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American Red Cross Community Resource Guide


Developed and Provided by: The American Red Cross Mid-Michigan Chapter Emergency Food and Shelter Program


**You must register with DHS prior to seeking additional agency assistance.  DHS will give you a letter that details their decision.  If DHS does not offer full assistance, you must present their letter along with additional information to the agency**

**Each agency has specific required information you must obtain prior to seeking their help.  These agencies will not offer their assistance until you have the required information. 


2-1-1    A free three-digit health and human services assistance line operated by the Capital Area United Way, is available for residents to get information on services such as rent and utility assistance, food, counseling, clothing, shelter, health care needs, substance abuse services, support groups, housing and much more. 


Table of Contents


Permanent Housing Solutions

Capital Area Community Services – Lansing Office (517-393-7077)…………….…...9

Capital Area Community Services – Rural Ingham Office (517-676-1065)…………...9

Capital Area Community Services – Clinton County Office (989-224-6702)…………9

Capital Area Community Services – Eaton County Office (517-543-5465)…………..9

Capital Area Community Services – Shiawassee County Office (989-723-3115)……..9

Department of Human Services (517-887-9400)……………………………………….12

Greater Lansing Housing Coalition (517-372-5980)………………………… ………..15

Habitat for Humanity (517-374-1313)……………………………………. …………...15

Housing Services of Eaton County (517-541-1180)……………………… …………...16

Lansing Housing Commission (517-487-6550)……………………………………… ..17

Michigan State Housing Development Authority (517-373-8370)………………. …...19


Housing and Rental Assistance

Capital Area Community Services (517-393-7077)……………………... ……………9

Capital Area Community Services – Rural Ingham Office (517-676-1065)…………...9

Capital Area Community Services – Clinton County Office (989-224-6702)…………9

Capital Area Community Services – Eaton County Office (517-543-5465)…………..9

Capital Area Community Services – Shiawassee County Office (989-723-3115)……..9

Department of Human Services (517-887-9400)…... …………………………………12

Lansing Housing Commission (517-487-6550)……………………………………… .17

Michigan State Housing Development Authority (517-373-8370)……………. ……...19

Salvation Army (517-484-4424)…………………………. ……………………………22

Stockbridge Community Outreach (517-851-7285)……………………... …..………..24

St. Mary Catholic Church (517-655-2620)……………………………………………..23

St. Vincent Catholic Charities (517-323-4734)………………………………………...23


Emergency Shelters

Men, women and/or families

American Red Cross (517-484-7461 ext.137)……………………………………... ….7

City Outreach II (517-853-1080)………………………………….. …………………..10

Haven House (517-337-2731)… ………………………………………………………16

Loaves and Fishes (517-482-2099)………… …………………………………………18

Volunteers of America (VOA) (517-484-4414)………………………………………..24


Men Only

City Rescue Mission (517-485-0040)…………………………………………………10

Luke’s House (517-482-2099)…………………………………………………………18

Volunteers of America (VOA) (517-484-4414)…………….. ………………………..24


Women and women with children only

AWARE (517-783-2861)……………………………………………………………….8

Ballentine Stepping Stones (517-485-4644)……………………………………………8

EVE’s House (517-372-5976)…..……………………………………………………...13

Family Center, City Rescue Mission (517-482-2145)……..…………………………...13

Relief After Violent Encounter (RAVE) (989-224-4662)…………………………...…21

Safe Place (Calhoun County) (269-965-6093)…………………………………………22

Siren (Eaton County) (517-543-4915)………………………………………………….22


Pregnant women

Hannah’s House (517-482-5856)……………………………………………………….15


Teens

Covenant House (1-800-999-9999)………….………………………………………....11

Gateway Community Services (517-351-4000)………………………………………..14

Willow Plaza Teen Center (517-484-9292)…………………………………………….25


Day Shelters

Advent House (517-485-4722)…………………………………………………………7

New Hope Day Shelter (VOA)(517-484-4414)………………………………………..20


Transitional Housing

Advent House (517-485-4722)…………………………………………………………7

Ballentine Stepping Stones (517) 485-4644……………………………………………8

Luke’s House (517-482-2099)…………………………………………………………18

Siren (Eaton County) (517-543-4915)…...…………………………………………….22

Zacchaeus house (517-482-2099)………………………………………………………25


Landlord/Tenant Conflicts

Code Compliance Department (517-483-4361)………………………………………..11

Consumer Protection Division (517-373-1140)………………………………………..11

The Dispute Resolution Center of Central Michigan (517-485-2274)…………………12

Housing Services of Eaton County (517-541-1180)……………………………………16

Legal Aid of Central Michigan (517-394-3121)………………………………………..18


Utility Assistance

Capital Area Community Services - Lansing Office (517-393-7077)………………….9

Capital Area Community Services – Rural Ingham Office (517-676-1065)…………...9

Capital Area Community Services – Clinton County Office (989-224-6702)…………9

Capital Area Community Services – Eaton County Office (517-543-5465)…………...9

Capital Area Community Services – Shiawassee County Office (989-723-3115)……..9

Grand Ledge Seventh Day Adventist Community Service Center (517-627-4348)…...15

Hearts and Hands (517-663-7104………………………………………………………16

Salvation Army (517-484-4424)………………………………………………………..22

St. Vincent DePaul (517-484-4228)……………………………………………………23

St. Mary Catholic Church (517-655-2620)…………………………………………….23

Stockbridge Community Outreach (517-851-7285)……………………………………24


Services for Disabled Persons

Capital Area Center for Independent Living (517-241-0393)………………………….8

Cristo Rey (517-372-4700)……………………………………………………………..11

Housing Services of Eaton County (517-541-1180)……………………………………16

Ingham County Housing Commission (517-349-1643)………………………………..17

State of Michigan Rehabilitation Services (877-901-7392)……………………………24


Diaper Services

American Red Cross (517-484-7461 ext.137)…….……………………………………7

