Community Assistance

In these tough economic times, many families are facing or have experienced the loss of jobs, health care, and other necessary supports and may be in need of assistance.  The following are resources to review if you or someone you know is feeling the effects of this economic crisis.  You may also contact your school social worker for more information.

Health Care and Dental

External LinkHealthy Kids/Healthy Kids Dental

Healthy Kids is a program that provides a wide range of health care coverage and support services for qualifying pregnant women, babies and children under age 19 (Healthy Kids Dental coverage is through age 20).

Dental

Community First Health Centers
PDF DocumentFamily Dental Services

My Care Dental - Quality and Affordable Dental Care

Glasses

Lions Club - contact School Social Worker

Health Care

PDF DocumentMy Care Health Center
          External Link MyCareHealthCenter.org

PDF DocumentCommunity First Health Centers
           External LinkCommunityFirsthc.org

External LinkMacomb County Health Department Offices

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

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

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

External LinkMacomb County Health Department - Family Health Services. (586) 412-5945
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.

External LinkHealth Care for Adults

External LinkPrescription Coverage or (888) 477-2669

Neighbors Caring for Neighbors Outreach Clinic Locations
Henry Ford Macomb Hospital - Mt. Clemens Campus
215 North Ave.
Mt. Clemens, MI 48043
(586) 469-3750

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

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

Homeless/Housing Assistance

Homeless Students

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act
The term "homeless children and youth" means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence, and includes:
  • Children and youths who are sharing the housing of other due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason.
  • Children and youths are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of adequate accommodations.
  • Children and youths who are living in cars, parks, public spaces
What are Their Rights
Students that meet the above criteria have the following rights:
  • Enroll in school immediately, even if lacking documents normally required for enrollment.
  • Enroll in the local school, or continue attending their school of origin (the school they last attended when permanently housed or the school in which they were last enrolled), whichever is in the student's best interest.
  • Receive transportation to and from their school of origin if requested.
  • Remain in their school of origin for as long as they are still homeless or for the remainder of the school year if they find residency outside of the district.
  • Participate in the same activities and programs offered to other children including free and reduced school nutrition and Head Start programs, as well as appropriate special education and Title 1 program.

Resources

External LinkMacomb Intermediate School District - Homeless Students - In cooperation with local Macomb County school districts we can assist parents and their families while they are temporarily between homes.  (586) 228-3490
     PDF DocumentResources for Homeless Youth and Their Families MISD

Macomb Homeless Coalition
296 N. Rose St, Mt. Clemens, MI 48043  (586) 213-5757
       External LinkPrograms 
       PDF DocumentMacomb Homeless Coalition Brochure

PDF DocumentHomeless Resources

PDF DocumentMacomb County Directory of Services

PDF DocumentHearts for Homes Brochure - Assist working families with disabilities, with homeless children gain access to permanent housing.

External LinkLakeshore Legal Aid - Free legal help for low-income people and seniors (60+)
     PDF DocumentLakeshore Legal Aid Flyer 

PDF DocumentCommunity First Health Centers - Homeless Health Care Program - Low or no-cost health care for eligible families.

PDF DocumentCommunity First Health Centers - Dental Services

PDF DocumentFamily Youth Interventions - Runaway & Homeless Youth Services
       External Linkwww.familyyouth.com

External LinkMacomb 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

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
 
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

Red Cross Disaster Relief - (House fire) (313) 833-4440

External LinkMSHDA Housing Locator - Rental housing search tool to the residents and prospective residents of Michigan. (800) 327-8158 

External LinkHome 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.

Homeless Liaison Contacts

Lynn Sobczak
Homeless Education Liaison
L'Anse Creuse Public Schools
586-783-6300 Ext. 1010
sobczly@lc-ps.org

Jackie Chace
Macomb Intermediate School District
586-228-2505
jchace@misd.net

Michelle Williams
Michigan Department of Education
517-241-6977
williams48@michigan.gov
Mckinney-Vento@michigan.gov

Food

Forgotten Harvest - Free food distribution.

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

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

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

Soup Kitchens:

External LinkSalvation Army
Open Monday-Friday 12-1pm

Salvation Army (55 Church St, Mount Clemens)
(586) 469-6712 

Salvation Army (Warren)
(586) 754-7400

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 form.

Word Document2019-2020 Mobile Pantry Distribution

Questions?
Food & Nutrition Department
Tanya Nofs (586) 783-6550 x1105
Laurie Warren (586) 783-6550 x1114

 

Additional Resources

External LinkThe 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.

External LinkMacomb Community Action - Offer emergency support services, information and referrals to Macomb County's limited-income residents.

External LinkLakeshore Legal Aid - Free legal help for low-income people and Seniors (60+)

External LinkCARE of Southeastern Michigan - Supportive opportunities for families.

External LinkUnited Way - 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. 211 or (800) 552-1183

External LinkGood Shepherd Coalition - 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. (586) 415-8100

External LinkDepartment Of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

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

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

External LinkJulie'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.

External LinkHeat for your home
The Heat and Warmth Fund (THAW) or 800-866-8429 pays toward heating bills

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

External LinkInternet
Comcast offers reduced rate Internet to qualifying families

External LinkSuicide Hotline
National Suicide Prevention lifeline 1-800-273-TALK