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October 2017
FREE

VETERANS CONNECTION VETERAN’S GROUP

October 11, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Our Savior Lutheran Church Humunity Center, 1132 W. Southern Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49441 United States

Come join a support group open to all Veterans with disabilities regardless of branch of service, length of service, rank, gender, or type of disability. (Free lite lunch served)
GROUP MEETS THE 2ND WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH FROM 1:00PM – 2:30PM.

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FREE

MI ABLE Account Presentation

October 18, 2017 @ 1:00 am - 2:30 pm
Our Savior Lutheran Church Humunity Center, 1132 W. Southern Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49441 United States

ABLE – Achieving a Better Life Experience

Learn all about the tax-free MI ABLE Account and how it lets people with disabilities save some money without affecting their benefits!

Special Guest Speaker – Scott de Varona MBA, MI Department of Treasury

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FREE

Utilities Assistance Community Workshop

October 31, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Michigan Works, 316 Morris Avenue
Muskegon, 49440

UTILITIES: Marissa Boerman, Client Service Manager at TrueNorth Community Services will present strategies and types of assistance to prepare for the upcoming cold weather season. Also, learn how to meet your immediate energy needs and to control energy costs for years to come. This is a Free event. We hope to see you there! Please call Lisa Sullivan at 231-332-4033 for more information.

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December 2017

CONSUMER HOLIDAY LUNCHEON & COOKIE EXCHANGE

December 13, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Our Savior Lutheran Church Humunity Center, 1132 W. Southern Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49441 United States
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INVITING ALL OF OUR CONSUMERS, VOLUNTEERS, INTERNS & PEER GROUP MEMBERS PLEASE JOIN US FOR OUR ANNUAL HOLIDAY LUNCHEON & COOKIE EXCHANGE

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FREE

Advocacy & Activism – Claiming the Disability Voice in West Michigan

December 19, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Our Savior Lutheran Church Humunity Center, 1132 W. Southern Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49441 United States

Advocacy & Activism: Claiming the Disability Voice in West Michigan – Part III: Building Community

Please join us for our third disability rights advocacy event! Please note the new location, and let us know if you have any questions or need any accommodations to participate.

When: December 19, 2017 @ 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

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January 2018

Disability Justice League of West Michigan (Previously known as Advocacy & Activism)

January 26 @ 1:15 pm
HumUnity Center at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1132 W. Southern Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49441 United States

The Disability Justice League West Michigan is a collective group of people with disabilities and our allies committed to disability rights and disability justice in the West Michigan area. This group will be consumer controlled (disability-led) with room for every type of advocate and every kind of advocate is needed! Support is provided by Disability Network West Michigan, Peer Action Alliance and the HumUnity Center.

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Self-Advocacy trainings are scheduled across Michigan

January 31 @ 2:00 pm
Pioneer Resources – Building C, 1145 East Wesley Ave
Muskegon, MI 49442 United States

Join Brett Williams Public Policy Analyst for the DD Council, for a FREE training on Self-Advocacy skills and learn more about Self Advocates of Michigan, the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council, and how to take part Legislative Day 2018 on March 6th! The trainings are scheduled across the state.

January 31, 2018

Pioneer Resources- Building C

1145 East Wesley Ave.

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February 2018
FREE

STRONGER TOGETHER WOMEN’S PEER GROUP

February 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Recovery Cooperative, 1871 Peck Street
Muskegon, 49441

The purpose of our group is to connect, educate and support women of all ages, backgrounds and disabilities. This is a safe place to unite, ask questions, share ideas, insights and experiences and learn from each other.

We meet at Recovery Cooperative located at 1871 Peck Street across from Marsh Field. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at noon.

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FREE

VETERANS CONNECTION PEER GROUP

February 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
United Way, 31 E. Clay Ave.
Muskegon, 49440 United States

Come join a peer group open to all Veterans with disabilities regardless of branch of service, length of service, rank, gender, or type of disability. (Free lite lunch served) GROUP MEETS THE 2ND WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH FROM 1:00PM – 2:30PM.

THIS MONTH – Special Guest: Lisa Mathis VA Case Manager housing opportunities and benefits.

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FREE

CIVIL RIGHTS TO DISABILITY RIGHTS WEBINAR

February 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
United Way, 31 E. Clay Ave.
Muskegon, 49440 United States

The quest for social equality for people who have disabilities is a story that begins in the earliest years of the American experience. Marked by both great achievement as well as some of the darkest policies imaginable, the struggle to remove physical, institutional, and attitudinal barriers faced by people who have disabilities is a dynamic story of disappointment and perseverance that continues to today.

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