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Community Resources

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Emergency Services

Wayne County Sheriff Non-emergency law enforcement services 4747 Woodward Detroit, MI 48201
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Provides FREE and confidential emotional support to people in a suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24/7. 1-800-273-TALK(8225)
Poison Control Center   (800)222-1222
Michigan Lead Safe Program Answer questions, help find a place for child testing, and offer referrals to local programs and certified led-removal contractors. (888)322-4453
First Step (Domestic and Sexual Violence) Comprehensive Services for victims of domestic and sexual violence 24/7 44567 Pinetree Drive Plymouth, MI 48170
Salvation Army Monroe Corps Disaster Services, Emergency financial assistance, emergency shelter, food 815 E. 1st St. Monroe, MI 48161
American Red Cross Provides disaster relief and recovery, emergency disaster shelters, reconnect with loved ones in U.S. or overseas during or after a crisis, post emergency recovery, and emergency preparation resources 100 Mack Ave. Detroit, MI 48201

Centers for Independent Living (CIL)

Wayne County Senior Citizen Services Provide nutrition, assessment and referral services to eligible Wayne County seniors so they can reman in a home environment. 3600 Commerce Ct. Bldg. E Wayne, MI 48184

Credit Counseling and Budgeting Services

Family Tree Confidential financial assessments, counseling, and assistance to individuals facing credit and financial difficulties. 615 Griswold, Suite 1709 Detroit, MI 48226
Green Path Debt Solutions   2111 Woodward Ave., Suite 906 Detroit, MI 48201

Emergency Financial Assistance

Michigan Veterans Trust Fund
Soldiers and Sailors Relief Fund
Provides for the temporary relief of honorably discharged indigent Veterans of the United Armed Forces. 28 West Adams, Ste 1710 Detroit, Mi 48226 (313)224-5045 (131)224-8162
Salvation Army   Detroit Harbor Light 3737 Lawton Detroit, MI 48201 (313)361-6136
Detroit Temple 3729 W. Cgicago Detroit, MI 48206 (313)897-2914
Society of St. Vincent de Paul Provides clothing and food in emergency situations. 3000 Gratiot Ave. Detroit, MI 48207 (877) ST VINCENT (877-788-4623

Food Assistance Programs

961-Baby Resources for baby formula, food diapers, etc. (313)961-BABY(2229)
Focus Hope Food is distributed through  food center locations for those who meet the income guidelines. Southwest
6353 W. Vernor Hwy. Detroit, MI 48209 (313)494-4600
1300 Oakman Blvd. Detroit, MI 48238 (313)494-4600
9151 Chalmers Detroit, MI 48213 (313)494-4600

Clothing and Material Goods

Jackets for Jobs
Michigan Works! Affiliate
A non-profit corporation that provides interview-quality, professional business clothing at no charge to economically disadvantaged individuals in the Metropolitan Detroit Area. 5555 Conner, Suite 2097 Detroit, MI 48213 (313)579-9160
Michigan Recycling Groups List of online garage sale that use Yahoo! Groups as a tool to make connections between community members who want to help each other, themselves, and their environment.  

Utility Payment Assistance Programs

The Heat and Warmth (THAW) Fund Customers who meet the guidelines from the Household Income Eligibility Guidelines chart (found on the DTE energy website), are in shut-off status, and have exhausted all federal and state-funding programs may be eligible for assistance (800)866-THAW(8429)
DTE Energy Payment Assistance Programs Case Management, Shutoff Protection Plan(WPP), Home Heating Credit(HHC), Medical Emergencies, Earned Income Credit One Energy Plaza 
Detroit, MI 48226 (800)477-4747

Behavioral and Mental Health

Detroit-Wayne County Community Mental Health Authority   707 Milwaukee St. Detroit, MI 48202 (313)833-2500

Medical Equipment and Supplies

Assistive Technology (AT) Xchange Michigan Disability Rights Coalition   3498 East Lake Lansing Road, Suite 100 East Lansing, MI 48823
(517)333-2477 Toll free:(800)578-1269 
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Michigan   29777 Telegraph Rd. Ste.1651 Southfield, MI 48034 (248)351-2190 Toll free: (800)572-1717
Muscular Dystrophy Association Serves Michigan Residents diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy or neuromuscular disease. 950 Stephenson Hwy. Troy, MI 48083 (734)416-7076 Toll Free: (800)572-1717

Prescription and Co-Pay Assistance

AARP Prescription Discount Program Provides AARP members exclusive discounts on FDA- approved prescription medications and specialty drugs at participating retail network pharmacies. (877)4AARP18 (422-7718)

Substance Abuse and Addiction

Alcoholics Anonymous Insured individuals should contact their health insurance provider for referrals.  
Cocaine Anonymous   Toll Free: 1-800-347-8998
Gamblers Anonymous Insured individuals should contact their health insurance provider for referrals.  
Marijuana Anonymous   Toll Free: (800)766-6779
Narcotics Anonymous Insured individuals should contact their health insurance provider for referrals.  
Nicotine Anonymous Insured individuals should contact their health insurance provider for referrals.  
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)   Toll Free: (800)662-4357

Information and Referral (I&R)

United Way of Southeastern Michigan Access to health and human care services in Wayne County, Oakland and Macomb counties. 660 Woodward Ave., Ste. 300 Detroit, MI 48226 (313)226-9200

Housing Resources

Habitat for Humanity of Western Wayne   (734)459-7744
COVID Emergency Rental Assistance The COVID Emergency Rental Assistance (CERA) program
provides rental and utility assistance for residents who fell
behind due to COVID-19. If you or someone you know is behind
on rent or utilities, or in court for eviction, there are resources
to help.

