* This program is only available in Lenawee County
Community Action of Lenawee County provides programs to empower migrant workers who seasonally tend farms in the area and may need information regarding health care, immunizations, literacy and translations. Migrant Outreach Services provides the following services to people in Lenawee County: Health Information and Screening Compartiendo La Infomacion Sobre La Salud y Pantacion W.I.C. (Women, Infants & Children) Sevicios Para La Mujer Y Su Bebe Conflict Resolution Prevencion De Discusiones Emergency Aid Asistancia de Emergencia.
Who Is Eligible?
Migrant families in the local migrant communities.
The Migrant Outreach Services program collaborated with a team of volunteer students from the University of Michigan and certified 200 migrant farm workers to handle pesticides. This certification not only increased the pay per hour for each worker but also provided extensive education and awareness in the health hazards of pesticides.
- To provide medical aid, Migrant outreach Services takes a weekly health clinic to the migrant camps in Lenawee County during the summer months.
- Lenawee County has 5 migrant camps.
- In one year, volunteer health care staff from the U of M donated 933 hours, with a value of $34,853, to the migrant camps.
Q & A
Q: What is the purpose of Migrant Outreach Services?
A: To provide general and mental health services along with general information to migrant workers in local migrant communities in Lenawee and Washtenaw counties.
Q: What are problems and issues that migrant workers may have?
A: Stress, anxiety, family problems, infant/parent issues and basic needs such as food and clothing. Migrant Outreach workers will go into migrant camps regularly and will work with other organizations to make sure needs that can't be directly handled within our agency are referred to the appropriate resources.
Q: What other migrant organizations are there?
A: CAA is active in the Migrant Resource Council, and Legal Services of Southeastern Michigan.
For more information email Bfenby@caajlh.org or contact Community Action Agency
at 517-263-7861 or 800-438-1845