Resources for Students in Need

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Domestic Violence and Abuse Services

Council Against Domestic Assault                                       

(517) 372-5976

Gives 24 hours confidential crisis counseling, temporary housing, legal assistance and programs designed for battered women.

 

Michigan Family Violence Helpline                        

(800) 996-6228

Toll free hotline for persons trying to cope with violence in their families.

 

National Domestic Violence Hotline

(800) 799-7233
P.O. Box 161810 TTY: (800) 787-3224
Austin, TX 78716

Provides survivors of domestic abuse contacts to local resources. Hotline operates 24 hours a day.

www.thehotline.org

 

Stalking Victim Hotline

(517) 543-3775

Provides information for survivors of stalking for local community resources.

 

YWCA of Greater Flint

(810) 238-7233
310 E. Third St.
Flint, MI 48502

The Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services programs:

Operates a crisis line ran by trained staff and volunteers. Available 24 hours a day, 265 days a year. Can answer questions, provide information and referrals, assist survivors in accessing other YWCA services and begin the intake process for SafeHouse emergency shelter.

www.ywcaflint.org

 

Underground Railroad Inc.                                                    

(888) 399-0007
5647 State St. Ste. A
Saginaw, MI 48603

Provides services for battered women, men and their children. Offers programs of survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and   stalking. Has a 24 hour crisis hotline: (989) 755-0411.

www.undergroundrailroadinc.org

 

Applying for Assistance

For low income families that are eligible, a food assistance program is offered through the Department of Human Services.

Eligibility:

Eligibility is determined based on a combination of financial assets, monthly income, expenses, and residency requirements. Household expenses include bills such as shelter, child support payments, dependent care expenses, and medical expenses. Income includes wages, self-employment earnings, rental income, social security, and veteran benefits. Assets include how much money you have in a personal bank account, cash on hand, trusts, vehicles (one will not be counted), and property owned. Finally, all applicants have to be residents of Michigan and U.S. citizens.

How to Apply: Go to the MI Bridges website. Click the “Apply for Multiple Benefits” link. Click the “Start a New Application” link to create a user name. Click “Create an Account”. After creating an account, click “Food Assistance” under the “Which Benefits Would You Like to Apply For” screen. Must include total income, assets, bills paid, and total household members. Applications may also be done in person, however it is advised to go early in the morning in order to see a case manager the same day. The determination for food benefits will be mailed out in 30 days.

Applying for Cash Assistance:

In order to qualify for cash assistance, you must have dependent children that meet age requirements. Children must be under the age of 18, or 18 years in high school, to apply. However, pregnant women and children in foster care who will return home within one year may also be eligible to apply.

Eligibility:

Eligibility is determined based on a combination of assets, income, and residency. Assets account for the cash on hand, bank and credit union accounts, investments, retirement plans, trusts, and property or real estate. Income includes wages, self-employment earnings, rental income, social security, and veteran benefits. Finally, all applicants have to be residents of Michigan, U.S. citizens, and not receiving cash benefits from another state.

How to Apply: Go to the MI Bridges website. Click the “Apply for Multiple Benefits” link. Click the “Start a New Application” link to create a user name. Click “Create an Account”. After creating an account, click “Cash Assistance” under the “Which Benefits Would You Like to Apply For” screen. Must include total income, assets, bills paid, and total household members. Applications may also be done in person, however it is advised to go early in the morning in order to see a case manager the same day.

Applying for Bill Assistance:

Home Heating Credit - This is a program that is offered by the state of Michigan to help low and moderate income households pay their heating costs and utility bills. Eligibility will be based on income, and qualified households can receive cash grants for their bills.

Eligibility:

Eligibility is based on income, number of exemptions and household heating costs.

The alternate credit uses heating costs to compute a home heating credit. Add the amounts you were billed for heat from November 1, 2013 through October 31, 2014 (see instructions for line 11 below). If you buy bulk fuel (oil, coal, wood, or bottled gas), add your receipts to get your total heating cost. Treasury may request receipts to verify your heating costs. If your claim is for less than 12 months or your heating costs are currently included in your rent, you cannot claim an alternate credit.

How to Apply: Apply through the State of Michigan under the Home Heating Credit Claim. Applications are available from mid to late January and may be made through September 30 of each year. Applicants do not need to file taxes in order to qualify for the Home Heating Credit.

State Emergency Relief (SER): The State Emergency Relief is a crisis intervention program that provides assistance for energy-related expenses such as heating fuel, electricity and home repairs.

Eligibility:

Eligibility is determined based on a demonstration of immediate need (past due/shutoff notice), a declared need for a deliverable fuel such as fuel oil, a verified need for energy-related home repair, income, and assets.

How to Apply: Go to the MI Bridges website. Click the “Apply for Multiple Benefits” link. Click the “Start a New Application” link to create a user name. Click “Create an Account”. After creating an account, click “State Emergency Relief (SER)” under the “Which Benefits Would You Like to Apply For” screen. Must include total income, assets, bills paid, consumer shut off notice or verified need for energy-related home repair, and total household members. Applications may also be done in person, however it is advised to go early in the morning in order to see a case manager the same day.

Weatherization Assistance Program – Weatherization Assistance Program provides free home energy conservation services to low-income Michigan homeowners and renters. Services reduce energy use and lower utility bills. 

Services typically include: 

  • Wall Insulation
  • Attic Insulation and Ventilation
  • Foundation Insulation
  • Air Leakage Reduction
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Dryer Venting

How to Apply: Services are distributed through local Community Action agencies and non-profit organizations. In order to apply for weatherization, please contact your local Weatherization Operator to start the process.

Applying for Child Care Assistance:

If you or your family is experiencing difficulties affording child care, the Department of Human Services (DHS) has a child care program that offers families payment assistance for child care fees. If eligible for this program, the parent must then choose a child care provider that works with the DHS. After the parent has chosen a child care provider, the parent must then work out an agreement with the provider. This agreement includes how the payment will be made, hours of care, when the payment is expected, notice when care is no longer needed, and child absence and withdrawal policy.

