The county Community Action Agencies are great as a first step when you need help. These agencies provide multiple services: Utility help, eviction help, access to state resources, housing and weatherization programs, Literacy and Education, Computer classes, Financial coaching, Foreclosure intervention, free tax prep, home ownership programs and more. If you call their Call Centers, they will direct you to the help you need. If you need something they don't provide, they have resource navigators with a lot more experience than we have who can connect you to other community resources.
Macomb Community Action
21885 Dunham Road
Clinton Township, MI 48036
Community Action has three Community Action Centers. To find which
Community Action Center is closest to you, call 586-469-5222
If you are mentoring a senior (60 and above), then it is better to start with the Area Agency on Aging. They have access to a lot of programs to help seniors and will do a thorough accessment of what is available for each person.
Macomb County Access Location Area Agency on Aging 1B
39090 Garfield, Suite 102
Clinton Twp., MI 48038
Fax: (248) 262-9971
Area Agency on Aging 1B
29100 Northwestern Hwy., Suite 400
Southfield, MI 48034
Service Area: Counties – Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw
Julie's List This
is an excellent resource!! Julie is a certified information and
resource counselor. She keeps her site up to date and covers Wayne, Oakland, Washtenaw, Lenawee, Monroe and Macomb counties.
THE RIGHT CONNECTION - A user-friendly directory of free and low-cost services for Macomb
County individuals and families. Some unique services are included that
are not low-cost.
COMMONWEALTH - This
is a website that posts community event flyers. It is shared by all
counties and is searchable. Instead of linking you to organizations. it
links you to events that could get you the information you need and
connect you to those who are creating the event.
Don't forget you can also call United Way: 2-1-1 or check their online database:
THE UNITED WAY ONLINE DATA BASE
YOU CAN PUT IN THE ZIP CODE AND YOUR NEED AND THEY CAN TELL YOU WHAT IS AVAILABLE IN YOUR AREA!
MICHIGAN HELPING HAND
webpage will guide you through all the services available through the
State of Michigan. It has links to Jobs and Training, Unemployment,
Health, Family support and Housing.