Outreach and Support Services

If you are struggling or in need of housing, food, mental health, or other assistance, refer to this list of resources available in the metro-Detroit area.

Food Assistance

Active Faith Food Pantry

401 S. Washington St., South Lyon

(248) 437-9790 x18, available Monday, Wednesday, or Thursday between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Bridge MI

Assistance with food and diapers and free internet for low-income individuals. Visit their website for more services and the Bridge application.

Canton City Offices

1150 S. Canton Center Rd., Canton

(734) 394-5440

Capuchin Soup Kitchen

1820 Mt. Elliot, Detroit

(313) 579-2100 x1199

Food pantry is open and soup kitchen is serving meals to-go.

Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan

Varying locations.

855-882-2736 (CCSEM)

Catholic Charities provides information on the All Saints Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry in Detroit and La Casa Amiga Food Pantry in Pontiac.

Food Bank of Eastern Michigan

2300 Lapeer Rd., Flint

Dial 211

Distribution locations and information are available here.

Forgotten Harvest

Locations and phone numbers vary

Search the map with your ZIP code and call a pantry before you arrive.

Gleaners Food Bank

Distribution sites and partner agencies vary

Search the map with your ZIP code and call a pantry before you arrive.

Harvest Loves

6420 N. Newburgh Rd., Westland

Call (734)895-3280 x3 on the third Saturday of the month.

John Bolde Memorial

34646 Sims Rd., Wayne

Call (734) 326-2234 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and noon. Food is given through glass doors and there is no public entry.

La Casa Amiga

76 Williams St., Pontiac

(248) 338-4250 x 3700

Contact Liz at the number above to arrange food services during the crisis. The food pantry is open by appointment only.

Lighthouse

46156 Woodward Ave., Pontiac

(248) 920-6100

5850 Dixie Hwy., Clarkston

(248) 920-6000 x4403

Use their website to arrange food deliveries to your home. Lighthouse will respond to phone calls and bring needs to your car. Open 9:30 - 3:00 Monday through Friday.

Michigan.gov

Locations vary.

Individuals above the age of 60 may register for help with meals, deliveries, or check-ins. Request meal delivery here.

Open Door Ministires

4301 S. Lilley Rd., Canton

Leave a message at (734) 397-1777 x4 and they'll return your call.

Pantrynet.org

Locations and phone numbers vary

Search the map with your ZIP code and call a pantry before you arrive.

St. John Episcopal Food Pantry

574 Sheldon Rd., Plymouth

Call (610) 733-8839 for a curbside pickup Tuesday or Thursday between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

St. Joseph Center of Hope

222 Colonial Dr., Monroe

(734) 357-8880

Serving three clients at a time, the center is assisting with emergency food boxes through the St. John's Pantry as well as having naloxone kits that can also be provided to those in need.

Trinity Presbyterian Food Pantry

10101 W. Ann Arbor Rd., Plymouth

Call (734) 459-9557 Monday, Tuesday, or the third Saturday of the month from 9:30 a.m. to noon. One week after you register you'll receive one month's supply of food.

Mental Health and Counseling

Alcoholics Anonymous

Serving individuals with substance abuse. Call the hotline at 800-241-4949 or visit their local website for meeting information.

The Angel House

26150 Five Mi. Rd., Redford Charter Twp.

(313) 694-3093

A Christian-based shelter providing counseling, support, and assistance in helping women leave their abusers. Find more information on their Facebook page.

Archdiocese of Detroit

(313) 237-5894

The archdiocesan office of Marriage and Family Life is providing marriage coaching to couples struggling during the pandemic. More information is also available here.

Bridge MI

Updated Coronavirus information and resources, unemployment information and application, bill assistance, housing and mortgage relief, and mental health assistance. Assistance with food and diapers and free internet for low-income individuals. Visit their website for more services and the Bridge application.

Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan

(248) 548-4044 ext. 3116

Catholic Charities provides a range of services from behavioral health to senior outreach and beyond, as well as governmental Covid-19 resources.

Catholic Therapists

Authentically Catholic mental and emotional formed on the belief that a good model of mental health must necessarily include the spiritual aspect of the human person. More information available on their website.