Parents may also use an unlicensed provider in order to provide child care. Unlicensed providers include family members such as:

  • Grandparent/Great-grandparent
  • Aunt/Great aunt
  • Uncle/Great uncle
  • Sibling

Applicants should also note that child care fees will be more than the DHS payments. Therefore, some of the child care cost will have to come out of pocket. If unlicensed providers complete a training class, the Department of Human Services will increase the hourly compensation.

How to Apply: Go to the MI Bridges website. Click the “Apply for Multiple Benefits” link. Click the “Start a New Application” link to create a user name. Click “Create an Account”. After creating an account, click “Child Development and Care Program” under the “Which Benefits Would You Like to Apply For” screen. Must include total income, assets, bills paid, and total household members. Applications may also be done in person, however it is advised to go early in the morning in order to see a case manager the same day. You will also have to find a local child care provider independently that accepts funds from the Department of Human Services. Also, unlicensed care providers must complete a Child Development and Care Unlicensed Provider Application.

Transportation Assistance:

Your Ride

Your Ride services people who are in need of transportation help. The regular fee for a single Your Ride trip is $3.00 one way. However, there are discounted fees available for disability and people over the age of 60. Please call at least 24 hours in advanced to book all scheduled rides.

Hours:

Monday-Saturday: 7:00am-6:30pm
Sunday: 9:00am-6:30pm

Several locations throughout Genesee County

Burton : 767-5992
Clio : 780-8920
Davison : 780-8910
Fenton : 780-8965
Flint East : 767-5541
Flint West : 233-4751
Flushing : 780-8930
Grand Blanc : 780-8960
Mt. Morris : 780-8970
Otisville : 780-8940
Swartz Creek : 780-8950

Parenting Resources

Genesee Intermediate School District SKIP to a Great Start (Successful Kids)

Health, Safety & Nutrition Services

2284 S. Ballenger, Ste A
(810) 591-5596

Involved Parents - Parent/Child playgroups for pregnant women and children up to age five, also parenting classes for parents of children birth-18 years old.

 

Heartbeat of Greater Flint

320 E. Fourth St., Flint
(810) 232-3101
10:00am-2:45pm, Monday-Friday
Emergency line: 24 hrs. 1-800-238-4269

Provides services for expectant and new mothers and small children, including free pregnancy testing, maternity clothing, layettes and clothing for infants and toddlers, disposable diapers and baby formula, and a baby furniture loan closet.

 

P.A.L.S. (Parenting and Life Skills) Mott Children’s Health Center

806 Tuuri Pl., Flint
(810) 767-5750 ext. 5378
8:00am-5:00pm, M-F
www.mottchc.org

Helps young parents ages 13-19 stay in school, get a job, delay another pregnancy, set and reach goals and improve parenting and life skills. Provides support groups, health/mental health screenings, training for “parents as teachers”, care coordination, home visits and referrals for needed services.

 

Mott Children’s Health Center

806 Tuuri Pl., Flint
(810) 767-5750
8:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday
www.mottchc.org

Provides a variety of parenting classes and events to help parents raise health children. Classes change seasonally. Visit the web site or call for more information.

 

F.A.C.E.D. (Faith Access to Community Economic Development)

4119 N. Saginaw St., Flint
(810) 232-7733
8:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday

Provides services for pregnant women living in Flint and Genesee County, and services for African American mothers with children two years old or younger. MIHAS Advocates provide home visits and give one-to-one support and encouragement. MIHAS advocates can help fill out forms and applications, and they give referrals for food, clothing, parenting classes, transportation, and more, to make sure every woman and her baby have everything needed for a healthy start. Through REACH 2010 and Flint Healthy Start, services are provided specifically to African American women and infants, aimed at reducing the disparity in African American infant mortality.

 

4C Child Care Unlimited

1509 ½ E. Court St., Flint
(810) 232-0145 or (800) 527-2182
email: flint4c@aol.com
www.flint4c.org
8:30am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday

Provides a list of childcare centers, family day care services, and support services for parents.

 

Genesee County Nurturing Programs

(810) 591-5118
Genesee Intermediate School District Phone hours: 8:30am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday
Program hours: after school and evenings

Call for location of programs throughout Genesee County. Provides series of programs for teens, children and their families (all ages) to improve family relationships. Adolescent Nurturing Programs serve teens and their families (teens and parents meet separately with a facilitator for part of each session, then meet together for positive sharing experiences).Teen Parent Nurturing Programs serve everyone in the teen’s home –all generations. Other Nurturing Parenting Programs serve the entire family of children, ages 5-12, and families of children, birth-5. Programs generally run 12-13 weeks after school and in the evening. Evening programs include a free meal.

 

Genesee County Healthy Start / Genesee County Health Department

630 S. Saginaw St., Flint
(810)237-6166
8:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday

Provides services to African American women (any age) who are pregnant, and African American and bi-racial children, ages 0-2, living in zip codes 48503, 48504, or 48458. A number of agencies provide problem-solving, transportation, housing information, baby clothes or other items, nutrition, making/keeping doctor appointments, infant-parent bonding, advice, health care questions, access to youth advisory groups and school education programs.

 

Early Childhood Developmental Delay

(810) 422-2346

Sponsored by Flint Schools’ Special Education Dept., early childhood programs for 0-7 year old children with disabilities/delays; certified special education staff, speech & language services; transportation provided as needed; parent meetings; social work services. All services provided are free.

 

Even Start

(810) 760-1880

Targets low income parents with children 0-7. Family literacy focus. Parent education and parent/child interaction. Offers adult education and/or GED. Includes transportation, incentives, field trips and early childhood education/childcare as needed. Connects families to community resources. Tuition free.

 

Pregnancy/Family Planning Services

Women’s Center

G-3422 Flushing Road
Diplomat Plaza
Flint, MI 48504
(810) 230-1300

 

Planned Parenthood

Flint Health Center
G-3371 Beecher Road
Flint MI, 48532
(810) 238-3631

Burton Health Center
G-1235 S. Center Road
Unit 17
Burton, MI 48509
(810) 743-4490

Provides birth control, emergency contraceptive services, abortion services, women’s health care services. All fees are income based if clients do not have a health insurance provider.

