Women's Resource Center

Resources - Parent/Family/Child Resources

Family Support; Emergency Assistance


Michigan Department of Human Services
Phone:  Macomb County:  (586) 469-7700
               Oakland County:  (248) 669-7600
               Wayne County:    (313) 277-4800
*All services are based on family size and income to determine need. A person applying for services needs to fill out an application, have a picture ID, and be interviewed.  This agency handles the following: Medicaid (insurance for low-income families, pregnant women, children and seniors), Food Stamps, and Welfare.

Human Services Department-city of Southfield
Phone: (248) 796-4540
and *They keep listing of the food pantries and shelters that are available within their own city. They also provide direct assistance in eviction, utilities, food, clothing, and medications for SouthfieldLathrup Village residents only.

Latino Family Services
3815 West Fort Street
Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 841-7380
*Parenting skills, HIV testing, help with domestic violence issues.

46156 Woodward
Pontiac, MI
Phone:  (248) 920-6000
Serves only North Oakland County. This is a grant supported, non-profit agency that helps people with paying bills, finding jobs, food and prescriptions. To qualify, individuals need evidence of low income, driverís license or picture ID, have not used the services of the Lighthouse within the previous year. People can apply for financial assistance for paying utility bills, receive food once per month (canned food or boxed food), have prescriptions paid for once per year, have their first months rent and/or security deposit paid. They also have a job program to teach people how to write a resume, interview, and find area jobs.

Lighthouse Outreach Center
28517 Gratiot
Roseville, MI 48066
Phone: (586) 776-1230

Michigan Federation of Private Child & Family Agencies
230 N. Washington Square, Suite 300
Lansing, MI 48933
Phone:  (517) 485-8552

Open Door Outreach Center
8050 Cooley Lake Rd.
White Lake, MI 48386
Phone: (248) 360-2930
*Serves a very a very specific area which is determined by zip code. Their service area includes parts of Waterford, West Bloomfield, Commerce, Walled Lake, and White Lake. There is an outreach center, food pantry, clothing and emergency financial aid.

Planned Parenthood
Phone: (313) 822-7285

WIC Program
Phone: Macomb County:  (586) 469-5471
              Oakland County:  (248) 858-1272
              Wayne County:     (734) 727-7106
*WIC is a program of the Michigan Department of Public Health.  Need is based on the size of family and income. This program is mainly for pregnant women and babies under the age of one year, and children under the age of five. They supply coupons for various foods and provide information about nutrition.