Community Mental Health

A public agency providing support and crisis services to residents of mid-Michigan. Find more information on their website.

Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network

A healthcare safety net organization that provides access to a full array of integrated services that facilitate individuals to maximize their level of function and create opportunities for quality of life. Call the hotline at 800-241-4949 or find more information on their website.

Faithful Counseling

A paid resource providing professional mental health counseling from a biblical perspective. Individuals can fill out a questionnaire about their prayer life, whether they want prayer involved in their counseling sessions, and what's causing them to seek assistance. Visit their website for more information.

First Step

44567 Pinetree Dr., Plymouth

Provides free and confidential services to help survivors of domestic or sexual violence overcome lack of intervention, feelings of fear and physical danger, and the financial and emotional barriers that individuals often face when seeking help. Call the emergency hotline at (734) 722-6800 or visit their website.

HAVEN

801 Vanguard Dr., Pontiac

Provides shelter, counseling, court advocacy, and support of individuals living in unsafe environments. Visit their website to chat with someone or call the emergency hotline at (248) 334-1274.

Pastoral Solutions Institute

Catholic telecounseling for those suffering from anxiety, fear, family or marriage issues, and more. Visit their website for more information.

South Oakland Shelter

1805 W 12 Mi Rd., Lathrup Village

(248) 920-6000 x5500

Lighthouse and the South Oakland Shelter join to respond to poverty, provide stability for economically challenged households, and help end homelessness. Find more information on their website.

Counselors:

Iklas Bashi, MA LPC: Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Life Coach, Speaker and Writer and Founder of The Glorious Unfolding, LLC private practice. Call (248) 366-4934.

Dr. Timothy Hogan: Helps individuals and couples learn to stop wasting energy disconnecting and start using their energy to build safety, transform desire, and deepen connections. Call (734) 502-5447.

Karen Yurko, PhD: Dr. Yurko has over 20 years of experience with a variety of clinical issues, and specializes in adolescent psychology with extensive experience in anxiety disorders.

Housing and Shelter Assistance

The Angel House

26150 Five Mi. Rd., Redford Charter Twp.

(313) 694-3093

A Christian-based shelter providing counseling, support, and assistance in helping women leave their abusers. Find more information on their Facebook page.

Bridge MI

Updated Coronavirus information and resources, unemployment information and application, bill assistance, housing and mortgage relief, and mental health assistance. Assistance with food and diapers and free internet for low-income individuals. Visit their website for more services and the Bridge application.

Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan (CCSEM)

(248) 548-4044 ext. 3116

Contact Andrea at the number above for shelter from domestic violence. For additional housing resources, refer to the Catholic Charities website.

Community Housing Network

5505 Corporate Dr. Ste. 300, Troy

(248) 928-0111

196 N. Rose Street, Suite 30, Mt. Clemens

(586) 221-5900

Provides housing and housing resources for low-income individuals, people with disabilities, people facing homelessness, and other vulnerable individuals in the metro-Detroit area. Find more information on their website.

First Step

44567 Pinetree Dr., Plymouth

Provides free and confidential services to help survivors of domestic or sexual violence overcome lack of intervention, feelings of fear and physical danger, and the financial and emotional barriers that individuals often face when seeking help. Call the emergency hotline at (734) 722-6800 or visit their website.

HAVEN

801 Vanguard Dr., Pontiac

Provides shelter, counseling, court advocacy, and support of individuals living in unsafe environments. Visit their website to chat with someone or call the emergency hotline at (248) 334-1274.

Journey to Housing

6466 N Evangeline St, Dearborn Heights

(734) 756-0219

A special work of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Journey to Housing helps families find suitable housing and provides life-skills training to promote fiscal and emotional self-sufficiency.

South Oakland Shelter

1805 W 12 Mi Rd., Lathrup Village

(248) 920-6000 x5500

Lighthouse and the South Oakland Shelter join to respond to poverty, provide stability for economically challenged households, and help end homelessness. Find more information on their website.


Pregnancy/Family Support

Care Pregnancy Center

308 N Broad St., Adrian

(517) 263-5701

Provides free pregnancy testing, parenting skills education, material assistance, and referrals to additional support. Visit their website for more information.

