Region 11 - Wayne County
Region 11 is working to increase continuing education workshops and membership in the Detroit area. Please contact Region 11 Representative, Abigail Eiler, LMSW (firstname.lastname@example.org) to make suggestions regarding CE topics or to share your interest in presenting or hosting a CE event. Additionally, Region 11 will be hosting a meet and greet in April. Please continue to check the NASW - Michigan Chapter website for upcoming CE and social events hosted throughout the region.
State of the City Address - February 10, 2015. Detroit's Mayor, Mike Duggan reported in his State of the City Address that, "Detroit is on the road to recovery." Mayor Duggan's excitement delivered in his speech focused on the exit of bankruptcy and his plan to continue to improve the economy throughout the city. He shared that over the past year there have been 1,200 lawsuits filed against vacant owner properties; of which 350 of the property owners have signed consent agreements to fix the homes, 250 owners signed their properties over the city, and 168 families have moved into the restored homes over the past six months. To help the city rebuild, the Mayor announced that HUD, in conjunction with other programs has granted a new 8 million dollar loan pool to help owners fix up their homes at zero percent interest. A new link (http://www.detroitmi.gov/Detroit-Opportunities) has been added to the city's website to help identify employment opportunities, apply for help fixing homes and create ways to improve the neighborhoods. Social workers are encouraged to utilize the resources on this website to help meet the needs of their consumers residing in Detroit.
Interested in connecting with your Region 11 Board Representative?
excited to welcome Abigail Eiler, LMSW as the new Region 11
Representative. Abigail is a clinical social worker at American Indian
Health and Family Services in Detroit. Contact Abigail at AEiler@aihfs.org
Network with other Region XI members on LinkedIn.
Region 8 & 11 CCNLI Representative
Denise Johnson, LMSW, ACSW