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Health Department of Northwest Michigan
serving Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet, and Otsego Counties
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Human services information summit set for September 28, 2007

(September 21, 2007) The Human Services Coordinating Body (HSCB) of Charlevoix and Emmet counties is facilitating the 13th Annual Human Services Information Summit on Friday, September 28, 2007, at the First Presbyterian Church of Harbor Springs. The Summit will run from 8:00am-12:15pm. The Information Summit is designed to help local individuals become more informed of the many services offered by health and human service organizations in the two-county area. Health and human service professionals, paraprofessionals, volunteers, community leaders, community members, governmental officials, and school staff are invited to attend.

Donna Jean, grief counselor, author, and public speaker will provide the keynote address, which will focus on her experiences navigating the human services system as she found and used services for her family from a variety of agencies.

For additional information, telephone Lorraine Manary, Human Services Coordinating Body Coordinator, at North Country Community Mental Health Services at 231-347-6701.

Over thirty agencies will be sharing information about their services and programs through breakout sessions. Concurrently throughout the morning, a resource fair will take place with community groups and organizations hosting tables with information regarding their local services.

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.; no pre-registration is needed. There is NO fee for the Information Summit. For more information, please call Jan Mancinelli at Women’s Resource Center (231) 347-0067.