The Baby Pantry (989-723-5877)………………………………………………………8

Pregnancy Services of Greater Lansing (517-332-0633)……………………………….21

Salvation Army (517-484-4424)………………………………………………………..22

Shared Pregnancy (517-484-1882)……………………………………………………..22


Personal Needs

American Red Cross (517-484-7461 ext.137)………………………………………….7

Christian Services (517-394-5411)……………………………………………………..10

City Rescue Mission (517-485-0145)…………………………………………………..10

Cristo Rey (517-372-4700)……………………………………………………………..11

Department of Human Services (517-887-9400)……………………………………….12

Hearts and Hands (517-663-7104………………………………………………………16

Lansing Network Centers (517-346-5194)……………………………………………..17

The Open Door Ministry (517-485-9477)……………………………………………...20

Salvation Army (517-484-4424)………………………………………………………..22


Food Programs

Angel Food Ministries Lansing (517-663-3538)……………………………………….8

Angel Food Ministries Mason (517-676-5680)………………………………………...8

Angel Food Ministries Okemos (517-282-8314)……………………………………….8

Angel Food Ministries Potterville (517-896-3027)………………………………….....8

American Red Cross (517-484-7461 ext.137)………………………………………….7

Capital Area Community Services – Lansing Office (517-393-7077)…………………9

Capital Area Community Services – Rural Ingham Office (517-676-1065)…………...9

Capital Area Community Services – Clinton County Office (989-224-6702)…………9

Capital Area Community Services – Eaton County Office (517-543-5465)…………..9

Capital Area Community Services – Shiawassee County Office (989-723-3115)……..9

City Rescue Mission (517-485-0145)…………………………………………………..10

Cristo Rey (517-372-4700)……………………………………………………………..11

Department of Human Services (517-887-9400)……………………………………….12

Food Movers (517-482-1270)…………………………………………………………..14

The Garden Project (517-887-4660)……………………………………………………14

Grand Ledge Seventh Day Adventist Community Service Center (517-627-4348)…...15

Hearts and Hands (517-663-7104………………………………………………………16

Ingham County Food Bank (517-887-4357)……………………………………………16

Lansing Network – Nandy House (517-346-5194)…………………………………….17

Meals on Wheels (517-887-1460)……………………………………………………...19

MSU Extension Nutrition Education program (517-887-4588)……………………….20

The Open Door Ministry (517-485-9477)……………………………………………...20

Salvation Army (517-484-4424)……………………………………………………….22

St. Mary Catholic Church (517-655-2620)……………………………………………..23

Stockbridge Community Outreach (517-851-7285)……………………………………24

Webberville Food Bank (517-521-3984)……………………………………………….25

WIC (517-887-4326)……………………………………………………………….......25

Free Meals………………………………………………………………………………26


Clothing Assistance

Christian Services (517-394-5411)……………………………………………………..10

City Rescue Mission (517-485-0040)…………………………………………………..10

Cristo Rey (517-372-4700)……………………………………………………………..11

Eaton Clothing and Furniture Center (517-543-4334)………………………………….13

Grand Ledge Seventh Day Adventist Community Service Center (517-627-4348)…...15

Lansing Network – Nandy House (517-346-5194)…………………………………….17

Lansing Seventh Day Adventist community service center (517-321-8238)…………..18

Mason First United Methodist Church (517-676-9449)………………………………..19

Mount Hope Church in the City (517-371-4838)………………………………………20

The Open Door Ministry (517-485-9477)……………………………………………...20

Society of St. Vincent DePaul (517-371-4380)………………………………………..22

St. Johns Seventh Day Adventist Community Service Center (989-224-7779)……….23

St. Mary Catholic Church (517-655-2620)……………………………………………..23

Stockbridge Community Outreach (517-851-7285)……………………………………24

Volunteers of America (VOA) (517-484-4414)……………………………………….24

Webberville Food Bank (517-521-3984)……………………………………………….25

Women’s Center of Greater Lansing (517)372-9163…………………………………..25


Furniture Assistance

Eaton Clothing and Furniture Center (517-543-4334)…………………………………13

Grand Ledge Seventh Day Adventist Community Service Center (517-627-4348)…...15

Society of St. Vincent DePaul (517-371-4380)………………………………………...22

Cristo Rey (517-372-4700)……………………………………………………………..11


Medical Assistance

Care Free Medical Lansing (517-887-5992)……………………………………………10

Care Free Medical Mason (517-224-0120)……………………………………………..10

Cristo Rey (517-372-4700)……………………………………………………………..11

First Baptist of Laingsburg / Free medical Clinic (517-651-6166)…………………….14

Hearts & Hands (517-663-7104)……………………………………………………….16

Ingham County Health Department (517-887-4465)…………………………………..16

Ingham County Health Plan (517-887-4465)…………………………………………..17

Medical Access Program (517-887-4456)……………………………………………...19


Dental Assistance

Cedar Family Dental Care (517-394-2226)……………………………………………10

Convenient Dental Care (517-349-0709)……………………………………………....11

Healthy Smiles (517-272-4150)………………………………………………………..16

Ingham County Health Department (517-887-4423)…………………………………..16

LCC Dental Hygiene Clinic (517-483-1458)…………………………………………..18


Employment Assistance

Advent House (517-485-4722)…………………………………………………………7

Eagle Vision (517-492-5591)…………………………………………………………..13

Labor Ready (1-800-24-LABOR)……………………………………………………....17

Manpower (517-372-0880)……………………………………………………………..19

Michigan Works (517-492-5500)………………………………………………………19

State of Michigan (517-241-5122)……………………………………………………...24

Women’s Center (517-372-9163)………………………………………………………25


Assistance for the Aged

Cristo Rey (517-372-4700)……………………………………………………………..11

Ingham County Housing Commission (517-349-1643)………………………………..17


Legal Assistance

Code Compliance Department (517-483-4361)………………………………………..11

Consumer Protection Division (517-373-1140)………………………………………..11

The Dispute Resolution Center (517-485-2274)……………………………………….12

Legal Aid of Central Michigan (517-394-3121)……………………………………….18


Other Assistance

Capital Area Humane Society (517-626-6060)………………………………………...10

Childcare (OYC) (517-887-4319)………………………………………………………10

City Rescue Mission (517-485-0145)…………………………………………………..10

Eaton Substance Abuse Program (517-543-2580)……………………………………...13

