Commonwealth - This is a website that posts community event flyers. It is shared aby 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. Wayne, Oakland and Macomb Counties.
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.
Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency (OLSHA)
196 Cesar E. Chavez Avenue
Pontiac, MI 48348-0598
CALL CENTER: (248) 209-2600 or (248) 542-5860
345 East Nine Mile road
Ferndale, MI 48220
2300 E. Grand River Auite 107
Howell, MI 48843
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.
Area Agency on Aging 1-B Central Office (Oakland County)
29100 Northwestern Hwy., Suite 400
Southfield, MI 48034
TTY: (800)-649-3777 (Michigan Relay)
Service area: Counties - Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw
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!
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.
Lighthouse Emergency Services (LES) branches in Pontiac and Clarkston. They respond to families and seniors who have an immediate need for food, housing assistance, utility assistance, medical assistance, transportatioin, and assistance with a variety of other crisis situations. Emergency Assistance/Crisis Resolution 248-920-6100 ext 2200
Lighthouse of Oakland County
46156 Woodward Ave.
Pontiact, MI 48342
6330 Sashabaw Rd.
Clarkston, MI 48346
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.