Aid & Assistance

Homeless/Shelters | Other Resources

Below is a selection of social services and other resources available in the area. For more comprehensive listings click here for a list of youth and family resources from the Department of Health, Veterans, and Community Wellness.

Not sure who to go to for help? Try calling 2-1-1 (available 24 hours a day and toll free). 2-1-1 is the health and human services equivalent of 9-1-1.


Homeless Prevention Services

Wayne Metro Community Action Agency

Call Center open between the hours of 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday (excluding holidays).

Call Center: (313) 388-9799 or (734) 284-6999

Homeless Hotlines

1-800-A-SHELTER - (800) 274-3583
313-963-STAY - (313) 963-7829

Domestic Violence Shelters

FirstStep - Wayne County - (888) 453-5900
Haven-Pontiac - (248) 334-1274
Doorstep West-Highland Park - (313) 867-0111
Turning Point-Mount Clemens - (586) 463-6990
Safe House-Ann Arbor - (734) 995-5444
YWCA Interim House - (313) 861-5300

Shelters for Women and Children Only

Eastside Emergency Center - (313) 824-3060
New Bethel Outreach Ministry-Pontiac - (248) 333-7010

Shelters for Men Only

Open Door Rescue Mission-Detroit - (313) 579-1825
YMCA-Operation Get Down - (313) 921-9422
Stonepool Warming Center-Detroit - (313) 831-1240

Shelters for Men, Women and Children

COTS-Detroit - (313) 831-3777
ChristNet Homeless Shelter - (734) 671-1300
SOS Community Services-Ypsilanti - (734) 485-8730
Detroit Rescue Mission (313) 993-4700
SOS Oakland County - (248) 546-6566
Monroe Salvation Army Shelter - (734) 241-0440

Soup Kitchen-Free Meals

Full Gospel Temple Lighthouse
Open 11:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. Monday through Friday
Food Baskets by Appointment only Wednesdays 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
34033 Palmer Rd
Westland, MI 48186
(734) 326-3885 or (734) 326-3333

Other Resources

Alcoholics Anonymous of Southeastern Michigan
Toll free hotline: (877) 337-0611

Caregiver Support Group (Wayne Metro Community Action Agency)

3rd Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Kay Beard Building
30712 Michigan Ave
Westland, MI 48186 View map

Coalition to Keep Michigan Warm
Find local assistance to help you keep up with your energy bills.

Department of Human Services
26355 Michigan Avenue
Inkster, MI 48141
(313) 277-4800 View map

Jefferson Barns Community Vitality Center/Housing and Community Development
32150 Dorsey Street
Westland, MI 48186
(734) 713-3711 View map

Family Literacy Services Directory for Wayne County
Listing of various parenting, tutoring and ESL resources.

Family Resource Center
"We partner with families, the community, and school district staff in order to positively impact the success of every Wayne-Westland student. Through a collaborative effort, we link families with agencies, organizations, volunteer groups, and schools to meet their social, emotional, physical and academic needs."
Located inside Adams Upper Elementary
33475 Palmer
Westland, MI 48186
(734) 419-2709 View map

FamilyWize® Community Service Partnership
Free prescription drug discount cards.

Growth Works
Youth assistance programming, substance abuse outpatient services and education.
50430 School House Rd
Canton MI 48188
(734) 495-3074 View map

Head Start and Early Childhood Services
Stottlemyer Early Childhood and Family Development Center
34801 Marquette
Westland, I 48185
(734) 419-2630 View map

Helping Hand
Get information from the state of Michigan on jobs and training, unemployment benefits, health care, family support and housing.

Provides a wide variety of mental health and substance abuse treatment services.
8623 N Wayne Rd, Suite 200
Westland, MI 48185
(734) 458-4601 View map

Kids Count in Michigan Data Book 2017
Statistical information about children in Michigan.

Plymouth-Canton Community Literacy Council
46501 Warren Rd.
Canton, MI 48186
(734) 416-4906 View map

SafeLink Wireless
Find out if you are qualified for a free cellphone and free cellular service.

Salvation Army
2300 S Venoy Rd
Westland, MI 48186
(734) 722-3660 View map

Spectrum Human Services
Child welfare services and care for individuals with physical, developmental and mental disabilities.
28303 Joy Rd
Westland, MI 48185
(734) 458-8736 View map

Starfish Family Services
Serves more than 7,600 at-risk children and families each year.
30000 Hiveley Rd
Inkster, MI 48141
(734) 728-3400
24-hour crisis line: (866) 672-4357 (toll free) View map

Tough Times-Library Lifelines: Recession Resources
A list of local resources put together by neighboring libraries addressing unemployment, foreclosure and more.

Western Wayne Family Health Center
"The Western Wayne Family Health Center (WWFHC) is a full service health clinic dedicated to providing affordable, high quality and responsive health care."
2500 Hamlin Rd
Inkster, MI 48141
(313) 561-5100 view map

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