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

Website:  https://www.michigan.gov/mshda/HomeownershipMAIN/mihaf-homeowner-assistance
This fund was established as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 to mitigate hardships associated with the coronavirus pandemic by providing funds to prevent homeowner mortgage delinquencies, defaults, foreclosure, loss 
of utilities or home energy services and displacements of homeowners experiencing financial hardship on or after Jan. 21st, 2020 OR for those homeowners who experience a coronavirus pandemic financial hardship that began before Jan.  
21st, 2020 but continued after that date. 
Who is Eligible:
Up to $25,000 Grant Per Household To Pay: 


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 child-
ren 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 elig- ible 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 documen-
tation 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!  
Website: 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 & 
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 Comm-
unity Action Organizations, SER helps low-income 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, breast-feeding, and postpartum women, infants, 
and children up to age 5 who have a nutrition-related health problem. WIC offers coupons for nutritious foods pur-
chased 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 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 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 S. Winter  Suite 2020
Adrian, MI  49221 
Phone: 517-264-5324
Email: 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 match-
ing 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 forgiveness 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 Association at 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; trans-
portation; 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 MI 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, unc-
ashed checks, stock certificates, insur-ance 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: 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 com-
pany 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.

Mid-America Pension Rights Project
Phone: 866-735-7737 
Website: www.mid-americapensions.org 
If you were denied a pension, want to locate a former company that may have your pension or want to know whether 
you can get pension benefits from an ex-spouse, you can contact this non-profit for help! Services Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Tennessee. 

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 law-
suits 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, non-profit 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 Pkwy.
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 assistance 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 
non-profit 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 Relat-
ions to raise funds for charitable purposes, principally for support and assistance for those in the food and bev-
erage 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 organizations that represent the 
needs 

Another Road Another Rally
Email: info@AnotherRoundAnotherRally.org
Website: https://arar.wpengine.com
Hospitality workers are facing unprecedented hardships, but 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 oper-
ated 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.
Websitehttps://www.probeauty.org/covid-relief-fund-application
&
Disaster Relief Fund 
The PBA Disaster Relief Fund is there to help beauty industry professionals rebuild their lives following the deva-
station 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 equip-
ment and other areas of hardship to the families of injured, ill, disabled 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 fam-
ilies 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 automated 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 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                       
1301 Third  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
iDetroit 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 caseworkers 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, be-
cause 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 catastr-
ophe 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 every-
thing 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 appoint-ments, 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    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
for PD medication cost (only certain medications 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 Guide-
lines. 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 maintenance & 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 uninsured 
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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 Assistance 
Network (JAN) can help. JAN provides a single point of contact for direct access to a coordinated network of com-
munity 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, med-
ical 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 medi- cal 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   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 Metro Detroit
6555 W. Maple
W. Bloomfield, MI  48322
Phone:  248-592-2300
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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.  
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Holocaust Survivor Assistance
Phone: 248-592-2313
Email: resourcecenter@jfsdetroit.org 
We currently serve more than 500 survivors in the metro Detroit area through help with indemnification and rest--
itution claims, home care services, friendly visitors, translation, emergency financial assistance and many other 
services. And our expert care managers do so with the sensitivity necessary for this group’s unique needs.
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, 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 co-insurance, 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 first-hand 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!
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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 
temporary 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, MD  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. 
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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 encour-
ages everyone to research and become fully informed about the complications of infectious diseases and compli-
cations 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 un-
foreseen circumstances. Funding may be awarded for needs such as rent, car payments, insurance 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:
1.  A minimum of five years employment in the music industry
2.  Six commercially released recordings or videos (singles)
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: 800-687-4227
&
MusiCares South Region
1904 Wedgewood Ave.
Nashville, TN 37212
Phone: 615-327-0050   Toll-free Help Line: 877-626-2748
&
MusiCares East Region
104 West 40th St., Suite 400
New York, NY 10018
Phone: 212-245-7840   Toll-free Help Line: 877-303-6962

Pinetop Assistance League (PAL) 
The Pinetop Perkins Foundation
P.O. Box 1916
Clarksdale, MS 38614
Email: pinetopperkinsfoundation@gmail.com
Website: https://www.pinetopperkinsfoundation.org/pinetop-assistance-league
The Pinetop Assistance League (PAL) provides financial assistance to elderly musicians for medical and living 
expenses.
We cover expenses such as:
Eligibility:

The Actor's Fund 
New York City: 800-221-7303
Chicago: 312-372-0989
Los Angeles: 888-825-0911
Email: info@actorsfund.org
Website: https://actorsfund.org
The Actors Fund assists those working in theater, film, television, radio, music, dance, opera and circus.

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 awareness 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 N. 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: 855-MY-UHCCF    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.
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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.
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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 sophis-
ticated treatments in healthcare, the result of years of research- can fulfill the promise for which they were developed.
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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 transportation 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.
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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 insur-
ance 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 appropriate coverage may be selected. In cases where the member already has insurance cove-
erage and only needs help with their monthly premium costs, Good Days will make payments to continue that cov-
erage. 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.  
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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 & are 
approved medically-appropriate for nursing home care to be a MI Choice participant. 
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 Co.  
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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: Parti-
cipants 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. Cur-
rently 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 on-
going basis.  
These services include:
Adult Day Services, Chore Services, Counseling, Environmental Modifications, Home-delivered Meals, Home-
maker Services, Independent Living Skills Training, In-home Respite Care, Medical Equipment 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.
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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 Rehabilitation 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    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 automati-
cally 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 demon-
stration projects in the nation to be funded by the Social Security Administration. The pro-gram 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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