GENERAL FINANCIAL RESOURCES
Please note that you will also want to check out various other webpages on this website 
such as  "Rent & Mortgage Assistance""Utility Assistance""Food Resources", etc.  

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a federally-assisted meal program 
operating in public and non-profit private schools and residential child-care. It 
provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to eligible children each 
school day.

The School Breakfast Program (SBP) is a federally-assisted meal program operating 
in public and non-profit private schools and residential child-care institutions. It provides 
nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free breakfasts to eligible children each school day.

Contact your child's school to see if you qualify and to obtain the necessary paperwork 
or go to https://www.fns.usda.gov/nslp


DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES

Find on the website below your district office and call your district office 
for an intake appointment and documentation requirements on Mondays 
thru Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Financial assistance, food stamps, 
medical assistance, home energy assistance. (if you arrive at the DHS 
office before 11 a.m., you are guaranteed to be seen that day....do NOT 
go on Wednesdays!)
Website: https://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7-339-71547---,00.html

You can now apply online and save a trip to the office!  
https://newmibridges.michigan.gov/s/isd-landing-page?language=en_US

In addition to financial assistance, you may be eligible for the Food Assistance 
Program which supplements the food purchasing power of low-income individuals 
and families. D.H.S. determines eligibility for food assistance.

NOTE: A NEW program in 10 Michigan counties (the only county in this 
area is WAYNE) helps people age 60 or older get a Bridge Card to help 
pay for groceries! This new program called MiCAFE is offered by Elder 
Law of Michigan and local senior and community centers. MiCAFE stands 
for the Michigan Coordinated Access to Food for the Elderly.  
Please call 877-664-2233 or go to https://www.elderlawofmi.org/micafe

Generally, eligibility for food assistance depends on the financial situation 
of ALL members of the household group. All persons who live together 
and purchase & prepare food together are considered to be members of 
the same food assistance group.  


D.H.S.  EMERGENCY SERVICES OVERVIEW

The State Emergency Relief (SER) Program provides immediate help 
to individuals and families facing conditions of extreme hardship or for 
emergencies that threaten health and safety.Through a combination of 
direct financial assistance and contracts with a network of non-profit 
organizations such as the Salvation Army and local Community Action 
Organizations, SER helps low-income households meet emergency needs 
such as:

The SER program is primarily designed to maintain low-income households 
who are normally able to meet their needs but occasionally need help when 
unexpected emergency situations arise.The SER program is not an appropriate 
solution to ongoing or chronic financial difficulties. Only local D.H.S. experts 
should make eligibility determinations for this program due to many variables. 
Ask for details when turning in a completed application.
Website: https://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7-339-71547_5531---,00.html


Wayne County Health Department--WIC PROGRAM

Website: 
https://www.waynecounty.com/departments/hhvs/clinical/healthy-communities.aspx

WIC is the abbreviation for the Women, Infants, and Children Special Supplemental
Nutrition Program. This is a federally-funded program that serves low and moderate 
pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, infants, and children up to age 5 
who have a nutrition-related health problem. WIC offers coupons for nutritious foods 
purchased at supermarkets.  
Other free benefits include health screening, nutrition information, social service 
referrals and breast-feed support services. Applicants must meet income guidelines 
and be determined to have a nutritional and/or health risk to qualify for WIC. Contact 
your local health department above for assistance.


CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE

Depending on your income, you may be eligible for assistance or scholarships. 
Inquire at area daycare centers and also go to https://www.childcare.gov and 
click on "Paying for Child Care" to find out about state aid. 

If your family income is at or below levels established by the Michigan Department 
of Education,you may be eligible for help with child care costs. For example, a family 
of three with an income of less than $23,880 may qualify for partial payment of child 
care costs.Contact any local Department of Human Services office or your Great 
Start Regional Child Care Resource Center for assistance in the application process.  
For more details about the child development and care program, visit 
https://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,4615,7-140-63533_63534---,00.html

To find a licensed or registered child care provider in your area, visit 
https://www.greatstartconnect.org


Child Care Network                                            
(A member of the Michigan Community Coordinated Child Care (4C) Association)
Administrative Office:
3941 Research Park Dr.  Suite C
Ann Arbor, MI  48108
(located in the same building as the Center for Independent Living)
Phone: 734- 975-1840 
&
Monroe County Community Foundation Building 
28 S. Macomb 
Monroe, MI  48161
Phone: 734-243-7451
&
Lenawee County Human Services Building
1040 South Winter  Suite 2020
Adrian, MI  49221
Phone: 517-264-5324Email: ccn@childcarenetwork.org
Website: https://www.childcarenetwork.org
The Family Support Program helps low to moderate income families 
and families experiencing homelessness or a life crises to get access 
to quality child care through child care scholarships in order to maintain 
employment status and reach higher education goals.


CHILD SUPPORT RESOURCES 

Did you know The Friend of the Court in ALL of the Counties in the State 
of Michigan have forgiveness and matching programs for state-owed child 
support arrearages?  If the custodial parent of the child(ren) received public 
assistance, child support arrearages are typically owed to the State.The for-
giveness program will waive all of the State-owed arrearages and the matching 
program will reduce the state-owed arrearage by the same amount of the payment 
made to the custodial parent. (Any arrearages owed to the custodial parent are 
the property of that parent and only that parent can agree to waive arrearages,
accept a lower amount or enforce payment). The forms can be found on any of 
The Friend of the Court websites and do not require a fee or a hearing; just simply
fill them out and send them to The Friend of the Court in the County in which 
you owe the child support arrearages for processing. State-owed child support 
arrearages can be forgiven for a number of reasons such as prior incarceration, 
medical debt, currently residing with the children or custodial parent, disability 
and a variety of other reasons.  
If you have a legal matter, please feel free to contact Legal Aid & Defender 
Associationat 1-877-964-4700 to open a file. 


