A voluntary, county-wide collaboration focused on improving health,
health equity, and health care for Washtenaw's low-income, uninsured,
underinsured, and underrepresented populations.
Congratulations to the Recovery Opioid Overdose Team (ROOT), a program of Home of New Vision! ROOT works with several partner organizations, including Huron Valley Ambulance, Trinity Health Ann Arbor, Michigan Medicine, the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office, and local emergency departments to provide support to those who have overdosed within 24-72 hours of the incident.
The WHI sunsets two projects: MMOE and UNITE. In November, the steering committee voted to sunset the Medicaid and Marketplace Outreach and Enrollment (MMOE) workgroup and the Unified Needs Assessment and Implementation Plan Team Engagement (UNITE) project. Both groups have built strong networks and accomplished their initial goals. Learn more about their work, partners, and history.
In this video, Washtenew County Health Officer Jimena Loveluck shares tips for a healthier fall. 1) If you don’t feel well, avoid being around others. 2) Get an updated booster and stay up-to-date on your COVID vaccines. 3) Get a flu shot! 4) Stay COVID-prepared. 5) Keep up with general healthy habits, like scheduling a primary care appointment.
Year founded: 1996
Mission: To create a community that is free from stigma towards substance use disorder by bridging the gap between addiction and recovery through education, advocacy, and awareness.

Key focus areas: Substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and recovery supports for people with SUD and their loved ones.
Adolescent treatment: Individual counseling to youth ages 14-17 designed to assist them in ending alcohol and/or substance use and developing healthy coping skills.

Assessment and referral program: Psychosocial diagnostic assessments and, if appropriate, referrals to treatment, education/prevention, legal, mental health, family, and medical services.

Clinical services: Outpatient, individualized, long-term withdrawal and recovery services, individual and group therapy, residential treatment, integrated treatment, and specialty programs for pregnant and parenting women.

Community engagement events: Social events with activities and food for people in the recovery community.
Early intervention: Four programs designed to help individuals meet their goals.

Engagement center: A short-term crisis center where people in crisis from a substance use disorder can come to stabilize and access things like meals and a shower while talking through their situation with caring staff and volunteers. 

Recovery housing: A safe, structured, and supported living environment that fosters personal, spiritual, and emotional growth.

Recovery support services: Case management and recovery coaching support.

Chief Executive Officer: Glynis Anderson
Address: 3115 Professional Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Phone: 734-975-1602
Twitter: @homeofnewvision
Instagram: @homeofnewvision
News of Note
Grant Opportunities
Department of Health and Human Services, Family Engagement and Leadership in Systems of Care. Deadline: January 3, 2023

Michigan Health Endowment Fund. Maternal and Child Health grant. Deadline: January 10, 2023.

Michigan Medicine. Community Health Services grant. Deadline: January 20, 2023

Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan. Nonprofit general grant. Deadline: February 15, 2023.
Community Resources
Free COVID-19 treatment is available through a new Washtenaw County program. Learn more.

NAMI Washtenaw County's new mental health resource guide, Taking Care, is available for free download. Download now.

MMAP provides free, unbiased resources to help you navigate Medicare and Medicaid. Learn more.

Trinity Health Ann Arbor offers a free web series on plant-based cooking. Contact the Lifestyle Medicine team at [email protected].

Washtenaw County Health Department gives tips on how to keep holiday gatherings safe. Read.

Washtenaw Community College, in partnership with WISD, is hosting free English as a second language (ESL) classes. Contact Ruth at [email protected].
The Shelter Association of Washtenaw County (SAWC) provides emergency shelter for homeless individuals during the winter months. Learn more.

Waitlist applications are now open for New Parkridge and Strong Future Homes for 1, 2, 3, and 4 bedroom rent subsidized apartments. Apply.

Assistance is available to Ann Arbor Public School families and students through the Winter Giving Resources program. Learn more.

Schedule a non-emergent, medically-necessary ambulance transport transport through Huron Valley Ambulance. Schedule now.

Washtenaw County identifies where to get Naloxone, a medication designed to reverse an opioid overdose. Learn more.

Waitlist applications are now open for 2023 Ypsilanti YMCA Child Development Center programs. Sign up.
COVID-19 information

Washtenaw County COVID-19 information. Learn more.

COVID-19 cases in Washtenaw County. Read.
Are you or a loved one in need of a ride to a COVID-19 vaccination appointment? Read.
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