Community Assistance

Every school year, a variety of opportunities are available for students from families with limited financial resources as identified through the National School Lunch Program, these opportunities include reduction of fees for extracurricular activities and other services. With your approval, when these types of opportunities become available, the district will forward information directly to you.

By law we can only access your contact information with your approval. If you choose to not submit this form we will continue to have the information about assistance and opportunities available on our district website and in the main office of your child(ren)’s school. Sending in this form will not change your eligibility status.

Word DocumentLimited Financial Resources Opportunity Form

Community Help Questions

Lynn Sobczak, Secretary
Student and Information Services
586.783.6300  Ext. 1246        
586.307.3583  Fax

Healthcare and Insurance

Student Insurance Assistance

L'Anse Creuse Public Schools does not provide accident insurance for students.  The district does not pay medical bills for students involved in accidents, at school, or while participating in athletic activities.  Parents may wish to contact their own insurance carrier for information on coverage.  In addition to Information on low cost health care coverage for uninsured families, information is provided for free health care coverage for pregnant women, babies, and children under age 19. 

MI Child

Dental

Free dental care
Michigan Dental Hygienists ( in Warren)
Super Teeth
(586) 756-6888

Free or Low Cost Community Services

Glasses

Lions Club - contact School Social Worker

Health Care

MiChild/Healthy Kids (coverage up to age 19)

Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) Macomb County (uninsured)

Health Care for Adults

Prescription Coverage or (888) 477-2669

Food Resources

Free and Reduced Meals

The Federal Government instituted a program to help student families, with-in certain income guidelines, to apply for subsidized meals (Free or Reduced Meals). Applications and an instruction sheet may be picked up at any District Building. Help may also be obtained by calling (586) 783-6550 ext. 1115.

Community Food Bank

L'Anse Creuse Public Schools has a community food bank for students currently enrolled in any L'Anse Creuse Public Schools educational program (preschool, K-12, and Adult/Alternative Education). Those in need should contact
Timothy Couto
586.783.6300 ext. 1245.

Referrals can also be made by any district staff member.

Parent acceptance to the program is required.

Watch Video Federal Grant from the Dept of Labor - call 586-783-6330

Food 4 kids Program

The Food 4 kids Program is a Mobile Pantry Program partnered with Gleaner's Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan.  The mobile pantry is a traveling food pantry that parents pick up monthly.  Each family receives a large box of food, typically including perishable and nonperishable food items and fresh fruits and vegetables.  Families must be registered to participate.  Please contact your school office for a referral.

Macomb County Resources

Macomb Homeless Coalition

If you are in immediate need of shelter please call 1-800-A-SHELTER (1- 800-274-3583) OR the United Way Referral Line at 2-1-1 to arrange for a temporary emergency shelter stay.

Macomb Homeless Coalition Website

Macomb County Habitat for Humanity

Located at 130 N. Groesbeck Hwy
Mt. Clemens 48043
phone: (586) 263-1540
email: family@macombhabitat.org

To qualify for a Macomb Habitat house you must meet 4 basic qualifications:

  • Ability to Pay:
    • a) make a minimum of $20,000 per year, maximum depends on family size. 
    • b) debt-to-income ratio at 40% or less. 
    • c) credit criteria (see application or Kristine for details)
  • Need: currently living in substandard housing
  • Willingness to Partner: 250 sweat equity hours per adult in household.
  • Macomb County Resident: for at least 6 months.

 Applications will be reviewed as they are received, spots are limited.

Macomb County Resources

Visit the Macomb County Website for additional Resources.

Additional Resources

LCPS Student Advocacy Program

L'Anse Creuse and Michigan Works have partnered together to offer eligible students a program that can help remove barriers that hinder success. Students in this program have improved their academic achievements, leading to high school completion and work readiness skills.
PDF DocumentLCPS Student Advocacy Program Brochure

Julie's List

Julie's List website helps those in 6 counties of S.E. Michigan, find the resources they need in the privacy of their own home or office or even on your phone! This website offers not only well-known agencies in S.E. Michigan, but private and religious organizations which other "information agencies" do not offer.

Heat for your home

The Heat and Warmth Fund (THAW) or 800-866-8429 pays toward heating bills

Job postings

A variety of private sector jobs in the community set up by the State of Michigan.

Internet

Comcast offers reduced rate Internet to qualifying families

Suicide Hotline

National Suicide Prevention lifeline 1-800-273-TALK

More Help

Macomb ISD Resources

Homeless Students - Assists homeless students with basic needs such as backpacks, school supplies, clothing, food,and community referrals.
phone: (586-228-3490)

The Right Connection - A directory of free or low cost community resources for students and their families. Additional resources include employment and training, transportation, parenting classes, child care, and support groups.

Macomb County Resources

Good Shepherd Coalition - (586) 415-8100   Assists Central Macomb County residents with food, furniture, shelter, clothing, medical needs, rent and utility payments, gas vouchers, and holiday baskets. Referral by a participating church is needed. Most area churches participate.

