Aid & Assistance

Homeless/Shelters | Other Resources

Below is a selection of social services and other resources available in the area. For more comprehensive listings click here for a list of youth and family resources from the Department of Children and Family Services of Wayne County.


Not sure who to go to for help? Try calling 2-1-1 (available 24 hours a day and toll free). 2-1-1 is the health and human services equivalent of 9-1-1.

Homeless/Shelters

Homeless Prevention Services

Wayne Metro - (313) 843-2550
NSO - (313) 832-3100

Homeless Hotlines

1-800-A-SHELTER - (800) 274-3583
313-963-STAY - (313) 963-7829

Domestic Violence Shelters

FirstStep - Wayne County - (888) 453-5900
Haven-Pontiac - (248) 334-1274
Doorstep West-Highland Park - (313) 867-0111
Turning Point-Mount Clemens - (586) 463-6990
Safe House-Ann Arbor - (734) 995-5444
YWCA Interim House - (313) 861-5300

Shelters for Women and Children Only

Eastside Emergency Center - (313) 824-3060
New Bethel Outreach Ministry-Pontiac - (248) 333-7010

Shelters for Men Only

Open Door Rescue Mission-Detroit - (313) 579-1825
YMCA-Operation Get Down - (313) 921-9422
Stonepool Warming Center-Detroit - (313) 831-1240

Shelters for Men, Women and Children

COTS-Detroit - (313) 831-3777
ChristNet Homeless Shelter - (734) 671-1300
SOS Community Services-Ypsilanti - (734) 485-8730
Detroit Rescue Mission (313) 993-4700
SOS Oakland County - (248) 546-6566
Monroe Salvation Army Shelter - (734) 241-0440

Soup Kitchen-Free Meals

Full Gospel Temple Lighthouse
Open 11:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. Monday through Friday
Food Baskets by Appointment only Wednesdays 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
34033 Palmer Rd
Westland, MI 48186
(734)326-3885 or (734)326-3333

Other Resources

Alcoholics Anonymous of Southeastern Michigan

www.aa-semi.org/
Toll free hotline: (877) 337-0611

Caregiver Support Group (Wayne Metro Community Action Agency)

3rd Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Kay Beard Building
30712 Michigan Ave
Westland, MI 48186 View map

Coalition to Keep Michigan Warm

www.coalitiontokeepmichiganwarm.com
Find local assistance to help you keep up with your energy bills.

Department of Human Services

www.michigan.gov/dhs
26355 Michigan Avenue
Inkster, MI 48141
(313) 277-4800 View map

Displaced Worker Guidebook

dingell.house.gov/sites/dingell.house.gov/files/documents/displacedworkerguidebook.pdf
Information compiled by Congressman John D. Dingell.

Dorsey Community Center

www.cityofwestland.com/housingcomm.html
32715 Dorsey St
Westland, MI 48186
(734) 416-4906 View map

Family Literacy Services Directory for Wayne County

http://www.waynecounty.com/hhs/flsDirectory.pdf
Listing of various parenting, tutoring and ESL resources.

Family Resource Center

wwcsd.net/family-resource-center
"We partner with families, the community, and school district staff in order to positively impact the success of every Wayne-Westland student. Through a collaborative effort, we link families with agencies, organizations, volunteer groups, and schools to meet their social, emotional, physical and academic needs."
Located inside Adams Upper Elementary
33475 Palmer
Westland, MI 48186
(734) 419-2709 View map

FamilyWize® Community Service Partnership

familywize.org
Free prescription drug discount cards.

Growth Works

www.growth-works.org
Youth assistance programming, substance abuse outpatient services and education.
50430 School House Rd
Canton MI 48188
(734) 495-3074 View map

Head Start and Eary Childhood Services

www.wwcsd.net/pre-school-program-information/
Stottlemyer Early Childhood and Family Development Center
34801 Marquette
Westland, I 48185
(734) 419-2630 View map

Helping Hand

www.michigan.gov/helpinghand
Get information from the state of Michigan on jobs and training, unemployment benefits, health care, family support and housing.

Hegira

www.hegira.net
Provides a wide variety of mental health and substance abuse treatment services.
8623 N Wayne Rd, Suite 200
Westland, MI 48185
(734) 458-4601 View map

Kids Count in Michigan Data Book 2013

datacenter.kidscount.org/DataBook/2011/Default.aspx
Statistical information about children in Michigan.

Plymouth-Canton Community Literacy Council

http://www.plymouthcantonliteracy.org/
46501 Warren Rd.
Canton, MI 48186
(734) 416-4906 View map

SafeLink Wireless

www.safelinkwireless.com
Find out if you are qualified for a free cellphone and free cellular service.

Salvation Army

www.usc.salvationarmy.org/usc/www_usc_waynewestland.nsf
2300 S Venoy Rd
Westland, MI 48186
(734) 722-3660 View map

Spectrum Human Services

www.spectrumhuman.org
Child welfare services and care for individuals with physical, developmental and mental disabilities.
28303 Joy Rd
Westland, MI 48185
(734) 458-8736 View map

Starfish Family Services

www.starfishonline.org
Serves more than 7,600 at-risk children and families each year.
30000 Hiveley Rd
Inkster, MI 48141
(734) 728-3400
24-hour crisis line: (866) 672-4357 (toll free) View map

Tough Times-Library Lifelines: Recession Resources

www.metronet.lib.mi.us/toughtimes
A list of local resources put together by neighboring libraries addressing unemployment, foreclosure and more.

Western Wayne Family Health Center

www.wwfhc.org/index.html
"The Western Wayne Family Health Center (WWFHC) is a full service health clinic dedicated to providing affordable, high quality and responsive health care."
2500 Hamlin Rd
Inkster, MI 48141
(313) 561-5100 view map

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