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October is "National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

“Be a catalyst for change.  Wear the color purple to illustrate your support in
 showing that there is zero tolerance for domestic violence”

  October 4

ACCESS 2017 Job Fair, about 100 employers and businesses looking for new and energetic staff!  Free.  9am-1pm; Ford Community Center, 15801 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn 48126.  Call Michigan Works 1-888-522-0103

October 4

Hearing Voices Network, a time and place to talk about hearing voices, without fear or judgment.  Mutual support, friendship and exploring your experiences.  Every Wednesday, 12:30pm.  Our Place Drop-In, 12285 Dixie St., Redford 48239;

October 5

Our Place “Faces of Recovery” Group, an informal get-together to discuss personal challenges in a relaxed, non-confrontational atmosphere. 1230pm every Thursday.  Our Place Drop-In Center, 12285 Dixie Street, Redford 48239; call 313-543-3393 for more information

October 6

DBSA (Depression & Bipolar Alliance) meeting the first and third Friday of each month to discuss issues and steps toward Recovery, 6pm-7:30pm; Our Place Drop-In Center, 12285 Dixie Street, Redford 48239; call 313-543-3393 for information 

October 7
Mind, Body & Spirit Health & Resource Fair, health screenings, workshops, healthy snacks, fitness demos, for the entire family; free.  10am-3pm. Fellowship Chapel, 7707 W. Outer Drive, Detroit 48235
October 11
NAMI-Detroit Chapter 2nd Public Meeting, a chance to network with friends and colleagues and promote mental health awareness.  5pm; Mathis Community Center, 19300 Greenfield Rd., Detroit 48235
October 12
“Getting Through it Together,” how caregivers and the people they care for deal with behavioral issues; 5:30pm-7:00pm. A part of New Center CMH’s Family Support Series.  New Center, 2051 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit 48208.  Reserve your space: 31- 961-3047,  email
October 14
Walk for Freedom 2017, help defeat human trafficking, the fastest growing criminal industry in the world.  Show your support by walking in Detroit or many other locations in Michigan. 930am-noon; to register:
October 14
NAMI Metro Support Group, every 2nd Saturday of each month. 12:30pm-3pm; Sacred Heart Activities Building, 5451 Rivard Detroit 48207 (Eastern Market area, I-75 & Mack).  Call Zoe Williams 313-784-9391
October 16
Youth MOVE Detroit Advisory Council, for ages 14-25.  Help make suggestions and decisions that impact services provided youth in Detroit and Wayne County. Training opportunities; Free. Today and every 3rd Tuesday; 5pm-630pm; Children’s Center, 79 West Alexandrine, Detroit 48201
October 17
ACC Network Clubhouse “The Wise Decision Wellness Program,” come exercise, get healthy, get fit!  All DWMHA adult members who can build “The Wise Decision” into their IPOS are welcome. Increase energy, build strength, and learn about nutrition. Tuesdays, 1pm-2pm. ACC, 62 W. 7 Mile Rd., Detroit 48203.  Approval from case worker required
 October 18
NAMI Eastside Support Group, an informal meeting to network and discuss mental health issues and supports, and innovative steps toward recovery.  Group meets each month, the 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7pm.  Henry Ford Cottage Hospital, 159 Kercheval Grosse Pointe Farms; contact Barb 313 886-8004
October 19
Purple Thursday, wear purple to raise awareness to join efforts to end domestic violence.  Stop the stigma and support survivors
October 23-24
Trauma Informed Care Training, learn the tools for recognizing and understanding trauma, 830am-430pm.  For Certified Peer Support Specialists and Certified Recovery Coaches; $75. Including training, lodging and meals. St. Francis Center, DeWitt, MI 48820.
October 26-27
The Roles of Peers and the Subject of Suicide Training, understanding your role in supporting and assisting people in strengthening their protective factors;  For Certified Peer Support Specialists; $75. Including training, lodging and meals. St. Francis Retreat Center, DeWitt, MI. 48820. Questions:
October 26-27
Forensic Peer Support, learn ways to work with justice-involved people who need peer-delivered services as they plan for re-entry and community integration, 830am-430pm.  For Certified Peer Support Specialists and Certified Recovery Coaches; $75. Including training, lodging and meals. St. Francis Center, DeWitt, MI 48820.
October 27
Reaching for the Stars Award Ceremony & Ball, an elegant evening of dinner, dancing and recognition, coordinated by the Detroit Wayne club-houses.  Free to DWMHA clubhouse members, others $10-$20. Per person. 4pm-8pm.  Kara’s House, 23632 Plymouth Road, Redford Township, 48239.  Questions, reservations contact Monique 313-344-9099 extension 3281
  *Take time to visit these links and see how DWMHA is working with members
to instill confidence and help make dreams a reality:
  *Community Inclusion Fund: Knitting Together Dreams:
  *Peer Mentor:
October 28
Female Veteran Stand Down, speakers, break-out sessions, workshops, free lunch, basic needs packages and more. Wayne County Veteran Services and Veterans Court will be present to answer questions. 10am-2pm.  U-M Fairlane Events Center, 19000 Hubbard, Dearborn 48126.  Vets register at:
November 3
Friday Intensive: Human Trafficking and Sexual Awareness, learning to identify the indicators of human trafficking to identify potential victims. 830am-430pm;  free. Northeast Guidance, 2900 Conner, Detroit 48215.  Details to follow
November 17
Persons Points of View Newsletter Meeting, help assemble the popular newsletter as a writer or stop in to share your creative ideas!  1pm-2pm; DWMHA, 707 W. Milwaukee, in Room #118.  Call Mike Shaw 313-344-9099 ext. 3039