Community Action Centers
These centers offer support services and serve as an intake point for people needing assistance in Macomb County.
North Community Action Center
(New Haven) 586-749-5146
Central Community Action Center
(Mount Clemens) 586-469-6964
South Community Action Center
United Way 2-1-1
Find employment/job training, shelter, food pantries, rent assistance, legal aid, medical services and more.
Dial 2-1-1 or (800) 552-1183
Visit the database online at
Macomb County Crisis Line
This is a 24 hour/7 day per week hotline that provides counseling and referrals. Collect calls accepted.
A shelter for women and children who are victims of domestic violence or are homeless.
(586) 463-6990 [24 hour crisis line]
This service will locate a shelter for anyone in the state of Michigan.
Macomb County Warming Center
A schedule of local night and day centers for the homeless.
Meal and shower schedules are also available.
Salvation Army MATTS
Macomb’s Answer to Temporary Shelter (MATTS) is an emergency residential unit for men, women and children in Macomb County. (586) 755-5191
A temporary shelter is available for youth ages 12-17 through Family Youth Interventions. (586) 465-1212
Michigan Housing Locator
A database of rental housing throughout the state of Michigan.
Community Housing Network
The Community Housing Network Housing Resource Center provides answers to housing questions, ranging from people who are homeless to anyone facing a housing crisis.
Contact the center at 866-282-3119 or visit http://www.communityhousingnetwork.org/
CARE This agency offers classes in parenting, anger management and relationships. (586) 541-0033
Great Parents, Great Start Find services available for children ages birth through five in Macomb County. http://www.migreatparents.org/
Early Learning Communities Macomb Family Services provides caregiver training classes, playgroups and a wealth of resources of people who work with young children. (586) 226-3440 x246
Hope Center Local food pantry located in Fraser. Contact the center at (586) 294-4673 to make an appointment.
Food Pantry Locator Find a local food pantry by zip code.
Food Bank Council of Michigan
Find emergency food assistance.
Downriver Community Services Provides a variety of resources to people who need assistance with housing, medical care, substance abuse therapy and much more.
Mobile Health Care Medical Outreach Clinic provides free preventative and primary medical care to Macomb County Residents without health insurance or who qualify based on income. Services provided through Mt. Clemens Regional Medical Center. (586) 493-8000
Legal Aid & Defender Association
Legal aid for people who meet income or age requirements on cases dealing with domestic violence, foreclosure, income benefits, SSI, wrongful eviction, landlord lock out, utility shut off, and subsidized housing. 586-465-1344
Lakeshore Legal Aid
Legal aid for Macomb County residents who meet income or age requirements assistance is provided on any civil case and includes domestic violence advocacy, family law, landlord tenant relations, senior advocacy, LGBT advocacy, and immgration law. Ombudsmen services are also provided for housing disputes with nursing homes, assisted living, and AFC housing. 586-469-5158 or call their Council and Advocacy line. 888-783-8190.
Michigan Helping Hand
This site helps Michigan residents facing a hardship find the resources they need.
Macomb County Resource Lists
This site provides a variety of resources available to Macomb County residents.
The Right Connection
A user-friendly guide linking Macomb County families with community services.