Pet Support Services, Inc (517-267-9299)……………………………………………...21

Refugee Services (517-484-1010)……………………………………………………...21


Transportation

CACS (517-393-7077)…………………………………………………………………9

Christian Services (517-394-5411)……………………………………………………..10

Salvation Army – Funerals Only (517-484-4424)……………………………………...22

St. Mary Catholic Church (517-655-2620)…………………………………………….23

St. Vincent – Funerals Only (517-484-4424)…………………………………………..23

Volunteers of America (517-484-0176)………………………………………………...24


Substance Abuse Care Providers

City Rescue Mission – Michigan Avenue facility (517-485-0145)…………………….10

Community Mental Health (517-346-8318)……………………………………………11

Eagle Vision Ministries (517-492-5591)……………………………………………….13

Eaton Substance Abuse Program (517-543-2580)……………………………………..13

Insight Recovery Center (517-371-4971)………………………………………………17

National Council on Alcoholism/Lansing Regional Area (517-887-0226)……………20

Southland Counseling Center (517-346-8270)…………..……………………………..22

Sparrow Behavioral Health (517-364-7600)…………………………………………...23












Advent House (at Westminster Presbyterian Church)

723 N. Martin Luther King, Lansing

(517) 485-4722

Day Shelter – weekends only.  Saturday and Sunday 8:30am-4:30pm.  Three free meals each day.  May accept volunteers on weekends.

Other services offered by Advent House:

Employment Training Program – the “Good Work” employment program provides basic life-skills and employment readiness training to homeless adults, assisting them in making a successful transition into stable housing and employment.  Training includes budgets, goal setting, how to listen to a supervisor, childcare, and more.  Call during the week to find out about eligibility criteria.  Classes located at various sites:  VOA, City Rescue Mission, Michigan Works. 

Three Shelter Homes – each home shelters one family for a year during which time a team, including staff and volunteers, mentors the family.  This team helps the family locate permanent housing, and address other personal issues.  After a 30-day probationary period, guest families are required to pay a monthly program fee and utilities, as wall as put money aside for savings. 


American Diabetes Association

No local branch

Detroit: (248) 433-3830

Grand Rapids (616) 458-9341


American Red Cross

1800 E. Grand River, Lansing

(517) 484-7461

Monday – Friday 5pm-7pm and Weekends and Holidays 12:30pm-2:30pm.

Clients must have identification for themselves and other family members needing assistance. 

Emergency Shelter – Staff coordinate with area public shelters to secure space for clients seeking shelter assistance.  In the event that shelters are full or there are some other outstanding circumstances, a motel room may be provided by the Red Cross on a very limited basis.  Examples of eligibility are: red tag notices, eviction notices, agency referral with verification, families or individuals with medical conditions prohibiting them from using public shelter. 

Emergency Food – Assistance with food and formula.  Families and individuals are eligible for this service once every 60 days, in the event of unexpected emergencies.  Referrals are given to agencies that may be of further assistance. 

Personal Needs – Families and individuals are eligible for this service once every 60 days, in the event of unexpected emergencies.  Referrals are given to agencies that may be of further assistance. 


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Angel Food Ministries

Lansing: 663-3538 or 204-6260

Mason: 676-5680

Okemos: 282-8314

Potterville: 896-3027

www.angelfoodministries.com

Provides fresh and frozen food for $30 to serve a family of four for one week. Retail value of $42-$78.  Cash or food stamps accepted. Pre-order and payment due upon order; pick-up approximately two weeks later.


AWARE

Jackson (Jackson County)

(517) 783-2861

Provides shelter for women with or without children. Domestic violence and sexual assault cases. Children’s age limit is 18 years. Provide sexual assault services, including sexual assault kits.


Ballentine Stepping Stones (part of St. Vincent Catholic Charities)

825 N. Pennsylvania Suite 1, Lansing

(517) 485-4644

Housing for homeless women and women with children only. 16 apartment, transitional living program. May stay up to 2 years. Client can call and either be put on a waiting list or may be asked to come in for an intensive intake. Must meet eligibility requirements: currently in a shelter or current/on-going eviction, source of income, commitment to one year in the program, willing to attend school and/or work, 90 days of sobriety. Rent fees are 1-bedroom-$312/mo, 2-bedroom-$378/mo. Must attend weekly group meetings. On-site case managers available.  Housing vouchers such as TBRA is not offered through Ballentine.

Contact: Christine Spencer 323-4734 ext 1450 or Phyllis Williams 323-4734 ext 1451


The Baby Pantry – Shiawassee County

First Baptist Church

114 W. Mason, Owosso 48867

(989) 723-5877

Program located in the First Baptist Church. Provides diapers, clothing, baby equipment, maternity clothing, and formula when available. Open the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month, 11am-7pm.


Capital Area Center for Independent Living

1048 Pierpont Suite 9 & 10, Lansing

(517) 241-0393

Information and referrals for disabled persons. Also provides advocacy, case management and independent living skills training. Serves people with disabilities regardless of income. Certification for Spectran, job mentoring/coaching and Circles program (special activities for disabled persons). Monday-Thursday, 9am-12pm

and 1pm-5pm, Friday 9am-12pm. No fee.


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Capital Area Community Services (C.A.C.S.)

1301 Rensen Street

Lansing MI 48910

(517) 393-7077

Must go to DHS First as they will ask for a referral.

