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Farmworkers serve a vital role in Michigan’s economy. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is the lead state agency responsible for the assessment, development and coordination of services for Michigan’s migrant and seasonal farmworkers. Our mission is to deliver public benefits, provide assistance, and coordinate statewide services that meet the economic and cultural needs of marginalized migrant and seasonal farmworkers.
The Office of Migrant Affairs enhances the delivery of MDHHS services to farmworkers and their families by:
- Analyzing, recommending and advocating for improvements in the department’s program policies and procedures.
- Coordinating the allocation, recruitment, testing, hiring, and training of MDHHS bilingual (English/Spanish) migrant program staff.
- Advocating for farmworkers.
The Office of Migrant Affairs coordinates services to farmworkers statewide through the following:
To share events on our calendar, contact us at:
Dale Freeman, Director
Office of Migrant Affairs, MDHHS IMSC Chair
Audra Fuentes, Departmental Analyst
Office of Migrant Affairs, MDHHS IMSC Secretary
MI Interagency Migrant Services Committee
The IMSC is a forum for statewide coordination of service delivery to farmworkers, encompassing employment, education, health care, public benefits, legal services, and other assistance.