 

Child Care Resources

Child Care Network of Genesee County

GISD Health, Safety & Nutrition Services
2284 S. Ballenger Hwy.
Flint, MI 48507
(810) 591-5595
Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm Monday-Friday

 

Department of Human Services (DHS) – Child Care

Apply online at: https://www.mibridges.michigan.gov/access/. After application process, the DHS should send additional paperwork to listed address. Once approved for child care, parents must find a child care location that will accept DHS payment. However, parents may also use an unlicensed child care provided if needed. Unlicensed Child Care Provider are adults, age 18 or older, who are enrolled to provide child care for up to four children at a time (or six children, if all children are siblings or living at the same address). Unlicensed providers can provide care in their own home or the child's home if they are related by blood, marriage or adoption as a:

  • Grandparent/Great-grandparent
  • Aunt/Great aunt
  • Uncle/Great uncle
  • Sibling

Unlicensed child care providers must fill out an application online. For more information click here. For a list of expenses DHS covers click here.

Department of Human Services: Student’s Guide to Child Support

http://www.michigan.gov/ruready

A student’s guide to child support education. A student’s guide to child support information services answers the following questions:

  • Why Learn About the Legal and Financial Responsibility of Teen Parents?
  • Facts About Teen Parents With Children
  • Establishing Paternity and a Legal Father
  • Marriage and Parenting Realities
  • Providing Financial and Medical Support

Department of Human Services: Parent’s Guide to Child Support

http://www.michigan.gov/documents/dhs/R_U_Ready_for_Parents_Final_319113_7.pdf

A parent’s guide to child support education services. Key themes include:

  • The rights, responsibilities, and realities of parenting
  • The value of paternity establishment
  • The financial and emotional challenges of marriage and parenting
  • The benefits of having both parents involved in a child’s life
  • The importance of financial and medical support
  • Healthy relationship skills

 

 

Health Services

Health Insurance

Genesee Health Plan

3169 Beecher Rd., Ste. 204
Flint, MI 48531
(810) 232-7740
9:00am-5:00pm Monday-Friday

Provides health coverage for low income residents of Genesee County.

Or you may apply at:

Center for Civil Justice - Healthcare Eligibility Law

 

Project (HELP)

Telephone Intake Only
(810) 238-8053

Genesee County Health Department
630 S. Saginaw St., 2nd Floor
Flint, MI 48502
(810) 257-3039
8:00am-11:00am and 1:00pm-4:00pm Monday-Friday

Ensures callers receive government insurance for which they are eligible

 

MI Child  

Genesee County Health Department
630 S. Saginaw St.
Flint, MI 48502
(810) 257-3039

Insurance for children under 18 years old

 

Eyeglasses

Eastside Compassionate Mission Center, Inc.
1829 Delaware Street
Flint, Michigan 48506

Dr. Chris Hall, an Optometrist, generally comes twice a month to provide free eye appointments and glasses as needed.

 

Health Services

Genesee County Free Clinic

2437 Welch Blvd.
Flint, MI 48504
(810) 235-4211
By Appointment Only – Call Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning at 9am.

Serves people with no insurance.

 

Genesee County Health Department Clinics

McCree Health Center
630 S. Saginaw St.
Flint, MI 48502
(810) 257-3612
8:00am-5:00pm Monday-Friday

 

 Burton Health Center

G-3373 S. Saginaw St.
Burton, MI 48529
(810) 742-2255

 

Genesee County VA Outpatient Clinic

G-2360 S. Linden Rd.
Flint, MI 48532
(810) 720-2913

Health Services for Veterans; by appointment only

 

Hamilton Community Health Network

All Clinics (810) 406-4246
8:30am-5:30pm Monday-Friday, unless noted

 

Main Clinic Burton Clinic

2900 N. Saginaw St.
Flint, MI 48505

G-3375 S. Saginaw St.
Burton, MI 48529

 

North Pointe Clinic Clio Health Center

5710 Clio Rd. 4154
Flint, MI 48504

W. Vienna Rd.
Clio, MI 48420

 

Dental North Clinic

5399 N. Saginaw St.
Flint, MI 48505
7:30am-4:30pm Monday-Friday

 

Mott Children’s Health Center

806 Tuuri Place
Flint, MI 48503
(810) 767-5750
8:00am-5:00pm Monday-Friday

Children and adolescent services, across from Hurley Medical Center

 

Employment

Flint Strive

1108 Lapeer Rd.
Flint, MI 48503
(810) 232-5661
9:00am-4:00pm Monday-Friday

 

Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce – TeenQuest

519 S. Saginaw St., Ste. 200
Flint, MI 48502
(810) 600-1413

Free after school pre-employment and leadership training program.

 

Human Investment and Development Corporation

711 N. Saginaw St., Ste. 225
Flint, MI 48503
(810) 235-6011
8:30am-5:00pm Monday-Friday

 

Michigan Rehab Services (MRS)

711 N. Saginaw St., Ste. 124
Flint, MI 48503
(810) 760-2103
1-877-620-7912
8:00am-5:00pm Monday-Friday

Employment-related services for persons with disabilities

 

Michigan Works! Career Alliance

711 N. Saginaw St., Ste. 300
Flint, MI 48503
810) 233-5974
8:00am-7:00pm Monday & Wednesday
8:00am-5:00pm Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday

 

Mission of Hope

4618 Roberts
Flint, MI 48505
(810) 820-4932
8:00am-6:00pm Monday-Saturday

Provides a temporary mailing address and message center.

 

One Stop Housing Resource Center

303 Water St., Ste. 204
Flint, MI 48503
(810) 600-4525
8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday
9:00am-2:00pm Saturday

Provides a temporary mailing address.

 

 

Emergency Shelters

Carriage Town Ministries

605 Garland
Flint, MI 48503
(810) 233-8787

A short religious service is given at 5:00pm, followed by dinner at 5:30pm, and then homeless males may spend the night. Shelter for men only.

