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*Sweet Dreamzzz      

P.O. Box 608

Farmington, MI  48332-0608                                 

Phone:  248-478-3242

Email:  sweetdreamzzzdet@ameritech.net

Website:  www.sweetdreamzzzdetroit.org

Sweet Dreamzzz is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing at-risk children with the sleep education and bedtime essentials necessary to achieve a good night's sleep to help classroom learning.  It offers its 

R.E.M. (Rest. Educate. Motivate) Sleep Program to high-poverty schools throughout metro Detroit.  


*Goodwill of Detroit

Administrative Office:                

3111 Grand River Avenue                     

Detroit, MI  48208                               

Phone: 313-964-3900                        

Email:  info@goodwilldetroit.org

Website:  www.goodwilldetroit.org 


*Salvation Army of S. E Michigan

Administrative Office:

5875 Middlebelt Road

Romulus, MI  48174

Phone: 734-729-3939

Website: www.SalArmyThrift.com 

Multiple stores---see website above for thrift stores in your area!

You can also get a referral for FREE clothes, etc. from your DHS worker!


*Society of St. Vincent dePaul 


Van Elslander Family Center

3000 Gratiot

Detroit, MI  48207

Phone: 313-972-3100 OR   313-393-2930

Website: www.svdpdet.org/tall_storelisting.html   

Contact your local Catholic church that is a part of the St. Vincent dePaul 

Council to obtain vouchers for clothing or household items.   Serves multiple areas--see listings above!  Call 877-788-4623 for the nearest Catholic parish to you that is a member of SVDP!  You can also speak with a store manager.  


*American Council of the Blind Thrift Store

23830 Ford Road

Dearborn Heights, MI  48127

Phone: 313-551-4768

Email:  dtw@acbes.org


*Find the local Consignment Shop in your area at www.consignmentshops.com


*Mom-To-Mom Resale Events

Website: www.mom2momlist.com 




*Aunt Millie's Bakeries                  

Phone:  855-755-BAKE (2253)

Email:  CustomerService@AuntMillie.com

Website:  https://www.auntmillies.com/about/bakery-outlets


971 W. Beecher 49221

Phone: 517-263-4319



5331 W. Michigan Ave.  48197

Phone:  734-528-5295


Dearborn Heights

24734 Van Born 48125

Phone:  313-291-2140


Port Huron

2380 Lapeer Road 48060

Phone:  810-985-9126


White Lake

10340 Highland 48383

Phone:  248-698-4254

These are just some of the bakeries Thrift Stores.  Please see the website above for a complete listing!


*Entenmann's Bakery Outlet    

13280 Newburgh Road 

Livonia, MI 48150 

Phone:  734-464-1743

Website: http://www.entenmanns.com/op-locator-Store-Outlet.cfm

Type your zip code in on the webpage above to find the nearest outlet to you!


*Awreys Bakery Outlet     

12301 Farmington Road  

Livonia, MI  48150

Phone: 866-743-7525

Website:  www.awrey.com/thriftstore.aspx




*Consumers can receive a free copy of their credit reports once a year from each of the three nationwide credit-reporting companies at www.annualcreditreport.com 

OR by calling 877-322-8228.

If you order by phone, your request will be mailed within 15 days.  Beginning July 21, 2011, lenders will be REQUIRED to provide a free credit score when consumers are rejected for a loan or required to pay a higher rate than the best one available.  

See www.federalreserve.gov/creditreports for details on how credit reports work.  


*More information on debt collection is at www.askdoctordebt.com.  This website was created by the ACA International Education Foundation.  You can also go to 

www.ftc.gov for a video that explains consumer rights relating to debt collection! 


*See www.myfico.com for information on FICO scores.  


*Debtors Anonymous offers help to compulsive spenders at www.debtorsanonymous.org 


*An Interactive Web quiz to better understand how credit scores are calculated at www.creditscorequiz.org.


*National Foundation for Credit Counseling

Phone: 800-388-2227

Website: www.nfcc.org


*Green Path Debt Solutions 

Administrative Office:

38505 County Club Drive #210

Farmington Hills MI  48331

Phone:  800-550-1961

Website:  www.greenpath.com

Offices throughout Michigan.  Call for locations or check the website!


*Adult Well-Being Services   

6700 Middlebelt Road

Romulus MI 48174

Phone: 313-925-1135 OR 734-629-4986 Financial Stability Coordination

Website:  www.awbs.org

Offers classes throughout the year; however, they are generally arranged through a coordinator at senior residential sites or at agencies serving disabled adults such as Michigan Rehabilitation Services and the like. Workshops are given to groups. 

We also offer one on one financial coaching regarding budgeting, setting financial goals and benefits checkups for seniors and adults with disabilities.



*5th Annual Deja vu Prom Dress Resale              

Grosse Ile Golf and Country Club 

9339 Bellevue Road 

Grosse Ile, MI 

This regional event serves Downriver and the surrounding areas, providing sellers the opportunity to earn 70 percent of what their dress sells for or purchase a “like new” gown at reduced prices.   At the end of the sale, dresses may be reclaimed or donated to girls in need.


*Becca's Closet                   

Locations: Bay City, Detroit, Saginaw 

Website: www.beccascloset.org




*Dress for Success

PO Box 980138

5361 McAuley Drive

Ypsilanti, MI  48198

Phone:  734-712-0517

Email:  michigan@dressforsuccess.org

Website:  www.dressforsuccess.org

Business clothing for women only.  Call for an appointment and bring a referral letter with you.   

Open to residents of other counties as well.


*Chrysalis Boutique

15100 Northline Road

Southgate, MI  48195

Phone:  734-362-7048     TTY:  1-800-649-3777

Website: www.dccwf.org

Provides gently used clothing for eligible women & men enrolled in workforce programs at the Downriver Community Conference or our partnering agencies by referral only.


*Betty's Closet

Riverview Hospital in Detroit

Phone:  313-499-4844

Open Monday thru Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


*The Women's Center of Southeastern Michigan 

510 Maple Road

Ann Arbor, MI

Phone:  734-973-6779

Monday thru Friday by appointment

Email:  info@womenscentersemi.org 

Website:  www.womenscentersemi.org    

Serves men as well as women and you do NOT have to be a Washtenaw County resident.

NO referral letter is needed. 


*Help Is On the Way

Administrative Office:

6784 Edwards

Belleville, MI  48111


5358 South Beech Daly

Dearborn Heights, MI  48125-1708

Phone:  313-908-7104 

Contact:  Jack Schmidt 

Website:  www.helpsontheway.org

Thursdays 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (line starts at 5 p.m. and you must be in line no later than 7:30 p.m.)  Clothing & food for those who are poverty level.   You do not need to live within a specific zip code in order to receive help. 


*Perfecting Community Care Center        

7100 E. Davison 

Detroit, MI 48212

Phone: 313-365-2273

Website:  www.perfectingcdc.org

The Community Care Center provides free food, clothing and basic needs and resources to low-income citizens in the greater Metro Detroit Area in efforts to assist them in improving socio-economic prosperity.


*Perry Outreach Center           

2047 S. Beatrice 

Detroit, MI  

St. Andrew Benedict: 313-381-1184

St. Mary Magdalen: 313-381-8566

St. Henry: 313-381-0711

Christ the Good Shepherd: 313-928-1324

St. Andre Bessette: 313-383-8514

People in need of help with food, utility bills, clothing, medical, household goods or other needs, etc. can contact any of the five parishes above!  This is open to people who reside within the boundaries of the five parishes in S.W. Detroit; Lincoln Park, Ecorse, River Rouge, Melvindale and Northern Allen Park. 


*The Guidance Center Family Resource Center   

Phone:   734-785-7705 x 7119

Website: www.guidance-center.org

Family Resource Centers in Southgate (The Aquinas Center)

River Rouge (Walter White Community Resource Center)

Belleville, Romulus, Taylor, Lincoln Park and Flat Rock. 

The Aquinas Center does have a small clothing closet but the one in River Rouge is the biggest. 


*Lighthouse Community Church

24100 Huron River Drive

Rockwood, MI  48173

Phone: 734-789-7536

FREE clothing (and food) distribution, 10 a.m. to noon the third 

Saturday of each month. 


*St. Thomas Community Thrift Shop

St. Thomas Episcopal Church

2441 Nichols Drive (use rear entrance of church)             

Trenton, MI  48183                                                                       

Phone:  734-671-8479

Website:  www.stthomastrenton.org

Clothing $4 a bag (no matter how full!), household goods, books; open to the public. 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays. Donations accepted. With referral from a social worker, may have one "free" visit to take what is needed. Please come in no later than 11 a.m. in order to fully take advantage of what is in stock and so the helpers can properly help you!


*Dix United Methodist Church Thrift Shop                             

1911 Horger                                                                              

Lincoln Park, MI                                                                      

Phone:  313-386-3455      

9 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays.   


*The Value Shop                         

Central United Methodist Church  

23 E. Adams Fifth floor

Detroit, MI  

Phone:  313-961-6193

Website:  www.centralumchurch.com    

Range of clothes at low prices or for free.  Open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, 

Thursday and Friday.  


*Arthurs Closet

Arthurs Middle School

4000 Marian Dr. 

Trenton, MI  48183

Phone: 734-676-8700 ext. 317

Offers free clothing for families in need during school hours.  Coats, jeans, sweaters, shirts, shoes and more in all sizes are available.  Also has suit jackets and dress clothes for people going back to work or for job interviews.  Contact the school counseling staff for assistance at the above number to get an appointment!  


*New Hope Methodist Church

3401 Oakwood Blvd.

Melvindale, MI  48122

Phone:  313-383-6577

Last 2 Thursdays of the month. Call for current times. No referral needed but must bring proof of income.  Diapers, baby formula and occasionally clothes.  Also food bank.


*Faith Christian Assembly              

Bread of Life Food & Clothing Outreach

25201 Outer Drive

Melvindale, MI  48122

Phone: 313-928-8305

Email:  faith@fcausa.org

Website: www.fcausa.org

Food and clothing to anyone in need the last Saturday of the month except for holiday months when the dates are adjusted to before the holiday.  


*Evangel Baptist Church

16994 Telegraph Road

Taylor, MI  48180

Phone:  734-946-4121

Website:  www.evangelbaptist.com

Clothing (counseling & education also) for teen parents.


*St. Phillip's Evangelical Lutheran Church Free Clothes Closet                          

2884 E. Grand Blvd. 

Detroit, MI  

Phone:  313-872-1010

For women & children every Thursday noon until 2 p.m. and also every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 


*Union Second Baptist Church     

Beechwood Center 

421 Beechwood 

River Rouge, MI  

Phone:  313-383-1558

Food and clothing give-away every 3rd Saturday 10 a.m. 


*PHG Urban Life Center               

6495 W. Warren Ave. 

Detroit, MI 

Phone:  313-357-3152

Free clothing for men, women & children every Thursday from 10 a.m. until noon. Closed on holidays.  

Free food baskets ALSO available every 3rd Saturday, pre-registration required.  Stop in or call for details.  


*Destiny & Purpose Community Outreach

First Baptist World Changers International Ministries

Community Clothing Closet

PO Box 19119

22575 West 8 Mile Road

Detroit, MI  48219

Email: dapco1@sbcglobal.net

Website:  www.dapco.org


*Runner for Christ Ministries

1125 Fort Street

Lincoln Park, MI  48146

Phone:  313-381-9303

Website: www.rfcm.org


*Detroit Friendship House

9540 Conant Street

Hamtramck, MI  48212-3540

Phone:  313-873-2007 (Family Shop) OR 313-871-7443

Website:  www.detroitfriendshiphouse.com   

Serves Hamtramck and nearby Detroit neighborhoods


*Church of the Resurrection

27085 W. Outer Drive

Ecorse, MI  48229

Phone: 313-842-2289

Recently opened thrift shop and clothing for men, women and children. Clothing is $2 a bag.  


*Cass Community Social Services

11745 Rosa Parks Blvd

Detroit, MI  48206

Phone:  313-883-2277

Website:  www.casscommunity.org


*Crossroads of Michigan--Main Office

2424 West Grand Blvd.

Detroit, MI  48208

Phone:  313-831-2000

Website: http://www.crossroadsofmichigan.org


Crossroads of Michigan--East Office

14641 E. Jefferson Ave.

Detroit, MI  48215

Phone:  313-822-5200 

Both locations offer free clothing.  Call 1 day prior to make an appointment.



6333 Medbury

Detroit, MI  48211

Phone: 313-925-0514

Website:  www.cskdetroit.org

Emergency clothing. 


*PBJ Outreach Inc.

Our Lady of Good Counsel Church 

1160 Penniman

Plymouth, MI   

Phone: 313-719-3421 Bernie

Email:  bdodyk@ameritech.net and deacontimsullivan@gmail.com

Website: www.PBJOutreach.org

A diverse group of people volunteering their time and services to provide food, clothing and basic social services to homeless and impoverished people of the Metro Detroit area including the Cass Corridor section of inner-city Detroit.  The group provides food and clothing for approximately 250 to 350 homeless people every Saturday morning.  