This program assists with a variety of homeless services ranging from assistance with food, intensive case management, and assistance with first month’s rent if eligible.

They also offer money management, energy smart, and life skills workshops every month.

We can provide a referral for you and fax it to them to assist in making the process go a little quicker.

Rental Assistance: Once in a 12 month period, as funds are available. You will need to have some type of income.

Emergency Services—Helps with rent, utilities, commodities. Must have DHS referral.

Expanded Homeless Program—Case management program that helps the homeless secure housing.  Caseworker services continue 6 months after obtaining housing. Help with security deposit and first month’s rent, plus additional casework services. Must have DHS (Dept. of Human Services) referral. Contact Marina Proshin for more information.

Must show: DHS decision letter, court summons to appear or court decision notice, eviction notice, proof of income, picture ID, if homeless, a verification letter (from a shelter)

Commodity Supplemental Food Program—Commodity foods for low-income individuals and families, food for low-income pregnant, postpartum, and breast-feeding women, infants and children under age 6 and NOT on the WIC program. Also seniors 60 years and older. Must provide proof of income, residency and social security number of everyone in the household.

Contact: Stephanie Brubaker (517) 393-7077


Capital Area Community Services (C.A.C.S.) Rural Ingham Office

407 North Cedar Street, Mason, MI  48854

(517) 676-1065


Capital Area Community Services (C.A.C.S.) Clinton County Office

1001 South Oakland Street, St. Johns, MI  48879

(989) 224-0904


Capital Area Community Services (C.A.C.S.) Eaton County Office

1370 North Clinton Trail, Charlotte, MI  48813

(517) 543-5465


Capital Area Community Services (C.A.C.S.) Shiawassee County Office

1350 E. Main Street, Suite 106, Owosso, MI  48867

  1. (989)723-3115


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Capital Area Humane Society

7095 W. Grand River Ave. Lansing, MI  48912

(517) 626-6060

www.cahs-lansing.org

Will house pets for up to 2 weeks in an emergency.  Phone ahead to be sure they have space available.

Prefer referral – by phone okay.


Care Free Medical, Inc

Lansing: (517) 887-5922

Mason: (517) 224-0120

Accepts patients who have no insurance, Ingham and Jackson counties. Health Plans and Medicaid. Other insurance accepted based on eligibility. Please call for more information.


Cedar Family Dental Center

(517) 394-2226

Takes adults and children. Medicaid and Insurance. No payment plans.


Childcare-Office for Young Children (OYC)

(517) 887-4319

1-800-234-6996

Monday-Friday 8-5, Tuesdays 8-6

Gives child care referrals in Ingham, Eaton, Clinton, and Shiawassee counties.


Christian Services/ Love Inc of Greater Lansing

P.O. Box 22112 MI, 48909

(517) 394-5413 (Administrative offices)

(517) 394-5411 (Client Line)

Fax: (517) 394-5414

Located at Eastminster Presbyterian Church provides clothing for women sizes 18 and up for individuals with a verified need. Site hours: 9-12 and 1-3 M-F. Phone requests only. No clients are seen onsite.


City Outreach II

601 Larch, Lansing

(517) 853-1080

Provides shelter for men and women, and children with their mothers. Separate housing for men and women.  Must be drug and alcohol free. Stay is up to 6 months to 1 year with evaluation after 3 months. Mandatory attendance at Bible study and church.


City Rescue Mission (CRM)

607 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing

Phone: (517) 485-0145

Fax: (517) 485-0960

Provides emergency shelter for men only. (Shelter for women and children available at the Mission’s Family Center). Two meals served every day for men, women and families. Continental breakfast for those staying in shelter.

Transformation Program—twelve-month rehabilitation program for single men. Biblical counseling, personal assistance and job-training skills offered.

Food pantry, available every 60 days.

Personal Needs, available every 60 days.


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Code Compliance Department

119 N. Washington, Lansing

(517) 483-4361

Can determine if codes have been violated. If unsafe or hazardous conditions exist will order owner to make repairs. May condemn a house or apartment if repairs are not made.


Community Mental Health

812 E. Jolly Rd., Lansing, MI  48910

(517) 346-8318


Consumer Protection Division (Attorney General’s Office)

P.O. Box 30213, Lansing

(517) 373-1140

Website: www.ag.state.mi.us

Offers legal information and advice on landlord/tenant matters and other consumer issues. Mediates disputes.  Complaints must be in written form. Monday-Friday 8:30am-4: 30pm. No fee.


Convenient Dental Care-Okemos

(517) 349-0907

Takes adults and children. No medicaid. Payment same day as service.


Covenant House (National Crisis Hotline)

(800) 999-9999

Counseling for homeless youth. Right of Passage Program works with families. Referrals for shelter and drug assistance. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Bilingual workers, has access to a language line.


Cristo Rey

1717 N. High, Lansing

(517) 372-4700

Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

Handicapper Service Program for adults with physical, mental, and emotional disabilities. Variety of supportive casework services and assistance available.

Senior Programs and Services include: translation/interpretation, referrals, food, clothing, transportation, advocacy, health care assistance, home repair and maintenance.

Assistance with clothing, household items, furniture. Operate clothing bank that clients can choose clothing from. Clients needing furniture are put on a waiting list and donations are matched to requests and delivered to clients, as they are available.

Assistance with Food: Distributes food to low-income families once every 30 days. Family must have: emergency need, identification and/or social security card, and a document verifying the number of people in the family.

Makes available donated furniture to families that are in need. Call or drop-in to sign up on waiting list.

After school program: ages 7 and up, Monday-Friday 3pm-6pm. Drop-in center, board games, sports, work on computers, arts & crafts, field trips, chess club, tutoring

Summer Break: 7:30am-5:30pm

Medical Assistance: when available, vouchers are given to low-income Ingham county residents without insurance who have an emergency need for a prescription (1 time  per 12 months.) Also, stock OTC medications.