 

Carriage Town Ministries – Family Center

705 Garland
Flint, MI 48503
(810) 238-6827
8:00am-4:00pm Monday-Friday

Women and children; call in the morning to check availability.

 

GCCARD

601 N. Saginaw St.
Flint, MI 48502
(810) 762-4913
8:00am-5:00pm Monday-Friday

 

My Brother’s Keeper - Shelter for men

101 N. Grand Traverse
Flint, MI 48503
(810) 234-1163
6:00pm-7:00am Monday-Thursday
7:00pm-7:00am Friday-Sunday

 

One Stop Housing Resource Center

303 Water St., Ste. 204
Flint, MI 48503
(810) 600-4525
8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday
9:00am-2:00pm Saturday

 

REACH

914 Church St.
Flint, MI 48502
(810) 233-8700
Always Open: 24 hours, 7 days a week

Ages 10-17, temporary shelter with counseling

 

Road to Damascus

Telephone Intake (810) 214-2783

Shelter for families - must be a family unit with a man, woman, and child(ren).

 

Shelter of Flint - Women and children

1917 Delaware
Flint, MI 48506
(810) 239-5433

Must call to check availability: calls preferred between the hours of 8:30am-9:00am, but accepted anytime.

 

T. R. Harris Community Development Corporation

1301 Pingree Ave.
Flint, MI 48503
(810) 767-3220
10:30am-5:00pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday
10:30am-6:00pm Tuesday, Thursday

 

Traverse Place - Transitional housing for ages 17-20

512 S. Grand Traverse
Flint, MI 4850215
(810) 341-6328

 

YWCA/Nina’s Place

310 E. Third St.
Flint, MI 48502
(810) 238-7621

Transitional housing for young women aging out of foster care

 

YWCA Safehouse

310 E. Third St.
Flint, MI 48502
Crisis: (810) 238-SAFE (7233)
Business: (810) 238-7621

Domestic violence/sexual assault services

Clothing

Professional Clothing

The Women's Educational Center

Room 213 University Center
The University of Michigan-Flint
303 E. Kearsley Street
Flint, MI 48502
(810) 237-6648
kristeng@umflint.edu

Drop off & Pick up: 8:00am-5:00pm Monday-Friday

Women's and men's professional clothing is available for borrow through the Women's Educational Center at no cost for students, faculty, and staff of the University of Michigan-Flint. The Women's Educational Center is also accepting donations of professional clothing in new or gently used condition. Please return all borrowed professional clothing after use during the office hours.

 

Ellen's Closet - Helping Men and Women Dress for Success

Looking for something to wear for an interview or your first day on the job?
Let us help dress you for success! Dress for success tips.
Ellen's Closet has professional, business attire for men & women at no cost. 

Located on the Mott Community College Main Campus Curtice-Mott Building Rm 2135
(810)232-7629 or (810)762-0429

 

Miscellaneous Clothing Needs

Bristol Road Church of Christ

1315 W. Bristol Rd.
Flint, MI 48507
(810) 238-3627

Clothing pick-up: 10:00am-12:30pm Tuesday & 6:00pm-8:00pm first Tuesday of the Month

Serves residents of 48507 and 48529 area codes only.

 

Carriage Town Ministries

605 Garland Ave.
Flint, MI 48503
(810) 233-8787
9:00am-11:00am & 1:00pm-2:30pm Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
9:00am-11:00am Friday

Provides clothing services and infant programs, call for details.

 

Crossover Downtown Outreach Ministry

414 W. Court St.
Flint, MI 48503
(810) 234-2479
10:00am-2:30pm Monday-Friday

Provides assistance once every 90 days; must bring a written referral from any agency, school or house of worship.

 

Eastside Mission

1829 Delaware
Flint, MI 48506
Answering Machine Only: (810) 767-5312
9:30am-12:30pm Tuesday-Thursday

Serves residents of 48506 area codes.

 

Flushing Christian Outreach Center

201 N. McKinley
Flushing, MI 48433
(810) 487-2223
10:00am-2:00pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
10:00am-2:00pm and 4:30pm-6:30pm Tuesday
2:30pm-6:30pm Thursday

Serves residents of Flushing and Flushing Township.

 

Greater Flint Christian Outreach Center

1938 S. Dort Hwy.
Flint, MI 48503
(810) 767-4064
5:00pm Sunday

 

Heartbeat

Bring ID and Child’s Medicaid card

320 E. Fourth St.
Flint, MI 48502
(810) 232-3101
10:00am-2:45pm Monday-Friday

Provides diapers, formula, baby clothing and furniture.

 

Holy Angels Community Closet

(Former Schools of Choice building next to St. Michael’s.)

517 E. 5th Ave.
Flint, MI 48503
(810) 265-7025
1:00pm-4:00pm Monday-Friday 

 

Little Lamb’s Closet

West Flint Church of the Nazarene
2270 S. Dye Rd.
Flint, MI 48532
(810) 732-0480
10:00am-2:00pm Tuesday
6:30pm-8:00pm Wednesday and by appointment

New and gently-used clothing closet for children birth to 5 years old.

 

Love In The Name of Christ

Telephone Intake: (810) 235-4990
9:00am-2:30pm Monday-Thursday

This agency will refer residents to the nearest clothing closets in the area.

 

My Brother’s Keeper

101 N. Grand Traverse
Flint, MI 48503
(810) 234-1163
11:30am-12:30pm Monday-Thursday

Provides clothing for men, women, and children.

 

One Stop Housing Resource Center

303 Water St.
Flint, MI 48503
(810) 600-4525
8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday
9:00am-2:00pm Saturday

Provides referrals for clothing.

 

T. R. Harris Community Development Corporation

1301 Pingree Ave.
Flint, MI 48503
(810) 767-3220
10:30am-5:00pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday
10:30am-6:00pm Tuesday and Thursday

Provides referrals for clothing.