*My Father's Business

21002 Moross

Detroit, MI  

Phone:  313-642-0277


*Grace Community Church

Phone:  313-882-3000


*Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries

150 Stinson

Detroit, MI  48226

Phone:  313-993-4700

Website: www.drmm.org


*Tried & True Thrift Shop

35004 Michigan Ave.

Wayne, MI  48184

Phone:  734-728-9777


*Hartford Agape House

18515 James Couzens Hwy.

Detroit, MI  48235

Phone:  313-861-1200

Services provided for the following zip code areas:  48221, 48219, and 48235


*AIDS Partnership of Michigan

2751 E. Jefferson Suite 301

Detroit, MI  48207

Phone:  313-446-9800 OR 800-649-3777 (Relay)

Email:  info@aidspartnership.org

Website:  www.aidspartnership.org

Clothing for program participants.


*Calvary's Coat Closet

Calvary Baptist Church

15221 Eureka Road

Southgate, MI  48195

Phone:  734-284-2811

Free coats, hats, gloves for those in need every fall.   


*Abigail's Closet

Abundant Life Christian Center                         

25210 Grand River Ave.

Redford, MI  48240

Phone: 313-533-2640

Pastor Harold and Felicia Duncan welcome those in need to Abigail's Closet which features gently used clothing for men, women and children.  Call the number above to make an appointment. 


*Matrix Human Services

13560 E. McNichols 

Detroit, MI  48205

Phone: 313-526-4000

Website: www.matrixhumanservices.org


*Community United Methodist Church

1160 Olive Street

Romulus, MI 48174

Phone:  734-941-0736

Clothing will be distributed from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on August 8, 2009, at the church....all are welcome.


*Walter White Community Resource Center    

River Rouge, MI 

Phone:  734-785-7705 ext. 7835

Has a free clothing closet and there is clothing for all ages in all sizes and range from casual to dressy.


*First Congregational Church

98 Superior

Wyandotte, MI  48192

Winter clothing /blankets/ sleeping bags given the 4th Saturday of the month, October through March only.

Also social service referrals.


*Redemption Helping Hands Mission Center            

1241 E. 7 Mile

Detroit,   MI  48091

Phone: 313-526-5631 OR 586-872-4032

Email:  redemptionlc@comcast.net

Has a Clothing Closet.  


*Catholic Social Services

305 Michigan Ave.  10th Floor

Detroit, MI  48226

Phone: 313-237-5905

Website: www.aodonline.org/AODOnline/AODOnline.htm




*Website: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SEMIclothingswap/

Total free events with NO obligation to bring anything or take anything.  Bring what you don't need and take what you do want.  Sign up for announcements for the next swap.




*Website:  www.freecycle.org

Click on the link to go to the main website and join an email group and observe the group rules. Individuals offer surplus clothing, items etc. to others and you reply by email to arrange pickup if it is not already taken. You can also send email requests for specific needed items.  

























































































































































































*Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency

Corporate Office: 

7310 Woodward Ave., Suite 800

Detroit, MI  48202


2121 Biddle Ave.

Wyandotte MI  48192

Phone:  734-284-6999        

Website:  www.waynemetro.org                                                

Employment Training Job Club/Employment Linkages provides search, placement, and job support to homeless or near-homeless individuals.  Services are offered in partnership with homeless shelter and transitional housing providers to meet the specific employment needs of the homeless or recently housed.  Services include one-on-one counseling, work experience placements, job search support, and job placement.


*Washtenaw Community College--Adult Transitions

4800 E. Huron River Drive  

P.O. Box 1610

Ann Arbor, MI  48106-1610

Phone:  734-677-5006

Website:  www.wccnet.edu

Counselor on site.  FREE (to qualified applicants) workshops on GED & ASSET test preparation, entrance into campus programs, improving reading, writing, and math skills, some job training programs.  

Grants, Financial aid, student loans etc. is available.


*Services To Enhance Potential   (STEP CENTRAL)

Phone:  734-718-0483

Email:  info@stepcentral.org 

Website:  www.stepcentral.org

Resources Centers:

Dearborn North and South, 2 locations in Detroit, Wyandotte, Livonia, Ann Arbor, and Wayne.

Serving developmentally disabled and mentally impaired individuals in Wayne, Washtenaw, and Oakland Counties.  Community Living Supports, Employment, Mobility, Self-Employment, Skills Building, Supports Brokering, Supports Coordination and Vocational Supports.


*The Information Center

20400 Superior 

Taylor MI  48180

Phone:  734-282-7171

Website:  http://theinfocenter.info/index.php

Links people with job training and transportation.


*The Senior Alliance

Area Agency on Aging 1-C

3850 Second Street, Suite 201

Wayne MI  48184

Phone:  734-722-2830 OR 800-815-1112

Website:  www.aaa1c.org


Detroit Area Agency on Aging--Mature Workers Program

1333 Brewery Park Blvd., Suite 200

Detroit MI  48207-2635

Phone: 313-446-4444

Website:  www.aaa1a.org



15100 Northline Road, Room 134

Southgate MI 48195

Phone:  734-281-2470

The Title V Employment program (also known as Senior Community Service Employment Program) offers part-time employment training opportunities for low-income persons age 55 and older.  There are a limited number of employment slots available.  Placement typically is in public-or non-profit agencies.   


*Michigan Ability Partners

Administration Office: 

3810 Packard  

Suite 200

Ann Arbor MI  48108

Phone:  734-975-6800

Email:  info@mapagency.org

Website:  www.mapagency.org


*Michigan Rehabilitation Services

201 N. Washington Square, 4th Floor

PO Box 30010

Lansing, MI  48909

Phone:  800-605-6722 OR 888-605-6722

Website: www.mich.gov/mdcd         Go to the Labor & Economic Growth Webpage

Provides screening, training, and job placement assistance to people over 18 years of age who are physically or medically disabled, including those who are HIV+ where the HIV has affected their ability to physically do their job.  Some eligibility criteria include having a recent history of substance abuse treatment completion, assessed in school as learning-disabled, or with a physical/ mental /emotional disability.  Call the number above or see website for office locations around the state.


*Schoolcraft College  

1751 Radcliff Street   Room 120

Garden City MI  48135

Phone: 734-462-4400 ext. 6051   Tuesday and Thursday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


The Transition Center at Schoolcraft College

McDowell Center

Room MC225

18600 Haggerty Road

Livonia MI  48152-2696

Phone: 734-462-4443    

Website:  www.schoolcraft.edu/

The Transition Center at Schoolcraft College has the staff and resources to assist students and community members with a broad range of concerns.  From admission to graduation, the Transition Center assists Schoolcraft students of all ages to navigate through college successfully.  Many of our services are not limited to Schoolcraft College students only.  If you are a community member in a difficult situation, we can direct you to resources that address your specific concern.  All community resources we recommend are available either free of charge or have fees based on a sliding scale, which is dependent upon your income.  In addition, we have many free pamphlets, brochures and articles on a variety of topics. 


*Wayne County Regional Educational Services Agency

33500 Van Born Road

Wayne MI  48184 

Phone:  734-334-1300

Website:  http://www.resa.net/aboutus/contactus/

Career and technical training for high school students. 



2651 Saulino Street

Dearborn, MI  48120

Phone:  313-842-7010

Email:  sharb@accesscommunity.org   Sonia Harb 

Website:  www.accesscommunity.org

Employment Service Program, Workforce Investment Act--Adult, DLW and Youth Programs, Work First Programs, specialized workshops to empower job seekers, self-directed resource room with Internet access, learning lab (assessments, self-paced tutorials (basic skills, GED, ESL, office skills) and computer application training, and a range of services to employers seeking a qualified and diverse workforce (recruitment, screening, consultations, mediation, job fairs, etc.).


*Destiny & Purpose Community Outreach--CAP Program (D.A.P.C.O)

P.O. Box 19119

Detroit MI  48219


127 North Washington Street

Ypsilanti MI  48197

Phone:  877-832-1277 #103

Email:  dapco1@sbcglobal.net

Website:  www.dapco.org

Employability training program. 


*Central Detroit Christian Community Development Corp.

8840 2nd Street

Detroit MI  48202

Phone:  313-873-0064

Website:  www.centraldetroitchristian.org/

Provides job training and development to residents of Central Detroit.


*City of Detroit Employment and Training Dept.

707 W. Milwaukee  

Detroit MI  48202

Phone: 313-876-0559

Email: detroitmwa@emptrain.ci.detroit.mi.us

Website:  Click HERE


*Youth Opportunity Program (Y.O.P.)

1101 S. Raisinville Road

Monroe MI  48161

Phone:  734-242-5799 ext. 1516

The Y.O.P. program offers Monroe County youth academic skills, employment services, and career information.  

If you are from 16-21 years old, from a low-income family and could use help to complete a diploma, G.E.D. or to get or keep a job, contact this organization!


*Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital

Wyandotte MI

Phone: 734-246-6000 ext. 805069  

Website:  www.henryfordwyandotte.com

This hospital offers health career training to 11th and 12th-grade students and adults.


*Jewish Vocational Service (JVS)

4250 Woodward Ave.

Detroit MI  48201

Phone: 313-833-8100      TTY: 313-833-8321

Website:  http://www.jvsdet.org

JVS offers a wide range of employment assessment, training, and placement options.  Other services available include senior adult services, services for people with disabilities, and services for the homeless and individuals at risk.  Services are available to anyone in Detroit currently receiving food assistance benefits, who have no dependents, are able to work and are ages 18-49. Must be referred by Michigan Department of Human Services caseworker. 


*League of Catholic Women Project Transition

16260 Dexter 

Detroit MI  48221

Phone: 313-862-3400


*Lutheran Social Services      

Heartline, Inc.

8201 Sylvester 

Detroit MI  48214

Phone:  313-923-4200

Website:  www.lsss.org


*Detroit Youth Foundation     

7375 Woodward Ave. #2800

Detroit MI  48202

Website:  www.detroityouth.org


*Birth and Postpartum Doula Training

Center for the Childbearing Year

722 Brooks

Ann Arbor MI  48103

Phone: 734-663-1523

Website: www.center4cby.com

Professional training and certification through DONA International and a variety of continuing educational programs, including nursing CEUs.  A medical background is not required to become a Doula.  Some scholarships are available.  


* Fresh Start

Phone: 313-875-5182      Beth Roberts

A program ran in conjunction with the Wayne County Jails and police departments. Attempts to take women off the street in Detroit (for instance prostitutes) and helps them start new lives, including clothing, toiletries, housing, furniture, job training, etc.  Residents graduate through several levels of programming before graduation.


*Washtenaw County Workforce Development Board

Employment, Training, and Community Services Group

555 Towner Street

Ypsilanti MI  48197

Phone: 313-484-6650


*Detroit Hispanic Development Corp.

1211 Trumbull

Detroit MI  48216-1940

Phone: 313-967-4880

Email: MKelty@dhdc1org

Website:  www.dhdc1.org

Offers ESL classes during the day as well as 4 evenings a week to accommodate working parents.


MPRI: Offers ex-offenders an array of bilingual services that will assist them in reintegrating into their communities and families including assessment, case management, job readiness and placement, family reunification, anger management, life skills.


Summer Youth:  Operates several weeks during the summer for youths ages 11-18.  Older youth ages 14-18 are able to gain work experience and training while earning minimum age.  All youth participate in substance abuse and violence prevention workshops, weekly field trips, and community service projects.


Urban Arts Academy Entrepreneurship:  This hands-on program teaches entrepreneurial skills to 150 adolescents per year and provides tools for developing their own for-profit ventures such as silk-screening, 

T-shirt production, graffiti art, music & video production.  This interactive program incorporates music, art, dance and digital artistry as well as video production in its delivery methodology.  



2111 Woodward Ave.  #700

Detroit MI  48201

Phone: 313-964-5070 OR 800-676-5071

Email:  communications@cgcares.org

Website:  www.cgcares.org

Employee Readiness Training


*Comprehensive Services for the Developmentally Disabled

Main Office:

1505 Dixie Drive

Monroe MI  48162

Phone:  734-241-7441

Website:  www.csdd.org


98 Winchester

Monroe MI  48161

Phone:  734-241-7011


15099 13 Mile Road

Warren MI  48088

Phone: 586-294-3644


55800 New Haven

Chesterfield MI  48051

Phone: 586-749-0772

Vocational services, community integration, and skills training for adults with developmental disabilities and mental illness


*National Indian Council on Aging, Inc.

19678 Harper Ave., Suite 104

Grosse Pointe, MI  48236


Website:  www.nicoa.org


*Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency

196 Caesar E. Chavez     PO Box 430598

Pontiac, MI  48343-0598

Phone:  248-209-2600

Email:  info@olhsa.org                      

Website:  www.olhsa.org                 

Senior AIDES is designed to provide employment and training opportunities to older adults while providing services in the community.  Older adults are placed in paid, subsidized positions at non-profit and government organizations in Oakland County.  To be eligible, one must be 55 or older and have an income at or below 125% of poverty.


*Lighthouse of Oakland County       

46156 Woodward Ave. 

Pontiac MI 48342

Phone: 248-972-1487

Website:  www.lighthouseoakland.org 

Job search training and job placement. 


*Rochester Area Neighborhood House

1234 Inglewood   PO Box 80112

Rochester MI  48308-0112

Phone:  248-651-5836

Website:  www.ranh.org

Job coaching.