For other Child Support Resources, click on this link & go to this webpage!


EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

Monroe Community College Emergency Relief Fund
Monroe, MI 
Website: https://www.monroeccc.edu/foundation/emergencyrelief
The fund was created to help students with unexpected financial situations, 
such as those from the COVID-19 pandemic.The DTE Foundation has a $1,500 
grant to The Foundation at Monroe County Community College for MCCC’s 
Emergency Relief Fund. The fund was created this spring to help students 
with unexpected financial situations, such as those that may have resulted 
from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Scholarships from the Emergency Relief Fund – which range from $250 to $2,000-
have assisted students with technology needs, including new equipment, software 
and internet services; tuition and fee assistance; transportation; childcare costs; 
and more.These and other needs so they can remain in school and continue working 
toward their goals.”


GENERAL FINANCIAL RESOURCES 

Does The I.R.S. Owe You Money?
Phone: 800-829-1040
Website:  www.irs.gov   (click on the "Where's My Refund?" link)  
The I.R.S. has $1.4 million that it is trying to give to Michigan residents! 
The checks average $812.46 and couldn't be delivered by the Post Office
and were returned to the I.R.S. Have you moved since filing? You will need 
your Social Security number, filing status and your expected refund amount. 

Do You Have Unclaimed Property?
Phone: 517-636-5329 Monday thru Friday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Website: www.michigan.gov/unclaimedproperty 
The state of Michigan is holding millions of dollars in unclaimed property 
accounts; dormant bank accounts, uncashed checks, stock certificates, 
insurance policies and valuables left behind in safe deposit boxes. The 
State will return these assets to their original owners or legal heirs when 
rightfully claimed. There is also a link, "Missing Money" for those who 
have lived in other states!

Are You Forgetting About A Pension?
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation   
Phone: 1-800-400-7242                                            
Website: https://www.pbgc.gov
Are you one of the estimated 36,000 Americans who have money owed them 
from pension programs? Nearly $197 million in unclaimed pension benefits 
are waiting for their rightful owners. Just search by your name, state or 
company on the above federal agency site that insures more than 29,000 
pension plans in the event the employer files for bankruptcy or decides 
to terminate the plan.

AARP Benefits QuickLINK
Website: 
https://www.aarp.org/aarp-foundation/our-work/income/info-2012/public-
benefits-guide-senior-assistance1.html?migration=rdrct
Find free assistance for yourself, your kids and grandchildren at the this website 
that will connect you to other useful websites and enables you to download public 
benefit applications for everything from energy assistance, Medicaid and Medicare 
to children's health insurance and food assistance.

Top Class Actions Website          
Website: www.TopClassActions.com 
You could be a plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of you and other 
consumers. Hundreds of these lawsuits are won every year, which means you 
could be due for a refund. To see if you are eligible for any claims visit the website 
above! 

Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund     
31641 Prince
Alexandria, VA  22314 
Phone:  303-554-0007
Email:  fedshelpingfeds@feea.org 
Website:  www.FEEA.org 
The Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund (FEEA) is the only independent, 
nonprofit 501c3 organization devoted solely to providing emergency financial assistance 
and scholarships to our dedicated civilian federal and postal public servants and their 
families. FEEA also has a for-profit subsidiary, FEEA Childcare Services, which administers 
childcare subsidy programs on behalf of a number of federal agencies. 

USBG National Charity Foundation
2654 W Horizon Ridge Parkway
Suite B5   PMB 252
Henderson, NV  89052-2803   
Phone: 855-655-8724
Email: foundation@usbg.org
Website: https://www.usbgfoundation.org
BARTENDER EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
The purpose of the Bartender Emergency Assistance Program (BEAP) is to assist 
qualified bartenders, bar backs, and bar servers who are in need of financial assis-
tance as a result of a catastrophic event or an emergency hardship. 

Restaurant Workers Community Foundation 
Email: info@restaurantworkerscf.org
Website: https://www.restaurantworkerscf.org/covid19faq
We’re partnering with Southern Smoke Foundation to distribute our direct 
assistance funds. Southern Smoke is a nonprofit 501c3 crisis relief foundation 
based out of Houston that exists to do just that. It was created by James Beard 
Award-winning Chef Chris Shepherd of Underbelly Hospitality and Lindsey Brown 
of Lindsey Brown Public Relations to raise funds for charitable purposes, principally
for support and assistance for those in the food and beverage community and their 
suppliers during times of crisis. Southern Smoke has to date donated more than $1.6 
million—both directly to people in need via the Emergency Relief Fund and to organi-
zations that represent the needs of people in our industry. 

Another Road Another Rally
Email: info@AnotherRoundAnotherRally.org
Website: https://arar.wpengine.com
Hospitality workers are facing unprecedented hardships, but Another Round 
Another Rally is here to help. If you are a chef, server, bartender, dishwasher, 
sommelier, manager or someone who holds any other type of hospitality role, 
we’re here to lend a hand. We’re offering $500 relief grants for hospitality workers 
who lost their jobs or had their hours slashed in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. 
Also offers scholarships!

