Resources

Lakeshore Legal Aid – 
Free legal help for low income people and Seniors (60+)
Counsel & Advocacy Law Line:  (888) 783-8190
www.lakeshorelegalaid.org
Office Hours:
Monday-Thursday 9am-7pm
Friday 9am-3pm

Type of Legal Aid Provided:

  • Family matters: domestic violence survivor assistance, divorce, custody/parenting time/support, guardianship/conservatorship
  • Housing matters: eviction defense, tenant’s rights, habitability/home repair, access to adequate housing, land contract forfeiture, utility shut-offs, mortgage & tax foreclosures
  • Income matters: public benefits, disability &
    age-related benefits
  • Consumer matters: bankruptcy, debt collection, debt counseling, unfair sales practices, credit reporting/repair, garnishment/repossession
  • Miscellaneous matters: wills, durable powers of attorney – health & finance, expungements, driver’s license restoration

Note:  we are unable to help with criminal law or traffic-related issues.

Financial Empowerment Center
– Oakland County

Free One-on-One Financial Counseling
COVID-19 Financial & Housing Emergency Assistance

ATTENTION OAKLAND COUNTY RESIDENTS
Need help getting through the financial impacts of Coronavirus?
Budgeting your Federal Stimulus money?
Protecting your credit?

Virtual meetings available!
Free
financial counseling and small business resources information
are available to you at the Oakland County Treasurer’s Office

Meet 1-on-1 with an Oakland County Financial Empowerment Center Counselor who can help:

– Take control of your debt             
– Create a budget

– Deal with debt collectors       
– Start an emergency fund

– Improve your credit         
– Save and plan for your future

We will connect you with organizations that have information and resources on rent, mortgage, property taxes, food and utilities. 
Call us for a referral!

Call or email: Reda Nafso at (248) 807-5287 or NAFSOR@OAKGOV.COM to make an appointment for free professional 1-on-1 counseling.

Turning Point of Macomb – 
Services to End Domestic and Sexual Violence
https://turningpointmacomb.org/
24 hour crisis line
586.463.6990

Dream Centers of Pontiac
*assistance with basic needs, life skills and housing
830 Auburn Ave, Pontiac, MI 48324
Hours:  Monday-Friday 10am to 3pm
Email: info@dcofmi.org
Phone: (248) 221-5747

 

Gary Burnstein Community Health Clinic
…free health care, medication, food pantry, dental services, diabetes prevention
45580 Woodward Ave, Pontiac, MI 48341 – USA
(248) 309-3752 

To become a patient you must be:

 * 19 – 64 Years Old
 * Uninsured
 * a
t or below 250% Federal Poverty Level
 * a
 Michigan Resident

Women, Infants & Children (WIC)
WIC is a free nutrition education program t​hat helps families eat well and stay healthy. 

WIC Provides:
     Supplemental healthy foods
     Nutrition counseling and education
     Breastfeeding support
     Immunizations
     Referrals to health care, public health nurses, registered dietitians, and many other helpful services​ 

Eligibility Guidelines:​​
     Pregnant women
     Infants
     Children under age 5
     Women who recently had a baby (up to 6 months after delivery, including miscarriages)
     Breastfeeding women (up to 1 year after delivery)

Contact Us: 

North Oakland Health Center
1200 N Telegraph, Bldg. 34 East, Pontiac
Phone: 248-858-1272
Fax: 248-452-8668 

South Oakland Health Center
27725 Greenfield Rd, Southfield
Phone: 248-858-1272 

Walled Lake WIC Office
1010 E. West Maple Rd., Walled Lake
Phone: 248-858-1272 

To Apply:
Call 248-858-1272 or toll-free at 888-350-0900 ext. 81272 to determine eligibility and make an appointment.
Please plan approximately 2 hours for your visit. Bring a favorite toy or books to help make the appointment easier for both you and your child. 

  

C.A.R.E.S. of Farmington Hills  
C
ommunity. Action. Resources. Empowerment. Services.
27835 Shiawassee Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48336
www.caresfh.org
Main Number: (248) 882-7800
Pantry Number: (248) 474-8231
*Service area: Farmington Hills, Farmington, Livonia, Redford, Redford Township, Southfield, Northville, Novi, West Bloomfield
Hours of Operation: Tuesday through Friday
9:00am – 11:30am  

The Mission of CARES is to offer comprehensive support services for individuals and their families in our service areas that are in need or have limited access to everyday necessities due to insufficient financial resources or family instability.