*Operation ABLE                                    

4750 Woodward, Suite 201

Detroit MI  48201

Phone: 313-832-0922 OR 1-800-922-4473

Email:  ability@OperationABLE.org

Website:  www.operationABLE.org

Offers career development services for those ages 40 and up through the Career Resilience Center along with other services.   Career Center membership, $40 for one month, $75 for 3 months, includes access to career information and informal support, including network meetings, informal staff assistance, use of software for career exploration and a library of career magazines, newspapers and self-help books and more.  One-hour session with a licensed professional career counselor, $50.  Development of job-search campaign with a career counselor, $115.  Other services are available; contact the organization for details.  NOTE:  Has received a $200,000 grant from the AARP Foundation to provide job search and career services for older adults.  


*Detroit Job Corps Center             

11801 Woodrow Wilson

Detroit, MI 48206

313-852-0300 OR 800-733-JOBS

Job Corps is a free residential education and training program that each year helps several thousand students between the ages of 16 – 24 gain the experience they need to get a better job and take control of their lives. 

The program offers you an opportunity to learn a trade, the chance to get your GED or high school diploma and help to get a job. Job Corps also provides you with a counselor who you can call for help for one year after you graduate.

Education and Training:

GED / High School Diploma

Co-enrollment opportunity with Highland Park Academy for welding

Work-based learning (WBL) opportunities available in all trades

Personalized career development plan

Hands-on training in your chosen trade area

Youth Links

Choose Your Trade:

Advanced Career Training and Off Center Training



Computer Repair

Facilities Maintenance

Health Occupations


Welding (off center)


*Focus Hope                                    

1355 Oakman Blvd.

Detroit MI  48238

Phone:  313-494-5500 OR 313-494-4300

Website:  www.focushope.edu

Job training in several areas and placement

Note:  Hope is now offering testing and placement in Machinist Training and Advanced Technologies Training. Testing every Tuesday and Thursday.  Contact Cynthia Hicks for information: 313-494-4184.


Weatherization Specialist Training Program        

An intensive 10-week training program in this new field.  Must not have any felonies.  Must have a diploma or G.E.D. and be 18 years old or older.  Drug testing and background test will be required.  


*4C (Child Care Coordinating Council of Detroit/Wayne County, Inc.)

2151 E. Jefferson, Suite 420

Detroit, MI  48207

Phone:  313-259-4411   TTY:  313-259-0076   

V/TTY:  1-800-649-3777

Email:  detroitwayne4c@aol.com

Website:  www.mi4c.org

Job Bank, Emergency Child Care Assistance Fund (ECCAF) for families in crisis, central resource, and referral for children/youth/family needs and issues/and community services.


*Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries

150 Stinson 

Detroit MI  48226

Phone:  313-993-4700

Website:  www.drmm.org

GED completion, Job Readiness Program 


*Mariners Inn

445 Ledyard

Detroit MI  48201

Phone: 313-962-9446

Website:  www.marinersinn.org

Besides providing 24-hour residential substance abuse treatment for homeless men of S.E.Michigan 

(Check under Mental Health & Substance Abuse webpage), the Career Imitative Center offers supportive outpatient counseling, employment, and housing assistance as well as transportation assistance.   


*Accessible Computer Training Program (A.C.T.)

Sponsored by Greater Detroit Agency for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Phone:  313-563-1412

Email:  mcmcadam@comcast.net

Website:  http://home.comcast.net/~mcmcadam


Detroit Sub-Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

3666 Grand River

Detroit MI  

Phone: 313-833-5494


Wayne County Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

30555 Michigan Avenue

Westland MI 

Phone: 734-737-7300


Oakland County Library for the Visually & Physically Impaired

1200 N. Telegraph

Pontiac, MI  48341

Phone: 248-452-9162


Macomb Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped

16480 Hall Road

Clinton Twp., MI  48038

Phone: 586-286-1580

The ACT Program is offered FREE through four local libraries for the blind and visually impaired and sponsored by the Greater Detroit Agency for the Blind and Visually Impaired.  ACT is a basic computer-training program for new users.  Lessons are one hour per week with an individual peer tutor.   Adaptive equipment is used.  The goal of this program is to get you ready to participate in other community programs for advanced skills.


*Matrix Human Services

Administrative Office:

120 Parsons

Detroit MI  48201

Phone: 313-831-1000

Email:  inquiries@matrixhumanservices.org

Website:  www.matrixhumanservices.org

Career Center:

13560 E. McNichols   Suite 205

Detroit MI  48205

Phone:  313-831-6526

Computer training and other services. 


*Cass Community Organization

Website:  www.casscommunity.org

Various job training programs



(Growing & Retailing Opportunities in Wayne County)

Phone:  313-820-2039

Email: smoore@waynemetro.org

Website:  www.waynemetro.org

The new G.R.O.W. project is a community-based initiative of the Wayne County Food System Project.  This unique partnership of organizations with interests in community and economic development, social services, and local food system development is working to help residents in Highland Park and Detroit's Eastside to grow food in their backyards and neighboring vacant lots. Sell the products they grow. Create a new source of income. Develop a small food-related business. Gain access to new sources of affordable, fresh produce in their neighborhoods.


*The National Caucus and Center on Black Aged (NCBA)  

Website:  www.waynecounty.com/commServ/age.htm

Provides work sites (generally for community service functions) for qualified senior citizens.


*American Red Cross

Palms Bldg. on Woodward just north of Grand Circus Park (former home of the State Theater)

Detroit MI  

Phone:  313-833-4440

Email:  info@semredcross.org

Website:  www.semredcross.org

Consolidating the functions of smaller centers in Dearborn and Livonia, the new downtown center will train about 1,300 people a year as nurse assistants and offer first-aid classes.


*Ticket to Work

Website:  www.yourtickettowork.com

A program that offers Social Security Administration (SSA) disability beneficiaries greater choice in obtaining the support and services they need to help them go to work and achieve their employment goals.  The program is designed to assist people with the training and support they need to go to work by increasing their choices. Social Security beneficiaries with disabilities can find employment, vocational rehabilitation and other support services from public and private providers including the Michigan Commission for the Blind.  Participants must be age 18 or older and have not reached age 65.  This program is VOLUNTARY!   When a person is participating in this program, no Social Security Medical Continuing Disability Reviews take place, as long as the beneficiary demonstrates they are making "timely progress" and/or working to meet the goals identified in their "Ticket to Work" plan.  

Going to work while receiving SSA can be complicated...contact the:

Ticket to Work Operations Support Manager contracted by the SSA.

Maximus, Inc.:     Phone: 866-968-7842   TTY: 866-833-2967


*Michigan Commission for the Blind Toll-Free Line:     

800-292-4200 OR 888-864-1212 (TTY)  

Website:  www.michigan.gov/mcb


*The Deaf-Blind Unit of the Michigan Commission for the Blind

Website:  www.michigan.gov

Provides statewide Vocational Rehabilitation services and/or Independent Living consultations to adults and high school students who are legally blind and have moderate to profound hearing loss.  Referrals for services for Deaf-Blind individuals may come from a variety of sources including family members, friends, physicians, the Social Security Administration, employers, other professionals or the individual him/herself.

Services include:

Training in Sign Language

Activities of daily living

Orientation and mobility



Job placement services

Transition services

In-service presentations to:  

Community service organization

Schools, group homes, day programs, sheltered workshops


Families of Deaf/Blind individuals



Website:  www.semca.org/services.htm

Adult Programs (including classroom training, on-the-job training, remedial education, job search assistance and supportive services), Summer Youth Employment and Training Programs (for out-of-school youth 17 to 21 years old), State Education Coordination Grants (literacy training, dropout prevention, programs for hard-to-serve adults and dropouts), Life-long Learning, Non-Traditional training for women, school to work transition, pre-employment and work maturity skills training and support services, alternative high school services, Veterans programs, programs for older workers, Work First (job search assistance and training to Aid to Families with Dependent Children clients referred by the DHS, Job Corps and programs focusing on special groups such 

as Native Americans and Migrant Workers, Non-Custodial Parent Program (giving job search assistance to non-custodial parents who are seriously delinquent in child support payments due to unemployment), Welfare-to-Work Programs, Displaced Homemakers Program, Corrections Program, Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Youth Program.


*New Horizons Job Club

The Women's Center of Southeast Michigan      

510 S. Maple   (new location)

Ann Arbor MI  48103

Phone:  734-973-6779

Email:  info@womenscentersemi.org 

Website: http://www.womenscentersemi.org         


*Children's Aid Society

Destination Services

7373 Woodward Ste. #202

Detroit MI  48202

Phone:  313-924-0834

Medical career training for ages 18 to 21

Website:  www.casmichigan.org


*Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan

20300 Civic Center Dr. Suite 250

Southfield MI  48076

Phone:  248-351-7979 OR 800-377-6226

Website:  www.epilepsyfoundation.org/michigan

Educational workshops & conferences, free training for people with epilepsy including employment.









(Free and Low Cost)

*The Partnership for Diversity and Opportunity in Transportation, consisting of unions, businesses, and non-profit representatives, work collaboratively to enhance economic development within neighborhoods directly impacted by major public works, transportation, and construction projects by creating community benefits, business growth, job training, and other opportunities.

Recently, The Partnership launched MiRoad2Work.org, designed as a “one-stop shop” for information about apprenticeships, apprenticeship readiness programs, and business opportunities in the transportation sector. Visitors of the site can find information on 22 apprenticeship programs, math and reading assistance, 

GED training, literacy and education, job readiness skills training, occupational skills training, vocational skills training, mental health counseling, corporate and individual crisis management, job placement, job seeker workshops, orientation and recruitment, and small business advice.

Visit MiRoad2Work.org today to learn more.


*The American Red Cross has the Scholarship funding for Veterans to take the American Red Cross Nurse Assistant Training/Home Health Aide Training Program(S). The Scholarship, thanks to the Community Foundation of Southeastern Michigan will cover the program Tuition, State Exam fees, and Job Placement Assistance.  For more information call (313) 576-4120.

*Community Care Services  

26184 West Outer Drive

Lincoln Park MI  48146       

Phone: 313-389-7500

Email:  Info@comcareserv.org

Website: http://www.comcareserv.org/

Accepting applications for its next Supportive Education Program, beginning in Jan. of 2012.  The program assists adults with serious mental health disorders in preparing to complete college-level courses and re-enters the workforce. Participants must be in the community mental health system and meet other requirements.

*Detroit Urban League             

Main Office: 

208 Mack Avenue 

Detroit MI  48201

Phone:  313-832-4600


Family & Community Development

15770 James Couzens 

Detroit MI  48238

Email:  webmaster@detroiturbanleague.org

Website:  www.detroiturbanleague.org

Offers a range of programs including employment, computer training & tutoring for school children.  Free computer lab that allows job seekers to apply for work online and has job placement services with a database of job leads from employers who have contacted the league and from employers the Urban League has solicited. Must be age 18 and over who are residents of Macomb, Oakland or Wayne counties.  


*Future Farmers of America Special Loan Program

The local Farm Service Agency can make loans to rural youths to establish and operate income-producing projects in connection with their participation in 4-H Clubs, Future Farmers of America and similar organizations. Each 


*Youth Opportunity Program--SEMCA

Monroe County Intermediate School District/Youth Opportunity Program

1101 S. Raisinville Road

Monroe MI 48161

Phone: 734-242-5799 ext. 1516

If you are 16-21 years old, from a low-income family and could use help to complete a diploma, GED or to get and keep a job.  One-on-one study sessions, GED test payment, assistance with college enrollment and applying for financial aid, advanced training and certificate program, other supportive services including transportation. Also career exploration, individual job search, personalized resume and cover letter construction, work-readiness workshops, job shadowing.  


*AARP Senior Community Service Employment Program       

Phone:  313-964-4821 Michigan STATE Office

1.   Residents of Macomb, Monroe, Oakland and St. Clair counties contact Macomb/St. Clair Work Force Development Board, Inc. /Michigan Works! at


2.   Residents of Downriver communities and Western Wayne County, contact the AARP Foundation at 734-281-2470.   Fax resume to 734-281-2471.  

3.   Residents of Detroit, contact Urban League of Detroit and S.E. Michigan at 313-832-4600.  

4.   Residents of Monroe County contact 586-469-7702

Website:  www.aarp.org/scsep

Provides temporary work experience for older adults with limited financial resources.  Individuals are placed in non-profit or public service community agencies where they receive on-the-job training for 20 hours per week. For adults age 55 and over who meet income guidelines.  


This is the program that is the basis of the program above!

Michigan Older American Community Services Employment Program

Phone: 1-877-872-5627 OR 517-373-8230 (TTY: 1-877-889-5627)

Website:  www.doleta.gov/seniors

Paid, on-the-job training program that provides work experience for low-income adults who are 55 years or age or older and live in the Detroit area. It is designed to enhance or develop skills, allowing the return to gainful employment. Participants will be expected to participate in a training placement as an enrollee at 20-25 hours per week assignment and will be paid at least minimum wage. Benefits will vary, but may include job training, job-related counseling and assistance, job referral and placement.  


"It’s Never Too Late" Computer Training"

Computer training is provided in a class setting with a maximum of 15 participants and lasts 10 weeks. Training includes remedial keyboard and mouse skills, introduction to computers, Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. During the ten weeks, training participants are also provided other services: job search assistance, counseling, resume preparation, attendance at job fairs, job interview opportunities, and job clubs. 