Compassion Pregnancy Center

37540 Gratiot Ave., Clinton Twp.

Call 586-783-9620

Text (313) 583-9770

Hotline 800 712- HELP (4357)

Provides free pregnancy tests, counseling, and baby supplies for up to 24 months. More information available on their website.

Mary's Mantle

P.O. Box 115, Bloomfield Hills

(248) 736-5338

A support network for homeless expectant women. Mary's Mantle provides assistance for the emotional, spiritual, physical, and educational well-being of both mother and child.

Mother and Unborn Baby Care

(248) 559-7440

Provides lifesaving assistance through virtual appointments/peer counseling, material support for clients in our program, and referrals to other resources such as pro-life medical providers. Find more information on their website.

Guadalupe Workers

67919 8 W Eight Mile Road, South Lyon

(734) 262-6779

Guadalupe Workers is an organization that provides diverse support for women experiencing unplanned pregnancies. More information available here.

Hope After Abortion

A resource for persons grieving after abortions. Visit the website for resources, testimonials, prayer requests, and other assistance.

Oxford Pregnancy Center

35 N. Washington St., Oxford

Call (248) 969-2177

Text (248) 564-1917

24-hour hotline 800-712 HELP (4357)

Opens on April 30. Their website details services and resources including testing, ultrasounds, adoption referrals, and additional support and information.

Problem Pregnancy Center

24500 Southfield Rd., Southfield

Call (248) 559-7440

Text (248) 379-4843

Problem Pregnancy Center provides tests, ultrasounds, counseling, and other support for high school and college students in Wayne and Oakland Counties.

Project Rachel

12 State Street, Detroit

(888) 722-4355

An organization providing healing after abortion. More information available on their website.

Redford Pregnancy Center

25545 W. Five Mi. Rd., Redford

24 hour hotline (313) 952-2147

Offices are closed but women may still call the 24-hour hotline at (313) 952-2147 for assistance. Visit their website for more information.

Government Relief

Bridge MI

855-275-6424

Updated Coronavirus information and resources, unemployment information and application, bill assistance, housing and mortgage relief, and mental health assistance. Assistance with food and diapers and free internet for low-income individuals. Visit their website for more services and the Bridge application.

Family Independence Program (FIP)

855-275-6424

Provides temporary cash assistance for eligible pregnant women and low-income families with minor children. For eligibility and application information, visit their website.

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Provides assistance to disadvantaged households in meeting energy costs. Contact: Local DHS Offices or Home Heating Energy Assistance (800) 292-5650 or the Home Heating Credit (517) 636-4486. Learn more here.

Medicaid

855-275-6424

A health insurance program that provides medical and health-related services to eligible Michigan residents. More information available here.

Michigan Child Development and Care (CDC)

866-990-3227

A program that offers childcare help to parents who meet eligibility requirements. Find more information on their website.

Michigan Child Support Program

Provides paternity establishment, child support order establishment, health insurance, order enforcement and collection Find more information on their website.

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

Find information relating to physical and behavior health, assistance, and programs on the MDHHS website.

Michigan Head Start

(517) 374-6472

Comprehensive child development programs serving low-income children and their families. Find more information here.

Michigan Home Heating Credit Program

(517) 373-3740

Offers support for heating costs on eligible Michigan households based on income, number of exemptions and household heating costs. Additional information available here.

Michigan Housing Voucher Program

Helps eligible low-income households lease privately owned rental units from participating landlords. Find more information on their website or call your local public housing authority.

Michigan MiChild Program (MiChild)

855-275-6424

Offers health care coverage for eligible uninsured children of Michigan’s working families. Explore the options on their website.

Michigan Public Housing

Provides safe, decent, and affordable rental units for eligible low-income residents. Find resources and information here or call your local public housing authority.

Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS)

Provides training and employment for persons with disabilities. Refer to their website for more information

Michigan Disability Assistance (SDA)

855-275-6424

Provides cash assistance to disabled individuals. More information available here.

Michigan State Emergency Relief Program (SER)

(517) 373-3740

A crisis intervention program that provides assistance for energy-related expenses such as heating fuel, electricity and home repairs. Visit their website for eligibility, resources, and additional information.

