Additional Assistance

Assistive Technology Xchange Do you have a used AT item in storage that could really help someone who has a disability? It could be anything from a wheelchair, stair lift, Braille reader, or reacher! If so, just post a classified ad AT Xchange.org.

Congressman Sandy Levin Rep. Sander “Sandy” Levin was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1982. The 12th Congressional District now includes communities in Macomb and Oakland counties and spans from Clinton Township/Mount Clemens and Lake St. Clair to Southfield. He is the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, which has jurisdiction over all tax, trade and economic growth policies and entitlement spending, including Social Security, Medicare, welfare and unemployment compensation. He has served on four of the six Ways and Means Subcommittee (Social Security, Health Care, Income Security and Family Support, Trade) except for the Oversight and Select Revenue Subcommittees.

Federally Qualified Health Clinics Lists all of the federally qualified health clinics by state and zip code. These center provide primany and preventive health and dental services to everyone from infants to the elderly WHETHER INSURED or NOT. Costs for services are based on a sliding scale. About 39% of the people that use these clinics are uninsured. The Oakland county (MI) site is Oakland Primary Health Services, 46 N. Saginaw St. Pontiac, MI 48342 248-322-6747. www.oaklandphs.com .

Find and Compare Health Care Lists a great variety of health care providers in southeast Michigan area with cost information, evaluation by past patients/clients/location, etc.

Free Clinics of Michigan  In 1996, free clinic directors from Michigan and Illinois met to discuss how they might support each other in providing health care to the uninsured. Out of this meeting evolved the Free Clinics of the Great Lake Region-now a seven state network of 250 clinics.

Pantrynet.org An up to date listing of food banks in Michigan. Easily accessed by zip code, the list covers sites in a 5 and 10 mile area radius.

Michigan Cover the Uninsured Network  To expand access to affordable, quality health care and health insurance for uninsured, under-insured and underserved individuals and communities and to promote fundamental improvements in the health status of the people of Michigan.

NeedyMeds An easily accessible site for medication resources.

Oakland Health Department  The Health Division provides health services for the public, businesses and educational communities.

Oakland Livingston Human Services Agency  Many services; older adult services, housing and energy assistance, AIDS home support and housing, temporary assistance for needy families, early childhood and maternal health to name only a few. Call. If they cannot help, they will have other resources.

Wheels for the World They will take any mobility equipment of any kind and in any condition.

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