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DHS (Department of Human Services, formerly FIA)

5303 S. Cedar Street

Lansing MI 48909

(517) 887-9400

You need to go to DHS to either open a case or let your caseworker know that you are homeless. They will ask for your homeless verification form.

To be eligible for their assistance you will need current ID, proof that you are homeless, and have some type of income.

You are going to ask for Homeless Assistance.

What they are usually able to help with is a portion of first month’s rent and/or deposit.

Contact DHS only in the county in which you reside:

oIngham County 517-887-9791

oEaton County 517-543-0860

oClinton County 517-224-5500

Rental Assistance: 1st month, and back-rent, once in a 12 month period.

Must show: picture ID, Social Security card, Proof of income, birth certificate for all persons in household, marriage/divorce certificate, proof of county residency.

Food Stamp program


The Dispute Resolution Center of Central Michigan

2929 Covington Ct. Suite 201, Lansing

(517) 485-2274

General mediation services and restorative justice. Fee/charge based on ability to pay and service provided. Possible waive of fee if unable to pay. Call for additional information.  Monday-Friday 8am-5pm.


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Eagle Vision

At Capital Area Michigan Works

2100 S. Cedar, Lansing MI 48910

(517)492-5591

Faith-based organization providing assistance in finding and keeping employment for female ex-offenders, their families, and dislocated workers either eligible to collect unemployment or those who have exhausted their unemployment.  Mental health and substance abuse resources are also available.


Eaton Clothing and Furniture Center

116 W. Lovett Street, Charlotte, MI 48813

(517) 543-4334

Clothing, furniture and household items are free on a once a month basis to those who are referred to the Center.  Clients must be referred by a school, agency, church, or the Department of Human Services to receive clothing  and/or furniture at no cost. Must be a resident of Eaton County.


Eaton Substance Abuse Program

1033 Healthcare Drive

Charlotte MI 48813

(517) 543-2580

Monday-Friday 8:30-5:00

Provides individual and family counseling for all drug programs. Sliding fee scale based on income.


Eve’s House (MSU Safe Place)

Phone: (517) 372-5572 (crisis line)

Fax: (517) 372-0024

Bus: (517) 372-5976

Provides shelter for women, with or without children, who are survivors of domestic assault. 30 beds, 30 day stay. Handicap accessible. Street address will only be given out when speaking directly with client on day of appointment. First come first serve. Services include individual counseling and support groups for both women and children; housing, employment, legal, and medical advocacy; and information and referrals. Can receive

services without receiving shelter.


Family Center of City Rescue Mission

435 S. Cedar, Lansing

(517) 482-2145

Provides food and shelter for single women and women with children. No boys over 12 years. Intake from 4-6pm; call ahead for availability. 21 days of food and shelter. Services include Bible study, case management, GED preparation, referrals, clothing vouchers, biblical counseling. Cold breakfast and hot dinner everyday (at main CRM only). Must be out between 9am-4pm; 6pm curfew unless job interferes. Non-smoking facilities.  NOT handicap accessible.


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Family Growth Center

549 E. Mt. Hope, Lansing, MI  48910

(517) 371-1347

Offers free respite childcare (morning or afternoon) for children 6 weeks through 5 years of age.  2 days a week in the summer and 4 days a week in the winter.  Also offers free (and some with $10 fee) parenting classes.  Some for younger and some for parents of older children.


Family Growth Center

1120 S. Harrison, East Lansing, MI  48823

(517) 371-1347

Offers free respite childcare (morning or afternoon) for children 6 weeks through 5 years of age.  2 days a week in the summer and 4 days a week in the winter.  Also offers free (and some with $10 fee) parenting classes.  Some for younger and some for parents of older children.


First Baptist of Laingsburg/Free Medical Clinic

901 E. Grand River, Laingsburg, MI  48848

(517) 651-6166 or 651-2081

Provide free medical 2ndSaturday of the month.  9:00a.m. – 12:00 noon.


Food Movers

(517)482-1270

Provide free food at various locations according to areas people live in. Requires ID and one piece of mail.


The Garden Project

(517) 887-4660

Offers gardening education, resources and materials. Free community garden plots, home garden tilling, seeds, fertilizer, and workshops to enable families to grow their own food.


Gateway Community Services

2875 Northwind Dr. Suite 111, East Lansing

(517) 351-4000

After hours emergency—(800) 292-4517

Emergency shelter—For runaway and homeless youth age 13-17. Must have parent permission and stay voluntarily. Can stay up to 2 weeks with goal of family reunification. No small children.

Crossroads Shelter—Homeless teen shelter that provides transitional living arrangements to youth ages 16-21 for up to 18 months. Program assists youth in attaining independent living skills. Program is voluntary.  Prefer youth to call instead of parents, because it shows independent living skills. Young children up to age 3 can stay with teen mothers.

Higher Ground—An intensive crisis intervention counseling program for youth ages 13-17 and families.  Outpatient counseling; 90 day limit. Substance abuse cannot be the primary problem.

Grand Ledge Seventh Day Adventist Community Service Center

4980 Burt Ave, Grand Ledge, MI 48837

Church Phone: (517) 627-4917

Community Service Center Phone: (517) 627-4348

Methodist Church Phone: (517) 627-3256

Roman Catholic Church Phone: (517) 627-8493

Lutheran Church Phone: (517) 627-6310

Provides food on an emergency basis. Clothing, bedding, household and miscellaneous items are also available. Low income families or disabled, unemployed, temporary emergencies, and the homeless living in the Grand Ledge School District. Food is available once every 6 weeks. Open Tuesday 10am-5pm and Thursday 10am-3pm.

Emergency assistance for person’s living within the boundaries of the Grand Ledge school district. Rental assistance (one time annually, no deposit monies provided), utility assistance (one time annually), food, transportation, prescriptions, etc. Assistance is usually given in the form of vouchers or direct payment to the provider of the service. There are various sites where intake may take place. When funds are available.