 

Michigan energy assistance
Michigan LIHEAP call (855) ASK-MICH

www.allconnect.com/blog/energy-assistance-programs/
AllConnect.com 

Michigan’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program also assists low-income families with costs associated with utilities such as heating, cooling, gas and sewage. 

Types of Michigan LIHEAP: 

The Home Heating Credit is a Michigan tax credit that can assist low to moderate income families and individuals with the cost of heating their homes and winter heating bills. The amount of credit is determined based on total household income, the home’s heating costs, number of exemptions claimed and other factors. 

State Emergency Relief is a low income assistance program and it provides limited help to households and families with low income who have an emergency or crisis situation that threatens their health or safety. Services covered by this heating and utility bill assistance program include home heating, electric, gas and utility bills. Call your local community action agency to apply or learn how to get assistance. 

The Winter Protection Plan (WPP) protects both seniors and low-income customers of MPSC regulated natural gas and electric companies from shut-offs during the winter season. Eligible residents must be age 65 or older, receive Michigan Department of Health and Human Services cash assistance, receive Food Stamps or Medicaid and have a household income at or below 150% of the poverty level. The WPP allows eligible customers to make monthly payments of at least 7% of their estimated annual bill from November through March, and avoid shut-off during that time even if their bills are higher. 

Michigan’s Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is a federally-funded, low-income residential energy conservation program. The program provides free home energy conservation services to lower utility bills, thus creating more self-sufficient households. A trained inspector will assess eligible dwellings for energy conservation needs. A typical inspection will include testing for air leakage and safety and efficiency. Households that receive weatherization services can expect heating costs to be reduced 20-25%. 

Case Housing, Detroit Area
(313)883-2277 

 

St. Vincent DePaul
(248)474-5720 

  • Temporary Rent Assistance
  • Thrift Store
  • Food Pantry 

 

Hospitality House Food Pantry
2075 E. West Maple Rd, Ste B204
Commerce Twp, MI 48390

(248) 960-9975 

Food Distribution Hours: 
Monday: Noon-6:30pm
Thursday: 10am – 1:30pm
Saturday: 11am – 1:30pm 

  

OLHSA Oakland-South
(Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency)
(248) 209-2600 or (248) 542-5860

http://www.olhsa.org 

  • Utilities Assistance
  • Prescription Assistance
  • Emergency Food Assistance
  • Rent or Mortgage Assistance
  • Homeless Case Management
  • Furniture and Clothing Referrals
  • WIC
  • OLHSA EARLY HEAD START (serving all of Oakland County)


    OLHSA
    196 Cesar Chavez
    Pontiac, MI  48342
    Kathy Chester, 248-470-8019
    KathyC@olhsa.org

     

    Berkley Early Head Start
    Avery Early Childhood Center
    14700 West Lincoln, Oak Park, MI 48237

    Sue Wilson, 248-837-8404
    SWilson@berkleyschools.org


    Lake Orion Early Head Start
    Lake Orion Community Resource Center
    455 E. Scripps, Lake Orion, MI 48360
    Susan Bartley, 248-693-5687
    sbartley@lakeorion.k12.mi.us

    Oxford Early Head Start
    Christ the King Church
    1550 West Drahner, Oxford, MI  48371
    Karen Zinski, 248-935-1796
    KarenZ2@olhsa.org 


24 Hour Shelter Hotline 
(800)274-3583 

Tri-County 24 Hour Shelter Hotline 
(313)963-7829 

SOS …South Oakland Shelter 
(248)809-3773
18505 Twelve Mile Road, Lathrup Village, MI  48076
 

Our Lady of Sorrow *St Vincent DePaul  
(248) 474-5720
23815 Power Road, Farmington MI  48336


St Alexander  *Farmington/Farmington Hills
(248)474-5748
Carol Greening/Rita Knight

27835 Shiawassee Rd, Farmington, MI  48335
Food Pantry Hours:  W-F 9:30-11am
Will issue food card and canvas bags.  Need proof of residency, drivers’ license,
state ID, utility bill and family income 


Neighborhood House
(248) 871-2848

Assistance with food, rent, heating bills, electric bills, and water bills.
Office consultations are by appointment only. Voice mail is available during
non-office hours, and all calls are returned promptly.
Office Location:   Jon Grant Community Center

