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by KHouseman on November 13, 2010

Holiday Assistance 2010

Helpful programs within the local community

Calling the United Way – 211 or 800-552-1183 is a great first step to finding local help. Many communities have programs in place.

*Always good to check with local City Hall, Police Department or Fire Department to see if there is an active Goodfellows or other human service organization providing holiday help.

Local Salvation Army has various programs www.usc.salvationarmy.org/usc/www_usc_emi

*http://julieslist.homestead.com is a huge list of resources in the Michigan area – worth checking out! Click on the Holiday Help icon on the left of the screen. 

*Lions Clubs are in most areas – go to www.lionsclub.org to find the nearest one to seek holiday assistance.

Toys for Tots–All Communities    Visit  www.toysfortots.org 

Lighthouse of Oakland County

46156 Woodward Ave.

Pontiac MI  48342  Phone:  248-920-6060

Website: www.lighthouseoakland.org

Gifts for Seniors and “Adopt A Family Christmas Program”.  Matches families with donors and then helps distributes donor gifts to adopted families in December.  Also Thanksgiving meal items, baby, household and personal care items and medical equipment such as wheelchairs and walkers.

Rochester Area Neighborhood House (RANH) (Rochester, RH and Oakland Twp)

1234 Inglewood

PO Box 80112  Rochester MI  48308-0112  Phone:  248-651-5836 

Website:  www.ranh.org

Services Offered:

Holiday Food Baskets, RANH’s Christmas Shopping Days program designates a time for those in need to select gifts for their children.  These gifts are donated by theRochester community specifically for this event.

Troy People Concerned (for Troy residents)

2045 Austin Drive

Troy MI  48083  Phone:  248-528-9199 Website: www.tpchelps.org

Call between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Troy residents only – low income (150% of poverty), all ages. Thanksgiving applications accepted now – first come first serve. Christmas applications now – please call to request application.

Open Door Outreach Center

7170 Cooley Lake Road

Waterford MI  48327  Phone: 2480360-2930

Email:  opendoor4328@sbcglobal.net

Website: http://www.opendooroutreachcenter.com

Offers programs to assist low and moderate-income families during holidays and other special occasions that live in Waterford, White Lake, West Bloomfield, KeegoHarbor, Sylvan Lake, Commerce, Walled Lake and parts of Wixom.

Adopt-A-Family  Volunteers of America

618 E. Walton Blvd.  (Administrative offices)

Pontiac, MI  48340  Phone: 284-209-1033

Email:  info@voami.org  Website:  www.voami.org

Serves multiple areas!  Look on website for YOUR area!

Good Samaritan Coalition at St. Mark Catholic Church

4401 Bart Street

Warren MI  48091  Phone:  586-759-3026

Thanksgiving baskets, Christmas help.

 

The Macomb County Crisis Center is operating a Christmas Help Referral Program. During this time, the crisis center will accept calls for Christmas help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 586-307-9100.  Collect calls will be accepted.  Families needing help this holiday season may call the center and phone counselors will give referrals to appropriate community resources.

Zion Temple Church          

Mt. Clemens, MI  Phone:  586-855-2684

In collaboration with various Macomb agencies, is sponsoring its first Thanksgiving Day

Celebration  on Thanksgiving Day 2009.  Meals will be served to homeless people and low-income families beginning at 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Cairns Community Center, 58 Orchard Street in Mt. Clemens.

Some listings by city:  

Berkley  Berkley Goodfellows (248) 541-9000 (Police Dept.)
Names accepted until a few days before Christmas. Berkley residents only. Self or agency referrals accepted.

Farmington Hills  Farmington Salvation Army (248) 477-1153
Christmas only – applications accepted through December 11. Appointment required. Serves Southfield, Farmington Hills, Wixom, S. Lyon and Novi.

Ferndale  Community Services of Oakland (248) 542-5860
By appointment only – apply after October 1 until program is filled. Thanksgiving food order for families with minor children residing in Hazel Park, Ferndale and Madison Heights. Christmas gifts for Hazel Park,Ferndale and Madison Heights – children 13 and younger. Call for appointment. Will try to assist with last minute hardship Christmas requests with outside agency referral (for SE Oakland residents only).

Ferndale Goodfellows – Fire Dept. (248) 546-2510
City of Ferndale or Pleasant Ridge residents only – applications accepted December 1-15. Low income, elderly, handicapped.

Hazel Park  Community Services of Oakland (248) 542-5860
By appointment only – apply after October 1 until program is filled. Thanksgiving food order for families with minor children residing in Hazel Park, Ferndale and Madison Heights. Christmas gifts for Hazel Park,Ferndale and Madison Heights – children 13 and younger. Call for appointment. Will try to assist with last minute hardship Christmas requests with outside agency referral (for SE Oakland residents only).

Hazel Park Schools – Christmas Basket Project (248) 544-5347
Food and gifts for children, serves some seniors. Referrals and applications accepted after Thanksgiving. Contact the local Hazel Park elementary school that child attends or call above number.

Madison Heights  Community Services of Oakland (248) 542-5860
By appointment only – apply after October 1 until program is filled. Thanksgiving food order for families with minor children residing in Hazel Park, Ferndale and Madison Heights. Christmas gifts for Hazel Park,Ferndale and Madison Heights – children 13 and younger. Call for appointment. Will try to assist with last minute hardship Christmas requests with outside agency referral (for SE Oakland residents only).

Novi  Farmington Salvation Army (248) 477-1153
Christmas only – applications accepted through December 11. Appointment required. Serves Southfield, Farmington Hills, Wixom, S. Lyon and Novi.

Oakland County  Focus Hope (313) 494-5500
Agencies must complete referral forms, call to have form sent. Low income,Oakland County.

Royal Oak  Royal Oak Salvation Army – Thanksgiving and Christmas (248) 585-5600
Applications accepted November 4-6 for Thanksgiving and Christmas – need proof of household income, I.D., proof of residence, SS cards for all and birthdates of children. (Serves SE Oakland for Thanksgiving exceptSouthfield. No Christmas help for Hazel Park.)

Southfield  Farmington Salvation Army (248) 477-1153
Christmas only – applications accepted through December 11. Appointment required. Serves Southfield, Farmington Hills, Wixom, S. Lyon and Novi.

South Lyon  Farmington Salvation Army (248) 477-1153
Christmas only – applications accepted through December 11. Appointment required. Serves Southfield, Farmington Hills, Wixom, S. Lyon and Novi.

Troy   Troy People Concerned Thanksgiving and Christmas Food Baskets (248) 528-9199
Call between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Troy resident’s only – low income (150% of poverty), all ages. Thanksgiving applications accepted now – first come first serve. Christmas applications now – please call to request application.

Warren  Warren Salvation Army (586) 754-7400
Christmas assistance only (food voucher). Apply after November 10, Monday-Thursday 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. New address: 24140 Mound Road, Warren, 48091 (9 ½ Mile and Mound) ID for adults, SS card for all, Medicaid cards, proof of income.

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