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Community Assistance Resources

Help is available in and around your community.

Michigan 2-1-1 is a great place to start for an easy way to find help of all kinds, right in your community. Need help with food, housing, or paying bills? Need support in a family crisis or community disaster? Michigan 2-1-1 has you covered. Any time. All the time. Just call, text, or search online and they’ll get you connected.

Trinity Health has put together a list of resources that support community health and well-being. They can connect you to free and reduced-cost health resources and social services both within our community and across all Trinity Health service locations.

Wayne Metro has a vast variety of programs and services listed on their website. In their pursuit to eliminate poverty, Wayne Metro empowers people and communities to be strong, healthy, and thriving.

Other resources available listed in and around Redford are listed below:

COVID-19 & Flu Vaccinations

  • COVID-19 test kits are available at the library through our drive-thru window only. We can provide three tests per person in a household daily. Quantities are limited. For additional information and resources please click here.
  • Visit Vaccines.gov to find a COVID-19 vaccine near you and schedule an appointment.
  • Visit Influenza (michigan.gov) to find a flu vaccine near you and schedule an appointment.
  • Visit Waynecounty.com to schedule your free COVID-19 vaccine. They provide free vaccines for those who do not have insurance.

Employment

  • SEMCA Michigan Works! assists workers during every step in the hiring process, from resume building to interview preparation and much more. Visit their website to make an appointment or call the location nearest to you:
    ○ Livonia – (734) 513-4900
    ○ Wayne – (734) 858-4284
  • Wayne County has dozens of open positions available, learn more here.

Food and Clothing

  • Eagles Helping Hands is a food rescue in Redford that distributes healthy foods with no proof of income or residence required. Because of the donation-nature of their supply, it’s easiest to monitor when there is a distribution occurring on their website and Facebook page.
  • Forgotten Harvest also offers food assistance across SE Michigan and posts distribution times and locations on its website each week. Find a distribution near you.
  • Redford Interfaith Relief offers food assistance and a closet/clothing program that requires a scheduled appointment. They are a Client Choice Food Pantry, Clothing Room, and connection to resources. RIR also distributes the TEFAP (The Emergency Food Assistance Program) for Redford Township. To learn more and make an appointment, click here.

Mental Health

  • Growth Works is a nonprofit at work across Wayne County that works with juvenile delinquents and those struggling with substance abuse. They offer peer coaching, family services, and much more. Learn more here.
  • Michigan Staywell Program offers mental wellness, education, discussion groups, individual crisis counseling, and other tools. Learn more here.

Rental Assistance and Housing

  • Michigan Homeowner Assistance Fund (MIHAF) is for homeowners with financial hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It can help pay delinquent mortgage/escrow, condo/homeowners’ fees, property taxes, utilities, and internet: (734) 284-6999 or https://www.waynemetro.org/mihaf/ 
  • Out-Wayne County Continuum of Care is a local organization with a mission to end homelessness in the Out Wayne County area. Their goal is to connect individuals and families to affordable housing and resources. You can walk in one of the offices, or a member of their team will come to you. Learn more here.

Services for Seniors

  • The Senior Alliance provides resources for older adults, individuals living with disabilities, and their caregivers. Resources include information on transportation, legal services, food and meals, and in-home health care. Learn more here.

Utility and Water Assistance

  • The Water Residential Assistance Program (WRAP) is a two-year program that provides funding to eligible, low-income homeowners to assist with water bills, water conservation, and self-sufficiency initiatives. Apply here.
  • The State of Michigan offers several programs for low-income residents who need assistance paying for energy and weatherization efforts. Visit www.michigan.gov for information on the Home Heating Credit, State Emergency Relief, and Weatherization Assistance Program.

 

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