First Responders Children’s Foundation
38 East 32nd Street   Suite 602
New York, NY  10016
Phone:  646-822-4236
Email: Info@1stRCF.org
Website: https://1strcf.org
First Responders Children’s Foundation provides financial support to both 
children who have lost a parent in the line of duty as well as families enduring 
significant financial hardships due to tragic circumstances. First Responders 
Children’s Foundation also supports, promotes, and facilitates educational 
activities and programs created and operated by law enforcement and firefighting 
organizations whose purpose is to benefit children or the community at large.

PBA COVID-19 Relief Fund
Phone: 480-281-0424
Email:  info@probeauty.org
Website: 
https://www.probeauty.org/pba-charities/covid-19-relief-fund/landing-covid-
19-relief-fund
This fund will provide up to $500 to licensed beauty professionals who are 
unable to work due to the COVID-19. The funding is intended to be emergency
aid for short-time immediate needs such as food and bills.
https://www.probeauty.org/covid-relief-fund-application
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Disaster Relief Fund 
The PBA Disaster Relief Fund is there to help beauty industry professionals 
rebuild their lives following the devastation of natural disaster. 100% of funds 
donated go directly to beauty industry professionals. Professionals do not need 
to be a PBA member to apply or donate funds.

The Thin Blue Line of Michigan                
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 532133
Livonia, MI  48153
&
Physical Address:
13938 Inkster  Suite 400
Redford, MI  48239
Office Phone: 313-740-7678
Emergency Phone: 517-404-4805 (Legitimate Emergency Use Only) 
Scott L. Reinacher  (President): 313-740-7678,  scott@tblofmi.com
Severin E. Erickson  (Executive Director): 517-375-1761, severin@tblofmi.com
Website: https://www.tblofmi.com
The Thin Blue Line of Michigan is a non profit organization which exists 
to provide assistance in the areas of financial, legal, benefit recovery, 
counseling, funeral stipends, college stipends, medical costs, medical 
equipment and other areas of hardship to the families of injured, ill, dis-
abled or deceased members of Public Safety. This includes active or retired 
Law Enforcement Officers, Firefighters, Dispatchers, Corrections Officers, 
EMT, EMS, Administrative Clerks, and more. The Thin Blue Line will assist 
and support the families of injured, ill, or deceased Public Safety within the 
State of Michigan. Whether active or honorably retired, officers and their 
families are assured that The Thin Blue Line will aid them with financial, 
emotional, physical, and medical needs that arise upon the occasion of an 
officer's injury, illness, or death.

Stephen Siller TOWER TO TUNNEL FOUNDATION 
2361 Hylan Blvd. 
Staten Island, NY  10306
Phone: 718-987-1931
Email: Info@Tunnel2Towers.org
Website:  https://tunnel2towers.org 
THE GOLD STAR FAMILY HOME PROGRAM 
Launched in September 2018, honors the legacy of those made 
the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country. The Foundation 
will provide a 100 percent mortgage-free home to surviving spouses 
with young children.The Foundation is committed to raising $250 million 
to provide 1,000 homes to Gold Star Families.
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SMART HOMES 
Are you a Veteran with a severe service-connected disability that affects 
your mobility? The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation builds 
mortgage-free smart homes for our most catastrophically injured service 
members. Each home is custom designed to address the unique needs 
of each individual. Smart homes host a myriad of features such as auto-
mated doors and lighting, wider halls and doorways, special showers to 
accommodate wheelchairs, automatic door openers, cabinets, counters, 
and stove tops that can be raised and lowered, back-up generators, and 
central heating and air conditioning systems that can be controlled by 
tablets.These homes enable our most severely injured heroes’ live better, 
more independent lives.
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FALLEN FIRST RESPONDER HOME PROGRAM 
The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation is committed to ensuring 
we never forget the events of 9/11 and the sacrifices that were made and 
continue to be made by our first responders in the line of duty. Through 
the Fallen First Responder Home Program, Tunnel to Towers aims to pay 
off the mortgage on the family home of every law enforcement officer killed 
in the line of duty that leaves behind young children. It is the Foundation’s 
mission to provide these families with the stability and security that they 
so desperately need. By lifting this financial burden, promising their home 
will be theirs forever, we hope to offer some relief when tragedy strikes.

Detroit Firemen's Fund Association                       
1301Third  Suite 329
Detroit, MI  48226
Phone: 313-628-0099
Email: debbiefirefund@sbcglobal.net
Website: www.detroitfiremensfund.com 
The Detroit Firemen's Benevolent Fund is a 148 year old organization 
dedicated to serving catastrophically injured Detroit Firefighters, families 
of fallen firefighters, and our community. In addition to assisting families 
who are struggling with the death or life-altering injury of a firefighter, we 
help fund community events, block clean-ups, board-ups of vacant houses 
and college scholarships to promote higher education.

City of Southfield Emergency Assistance & General Problems        
Phone: 248-796-4546
Southfield residents experiencing particular types of financial 
need may be helped through the Southfield Human Services 
Department. An outreach caseworker can provide direct assistance 
or make a referral to an appropriate agency where other assistance 
may be received. Human Services caseworkers also make visits to 
residents who are home-bound and/or experiencing special difficulties. 
The case-workers can assist these residents in finding available resources
 for solving personal and practical problems. 

