Find helpful resources for emergency needs.
*Clothing closet and soup kitchen.
Furniture Bank of Southeastern Michigan
Oak Park, MI
*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.
Cass Community United Methodist Center
Community Assistance Program
Provides clothes, food
5027 West Boston
Help's On the Way
Provides clothes, food
5358 South Beech Daly Rd.
Dearborn Heights, MI 48125
Salvation Army Family Stores and Donation Centers
Low cost furniture and clothing
St. Vincent de Paul (through local Catholic Churches)
Green Path Debt Solutions
*Credit counseling and budgeting, assistance, last resort for close with disabilities
Wayne-Metropolitan Community Services Agency
Region 3 office Wayne metro
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.
For Emergency Food Assistance information, dial 211.
To locate a food pantry in your area go to http://www.PantryNet.org
Clothing Closet and Soup Kitchen
Serving Pontiac area residents
Catholic Social Services of Oakland County Emergency Food Program
Community Lutheran Church (must be Flatrock residents)
Contact: Judith Watkins
Flat Rock, MI
*Food Pantry open Wednesdays 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
*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
*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.
Open Door Outreach Center-food, clothing, referrals
*Serves specific areas in Commerce Township, West Bloomfield, Waterford, and White Lake, CALL FIRST.
Warren Community Food Pantry
United Way of Southeastern Michigan Referral Line
Dial 211 from your phone or visit www.mi211.org
ChristNet Rotating Shelter
Coalition on Temporary Shelter (COTS)
26 Peterboro, Detroit MI
Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries
150 Stimson Street, Detroit
Wayne County Family Center
30600 Michigan Avenue, Westland, MI
Shelter for homeless families
Cass Community Social Services
11850 Woodrow Wilson, Detroit, MI
United Way of Southeastern Michigan
Dial 211 on your phone or visit http://www.mi211.org/
Detroit Housing Commission
Detroit Non-Profit Housing Association
Detroit Rescue Mission Ministry
Detroit, MO 48206
*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
*Advocacy group for placement services
Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA)
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
*Provides a list of rental properties for low-income individuals.
Oakland County Housing/ Counseling
*Tenants rights advocacy, information and resources related to housing, first time buyer clinics and mortgage counseling.
Pontiac Housing Commission
*Section 8 Housing Office and voucher program
United Community Housing Coalition
United Way Community Services 24/7 helpline
Home Phone: 211; Cell Phone: 1-800-552-1183
Wayne County Neighborhood Legal Services
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.
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.
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).
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.
- Consumers Energy 800-477-5050
- DTE Energy 800-477-4747
Michigan Dept of Health & Human Services
Heat and Utilities
T.H.A.W. The Heat and Warmth Fund
Wayne Metro Community Action Agency
Dial 211 for information on energy assistance programs.