Debt and Housing Management Programs

Flint Housing Commission

3820 Richfield Rd.
Flint, MI 48505
(810) 736-3050
8:30am-4:30pm Monday – Friday

 

Flint NIPP

505 W. Court St.
Flint, MI 48505
(810) 766-7212
8:00am-5:00pm Monday - Thursday; Friday by appointment only

Flint Neighborhood Improvement and Presentation Project

 

Metro Community Development, Inc.

(Mott Foundation Building)
503 S. Saginaw St., Ste 804
Flint, MI 48502
(810) 767-4622
9:00am-4:30pm Monday - Thursday; Friday by appointment only

 

Mission of Peace (in Windmill Place)

877 E. Fifth Ave.
Flint, MI 48503
(810) 232-0104
9:00am-6:00pm Monday – Friday

 

Greenpath, INC
888-860-4167
2222 South Linden Rd Suite D
Flint, Michigan 48532

Free debt counseling, debt management plan, housing services, student loan counseling, bankruptcy counseling. 

 

One Stop Housing Resource Center

303 Water St., Suite 204
Flint, MI 48503
(810) 600-4525
8:00am-4:30pm Monday - Friday
9:00am-2:00pm Saturday

 

U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD),

National Servicing Center 1-800-569-4287

For local housing counseling agencies

Bill Assistance

Home Heating Credit - This is a program that is offered by the state of Michigan to help low and moderate income households pay their heating costs and utility bills. Eligibility will be based on income, and qualified households can receive cash grants for their bills.

You do not need to file a state income tax return to receive the Home Heating Credit.

You may apply for the Home Heating Credit only.

Eligibility is based on income, number of exemptions and household heating costs.

The alternate credit uses heating costs to compute a home heating credit. Add the amounts you were billed for heat from November 1, 2013 through October 31, 2014 (see instructions for line 11 below). If you buy bulk fuel (oil, coal, wood, or bottled gas), add your receipts to get your total heating cost. Treasury may request receipts to verify your heating costs. If your claim is for less than 12 months or your heating costs are currently included in your rent, you cannot claim an alternate credit.

Eligibility for Home Heating Credit

Home Heating Credit Information

 

Michigan LIHEAP - This is the federal government funded Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. If provides monies that are used to help low income families with paying for their energy bills. In Michigan the LIHEAP block grant is in addition to the Home Heating Credit, Weatherization, and the Michigan State Emergency Relief Program. These three services help thousands of people every year make it through the cold winter months. Available Nov. 1 - May 31

Requirements:

  • Demonstration of immediate need (past due/shutoff notice); or
  • Declared need for a deliverable fuel such as fuel oil; or
  • Verified need for energy-related home repair; and income; and assets

 

Weatherization Assistance Program – Weatherization Assistance Program provides free home energy conservation services to low-income Michigan homeowners and renters. Services reduce energy use and lower utility bills. 

Services typically include: 

  • Wall Insulation
  • Attic Insulation and Ventilation
  • Foundation Insulation
  • Air Leakage Reduction
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Dryer Venting

For information, please contact:

Genesee County Community Action Resource Department 

Mr. Steve Walker, Executive Director
601 N. Saginaw Street
Suite 1B
Flint, MI 48502
(810) 232-2185

 

State Emergency Relief (SER) fund - This fund helps people who are facing a crisis, or short term financial hardship. It provides applicants with a wide range of non-energy and energy related emergency services such money to pay for heating bills, electricity, home repairs, and repairs to appliances. Immediate funds can be used to pay for a bill before the service is disconnected as well. The program can even pay for home repairs and new heating systems, such as furnaces, oil heaters, and more. Or it can repair said heating units. There are some conditions in order to be eligible, including income, family size, and the type of fuel that is used

Apply through Department of Human Services: click here

 

Catholic Outreach

509 N. Grand Traverse
Flint, MI 48501
(810) 234-4693
Call at 9:15am for an appointment

 

GCCARD – Neighborhood Service Center

601 N. Saginaw St.
Flint, MI 48502
(810) 768-4675
8:00am-noon & 1:00pm-5:00pm Monday – Friday

Helps with propane.

 

Love, In the Name of Christ - Referrals

Telephone Intake (810) 235-4990
9:00am-2:30pm Monday – Thursday

 

Outreach East

425 W. Genesee St.
Davison, MI 48423
(810) 653-7711
10:00am-3:00pm Monday, Wednesday
1:00pm-6:00pm Tuesday, Thursday

Helps people living along the M-15 corridor, Davison, Goodrich, Otisville and Genesee County residents of Columbiaville and Otter Lake.

 

Salvation Army

211 W. Kearsley St.
Flint, MI 48502
(810) 232-2196
9:00am-noon & 1:00pm-4:00pm Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday

 

T. R. Harris Community Development Corporation

1301 Pingree Ave.
Flint, MI 48503
(810) 767-3220
10:30am-5:00pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday
10:30am-6:00pm Tuesday, Thursday

Rent and Mortgage Assistance

Catholic Outreach

509 N. Grand Traverse
Flint, MI 48503
(810) 234-4693
Call at 9:15am for an appointment

 

GCCARD – Neighborhood Service Center

601 N. Saginaw St.
Flint, MI 48502
(810) 768-4675
8:00am-noon & 1:00pm-5:00pm Monday-Friday

 

Love, In the Name of Christ - Referrals

Telephone Intake (810) 235-4990
9:00am-2:30pm Monday-Thursday

 

One Stop Housing Resource Center

303 Water St., Ste. 204
Flint, MI 48503
(810) 600-4525
8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday
9:00am-2:00pm Saturday

 

T. R. Harris Community Development Corporation

1301 Pingree Ave.
Flint, MI 48503
(810) 767-3220
10:30am-5:00pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday
10:30am-6:00pm Tuesday, Thursday

 

Salvation Army

211 W. Kearsley St.
Flint, MI 48502
(810) 232-2196
9:00am-noon & 1:00pm-4:00pm Monday-Friday

 

U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

National Servicing Center - Serves people with an FHA mortgage who are behind on payments.

