also complete phone call / emails / and-or text message as a reminder.   Please feel free to contact us with any questions. Meets third Thursdays of every month. TOPIC: Golf Outing at Grayling Country Club, date to be announced. 

Monday, May 13, 6:15 pm. Western Wayne Oakland Region, First Presbyterian Church, 701 Church St, Plymouth

We are thrilled to have Missy Miller-Parker with us. She will be sharing the story of the journey she has shared with her adopted son who had been held captive in an attic for years. He suffered unimaginable abuse for five years until his mother and boyfriend were discovered and arrested. The police were able to track down his biological father who had just married Missy. Missy and his father focused on learning how to help him heal, get an education and learn of God's love for him.  His story RESILIENCY and HOPE was featured on WXYZ News on August 3, 2017.  You can read this amazing story on line and hear what it was like for Missy in person at this meeting. Please join us ....and as always, agencies are invited to display materials and share their Lists of Needs for the children and youth they serve.Coordinators: Sheila Henderson 248-756-4721 (rjsah@sbc.global.net) Peggy Fisher-Kmieciak 734-953-1044 (pfk75@hotmail.com)

Tuesday, May 21, 6:30 pm Macomb County FCC Region, Renewal Church 11174 E. Thirteen Mile Rd., Warren, 48088. Meets the third Tuesday every other month. Contacts: Pastor Wayne Stapleton, wstapleton@renewalwarren.com,Susan Foster, lily503@yahoo.com  

Tuesday, June 4, 5:00-7:00 PM, Heart of Detroit FCC, held in conjunction with The Michigan Children's Law Center and the Adoption and Foster Care Outreach of Fellowship Chapel, 7707 West Outer Drive, Detroit, Mi, 48219.   Theme: National/International Children's Day with Kesho Scott PHD.,Professor of Grinnell College, previously Owner of International Adoption Agency, and an Adoptive Mother.  For more information contact Berlinda Good, coordinator, bgood20@aol.com. All Wayne County child welfare organizations are invited to display their materials and share information

March Faith Communities Coalition News

So many good things continue to unfold on behalf of our 13,000 Michigan children, youth and families involved in foster care! 

For example, the dynamic Fostering Success program that originated at Western Michigan University is now organized through Karie Ward of The New Foster Care Organization!  Please check out their web site for all of their activities, resources and ways we can connect together to make positive impacts on the lives of our kids:  Karie Ward, MSW, karie@thenewfostercare.org

Director, Fostering Success Michigan, www.FosteringSuccessMichigan.com; Cell: (269)823-4104

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Thanks to this network, we've also heard about another organization devoted to our kids, "Overcoming Odds. " Here's a link to their website: https://www.overcomingodds.today  On March 16th, Overcoming Odds will be hosting a conference, "Seeing is Believing" to elevate the voices of local adoptees and foster youth. Says founder and director, Oleg Lougheed, "Come join us at this day long conference to help you unleash your unique abilities to surpass your own limitations and create the quality of life you desire. Take the next step and reserve your seat today." For more information, please check out the fact sheet below.

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HOPE YOU CAN MAKE IT TO ONE OF THESE UPCOMING FAITH COMMUNITIES COALITION MEETINGS IN MARCH AND APRIL.

YOU WILL MEET SOME AMAZING AND DEDICATED PEOPLE

WHO SHARE THEIR PASSION TO SUPPORT OUR KIDS IN CARE:

Faith Communities Coalition on Foster Care- 

Western Wayne Oakland Region

March 4th, 2019, 6:15 p.m.

 First Presbyterian Church, 701 Church St., Plymouth

The Honorable Frank Szymanski, Juvenile Court of the Third Circuit Court explains a new model to work together to support children and families at risk:

"The 3rd Circuit Court Juvenile Division is flooded with traumatized children and families facing extreme challenges brought on by poverty, mental health issues, domestic violence and substance abuse on a daily basis. Repeated traumatic events make the concept of a "normal" childhood impossible for children in these families and research indicates that experiencing these events in childhood leads to increased rates of teen pregnancy, substance abuse, illiteracy, chronic absenteeism and school dropouts, which in turn leads to higher rates of crime, poverty and homelessness, the ultimate plagues to our communities.

