Government & General Assistance

  • Farmington Public School Homeless Coordinator:
    248-426-2620, FAX 248-489-3689
    Hatty Ligon-Coordinator
    Teresa Barrick, Secretary

    State of Michigan Department of Human Services
    Family Independence Agency
    DHS Southfield
    25620 W. 8 Mile Rd. (at Beech Rd.), Southfield
    Services provided include:

    • Food Assistance Program 
    • State Disability Assistance - Rent assistance for those in a shelter or living in a car.
    • Adult Medical Program State Emergency Relief 
    • Resident County Hospitalization Child Support Services
    • Medical Assistance Low Income Home Energy
    • Child Development and Care Assistance Home Heating Credit
    • Family Independence Program Weatherization Assistance Program

    Applicants must complete an application requiring extensive personal and financial information and return it to the office at the address above. Applicants are accepted or issued a Denial Letter which is often required to obtain assistance from other service agencies.

    United Way
    Phone 2.1.1 (800-552-1183) – Get Help Now
    Services Provided Include:

    • Rent Assistance Temporary Financial Assistance
    • Utilities Assistance (THAW) Subsidized Rental Housing
    • Food Pantries Prescription Assistance
    • Legal Aid Food Stamps
    • Job Search/Placement Homeless Shelter
    • Clothing Provisions Mortgage Assistance

    Child Protective Services
    Michigan Child Protective services program is responsible for investigating allegations of child abuse and neglect.

    Neighborhood House
    29260 Grand River, Farmington Hills, MI 48336
    248-871-2848 – Leave a message for assistance - Neighborhood House tab
    Services Provided Include:
    Food, shelter, clothing, rent assistance, utility assistance, medical or dental needs, mental health services and limited furniture availability.
    Hours: Monday: 5:30-8:00pm; Tuesday: 9:30-12:00 pm, Wednesday: CLOSED, Thursday: 9:30-12:00, Friday: 5:30-8:00pm

    Salvation Army
    27835 Shiawassee, Farmington Hills, MI 48336
    www.salvationarmy.orgTo apply for social service assistance call 248-334-2401 to schedule an appointment.
    Office hours are Monday thru Friday 9:00-11:30 am and 1:00pm-3:30pm.Services vary with funding and time of year and include: Housing, utility and rental assistance, emergency motel voucher, referrals to shelters, food pantry and more.

    Lighthouse of Oakland County
    46156 Woodward, Pontiac, MI 48342
    The services provided by LOC’s three key subsidiaries are:
    Lighthouse Community Development (LCD), rejuvenating communities through affordable housing and educated homeowner.
    Lighthouse Emergency Services (LES), providing emergency food, housing, medical, utility and other services to people who need immediate help.
    Lighthouse PATH (PATH), which provides long-term housing and support to help women achieve self-sufficiency and a healthy family environment for their children.
    Lighthouse Facebook Page

    Community Housing Network
    570 Kirts Blvd., Suite 231, Troy, MI 48084
    248-928-0111, toll free 866-282-3119 Housing Resource Center: 248-928-0111
    They offer resources, information, education, and referrals for all kinds of housing opportunities
    Aside from subsidized housing searches they have shelter and rental assistance referrals, homeless housing assistance, home repair and home medical supply referrals.

    St. Vincent de Paul
    Detroit main office.
    3000 Gratiot Ave, Detroit, MI 48207

    Farmington Hills, Senior Division
    Costick Activities Center, 28600 Eleven Mile Rd., Farmington Hills, 48336
    Contact person: Teresa Jergovich 248-473-1826, FAX 248-473-1801
    Hours: Monday –Friday 9:30am -3:30pm
    For ages 50 and better: Home chore program, minor home repairs, supply a list of commercial contractors, meals on wheels; 248-473-1825, adult respite care; 248-473-1872, caregiver assistance, SENEX Adult Day Program; 248-473-1872,support groups for grief and loss, cancer, stroke, visually impaired, general Medicare/Medicaid counseling, emergency food assistance, telephone reassurance, transportation; 248-473-1864.

    Oakland Family Services
    114 Orchard Lake Road, Pontiac, 48341
    248-858-7766, toll free 877-742-8264
    Hours: M-Th: 9am-9:30pm, F: 9am-6:30pm

    2045 E. West Maple, Walled Lake 48390
    248-624-3812, toll free 866-9903-8956
    Hours: M-Th: 9am-9pm, F: 9am-5pm

    2351 W. 12 Mile, Berkley, 48072
    248-544-4004, 877-211-4495
    M-Th: 9am-9pm, F: 9am-5pm
    Saturday by appointment Family Services is a private, non-profit that provides programs addressing the needs of young and old alike. To view the services offered go to:

    Blessed Birthdays – founded by Anika Jane Beamer
    Contact: Homeless Coordinator office for referral
    248-426-2620 or Service provided: On the student’s birthday or closest adjoining school day, the child will receive a cake in a decorated box with candles and balloons to go home with the child, thematic napkins, a specially chosen wrapped gift, and a non-edible birthday treat to be shared with classmates. This birthday bundle will be delivered to the school office by Anika Jane or another Blessed Birthdays representative. At least two weeks notice is appreciated.

    Internet and Computer: Options for low-income families
    Services: Families can access this website to learn what internet options are available in their communities, including mobile hotspots. The website also lists information on discounted computers for qualified families as well as local technology training opportunities.