Community Resources Offering Emergency Aid Services

Quote:  "I encourage everyone to consider a contribution supporting this worthy cause through which we can help our own."  Tim Slottow, Exec Vice Pres and Chief Financial Officer

 

If you need: Contact:

Emergency Financial Aid

Department of Human Services SER Program


Friends in Deed

Utility Shutoff Prevention


Department of Human Services SER Program


SOS Community Services

DTE Programs Case Management

Consumers Energy


Housing/Eviction Prevention


Department of Human Services SER Program

SOS Community Services

Friends in Deed

Power, Inc.

Salvation Army

Housing- Foreclosure

Washtenaw County Foreclosure Intervention

Step Forward Michigan


Temporary Housing/Shelter


Salvation Army


SOS Community Services

Shelter Associations of Washtenaw County

Alpha House


Clothing/Food/Other Aid


SOS Community Services


Salvation Army

Friends in Deed

Dress for Success

The Women's Center of Southeastern Michigan


Healthcare Assistance


Friends in Deed


Hope Clinic

Power, Inc.

Packard Community Clinic


Employment Assistance

Washtenaw Emergency Services (Employment Training & Community Services)


Transportation Assistance

Friends in Deed


Power, Inc.

Childcare Assistance


U-M Work/Life Resouce Center

Friends in Deed


Credit/Debt Counseling


U-M Credit Union

Midwest Financial Credit Union

GreenPath Debt Solutions

Christian Credit Counselors


Support Groups &
Mental Health Articles


Michigan
Mental Health Networks
www.mhweb.org

Offers a listing of self-help and supportive groups, community providers, and news articles on mental health topics and other resources.

 

Department of Human Services (DHS)

Washtenaw County
22 Center St.   
Ypsilanti MI 48198-9965
734-481-2000

Livingston County
2300 E. Grand River, Suite 1
Howell, MI 48843
517-548-0200

Wayne County
6534 W. Jefferson       
Detroit, MI 48209
313-554-8300

Monroe County                                               
1051 S. Telegraph                                           
Monroe, MI 48161                 
734-243-7200

Lenawee County
1040 S. Winter St., Suite 3013
Adrian, MI 49221
517-264-6300

Jackson County
301 E. Louis Glick Hwy.
Jackson, MI 49201
517-780-7400             

http://www.michigan.gov/dhs/

The State Emergency Relief (SER) Program provides immediate help to individuals and families facing conditions of extreme hardship or for emergencies that threaten health and safety. SER helps low-income households meet emergency needs such as heat and utilities, home repairs, relocation assistance, home ownership services and burial of a loved one. The SER program is primarily designed to maintain low-income households who are normally able to meet their needs but occasionally need help when unexpected emergency situations arise.

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SOS Community Services

101 S. Huron
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
734-485-8730
http://www.soscs.org/

Help for families and individuals in economic crisis, including eviction prevention, (for whatever the need is you must show some thing in writing, like from utility, eviction notice or from the court), housing relocation, finding emergency shelter, and utility shutoff prevention. Emergency food assistance and distribution of personal care items. Limited assistance available for housing-related transportation needs. SOS offers comprehensive services for homeless families. Please see the website for more information. SOS does not have income eligibility criteria.

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Shelter Association of Washtenaw County

312. W. Huron  
Ann Arbor, MI 48107
P.O. Box 7370
734-662-2829
info@annarborshelter.org
www.annarborshelter.org

Provides temporary shelter and supportive services in a safe and caring environment. 
Works with the community to allocate resources to meet the needs of the homeless.

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Alpha House

4290 Jackson Road      
Ann Arbor, MI  48103
734-822-0220
www.alphahouse-ihn.org

Provides emergency shelter for families only who live in Washtenaw County. There is usually a waiting list.