The Juvenile Division handles cases of parental neglect and abuse, and juvenile crime. While there are Department of Health and Human Services caseworkers, and probation officers, assigned to provide assistance and guidance in these cases, but they can only do so much and much more needs to be done to give these children and families a fighting chance. The best way to help these families is to be face to face in the neighborhoods where they live. To that end the Juvenile Division Judicial Engagement Team led by Judge Frank Szymanski and Deputy Court Administrator Richard Smart is working to develop a network to allow volunteers to help in cases where a family needs assistance with moving, or clothing, or furniture, or housing, or other needs. Mentors for youth and parents can be especially helpful because many of these cases are the result of generational neglect. It can make a world of difference to these families to know there is someone nearby who cares and is willing to help."

DON'T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN HOW WE CAN SUPPORT

 CHILDREN AND FAMILIES!!!

As always representatives from agencies serving children and families in the foster care system will be with us to update us about needs and ideas.

Any Questions contact:Sheila Henderson 248-756-4721 (rjsah@sbc.global.net)  Peggy Fisher-Kmieciak  at 734-953-1044 (pfk75@hotmail.com)


Tuesday, March 5 at 5:00-7:00 PM, Heart of Detroit FCC held in conjunction with The Michigan Children's Law Center and the Adoption and Foster Care Outreach of Fellowship Chapel, 7707 West Outer Drive, Detroit, Mi, 48219.  Berlinda Good, coordinator, bgood20@aol.com . The Hon Judge Deborah Thomas will present on Expungements for our Aging Out Youths and Adults.

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Tuesday, March 19, 6:30 pm Macomb County FCC Region, 

Renewal Church 11174 E. Thirteen Mile Rd., Warren, 48088. Meets the third Tuesday every other month. Contacts: Pastor Wayne Stapleton,  wstapleton@renewalwarren.com, Susan Foster, lily503@yahoo.com  

Thursday, March 21, 2019 5:30 PM Northern Michigan FCC, First Presbyterian Church of Gaylord, 513 Charles Brink Road, Gaylord, 49735. 5:30-6:00 PM Potluck theme: Cold cuts and finger foods, followed by a 6:00-7:30 PM Parent Meeting/Training. Children gather separately from 6:00-7:30 PM with activities and games sponsored by the church. PLEASE RSVP at least 7 days prior to each monthly meeting/event.  Contact Lori Hunt 989-370-6831, Marc Morrell 989-395-2144, or Donna Mooney 989-798-4762 to complete your RSVP.  DHHS may also complete phone call/emails/and-or text message as a reminder. Please feel free to contact us with any questions. Meets third Thursdays of every month.

TOPIC: OPEN FORMAT-Come prepared to discuss a current challenge.

Tuesday, April 2, 5:00-7:00 PM, Heart of Detroit FCC held in conjunction with The Michigan Children's Law Center and the Adoption and Foster Care Outreach of Fellowship Chapel, 7707 West Outer Drive, Detroit, MI, 48219.  Berlinda Good, coordinator, bgood20@aol.com. All Wayne County child welfare organizations are invited to display their materials and share information. Free Prom or Homecoming gowns for our girls in Foster Care. Theme: National Prevent Child Abuse Month. Keynote Jurist, The Hon Judge Vonda Evans (retired) will present on Felony Child Abuse Cases n preventive measures. Panel includes Attorney Wyatt Harris and Attorney Janice Burns....both represented the Freezer Mom case...Free prom/homecoming dresses will be available for our young ladies in foster care.