*Senior Companion Employment Program                 

Michigan Office of Services to the Aging

Phone:  517-373-8230

Website:  www.michigan.gov/MiSeniors 

Offers low-income men and women age 55 and older the opportunity to provide individualized care and assistance to other adults, especially seniors living at home or in institutions.  Senior companions serve an average of 20 hours per week and in return, receive a modest tax-free stipend to cover the cost of volunteering, accident and liability insurance, assistance with transportation, an annual physical examination, training and a meal on service days.  Potential volunteers must have income at or below the established guidelines to be eligible for the SCP.  Forty-seven of Michigan's 83 counties are served by SCP.  


Foster Grandparent Program (FGP)

Michigan Office of Services to the Aging

Phone: 517-373-8230

Website:  www.michigan.gov/MiSeniors

This program offers low-income men and women age 55 and older the opportunity to provide companionship and guidance to children with special and exceptional needs.  Volunteers serve on average 20 hours per week and in return, receive the same benefits listed above.   Potential volunteers must have income at or below the established guidelines to be eligible for the FGP.  Fifty-nine of Michigan's 83 counties are served by FGP. 


Retired & Senior Volunteer Program

Michigan Office of Services to the Aging

Phone:  517-373-8230 

Website:  www.michigan.gov/MiSeniors

Offers senior citizens a meaningful life in retirement through volunteer service that is responsive to community needs.  RSVP provides opportunities for persons age 55 and older to serve on a regular basis in a variety of settings throughout their communities.  RSVP is available in 42 or Michigan's 83 counties.  RSVP functions 

under the auspices of an established community service organization with funding, support, and technical assistance from the Corporation for National Service, the State of Michigan, and the local community.  Senior volunteers serve without compensation, but may be reimbursed for such expenses as transportation and meals. Insurance protection is provided to volunteers while on assignment.  


*Mercy Education Project

Phone:  313-963-5881

Provides educational opportunities, life skills development, and cultural enrichment for women and girls who have limited access to resources, to enable them to improve the quality of their lives and achieve self-sufficiency. Also provides meals, child care and transportation for students.


*The Greening of Detroit

1418 Michigan Avenue

Detroit MI  48216

Phone:  313-237-8733

Email:  info@greeningofdetroit.com

Website:  www.greeningofdetroit.com

The Greening of Detroit is an urban forestry program and non-profit partner in The Detroit Partnership; it was founded in 1989.  In addition to planting trees in the Detroit area, the organization engages in urban forestry education, job training, and other community programs. In 2011, Greening planted 12,156 trees in Detroit and as of June 2013 has planted over 81,000 trees in the city since the organization's inception. The organization is involved in urban farming, working to maintain and improve urban farms in Detroit.  Greening is also working to improve air quality.


*Yatooma’s Foundation for the Kids

219 Elm Street 

Birmingham MI  48009-6306

Phone:  888-987-KIDS (5437)

Website:  www.forthekidsfoundation.org

Non-profit dedicated to providing guidance, stability and & financial assistance to families with children who have lost one or both parents.  Offers Scholarships, tutorial assistance, vocational training & job placement assistance, career planning and budget assistance.


*SOAR Across Michigan

Michigan Dept. of Community Health 

Phone:  313-456-4360

Email:  Bellamy@michigan.gov   Monica Bellamy

SOAR stands for "SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access and Recovery"   For people, who are homeless with mental health problems that impair cognition or who are return to the community from institutions (jails, prisons or hospitals), access to these programs can be extremely challenging.  The application process ford, SSI/SSDI is complicated, detailed, and often difficult to navigate.  Typically, about 10 to 15% of the individuals who are homeless have these benefits.


*Barnabas Youth Opportunities Center

3530 Grand River

Detroit MI  48208

Phone:  313-831-4488

Email:  BarnabasYou@aol.com

Website:  www.barnabasyouth.net

Provides job skills assessment, job search assistance, and career, employment, and educational counseling to youth in need of jobs or who want to explore potential career careers.  Support services include referrals and transportation to employment/career exploration programs sponsored by businesses and other organizations and assistance in enrolling in G.E.D. programs if needed.  Primarily for Detroit youth ages 14-21.


*Children's Aid Society

7375 Woodward Ave., Suite 2700

Detroit MI  48202

Phone:  313-961-8100

For low-income individuals ages 13-21 who are residents of Wayne county.  Offers job readiness & employment training to help high-risk youth acquire the knowledge and skills necessary.  Services include classroom training focused on positive self-esteem, communication skills, life skills, positive work ethics, and job readiness.  


*Crossroads of Michigan

14641 E. Jefferson Ave.

Detroit MI  48215-2966

Phone: 313-822-1660                                                                        


2424 W. Grand Blvd.

Detroit MI 48208

Phone:  313-831-0213

Offers comprehensive employment services to individuals age 18 and over.  Provides transportation assistance and interview clothing when necessary.  Makes referrals to educational programs and agencies where training is available.  Holds a bi-weekly group session over a light lunch called Job Club, for their employment-seeking clients.  Topics covered include Interview Skills, Business Etiquette, and Conflict in the Workplace, Time Management, Employment Scams and Common Resume Blunders. 


*Joy of Jesus

12255 Camden Street

Detroit MI  48213

Provides four weeks (M-F from 9 to 2 p.m.) of remedial math, language, and reading instruction and employment preparation.  Candidates who complete the program receive job search assistance and follow-up support from agency staff.  Classes are offered on-site and at partner churches throughout Detroit.   


*South Oakland Shelter

431 N. Main Street

Royal Oak MI  48067

Phone:  248-546-6566

Website:  www.southoaklandshelter.org

Job readiness and employment skills as well as computer training and adult literacy classes.


*Mariners Inn

445 Ledyard  

Suite #201

Detroit MI  48201

Phone:  313-962-9446

Website:  www. marinersinn.org

Offers a Career Initiative Center that offers supportive outpatient counseling, substance abuse assessment and referral services, employment & housing assistance along with individual and/or group counseling and transportation.  The Alumni Program assists men who have successfully completed the Residential Treatment Program and are not currently enrolled in one of the aftercare programs offered.


*Washtenaw County PORT (Project Outreach)

Website:  http://www.ewashtenaw.org/government/departments/port 


(Free or Low-Cost)

*Emergency Homeless Shelter Directory (State site)

Website: www.michigan.gov/helpinghand


*Wayne County Shelter Referrals                                                             

Call   2-1-1 (United Way)                              


*Travelers Aid Society of Metro Detroit

65 Cadillac Square, 30th Floor, Suite 3000

Detroit, MI  48226

Phone: 313-962-6740

Email:  info@travelersaiddetroit.org

Website:  www.travelersaiddetroit.org

is funded by H.U.D.  The focus and aim of this grant Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG)is to bring the family to a level of self-sufficiency and prevention of homelessness. 

The goal is to provide assistance that will enable the family to acquire independence by alleviating the crisis.


Wayne Homeless Network Project 1 (Out-Wayne County) See Wayne-Metro listing below!

Phone: 734-284-6999

The Salvation Army, ACCESS, and various other human service agencies in the outlying county communities.  Out-Wayne County services homeless and at-risk individuals and families throughout Wayne County.  Case Managers will assist with referrals for housing placement, transitional housing, motel vouchers and household needs.  Case Managers will also provide comprehensive case management for six months to one year.  The program is funded by the Federal Department of  

Housing and Urban Development (HUD).


SHOP I, II, & III are designed to provide transitional living with the necessary appropriate supportive services for single men and women ages 25 to 65, who are recovering substance abusers and are exiting drug treatment programs.  Emphasis is placed on reintegrating them into society with the proper tools and skills.  In 18 months, it is expected that individuals will have moved on to permanent housing and successful jobs.  SHOP I is a transitional housing program, SHOP II is also a transitional living program and is comprised of both scattered housing and a 17-unit apartment building.  

SHOP III is a supportive service program only.  


PROJECT INFINITY is a federally-funded HUD program, which seeks to address the negative impact of drugs and alcohol and to provide families with the necessary tools to maintain housing and/or become homeowners.  Families in this program will be assisted in saving money, developing budgets, and learning how to manage a home.  By the time the program is completed, it is expected that they \will either own their homes or have moved to other stable living environments.  


(Be PROJECT BEIT in Target) is federally-funded by HUD.  This program seeks to address the negative impact of drugs and alcohol.  BEIT is a case management and supportive housing program, which services both families and singles.  Persons are referred from substance abuse treatment centers and/or other human service organizations.  BEIT also works in collaboration with Travelers Aid Training and Employment (T.A.T.E.), our internal job and educational training service.  The T.A.T.E. program provides assessments, interpersonal skills, employability skills and computer training for those participants interested in job readiness skills and employment placement.  One-third of the people in BEIT  are individuals who are dually-diagnosed.  We place persons in government-subsidized housing where there is an array of services addressing the scars left by abusive drugs.  The individuals must remain drug-free for services to continue.  BEIT is a Jewish term which means house. 


*Wayne-Metro Community Action Agency

Corporate Office

7310 Woodward Avenue, Suite 800   (new address!)

Detroit, MI  48202


2121 Biddle Ave.

Wyandotte, MI  48192

Phone:  734-284-6999

Website:  www.waynemetro.org


*Lead agency in the Out-Wayne County Homeless Services Coalition employs a Youth Education Specialist who can provide support, training's, and technical assistance free of charge to teachers and school administrators.  In addition, the Youth Education Specialist works with children and families to ensure that they receive the most appropriate educational and housing-related support.  

Support services include help with identifying homeless/marginally housed children, technical assistance, transportation coordination, help with budget guidelines and appropriate use of funds, linkages to resources and networking with local, community-based homeless, and social service agencies.


Project HOPE

This program is designed to assist chronically homeless individuals to gain access to Social Security benefits and may expedite the SSA process for those eligible for Project HOPE services.  A Project HOPE case manager works with multiple agencies to provide outreach, supportive services, transportation, shelter and housing to Project HOPE participants.  


*Refuge International, Inc.          

Detroit, MI

Phone:  248-430-6697

Email:  Refugeinc@aol.com

Website:  www.RefugeGlobalServices.org 

Provides low-income housing and shelters throughout metro Detroit. Our services focus on the immediate housing needs of Veterans, seniors, HIV victims, and mentally-challenged. 


*Veterans Community Resource & Referral Center

Piquette Square Apartments

285 Piquette

Detroit, MI

Website:  www.va.gov/homeless 

A new Detroit program for homeless veterans. The Center will be open seven days a week and will offer substance abuse treatment, housing placements, transportation, showers, a computer lab, clothing, and food. 


*Wayne County Family Center

30600 Michigan Avenue  

Westland, MI  48186    

Phone:  734-721-0590     Open for telephone intake 24/7.

Website:  www.lssm.org

Operates an emergency shelter for homeless families that are not required to leave during the day. 


*Metropolitan YWCA-Interim House

PO Box 21904

Detroit, MI  48221

Phone:  313-861-5300

Website:  www.ywcadetroit.org

Women & Child shelter for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

*Community Care Services

Administrative Office:

26184 West Outer Drive

Lincoln Park, MI  48146

Phone: 313-389-7500

Email:  info@comcareserv.org

Website:  www.comcareserv.org

Ask for the Homeless Resource Tea


*Black Family Development 

Family Preservation and Support 

2995 E. Grand Blvd. 

Detroit, MI  48202

Phone:  313-758-0150

Website:  www.blackfamilydevelopment.org

Open referral process for City of Detroit residents only. 


*FAITH Recovery Center

2235 Moore Road

Lincoln Park, MI  48146

Phone: 313-383-9042

Website:  www.FaithRecoveryCenter.com

Men and women committed to a substance-free recovery live in an apartment with 2 to 3 other men or women, following rules regarding upkeep, curfew and program participation.  Individualized plans for recovery, healthcare facilitation for residents, social/recreational/physical activities, access to AA and NA 12-step groups (participation is required), voluntary Bible Study groups, meetings with a licensed therapist, didactic teaching, and relapse prevention classes.  


*Living the Principles, Inc.

Phone:  313-475-8888 OR 313-485-8887

Email:  admin@livingtheprinciples.org                 

Website:  www.livingtheprinciples.org

A non-profit charitable organization that provides recovery homes and programs for women.


*Stepping Stones Recovery Home for Women

Northline/I-75 area, Southgate MI


*Palmer House Recovery Home for Women

Palmer/Newburg area in Westland MI

Beautiful, spacious homes in safe neighborhoods that provide structured recovery environments for women recovering from substance abuse.  LTP provides women with the support they need to develop a strong recovery foundation& rebuild their lives.


*ChristNet Rotating Shelter        

Business Office: 

24356 Eureka  

Taylor, MI  48180    


Taylor Church of the Nazerene (Shelter)

24356 Eureka Road

Taylor, MI  48180

ChristNet is located temporarily in the lower level of the church.  

Guests, please use the rear east side door!  

Phone:   734-284-6999 (Wayne Metro) Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

734-671-1300 After-hours and weekends

Website:  www.christ-net.org

A partnership of churches serving the homeless, operating generally

Oct.-June 7th.  

ChristNet also offers a year-round Daytime Program Monday-Saturday, between the hours of 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.  We serve people who are not only homeless but also people who are marginally housed. 

