Learning that your child has a dangerous lead level is any parent’s worst nightmare. We know that preventing your child from coming into contact with lead and lowering your child’s Blood Lead Level is your first priority, and CLEARCorps/Detroit is here to assist you as much as possible.
If you live in a home build before 1978 and your child is under six, you more than likely will qualify for CLEARCorps programs. These include Lead Abatement (hazard removal), our Lead Talk education workshop, and our Healthy Homes Detroit program. CLEARCorps/Detroit also works with parents whose children have asthma.
Information about our programs can be found on this website, or by calling our office at (313) 924-4000.
Below you will find a variety of resources for your family:
Renovation, Repair, and Painting Trainings
If you live in a home built before 1978 and you are planning on doing your own repairs, we strongly recommend you taking a Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) training. At an RRP training, you will learn how to use Lead Safe Work Practices in your home. We have encountered children with high Blood Lead Levels whose parents were doing their own repairs on their homes. Please make a RRP or the similar Lead Safe Work Practices training a top priority if you disturb painted surfaces in your own home. Call our office to see when the next available training is.
For more information on RRP, please visit the EPA website.
Apply for State Emergency Relief
To apply for State Emergency Relief (SER), please click HERE. SER can lead to assistance with everything from burials to replacing your hot water heater. To download the application, click HERE.
Lead and Your Home
For an overview of lead and your home, please click HERE.
Lead and Your Children
Lead is especially harmful to children. This pamphlet will help you prevent lead poisoning.
Is your child at risk for lead poisoning? Click HERE to take a screening quiz.
Coping With Your Child’s Diagnosis
When you learn that your child has been lead poisoned, it can feel painfully isolating. But you are not alone. This pamphlet can help you navigate the situation and improve your child’s health.
Michigan Healthy Homes Section
For Resources from the State of Michigan’s Lead and Healthy Homes Section, please click HERE.
For Resources from the Michigan Lead Safe Partnership, please click HERE.
For lead safe and other housing resources, please click HERE.
Other Detroit Resources
To visit the Detroit Department of Health and Wellness Promotion, please click HERE.
To watch one mother’s story of dealing with lead poisoning, please click HERE.