Turning Point of Macomb – 
Services to End Domestic and Sexual Violence
24 hour crisis line

Dream Centers of Pontiac
…assistance with basic needs, life skills and housing
830 Auburn Ave, Pontiac, MI 48324

Hours:  10am to 3pm
Monday – Friday


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
     Referrals to health care, public health nurses, registered dietitians, and many other helpful services​ 

Eligibility Guidelines:​​
     Pregnant women
     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  
Community. Action. Resources. Empowerment. Services.
27835 Shiawassee Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48336
Main Number: (248) 882-7800
Pantry Number: (248) 474-8231
Hours of Operation: Tuesday through Friday
9:00am – 11:30am  

Offers access to food and clothing resources, counseling, spiritual renewal,
educational and work related training, life skills, integrated health services,
physical wellness, mental health, grief and suicide prevention. 


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

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



St. Vincent DePaul

  • 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 

  • 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)


    196 Cesar Chavez
    Pontiac, MI  48342
    Kathy Chester, 248-470-8019

    Berkley Early Head Start

    Avery Early Childhood Center
    14700 West Lincoln
    Oak Park, MI 48237
    Sue Wilson, 248-837-8404

    Lake Orion Early Head Start

    Lake Orion Community Resource Center
    455 E. Scripps
    Lake Orion, MI 48360
    Susan Bartley, 248-693-5687

    Oxford Early Head Start

    Christ the King Church
    1550 West Drahner
    Oxford, MI  48371
    Karen Zinski, 248-935-1796 

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 (248)474-5748 *Farmington/Farmington Hills
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

(248) 669-7600 

(248) 858-1280 


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

Troy, Michigan  48084 


United Way  Call 211 


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

Food pantry, baby items, furniture referral & utility assistance
By appointment only…Mon-Thur 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
35 E. Huron, Pontiac, MI  48342
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

Call 2-1-1 United Way
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

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
  • VetSelect Animal Hospital of Novi  (248)624-1100
    2150 Old Novi Road
    Novi, Michigan  48377
    Contact:  Dr. Sandra Jones








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

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

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