Toll Free Hotline (800) 569-4287

 

Greenpath, INC

2222 South Linden Rd Suite D
Flint, Michigan 48532
(888) 860-4167

 

Home buyer preparation programs and foreclosure prevention:

Metro Community Development

Mott Foundation Building
503 South Saginaw Street
Suite 804
Flint, Michigan 48502
(810) 767-4622-0

Foreclosure prevention programs and housing assistance programs.

Mission of Peace

810-232-0104-113
877 East Fifth Ave.
Flint, Michigan 48503-1741

 

 

Meal Programs

Food Sandwich Programs:

My Brother’s Keeper -Brown Bag Lunch

101 N. Grand Traverse
Flint, MI 48503
​(810) 234-1163
11:00am-1:00pm Monday-Friday

 

One Stop Housing Resource Center - Bag Lunch

303 Water St., Ste.204
Flint, MI 48503
(810) 600-4525
12:00pm-1:00pm Monday and Thursday

 

Prepared Meal Food Programs:

Carriage Town Ministries -Dinner

605 Garland Ave
Flint, MI 48503
(810) 233-8787

A short religious service is given at 5:00pm, followed by dinner served at 5:30pm

 

Eastside Mission - Lunch

1829 Delaware
Flint, MI 48506
(810) 767-5312
11:30am-12:30pm Tuesday-Thursday

 

First Presbyterian Church - Breakfast

746 S. Saginaw St.
Flint, MI 48502
(810) 234-8673
8:00am-9:00am Sunday

 

Greater Flint Christian Outreach Center - Dinner

1938 S. Dort Hwy.
Flint, MI 48503
(810) 767-4064
6:00pm Sunday

 

NESK/Holy Angels – Lunch

517 E. 5thAve.
Flint, MI 48503
(810) 785-6911
12:00pm-1:00pm Monday-Friday
10:00am-11:00am Saturday
1:30pm-2:30pm Sunday

 

North End Soup Kitchen - Lunch and Dinner

735 E. Stewart
Flint, MI 48505
(810) 785-6911
Lunch: 11:30am-12:30pm Monday-Saturday
Lunch: 1:00pm-2:00pm Sunday
Dinner: 4:00pm-5:00pm Monday-Saturday

 

Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church -Lunch

1922 Iowa St.
Flint, MI 48506
(810) 238-4236
9:00am-1:00pm Saturday

 

Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church -Lunch

711 S. Saginaw St.
Flint, MI 48502
(810) 234-8637
11:00am-1:00pm Tuesday

 

Salvation Army Beecher Corps Kids Café - For children up to age 19 only

1475 W. Coldwater Rd.
Flint, MI 48505
(810) 789-4003
4:00pm-5:00pm Monday-Friday

 

South End Soup Kitchen –Lunch

Lincoln Park United Methodist Church cafeteria

3410 Fenton Road
Flint, MI 48507
(810) 785-6911
11:00am-12:00pm Monday-Friday

Food Banks

Food Bank of Eastern Michigan

Flint Michigan based
Call 810-239-4441

The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan offers coverage to the eastern portion of the state. Fruits, vegetables, baby formula, and canned goods are all offered. They may also have information on free Christmas and Thanksgiving meals.

 

Outreach of Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Church

1227 E. Bristol Road
Burton, Michigan 48529
(810) 235-4990

Outreach of Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Church runs a pantry and offers meals too, including Thanksgiving and Christmas meals.

 

Davison United Methodist Church

207 E. Third Street
Davison, MI 48423
(810) 653-5272

Provides a food pantry. Documents required: Referral from Love Inc. Pantry hours: Monday-Friday 9am-4pm

 

Outreach East

425 N. Genesee Street
Davison, Michigan 48423
(810) 653-7711
10:00am-3:00pm Monday and Wednesday
1:00pm-6:00pm Tuesday and Thursday

Outreach East provides emergency resource services to the surrounding Davison, Goodrich, and Otisville areas. 

 

Carriage Town Ministries-Family Center

705 Garland
Flint, MI 48503
(810) 238-6847

Get help in the form of free food, meals, and perishable items. In addition, a counselor can help you apply for food stamps and other public aid.

 

Eastside Compassionate Mission Center, Inc.

1829 Delaware Street
Flint, Michigan 48506

Eastside Compassionate Mission Center offers a food pantry, including personal care and household cleaning items. Additionally, Eastside Compassionate Mission Center also offers a hot lunch program every Sunday after church service.

 

Foss Avenue Food Bank/clothing Center Foss Avenue Baptist Church

1185 E. Foss Avenue
Flint, MI 48505
(810) 787-0321

Clothing for school aged children, meals, government surplus food, and free food from an onsite pantry.

 

Greater Flint Outreach Center

1938 S. Dort Hwy Suite 1B
Flint, Michigan 48503
(810) 767-4064

Outreach financial assistance, clothing, food, and case management provided.

 

H.I.S. Ministries

1315 W. Bristol Road
Flint, MI 48507
(810) 238-9004

 

Love Inc.-Genesee County Churches

3444 Lennon Road Suite 1
Flint, MI 48507
(810) 235-4990

A partnership of local churches in the greater Flint area.

 

Flint Salvation Army

Salvation Army Beecher Corps
1475 W. Coldwater Road
Flint, Michigan 48505
(810) 789-4003

Apply for financial assistance. Other programs provide food, thrift store, clothing, shelter, and housing assistance

 

Seventh Day Adventist Community Services

G-4285 Beecher Road
Flint, MI 48532
(810) 732-0655

St. George Bethel

3801 M. L. King Avenue
Flint, MI 48505
(810) 787-6831.

Programs for the unemployed, low income, and needy in Genesee County Michigan.

 

St. Luke N.E.W. Life Center, Inc.

3115 Lawndale
Flint, MI 48504
(810) 239-8710

Stop by for breads, baby food, diapers, and free food.

 

Flint Michigan St. Mary Roman Catholic Church

2500 N. Franklin Avenue
Flint, Michigan 48506
(810) 232-4012

Supports individuals in the immediate vicinity. Apply for free food, groceries, meals, baby formula, and access a clothing closet.

