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The listings on this page were accidently deleted this winter by my server.....and are being added on as I have time.  Very sorry for the inconvenience! 
Please go to the "Youth Programs" page and the "Summer Camps" page (connected to the first page) for camp resources for disabled children AND adults!

This page was last updated: October 24, 2014
Please click on this link to be taken to the "Helper Animals" Resource Page!
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Social Security Now has Online Services Available!

Website:  www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount
People age 18 and older who are NOT receiving benefits can sign up for a My Social Security account to get a personalized online Social Security statement (rather than having to wait to receive one once a year as was previously done).  The online Statement provides eligible workers with secure and convenient access to their Social Security earnings and benefit information and estimates of future benefits they can use to plan for their possible disability and/or retirement.  In addition, the portal also includes links to information about other online services, such as applications for retirement, disability and Medicare.  


VETERANS 


We’re excited to announce a new resource for the SOAR community to help end Veteran homelessness by 2015. Increasing access to SSI/SSDI is a critical step to achieving income and housing stability for Veterans who have disabling conditions. Using the SOAR model, Veterans are able to access Social Security disability benefits in an average of three months, which opens up new housing opportunities and reduces their future risk of homelessness. Additionally, access to Medicaid and Medicare through Social Security disability benefits leads to better health outcomes for Veterans experiencing or at-risk for homelessness.

We encourage you to connect with your local VA and Veterans Service Organizations to expand SOAR outreach to Veterans. We are available to answer any questions and help 
you foster these relationships.  For more information, go to http://soarworks.prainc.com



NICE TO KNOW!  

Did you know there is a "Medical Alert Restroom Access Required" card you can get? 
This card is associated with Ally's Law, a law that has been passed in 12 states so far,
and is for people with illnesses such as Crohn's, IBS, Colitis, etc. The law states that people 
with these illnesses cannot be denied access to a restroom, even if the restroom is not for public use, for employees only, etc.  Just wanted to spread the word for those of you who might be affected and don't know about this law or this card.  Website:  www.myIBD.org 


National Resource Directory
Learn more about the FREE assistive technology available to wounded warriors and disabled veterans through the Computer / Electronic Accommodations Program (CAP). You can access more information about CAP directly from the NRD:
https://www.nrd.gov/viewResource?id=12745252




LOAN CLOSET RESOURCES:

Michigan Loan Closets
Email:  janice@MichiganLoanClosets.us 
Website:  www.MichiganLoanClosets.us
The website directory lists loan closets (and some ramp programs) by county.  Information
is updated continually.  The website was created to help people in need, or someone acting on their behalf, quickly find the equipment they need. 


NOTE:   Also call the following organizations in YOUR area as many have Loan Closets too!  
City Hall / Recreation Department / Senior Center / Churches / VFW's / American Legions /
Local Hospitals, etc.



IN-HOME CARE FOR THE DISABLED AND/OR ELDERLY

The Information Center
20500 Eureka Rd.  #110
Taylor MI  48180
Phone: 734-282-7171
Email:  info@infocenter.info
Website:  www.infocenter.info
Those who are eligible for Medicaid or are elderly or disabled, may qualify for assistance in receiving long-term in-home care. The Information Center is a certified MI Choice Medicaid Waiver agent. The program is an option for eligible people to receive long-term care services in their home, such as homemaking, personal care, meals and more. It is available statewide to the elderly, ages 65 and older, or the physically disable, ages 18 and older. Financial and medical eligibility requirements must be met. Gross monthly income cannot exceed $2,130. 


Community Living Services, Inc.  (CLS)     
35425 Michigan Avenue
Wayne  MI  48184
Phone:  734-467-7600  OR  866-381-7600
Website:  www.comlivserv.com
Offers a wide variety of services that promotes health and wellbeing for older adults and adults with disabilities by providing community based in-home support services such as 
In-home Care.  Also has the Nursing Facility Transition Program and Adult Day Care Services. 


Lutheran Social Services of Michigan        
8131 E. Jefferson Ave.
Detroit, MI 48214
Phone: 313-823-7700
Email:  info@lssm.org
Website:  www.lssm.org
Provides home care services to people of all ages living in their own homes as well 
as statewide counseling on medical and non-medical home care services. Also provides subsidized apartments for seniors and persons with disabilities. Also operates senior 
& nursing homes.



DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT  RESOURCES:

GOALS Vocational Training Program  (Growing Our Achievements for Life Success)
Phone:  734-331-0041
Email:  GOALSpccs@gmail.com
Website:  www.GOALspccs.com
The GOALS Program is a vocational and life skill-based training program for young adults between the ages of 18-26. The program is based in downtown Plymouth, that serves young adults from Plymouth, Canton and Northville. The program helps student explore as well as build skills in Employment, Recreation Leisure, Post-Secondary Education, and Community Participation, to become successful members of their community.