Thursday April 18, 2019 5:30 PM Northern Michigan FCC, First Presbyterian Church of Gaylord, 513 Charles Brink Road, Gaylord, 49735. 5:30-6:00 PM Potluck theme: Luau followed by a 6:00-7:30 PM Parent Meeting / Training. Children gather separately from 6:00-7:30 PM with activities and games sponsored by the church. PLEASE RSVP at least 7 days prior to each monthly meeting / event.  Contact Lori Hunt 989-370-6831, Marc Morrell 989-395-2144, or Donna Mooney 989-798-4762 to complete your RSVP.  DHHS may also complete phone call / emails / and-or text message as a reminder.   Please feel free to contact us with any questions. Meets third Thursdays of every month.

 TOPIC: Prime For Life is an Evidence-based experience helping people making high-risk      Alcohol or drug choices to accept the need to change their attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors.

Motivational Interviewing and cognitive-behavior methods are woven into the program.  Every element is designed to promote change and reduce problems.

 Presenter: Lynda Rutkowski, Catholic Human Services

Table Talk Summit

We invite you to be a part of this community's first "Table Talk Summit", to join the voices with those who matter the most and have the most at stake during the upcoming "Push by Big Business to flood our communities witharijuana products.  

Big money is looking to earn enormous profits from our citizens and communities with no plan to return anything of value.  

Come join us and be the difference maker! 

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SURVIVORS DAY 2018

Survivor Day is the one day a year when people affected by suicide loss gather around the world at events in their local communities to find comfort and gain understanding as they share stories of healing and hope.

On Saturday, November 17, 2018, loss survivors will gather around the globe in small and large events while growing together in their grief journey.

Each event is unique and offers various programming, however each event site will feature an AFSP produced documentary that offers a message of growth, resilience and connection.

CLICK THE PICTURE TO REGISTER FOR THE EVENT

CLICK THE PICTURE TO REGISTER FOR THE EVENT

2018 SUBSTANCE ABUSE SUMMIT: REBUILDING THE VILLAGE: ONE DAY AT A TIME

The Empowerment Zone Coalition (EZC) and The Coalition for Urban Youth and Family Development invites you to the "Collective Call to Action" 2018 Substance Abuse Summit. This year's primary focus is to explore drugs and drug-related issues that impact youth. We will discuss and formulate solutions that may be used across all sectors of the community. The Summit will challenge those in attendance to embrace a multiple-strategy approach and utilize information to become actively involved in changing social norms to create drug-free, healthy and safe communities. The Summit also will include dynamite keynote speaker, guest speakers, breakout workshops, continental breakfast, lunch, pending continuing education units (CEUs). A special contribution from The Center for Urban Youth and Family Development will include a presentation by our program director Marseille Arbuckle, Jr. discussing Suicide and Substance Abuse.

Join us for this exciting event! Together, we can make a difference.

The Summit is partially funded by the Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority and Drug Free Communities Support Grant, SAMHSA/CSAP

CLICK THE PICTURE TO REGISTER

CLICK THE PICTURE TO REGISTER

PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.2 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.

The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.2 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.

The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.

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CUYFD Awarded with 2018 DFC Grant!

The Center for Urban Youth and Family Development is pleased to announce that the Coalition for Urban Youth and Family Development has received a 5-year, $125,000 grant from the Office of National Drug Control Policy. The DFC Program provides grants to community coalitions to strengthen the infrastructure among local partners to create and sustain a reduction in local youth substance use. These funds will support CUYFD’s efforts to mobilize our community to prevent youth substance abuse.

The Coalition for Urban Youth and Family Development is a Drug Free community coalition working together for the greater good of Detroit’s Westside. Our mission is to improve outcomes for west side Detroit youth and their families by establishing and strengthening community collaboratives that promote positive youth development and community revitalization through the prevention of youth substance abuse and other problem behaviors.

For more information about The Coalition for Urban Youth and Family Development check out the website and make sure to follow us on instagram and twitter and like the facebook page!