Modest Needs                     
120 E. 23rd   Floor 5
New York City, NY  10010
Email: doiqualify@modestneeds.org 
Website:  www.modestneeds.org
Founded in 2002, Modest Needs is a non-profit organization with a unique, 
threefold mission.  
Modest Needs exists:
1.  To responsibly provide short-term financial assistance 
to individuals and families in temporary crisis who, because 
they are working and live just above the poverty level, are 
ineligible for most types of conventional social assistance 
but who (like many of us) are living one or two lost paychecks 
away from the kind of financial catastrophe that eventually 
leads to homelessness;
2.  To lessen the burden of state and federal agencies charged 
with the care of the truly indigent by doing everything in our 
power to stop these at-risk households from slipping into the 
cycle of poverty, despite the burden posed by an unanticipated, 
emergency expense; and
3. To promote compassion and generosity on the part of individual 
persons living in the United States and Canada, the areas that we 
serve, by standing as a living testament to the power of human 
kindness to change lives, no matter how much (or how little) a person 
has to share.

Friends In Deed
1196 Ecorse 
Ypsilanti, MI  48198
Phone: 734-484-HELP (5335))
Email:  office@friendsindeedMI.org
Website: https://www.friendsindeedmi.org 
Friends In Deed has been around for a while. For over 35 years, 
we’ve worked to help our neighbors in need by filling in the cracks 
of assistance offered by other organizations and nonprofits in the 
community. In recent years, we expanded our focus. While we still 
have two program areas that help stabilize families in crisis, we now 
have a third program that focuses on building community to end poverty:
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Our Direct Assistance Program helps families prevent utility shut 
off, repair a car to get to work or medical appointments, obtain a 
prescription or other one-time medical need and more.
Our Furniture Program helps families obtain basic-needs furniture, 
including beds, kitchen tables and chairs, couches, etc.
Our Circles Program focuses on helping families to lift themselves 
out of poverty. 
Open to those in Washtenaw County!

Trinity Lutheran Church         
323 Scott 
Monroe, MI  48161 
Phone: 734-242-2308
Email: info@trinitylutheranmonroe.org
Website: https://www.tlcmonroe.org
& https://www.tlcmonroe.org/assistance-for-individuals
Trinity seeks to meet the needs of individuals in the area 
of food, clothing, and medical expenses. Individuals may 
apply for such assistance from Trinity's fund (Deinzer Fund.) 
For more information or help applying, contact Cheryl 
Everett. Open to those in Monroe County!

Michigan Parkinson Foundation
30400 Telegraph   Suite 150
Bingham Farms, MI  48025
Phone: 248-433-1011  or  800-852-9781 
Email: info@parkinsonsmi.org
Website: https://www.parkinsonsmi.org
Financial Assistance for Parkinson's Medication
Michigan Parkinson Foundation can assist people 
(financially qualified) with Parkinson's disease obtain 
some relief for PD medication cost (only certain medi-
cations apply).Qualified individuals must be a Michigan 
resident. We take into consideration not only annual 
income but how much you pay out of pocket for medical 
bills. Once you complete the application and meet all criteria, 
your medications will be mailed directly to you.
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In-Home Respite Financial Assistance 
Michigan Parkinson Foundation can provide people with 
Parkinson's disease financial assistance for in-home respite 
care. The family member must have physician diagnosed 
Parkinson’s disease and be referred to the MPF by a health 
care professional. 
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Out of the Home Respite Financial Assistance
Michigan Parkinson Foundation can provide people with
 Parkinson's disease financial assistance of up to $400 
per year at a respite care center of their choice. People 
applying for this program must have Parkinson's disease, 
be a resident of Michigan and attend a respite care program
in Michigan

Hill-Burton Free and Reduced-Cost Health Care
Health Resources and Services Administration
Dept. of Health & Human Services
Division of Facilities Compliance and Recovery
5600 Fishers Lane, Room 10C-16
Rockville, MD  20857
Phone: 1-800-638-0742
Website: 
https://www.hrsa.gov/get-health-care/affordable/hill-burton/index.html
You are eligible to apply for Hill-Burton free care 
if your income is at or below the current Federal 
Poverty Guidelines. You may be eligible for Hill-
Burton reduced-cost care if your income is as 
much as two times (triple for nursing home care) 
the HHS Poverty Guidelines. 
Facilities may require you to provide documentation 
that verifies your eligibility, such as proof of income.
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Care at Hill-Burton obligated facilities is not automatically 
free or reduced-cost. You must apply at the admissions or 
business office at an obligated facility and be found eligible 
to receive free or reduced-cost care. You may apply before 
or after you receive care — you may even apply after a bill 
has been sent to a collection agency
Only facility costs are covered, not your private doctors' bills.
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Some facilities may use different eligibility standards 
and procedures.They are identified on the Hill-Burton 
list of obligated facilities as PFCA, CFCA, UACA and 
515. Their programs may be called either a free care, 
charity care, discounted services, indigent care, etc.
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Hill-Burton facilities must post a sign in their admissions 
and business offices and emergency room that notifies 
the public that free and reduced-cost care is available. 
When you apply for Hill-Burton care, the obligated facility 
must provide you with a written statement that tells you 
what free or reduced-cost care services you will get or 
why you have been denied.

Yatoomas Foundation For The Kids
1900 S.Telegraph 
Bloomfield Hills, MI  48302
Phone:  888-987-KIDS (5437)
Email:  info@forthekidsfoundation.org
Website:  www.forthekidsfoundation.org
Non-Profit dedicated to providing guidance, stability, 
and financial assistance to families with children who 
have suddenly lost one or both parents.Some of the 
services offered are financial assistance & budgeting 
assistance, household maintenance & repair, car main-
tenance & repair, support groups & grief assistance, 
scholarships & tutorial services, vocational training & 
job placement, legal & accounting assistance. 