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Greater Lansing Housing Coalition

31017 W. Lapeer, Lansing

(517) 372-5980

Buys and remodels Lansing homes to sell or lease to low or moderate income families. Offers quality affordable rental housing for income eligible. Eligibility based on household size and income. Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm.


Habitat for Humanity

531 N. Clippert, Lansing

(517) 374-1313

Home ownership program for qualifying applicants to buy a home with a zero interest loan. A committee selects people from a waiting list who have been living in Lansing 2 years. Must currently be in substandard housing, have stable income and be able to work on home between 300-500 hours for a minimum of one year.


Hannah’s House

625 N. Walnut, Lansing

(517) 482-5856

Christian crisis shelter for adult pregnant women, no children. Must be at least 18 years old and drug free.  Women may come in at any stage of pregnancy and stay up to 9 months, after the baby is born, no fee. Bible study and church attendance required. Services include counseling, nutrition and budgeting information, referrals, etc. Limited transitional housing also available for mothers with children (see Trans. Housing, Samuel’s House).  Curfew is 9pm on weekdays, and 11pm on weekends.


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Haven House

121 Whitehills, East Lansing

Phone: (517) 337-2731

Fax: (517) 337-2910

A shelter for families (no single adults) with children of all ages in need including families with teenage boys and single fathers. Support services, including case management, goal planning, Family Life Program, etc., are provided during stay. Length of stay is up to 30 days, and can be extended on a week to week basis. 24 hrs, 7 days a week. No fee. NOT handicap accessible.


Hearts & Hands

Eaton Rapids

(517) 663-7104

Located at First Baptist Church of Eaton Rapids, rear entrance. Assistance for people who live in the Eaton Rapids and Springport school districts. Help with food, and medical, housing, and utility emergencies when funds allow. Must bring photo ID, proof of address (other than ID), and information about income.


Healthy Smiles-Lansing

(517) 272-4150

Dental assistance for Children with Medicaid


Housing Services for Eaton County

104 W. Seminary, Charlotte

(517) 541-1180

Assistance in homeless prevention for physically or mentally disabled, home down payment program for people at 200% of poverty with children, Section 8 voucher program for disabled persons, housing locator and landlord/tenant issues. 6 months of follow-up assistance for homeless people. Limited assistant living program.  Information and advocacy provided to aid resolution of landlord/tenant issues.


Ingham County Food Bank

(517) 887-HELP (887-4357)

Emergency food once in a 30 day period. Help is based on need not income. Must present picture ID or social security card. Information on community meal sites also available. Call Mondays 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm for an interview.


Ingham County Health Department

Medical: (517) 887-4300

Vision: (517) 887-4500

Prescription: (517) 887-4306 (up to $100 one time service)

Dental: (517) 887-4423 (Adult Dental Clinic. Must sign up at the health department and go through an interview.  Based on income. $30 interview fee)


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Ingham Health Plan

(517) 887-4465

1-866-291-8691

**is not an insurance, but provides health benefits to low-income uninsured residents at little or now cost.

Plan A: Ingham county residents who are also eligible for the adult ABW program.

Plan B: Low-income Ingham county residents who are not eligible for medicare or medicaid.


Ingham County Housing Commission

3882 Dobie Road

Okemos MI 48824

Phone: (517) 349-1643

Fax: (517) 349-2658

Operates and maintains Carriage Lane Apartments, a low-income housing complex for the disabled and senior citizens. There is also Section 8 housing for disabled only. Must have proof of disability.  Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm


Insight Recovery Center

2929 Covington Ct., Suite 50, Lansing, MI  48912

(517) 371-4971

1-800-441-5092


Labor Ready

1621 E. Kalamazoo

Lansing MI 48912

Phone: (517) 487-0808 or 1-800-24-labor

Fax: (517) 487-1110

Email: 1686-br@laborready.com

www.Laborready.com

Offers temporary and part-time positions in many fields.


Lansing Housing Commission

310 Seymour, Lansing

(517) 487-6550

Operates low income housing projects and scattered site housing. Section 8 housing application. MUST HAVE:  DHS decision letter, social security card, picture ID, proof of income.


Lansing Network Centers-Nandy House

847 W. Willow, Lansing, MI 48906

Phone: (517) 346-5194

Fax: (517) 346-6430

Food Pantry, General Clothing, Personal/ Grooming Supplies. Provides a free service that offers food, clothing, personal items, and diapers to those in need with children or grandchildren living at home. Must bring referral from someone who can verify your need. Site hours 9-5 Monday- Friday.


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Lansing Seventh Day Adventist Community Service Center

5400 W St Joseph, Lansing, MI 48917

Phone: (517) 321-8238

Fax: (517) 321-6938

Provides clothing and small household items to those in need. Requires referral from a pastor, social service agency, school, etc… Program is only open on Wednesday’s from 9am-3pm.


LCC Dental Hygiene Clinic-Lansing

(517) 483-1458

Cleanings and X-rays only. Under 18, $20.00, over 18, $30-$40


Legal Aid of Central Michigan

3490 Bell Chase Blvd., Lansing

(517) 394-3121

(800) 968-0044

Legal advice and possible representation for landlord/tenant conflicts, Housing and Housing Law. No fee or low fee based on income. Call Monday-Thursday 9-11am, 1-3pm and Thursday 5-7pm.


Loaves and Fishes

831 N. Sycamore, Lansing

Phone: (517) 482-2099

Fax: (517) 482-6848

Provides shelter for men, women, and when space allows, small families. Emergency overnight shelter up to 14 days, possible extensions. Transitional sheltering up to 2 years. Doors open from 6pm-9am. Women’s shelter is handicap accessible but men’s shelter is NOT handicap accessible. Children under 6 years of age can share a bed with their mother or father. Children 6 years and older must have own bed. 4 female beds, 6 male beds. 10pm curfew. Admittance begins at 9am (call close to 9am for admittance)


Luke’s House (part of Loaves & Fishes)

723 N. Sycamore, Lansing

(517) 482-2099

A transitional house for single men. They will be considered by referral and will need to obtain a letter of reference. They will then by asked to enter an interview process to find out if they are qualified for the program.  Expected to attend relevant programs. Rent is $200/month. May stay up to 2 years.