Services offered at ChristNet Daytime Program: 

A light Breakfast / Lunch at 11:30 a.m. 

The use of a phone / The use of an address to receive mail

Resume Writing 

Personal toiletries available 

A place to clean up

Clothing closet for our guests to shop at no charge 

Computers that are Internet-accessible so guests may job search, apply for jobs, look for housing, etc.  Case Manager will speak to our guests to see what their needs are and make the appropriate referrals to agencies that may be able to help them with their needs. 

*Coalition on Temporary Shelter (COTS)                                                      

26 Peterboro 

Detroit, MI  48201          

Information:  313-831-3777             

Website: www.cotsdetroit.org          

Operates a 140-bed facility for emergency housing for men, women, and children.  Provides transitional housing for up to 90 people and 

200 permanent low-income housing units. COTS opened a newly certified infant daycare operating in the facility near the Cass Corridor in Detroit, called "Bright Beginnings".  The child care center will care for children ages 4 months to 2 1/2 years old in the homeless shelter or who have used the shelter within the past year.                                                                                                    

*Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries   

Administration Office:

150 Stimson Street

Detroit, MI  48201

Phone: 313-993-4700


3535 Third Street (Men ONLY)

Detroit, MI   48201  

Phone: 313-993-6703                                    

Serves meals daily.

Website:  http://www.drmm.org


Detroit Rescue Mission Genesis II

2915 Webb St.   

Detroit, MI  48206   

Phone:  313-883-5614


Detroit Rescue Mission Genesis III

3840 Fairview St.  

Detroit, MI  48214   

Phone:  313-993-6703

Provides emergency accommodations for up to 77 men at a west-side Detroit home and for approximately 40 women and children at a facility on the east side.  

No one is turned away. 


*Veterans Haven

4924 S. Wayne Rd.

Wayne. MI  48184

Information:  734-728-0527

Email:  VetsHaven@earthlink.net

Website:  www.vetshaveninfo.org


*Operation Rebound

1950 Martin  

Westland, MI  48186  

Phone:  734-595-0411 ext. 109        M-F 9 to 5 p.m.

Provides safe, temporary shelter for youth, 16 to 20 years old, who are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless, while providing counseling services, life skill training, and guidance for transitioning into independence.  Offers housing assistance for permanent living situations or short-term assistance for room and board is available.  Clients have access to educational assessment and placement, as well as aftercare services for clients that are completing the program.  Staff is on call 24 hours a day for client emergencies.  

Transportation is available based on client need and staff's ability to assist.  

Bus tickets are available.


*Lincoln Behavioral Services 

9315 Telegraph Road   

Redford, MI  48239   

Phone:  313-450-4500 

Website:  www.LBSCares.com

Provides assistance for mentally ill homeless persons in Western Wayne County. 


*Alternatives for Girls                      

903 W. Grand Blvd.

Detroit, MI  48208

Phone:  313-361-4000 OR Crisis Line:  888-AFG-3919

Website:  www.alternativesforgirls.org

Helps homeless and high-risk girls and young women avoid violence, teen pregnancy, and exploitation, and helps them to explore and access the support, resources, and opportunities necessary to be safe, to grow strong, and to make positive choices in their lives.  Also has a Shelter Program that provides a stable home, counseling and life skills to homeless young women aged 15-21 and their children


*Neighborhood Service Organization (NSO)  

3430 Third Avenue

Detroit MI  48201

Phone:  313-963-7829   24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Website:  www.nso-mi.org             

Men and women only....no children


Tumaini Center

3430 Third Avenue

Detroit, MI 

Phone: 313-832-3100

The NSO Tumaini Center assists the homeless in accessing services such as substance abuse and mental health treatment as well as services from other social service agencies. 


*United Community Housing Coalition    

2727 Second Ave., Suite 313

Detroit, MI 48202

Phone: 313-963-3310

Email:  uchc123@sbcglobal.net

Website:  www.uchcdetroit.org

The program has recently changed.  Will help with overdue rent and landlord/tenant issues. Call on Mondays and Fridays between 9 a.m. and noon only!


*First Step

2650 Eureka Road, Suite E   

Taylor, MI  48180    24 hour hotline:  734-459-5900

Phone:  734-955-3850                                                                   


44567 Pinetree Drive  

Plymouth, MI  48170  

Phone:  734-416-1111


2750 Westfield   

Redford, MI  48239

Website:  www.firststep-mi.org

Information and referral, childcare and transportation, temporary emergency shelter, violence & rape prevention.  No one is denied, due to inability to pay


*Starfish Family Services

Administrative Office:

3000 Hively Road

Inkster, MI  48141

Phone: 734-728-3400

Website:  www.starfishonline.org

Provides emergency shelter for children 10-17 who have run away or who are experiencing abuse, neglect or a crisis. Does NOT accept youth under the influence of alcohol or drugs. 


Inkster Youth Assistance Program

Phone:  313-563-5005 OR 1-800-HELP (4357)

Helps at-risk youth stay out of the juvenile justice system through activities and group support, as well as ongoing help from a case manager.  


Supervised Independent Living

Phone:  734-261-1842 

Provide vital skills training for foster youth in transition. It is the goal of SIL that all youth upon completion of the program are able to live and function independently within the community. 


Transitional Living Program

Offers youth and young adults safe, stable, long-term living accommodations and an array of support to successfully transition to adulthood and independent living.


*Michigan Ability Partners

16136 Eureka  

Southgate, MI  48195    

Phone:  734-246-5600

Email:  info@mapagency.org

Website:  www.mapagency.org


*Matrix Human Services

Administration Offices:   

120 Parsons Street   

Detroit, MI  48201    

Phone:  313-873-0678 OR 734-831-1000. 

Email:  inquiries@matrixhumanservices.org

Website:  www.matrixhumanservices.org    

Detroit's ONLY voluntary, community-based, 24/7 shelter for HIV+ men AND adolescent males & females ages 12-17 AND for women with children.


*Neighborhood Legal Services MI (formerly Wayne County Neighborhood Legal Services)

455 W. Fort Street, Suite 214 Detroit, MI  48226

Phone: 313-964-1975

Website: www.nlsmlaw.us  OR www.freewebs.com/wcnls

Permanent housing solutions for homeless adults and children (including those living with HIV and AIDS), housing services and life-skills training, advocacy in locating and obtaining permanent housing, budget & legal & housing counseling, moderate financial assistance to assist with move-in costs, household furnishings and seasonal utility advocacy assistance, six months case management or follow-up home visits (contingent upon program), limited legal services available for housing clients.


Covenant House Michigan

2959 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.  

Detroit, MI    48208

Phone:  313-463-2000

Website:  www.covenanthousemi.org

Helps homeless and at-risk youths and young adults.


*Hope House

14626 Mansfield

Detroit MI 

A new residence for homeless VETS operated by Uniting Faith & Family Outreach in Detroit.  

Up to 8 people can be accommodated at the four-bedroom home.  Must not have a criminal background and no smoking, alcohol, or drugs will be allowed. 


*Downtown Homeless Advocacy Services

455 W. Fort Street, Suite 214     

Detroit, MI  48226

Phone: 313-964-1975

Permanent housing solutions for homeless adults and children, housing services and life-skills training, advocacy in locating and obtaining permanent housing, budget/legal/housing counseling, moderate financial assistance to assist with move-in costs, household furnishings and seasonal utility advocacy assistance, six-months case management or follow-up visits, limited legal services available for housing clients.


*12th Street Baptist Church (REACH INC.)

1840 Midland Detroit MI  48238                

Phone: 313-868-2659


*Carmelite Care Center  

6136 Pennsylvania  Detroit MI  48213    

Phone: 313-925-227


*Cass Homeless Drop-In Center

3627 Cass Avenue  

Detroit MI  48201    

Phone:  313-831-1118


*Cass United Methodist Church

3901 Cass Avenue  

Detroit MI  48201    

Phone:  313-833-7730


*Central United Methodist Church

23 East Adams  

Detroit MI  48226          

Phone:  313-965-5422


*Chapel Hill Baptist Church   

5000 Joy Road  

Detroit MI  48204            

Phone: 313-931-6805


*Crossroads Social Service 

4800 Woodward   

Detroit MI  48218        

Phone:  313-831-2000

Website:  www.crossroadsofmichigan.org


*Day House 

2640 Trumbull  

Detroit MI  48216              

Phone: 313-963-4539


*Divine Inspiration Baptist Church

10501 Orangelawn  

Detroit MI  48221    

Phone:  313-934-3331


*Faith Clinic

12260 Camden  

Detroit MI  48213            

Phone: 313-372-3429


*First Presbyterian Church

2930 Woodward  

Detroit MI  48201          

Phone: 313-833-3211


*Genesis House II

2015 Webb Street  

Detroit MI  48206      

Phone: 313-883-5614


*Genesis House III (Eastside)

3840 Fairview  

Detroit MI  48214              

Phone: 313-331-5645


*Haven Community Mission

138 West Columbia

Detroit MI  48201    

Phone: 313-963-4835


*Mariners Inn

445 Ledyard Street # 201  

Detroit MI  48201      

Phone: 313-962-9446

Email:  info@marinersinn.org

Website:  www.marinersinn.org


*Mary Brown    (Women ONLY)

19353 Algonac    

Detroit MI  48234  

*Mt. Nebo Resource Center

18403 Ryan Road 

Detroit MI  48234     

Phone: 313-893-5848


*New Life Rescue Mission

2600 18th Street 

Detroit MI  48216           

Phone: 313-237-0390


*New Light Baptist Church Community Services

5240 West Chicago 

Detroit MI  48204     

Phone: 313-931-1111












It’s nearly always best to try to OWN your own home, rather than renting.  HUD-approved housing counseling agencies provide default/foreclosure counseling, rental counseling, and pre-purchase counseling.  There are MANY programs available that you may qualify for!  These agencies listed below work directly with HUD and other state and federal agencies to get you qualified to buy a home, even if you are handicapped or low-income!  These are just some of the agencies below...check website for latest!   For more resources: http://michigan.gov/mshda


*U SNAP BAC      

14901 E. Warren

Detroit MI  48224

Phone:  313-640-1100 

Email: info@usnapbac.org

Website: www.usnapbac.org


*Phoenix Non-Profit, Incorporated

1640 Porter Street

Detroit MI  48216-1936

Phone:  313-964-4207

Email:  phoenixhousing@sbcglobal.net            

Other Languages:  Arabic, French, Spanish


*Detroit Non-Profit Housing Corporation

8904 Woodward Ave.  Suite 279  

Considine Center

Detroit MI  48202

Phone:  313-972-1111

Email:  detroitnon@aol.com


*Green Path Debt Solutions (formerly Credit Counseling Centers)

Toll-Free: 1-800-550-1961

Website:  www.greenpath.com


*Bethel Housing Counseling Agency

5050 St. Antoine

Detroit MI  48202

Phone:  313-833-9912


*Michigan Neighborhood Partnership

3301 23rd Street, 2nd floor

Detroit MI  48208

Phone:  313-361-4530

Website:  www.mnpartnership.org


*Neighborhood Service Organization (Pre-counseling services only)

220 Bagley   Suite 1200

Detroit MI  48226

Phone:  313-961-4890

Email: jhowse@nso-mi.org

Website:  www.nso-mi.org


*Southwest Housing Solutions

1700 Waterman Suite 209

Detroit MI  48209

Phone:  313-841-8905

Website:  http://swsol.org

Supportive housing provides permanent housing, mental health counseling and support services to homeless persons with mental illness.  Provides rental assistance and secures other housing subsidies.  Bilingual & bicultural counseling and housing services for Hispanic persons.  


*Central Detroit Christian Community Development Corp.

Phone:  313-873-0064

Provides housing programs to residents of Central Detroit


*Sumby Senior Housing Center      

Volunteers of America 

240 Visger Road 

River Rouge MI   48218

Phone:  313-357-2891

Website:  http://www.voami.org

Volunteers of American Michigan offers this affordable housing for seniors age 62 and over.  Applicants must meet eligibility as determined by HUD and rent is just 30% of your adjusted income.  



2111 Woodward Ave., Ste. 700                                                   

Detroit MI  48201                                                                                

Phone:  313-964-5070 OR 800-676-5071                                     

Email: communications@cgcares.org

Website:  www.cgcares.org


*Coventry Place AND Seventy West

Volunteers of America

4241 Burlingame St.

Detroit, MI  48204

Phone:  313-934-0010

Email: ABarker@voami.org

Website: http://voami.org


*Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries

150 Stinson

Detroit MI  48226

Phone:  313-993-4700

Website:  http://www.drmm.org

Transitional housing for the homeless and also teen moms, transitional housing for veterans (Veteran Independent Program), arranges permanent housing for the disabled.


*AIDS Partnership of Michigan

2751 E. Jefferson, Suite 301

Detroit MI  48207

Phone:  313-446-9800

Email:  info@aidspartnership.org

Website:  www.aidspartnership.org

Housing assistance and placement for those with HIV/AIDS.


*Lutheran Social Services of Michigan       

8131 E. Jefferson Ave.

Detroit, MI 48214

Phone: 313-823-7700

Email:  info@lssm.org

Website: www.lssm.org

Provides 929 subsidized apartments for seniors, families, and persons with disabilities.  Provides shelter homeless families and help those families find permanent housing and cares for people with developmental disabilities in group homes.  