Michigan Loan Funds
United Cerebral Palsy of Michigan 
4970 Northwind   Suite 102 
East Lansing, MI  48823
Phone: 800-828-2714  / 517-203-1200
Website:  https://www.michiganloanfunds.org 
What can I purchase with my assistive technology loan?
You can purchase any item, piece of equipment, or device that 
will permit you to improve your independence and quality of life. 
Examples include: wheelchairs, scooters, hearing aids, vision 
aids, vehicle modifications, home modifications (e.g. ramps, 
widened doorways, roll-in showers), and much more.

World Medical Relief, Inc.
21725 Melrose Ave.
Southfield, MI  48075
Phone: 313-866-5333
Email:  info@worldmedicalrelief.org
Website:  www.worldmedicalrelief.org
Since the early 1990's, WMR has offered a durable medical 
equipment program, basic medical supply service and low-
cost adult briefs and underpads. People of all ages who have 
neither insurance nor financial means are able to receive this 
assistance. Currently we assist low-income persons 18 years 
of age and older and are un-insured or under-insured to receive
 prescription medication at a low cost. 
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No insurance? Need assistance with home health care equipment? 
WMR can help by providing items such as a hospital bed, wheelchair, 
walker, commode, to name a few. A referral and a one-time handling 
fee are required. 

Hebrew Free Loan of Metropolitan Detroit 
Max M. Fisher Federation Building
6735 Telegraph   Suite 300
Bloomfield Hills, MI  48301
Phone: 248-723-8184
Email: info@hfldetroit.org
Website: www.hfldetroit.org
At Hebrew Free Loan, we offer interest-free loans 
to Jewish individuals in the state of Michigan to 
fulfill a variety of financial needs. So, whether you’re 
struggling to pay your bills, looking for the funds to 
start your own business, or need help paying for your 
education, Hebrew Free Loan can help. 

Jewish Assistance Network 
Phone:  248-592-2650
Website:  http://jewishdetroit.org/jan
Whether it’s career counseling, an interest-free loan, 
hospice services or any other need, the Jewish Assis-
tance Network (JAN) can help. JAN provides a single 
point of contact for direct access to a coordinated 
network of community organizations that provide 
an array of important services.

ALANA'S FOUNDATION                          
5788 Burnham 
Bloomfield Hills, MI  48302
Email:  info@alanasfoundation.org
Website: https://www.alanasfoundation.org 
Alana's Foundation works year-round to provide influenza 
education and awareness with a focus on providing convenient 
and affordable flu vaccination options for all including school 
students, colleges & universities, medical clinics providing free
 medical care and other community outreach locations. In addition, 
since there is no possible way to predict how any one family will 
handle the loss of a child, we want to make sure that a family does 
not have to face it alone. To that end, we serve as a local resource 
for family support that may include references for grief counseling, 
short term financial support or assistance in fulfilling basic day to 
day needs.
RESOURCES WE PROVIDE:

Crossroads--Main Office
2424 W. Grand Blvd. 
Detroit, MI  48208
Phone: 313-831-2787
Website:  www.crossroadsofmichigan.org
AND
Crossroads Employment Offices
2424 W. Grand Blvd. 
Detroit, MI  48215
Phone: 313-831-2787
&
Crossroads at Salem 
21230 Moross
Detroit, MI  48236
Phone: 313-822-4441                                       
Crossroads is a social service outreach agency with 
two locations in Detroit. Founded in 1971, Crossroads 
exists to support the community at large by providing 
emergency assistance, advocacy, and counseling to 
anyone in need. Acting in partnership with many other 
agencies, parishes, hospitals, companies and organizations 
in the metro area, Crossroads offers assistance in the form 
of a hand-up. We work with our clients to meet their immediate 
needs and help them assess their situations to lessen the 
likelihood of future problems. 

Children's Special Health Care Services  (CSHCS)       
Medical Services Administration
CSHCS Plan Division
PO Box 30479
Lansing, MI  48909-7979
Phone:  800-359-3722
Email: cshcsfc@michigan.gov
Website:  www.michigan.gov/cshcs
CSHCS is a program for children and some adults 
with special health care needs and their families. 
Children must have a qualifying medical condition 
and be 21 and over with cystic fibrosis or certain 
blood clotting disorders also may qualify for services. 
CSHCS covers more than 2,000 diagnoses.They work 
with you for paying specialty medical bills, coordinating 
services from multiple providers, learning about specialty 
providers like doctors, hospitals and clinics, coordinating 
health insurance benefits, and covering co-pays or deductibles.  

National Multiple Sclerosis Society--Michigan Branch 
(Onyx Office Bldg.) 
29777 Telegraph  Suite 1651 
Southfield, MI  48034
Phone:  248-351-2191  OR  800-344-4867
Email:  info@MIG.MSS.org
Website: 
https://www.nationalmssociety.org/Chapters/MIG/Services-and-Support 
Chapter MEMBERS can access transportation to medical 
appointments only, respite care, short-term  counseling, 
medical equipment, home & auto modifications, window 
air-conditioners, emergency supplies. Based on financial 
need and sliding scale. 

