Lakeshore Legal Aid –
Free legal help for low income people and Seniors (60+)
Counsel & Advocacy Law Line: (888) 783-8190
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 &
- 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
24 hour crisis line
Gary Burnstein Community Health Clinic
…free health care, medication, food pantry, dental services, diabetes prevention
45580 Woodward Ave, Pontiac, MI 48341 – USA
To become a patient you must be:
* 19 – 64 Years Old
* at or below 250% Federal Poverty Level
* a Michigan Resident
Women, Infants & Children (WIC)
WIC is a free nutrition education program that helps families eat well and stay healthy.
Supplemental healthy foods
Nutrition counseling and education
Referrals to health care, public health nurses, registered dietitians, and many other helpful services
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)
North Oakland Health Center
1200 N Telegraph, Bldg. 34 East, Pontiac
South Oakland Health Center
27725 Greenfield Rd, Southfield
Walled Lake WIC Office
1010 E. West Maple Rd., Walled Lake
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
*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
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
Food Distribution Hours:
Thursday: 10am – 1:30pm
Saturday: 11am – 1:30pm
(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
- 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
Tri-County 24 Hour Shelter Hotline
SOS …South Oakland Shelter
18505 Twelve Mile Road, Lathrup Village, MI 48076
Our Lady of Sorrow *St Vincent DePaul
23815 Power Road, Farmington MI 48336
St Alexander *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
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
OAKLAND COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Community Housing Network
570 Kirts Blvd. #231
Troy, Michigan 48084
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
401 S. Washington, South Lyon, MI 48178
Food pantry hours: Mon, Wed, Thur 10am-5pm
Clothing donation hours: Wed 10am-3pm
Baldwin Soup Kitchen
212 Baldwin Ave, Pontiac, MI 48342
Emergency meals for those who are in need
Capuchin Soup Kitchen
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
Emergency shelter, food and clothing, Life skills program for those afflicted by domestic violence and/or drug addiction
Lighthouse Emergency Services
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
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
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
- Substance Abuse
- Child & Elderly Care
- After School Programs
(866)522-2725 / (517)548-1350
2895 W. Grand River Ave., Howell, MI 48843
Open Door Outreach Center
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
Volunteer drivers to assist those in need
Resources for Animals:
- Animal Care Network
- Almost Home Animal Rescue League
A Non-Profit, No Kill Organization
- VetSelect Animal Hospital of Novi
2150 Old Novi Road
Novi, Michigan 48377
Contact: Dr. Sandra Jones
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