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Find helpful resources for emergency needs.

  

Clothing & Furniture Resources

Oakland County

Baldwin Center
Phone: 248-332-6101
*Clothing closet and soup kitchen.
www.baldwincenter.org

Furniture Bank of Southeastern Michigan
Phone: 248-332-1300
https://www.furniture-bank.org/

Yad Ezra
Oak Park, MI
Phone: 248-548-3663
*Provides groceries. To obtain this service, the person needs ID for the head of the household and social security numbers and date-of-births for everyone residing in the home.
https://www.yadezra.org/

Wayne County

Cass Community United Methodist Center
Phone: 313-883-2277 
casscommunity.org

Community Assistance Program
Provides clothes, food
5027 West Boston
Detroit MI
Phone: 313-834-6633

Help's On the Way
Provides clothes, food
5358 South Beech Daly Rd.
Dearborn Heights, MI 48125
Phone: 313-908-7104
helpsontheway.org

Salvation Army Family Stores and Donation Centers
Low cost furniture and clothing
Detroit: 313-835-3736
Livonia: 734-425-7573
Romulus: 734-467-5849
Westland: 734-722-3660
http://www.salvationarmy.org

St. Vincent de Paul (through local Catholic Churches)
Phone: 313-393-2930
http://svdpdet.org

Financial Resources

Green Path Debt Solutions
Phone: 800-550-1961
*Credit counseling and budgeting, assistance, last resort for close with disabilities
www.greenpath.com

Wayne-Metropolitan Community Services Agency
Region 3 office Wayne metro
Phone: 734-729-7635

United Way 211 Referral and Information Line
Financial Literacy and Credit Counseling will be referred by zip code.
For information on financial assistance from the Michigan Department of Human Services, apply to your local county office.
http://www.michigan.gov/dhs 

Food Resources

For Emergency Food Assistance information, dial 211.  

To locate a food pantry in your area go to http://www.PantryNet.org

Baldwin Center
Phone: 248-332-6101
Clothing Closet and Soup Kitchen
Serving Pontiac area residents
http://www.baldwincenter.org

Catholic Social Services of Oakland County Emergency Food Program
Phone: 734-662-4462
http://www.csswashtenaw.org

Community Lutheran Church (must be Flatrock residents)
Contact: Judith Watkins
23984 Gibraltar
Flat Rock, MI
Phone: 734-782-0563
*Food Pantry open Wednesdays 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
*CALL FIRST
http://www.clcflatrock.com

F.I.S.H.
Phone: 248-334-5555
*Provides food and has clothing closet

Fish & Loaves Community Food Pantry
25670 Northline Road
Taylor, MI  48180
734-442-0031
Also has resources on website about other sources in the Downriver area.
http://www.downriverfishandloaves.org

Focus Hope Food Assistance
Phone: 313-494-5500
http://www.focushope.edu

Gleaners
Phone: 866-GLEANER
*Gleaners is an emergency food distribution system. To receive emergency food assistance call the United Way Information and Referral Line at 211 or see Gleaners website under “Need Food”.
http://www.gcfb.org

Macomb Food Program (Macomb County residents only)
Phone: (586) 469-6004

New Life Food Pantry
16975 Twelve Mile Rd.
Roseville, MI
Phone: 586-771-0308

Open Door Outreach Center-food, clothing, referrals
Phone: 248-360-2930
*Serves specific areas in Commerce Township, West Bloomfield, Waterford, and White Lake, CALL FIRST.
http://www.opendooroutreachcenter.com

Warren Community Food Pantry
8150 Chapp
Warren, MI
Phone: 586-755-6767

Homeless Shelters

United Way of Southeastern Michigan Referral Line
Dial 211 from your phone or visit www.mi211.org

ChristNet Rotating Shelter
Phone: 734-671-1300
Website: www.christ-net.org

Coalition on Temporary Shelter (COTS)
26 Peterboro, Detroit MI
Phone: 313-831-3777
Website: www.cotsdetroit.org

Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries
150 Stimson Street, Detroit
Phone: 313-993-4700
Website: drmm.org