*Piquette Square Apartments     

Southwest Housing Solutions

285 Piquette 

Detroit MI 

Phone:  313-841-3727 #381   Patricia Harris 

Website:  www.swsol.org

Southwest Solutions in Detroit has opened a four-story, 150 apartment building in Detroit to provide long-term housing and care for homeless veterans, both male and female. Married couples may also apply but no children are taken.


*Alternatives for Girls 

903 W. Grand Blvd. 

Detroit MI 48208

Phone: 313-361-4000 OR Crisis Line: 888-AFG-3919

Website:  www.alternativesforgirls.org 

Helps homeless and high-risk girls and young women avoid violence, teen pregnancy, and exploitation, and helps them to explore and access the support, resources, and opportunities necessary to be safe, to grow strong, and to make positive choices in their lives. Also has a Shelter Program that provides a stable home, counseling and life skills to homeless young women aged 15-21 and their children.


*Mariners Inn

445 Ledyard

Detroit MI  48201

Phone:  313-962-9446

Website:  www.marinersinn.org

Provides 24-hour residential substance abuse treatment for homeless men of S. E Michigan while providing housing & food.  Also has a Transitional Housing Program that provides vocational counseling, employment assistance, and life management skills training.  


*Neighborhood Service Organization (NSO)

Administrative Office:

5740 Chene

Detroit MI  48211

Phone: 313-875-5521

Website:  www.nso-mi.org


*Allen Park Housing Commission

17000 Champaign Rd.

Allen Park MI  48101-1778

Phone:  313-928-5970


*Dearborn Housing Commission

13615 Michigan Ave.  2nd floor

Dearborn MI  48125-3545

Phone:  313-943-2390


*Dearborn Heights Housing Commission

26155 Richardson

Dearborn Heights, MI  48127

Phone:  313-277-7844


*Detroit Housing Commission

1301 E. Jefferson

Detroit MI  48207

Phone:  313-877-8000


*Ecorse Housing Commission

266 Hyacinth Street

Ecorse, MI  48229-1629

Phone:  313-381-9393


*Hamtramck Housing Commission

13725 John R Street

Highland Park, MI  48203-3155

Phone:  313-868-4500


*Inkster Housing Commission

4500 Inkster Road

Inkster, MI  48141-3068

Phone:  313-561-2600


*Lincoln Park Housing Commission

1370 Electric

Lincoln Park, MI  48146

Phone:  313-388-4660


*Livonia Housing Commission

19300 Purlingbrook Street

Livonia MI  48152-1948

Phone:  248-477-7086

Website:  http://ci.livonia.mi.us/tabid/38/home/aspx


*Melvindale Housing Commission

3501 Oakwood Blvd.

Melvindale, MI  48122-1181

Phone:  313-429-1095


*Plymouth Housing Commission

1160 Sheridan Street

Plymouth MI  48170-1560

Phone:  734-455-3670 


*Redford Housing Commission

12121 Hemingway

Redford, MI  48239

Phone:  313-387-2785


*River Rouge Housing Commission

180 Visger Road

River Rouge MI  48218-1159

Phone:  313-382-1414


*Rockwood Housing Commission

32409 Fort Street

Rockwood MI  48173-111

Phone:  734-379-9700


*Romulus Housing Commission

34200 Beverly Road

Romulus, MI  48174-4444

Phone:  734-729-5389


*Taylor Housing Commission

15270 S. Plaza Drive

Taylor MI  48180

Phone:  734-287-9460


*Wayne Housing Commission

4001 S. Wayne Road

Wayne, MI  48184-2100

Phone:  734-721-8602


*Westland Housing Commission

32715 Dorsey Road

Westland MI  48185

Phone:  734-595-0288


*Affordable Housing for Seniors

Phone:  1-800-593-3052

Website:  www.csi.coop

Membership is $100 in lieu of security deposit.  Adults 62 years and older may apply.  

Applicants not aged 62 years or older who are verified mobility impaired are also eligible.  


*Neighborhood Legal Services Michigan 

OWC Homeless Coordination  

& Advocacy Ctr.

Taylor Free Methodist Church

8900 Pardee 

Taylor MI  48180

Phone: 313-316-5356       Carol Watts




*NEW Rental Assistance housing programs! Project Permanency Plus (PP+) Permanent Housing Program, Project Permanency 3, and Focus on Family program. 

The program provides on-going rental assistance to disabled individuals (18 years of age and older) and families that rent units in the private rental housing market.   To qualify, the individual or family income must not exceed HUD limits, and MUST be HOMELESS and able to prove this! (Program is currently at capacity).

Once the NLSM accepts an individual or family into PP+, the individual or family then finds its own rental unit.  To be eligible, a unit must be located within Wayne County (outside of the City of Detroit, Highland Park, Hamtramck, Harper Woods or the five Grosse Pointes), meet HUD housing quality standards and pass a quality housing inspection, and have a rent amount that is within the limits/standards of the program.

Tenant rent is based on income.  

Tenants typically pay 30-40% of the adjusted gross income for rent and utilities depending on the cost to rent the unit.  NLSM pays the difference between the individual or family's portion of rent and the contract rent to the owner. 


*United Community Housing Coalition

220 Bagley   #224

Detroit MI  

Phone: 313-963-3298 OR 313-963-3310

Email: uchc123@sbcglobal.net

Website: www.uchcdetroit.org

Appointments are held on Tuesdays & 

Wednesdays only.  Also assists with security deposits and furniture!


*CO-OP Senior Apartments / Cooperative 

Communities / Affordable Housing 

Phone:  800-593-3052 TDD: 800-348-7011

Email:  seniorhousing@csi.coop

Website:  www.csi.coop

Non-profit housing for seniors in various Michigan communities.  Nationally recognized as a Community of Quality by the National Affordable Housing Management Association.  Most utilities are free and rental subsidy is available.

Must be at least 62 years old (55 at some locations).  Democratic control, voluntary membership and community events. 


*Lincoln Park Tower   

1356 Electric

Lincoln Park MI  48146

Phone:  313-388-4660 TTY: 800-989-1833

Email: info@lincolnparkhousingcommission.com 

Website: www.lincolnparkhousingcommission.com 

For persons age 50 and over with rental rate based on income!  Heat, water, electric and maintenance included.  (As of March 2013 taking applications for openings)


*Stapleton Center      

Adult Well-Being Services

9341 Agnes

Detroit MI  48214

Phone: 313-825-2492

Website:  www.awbs.org 

Studio & one bedroom Independent Senior Living Apts.

Affordable housing for individuals and couples age 55 and older with all utilities included as well as 3 meals daily.  Secured grounds with security personnel, scheduled transportation, handicap accessible and other social services are available!  


*Community Housing Network, Inc. 

35425 W. Michigan Avenue #3649

Wayne MI  48184

Phone:  734-419-7538

Email:  generalmail@chninc.net

Website: www.communityhousingnetwork.org/hrc

At Community Housing Network (CHN), we are passionate advocates, devoted to providing homes for people in need and access to resources to create sustainable communities. We do this through proven strategies of homelessness prevention, housing assistance and development, community education and referral, advocacy, and additional services

Depending on your circumstances, you may want to start under "Emergency Housing Resources" 

First, as there are programs to help with not only emergency housing but also transitional housing and agencies that will help with security deposits and get you into low-income housing.  Check carefully under each agencies listing to see if you qualify for their services! 

You may also want to check under "Financial Resources" as well.

If you need a roommate to help with the bills, you may want to check out www.RoommateLocator.com 

See the MACOMB and OAKLAND COUNTY resource list below for another roommate database!

Customers looking for affordable rental housing may use the free Michigan Housing Locator: www.MichiganHousingLocator.com   

It is the best source for affordable rental housing across the State. It’s a free resource for property owners and renters with over 240,000 unit listings!  

NOTE: Public housing allows for low-income people to obtain affordable housing with a subsidy from the government.  Individuals who have been evicted from public housing because of drug-related criminal activity are ineligible for public housing for three years.  The housing provider has the discretion to shorten the three year period if the person successfully completes a rehab program. Any household with a member who is subject to lifetime registration under the sex offender registration and any household with a member who has been convicted methamphetamine production Is permanently ineligible for public housing.  

Individuals who have engaged in a drug-related criminal activity, violent criminal activity or any other criminal activity that would adversely affect the health, safety or right to peaceful enjoyment, may be denied public housing if the criminal activity occurred a "reasonable" time before the person seeks admission.  If you have been denied public housing or face eviction from public housing, please contact the Legal Aid & Defender office in your area (Look under the "Legal Resources" page for these numbers).



S.E. Michigan has had a huge bed bug outbreak in the last couple of years.  You may want to check this new website BEFORE you sign a lease!  

Website: www.BedBugRegistry.com 

The Bed Bug Registry is a free, public database of user-submitted bed bug reports from across the United States and Canada. Founded in 2006, the site has collected about 20,000 reports covering 12,000 locations.



*Neighborhood Service Organization (pre-counseling services only)

220 Bagley   Suite 1200

Detroit MI  48226

Phone:  313-961-4890

Website:  www.nso-mi.org

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority's housing choice voucher program (formally known as Section 8) is partnering with the Neighborhood Service Organization (NSO) to provide Project Based Vouchers at the NSO Bell Building in Detroit. Please note that these vouchers are not transferable to any other location. When fully renovated, the building will have 155 1-bedroom apartments intended for single, unattached adults.  Note that, along with other qualifications criteria, applicants must have a verified disability and are required to submit a signed MSHDA Form-16 Verification of Disability at the time of application. 


*Fair Housing Center of Metro Detroit                                                     

Phone:  313-963-9127        


*Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA)

Phone:  517-373-9184


*Wayne County Neighborhood Legal Services Eviction 

Prevention Mediation Center   

Phone:  313--831-3000  ext. 225


*Michigan Tenants Counseling Program

420 N. Fourth Avenue 

Ann Arbor MI  48104

Phone: 734-761-8599

Website: www.michigantenants.org

Nonprofit organization dedicated to tenant control over safe, decent, affordable, and accessible housing.  Services available include walk-in, phone and electronic counseling. Organizing assistance with tenant's rights workshops, handbooks, and brochures about tenant's rights.

*"Rivertown Neighborhood" offers downtown residential option for seniors!


*The East Riverfront is a highly desirable residential area that until now hasn't had many options for seniors. Presbyterian Villages of Michigan, Henry Ford Health System, the Center for Senior Independence, and United Methodist Retirement Communities will dedicate the first model of affordable assisted living in Detroit, Rivertown Neighborhood, on Friday, April 12, 2013. The grand opening will also serve as the groundbreaking for a second phase of the project which includes 

50 independent living apartments, skilled nursing care, a neighborhood café, and community gardens. For information about the project call 248-281-2020 or slloyd@PVM.org




*Website:  www.FabFems.org

The site has a database of women who excel in their careers (such as math, science 

& technology) and are eager to help your teen daughter!


*Website:  www.Montoring.org  OR www.BBBS.org  (Big Brothers Big Sisters)

Volunteers will help your child with school work & work as well as social life.  




*GO-GIRL      (Gaining Options: Girls Investigate Real Life)

Email:   s.k.roberts@wayne.edu   (Dr. Sally Roberts) 

Website:  www.gogirls.wayne.edu

Currently accepting applications for the winter 2014 session of GO-GIRL (Gaining Options: Girls Investigate Real Life™). The Saturday program is an enrichment program for 7th-grade girls and is held on the Wayne State University campus. The program will begin January 18, 2014, and meets over the course of 10 Saturdays from 9:30 am-2:30 pm. The program is hosted by the Wayne State College of Education at NO-COST to participants.  

Program Mission: To increase the competence and confidence of middle school girls in the areas of mathematics, technology, scientific thinking, and communication by engaging them in experiences that promote interest in, awareness of, and the capacity for STEM 

(Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) related careers.

Program Description: The GO-GIRL curriculum is aligned with national and state standards for middle school mathematics, and provides a technology-rich learning environment proven successful with middle school girls. During the program, girls engage in collaborative and cooperative learning, working in research teams with mentors from the Wayne State University College of Education as they gather and analyze survey data collected from adolescents and young adults using online surveys. As part of the GO-GIRL program, students design a survey, collect, analyze and present their findings. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to explore the University campus.


*Wayne County 4-H Mentoring Program               

Administrative Office: 

5454 Venoy Road 

Wayne MI  48184

Phone: 734-727-7236


1400 Oakman Blvd.  2nd Floor

Detroit MI   48238

Phone:  313-494-4678 Kia White 

Email:  RivettoL@msu.edu

Website:   www.msue.msu.edu/wayne 

The Mission of the MSU Extension Wayne County 4-H Youth Mentoring Program is to provide 1 to 1 mentors for at-risk youth of Wayne County.  The Mentoring Program assists youth to improve their academic performance, improve relationships with peers and adults, reduce school delinquency, and develop skills that will prepare them for successful futures in the workforce.   The program is open to all students in Wayne County between the ages of 10 and 17.  


*I.M.A.G.I.N.E.  Mentoring              

Phone: 313-878-1717

Email:  info@imaginementoring.com

Website:  www.imaginementoring.com 

A program designed to increase self-esteem in young ladies ages 16-24.  