Foreclosure Assistance

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Home ownership services may be able to provide home mortgage or land contract payments, property taxes and fees or mobile home lot rent.
Michigan State Housing Development Authority(MSHDA) Foreclosure programs and resources;down payment assistance;funds housing rehabilitation assistance programs;offers rental assistance programs. Central Office
735 E. Michigan Ave. Lansing, MI 48909 (517)373-8370
Cadillac Place
3028 W. Grand Blvd., Suite 4-600 Detroit, MI 48202 (313)456-3540

HUD Approved Housing Counseling Agencies

Neighborhood Legal Services Downtown Detroit management and housing advocacy. 7310 Woodward Ave., Suite 301 Detroit, MI 48202 (313)964-1975

Homeless Services

SOAR Across Michigan This program can assist people who are experiencing homelessness and have mental illness, medical impairment, and/or a co-occurring substance use disorder to access SSI/SSDI benefits. (313)456-033
Ruth Ellis Center Provides information and referrals, short-term and long-term residential safe spaces, second story drop-in center, low-barrier access to food, clothing, showers, laundry, case management, outpatient mental-health services and family group decision making for the LGBTQ community. 77 Victor St. Highland Park, MI 48203 (313)252-1950


Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency FREE program funded through the Department of Energy that offers energy assistance to income-eligible homeowners and renters in Highland Park and other cities. 2121 Biddle, Suite 102 Wyandotte, MI 48192 (734)284-6999

Legal Assistance

Free Legal Aid Clinic (FLAC) Eligible low income, Wayne County residents. Applications provided in-person on a first-come first-serve basis. 5425 Woodward Ave. Detroit, MI 48202 (313)833-0058

Parent And Family Resources

Great Start Collaborative Wayne A Wayne County System of services and resources to assist all families in providing a great start for their children 7445 Allen Rd. Ste. 160 Allen Park, MI 48101 (734)225-6616
Neighborhood Service Organization Life choices program provides a parenting support and education for families with a child with developmental disabilities. 8600 Woodward Ave. Detroit, MI 48202 (313)875-7601

Child Care Resources

Great Start to Quality Wayne-Oakland-Macomb Resource Center Part of the Bib to Backpack team at United Way of Southeastern Michigan, helps to prepare children for kindergarten. 660 Woodward Ave., Ste.300 Detroit, MI 48226 (877)614-7328

Diapers, Children's Clothes, And Material Goods

Mimi's Mission Provides Clothing, children's beds, and material goods to working Downriver Community families. Call for availability. 844-HEY-MIMI (844-439-6464)

Michigan Works!

Highland Park Service Center Monday-Friday between 8:00a.m. and 5:00 p.m. 144 Manchester Highland Park, MI 48203 (313)826-0299

Education and Training Services

Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit Assists people age 18+ struggling to find work by teaching skills and addressing barriers with coaches. Detroit Career Center
3111 Grand River Ave. Detroit, MI 48208 (313)557-8659
Michigan Association for Female Entrepreneurs Supports and promotes the economic growth and advancement of women entrepreneurs in Michigan. P.O. Box 40628 Redford, MI 48240 (844)490-MAFE (6233)
Operation ABLE of Michigan Provides workforce development assistance, job placement, skill training and financial coaching. Must be 40 or older, low to moderate-income and ready to work. 4750 Woodward Ave., Suite 201 Detroit, MI 48201 (313832-0922
Wayne State University-Another Chance   5057 Woodward Ave. Ste.11201 Detroit, MI 48202 (313)577-9079

Employment Search Assistance

Pure Michigan Talent Connect Weather you are looking for a job or looking for employees, the Michigan Talent Bank is the place to be.  
Crossroads of Michigan Offers comprehensive employment services which include, career counseling; pre-job guidance;seminars and training in resume writing, interviewing skills, and job search strategies and techniques;internet access;telephone use and message service; and job placement assistance. 2424 West Grand Boulevard Detroit, MI 48208 (313)831-2787

Veterans Services

Veterans Crisis Line Connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. (800)273-8255 press 1 text:838255 to get help now

Veterans Annuities            Americans who have served in the military may               
                                         qualify for the Veterans Pension, a tax-free
                                         monetary benefit. However, not all veterans are
                                         aware of the many financial options that are available



Community Social Services of Wayne County Foster Grandparent Program, Senior Companion Program, Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (313833-2100

Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program

Southeastern Michigan Red Cross Headquarters Volunteer opportunities are availible to assist with disasters; provide assistance to healthcare professionals, hospitals and nursing homes, teaching health and safety courses, collecting blood, transporting clients to medical appointments 100 Mack Ave., Detroit, MI 48201 (313)833-4440 #8
Wayne County Office of Senior Services Meals on Wheels Volunteers assist with serving, packaging, and delivering meals. 3600 Commerce Ct. Wayne, MI 48184 (734)326-5202 Toll Free: (800)851-1454