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Community Assistance

Local organizations providing food, housing, and mental health services, hotlines

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Open Door Outreach Center (248) 360-2930
7170 Cooley Lake Road Waterford, MI 48327
Emergency services for food, serves White Lake and Waterford residents.

Hospitality House Food Pantry  (248) 960-9975
1600 West Maple, Suite B Walled Lake, MI 48390
Food assistance. Walled Lake School District

Community Sharing (248) 889-0347
5061 N. Duck Lake, Highland, MI
Food and other assistance. Huron Valley School District

Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency (OLHSA) (800) 482-9250
Emergency food assistance program; food pantry; WIC; summer lunch program for Pontiac children

Focus: HOPE (313) 494-4600
Free monthly food to pregnant women, mothers and children up to age 6 not on WIC

Meet Up and Eat Up 
All summer, children 18 and under can eat healthy, satisfying meals in their own communities at no cost. No application forms required, no registration needed, and no proof of residency asked for. Visit the interactive map to find the location nearest you. You can also text "FOOD" or "COMIDA" to 304-304 to find free meals in your neighborhood.

Michigan 211
24/7 assistance to connect you with help of all kinds. Senior services and mental health services plus much more.

Lighthouse Emergency Services (Clarkston) (248) 620-6116
6330 Sashabaw Road Clarkston, MI  48346
3 day supply of emergency food

Open Hands Emergency Food Pantry (248) 546-1255
Emergency food pantry and referrals

Gleaners Food Bank 866-453-2637

For more food pantries, visit PantryNet.

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Lighthouse Emergency Services (248) 920-6100
Housing assistance to stop foreclosure

Michigan 211
24/7 assistance to connect you with help of all kinds.

South Oakland Shelter (248) 546-6566
Rotating shelter plan- 90 days maximum stay

Salvation Army (248) 334-2407
Housing and utility assistance, referrals to shelters, rental assistance

Oakland County Community Home Improvement Services (248) 858-5402
Counseling and advice to tenants and homeowners, mortgage default resolution services including delinquency, default or foreclosure

Grace Centers of Hope (248) 334-2187
Homeless shelter and rehab center

Covenant House (313) 463-2000
For homeless, runaway and at-risk youth ages 13-22

HOPE Warming Center (248) 499-7345
Hope Warming Center is open from 7 PM until 7 AM providing adults dinner, triage healthcare, showers, access to resources that can be a pathway out of homelessness, and, of course, overnight shelter.  

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Common Ground Resource & Crisis Center
24 Hour Crisis and Resource Helpline: 1-800-231-1127
1200 N. Telegraph Rd. 32E Pontiac, MI

Catholic Social Services
(248) 666-8870 
 6637 Highland Road Waterford, MI 48327

Oakland County Mental Health Resources
Resource and Crisis Helpline: 1-800-231-1127

Easter Seals
(248) 475-6400 (voice) // 1-800-75-SEALS (toll-free) 
Deaf or Hard of Hearing: Call Michigan Relay 1-800-649-3777 or "711" 
 2399 E. Walton Blvd. Auburn Hills, MI 48326

HAVEN Crisis Center
24-HR Crisis & Support: 248-334-1274
Toll-Free Crisis Line: 1-877-922-1274

Michigan 211
24/7 assistance to connect you with help of all kinds.

Oakland Family Services
Pontiac: (248) 858-7766 // 1-877-742-8264
114 Orchard Lake Road Pontiac, MI 48341
M-TH 9 am to 9:30 pm // F: 9 am to 6:30 pm

Walled Lake: (248) 624-3812 // 1-866-903-8956
2045 E. West Maple Road D-407 Walled Lake MI 48390-3801
M-TH 9 am to 9 pm // F: 9 am to 5 pm
Saturday hours by appointment

Text Hotlines on Photo of person holding phone

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 
988 (Call or text)
Línea de Prevención del Suicidio y Crisis - 1-888-628-9454
Lifeline Crisis Chat

National Domestic Violence Hotline 
text START to 88788

National Child Abuse Hotline 
1-800-4AChild (1-800-422-4453)
text 1-800-422-4453

National Sexual Assault Hotline 
1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
Online Chat  

Veteran's Crisis Line 
Call 988 (option 1)
Text: 838255 
Crisis Chat 

Disaster Distress Helpline
1-800-985-5990 (press 2 for Spanish)
Español: Llama o envía un mensaje de texto 1–800–985–5990 presiona “2”
For Deaf and Hard of Hearing ASL Callers: To connect directly to an agent in American Sign Language, click the "ASL Now" button or call 1–800–985–5990 from your videophone. ASL Support is available 24/7.

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