Find helpful resources for emergency needs.


Clothing & Furniture Resources

Oakland County

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

Furniture Bank of Southeastern Michigan
Phone: 248-332-1300

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.

Wayne County

Cass Community United Methodist Center
Phone: 313-883-2277

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

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

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

Financial Resources

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

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. 

Food Resources

For Emergency Food Assistance information, dial 211.  

To locate a food pantry in your area go to

Baldwin Center
Phone: 248-332-6101
Clothing Closet and Soup Kitchen
Serving Pontiac area residents

Catholic Social Services of Oakland County Emergency Food Program
Phone: 734-662-4462

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.

Phone: 248-334-5555
*Provides food and has clothing closet

Fish & Loaves Community Food Pantry
25670 Northline Road
Taylor, MI  48180
Also has resources on website about other sources in the Downriver area.

Focus Hope Food Assistance
Phone: 313-494-5500

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”.

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.

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

ChristNet Rotating Shelter
Phone: 734-671-1300

Coalition on Temporary Shelter (COTS)
26 Peterboro, Detroit MI
Phone: 313-831-3777

Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries
150 Stimson Street, Detroit
Phone: 313-993-4700

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

Cass Community Social Services
11850 Woodrow Wilson, Detroit, MI
Phone: 313-883-2277

United Way of Southeastern Michigan
Dial 211 on your phone or visit

Housing Resources

Phone: 313-964-5070

Detroit Housing Commission
Phone: 313-877-8000

Detroit Non-Profit Housing Association
Phone: 313-972-1111

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.

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

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.

The Michigan Housing Locator is Michigan's primary source for marketing affordable housing. 

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

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

Pontiac Housing Commission
Phone: 248-338-4551
*Section 8 Housing Office and voucher program

United Community Housing Coalition
Phone: 313-963-3310

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

Wayne County Neighborhood Legal Services
Phone: 313-964-1975

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.

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.

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).

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

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

800-866-THAW (8429)

Wayne Metro Community Action Agency
Phone: 313-388-9799

United Way
Dial 211 for information on energy assistance programs.

Center for Social Justice and Inclusion

2170 -
University Center (UC)
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