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IN NEED OF ASSISTANCE?

Simply dial 2-1-1 or text your zip code to 898211 to receive information on resources for healthcare, childcare, utilities, and more.  If you are in need of services provided in the community throughout Saginaw County regarding food distributions, meals, agencies providing diapers, formula, senior services please call 211. 

Dial 2-1-1 on your phone, text your zip code to 898211 or visit https://www.211nemichigan.org/  for an up to date list of agencies that can help.

 

FOR RESOURCES ON COVID19   

 

Saginaw County Public Health visit https://www.saginawpublichealth.org/ for more information.  

What to do if you believe that you have been exposed to COVID-19.

Interested in subscribing to receive email updates about COVID-19 click on the link below.
http://eepurl.com/gWr3PD

 

 

Blue Cross Webinar: Navigating Coronavirus - view

Centers for Disease Control www.cdc.gov/Coronavirus

Michigan.gov – www.michigan.gov/coronavirus

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services – www.michigan.gov/mdhhs

MDHHS Hotline - 1-888-535-6136 (8am-5pm, 7 days a week)

World Health Organization -  www.who.int​

State of Michigan Updates

Executive Orders & Directives - view

3/19/20 Small Business Taxpayers Provided Tax Assistance – www.michigan.gov/treasury  ​

3/17/20 Enhancing Operational Capacity and Efficiency in Hospitals – view 

Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity for Unemployement benefits:  https://www.michigan.gov/leo/0,5863,7-336-78421_97241---,00.html

Federal Updates

Internal Revenue Service Extends Federal Payment Deadline – www.irs.gov/coronavirus

 

RENT ASSISTANCE; HOMELESS PREVENTION & RAPID REHOUSING:

Are you in need of housing assistance due to an eviction notice?

First, go to DHHS to get registered!  You cannot be helped without a SER.

Saginaw County DHHS office is continuing to serve individuals during this time of need. The lobby is closed to those without an appointment, but our staff are continuing to process applications and ensure the safety and well-being of children. Their entryway is stocked with applications, a drop box and phone to contact workers. Individuals in need of assistance can still seek help from our office via telephone or in person appointment.

Once you have been registered through DHHS, call Project Home; Homeless Prevention & Rapid Rehousing.

989.776.0553 to see if you qualify.

 

COMMUNITY RESOURCES AND ASSISTANCE:

Meal Distributions for Children through Saginaw County ISD:  https://www.sisd.cc/District/Blog/1987-Saginaw-County-Food-Distribution-Details.html

 

 

CHILDCARE:

If you work in any essential industry (Police, Firefighting, Healthcare – including impatient food service, custodial staff, etc.) and are in need of care for a child between the ages of 0-12, please visit this link: https://www.helpmegrow-mi.org/essential

Unemployment Assistance:

Starting Sunday, March 29, UIA encourages claimants to file ONLINE based on last name and days of the week to help balance the volume. For ONLINE FILERS: Names A-L are to file online Mon-Wed-Fri and M-Z are to file Sun-Tues-Thurs! Anyone who missed their online day can file on Saturdays.

For CALLS: Last names starting A-L are to call between 8-5 Monday’s or Wednesday’s. People with last names starting M-Z are asked to call Tuesday’s and Thursday’s! Friday’s are open days for anyone to call.

 

Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-10 to temporarily expand eligibility for unemployment benefits. This executive order is effective immediately and until Tuesday, April 14 at 11:59pm. Under the governor's order, unemployment benefits would be extended to:

Workers who have an unanticipated family care responsibility, including those who have childcare responsibilities due to school closures, or those who are forced to care for loved ones who become ill.

Workers who are sick, quarantined, or immunocompromised and who do not have access to paid family and medical leave or are laid off.

First responders in the public health community who become ill or are quarantined due to exposure to COVID-19. 

The State is also seeking solutions for self-employed workers and independent contractors who traditionally do not have access to unemployment insurance.

Access to benefits for unemployed workers will also be extended:

  1. Benefits will be increased from 20 to 26 weeks. 
  2. The application eligibility period will be increased from 14 to 28 days 
  3. The normal in-person registration and work search requirements will be suspended. 
  4. Eligible employees should apply for unemployment benefits online at https://www.Michigan.gov/UIA or call 1-866-500-0017. A factsheet on how to apply for benefits can be found here

 

Under the order, an employer or employing unit must not be charged for unemployment benefits if their employees become unemployed because of an executive order requiring them to close or limit operations. 

 

Small Business & Non-Profit Assistance:

ATTENTION: Michigan’s Small Business Relief Program Application Available Now

 

Limited grant and low-interest loans are available to eligible businesses affected by COVID-19. An eligible business must be in an industry outlined in Executive Order 2020-20, or any subsequent Executive Order of similar intent (“EO”), or demonstrate it is otherwise affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Questions? If you have any questions, please email questions@SaginawFuture.com or call 989-717-4045. Apply here https://form.jotform.com/200847960210147#SaginawStrong #GreatLakesBay #SmallBusinessRelief

 

 

 

MDHHS Food Assistnace

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, households eligible for food assistance will receive additional benefits in March and April to bring all current SNAP cases to the maximum monthly allowance for that group size.  This change only applies to customers not currently receiving the maximum benefit amount.  350,000 eligible families will see additional food assistance benefits on their Bridge Card by Monday, March 30. Eligible families do not need to re-apply to receive additional benefits. Learn more at https://bit.ly/2UJsnop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

MIBridges

Helping you every step of the way. MI Bridges can help you to access more than 30,000 state and local services across the state. Apply for benefits and programs, manage your case, and explore resources.

 

 

 

 

 

FamilyWize

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