Helping Homeless Students Graduate High School
with, Beth McCullough
Roadmap to Graduation?provides a safe, stable mentoring environment for homeless 17 and 18 year old youth wishing to graduate. These students are homeless for a number of reasons, but are faced with challenges that can contribute to an increasing risk for substance abuse and criminal behaviors. Many of these youth are forced to leave their homes because it is no longer a safe environment due to verbal, physical, sexual and/or parental drug abuse. These students do not qualify for foster care, and are forced onto the streets to fend for themselves while they struggle to graduate. Through the Roadmap to Graduation program, youth are placed with a mentor family that provides structure, guidance and helps the youth plan for the future, while teaching the necessary life skills to succeed after graduation.
Recorded on March 23rd, 2017.
Hosted by: Laurel Hess
Produced by: Heartland Newsmakers Team
Fighting the Measles Outbreak in Michigan
As of April 17, 2019, theMichigan Department of Health and Human Services has confirmed 43 total measles cases statewide since March 13, 2019.
The outbreak, which began in mid-March, has resulted in 40 cases in Oakland County, one in Wayne County and one in the City of Detroit. In addition, an international traveler was diagnosed with measles following a visit to Washtenaw County, during which time he was contagious. Infected individuals range in age from 8 months to 63 years; a majority of the cases involve adults.
Unvaccinated residents, or residents who are unsure of their vaccination status,shouldget vaccinated. Residents should contact theirhealthcare provider or local health department to receive vaccine. If symptoms develop, do not visit your doctor or emergency room unless you call ahead so they can take precautions to prevent exposure to other individuals.