Water and Lead Information and Resources
Information Specific to Students Served by GISD Programs
Parents of students in GISD early childhood programs can submit water crisis survey responses and requests for assistance here.
Below are letters to parents and the community regarding measures GISD programs are taking to ensure the safety of students as we navigate the Flint water crisis.
|Early Childhood Programs and Services
|Genesee Early College
|GISD Head Start
IMPORTANT UPDATES: Water distribution sites are changing. Find current distribution site information here.
Early On® Genesee CountyFree early intervention services for infants and toddlers, birth to five years of age, with developmental delay(s) and/or disabilities, and their families. Serving Flint and Genesee County, with expanded programs for children affected by the Flint water crisis. Early On® Genesee County
Expanded Preschool for Flint Children
The Genesee Intermediate School District has expanded its early childhood programs for newly-enrolled Flint children, ages birth to five. Our Early Head Start and Head Start preschool programs are FREE and will serve the educational needs of children affected by the Flint water crisis. Parents can learn about eligibility and how to enroll their child here.
Call 2-1-1 for Assistance
Families can call 2-1-1 for assistance related to the Flint water crisis, including information on how to get water, water filters, cartridges, and test kits.
US Department of Health and Human Services Resources
As a result of the Flint water crisis, many residents in Genesee County are eligible for additional healthcare coverage through Medicaid. This new coverage is a result of a waiver approved by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Visit the US Department of Health and Human Services Public Health Emergency (PHE) website, for highly-recommended information and resources pertaining to environmental, physical and mental health, nutrition, human services, and communications and outreach efforts from the US government. Stay up to date with news related to the Flint water crisis through PHE's Preparedness News web area.
Additional Local, State, and National Resources
GISD has compiled the following additional resources to assist Flint area families and educators with important and useful information pertaining to the Flint water crisis.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Information for Parents provides facts about lead poisoning prevention, sources of lead, at-risk populations, and lead testing and treatment.
This mobile app provides the residents of Flint with the most important and up-to-date action items they should take to protect themselves, their families, and their pets in dealing with the Flint water crisis.
Environmental Protection Agency Resources
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) website contains important notices about the use of Flint water.
Lead and a Healthy Diet. What You Can Do to Protect Your Child. This EPA resource provides recommendations on how to minimize the effects from lead in the home and suggests types of food that can help protect the body from the harmful effects of lead. (En Español)
Flint Cares was created out of the Flint Water Recovery Group as a way to provide Flint residents with the most accurate, up-to-date, and trustworthy information regarding the water crisis. It is a partnership of the more than 120 nonprofits, churches, grassroots organizations, individuals, and residents.
Michigan Alliance for Families
The Michigan Alliance for Families website provides information about the Flint water crisis and offers assistance with making connections to local resources. Includes resources in Arabic, English, and Spanish.
Nutrition and Lead Recipe Book
Information, tips, and recipes from the Michigan State University Extension about how the foods we prepare and serve can help limit the effects of exposure to lead in children, including resources families can use to obtain assistance.
Commit to Fit
The Commit to Fit website provides a monthly Nutrition Education and Resource Calendar and a Fitness Class Calendar that list upcoming dates and locations for the Mobile Food Bank and Healthy Cooking demonstrations, in addition to other opportunities for health and wellness activities.
State of Michigan Plans and Resources
Taking Action on Flint Water
A State of Michigan website containing information pertaining to Flint area locations where water and water filters can be obtained, in addition to numerous other resources, reports, and entities to contact for questions or assistance.
Bookmark this page and check back often. Additional information and resources are being added frequently.