Dear Neighbor,  

As your State Senator, I am continuously honored to serve the communities of Northwest Detroit, Redford Township, Livonia, Farmington & Farmington Hills, in part by connecting you with resources available to you as well as with upcoming events in our community. 
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 signature

Mary Cavanagh
State Senator
District 6


Accepting Vendors for Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market 

The Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market 2024 season is right around the corner and GRDC is looking for vendors to participate in our vibrant weekly community market. 

Market Information: 

  • Average Weekly Visitor Count: 200+ 
  • Vendor Fee: $20-$30/week 
  • Includes 1 10X10 tent, 6ft table, and 1 chair. 
  • Number of Weekly Vendors: 18-25 

WHEN: Every Thursday between June 6-October 10, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. 
WHERE: North Rosedale Park Community House, 18445 Scarsdale Detroit, MI 48223 

Applications are being accepted until early May 2024. 

For other questions, please email or call the GRDC office at (313) 470-0426. 

Call Michigan 2-1-1 

Michigan 2-1-1 is a toll-free service that provides residents with all kinds of helpful information. Specialists trained to assist community members will connect you with the proper resources. From utility payment assistance to household needs, 2-1-1 is a great tool for you and your loved ones to use. 

Though based in Lansing, MI, Michigan 2-1-1 supports about seven regions in the state of Michigan. You can text, email or call for help. For more information, click here 

Grant Opportunity for Minority-Owned Businesses in Food and Agriculture 

The requirements for project funding include:  

  • Capacity Building: New, enhanced, or scaled fellowship programs or community-based internship programs, development of training curriculum, and leadership development programs. 
  • Development Readiness: Activities that prepare minority-owned business owners to establish key properties for development or investment, including the development of business plans, project development studies, grant writing, grant management, financial management, and more. 
  • Partnerships and Planning: Activities including development of plans and implementation activities that build readiness for future projects, collaborative initiatives, development, and investment for applying for grant funding. 
  • Eligible applicants for this grant funding include tax-exempt organizations/non-profits, including community foundations and statewide associations, private/for-profit businesses, economic development or foundations, federally recognized tribes and educational institutions. For more information about eligibility requirements and criteria for this grant, interested parties may visit to apply and click on the Minority-owned Food and Agriculture Business Grant tab for more guidance and the application form. 

Meals On Wheels 

Meals on Wheels for our seniors 60-years and older deliver warm meals to your door. 

Call Detroit Area Agency on Aging at 313-446-4444 to request a delivery. Find more information on their website at 

Wayne County Medical Debt Relief

Wayne County has announced a new program to provide critical relief from medical debt and the financial hardship it has caused for up to 300,000 Wayne County residents. The County has teamed up with RIP Medical Debt, a national non-profit organization that will work with providers like hospitals, health systems and physicians groups to relieve debt on behalf of its residents. According to projections, up to $700 million in medical debt could be eliminated for these residents.  

To qualify for the program, residents with medical debt must earn at or below four times the federal poverty level or have debts that are 5% or more of their annual income. Funding is made possible, in part, by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Residents don’t need to apply for the program. RIP identifies individuals who meet the criteria and negotiates with health centers on their behalf to buy the debt in batches. Once this is complete, RIP sends them a letter indicating that their debt has been eliminated. 

Virtual Resource Fair for Families of Children with Special Health Care Needs

The Family Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs, Michigan Family to Family, and Michigan Family Voices are teaming up for a Virtual Resource Fair on May 7, 2024, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Microsoft Teams. 

This event is meant to inform individuals with disabilities and their families, caregivers, youth, providers, and community support about the variety of services and resources available in Michigan for children and youth with disabilities and special health care needs, and their families. 

 Register here. 

Minor Home Repair Program for Grandmont No.1 Residents 

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority has targeted your neighborhood to support the enhancement of curb appeal and minor internal repairs this year. The program will select qualified residents randomly. The application is linked below, and residents are welcome to visit the Grandmont Rosedale Development office to get a paper application. Submissions are due by April 30, 2024. Reach out to Devin, the Senior Construction Manager via email or phone, for questions.  

Link: Minor Home Repair Application  

Contact Devin Ferguson – Email:; Work cell: 313-470-0424 

Storm Damage Resources 

Many have been affected by the storms that swept across Michigan recently. Below are hyperlinked resources from the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) that you may find useful as you work with your insurance company to file a claim and repair damages. 

Additional information regarding severe weather preparedness is available on the DIFS website. Consumers having issues with their insurer or claims process may file a complaint with DIFS at    

Please feel free to contact the Office of Consumer Services toll free at 877-999-6442 Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. with any questions you or your constituents may have. DIFS can help answer questions regarding what an insurer must do and help explain policy language.  

DIFS Consumer Counselor: Insurance Policies and How to Claim What is Yours  

DIFS Guide to Resolving Insurance Problems/Complaint Form  

How to be “Claim Smart”  

DIFS Consumer Counselor: Homeownership vs. Repair Cost Policies   

InsuranceClaims Tracking Sheet 

Additional Helplines and Resources 

City of Detroit Health Department Resources 

A list of programs offered by the City of Detroit Health Department can be found here or by calling (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, Monday and Friday, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday, from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 

Redford Interfaith Relief 

18499 Beech Daly Road, Redford, Michigan 48240-1804, Wednesday-Friday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 

Redford Township Public Services Department or (313) 387-2670 

Medicare Assistance 

(800) 633-4227 or 

Medicare Scams 

Contact DIFs at or (877) 999-6442 

Student Advocacy Center of Michigan Student Helpline 

No-Cost support and education helpline: (734) 482-0489 

Wayne State Mobile Health Unit or (877) 929-6342 

Wayne County Public Health Community Response Updated Hotline 

The new hotline will be: (734) 858-1922. The previous number, (866) 610-3885, is no longer in service. 

Michigan Medicaid Assistance Program Counseling Sites 


Upcoming Community Events 

Coffee and Conversation
Be on the lookout for my next Community Event! 
I hope to see you there! 

Farmington Hills Police Department Drug Take Back 

Motor City Makeover 

Grandmont Vacant Lot Beautification 

Redford Interfaith Relief: The Big Event 

Redford Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing 

Recurring Community Meetings 

Grandmont Community Association Board Meeting 

Saturday, May 4, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation, 19800 Grand River Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48223  

Farmington City Council Meeting 

Monday, May 6, from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m., Farmington City Hall, 23600 Liberty St, Farmington, MI 48335 

College Park Neighborhood Meeting 

Thursday, May 9, from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., Detroit Police 8 Precinct, 21555 W McNichols Rd, Detroit, MI 48219 

Charter Township of Redford Board Meeting 

Tuesday, May 14, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., Redford Township Board Room, Township Hall, 15145 Beech Daly Road, Redford, MI 48239 

Livonia City Council Meeting 

Monday, May 6, from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m., Livonia City Hall, 33000 Civic Center Dr, Livonia, MI 48154 

Detroit Chapter Families Against Narcotics Monthly Meeting 

Second Monday of the Month from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., Sheffield Center Complex, 12000 W. Grand River Ave., Detroit, MI 48204