Jewish Family Service of Metropolitan Detroit
6555 W. Maple
West Bloomfield, MI  48322
Phone:  248-592-2300
&
25900 Greenfield  #405
Oak Park, MI  48237
Phone: 248-592-2300
Website:  www.jfsdetroit.org
Crisis assistance for housing, utilities, basic needs 
and developing self-sufficiency plans.  
ALSO:  
No interest college loans (248-559-5000) and 
Child Day Care Scholarships (248-661-1000)

Rochester Area Neighborhood House, Inc.
1234 Inglewood                             
Rochester, MI  48307                                                                                                                          
Phone:  248-651-5836
Email:  www.ranhranh@sbcglobal.net
Website:  www.ranh.org
Provides services to Oakland County residents who live
 in Rochester Hills, Oakland Twp.,Leonard and Auburn Hills. 
Assists individuals and families with financial concerns such 
as preventing evictions, keeping utilities operational, assistance 
for medical emergencies, etc. 

The Healthwell Foundation
PO Box 4133
Gaithersburg, MD  20878
Phone:  800-675-8416
Email:  info@healthwellfoundation.org
Website:  www.healthwellfoundation.org
Are you a patient struggling to afford the cost of medical 
treatments? When health insurance is not enough, we’re 
here to help — with co-pays, premiums, deductibles and 
out-of-pocket expenses for supplies, supplements, surgeries 
and more. We offer financial assistance through a number 
of Disease Funds, with new funds opening every year, so 
you can get the care you need. Check their listings to see 
if your disease is covered!

Patient Access Network Foundation  (PANF)
805 15th Street N.W.  Suite 500
Washington D.C.  20005
Phone: 202-347-9272
Website:  https://panfoundation.org/index.php/en
The PAN Foundation offers nearly 70 disease-specific assistance 
programs to help patients pay for their out-of-pocket costs, such 
as deductibles, co-pays and coinsurance, travel expenses and 
health insurance premiums. Click on the names of the funds below 
to see which funds are currently accepting applications, what type 
of assistance is available and whether you are eligible for a grant 
based on your type of health insurance coverage and household 
income.

Patient Services Incorporated
P.O. Box 5930
Midlothian, VA  23112
Phone: 800-366-7741
Website: https://www.patientservicesinc.org
The founder of PSI shaped the very first non-profit patient 
assistance model in 1989 and knows the pain firsthand of 
watching a loved one fight-and-lose their battle against 
chronic illness; he knows, too, the crippling financial burden 
often carried by those left behind. Since our inception in 1989, 
Patient Services has been a pioneer leading the charge to find 
solutions to the challenges that face the chronically ill in the
 United States. We provide financial support and guidance for 
qualified patients with specific, rare chronic diseases.Through
PSI assistance programs patients and their families rediscover 
hope and health.

Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan
1921 W. Michigan Ave.
Ypsilanti,  MI  48197
Phone:  734-544-0015  
Email:  lclothier@hfmich.org 
Website:  https://hfmich.org
The Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan strives to improve 
the quality of life for all people affected by hemophilia, von 
Willebrand disease, other coagulation disorders, and related 
complications. Offers a WIDE variety of programs! 
Please see the website!
&
Emergency Financial Assistance Program 
HFM’s Outreach and Community Education Manager 
will work in conjunction with you and your Treatment 
Center Social Worker or other health care provider to 
understand your unique needs and see if you meet the 
criteria for our financial assistance program.
In order to qualify for the program:
You, or a family member living in your household, must 
have a hereditary bleeding disorder. You must not have 
received financial assistance from HFM in the past twelve
 months.The financial assistance program supports temp-
orary financial emergency situations such as (but not limited 
to) eviction and utility shut off. Each situation is evaluated on 
a case-by-case basis. Availability of the program is subject to 
the status of the financial assistance program fund.

National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, Maryland   20857
Phone:  877-464-4772 
Website: https://www.hrsa.gov/vaccine-compensation/index.html
Most people who get vaccines have no serious problems.
 Vaccines, like any medicines, can cause side effects, but 
most are very rare and very mild. Some health problems 
that follow vaccinations are not caused by vaccines. In 
very rare cases, a vaccine can cause a serious problem, 
such as a severe allergic reaction. In these instances, the 
National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) may 
provide financial compensation to individuals who file a petition 
and are found to have been injured by a VICP-covered vaccine. 
Even in cases in which such a finding is not made, petitioners 
may receive compensation through a settlement. 
&
Website: https://www.nvic.org 
The information on this website is intended to assist readers 
in making educated decisions about vaccination and is not 
intended to advise for or against the use of vaccines. In support 
of informed decision-making, NVIC encourages everyone to 
research and become fully informed about the complications of
 infectious diseases and complications of vaccines and consult 
one or more trusted health care professionals before making a 
decision about vaccination.  

MusiCares
Email:  MusiCares.generaldelivery@musicares.org
Website: https://www.grammy.com/musicares/get-help
Financial and Addiction Recovery Assistance
MusiCares may grant short-term financial assistance for personal 
or addiction needs that have arisen due to unforeseen circumstances. 
Funding may be awarded for needs such as rent, car payments, insur-
ance premiums, utilities, medical/dental expenses, psychotherapy, 
addiction treatment, sober living, and other personal expenses. 
Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must be able to document employment history in one 
of the following areas:
Assistance Limitations
When financial assistance is provided by MusiCares, it is charitable 
in nature and therefore, before seeking such assistance, applicants 
are required to investigate all other possible sources of aid. All 
approved assistance is paid directly to a creditor/third party. At 
its sole discretion, MusiCares reserves the right to deny or approve 
financial assistance.
MusiCares West Region
3030 Olympic Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404 
Phone: 310-392-3777  / Toll-free Help Line: 1-800-687-4227
&
MusiCares South Region
1904 Wedgewood Ave.
Nashville, TN 37212
Phone: 615-327-0050  / Toll-free Help Line: 1-877-626-2748
&
MusiCares East Region
104 West 40th St., Suite 400
New York, NY 10018
Phone: 212-245-7840  / Toll-free Help Line: 1-877-303-6962