 

Flushing Christian Outreach Center

201 N. Mckinley Road
Flushing, MI 48433

Call (810) 487-2223 for hours of the food bank at this Genesee County Michigan facility.

 

St. Joseph Church -- Gaines

118 E. Lord Street.
Gaines, Michigan 48436
(989) 271-8434

 

Fish, Inc. - Grand Blanc Chapter

Grand Blanc, MI 48480
(810) 695-1880

Can provide food, emergency support, referrals, and general guidance to people facing difficulties.

 

Lennon United Methodist Church

1014 Oak Street
Lennon, Michigan 48449
(810) 621-3676

 

Swartz Creek Community Food Basket

7400 Miller Road
United Methodist Church of Swartz Creek
Swartz Creek, Michigan 48473
Call (810) 635-4555 for hours

Counseling

General Counseling Services

University of Michigan-Flint Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

264 University Center (UCEN)
Flint, MI  48502
Phone: 810 762-3456
CAPS Website

Currently enrolled students are encouraged to contact our office for free, confidential support. Services are designed to support academic, personal, and professional success. These services include:

  • Personal Counseling
  • Individual, Couple's, and Group Therapy
  • Limited Psychological Testing
  • Consultations
  • Workshops
  • Referrals to Community Providers

 

Catholic Charities

901 Chippewa
Flint, MI 48503
(810) 232-9950
8:30am-8:00pm on Monday-Thursday
8:00am-4:30pm on Friday

 

Family Service Agency

1422 W. Court Street
Flint, MI 48503
(810) 767-4014
9:00am-9:00pm Monday and Tuesday
9:00am-5:00pm Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday

 

Genesee County Community Mental Health

​(810) 257-3740
24 hrs/7 days a week

Toll free: 1-877-346-3648
Customer Service: (810) 257-3705
TTY: 800-346-3648 10

Crisis line and access to services; serving all ages

 

Hurley Mental Health Associates

1125 S. Linden Rd., Ste. 210
Flint, MI 48532
(810) 262-2100

Provides evaluations, medication management and individual, couples, and family counseling

 

Domestic Violence Counseling

Council Against Domestic Assault

(517) 372-5572

Gives 24 hour confidential crisis counseling, temporary housing, legal assistance, and programs designed for battered women

 

Michigan Family Violence Help Line

(800) 996-6228

Toll Free hotline for persons trying to cope with violence in their families

 

National Domestic Violence Hotline

P.O. BOX 161810
Austin, TX 78716
(800) 799-7233

Provides victims of domestic abuse contacts to local resources, hotline operates 24 hours

 

Stalking Victim Hotline

(517) 543-3775

Provides information for victims of stalking to local community resources

 

YWCA of Greater Flint

310 E. Third St
Flint, MI 48502
(810) 238-SAFE

Crisis hot line, offering support services for battered women. www.ywcaflint.org

 

Advocacy

Legal/Personal Protection Order (P.P.O.)

Genesee County 7th Circuit Court

900 S. Saginaw St.
Flint, Mi 48502
(810) 424-4355

 

Victim Advocacy Program-Flint City Attorney's Office

630 S. Saginaw St.
Flint, MI 48502
(810) 766-8994

 

YWCA Legal Advocacy Program

310 E. Third St.
8th Floor
Flint, Mi 48502
(810) 238-7621 ext 330 or 352

 

General Legal Services:

Legal Services of Eastern Michigan

Legal Services of Eastern Michigan is a nonprofit organization that gives free civil legal help to low-income people. 
Our mission is to use legal skills to address the causes and effects of poverty, especially those that affect the survival needs of low-income people.
For information or help, call 1-800-322-4512

Miscellaneous Services

Literacy Programs

St. Luke N.E.W. Life Center
3115 Lawndale Avenue
Flint, MI 48504
Phone: 810-239-8710
Fax: 810-239-8726
Email: info@stlukenewlifecenter.com
9:00 am-4:00 pm Monday-Friday

 

Adult Literacy Programs
We are one of the six accredited literacy programs under the Dominican Rea Literacy Corporation and sponsored by Adrian Dominican Sisters. Many of our volunteer tutors are retired educators.
 
In our literacy program we serve adults 18 years of age and older. These individuals come to us through referrals; walk ins and participants from other N.E.W. Life programs. We are always welcome new learners. Our literacy program offers the following services:

One-On-One Tutoring
St. Luke N.E.W. Life Center’s One-one-one tutoring services individuals in our area. Many of our tutors are retired educators working with students to strengthen their education and encourage them to earn a GED and to motivate them to pursue a productive and sable future.
 
By helping our students increase their knowledge, it also increases their self-esteem and self-confidence. Many benefits come from one-on-one tutoring, both the student and the tutor gain from this experience in many different ways.
 
If you are interested in becoming a tutor at St. Luke N.E.W. Life Center, contact Sr. Carol at 810-239-8710 

 

PRE-TEST AND GED TESTING
We are one of the six accredited literacy programs under the Dominican Rea Literacy Corporation and sponsored by Adrian Dominican Sisters. Our program is overseen by Srs. Carol Weber and Jan Popilek. We have many volunteers, which included retired educators.
 
Our program is there for adults, 18 years of age or older. These individuals come to us through referrals; walk-ins and participants from other N.E.W. Life programs.
 
We are always taking in new clients. Our literacy program offers the following services:
 
• One-on-one tutoring
• GED Pretest
• GED Testing
• Computer Training

During the past year 84 students were served and 28 individuals received their GED.
 
If you are interested in participating in our literacy program you can contact us by phone or stop by The St. Luke N.E.W. Life Center to schedule your initial meeting and pre-screening. Contact us Tuesday through Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm, to answer any of your questions.
 
New Participants and Volunteers are always welcome.