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Salvation Army

100 Arbana Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103 (several other locations serving all of Washtenaw Co.)
734-668-8353 (Ann Arbor)
734-482-4700 (Ypsilanti)
http://www.usc.salvationarmy.org/usc/www_usc_washtenaw.nsf

Emergency services for low-income families and individuals, including 24-hour temporary shelter at Staples Family Center for adults and families.  Food, utilities, rent, eviction assistance, low-cost short-term counseling and client advocacy. The Salvation Army takes clients on a case-by-case basis, however both income criteria and housing status are normally not factors for denial. They urge everyone to call.

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Washtenaw Emergency Services (Employment Training and Community Services)

220 N. Main
PO Box 8645
Ann Arbor, MI 48107
734-222-6850
http://www.ewashtenaw.org/

Aids people facing eviction, utility shutoff and other emergencies. Persons must meet income guidelines. Also offers employment training for dislocated workers and utilizes the Work First program. Follows the guidelines for median household income in Washtenaw County.

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Friends in Deed*                   
*Serves only those living in Washtenaw Co.                                  

30 N. Washington St., Suite 30B  (please call  - no walk ins)
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
734-485-7658 (administrative line)
734-484-4357 (help line – available Mon. thru Fri. 9:30-12pm)
http://www.friendsindeed.info

Friends in Deed is an inter-faith volunteer organization that provides for needs of Washtenaw County residents that are not being met by other human service agencies. This includes emergency financial assistance for basic needs, including transportation and car repair, childcare, clothing, prescriptions and medical needs. Funds also available for unmet basic needs such as housing, utilities and employment needs. Serving only Washtenaw County residents, with a priority towards low-income residents. They will, however weigh all on a case-by-case basis. Friends in Deed is not a walk-in service. You must phone first.  Also has a furniture grant program, call 484-7607, need proof of income and residency.

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Power, Inc.

3810 Packard #250
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
734-929-6509
http://www.powerclf.org/

Faith-based community development corporation that includes emergency assistance programs providing one time financial and support services to its clients. These include homeless prevention assistance, homeless transition assistance, emergency medical assistance and emergency transportation. Also offers counseling service and workshops/seminars on budgeting and credit management.  You do not have to be a POWER client, but these persons are normally served first. POWER prioritizes their donated services on low-to-medium income families – this largely depends on the family size. POWER follows the guidelines for median household income in Washtenaw County. 

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Dress for Success

5361 McCauley Drive, Ste 1125
Ypsilanti, Mi. 48198
734-712-0517
michigan@dressforsuccess.org
www.dressforsuccess.org

Business clothing for women only.  Call for an appointment and bring a referral letter with you. Hours are Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Other hours may be arranged by appointment.  Open to residents of other counties as well.

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The Women's Center of Southeastern Michigan

510 S. Maple Rd.
Ann Arbor Mi. 48103
734-973-6779
Monday thru Friday by appointment
info@womenscentersemi.org
www.womenscentersemi.org   

The Women's Center of Southeastern Michigan is a nonprofit women's resource center based in Ann Arbor. We provide affordable counseling, financial, legal, and job-related services. Our interwoven services work together as a "safety net" to promote economic and emotional recovery. Although our efforts are primarily by and for women, we also welcome men and boys. No referral letter is needed. You do not have to be a Washtenaw County resident.

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Hope Clinic

518 Harriet St.
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
734-484-2989
http://www.thehopeclinic.org/

Hope has access to very limited funds to help with eviction notices and utility shut-off notices as well as other essential emergency needs. You must bring proof of income and ID, a documentation of the amount needed and any decision letters from other agencies. From there, you will fill out an application for aid and the social worker at Hope will review your application and contact you.

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Packard Health West

501 N. Maple Rd.
Ann Arbor, Mi. 48103
734-926-4900

Sliding scale available; proof of income required.  Primary care for adults and children.  Nutritionist, psychologist, and social worker on staff. Call for hours.