Michigan Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)

(517) 373-3740

Provides free home energy conservation services to low-income Michigan homeowners and renters to reduce energy use and lower utility bills. More information available on their website.

Michigan Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

(517) 241-5353

Provides healthy meals and snacks to children and adults receiving day care.

Michigan Food Assistance Program (FAP)

855-275-6424

Monthly food stamp benefits to help low-income people and families buy the food they need for good health. Visit the MI Bridges website to apply for assistance.


Michigan National School Lunch Program (NSL)

Locations vary.

(517) 373-3324

Provides low-cost or free lunches to school children. Visit their website for guidelines and resources.

Michigan Senior Market Fresh Project (FRESH)

Locations vary.

(517) 373-8230

Provides low-income seniors with special coupons to buy fresh, nutritious fruits, vegetables, and herbs from authorized farmers’ markets. Information and resources are available here.

Michigan School Breakfast Program (SBP)

(517) 373-3324

Provides low-cost or free meals to school children. Visit their website for guidelines, resources, and application information.

Michigan Special Milk Program

(517) 373-3324

Offers milk to children in schools, childcare institutions, and eligible camps. Visit their website for guidance.


Michigan Summer Food Assistance Program (SFAP)

(517) 373-3324

Provides low-cost or free meals and snacks to help low-income children in the summer months. Visit their website for guidelines, resources, and application information.

Michigan Telephone Assistance Program (Lifeline)

800-292-9555

Offers discounts on basic monthly service for qualified telephone customers. Find out more about assistance here.

Michigan Supplemental Nutrition Program (WIC)

855-275-6424

Nutrition education to help make healthy choices, breastfeeding support, and healthcare referrals. Find more information on their website.

Supplemental Security Income

Federal program that provides a monthly payment to low income persons who are aged, blind or disabled. Disability determination is done by DHS on behalf of the Federal Government. More information available here.



Domestic Violence Support

The Angel House

26150 Five Mi. Rd., Redford Charter Twp.

(313) 694-3093

A Christian-based shelter providing counseling, support, and assistance in helping women leave their abusers. Find more information on their Facebook page.

First Step

44567 Pinetree Dr., Plymouth

Provides free and confidential services to help survivors of domestic or sexual violence overcome lack of intervention, feelings of fear and physical danger, and the financial and emotional barriers that individuals often face when seeking help. Call the emergency hotline at (734) 722-6800 or visit their website.

HAVEN

801 Vanguard Dr., Pontiac

Provides shelter, counseling, court advocacy, and support of individuals living in unsafe environments. Visit their website to chat with someone or call the emergency hotline at (248) 334-1274.

South Oakland Shelter

1805 W 12 Mi Rd., Lathrup Village

(248) 920-6000 x5500

Lighthouse and the South Oakland Shelter join to respond to poverty, provide stability for economically challenged households, and help end homelessness. Find more information on their website.

Turning Point

PO Box 1123, Mt. Clemens

24 hour hotline (586) 463-6990

Provides shelter, counseling, and advocacy for victims of domestic and sexual violence. More information, resources, and services available on their website.

Give Time, Treasure, or Talent

American Red Cross

Email Diane Risko or visit their website to set up a blood drive or locate a drive to donate.

Archdiocese of Detroit

Supports families, communities, vocations, parishes, and schools. You may give either to a specific parish or to the archdiocese by visiting give.aod.org.

Catholic Foundation of Michigan

Donate to the Catholic Foundation's Faithful Response Fund for COVID-19.

Michigan.gov

This website gives you the opportunity to donate money, blood, or materials, to volunteer with the elderly, or to serve as an election worker, a healthcare administrator volunteer, a healthcare student volunteer, a medical volunteer, a public health volunteer, or a state volunteer.

St. Aloysius Neighborhood Services

This ministry is in need of volunteers to sew masks that will be distributed to the at-risk Detroit community. Masks do not need to be medical grade, but they should provide some protection. To help, email Chris Leach.

Prayer and Spiritual Support

Covid-19 : Prayer for Solidarity


For all who have contracted coronavirus,
We pray for care and healing.