*Girls on the Run of Greater Detroit        

Downriver YMCA

16777 Northline Road

Southgate MI  48195

Phone:  734-282-9622 Maria Diaz

Email:  mdiaz@ymcametrodetroit.org

Website:  http://ymcadetroit.org/downriver/

For girls in third through eighth grades.  The ten-week program that helps build young girl's self-esteem and healthy living through running, games, workouts and themed discussions.  


*RubyGirl Teen Program 

Project-U-Turn Inc.

P.O. Box 38659

Detroit MI  48238

Phone: 313-397-9300

Website:  www.rubygirlteenprogram.com 

If you are 13-18 years old and want to be prepared for your future, meet new friends, travel, learn new things, help others; all while having fun.  Then you definitely want to be a Ruby Girl!


*Youth Mentorship Program

The Henry Ford/Wayne-Westland Community School District

20900 Oakwood Boulevard

Dearborn MI  48124

Phone:  313-982-6100 ext. 2264

Email:  SuzieS@TheHenryFord.org

Website:  www.TheHenryFord.org

A partnership between the Wayne-Westland School District & The Henry Ford that serves at-risk youth that are behind in credits.  Youth are paired up with full-time employees where they learn life and work skills from a supportive adult.  There is also a Service-Learning component where the youth have an opportunity to give back to the community and be the mentors themselves.


*Stepping Out on Your Own

Women in Community Service

5555 Conner, Suite 3218

Detroit MI  48213

Phone:  313-267-0593 

Email:  dsharp@wics.org

Website:  www.wics.org

A mentoring program for Job Corps graduates living in Metro Detroit and surrounding areas designed to be a support network for youth as they enter the workforce, advanced training or continue their education.  


*Youth Entrepreneurs Series (Y.E.S.)

Michigan Association for Female Entrepreneurs

P.O. Box 40628

Redford MI  48240

Phone:  866-395-4YES

Email:  mafedetroit@aol.com

Website:  www.youngEntrepreneurseries.com

An educational & mentoring program offering encouragement and support for aspiring young entrepreneurs.  


*Youth Arise-Women Arise

13100 Averhill

Detroit MI  48215

Phone:  313-331-1800

An advocacy program for women that have been or are incarcerated.  Also provides mentors for youth ages 8-17.  


*Stepping Out on Your Own

Women in Community Service

5555 Conner, Suite 3218

Detroit MI  48213

Phone:  313-267-0593 

Email:  dsharp@wics.org

Website:  www.wics.org

A mentoring program for Job Corps graduates living in Metro Detroit and surrounding areas designed to be a support network for youth as they enter the workforce, advanced training or continue their education.  


*Stay The Course Mentoring Program

ASED Educational Foundation

1300 Rosa Parks Blvd.

Detroit MI  48215

Phone:  313-962-2070

Email:  bwatts@aseonline.org

Website:  www.aseonline.org

The American Society of Employer's Educational Foundation (ASED) is a Michigan Works! 

Affiliate Organization funded by the Southeast Michigan Community Alliance (SEMCA). 


*HOPE Program

16650 Sumpter Road

Belleville MI  48111

Phone:  734-697-7705

Email:  delphiasimmons@hotmail.com

Website:  www.sumptercog.org 

A program providing mentoring and other supportive services to families in some way affected by the Juvenile Justice system.  Provides tutorial services as well as crisis counseling.  


*Latino Family Services

3815 W. Fort Street

Detroit MI  48216

Phone:  313-841-7380


*Sisterhood-Brotherhood Mentoring Program

Family Service, Inc.

10900 Harper Avenue (Administration)

Detroit MI  48214

Phone:  313-579-5989


220 Bagley, Suite 700   (Program Division)

Detroit MI  48226

Phone:  313-961-0346

Website:  www.fsiwc.org

Brings youth ages 9-14 together with trained community volunteers that are identified as high-risk on the edge of juvenile delinquency.  Services available in identified schools and after-school settings.  Also has a Shoplifters Diversion Program for first-time juvenile offenders, IMPACT (Innovative Methods for Prevention and Comprehensive Treatment 

Drug Prevention Program), Parent Infant Beginnings (PIB), and Teen Drug Court. 


*Starfish Family Services

Administrative Office:

30000 Hiveley Road

Inkster MI  48141

Phone: 734-728-3400

Website:  www.starfishonline.org

Youth Assistance Program offers counseling and services to your kids, who have had dealings with the law, to prevent further contact with the juvenile justice system.  

Phone directly: 313-277-2450


*Detroit Helping Our Youth Development

I.M.A. Building

16849 Warren Ave.

Detroit MI  48228

Phone: 313-581-2048

Website:  www.dhyd.org

Helps children and women from low-income areas achieve their education and career goals by providing them with a long-term program of mentoring, tutoring, enrichment, and build job readiness skills.


*Detroit Peace Maker Program


P.O. Box 14516

Detroit MI  48213

Phone:  313-499-0004

Email:  dpmprogram@att.net

The Detroit Peace Maker Program is designed around the "Seven Principle's", a value system that allows the child to build his own set of values, perspectives, and insights.


*Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation

1211 Trumbull

Detroit MI  48216

Phone: 313-967-4880

Website:  www.dhdc1.org 

The after-school youth program, school-based programs, summer youth programs and gang prevention and intervention program.  


*Northwest Activities Center

18100 Meyers 

Detroit MI  48235

Phone: 313-578-7500

Email:  letusread2@yahoo.com

Website:  www.computerclubhouse.org


*Big Sisters/Little Sisters

Southgate Community Schools

13300 Burns

Southgate MI  48195

Phone: 734-246-4642

Email:  kdun@hotmail.com

Matches at-risk elementary girls (1st grade through 5th grade) with a female high school student (10th through 12th grade) for numerous activities.


*City Mission Mentoring 

20405 Schoolcraft

Detroit MI  48223

Phone:  313-541-3531

Email:  Kathy@city-mission.org

Website:  www.city-mission.org

Provides elementary students from the Brightmoor community with adult mentors. 


*Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan--Diehl Club

4242 Collingwood Street

Detroit MI  48204

Phone:  313-931-7190 


Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan-Holden Club

20100 Schoenherr Road

Detroit MI  48205

Phone:  313-372-9550

The Computer Clubhouse Programs offers youth the opportunity to learn professional software programs in a safe and fun environment.


*Barnabas Youth Opportunities

3530 Grand River

Detroit MI  48208

Phone:  313-831-4488

Email:  BarnabasYou@aol.com

Website:  www.barnabasyouth.net





*Oasis Transitional Housing 

Highland Park MI                 

Phone: 313-868-1946


*Open Door Rescue Mission

3434 McDougall Street  

Detroit MI  48207     

Phone: 313-579-182


*Urban Community Housing Coalition

47 East Adams, 2nd floor

Detroit MI  48226        

Phone: 313-963-3310


*Urban League of Detroit

208 Mack Avenue  

Detroit MI  48201       

Phone: 313-832-4600

Website:  www.detroiturbanleague.org


*Warren-Conner Development Coalition

11148 Harper Avenue 

Detroit MI  48213      

Phone: 313-571-2800


*T.C. Simmons   (Westside)

10501 Orangelawn   

Detroit MI  48204     

Phone: 313-934-3331

Women & women with children


*Lighthouse Home Mission Warming Center

Full Gospel Temple

34033 Palmer   (east of Wayne Road)   

Westland MI

Phone: 734-326-3885

Center provides overnight accommodations for homeless people through March 31st.


*New Day Multipurpose Center and Shelter

511 S. Post   

Detroit MI  48209          

Phone: 313-842-2420


*Out-Wayne County Homeless Advocacy Services

1110 Southfield Road  

Lincoln Park, MI  48146

Phone: 313-357-2657

Permanent housing for homeless disabled adults and children


*Peacemakers International Church

"Jesus House"

5322 Chene    

Detroit MI  48211        

Phone: 313-923-5939


*Jewish Vocational Service of Detroit

29699 Southfield Rd      

Southfield MI  48076      

Phone:  248-559-5000

Website:  http://www.jvsdet.org

Services for the homeless and individuals at risk.  Services are available to anyone in the Detroit metropolitan area, regardless of religious affiliation.  See website for programs and locations.


*Doorway to Recovery Homes   

Mailing Address:

PO Box 1033

Dearborn Heights MI  49127

Main Office:

12077 Merriman Road

Livonia MI  48150

Phone:  877-751-7925

Email:  alc2024@comcast.net

Website:  www.TheDoorwaytoRecovery.com

Has a Sunday morning radio show on 1400 a.m. at 10:30 a.m. 

Multiple recovery homes for men and women throughout the 

Metro Detroit area. 


*Safe Haven Detroit                 

Phone:  313-347-5436

Website:  www.SafeHavenDetroit.org

Safe Haven of Detroit is reaching out to help youth in need of temporary housing. Our mission is to provide safe and suitable housing for young adults (18 - 21) for up to 1 year and offer services designed to assist clients in becoming successfully independent.  Our services are designed to assist clients in becoming successfully independent.   We offer services to assist clients with the following: 

Assistance Finding Employment / High School & GED Training / Community Resources / Transportation Assistance / Assistance Managing Finances / Child Care & Day Care services / Life Skills training.  


*Icon of Youth & Family Services

2921 E. Jefferson

Detroit MI

Phone:  313-466-9658

Youth emergency shelter and youth & family services


*Gateway Community Services

815 Prospect

Detroit MI   48823

Phone:  517-351-4000

Emergency Shelter for teens only


*Jefferson House

8311 E. Jefferson

Detroit MI  48214

Phone:  313-331-8900

Men in Recovery after treatment.


*Off the Street

10612 E. Jefferson

Detroit MI  48214

Phone:  313-824-4250 OR 313-873-0678


*Simon House

17300 Burgess

Detroit MI  48219

Phone:  313-537-5518

Email: marshak117@yahoo.com

Providing support services and housing for women and children who are HIV+ or have AIDS.


*City of Detroit Human Services

6501 South Street 

Detroit MI 48209

Main center open to anyone who needs temporary shelter.


16051 John C. Lodge

Detroit MI 48206


*Stand Up For Kids

1641 Porter

Detroit MI  48216-1935

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 11

Royal Oak MI  48067

Phone: 313-516-2763                     

Mobile Outreach Line:  888-365-4KID

Email:  detroit@standupforkids.org

Website:  www.standupforkids.org 

A national all-volunteer organization with chapters in 31 states whose mission is to save homeless and at-risk youth from a life on the streets.  The Detroit chapter has an outreach program that seeks to find and assist/mentor homeless and runaway youth under age 21.  They search the streets each week to locate kids in order to get them into shelters and provide emergency needs such as food packs and hygiene packs. They also provide services to unaccompanied kids who are staying in shelters already.  


*Operation Get Down Inc.

10100 Harper Avenue

Detroit MI  48213 

Website:  http://operationgetdown.org

Residential intensive intervention in a residential setting for both men and women with children.  

Also offers a shelter program that operates year-round from 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. daily offering meals, a hot shower, bedding for the night and breakfast for 100-150 men.  Also, a warming center that operates between November and March of each year to serve the homeless seeking shelter during the winter months.  The program offers meals, showers, and overnight shelter.  There is a transitional temporary residency program for men for up to 24 months while preparing them for independent living.


*N.O.A.H. Project   (Networking, Organizing & Advocacy for the Homeless)    

Family Services

Administrative Office:

10900 Harper Ave.

Detroit MI  48213

Phone:  313-579-5989

Website:  www.fsiwc.org

Offers crisis intervention, mental health services, and other services for the homeless in downtown Detroit.


*Neighborhood Service Organization (pre-counseling services only)

220 Bagley   Suite 1200

Detroit MI  48226

Phone:  313-961-4890

Website:  www.nso-mi.org

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority's housing choice voucher program (formally known as Section 8) is partnering with the Neighborhood Service Organization (NSO) to provide Project Based Vouchers at the NSO Bell Building in Detroit. Please note that these vouchers are not transferable to any other location. When fully renovated, the building will have 155 1-bedroom apartments intended for single, unattached adults.  Note that, along with other qualifications criteria, applicants must have a verified disability and are required to submit a signed MSHDA Form-16 Verification of Disability at the time of application. 


*The National Hunger Hotline 1-866-3 HUNGRY and 1-877-8 HAMBRE (1-866-348-6479 and 1-877-842-6273), refers people in need of emergency food assistance to food pantries, government programs, and model grassroots organizations that work to improve access to healthy, nutritious food and build self-reliance. 

Help is available on Monday through Friday from 9am-6pm EST. Hablamos español. The Hotline is funded in part by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service.


*No Kid Hungry!                            

Phone:   Call 2-1-1

Text:  FOODMI to 877-877

Website: www.NoKidHungry.org/Michigan

FREE summer meals are available for all children under the age of 18.  No registration or ID is required to access free summer meals.  To find your summer site, call, text or visit the website above. 