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Manpower

741 N. Cedar St., Lansing MI 48906

Phone: (517) 372-0880

Fax: (517) 372-1129

www.us.manpower.com/lansing-mi

Offers temporary and part-time positions in many fields.


Mason First United Methodist Church

201 East Ash St, Mason, MI 48854

Phone: (517) 676-9449

Fax: (517) 676-8862

Provides clothing and limited household goods. The Clothing Bank is open the 1st Tuesday of every month from 2:00pm-3: 30pm or by appointment. Call to make an appointment to access the clothing bank.


Meals-On-Wheels (Tri-County Office on Aging)

(517) 887-1420

Provides hot, nutritious meals delivered to eligible homebound persons in the tri-county area who are 60 years and older.


Medical Access Program

(517) 887-4456

Medical, X-ray, Lab


Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA)

735 E. Michigan, Lansing

(517) 373-8370

Section 8 (located in every county), rental assistance program, first home buyers, apartment lists, low interest home improvement loans. Eligibility varies according to service required. Monday-Friday 8am-5pm.


Michigan Works

www.michiganworks.org

2100 S. Cedar St

Lansing MI 48910

(517) 492-5500

Monday-Friday 8-5

Career planning, assessment and consultation.

Vocational rehabilitation for visually impaired

Computer training

Employment related faxing, photocopying, phone banks, and notary public services

Resume assistance (by appointment only)

Work first program (with DHS referral only)

Youth Program (education and training for ages 14-21)



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Mission Free Store

1515 S. Cedar, Lansing, MI  48912

Phone: (517) 485-0040

Fax: (517) 485-4339

Clothing, shoes, books, toys, and personal needs are available.  The Mission Free Store South is for the needy and homeless families (low/no income).  Persons with low income can shop once a month.  Homeless people can shop once a week.  Call the store during office hours 12 noon – 6 p.m., Monday and 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Tuesday – Friday to make an appointment to shop.


Mount Hope Church in the City

426 N Walnut St, Lansing, MI 48933

(517) 371-4838

Provides free clothing to anyone in need. No appointment needed. Form is filled out for church records. Clothing is available from 12:30-1:00 PM, M/T/TH/F.


MSU-Extension Nutrition Education Program

(517) 887-4588

A free program to help people make economical, healthful food and activity choices. Lessons and activities are designed around the participant’s interests and needs.


Mt Hope St. Johns Family Church

101 W. Cass Street, St Johns, MI 48879

(989) 224-8878 (After Hours)

(989) 227-5366 (Office)

Provides winter coats to individuals and families in need during the winter months. Anyone who lives in Clinton County who needs a warm coat. Call for availability.


National Council on Alcoholism – Lansing Regional Are

3400 South Cedar Street, Suite 200, Lansing, MI  48910

(517) 887-0226


New Hope Day Center (at VOA)

430 N. Larch, Lansing

Phone: (517) 484-4414 ext. 106

Fax: (517) 484-5353

Monday-Friday, 6am-6pm. Day shelter provided to men, women and children. Assistance and guidance with housing, employment and other issues. Clothing vouchers are given out 9am-12pm Monday-Friday.


The Open Door Ministry

Central United Methodist Church

215 N Capitol Avenue

Lansing Mi 48933

(517) 485-9477

Drop in center, hospitality lounge, phone, laundry, showers, food pantry, fellowship lunch, clothing & personal needs, transportation, emergency housing, emergency intervention, advocacy, referrals, listening ear, prayer partner, community service opportunities. Located at Central United Methodist Church. Open Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm.

Clothing and personal need items available on a limited basis. Primarily for homeless or low-income individuals.


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Pet Support Services, Inc.

(517) 267-9299

offers assistance with pet food, supplies, grooming and veterinarian care (to clients only)

must be over 65 or handicapped and living on a very low income.


Pregnancy Services of Greater Lansing

1045 E. Grand River, East Lansing

(517) 332-0633

Learn and Earn Program—Women can earn points to get diapers by watching videos and/or presentations about children. Monday 10am-8pm, Tuesday-Friday, 10am-4pm.

Free pregnancy testing, counseling, baby clothing, maternity clothing, parenting classes, post adoption counseling, referrals, ultrasound, child-birth education classes.


Refugee Services

2722 E. Michigan Ave. Suite 100B

Lansing MI 48912

(517) 484-1010

Monday-Friday 8am-12pm and 1pm-4:30pm

Assistance with employment, health, immigration and setting up households.

Must have immigration definition of refugee, asylee, or conditional entrant.


Relief After Violent Encounter (RAVE)

St. Johns (Clinton County)

(989) 224-4662

(989) 725-9444

Emergency shelter for women with or without children (domestic given first priority). Domestic violence and sexual assault cases. 30 day stay. Screening process for older children. Services include individual sexual assault counseling and support groups for women and children, advocacy services, housing location, and referrals.  24 hours, 7 days/week.


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Safe Place (Calhoun County)

Battle Creek

(269) 965-6093

Provides shelter for women with or without children. Domestic violence cases ONLY. Handicap accessible. 30 day stay.


Salvation Army

525 N. Pennsylvania, Lansing

(517) 484-4424

Food pantry: Distribution once every 30 days, up to 4 times per year. Baby formula available every 30 days.  Must bring a picture ID w/correct address, social security numbers for adults 18 and over, and food stamp case #. When available.

Family Services Program—Assists with personal needs once every 30 days, up to 6 times/year. Also baby formula every 30 days, bus tokens up to 10/year, blankets when available. Must bring DHS referral, a picture ID w/correct address, social security numbers for adults 18 and over, and food stamp case number.


