Category Archives: Voter Forums


Editor’s Note:

  • FernCare, the Ferndale Free Clinic, started as an initiative of CFF members and has since become a fully independent organization with its own board, funding and website. Read more about FernCare.
  • The note below predates FernCare’s emergence as a separate entity:

    Citizens for a Fair Ferndale will hold an information sharing forum on the formation of a free medical clinic for Ferndale residents on Sunday, January 27, 2008 at 2 – 4 pm at AJ’s Cafe, 240 W. Nine Mile, Ferndale.

    What kind of services would help? Is there any day or night that would be especially convenient? Who should our clinic serve? Who funds a free clinic? These and a lot of other questions will be discussed. We expect good give and take conversation.

    Ms. Charissa Shawcross, the director of the Joy-Southfield Health Clinic which opened in 2001, will also be there to assist discussion.

    There are 47 free medical clinics in Michigan that serve people without medical insurance or who are underinsured. These clinics are all non-profit and work with a majority of volunteer staff.

    Community Media Network will video the discussion for public access cable.

    Ann Heler will be the moderator for the discussion. If you require any additional information, call her at 248-547-4692 or contact her at

    Citizens for a Fair Ferndale is hosting a “Meet the School Board Candidates!” afternoon

    Sunday, April 29, 2:00 – 4:00 pm at Karma Tea, 309 W. Nine Mile, Ferndale.

    Citizens for a Fair Ferndale has invited both of the School Board candidates to present their views and opinions and to answer questions from the Ferndale community.

    Katrina Collins and Darcy McLoughlin are running unopposed.

    We have solid support for our schools BUT the school board still has a number of issues that require both long and short term decisions. Each citizen of Ferndale needs to understand why these candidates have chosen to run for these positions and what each see as priorities for our schools.

    For information on the Forum, contact Ann Heler at 248-547-4692, moderator for the Forum, or the Chairperson of Citizens for a Fair Ferndale, John Sterritt at 248-541-1434.