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DTE Programs Case Management

1-800-545-8046
www.dteenergy.com

Helps low-income customers reduce their unpaid balances by providing a personal payment plan, agency referrals, and follow-up.

To be eligible for enrollment you must have:

  1. An unpaid balance greater than $300.00
  2. No record of illegal usage
  3. A household income at or below 200 percent of federal income eligibility guidelines.

This chart is available on the DTE Energy website.

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Consumers Energy

Shut-off Protection Plan (SPP)
1-800-477-5050
www.consumersenergy.com

The Shut-off Protection Plan provides year-round protection from shut off and is available to senior citizens aged 65 and over regardless of income, as well as customers with a household income at or below 200 percent of the federal income eligibility guidelines. If you are 65 or older and the head of the household, please contact us so we can update your account.

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Work/Life Resource Center
University of Michigan

2072 Administrative Services Bldg.
1009 Greene Street
Ann Arbor MI  48109
734-936-8677
worklife@umich.edu
www.hr.umich.edu/worklife/

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University of Michigan Credit Union(UMCU)

Central Campus, 333 E. William Street

North Campus, Pierpont Commons

Briarwood, 305 E. Eisenhower (drive-in services)
662-8200 or 1-800-968-8628

Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
www.umcu.org

University of Michigan Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial institution, established in 1954. University of Michigan Credit Union serves members only. As a credit union member, you have access to a wide range of financial services including savings, checking and loan programs. We also offer a financial advising service and a budget counseling service.

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MidWest Financial Credit Union (MWFCU) UMHS Financial

2400 Green Road (drive-in services)

UM Hospital
1500 E. Medical Center Dr, Ann Arbor 48109,
Level 2, Near Cafeteria

M-F: 7:30AM - 5PM
24-Hour ATM
769-4621, 769-5466 or 1-800-968-8663
www.mwfcu.org/aboutus/umhsf

MidWest Financial Credit Union serves members only. Membership in MWFCU is open to active and retired employees in health care occupations and their immediate families, and employees of any company within a 25-mile radius of the MWFCU office.

Credit union members can arrange for direct deposit of an entire paycheck as well as payroll deduction for savings deposits and loan payments. Financial needs are met with items such as basic and interest checking accounts, debit card, savings accounts, direct deposit and payroll deduction, low-rate credit cards, remote (home) banking, mortgage loans, and more.

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GreenPath Debt Solutions

www.greenpath.com

GreenPath Debt Solutions is a non-profit consumer credit counseling service.

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Christian Credit Counselors, Inc.

24300 Southfield Road, Suite 215
Southfield MI 
248-557-8811 OR 1-800-5571985
www.cccfree.com

A non-profit, non-denominational counseling ministry that provides assistance in individual budget planning, debt retirement management program, negotiations with creditors, receives & disburses your payments to creditors. Also helps with monthly progress reports and accounting statements. Educational classes are free of charge. Debt management incurs a monthly fee ranging from $29-$49 a month depending on monthly payments.

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Washtenaw County Foreclosure Intervention

The Washtenaw County Foreclosure Intervention Collaborative is a collaborative effort through the Michigan State University Extension Office, Washtenaw County Treasurer’s Office, Housing Bureau for Seniors, and Legal Services of South Central Michigan. If you are a Washtenaw County resident and would like to schedule an appointment with a HUD and MSHDA certified housing counselor, please call the intake desk at 734-222-9595. This service is FREE.

Click for Washtenaw County Foreclosure Intervention

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Step Forward Michigan

The Michigan Homeowner Assistance Nonprofit Housing Corporation (MHA) acting through Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) has received federal funds from the U.S. Department of Treasury to help Michigan take a step forward through a comprehensive, statewide strategy that is aimed to help homeowners who are at high risk of default or foreclosure. 

Through A Step Forward: MHA designed programs to help homeowners who have had a financial hardship. This website is the fastest way for homeowners to submit an application for assistance.

Click for more information: www.stepforwardmichigan.org

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