For those who are particularly vulnerable,
We pray for safety and protection.

For all who experience fear or anxiety,
We pray for peace of mind and spirit.

For affected families who are facing difficult decisions between food on the table or public safety,
We pray for policies that recognize their plight.

For those who do not have adequate health insurance,
We pray that no family will face financial burdens alone.

For those who are afraid to access care due to immigration status,
We pray for recognition of the God-given dignity of all.

For our brothers and sisters around the world,
We pray for shared solidarity.

For public officials and decision-makers,
We pray for wisdom and guidance.

Father, during this time may your Church be a sign of hope, comfort and love to all.
Grant peace.
Grant comfort.
Grant healing.
Be with us, Lord.

Amen.

Seven Themes of Catholic Social Teaching

The Church's social teaching is a rich treasure of wisdom about building a just society and living lives of holiness amidst the challenges of modern society. Modern Catholic social teaching has been articulated through a tradition of papal, conciliar, and episcopal documents. The depth and richness of this tradition can be understood best through a direct reading of these documents. In these brief reflections, we highlight several key themes that are at the heart of our Catholic social tradition.

Life and Dignity of the Human Person

The Catholic Church proclaims that human life is sacred and that the dignity of the human person is the foundation of a moral vision for society. This belief is the foundation of all the principles of our social teaching. In our society, human life is under direct attack from abortion and euthanasia. The value of human life is being threatened by cloning, embryonic stem cell research, and the use of the death penalty. The intentional targeting of civilians in war or terrorist attacks is always wrong. Catholic teaching also calls on us to work to avoid war. Nations must protect the right to life by finding increasingly effective ways to prevent conflicts and resolve them by peaceful means. We believe that every person is precious, that people are more important than things, and that the measure of every institution is whether it threatens or enhances the life and dignity of the human person.

Call to Family, Community, and Participation

The person is not only sacred but also social. How we organize our society -- in economics and politics, in law and policy -- directly affects human dignity and the capacity of individuals to grow in community. Marriage and the family are the central social institutions that must be supported and strengthened, not undermined. We believe people have a right and a duty to participate in society, seeking together the common good and well-being of all, especially the poor and vulnerable.

Rights and Responsibilities

The Catholic tradition teaches that human dignity can be protected and a healthy community can be achieved only if human rights are protected and responsibilities are met. Therefore, every person has a fundamental right to life and a right to those things required for human decency. Corresponding to these rights are duties and responsibilities--to one another, to our families, and to the larger society.

Option for the Poor and Vulnerable

A basic moral test is how our most vulnerable members are faring. In a society marred by deepening divisions between rich and poor, our tradition recalls the story of the Last Judgement (Mt 25:31-46) and instructs us to put the needs of the poor and vulnerable first.

The Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers

The economy must serve people, not the other way around. Work is more than a way to make a living; it is a form of continuing participation in Gods creation. If the dignity of work is to be protected, then the basic rights of workers must be respected--the right to productive work, to decent and fair wages, to the organization and joining of unions, to private property, and to economic initiative.

Solidarity

We are one human family whatever our national, racial, ethnic, economic, and ideological differences. We are our brothers and sisters keepers, wherever they may be. Loving our neighbor has global dimensions in a shrinking world. At the core of the virtue of solidarity is the pursuit of justice and peace. Pope Paul VI taught that if you want peace, work for justice.1 The Gospel calls us to be peacemakers. Our love for all our sisters and brothers demands that we promote peace in a world surrounded by violence and conflict.

Care for God's Creation

We show our respect for the Creator by our stewardship of creation. Care for the earth is not just an Earth Day slogan, it is a requirement of our faith. We are called to protect people and the planet, living our faith in relationship with all of Gods creation. This environmental challenge has fundamental moral and ethical dimensions that cannot be ignored.

This summary should only be a starting point for those interested in Catholic social teaching. A full understanding can only be achieved by reading the papal, conciliar, and episcopal documents that make up this rich tradition. For a copy of the complete text of Sharing Catholic Social Teaching: Challenges and Directions (No. 5-281) and other social teaching documents, call 800-235-8722.