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Getting My Own Address news - October 2014
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Community Events
  

Autism ASK 

 offers classes, social opportunities, and support groups in Waterford, MI.

See fall 2014 class schedule at website 


HADD of Eastern Oakland County  
offers support groups for parents and adults with ADHD, with expert speakers at some meetings. 
See their 2014-2015 schedule here on website

OUCARES 
 offers parent enrichment nights, recreational and vocational classes and social opportunities. See their current offerings here:

 

After Hours Adult Social

October 14,  6-9 p.m.

Location: Oakland Center, Oakland University Campus

   2200 N. Squirrel Road

   Rochester MI, 48309

   Map and directions 

Contact Information

OUCARES

(248) 370-2424

oucares@oakland.edu 

 This is a support group for adults with the diagnosis of Asperger's, high functioning Autism or PDD/NOS.  Come join us for pizza, conversation, cards, games and fun!  

No registration is required, come when you are able. There is no cost to attend this program, however participants must pay for individual video game rentals, pool table or ping-pong table usage.

  

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Check out timely information on free GMOA Overview presentations in Troy and Lansing this month and up coming support group topics.

 
Let us know if there is something you want to know more about!  GMOA@chninc.net

 

Michigan Developmental Disability Council Sponsors Getting My Own Address Overview Presentation

on October 10, in Lansing.

The Getting My Own Address 2-hour overview presentation will be provided during the DD Council's meeting on Friday, October 10, 2014. The meeting begins at 10:45 a.m. and the presentation will begin shortly thereafter. The meeting and presentation are open to the public at no charge. 

Please join us at 201 Townsend St. Lansing, MI 48933 in the first floor conference room.  

Please RSVP via email to Meredith Smith at Smithm10@michigan.gov.

If you have any questions, concerns or need an accommodation to participate in the meeting, please contact Wendy Duke-Littlejohn via email at Dukelittlejohnw@michigan.gov 

or call 517-335-3158.

 

Linda Ronan Brown, Community Housing Network housing resource consultant and parent will present the 2-hour Getting My Own Address Overview presentation 

on October 21, at Community Housing Network's office, 570 Kirts Blvd., Suite 231, Troy, from 6 to 8 p.m. 

This presentation is a great way for you, your family and other support people to learn about the process of long-term housing planning, including the options, choices, and resources available to assist you in living in the community of your choice with supports. Come get the big picture so you can start making a plan to live interdependently outside your family's home. A long-term housing plan will help you get ready for when the time is right. 

This is a free presentation. Individuals with any disability from age 14 through adult are welcome to come with and/or send their families and other support persons to learn how to make a successful long-term housing plan. 

Please RSVP to Linda Ronan Brown at lbrown@chninc.net or 248-269-1346 to insure there is enough seating and hand-outs.

Golf Lane home

Please note: Vacancies in three CHN-owned and/or managed homes

  

1. Please be advised of a unit vacancy in a HUD 811 PRAC project managed by Community Housing Network.  The home is located at:

 

                   8451 Golf Lane Road

                   Commerce Twp., MI 48382

 

This unit is in a single-family residential home and is ready for immediate occupancy for single adult individuals with a qualifying disability as defined by social security, qualify within project income limits, completes the application process, and is eligible to be receiving residential supportive services.

  

2. Please be advised of a unit vacancy in a HUD 811 PRAC project managed by Community Housing Network.  The home is located at:

 

                17409 Nadora

                Southfield, MI 48076

 

This unit is in a newly built, single-family residential home and is ready for immediate occupancy for single adult individuals with a qualifying disability, qualify within project income limits, completes the application process, and is eligible to be receiving residential supportive services.
  
3. Please be advised of four vacant units in a Springhill Housing home managed by Community Housing Network.  The home is located at:

 

                16445 Juliana

                Eastpointe, MI 48021

 

This home is a 4-bedroom/2-bath single-family residential home and is ready for immediate occupancy for single adult individuals with a qualifying disability within the program, qualify within program income limits, and fully completes the application process.  The rent is based on fair market rents for the area.

 

For more information on any of these vacancies and an application packet please contact:

 

Please note: these homes are for for single, adult individuals with low income and qualifying disability 


 

Karla Chambers

Property and Asset Manager

248-269-1321

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GMOA Support Group - Come join us and learn more about these housing topics:

 

Tuesday, October 21

6-8 p.m.
Getting My Own Address Overview Presentation

Linda Ronan Brown, Community Housing Network housing  consultant, will introduce the long-term housing planning process and the many options, choices and decisions involved in creating a successful long- term housing plan for individuals with disabilities. Give yourself a head start on creating and implementing a successful long-term housing plan. Please plan to attend this free presentation that is open to individuals, parents, and professionals.

RSVP to lbrown@chninc.net  by October 20.

 

Tuesday, November 18
6-8 p.m.

Lisa Lepine, J.D., executive director of ARC Services of Macomb, will join us to explain the differences in funding, services and supports in licensed group homes versus unlicensed personal residences.

Early in her career, Lisa acted as the Supported Housing Resource advisor for Macomb Oakland Regional Center, Inc. (MORC). Later, she served as the associate director of Community Housing Network, which included managing the Housing Resource Center.  An attorney, Lisa is a font of information on disability rights and estate planning issues. 

Please bring your questions for an informative evening.


Tuesday, January 20, 2015
6-8 p.m.
Thomas F. Kendziorski, Esq., executive director of The Arc of Oakland County, Inc. will speak to us about the Etheridge Plan, fiscal intermediary services especially in regards to paying supports, and guardianship/DPOA choices.

The EPLAN can ensure consistent follow-up advocacy, in a consultative capacity, for the person with intellectual impairment and/or other developmental disabilities when their parents/families no longer can. Tom will also explain the role of a fiscal intermediary, and guardianship versus durable power of attorney.  

An attorney, Tom is a terrific source of information on these and many other topics. 

 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

6-8 p.m.

Chuck Bratton, CHN Housing Resource manager, will share his knowledge of property management. CHN is the property manager for more than 640 properties in Oakland, Macomb, Wayne and St. Clair counties, including single family and multi-family dwellings, licensed and unlicensed homes (also called personal residences or SIPs). For families developing personal residences, a property management company may be a welcome addition to your team - especially when you are no longer willing or able to provide that service to your son or daughter's home. Come learn about another option for sustainability. 

Chuck is also CHN's source for families seeking individual counseling on creating a long-term housing plan or setting up housing. 

Please bring your questions for an informative session.

 

  • If you have any questions with regards to the upcoming support groups, please contact Linda Ronan Brown at 248-269-1346 or lbrown@chninc.net.
  With support from:
OCCMHA

Community Housing Network | 248-928-0111 | jkorte@chninc.net | http://www.communityhousingnetwork.org
570 Kirts Boulevard, Suite 231
Troy, MI 48084

www.communityhousingnetwork.org


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