COMPUTER TRAINING 
In the world in which we live computer knowledge is critical. Computer knowledge is a very important aspect of our literacy training preparation. In the working world, employers hire people who have the ability to use PCs and many are disqualified who don’t have at least basic computer skills. Therefore, it is becoming more and more significant for individuals who work and study to improve their knowledge and capabilities in using computer technologies.
 
As individuals, our world has advanced where the use of computers also affects our personal lives. Learning computer skills can open a whole new world. Many of the education institutions, state and federal government, and businesses are turning to online communication, which includes classes, testing, completion of forms, job applications and much more. We do everything we can to help improve the computer skills of those who come to St. Luke N.E.W. Life Center. Computers help us to improve everyday efforts, find jobs, and information.

 

Holiday Aid:

Old Newsboys of Greater Flint                               

6255 Taylor Drive
Flint, MI 48507
(810) 744-1840

Provides a Holiday box program for children in low income families and families in emergency situations. Holiday box contains a sweatsuit, sock, underclothes, hat, pair of warm gloves, dental hygiene products, and an age appropriate gift. www.onbflint.org

 

Salvation Army                                                                

211 W. Kearsley St.
Flint, MI 48502
(810) 232-2199

Provides food, clothing and new toys for children. Also offers visits and gifts for nursing home residents and those confined at home.

www.salvationarmy.org

 

Toys for Tots                                                        

4425 S. Saginaw St.
Flint, MI 48507
(810) 513-1644

Provides toys during the holiday season for children 12 years and younger. Sign up Monday through Saturday from November 29th - December 11th. Call for application information.

www.flint-mi.toysfortots.org

 

Community Activities

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Flint                 

902 E. Sixth St.
Flint, MI 48503
(810) 235-0617

Places men and women volunteers in one-to-one friend and guidance relationships with children 6-18 years old.

www.bbbsflint.org

 

Boys & Girls Club of Greater Flint

3701 N. Averill Ave.
Flint, MI 48506
(810) 249-3413

Provides educational and recreational activities for school children ages 7-17 years old, year round.

www.bgclubflint.org

 

Buckham Alley Theatre

512 Buckham Alley
Flint, MI 48502
(810) 964-0791

Offers community theater productions throughout the year.

www.buckhamtheatre.com

 

Christ Enrichment Center                                                   

322 E. Hamilton St.
Flint, MI 48505
(810) 239-9425

Provides academic enrichment youth programs and academic and computer services programs for adults.

http://christenrichmentctr.wix.com/cec-flint

 

Flint Children’s Museum

1602 W. Third Ave.
Flint, MI 48504
(810) 767-5437

Provides several hands-on learning activities focusing on language arts, performing arts, physical science, earth science and social studies for children up to fifth grade.

www.flintchildrensmuseum.org

 

Flint Institute of Arts

1120 E. Kearsley St.
Flint, MI 48503
(810) 234-1695

Celebrating diverse artistic expressions of the human experience and creative spirit through exhibitions and educational programs including: Friends of Modern Art Auxiliaries, Founders Society, cultural enrichment, film screenings, lectures and presentations.

www.flintarts.org

 

Flint Institute of Music

1025 E. Kearsley St.
Flint, MI 48503
(810) 238-1350

Offers band and orchestra groups that provide opportunities for individuals who play a musical instrument to join a musical group. The Flint Symphony Orchestra also performs many concerts throughout the year.

www.thefim.org

 

Tax Preparation Services

Federal Tax Assistance                                                    

(800) 829-1040 Answering service.

Programs include free tax preparation for persons who meet requirements.
Call for the volunteer tax preparation assistance program: (800) 906-9887

www.irs.gov

 

Michigan State Income Tax Services

430 W. Allegan St.
Lansing, MI 48992
(517) 636-4486

Provides information on state income tax and tax forms.

www.michigan.gov/treasury

 

Tax Counseling for the Elderly/Low Income

Provides free tax preparation.

Burton Senior Center: (810) 744-0960

Carman Ainsworth Senior Center: (810) 732-6290

Clio Senior Center: (810) 687-7260

Flint Eastside Senior Center: (810) 250-5000

Flint Hasselbring Community Center: (810) 766-7121

Flushing Senior Center: (810) 659-4735

Linden Loose Senior Center: (810) 735-9406

www.aarp.org/taxes

 

Volunteer Accounting Team of Michigan

7700 Second Ave. Ste 314
Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 556-1920

Provides a network of volunteers to help low income persons fill out their income tax forms. Visit website for details.

www.accountingaidsociety.org

 

Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Services

Al-Anon/Alateen                                                             

P.O. Box 454
Linden, MI 48451
(810) 234-1460

Mutual support groups

Support for families, spouses and anyone who has been affected by alcoholism.

www.al-anon.org

 

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

P.O. Box 465
Flint, MI 48501
(810) 234-0815

Peer groups in fellowship with other women and men who share their experience, strength and hope in dealing with alcoholism.

www.aa.org

 

 

Transportation Resources

Jewish Community Services – Highway to Health

Rides to medical appointments outside Genesee County

619 Wallenberg
Flint, MI 48502
(810) 767-5922

 

Jewish Community Services – Local Transportation

Door-to-door service to medical and other appointments within Genesee County for individuals with disabilities and people over 60.

619 Wallenberg
Flint, MI 48502
(810) 767-5922

 

Mass Transportation Authority – Customer Service

1401 S. Dort Highway
Flint, MI 48503
(810) 767-0100

Bus Route Hours: 6:30am- Last inbound 11:50pm, Last outbound 11:30pm

 

Your Ride

Serves mobility - impaired people, people over 60 years old, and anyone who is in need of services. Please call at least 24 hours in advanced to book all scheduled rides.

7:00am-6:30pm Monday-Saturday
9:00am-6:30pm Sunday

Several locations throughout Genesee County

  • Burton -767-5992      
  • Clio -780-8920           
  • Davison -780-8910       
  • Fenton -780-8965
  • Flint East -767-5541  
  • Flint West -233-4751 
  • Flushing -780-8930
  • Grand Blanc -780-8960   
  • Mt. Morris- 780-8970      
  • Otisville -780-8940
  • Swartz Creek -780-8950