(connected to Fire Station #3)
29260 Grand River Avenue (at Middlebelt Road)
Farmington Hills, MI 48336

MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES, OAKLAND COUNTY
www.michigan.gov/dhs
(248) 669-7600 
 

OAKLAND COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
www.oakgov.com/health
(248) 858-1280 
 

Community Housing Network
(248)928-0111
570 Kirts Blvd. #231

Troy, Michigan  48084 
 

Salvation Army
(248)477-1153
27500 Shiawassee Rd, Farmington Hills, MI  48336

Food pantry, baby items, furniture referral & utility assistance
By appointment only…Mon-Thu 8:30-4:30pm
*free breadline/produce on Mondays from 9:30 till gone 
 

Active Faith Community Service
(248)437-9790
401 S. Washington, South Lyon, MI  48178

Food pantry hours:  Mon, Wed, Thur  10am-5pm
Clothing donation hours:  Wed 10am-3pm 
 

Baldwin Soup Kitchen
(248)332-6262
212 Baldwin Ave, Pontiac, MI  48342

Emergency meals for those who are in need 
 

Capuchin Soup Kitchen
(313)822-8606
4390 Connor St, Detroit, MI  48215

Emergency meals for those in need 
 

Grace Centers of Hope
(248)334-2187  /  855-HELP_GCH
35 E. Huron, Pontiac, MI  48342

www.gracecentersofhope.org
Emergency shelter, food and clothing, Life skills program for those afflicted by domestic violence and/or drug addiction 
 

Lighthouse Emergency Services
(248)920-6100
46156 Woodward Ave, Pontiac, MI  48342

Provides solutions to crisis situations for low income residents and seniors in Oakland County.  Services include but are not limited to:  emergency
clothing and food, Meal on Wheels, medical equipment and supplies, childcare educational programs and parenting educations, transportation. 
 

HAVEN 24 Hour Crisis Support
(877)922-1274   /  (248)334-1274
Provides shelter/assistance for those afflicted by domestic violence/sexual assault 
 

Common Ground Sanctuary 24 Hour Support
(800)231-1127
Provides a lifeline for individuals and families in crisis, victims of crime, persons with mental illness, people trying to cope with critical situations, runaway, and homeless youths. 
 

Meals on Wheels…Farmington/Farmington Hills
(248)473-1825


United Way 
Call 211
www.unitedway.org/211 

Anyone in Oakland, Wayne or Macomb counties can dial 211 from any phone and be connected with United Way’s Emergency Help Line.  United Way can help find human services in the community to help with the following: 

  • Emergency Shelter
  • Rent Assistance
  • Utility Assistance
  • Job Training
  • Counseling
  • Substance Abuse
  • Child & Elderly Care
  • After School Programs
     

Lacasa Center
(866)522-2725 /  (517)548-1350
2895 W. Grand River Ave., Howell, MI  48843 
 

Open Door Outreach Center
(248)360-2930
7170 Cooley Lake Rd, Waterford, MI  48327
Office hours:  Tues-Fri 10am-4:30pm

Email:  opendoor4328@sbcglobal.net
Resale Store:  (248)360-4977  hours:  Mon-Sat 10am-4:30pm
A western Oakland County charity serving those in Waterford, White Lake, West Bloomfield, Keego Harbor, Sylvan Lake, Commerce Townships and parts of Walled Lake and Wixom. 

  • Easter Programs
  • Back to School Programs
  • Thanksgiving Programs
  • Christmas/Holiday Programs
  • Referral Programs
     

Freedom Road Transportation 
(248)232-1259
Volunteer drivers to assist those in need

Mileage reimbursement 
 

Resources for Animals: 

  • Animal Care Network 
    (248)678-2756

  • Almost Home Animal Rescue League  
    (248)200-2695
    A Non-Profit, No Kill Organization

    www.almosthomeanimals.org
    Email:  almosthome1965@gmail.com

  • VetSelect Animal Hospital of Novi 
    (248)624-1100

    2150 Old Novi Road
    Novi, Michigan  48377
    Contact:  Dr. Sandra Jones
    http://www.vetselect.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source of Universal Love
c/o Ginger B. Wiechers
P.O. Box 5
Farmington, Michigan 48332-0005

www.sourceofuniversallove.com
SOULnonprofitorg@gmail.com

(248) 318-6691 * (248) 672-0616 * (248) 682-5912

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