LIMBS FOR LIFE FOUNDATION
9604 N. May Ave. 
Oklahoma City, OK  73120
Phone: 405-843-5174 
Email:  admin@LimbsForLife.org
Website: www.limbsforlife.org
Limbs for Life Foundation is a global nonprofit organization 
dedicated to providing fully-functional prosthetic care for 
individuals who cannot otherwise afford it and raising aware-
ness of the challenges facing amputees. Limbs for Life Foundation 
steps in to provide a financial bridge between amputees and the 
quality prosthetic care needed to restore their lives.

The Good Shepherd Coalition
196 North Rose  Room 31
Mount Clemens, MI  48043
Phone: 586-307-8888
Email: gscmacomb@gmail.com
Website: http://gscmacomb.org
GSC is a small group of people educated in human services, 
social work, and advocacy who have the complex training, 
resources and know how to freely work with all agencies 
to best assist the needs of individuals and families at risk. 
Our staff takes hundreds of calls weekly. Most of which come 
from households with on average 2 children under the age of 
10 years.These calls are for food, pending utility disconnects, 
and/or evictions.

UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation
MN017-W400
PO Box 41
Minneapolis, MN 55440-0041
Phone: 1 855-MY-UHCCF / 1 855-698-4223
Email: customerservice@uhccf.org
Website:  https://www.uhccf.org
Grant Eligibility Requirements
Is My Child Eligible?
Applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered for a grant
1.  Child must be 16 years of age or younger at the time of application.
2.  Child must have a Social Security Number issued by the Social 
     Security Administration. 
     TIN numbers are not accepted
3.  Family must not exceed maximum eligible family income 
     as documented on IRS Tax Form 1040.
Primary coverage for the child must be by a commercial 
health plan, either through an employer or individually 
purchased. Secondary insurance through Medicaid or 
CHIP is permissible. Child is under the care of a licensed 
medical professional and family is applying for treatments/
equipment/services prescribed by a Medical Doctor (M.D.), 
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) or Doctor of Audiology 
(Au.D.) for hearing conditions.
&
Are My Child’s Medical Expenses Eligible?
1.  Medical Services, Treatments and/or Therapies MUST be 
     administered by a licensed medical professional.
2.  Services or Treatments MUST be provided no more than 
     60 days prior to the date of your complete application.
3.  Medical Services and/or Purchased Equipment MUST be 
     administered or purchased in the United States (excludes 
     U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and other United States Territories)

Good Days   (formerly Chronic Disease Fund)
2611 Internet Blvd.  Suite 105
Frisco, TX  75034
Phone: 877-968-7233
Email:  info@mygooddays.org
Website: https://www.mygooddays.org
Good Days is here to help: helping overcome the burden 
of treatment costs, connecting you to a community that 
cares. We not only make life-saving and life-extending 
treatments affordable, we act as your advocate, helping 
you navigate the system and guiding you to additional 
support through foundations and other organizations 
dedicated to those with specific, life-altering conditions.
&
Copay Assistance
We cover what insurance won't- the co-pays for treatments 
that can extend life and alleviate suffering. Our ability to pay 
for the otherwise unaffordable co-insurance means these 
extraordinary medicines- some of the most sophisticated 
treatments in healthcare, the result of years of research- 
can fulfill the promise for which they were developed.
&
Travel Assistance
Transportation costs can be a significant barrier to treatment 
access.The Good Days Travel Assistance program pays for 
travel costs to ensure patients have access to the care they 
need. Our dedicated, specially-trained team of Care Navigators 
make all travel arrangements and stay in constant contact with 
the patient, physician and case manager throughout the course 
of the patient’s treatment. Travel assistance may include trans-
portation by car or a variety of public transit options including 
Uber Health and Lyft for Healthcare. If a patient’s treatment requires 
an overnight stay, Good Days Care navigators will arrange flights, 
car rentals, and lodging as needed. By coordinating travel from start 
to finish, the Travel Assistance program ensures patients can easily 
adhere to important medical appointments.
&
Premium Assistance
Patients fighting chronic or life-altering diseases are often forced 
into financially demanding situations. At Good Days, we have a 
Premium Assistance Program for individuals who need help paying 
their monthly medical insurance premiums. Although understanding 
the ever-changing healthcare system may be a challenge, our expert 
team of Care Navigators annually guide patients through the process 
of researching plan options and completing enrollment so that appro-
priate coverage may be selected. In cases where the member already 
has insurance coverage and only needs help with their monthly premium 
costs, Good Days will make payments to continue that coverage. Premium 
Assistance may also cover plans for the patient’s family where applicable. 
By guiding patients or caregivers through the enrollment process and
 providing access to medical insurance coverage, the Premium Assistance 
program provides families financial relief.  
&
Diagnostic Testing Assistance
Many insurance plans do not cover diagnostic testing, which could be key
 in obtaining a proper diagnosis and/or appropriate treatment plan. for this 
reason we offer financial assistance to cover the cost of diagnostic testing.