*www.pantrynet.org  (click on the pantry locator)


*EXPEDITED Food Assistance Benefits (Bridge Card)

If you have little or no money or no home, you might qualify to have your Food Assistance Program (FAP) application processed more quickly.  Ask the receptionist for the short application filing form. Complete it, sign and date it, and TURN IT TODAY!  A specialist will look at the information you have provided and will be able to tell you whether you qualify for faster service OR if you must wait the normal processing time. If you have the right to faster service, you will still have to complete the entire application form and talk with a specialist to see if you qualify for food assistance benefits. You will also need to provide the Department with the required documents to verify your statement AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.  

For quicker service, you may set up a Department of Human Services account and apply online at www.michigan.gov/mibridges.



Below are the categorical requirements for the Women Infants and Children program in Michigan.

Women: During pregnancy and up to 6 weeks after the birth of an infant or the end of the pregnancy

Postpartum up to six months after the birth of the infant or the end of the pregnancy

Breastfeeding up to the infant's first birthday

Infants/Children: Up to the infant's/children first birthday


Applicants must be a resident of Michigan. If you are an applicant and live in an area where the Women 

Infants and Children program is administered by an Indian Tribal Organization, then you must meet residency requirements established by the ITO.

Applicants are not required to live in Michigan or a local service area for a certain amount of time to meet the WIC eligibility requirements. At the option of the local state agency, a Michigan WIC applicant may be required to live in a local service area and apply for benefits at a clinic near that area. 


*Senior Project FRESH   (this is a Federal program)

(Farm Resources Expanding and Supporting Health)

Website: http://www.michigan.gov/osa/1,4635,7-234-64083_43343-16583900.html

This program allows low-income, nutritionally at-risk people 60 and older, to buy fresh produce using coupon booklets.  The FRESH coupons are administered through the Michigan Department of Community Health and eligible consumers can use the coupons at participating farmers markets and roadside stands from June through October.     

See new program directly below! 


Fair Food Network's "Double Up Food Bucks" Program 

Phone: 866-586-2796

Website: www.FairFoodNetwork.org

Some markets this year also are participating in the Fair Food Network's Double up Food Bucks Project.  

This is for people who use the Bridge cards for food assistance.  Each time the card is used for fruits and vegetables, the amount spent is matched dollar for dollar, up to $20, to be used toward more fruits and vegetables. 46 markets in the Metro Detroit area and Toledo are now accepting this program! 



(Michigan's Coordinated Access to Food for the Elderly)

Administration Office:

3815 W. St. Joseph   Suite C-200    Potential clients please call 1-877-664-2233  

Lansing, MI  48917

Phone: 517-485-9164      

Client Assistance:  1-866-400-9164

Website:  www.elderlawofmi.org/micafe

MiCAFE, or Michigan’s Coordinated Access to Food for the Elderly, is a program of Elder Law of Michigan that provides benefit application assistance to seniors age 60 and older, helping them make ends meet and put healthy food on their table. MiCAFE is an educational and community-centered program that focuses on improving the health and well-being of seniors around the state of Michigan. 


*The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)  

Website: http://www.fns.usda.gov/tefap/emergency-food-assistance-program-tefap

TEFAP offers monthly food support to eligible residents.  Proof of income and residency is required!   

The Program: USDA buys the food, including processing and packaging, and ships it to the States. 

The amount received by each State depends on its low-income and unemployed population. State agencies work out details of administration and distribution. They select local organizations that either directly distributes to households or serve meals, or distribute to other local organizations that perform these functions.  Each State sets criteria for determining what households are eligible to receive food for home consumption. Income standards may, at the State’s discretion, be met through participation in other existing Federal, State, or local food, health, or welfare programs for which eligibility is based on income.



Michigan State University Extension 

Administrative Office:

5454 Venoy

Wayne, MI  48184

Phone:  734-721-6576 OR 888-678-3464

Email:  msue.wayne@county.msu.edu 

Website:  www.msue.msu.edu

Stretch your food dollars while keeping your family healthy with this fun course from MSU Extension 

Program!  Classes are offered throughout Michigan and you can sign up today at the contact info above.

Some of the courses available are: Shopping on a Budget, Food Canning and Preservation, Diabetes 

Prevention, Food Safety, Chronic Disease Management, etc.!  


*Focus HOPE

13555 Oakman Blvd.  

Detroit, MI  48238  

Phone:  313-494-5500      To check for eligibility call:  313-494-4600

Email: food@focushope.edu

Website:  www.focushope.edu

Approximately 38,000 senior citizens in 42 metropolitan Detroit communities receive nutritional, supplemental food through Focus: HOPE each month. For many of our seniors, the box of food is their main source of nutritious food. At a time when they should be enjoying their golden years, many are barely able to pay living and medical expenses. The U.S. Department of Agriculture food supplements ensure that our older citizens get the assistance they need.   Food is distributed through four food centers to those who meet the income guidelines. To help with food selection, signs in the food centers are in three languages: English, Spanish and Arabic. Home deliveries are made to home-bound seniors by volunteers from schools, churches, local businesses and organizations


Seniors can get certified to receive food at any Focus: HOPE food center or through one of the certification agencies in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, and Washtenaw counties.

To be certified, a senior must provide:

•Proof of age (e.g. state identification card)

•Proof of income for current year (e.g. pension statement, pay stub, or award letter from Social Security)

•Number of people in the household

Volunteer transportation may be arranged for eligible senior citizens who are homebound and are unable to get a ride from a friend or relative. Call 313-494-4488.



Website:  http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/hunger-relief

Food programs and services vary with local needs. For information on specific programs and locations, contact your local Salvation Army Corps Community Center by using the location search on this page.


*Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan

1921 W. Michigan Ave.

Ypsilanti, MI  48197

Phone:  734-544-0015 OR 800-482-3041

Website:  www.hfmich.org

Emergency food assistance for those with bleeding disorders that impact their income such as hemophilia, von Willebrand, other coagulation disorders, hepatitis, HIV or AIDS. Must not have received aid from this agency in past 12 months. 



Website:  www.mich.gov   OR  www.michigan.gov/helphand


-Auto Purchase up to $2000

-Auto Repairs up to $900 per 12 months

-MUST BE A FAMILY (pregnant or have a child under 18)


1.   Apply at the Department of Human Services that serves your community.  The family MUST repair/purchase is usually handled by Michigan Works) be  receiving or applying for Day Care, Medicaid or Food Assistance (if receiving the Family Independence Program, the

2.   If a recipient of the above programs, income limits are already met.  If you are an applicant, form                DHS-3043 must be completed to declare if your total monthly income is below the TANF                          (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) income limits of $1805 for one person, $2428 for two,            $3052 for 3, $3575 for 4, etc.  

-AUTO PURCHASE:  Customer must be able to afford the title/taxes and other vehicle expenses, must have a valid driver's license, the cost of the vehicle cannot exceed the value of the vehicle, and only one vehicle per person is the lifetime max (husband and wife may each receive one but a policy exception must be approved for the other spouse to get a second car).  It must be needed to retain/obtain employment or for activities that will prepare the customer for employment (cannot be disabled).  Vehicle has been inspected by a licensed mechanic and declared road-worthy (mechanics license number must be given and also the date inspected).  Public transportation must not be reasonably available.payments / insurance

-AUTO REPAIRS:  The repair is expected to make the vehicle Total cost of repairs is $900 or less (or difference is paid by customer) including repairs covered in the last 12 months and cost of repairs does not exceed the value of the vehicle. road worthy and safe and the vehicle is needed to retain/obtain employment or for activities to prepare for employment (cannot be disabled).


*Vehicles for Change         

14486 Gratiot Ave. 

Detroit, MI  48205

Phone:  855-820-7990

Email:  info@vehiclesforchange.org

Website:  www.vehiclesforchange.org  

This company will accept and repair donated cars, awarding them to pre-qualified families for nearly $800.  It also guarantees families with low-interest 12-months car loans, allowing them to build credit. 

In addition, the nonprofit carries a six-month / 6,000-mile warranty, which will give reliable service for at least two years. Car donors will gain a substantial tax advantage. The nonprofit organization has awarded cars to nearly 5,000 low-income families since 1999.


*Matrix Human Services / Ways to Work Loan Program      

Administrative Office: 

120 Parsons Street

Detroit, MI 48201

Phone: (313) 831-1000

Email:  inquiries@matrixhs.org  


*Matrix Ways to Work

13560 East McNichols

Detroit 48205

Phone: 313-526-4000 ext. 1319

Website: http://www.matrixhumanservices.net

We’re excited to announce that we and our National office have lifted the requirements of our Matrix Ways to Work program to include employees without children! Ways to Work provides low-interest loans to help people buy a car to strengthen their self-sufficiency and improve their quality of life. 

Having a car is not a luxury, it’s often a necessity. In order to get and keep a job, you’ve got to be able to go to where job opportunities are located, show up on time and also juggle family responsibilities. 

Public transportation can’t always meet those needs. In addition, paying off the car loan helps people improve their credit record, which is a critical step in attaining financial stability.

Our new requirements! Spread the word!

Continuously employed for six (6) months / Possess a valid Michigan Driver’s License. Bankruptcies (if any) must be discharged / Limited or no credit alternatives. Geographical residents of Wayne, Macomb, and Oakland counties

Household income no greater than 80% of area’s median income 

Demonstrated ability and desire to pay

If you are ready to take the next step and participate in our program; we need you to attend Financial Orientation. Call to see when the next scheduled orientation is!


*Volunteers of America Michigan 

21415 Civic Center Drive, Suite 210

Southfield, MI  48076

Phone:  877-721-4862 OR 248-204-6034

Website: www.voami.org  


V.O.A. Auto Sales 

618 E. Walton

Pontiac, MI  48340

Phone:  248-373-9000

Website: www.voaautosales.com

Cars donated to Volunteers of America are sold at a low-cost to low-income people who need them and the money raised is used to fund Volunteers of America's programs. Prices are below typical pricing and negotiable. Veterans also receive a special discount. 


*Mother Waddles Car Donation  

21501 W. 8 Mile Road

Detroit, MI  48219

Phone:  313-WADDLES (313-923-3537)

Email:  info@motherwaddles.org

Website  www.motherwaddles.org

Please be aware that there is a "copy-cat" organization that uses Mother Waddle’s name and organization info....this is the original organization!


*Charity Motors

10431 Grand River Avenue (between Livernois & Oakman)

Detroit, MI  48219

Phone:  313-255-1000

Website: www.800charitycars.org

Used car auction held Saturdays at noon.  Register the week before, M-S from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

Need to bring proof of income and valid driver's license. Charity Motors accepts vehicles for donation and sells them AS IS to low-income individuals and others in need of transportation.  

Vehicles are available for sale to qualifying individuals at cost ranging from $100 to $1000.

Individuals who qualify may also be eligible for a further reduction in cost, depending on income. Families can get a 50% price reduction!


*St. Vincent De Paul 

3000 Gratiot 

Detroit, MI  48207

Phone:  313-393-2930 OR 877-788-4623

Email:  execdir@svdpdet.org

Website:  www.svdpdet.org

Has car auctions....call for more information!




Administrative Office ONLY: 

1515 W. Fort Street   Suite 1429

Lincoln Park, MI  48146

Phone:  313-595-1262 OR 313-978-4443

Email: veteranrescue@gmx.com 

Website:  www.noveteranleftbehind.us

A Veteran's resource agency that finds housing, food, clothing, substance abuse programs and mental health agencies for veterans in need.  Serves all ages of Veterans and their families in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.  Please call the telephone numbers FIRST.  


*Veteran's Outreach Center / Veterans Haven Inc.

4924 Wayne Road 

Wayne, MI  48184  

Phone:  734-728-0527   

Email:  VetsHaven@earthlink.net 

Website:  http://www.vetshaveninfo.org/Haven.htm                                                

Veteran's Haven Inc. operates two food programs, one specifically for Veterans and the second for seniors, low-income, and disabled individuals. Our program assists those in need throughout Wayne County and surrounding communities.  Any Veterans that is honorably discharged and is laid off, unemployed or disabled can qualify for this program. Veterans can pick up food any day of the week during normal business hours of 9:00 am - 12:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Emergency situations can call (734) 728-0527 and leave a message. 

You will receive a response the same day.

On Wednesdays from 9 am to 12:30 pm additional food is distributed to Veterans, seniors and others (proof of income and ID required). The food that is distributed consists of canned goods, dry goods, various fruits and vegetables, crackers, cookies, juices and milk (meats and other frozen items for Vets only), courtesy of Gleaners Food Bank.


*Veteran's Outreach Center / Veterans Haven Inc.

4924 Wayne Road 

Wayne, MI  48184  

Phone:  734-728-0527   

Email:  VetsHaven@earthlink.net 

Website:  http://www.vetshaveninfo.org/Haven.htm                                                

Veteran's Haven Inc. operates two food programs, one specifically for Veterans and the second for seniors, low-income, and disabled individuals. Our program assists those in need throughout Wayne County and surrounding communities.  Any Veterans that is honorably discharged and is laid off, unemployed or disabled can qualify for this program. Veterans can pick up food any day of the week during normal business hours of 9:00 am - 12:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Emergency situations can call (734) 728-0527 and leave a message. 

You will receive a response the same day.

On Wednesdays from 9 am to 12:30 pm additional food is distributed to Veterans, seniors and others (proof of income and ID required). The food that is distributed consists of canned goods, dry goods, various fruits and vegetables, crackers, cookies, juices and milk (meats and other frozen items for Vets only), courtesy of Gleaners Food Bank.