The Department of Human Services (DHS) is run by the State with help from the Federal government. If you have an eviction or utility shutoff notice, take it to the nearest DHS office immediately, if you have not already done so. They will review your situation and issue a Decision Letter. This will state whether they can help you or not. If not, please show this letter to the other agencies, listed below, which require it. (* Note: get to DHS before 11:00 to try to talk to a worker that day)Sterling Heights Office Mt. Clemens Office 41227 Mound Rd. 21885 Dunham Road Sterling Heights, MI 48314 Clinton Township, MI 48038 (586) 254-1500 (586) 469-7700 North of 18 Mile, on the West side
The Community Action Center (MCCSA) is a Macomb Agency dedicated to helping families and individuals with limited incomes. If you qualify, they may help with rent, mortgage and/or utilities, food, etc. Part of the documentation they need are your eviction or shutoff notice, or information on whatever you need, and your DHS Decision Letter referred to in #1 above.Market Street Mt. Clemens, MI 48043 (586) 469-6964 www.macombcountymi.gov/mccsa
The Good Shepherd Coalition is a group of churches and agencies, (i.e. the Salvation Army). To see them, you may need a reference from the Community Action Center (MCCSA). The Decision Letter referred to in #1 above may be required.33222 Groesbeck (between 14 and 15 Mile Roads) Fraser, MI 48026 Phone: (586-415-8100) Fax: (586-415-8191)
The Hope Center (586-294-4673) This is a group of other charities in the same building as The Good Shepherd Coalition. They offer food, job counseling, referrals to housing services etc.
The United Way: Call (211) or (800) 552-1183. This organization tries to help with food, rent, senior services, etc. They are available by phone 24 hrs, 7 days a week. They can also refer you to groups in our area that have food pantries.
St. Michael’s has an Unemployment Support Group. It is run by our Deacon Larry. They meet weekly and may be able to help in your job search . He also runs a service called “Honey Do Ministries”. This Service tries to help unemployed people earn a little money. To do this, he tries to match them with people in the area who can use a little help around their office or home. Call the Church to contact Deacon Larry (586) 247-0020. Be prepared to leave him a message. The office may be able to give you the date and location of the next Unemployment Group meeting.
The Clinton Township Library – (586) 226-5020 If you do not have access to a computer, this library has some that you can use for internet job searches, etc. It is located at Canal and Romeo Plank Road.
MCREST: This is a coalition of Churches that offers sleeping arrangements for homeless people for a thirty (30) day period. Each Church offers the participants a safe place to sleep for one week. For any week, there are usually 40 to 60 people. They are fed an evening meal and breakfast. A bagged lunch may also be provided. Each Church has its own resources and offers whatever extra help they can. The MCREST organization also offers extra help such as some medical, and some counseling.The MCREST Office 20415 Erin Drive Roseville, MI (586) 415-5101
The office is located between Little Mack and Gratiot; and between 13 Mile and Masonic, between Sam’s Club and the Super 8 Motel (west of this).
The Office HOURS are 7 days a week from 1:00 to 4:00.