MI Choice Waiver Program
MI Choice is a home and community-based program. Eligible 
adults must meet financial requirements and are approved 
medically-appropriate for nursing home care to be a MI Choice 
participant. This program allows the individual to access services
 in the community along with receiving support in their own home 
or other residential setting. Each participant can obtain basic 
Medicaid-covered services and must receive one or more MI 
Choice Waiver Services.The program includes pre-screening, 
assessments, case management, direct purchase of services 
and re-assessment contacts.

MI Choice Waiver is a state-wide program funded by the Michigan 
Department of Community Health (MDCH). The Senior Alliance--
Area Agency on Aging 1-C  (www.aaa1c.orgis a MI Choice Waiver 
agent for the 34 communities of western and southern Wayne County.  
Also The Information Center at 734-282-7171.

Eligibility Requirements:

1.  Frail adults 65 years of age or older.
2.  Persons who are physically-disabled age 18 or older.

Medical:

Medical status must meet the Michigan Medicaid nursing 
facility level of care determination criteria.

Financial:  

The income limit is 300% of Supplemental Security Income 
(SSI) allotment set by the federal government each year.  
Persons currently receiving SSI benefits OR Medicaid services 
meet the program financial criteria if:

Participants individual income up to $1,869 per month for 2007.  
If the client has a spouse, the spouse's income is not computed 
in the qualifying amount.

Allowable assets for an individual client are limited to $2,000.  
If the client has a spouse living in the community, the Federal 
Protected Spousal Asset guidelines are utilized. Currently the 
Protected Spousal Asset is one-half of the couple's countable 
assets--no less than $19,920 and not to exceed  $99,600.

Service Need:

In addition to the other requirements, participants must need 
at least one MI Choice Waiver service on an ongoing basis.  
These services include:
Adult Day Services, Chore Services, Counseling, Environmental 
Modifications, Home-delivered Meals, Homemaker Services, Inde-
pendent Living Skills Training, In-home Respite Care, Medical Equip-
ment and Supplies, Out-of-Home Respite Care, Personal Care Waiver, 
Personal Emergency Response System, Transportation.

How to Apply:
Call the Senior Alliance at 734-722-2830 and ask to speak 
to an INTAKE WORKER for the MI Choice Waiver Program.  
OR  call The Information Center at 734-282-7070 and ask 
for their INTAKE WORKER.
ALSO:
The Information Center
20500 Eureka  #110
Taylor, MI  48180
Phone:  734-282-7171
Email:  info@theinfocenter.info
Website:  www.theinfocenter.info
NOTE: This agency has a "SPECIAL NEEDS FUND" that helps 
with a variety of chores and home repairs (depending on funding 
for individual cities)

State Disability Assistance
A needy person who is disabled and who does not have dependent 
children may be eligible for this cash assistance program. In addition,
 you must be unable to work for at least 90 days, as certified by an DHS 
Medical Social Work consultant OR receiving SSI, Social Security or 
Medicaid based on a disability or blindness, OR receiving special 
education services OR receiving services from the Michigan Rehab-
ilitation Service OR diagnosed as having AIDS OR living in an adult 
foster care home, a home for the aged, a county infirmary, or a substance 
abuse treatment center OR receiving substance abuse services for 30 
days after leaving a residential treatment center OR  taking care of a 
disabled person who lives with you.  Contact your local Department 
of Human Services agency to apply.

NOTE: 
New Online Services will be available with a My Social Security account 
at http://www.socialsecurity.gov. Individuals are able to have immediate
 access to a personalized Social Security Earnings Statement that was 
previously mailed out yearly. They may also get their benefit verification 
letter instantly and check their benefits and payment information and 
earnings record.They no longer need a password to change their address, 
phone number or direct deposit once they created an online My Social 
Security account.

Social Security SURVIVORS Benefits
Phone:  800-772-1213  OR  TTY 800-325-0778
Website:  www.socialsecurity.gov
Social Security Survivors Benefits can be paid to:  a widow/widower--full 
benefits at full retirement age or reduced benefits as early as age 60/ a 
disabled widow or widower as early as age 50/ a widow or widower at any 
age if he or she takes care of the deceased's child who is under 16 or disabled
/and receiving S.S. benefits/ unmarried children under 18, or up to age 19 if 
they are attending high school full-time....under certain circumstances, benefits 
can be paid to stepchildren, grandchildren or adopted children/ children at any 
age who were disabled before age 22 and remain disabled/dependent parents 
age 62 or older.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
See contact information above!
SSI provides cash to meet basic needs for food, clothing and shelter. If you 
receive these benefits, you automatically are eligible to receive Medicaid and 
may also be eligible for the Bridge Card (food stamps). If you are a U.S.citizen 
or a legal resident, have limited income and assets and if you are 65 or older, 
disabled, blind or have low-vision, you may get SSI benefits depending on what 
you own and how much income you have. Generally a person is eligible if their 
liquid assets are less than $2,000 or $3,000 or less for a couple.  

Social Security Administrations PROJECT HOPE
Wayne Metro Community Action Agency
2121 Biddle Ave.
Wyandotte, MI  48192
Phone:  734-284-6999
Website:  www.waynmetro.org
Wayne Metro's PROJECT HOPE (Homeless Outreach Program Evaluation) 
grant is one of only thirty-four demonstration projects in the nation to 
be funded by the Social Security Administration.The program is designed 
to assist chronically homeless individuals gain access to Social Security 
benefits and may expedite the SSA process for those eligible for Project 
HOPE services. A Project HOPE case manager works with multiple agencies 
to provide outreach, supportive services, transportation, shelter and housing 
to Project HOPE participants.


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