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Resources for Individuals and Families

April 1, 2020
It’s important to remain calm and prepared as the COVID-19 crisis unfolds. The Detroit Regional Chamber has cultivated resources to help individuals and families remain strong, happy, and healthy during this critical time. Explore the resources below to learn more.

Featured: Governor Whitmer Announces “Futures for Frontliners,” a G.I. Bill Program for Essential Workers

The “Futures for Frontliners” program to provide a tuition-free pathway to college or a technical certificate to essential workers who don’t have a college degree. This includes workers like the ones staffing our hospitals and nursing homes, stocking the shelves at grocery stores, providing child care to critical infrastructure workers, manufacturing PPE, protecting public safety, picking up trash, or delivering supplies.  Learn more.

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Additional Resources

Bright Horizons

#FirstRespondersFirst has brought together Harvard School of Public Health, Thrive Global, CAA, and Bright Horizons to open special child care hubs to meet the needs of our first responders who need, first and foremost, to respond to the needs of their own young children.

Bright Horizons also launched a World at Home site that is full of activities for infants through early elementary-aged children. wants to support teachers, students, and families in any way they can. View resources to help your student learn computer science at home.

Pure Michigan

Explore Michigan from the comfort of your home thanks to cameras around the state. The #VirtualPureMichigan campaign will include live cameras showing places like Traverse City, Holland and Frankenmuth, as well as virtual tours of museums, and other related educational experiences.

University of Michigan

A new Michigan COVID-19 Pandemic Resource Guide provides information on how to access various resources aimed at supporting Michiganders through the coronavirus pandemic and related economic slowdown.

University of Michigan Poverty Solutions: Coronavirus Stimulus Payments Assistance

U of M’s Poverty Solutions has partnered with Civilla to create a website to help Michigan residents access the stimulus payments most Americans are receiving as part of the federal CARES Act. The site offers concrete guidance, provides information on a number of FAQs, and provides links to resources to enable residents to take action.