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.
Wayne Metropolitan CAA
7310 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48202
CALL CENTER: 313-388-9799 or 734-284-6999
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.
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.
Detroit Area Agency on Aging: Region 1A
Service Ares: Cities: Detroit, the five Grosse Pointes, Hamtramck, Harper Woods and Highland Park
1333 Brewery Park
Detroit., MI 48207
The Senior Alliance
Service Area: All of Wayne County except those areas served by region 1A
5454 Venoy Rd.
Wayne, MI 48184
General Phone: 734-722-2830 / 800-815-1112
Office Hours: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Julie's List This 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.
MICHIGAN HELPING HAND
This 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.
Southwest Counseling Solutions
Southwest Solutions offers help in so many areas: couseling and wellness, early childhood, education, homeless services, veteran services, employment, housing and so much more.
Check their contact page for the various services and phone numbers.
Administration - main office
5716 Michigan Avenue, Suite 3000
Detroit, MI 48210
The Information Center
TIC is a private, non-profit organization that has been providing information and referrals to residents of SE Michigan since 1975. They maintain an extensive list of resources in
The Senior Resource Guide
Maintained by TIC, this is a detailed guide of all resources available to seniors in SE Michigan. Good place to start if you are helping senior.