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#KnowYourRights: Fostering Access, Rights and Equity (FARE)

In the Fall of 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor Women's Bureau awarded the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) a Fostering Access, Rights and Equity (FARE) Grant to help women workers who earn low wages understand and access their employment rights and benefits.

Download the MI FARE Flyer to share with your neighbors! 

Housed within LEO, the Michigan Women's Commission collaborates with three community partners, Detroit Disability Power, Mothering Justice, and United Way SEM, to connect Michigan women to:

CHILDCARE AND OTHER PUBLIC BENEFITS

  • To see what you’re eligible for under the American Rescue Plan, go to the MI Bridges Program. Apply for healthcare coverage, cash assistance, food assistance, Women, Infant, and Child (WIC), Child Development and Care (CDC) and State Emergency Relief.
  • For licensed home and center-based childcare subsidies, visit Michigan.gov/childcare or talk to your local Resource Center.
  • Questions about how to pick a provider or billing? Call the CDC Help Desk at 866-990-3227.
  • Questions about childcare eligibility? Call your local MDHHS office.
  • Determine if your county participates in the Tri-Share pilot program.
  • If you have a child under age 5 in Wayne County, see if you’re eligible for Connect4Kids childcare.
  • The 2-1-1 helpline have Community Care Advocates available 24/7 to refer people to food, housing, financial assistance, utility assistance, and more.
  • To contact the Michigan Veteran Resource Service Center, call 1-800-642-4838 or visit Michigan.gov/MVAA.

PATHWAYS TO HIGHER WAGES

WORKPLACE RIGHTS

  • To contact Michigan’s Wage and Hour Division, contact michigan.gov/WageHour or call 855-4MI-WAGE (855-464-9243).

 

COMING SOON: return to this page for future links to resources, webinars, opportunities, and additional information!

The Michigan Women’s Commission’s FARE initiative was 100 percent funded by a $350,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Labor Women’s Bureau.