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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