Urgent Needs

  • 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)

    www.metrounitedway.org – 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
    http://www.goodfellows.info/ - 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: 5:30-8:00 pm; Tuesday: 9:30-12:00 pm, Wednesday: CLOSED, Thursday: 9:30-12:00, Friday: 5:30-8:00 pm

    Salvation Army
    27835 Shiawassee, Farmington Hills, MI 48336

    www.salvationarmy.org To 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 1:00 pm-3:30 pm. Services vary with funding and time of year and include housing, utility and rental assistance, emergency motel vouchers, referrals to shelters, food pantries, 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), rejuvenates communities through affordable housing and educated homeowners.
    Lighthouse Emergency Services (LES), provides emergency food, housing, medical, utility, and other services to people who need immediate help.
    Lighthouse PATH (PATH), 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
    www.communityhousingnetwork.org 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 9:30 am -3:30 pm

    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: 9 am-9:30 pm, F: 9 am-6:30 pm

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

    2351 W. 12 Mile, Berkley, 48072
    248-544-4004, 877-211-4495
    M-Th: 9 am-9 pm, F: 9 am-5 pm
    Saturday by appointment

    www.oaklandfamilyservices.org.Oakland Family Services is a private, non-profit that provides programs addressing the needs of young and old alike. 

    Day Shelters/Cooling and Warming Center

    Costick Activities Center Farmington Hills

    Cooling Center - check for availability

    28600 W Eleven Mile Rd, Farmington Hills, MI 48336

    (248) 473-1800

    Welcome Inn (Day Shelter)
    2500 Crooks Road
    Royal Oak, MI
    7 am to 7:30 pm daily:  Open 10 am to 3 pm for showers, food, clothing, referrals, etc.
    Provides daytime shelter for men and women. 

    Hope Hospitality and Warming Center
    249 Baldwin, Pontiac, MI

    248-812-9276 or 248-499-7345
    Warming center for men and women.
    November to mid-April from 7:30 pm to 7:00 am

    Provides expert free mental health and substance abuse resources for people at any stage of their recovery journey