Macomb County Community Action Center - Assists Macomb County residents with emergency utility and rent payments, weatherization of homes/mobile homes, and referrals to local food banks. Must be referred from the Department of Human Services.

Central Action Center: (586) 469-6964
North Action Center: (586) 749-5146
South Action Center: (586) 759-9150

Food and Nutrition Program Hotline -(800) 481-4989 Free and confidential screening to determine eligibility for food stamps Open Monday – Friday 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

Macomb Emergency Food Program - (586) 469-6004 Refer to local food pantry Must be a Macomb County resident.

Macomb County Community Services Agency (Mt. Clemens) - (586) 469-6964 Refer to a food bank.  Must be a Macomb County resident.

National Resources

United Way - 211 or (800) 552-1183  Provides callers with information about and referrals to human services for every day needs and in times of crisis, such as basic human needs (shelter, food, clothing, rent and utility assistance); physical and mental health; employment supports; support for the elderly and disabled; support for children, youth, and families.

Department Of Human Services (DHS) -
Mount Clemens
21885 Dunham Rd., Suite #7
(586) 469-7700

Sterling Heights
41227 Mound Rd.
(586) 254-1500

Warren
27690 Van Dyke
(586) 427-0600

Soup Kitchens

Salvation Army - Open Monday-Friday 12-1pm
Salvation Army (55 Church St, Mount Clemens)
(586) 469-6712 

Salvation Army (Warren)
(586) 754-7400

Vessels Church - Open Wednesday and Friday 9am-1pm
(586) 949-0010
23611 23 Mile Road, Macomb Township
Food Pantry Provides 3-4 days worth of food once per month.  Referral from Macomb food pantry preferred Bring ID with current address.

Hearts for Homes Calendar of Services

Homeless Shelters

  • MATTS (24140 Mound Rd, Warren, 48091): (586) 755-5191 Macomb County residents only Accepts men, women, and children
  • MCREST (Rotates location to Macomb County churches): (586) 415-5101 Accepts men, women, and children 
  • Family Youth Interventions (FYI): (586) 465-1212

For information on shelter in other counties call, 24 hours a day 1-800-274-3583; or 586-963-7829

Domestic Violence Shelter

Turning Point (Mount Clemens): 24-hour Crisis Line (586) 463-6990 Accepts only women and children

National Domestic Violence - Hotline: (800) 799-7233 Provides crisis intervention, safety planning, and information and referrals to shelters.

Red Cross Disaster Relief

(Housefire) (313) 833-4440

MSHDA Housing Locator - 1-800-327-8158  Rental housing search tool to the residents and prospective residents of Michigan.

Home Heating Energy Assistance - Provides assistance with weatherization.

Homeless Hotline - (800) A-SHELTER (274-3583) Calls shelters in caller’s area. Does not provide phone numbers to shelters.

Health Centers

Macomb County Health Department Offices - Open Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Central Health Center - Open Wed until 6:30 p.m.
43525 Elizabeth Rd.
Mt Clemens, MI, 48043
(586) 469-5372

Southeast Health Center - Open Mon until 6:30 p.m.
25401 Harper Avenue
St. Clair Shores, MI 48081
(586) 466-6800

Southwest Health Center - Open Thurs until 6:30 p.m. 
27690 Van Dyke
Warren, MI 48093
(586) 465-8537

Macomb County Health Department - Family Health Services: - The family Health Services Division provides the following:

  • Children's Special Health Care Services.  Assisting families with children with qualifying medical conditions to meet their special health care needs
  • Public Health Nursing.  Promoting healthy families through assessment, preventive health care education and referral.
  • Women Infants and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program.  Providing nutrition education, healthy foods, breastfeeding support and health care referrals.
  • MIChild/Healthy Kids/Prenatal Health Care Insurance.  A free health insurance program for qualifying pregnant women, babies and children under 19 years of age.
  • Sudden/Unexpected Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Support.  Providing grief counseling, support and information on Safe Sleep.
  • Family Planning.  Providing comprehensive and confidential family planning services.
  • Dental Clinic.  Providing high quality, low cost, routine non-emergency dental services to Macomb County residents.
  • Immunizations.  Providing immunity for vaccine preventable diseases.
  • Free hearing and vision screening.  (586) 412-5945

Neighbors Caring for Neighbors Outreach Clinic Locations

Provides treatment for acute illnesses (colds, ear infections, bronchitis, rashes, and cuts); women’s health; treatment for chronic illnesses (high blood pressure, diabetes); employment and school physicals; immunizations. Services are available for persons and families of all ages, economically disadvantaged, and persons with no medical insurance. Must be a Macomb County resident

Henry Ford Macomb Hospital - Mt. Clemens Campus
215 North Ave.
Mt. Clemens, MI 48043
(586) 469-3750

Samaritan House
62324 Van Dyke Rd.
Washington Township, MI 48094
(586) 336-9288