2-1-1 Update Flint Water Response for Tuesday, March 1, 2016

This is the daily 2-1-1 summary on the Flint Water Response for Tuesday, March 1, 2016


  • WINTER WEATHER ALERT: With another major snow storm coming through the region, Michigan Department of Transportation is sending in additional crews and equipment to help maintain access to the Water Resource Sites. Filters, cartridges and bottled water will continue to be available at the sites during the severe weather. Resources can be obtained from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the following locations:
  • Fire Station #1 (also a water bottle recycling site)
    310 East 5th St.
  • Fire Station #3
    1525 Martin Luther King Ave.
  • Fire Station #5 (also a water bottle recycling site)
    3402 Western Road
  • Fire Station #6
    716 West Pierson Road
  • Fire Station #8 (also a water bottle recycling site)
    202 East Atherton Road
  • Empower Flint is a new mobile app to help residents of Flint find community resources and services. App development was led by ComArtSci, Games for Entertaining and Learning Lab and WKAR-TV, in close collaboration partners including Central Michigan 2-1-1, MSU Extension, the colleges of Human Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, and the residents of Flint.  The developers plan to update and revise the app as new information becomes available and as community needs evolve. Download the app for Apple iOS and Android devices at empowerflint.org.
  • Lead detoxification of the body and restoration of health”  is the title of a MEDICAL SYMPOSIUM hosted by The Universal Kidney Foundation, a Flint non-profit organization. The forum is scheduled for Friday March 11, 2016 from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm at Flint Institute of Arts, 1120 E. Kearsley St. Flint, MI 48503.  The event is open to physicians, health professionals, community leaders, and residents.  Attendees are asked to RSVP by March 5 at djenkins@universalkidneyfoundation.org or by calling 810-744-1117.

Central Michigan 2-1-1 continues to manage nearly all calls from Flint residents without additional assistance.  Flint-related calls account for around 20% of all referrals by Central Michigan 2-1-1 agents.

No special needs or requests to report today.



  • From 2/23/16: Social workers are looking for volunteer opportunities: The National Association of Social Workers-MI Chapter has identified several hundred members who are looking to make their professional services available to Flint residents as volunteers. They have been working with canvassers with political campaigns who have identified residents with unmet needs. The canvassers passed the needs back to the coordinator who is dispatching volunteers to deliver basic goods and offer material and emotional support.  The volunteers would like to coordinate more formally with the organized response efforts and is looking for a local contact to help identify residents seeking social assistance and support.  Can SEOC or Michigan Community Service Commission provide a contact or lead?

RESOLUTION:  Michigan  Community Service Commission is following up with the social workers and will work with them to coordinate their volunteer efforts in Flint.

  • From 2/29/16: The City of Flint Water Plant can no handle water sample pick-up/drop-off for homebound residents due to increasing demand. 2-1-1 is coordinating with the Water Plant to identify another option for serving these residents and will provide updates until we confirm a solution.  In the meantime, please do not refer homebound callers to the Water Plant for assistance.  Have them call 2-1-1.
  • Related Issue: The form distributed with water testing sample bottles still states that samples must be returned to either City Hall or the Water Plant.


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