Resources

Links to several outside agencies:

AARP
www.aarp.org
AARP is dedicated to enhancing quality of life for all as we age. We lead positive social change and deliver value to members through information, advocacy and service.

Area Agency on Aging
www.aaa1b.org
Programs, resources and services from the AAA 1-B support older adults and help them live safely and comfortably at home.

Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly
www.carie.org
CARIE improves the well being, rights and autonomy of older persons through advocacy, education, and action – through a “case to cause” model of advocacy that serves to promote equal access to justice and addresses problems and issues on both the individual and the systemic levels.

Food Gatherers
www.foodgatherers.org
Food gatherers exists to alleviate hunger and address its causes in our community by: reducing food waste through the rescue and distribution of perishable and non perishable food; coordinating with other hunger relief providers; educating the public about hunger; and developing new food resources.

Full Circle Community Center Facebook Page
www.facebook.com
Full Circle Community Center in Ypsilanti provides social, recreational and personal growth opportunities for adults living with mental illness in Washtenaw County.

Gleaners Community Food Bank
www.gcfb.org
Gleaners Community Food Bank, in collaboration with its member agencies, other area food banks and America’s Second Harvest organizations, and with broad community backing and support, provides surplus donated and low cost food and related personal care products to people in need in southeastern Michigan. In so doing, Gleaners is committed to adopting best practices and cost-effective systems and procedures to achieve the highest possible return on its human and financial resources. Gleaners fulfills its role with a sense of compassion and urgency, recognizing that in many instances, it is the only source of emergency food for persons in need.

Health Resources and Services Administration
www.hrsa.gov
HRSA provides national leadership, program resources and services needed to improve access to culturally competent, quality health care.

Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
www.bbrfoundation.org
The Brain and Behavior Research Foundation is committed to alleviating the suffering caused by mental illness by awarding grants that will lead to advances and breakthroughs in scientific research.

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
www.nami.org
NAMI is dedicated to the eradication of mental illnesses and to the improvement of the quality of life of all whose lives are affected by these diseases.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
www.drugabuse.gov
NIAAA provides leadership in the national effort to reduce alcohol-related problems by: Conducting and supporting research in a wide range of scientific areas including genetics, neuroscience, epidemiology, health risks and benefits of alcohol consumption, prevention, and treatment; Coordinating and collaborating with other research institutes and Federal Programs on alcohol-related issues ; Collaborating with international, national, state, and local institutions, organizations, agencies, and programs engaged in alcohol-related work ; Translating and disseminating research findings to health care providers, researchers, policymakers, and the public.

National Institute on Drug Abuse
www.nida.nih.gov
NIDA’s mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction.

National Institute of Health
www.nih.gov
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the US Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research. Helping to lead the way toward important medical discoveries that improve people’s health and save lives, NIH scientists investigate ways to prevent disease as well as the causes, treatments, and even cures for common and rare diseases.

National Institute of Mental Health
www.nimh.nih.gov
Reducing the burden of mental illness and behavioral disorders through research on mind, brain, and behavior

Oakland County Michigan
www.oakgov.com

Packard Community Clinic
www.packardhealth.org
Packard Community Clinic serves as a center of universal access to high quality, family based health care for individuals in the Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti community and surrounding areas, regardless of ability to pay.

Shelter Association of Washtenaw County
www.annarborshelter.org
The Shelter Association provides temporary shelter and supportive services in a safe and caring environment and works with the community to allocate the necessary resources to meet the needs of individual adults who are homeless.

Social Security Administration
www.ssa.gov
To advance the economic security of the nation’s people through compassionate and vigilant leadership in shaping and managing America’s Social Security programs.

State of Michigan Department of Community Health
www.michigan.gov/mdch
Michigan’s Department of Community Health (MDCH) strives for a healthier Michigan. To that end, the department will: promote access to the broadest possible range of quality services and supports; take steps to prevent disease, promote wellness and improve quality of life; and strive for the delivery of those services and supports in a fiscally prudent manner.

State of Michigan Department of Human Services
www.michigan.gov/dhs
The Department of Human Services (DHS) is Michigan’s public assistance, child and family welfare agency.

Turner Geriatric Clinic
www.med.umich.edu/geriatrics/patient/turner.htm
The University of Michigan Geriatrics Center seeks to increase the span of healthy, active life for older adults through interdisciplinary clinical care, education, research and community service.

Washtenaw County Michigan
www.ewashtenaw.org
Washtenaw County, Michigan’s new connection to you and to the future of public service.