Shared Pregnancy

503 N. Walnut, Lansing

(517) 484-1882

Learn and Earn Program—Both mothers and fathers can earn points to get diapers by watching videos and/or presentations about children or attending parenting classes. Monday-Thursday, 10am-3: 30pm. Free pregnancy testing, ultrasound, counseling, parenting classes, baby equipment and clothing, and maternity items also available.


Siren (Eaton County)

(800) 899-9997 (24 hour hotline)

(517) 543-0748 (517) 543-4915 (24hr)

Provides emergency food and shelter for homeless families and domestic violence victims. No 17-year-olds accepted without a parent. Single women are low priority unless a domestic case. Length of stay at emergency shelter is 90 days.

Provides transitional housing up to 2 years.


Society of Saint Vincent DePaul - Church of the Resurrection

1531 E Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI 48912

(517) 371-4380

Written vouchers given by St. Vincent DePaul conference after a home visit by volunteers is made. Referral for appliances, furniture, clothes depending on availability of funds. Applicants in Ingham County should call the Catholic Church that is nearest their home to request a home visit to discuss needs.

Thrift Store 1020 S. Washington: Monday-Friday 10am-5pm


Southland Counseling Center

812 E. Jolly Rd., Lansing, MI  48911

(517) 346-8270

Sparrow Behavioral Health

1210 W. Saginaw Street, Lansing, MI  48915

(517) 364-7600


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St. Johns Seventh Day Adventist Community Service Center

1400 S. Oakland, St John’s, MI 48879

(989) 224-7779

Provides adult and children’s clothing to those that are in need that are living in Clinton County. Also provide small appliances, furniture and bedding when available. Come during program hours, 1-4 Wednesday’s only.


St. Mary Catholic Church

157 High Street, Williamston, MI 48895

Phone: (517) 655-2620

Fax: (517) 655-3933

Provides emergency help for utilities, rent/mortgage, food, transportation and clothing to those in need. Residents of Webberville, Williamston, and Eastern Ingham County.


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State of Michigan

Department of labor & Economic Growth

Michigan Rehabilitation Services

1048 Pierpont Suite 1, Lansing

(517) 241-5122

1-877-901-7392 (toll free)

Employment agency for physically or mentally challenged people. Provides free counseling and guidance through job rehabilitation process; free physical exams, medical services and physical aides for those who cannot pay. Counseling, restoration, evaluations, assessments, training, and job placement. Open 8am-5pm.  Sign up over the phone.


Stockbridge Community Outreach

370 Cherry St, PO Box 682, Stockbridge, MI 49285

(517) 851-7285

Provides food pantry (beginning Monday of each month), clothing (Monday/Wednesday/Friday 9-12 and 1-3 and First Tuesday of each month 6-8pm), utility and rent assistance and medical transportation monies. Also makes referral to appropriate agencies. Low income residents of Stockbridge school district. Call to apply.


Tri-County Office on Aging

5303 S. Cedar, Lansing

(517) 887-1440 Fax: (517) 887-8071

(800) 405-9141 Website: www.tcoa.org

Programs include: Crisis Emergency Services for the Elderly, Senior Dining Sites, Information and Referral, Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program (MMPA), Meals-On-Wheels, Michigan Emergency Pharmaceutical Programs for Seniors (MEPPS), Project Choices, Shelter Advisor and Energy Assistance, Tax Assistance Program, and a variety of other services. Call for more information.


Volunteers of America (VOA)

430 N. Larch, Lansing

Phone: (517) 484-4414

Fax: (517) 484-5353

Men’s overnight emergency shelter: 50 bed program. Extension 112

Women and children’s overnight emergency shelter: 14 bed program. Extension 108

New Hope Day Center: weekday safe environment open 6am-6pm Monday-Friday. Can take advantage of housing resources, clothing couches, life skills training, substance abuse education, counseling, health services. There is an activity area for young children to play, read and do homework. Extension 106

Veterans Dormitory Program (VDP): 16 bed program available to male and female veterans. Residents can stay for up to 6 months. Free program. Extension 113

Veterans Housing Program (VHP): provides longer-term transitional housing to veterans including those with substance related disorders and/or mental illness. Residents pay $150 per month. Extension 119


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Webberville Food Bank

119 W. Grand River, Webberville, MI 48892

(517) 521-3984

Maintains a food and clothing bank for those in need. Serves those in need that lives in the Webberville SchoolDistrict.


WIC (Women, Infants, &Children)

(517) 887-4326

A supplemental nutrition program that serves low and moderate income pregnant, breast-feeding and postpartum women, infants and children up to 5 years.


Willow Plaza Teen Center

306 W. Willow, Lansing

(517) 484-9292

Family planning and other health services to 11-21 year olds. Teen health care center. Appointment needed for most services. Monday-Thursday, 10am-7pm, Friday 10am-5pm.  Sliding fee scale.


Women’s Center of Greater Lansing

1710-1712 E Michigan Avenue, Lansing, MI 48912

Phone: (517) 372-9163

Fax: (517) 372-9164

Maintains a free clothing closet with work appropriate attire for women. For Clients only.

Also provides personal counseling, specialists in sexual assault issues, parenting classes, financial and legal divorce workshops, making money work seminars.

Employment assistance: offers career counseling, job readiness, job development, and resume preparation

Job Seekers support group: Mondays 7-9pm

Caregivers support group: Monday 1-2:30 and Wednesday 6:30-8

Sexual Assault Support Group: Tuesday 7:30-9 (pre-registration required)


Zacchaeus House (part of Loaves & Fishes)

723 N. Sycamore, Lansing

(517) 482-2099

A transitional house which provides 3 private suites for homeless women with children. Families will be considered by referral and will need to obtain a letter of reference. Families will then be asked to enter an interview process to find out if they are qualified for the program. Expected attend relevant programs.  Rent is $200/month. May stay up to 2 years.


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