AARP Foundation / SCSEP
15100 Northline  Room #157
Southgate MI  48195
Phone: 734-281-2470
Website:  www.aarp.org/foundation
Senior Community Service Employment Program is a work-training program for persons 
55 and over under Title V of the Older Americans Act. 




HELPFUL AGENCIES & THEIR SERVICES!


METRO DETROIT & DETROIT

American Red Cross--Lifeline Program
100 Mack Ave.
PO Box 44110
Detroit MI  48244
Phone: 313-680-9933
Website:  www.semredcross.org
One of the programs offered is Philips Lifeline, a personal medical alert program 
designed to help people live safe and independently in their own homes.  Assistance 
is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.


ALS of Michigan   ("Lou Gehrig's Disease")
24359 Northwestern Hwy.  #100
Southfield MI  48075
Phone:  800-882-5764
Website:  www.alsofmichigan.org
Resources for individuals and families dealing with ALS-Lou Gehrig's Disease. 
Support groups, equipment loan closet, Respite Care, social work.  


Adult Well-Being Services
1423 Field Street
Detroit MI  48214
Phone: 313-924-7860
Website:  www.awbs.org
Community-based nonprofit organization providing comprehensive services to older 
adults, adults with developmental disabilities and their families in S.E. Michigan.




LENAWEE COUNTY 

ALS of Michigan   ("Lou Gehrig's Disease")
24359 Northwestern Hwy.  #100
Southfield MI  48075
Phone:  800-882-5764
Website:  www.alsofmichigan.org
Resources for individuals and families dealing with ALS-Lou Gehrig's Disease. 
Support groups, equipment loan closet, Respite Care, social work.  



MACOMB COUNTY

ALS of Michigan, Inc.         
24359 Northwestern Hwy.,  Suite 100
Southfield  MI  48075 
Phone:  800-882-5764
Website:  www.alsofmichigan.org 
Resources for individuals and families dealing with ALS-Lou Gehrig's Disease. 
Support groups, equipment loan closet, Respite Care, social work.  



MONROE COUNTY

Comprehensive Services for the Developmentally Disabled, Inc.
98 Winchester Street
Monroe MI  48161
Phone: 734-241-7011
Website:  www.csdd.org
CSDD offers a variety of services for persons residing in S.E. Michigan with physical 
and developmental disabilities including traumatic brain injury.  Also offers program 
options for adults with developmental disabilities and mental illnesses. 


Friends Who Care
15268 S. Dixie Hwy.,  Suite 101
Monroe MI  48161
Phone: 734-240-0520
Nursing, personal care, homemaking and respite care. 


Monroe Community Opportunity Program (MCOP)
1140 S. Telegraph Road
Monroe MI  48161
Phone: 734-241-2775
Website:  www.monroecountyop.org
Home Chore:  Assists those 60 or older with home maintenance tasks that include
lawn mowing, cleaning, gutters, minor carpentry, shoveling snow, minor electrical, 
plumbing repairs and installing storm windows and air conditioners to improve safety 
inside and outside 
AND
Home Injury Control:  includes shower chairs, grab bars, bathtub rails, toilet seat risers 
and rails, smoke alarms, hand-held showers, safe lighting and non-skid surfacing.
AND
Resource Advocacy: Community Resource Handbook distribution / Medicare D 
enrollment / Tax credits / Medicaid & Medicare application /Senior fuel and unmet 
emergency needs
AND
Senior Emergency Utility Services:  Assistance is available for those 60 and older 
with current gas, propane or electric bills during a time of hardship.
AND
Temporary Ramp Program: Temporary portable aluminum ramps to those age 60 
and older.  Monthly lease according to household income.  
AND
Transportation:  Provides reliable transportation to non-emergency medical appointments and treatments for senior and non-senior Monroe County residents with disabilities for chronic medical conditions.  Available throughout S.E. Michigan and Toledo with one-week notice preferred. 


ALS of Michigan, Inc.         
24359 Northwestern Hwy.,  Suite 100
Southfield  MI  48075 
Phone:  800-882-5764
Website:  www.alsofmichigan.org 
Resources for individuals and families dealing with ALS-Lou Gehrig's Disease. 
Support groups, equipment loan closet, Respite Care, social work.  





OAKLAND COUNTY


ALS of Michigan, Inc.         
24359 Northwestern Hwy.,  Suite 100
Southfield  MI  48075 
Phone:  800-882-5764
Website:  www.alsofmichigan.org 
Resources for individuals and families dealing with ALS-Lou Gehrig's Disease. 
Support groups, equipment loan closet, Respite Care, social work.  






WASHTENAW COUNTY

ALS of Michigan, Inc.         
24359 Northwestern Hwy.,  Suite 100
Southfield  MI  48075 
Phone:  800-882-5764
Website:  www.alsofmichigan.org 
Resources for individuals and families dealing with ALS-Lou Gehrig's Disease. 
Support groups, equipment loan closet, Respite Care, social work.