Wayne County Family Center
30600 Michigan Avenue, Westland, MI
Phone: 734-721-0590
Website: www.lssm.org
Shelter for homeless families

Cass Community Social Services
11850 Woodrow Wilson, Detroit, MI
Phone: 313-883-2277
Website: www.casscommunity.org

United Way of Southeastern Michigan
Dial 211 on your phone or visit http://www.mi211.org/

Housing Resources

Caregivers
Phone: 313-964-5070
http://www.cgcares.org

Detroit Housing Commission
Phone: 313-877-8000
http://www.dhcmi.org

Detroit Non-Profit Housing Association
Phone: 313-972-1111
http://www.dhcmi.org

Detroit Rescue Mission Ministry
2015 Webb
Detroit, MO 48206
Phone: 313-883-5614
*Is a six month to two year program designed to meet the needs of homeless women (with or without children). This program provides a safe, clean, nurturing environment where women are able to determine the primary and secondary reasons why they are homeless and address those issues. The goal of the program is to address the individual’s needs and help them to resolve the reasons for homelessness, enabling them to become independent and establish themselves and their families as productive, self-sufficient members of the community.
http://www.drmm.org

Macomb Coalition for Emergency Shelter
P.O. Box 856
Mt. Clemens, MO 48046-0856
Phone: 586-783-0916
*Advocacy group for placement services
www.macombhomelesscoalition.com

Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA)
Detroit: 313-456-3540
Outside Detroit: 800-552-1183
MSHDA provides financial and technical assistance through public and private partnerships to create and preserve safe and decent affordable housing.
http://www.michigan.gov/mshda

The Michigan Housing Locator is Michigan's primary source for marketing affordable housing. 
http://www.michiganhousinglocator.com 

North Bloomfield Properties
Phone: 248-366-8484
*Provides a list of rental properties for low-income individuals.
http://www.northbloomfield.com

Oakland County Housing/ Counseling
Phone: 248-858-5402
*Tenants rights advocacy, information and resources related to housing, first time buyer clinics and mortgage counseling.
http://www.oakgov.com/chi

Pontiac Housing Commission
Phone: 248-338-4551
*Section 8 Housing Office and voucher program
https://www.publichousing.com/details/pontiac_housing_commission_

United Community Housing Coalition
Phone: 313-963-3310
http://www.uchcdetroit.org

United Way Community Services 24/7 helpline
Home Phone: 211;  Cell Phone: 1-800-552-1183
http://211.org/

Wayne County Neighborhood Legal Services
Phone: 313-964-1975
http://www.michiganlegalaid.org

Transportation Services

Checker Cabs
Phone: 313-963-7000
The largest cab company in Michigan, Checker Cab is the only company capable of serving all of Detroit's 147 square miles.  Cab fares in the city of Detroit are set by ordinance.  The current fare is $2.50 per trip plus $1.60 per mile.
http://www.checkercab-det.com

DDOT (Detroit)
Phone: 313-933-1300
The Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) has been municipally owned and operated by the City of Detroit since 1922. DDOT transports approximately 36 million passengers annually and provides service throughout Detroit and 22 surrounding communities in Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties.
http://www.detroitmi.gov/DDOT

SMART BUS
Phone: 866-962-5515
SMART services Metro Detroit's Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb Counties, offering a variety of services that are affordable including fixed route service as well as curb-to-curb service you may use to travel anywhere within designated service areas (reservation needed).
www.smartbus.org

Utility Services

Budget Billing Plan
Pay the same amount each month, taking the seasonal ups and downs out of the equation. Contact your local gas and/or electric company to enroll.

Michigan Dept of Health & Human Services
Heat and Utilities
http://www.michigan.gov

T.H.A.W. The Heat and Warmth Fund

800-866-THAW (8429)
http://www.thawfund.org

Wayne Metro Community Action Agency
Phone: 313-388-9799 
www.waynemetro.org

United Way
Dial 211 for information on energy assistance programs.

Center for Social Justice and Inclusion

2170 -
University Center (UC)
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