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Dear Neighbor, 

As we welcome 2024, we have hit the ground running in Senate District 6. Our office continues to travel the district listening to your concerns and meeting with community members to better serve you. One way we are accomplishing that goal is by delivering monthly legislative e-newsletters, as well as monthly resource newsletters, which will highlight local and state resources for community members.  

I am continuously honored to serve as your State Senator for the communities of Northwest Detroit, Redford Township, Livonia, Farmington and Farmington Hills. As always, please feel free to reach out to my office if I may ever be of assistance to you. You can email us at or by calling 517-373-7748.  

In service, 

Mary Cavanagh
State Senator
District 6

Helpful Resources 

Mental Health Support 

The winter season can bring joy and happiness but can also have an adverse impact on mental health. If you find yourself emotionally struggling or experiencing a mental health crisis, please be sure to utilize the following resources: 

  • Call or text 988/988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (or 988 Lifeline). To learn more, click here
  • If you need mental health care, go to the MDHHS website for more information.  

Statewide Warming Centers 

As the temperatures drop and power outages are apt to occur, Michiganders should be aware of warming centers in their area. If you or someone you know needs to stay warm, here are some warming centers in District 6:  
  • Redford Township Warming Center, located at 25833 Elsinore Street, Redford Charter Twp, MI 48239, open every day from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. 
  • Farmington Hills Warming Center, located at 28600 W Eleven Mile Rd, Farmington Hills, MI 48336, open Friday-Sunday from 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. 
  • Farmington Hills Warming Center, located at 31455 W 11 Mile Rd, Farmington Hills, Michigan, 48336, open 24/7 during the winter 
  • Livonia Warming Center, located at 15100 Hubbard Livonia, MI 48154, open everyday from 5:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. 
Be sure to travel only if the weather conditions permit. If possible, call ahead to ensure the warming center has capacity. For additional information on warming centers in your county, see the links below: 
For our seniors 60 years and older, Meals on Wheels deliver warm meals to your door. 

Michigan Energy Assistance 

For residents having difficulty paying their energy bills, it is important to know that help may be available. Below you will find helpful resources to assist in paying for energy bills. 

  • Home Heating Credit — Qualified persons may receive a credit to help pay winter heating bills. Apply for a Home Heating Credit if you are low-income, receive public assistance or unemployment compensation. Eligible customers must meet guidelines based on household income, exemptions and heating costs. You must apply by September 30 each year. The application form (MI-1040CR-7) can be requested from the Michigan Department of Treasury at (517) 636-4486 or on their website at
  • Call 2-1-1 or go to to learn about agencies in your county that may assist with your energy bill. 

FAFSA Applications 

High school seniors — the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2024-2025 school year is now open. The application is free to complete. To learn more about the FAFSA process, please visit


Livonia Westland Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Opportunity

D.O. It for Denny Project 

Additional Helplines and Resources 

  • City of Detroit Health Department Resources 
    • To see the list of programs offered by the City of Detroit Health Department, please click here or call (313) 876-4000. 
  • Elder Abuse and Fraud 
    • Office of the Attorney General: (800) 242-2873  
    • Michigan Department of Health & Human Services Adult Protective Services: (855) 444-3911 
  • Food Pantries 
    • CARES Food Pantry 
      • 27835 Shiawassee Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48336, open Monday and Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Tuesday-Thursday from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 
    • Redford Interfaith Relief 
      • 18499 Beech Daly Road, Redford, Michigan 48240-1804, open Wednesday-Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 
  • Redford Township Public Services Department 
  • Medicare Assistance 
  • Medicare Scams 
  • Wayne State Mobile Health Unit 

Upcoming Community Events

Redford Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Fundraiser 

Recurring Community Meetings 

  • Grandmont Community Association Board Meeting 
    • Saturday, February 3 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation, 19800 Grand River Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48223  
  • Farmington City Council Meeting 
    • Monday February 5 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Farmington City Hall, 23600 Liberty St, Farmington, MI 48335 
  • College Park Neighborhood Meeting 
    • Thursday, February 8 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Detroit Police 8th Precinct, 21555 W McNichols Rd, Detroit, MI 48219 
  • Farmington Hills City Council Meeting 
    • Monday, February 12 from 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Farmington Hills City Hall, 31555 W Eleven Mile Rd, Farmington Hills, MI 48336 
  • Charter Township of Redford Board Meeting 
    • Tuesday, February 13 from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Redford Township Board Room, Township Hall, 15145 Beech Daly Road, Redford, MI 48239