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Head Start and Early Head Start: Head Start is a federal program that promotes school readiness of children from birth to age five from low-income families by enhancing their cognitive, social, and emotional development.
Adult Literacy:Education required for high school equivalency and transition to higher education or employment; reading, writing and math skills, one-on-one tutoring.
HSE-to-School-Program: “Based on available funding, the HSE-to-School Program covers the cost of one attempt on each subject area for the three high school equivalency testing options - GED, HiSET, or TASC - for Michigan residents who meet eligibility requirements.”
The Disability Network (TDN): Is a center for “independent living that partners with people with disabilities so they can live as independently in the community as possible.” Services include information and referrals, peer support, nursing facility transitions, advocacy, youth transitions, and independent living skills. Phone: 810-742-1800. Address: 3600 Dort Hwy #54, Flint, MI 48507
Heat and Utilities: Temporary heat and utility assistance may be available for eligible low-income families and individuals when heating or electric service has been or will be shut off.
Weatherization: Home Heating Credit, State Emergency Relief, Weatherization Assistance Program. Program to reduce energy costs for low-income families, especially the elderly, people with disabilities, and children, by improving their homes. Sign up at 2727 Lippincott Blvd., Flint, MI 48507; Monday-Friday 8:00-4:00; 810-787-0199. Must download application packet on site.
Low-income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Households who meet all State Emergency Relief (SER) eligibility requirements may receive assistance to help them with household heat and electric costs. LIHEAP funds are also used for the Home Heating Credit (HHC) (855) 275-6424. There are eligibility requirements. Energy Assistance Process: State Emergency Relief (SER) Program, Michigan Energy Assistance Program (MEAP) and community partners list to help with the application process; home heating credit.
CARE Program: Consumers Energy in partnership with Department of Human Services and other agencies developed the CARE program to assist low-income eligible customers with a history of energy assistance afford their bill. Arrearage assistance, energy awareness online curriculum, weatherization services, assistance to improve energy account management. Eligibility requirements.
Genesee Health Resource list includes food, clothing, advocacy, healthcare, transportation, shelter, utilities, substance abuse, veteran, and legal services.
2-1-1: up-to-date database of community resources in the health and human service field.
Genesee County Health Department: Free medical clinic, emergency preparedness, environmental health, human health, maternal/infant services, children’s special health care services, dental program, health coverage enrollment services, family planning, hearing, vision, immunizations, sexual health/HIV, women, infants and children (WIC) Apply for Medicaid. Also, one can apply for cash assistance, Food Assistance Program (FAP), child development and care (CDC), Women, Infants & Children (WIC), State Emergency Relief (SER) for housing, utilities and burial. Healthy Kids and MIChild Program information.
Apply for Medicare:Health insurance for individuals 65 years or older. Individuals can sign up three months before they turn 65; individuals with a disability may qualify for Medicare earlier if they have a disability.
Child Health Insurance Program (CHIP): Healthcare program for the low-income uninsured children (sometimes pregnant women) of Michigan's working families. CHIP is for families who earn too much to qualify for Medicaid.
Mott Children’s Hospital: Eligibility requirements for dentistry, pediatric health, audiology, cardiology, lipid clinic, mental health, and pediatric rehabilitation: occupational, physical, and speech therapy.
The Healthy Michigan Planprovides health care benefits to Michigan residents at a low cost so that more people can have health care coverage. Eligibility requirements.
Hamilton Community Health Network seeks to provide high quality health services to all, regardless of ability to pay. Facilities use a sliding pay scale for eligible low-income individuals and families; in addition to other private and public insurances being accepted. There are 7 clinics in Genesee County, and one in Lapeer County with over 40 providers.
Relocation assistance : If you need help with rent, rent arrearage, security deposits or moving expenses, and one of the following circumstances exists for your household, you may be eligible for relocation assistance.
CARES Rental Assistance: Genesee County CARES Act for rent, mortgage, and utility assistance. Michigan Lead Safe Home Program: Eligible households will be provided a FREE lead inspection on your home and an average of $10,000 or more in work to make your home lead-safe, including items such as new windows, doors, painting and cleaning. Both rental properties and owner-occupied properties are eligible: application.
Home Repairs: "State Emergency Relief assists with home repairs to correct unsafe conditions and restore essential services. Eligible home repairs may include repair or replacement of a non-functioning furnace, hot water heaters or septic systems."
Habitat for Humanity Home Repair Services include structural damage, roof repair, porch repair, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, handicap accessibility, siding, exterior paint, weatherization, and furnace/hot water heater replacement program. Additional home repair resources listed on this page.
Home Ownership and Repairs through Metro Community Development. In addition, financial coaching, online money management courses: 810-767-4622
* Have household incomes less than 150% of Area Median Income (AMI) - for example, less than $120,000 for a family of four in Kent, Macomb, and Wayne counties. * Calculate the income limit in your county. * Own and occupy the property as their primary residence. * Have and explain a financial hardship directly related to COVID-19 on or after January 21, 2020.
Refugee Assistance: Federally funded program that helps refugees to become self-sufficient. Health screening services, preventative health care with follow up medical referrals.
Resettlement: Agencies which support initial resettlement process.
Mental Health Resources:
Genesee Health Mental health services:Including intensive crisis stabilization services for children and young adults and access services.For any crisis, call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Trained, professional staff available to assist individuals and families with understanding their treatment options, and to help during a mental health, substance abuse, or family crisis.
Genesee Health has compiled links for individuals to better understand different types of mental health and substance use disorders.
MDHHS food assistance program for low-income families and individuals. Can also apply for Women, Children & Infants (WIC) Program Kids Café: After school feeding program combining a nutritious meal with cultural and educational activities for children 18 and under.
Find your Senator: This service matches your state and provides you a link to your senator’s page.
Senior Centers List: Access to community services for older adults, health screenings, noon meals, outreach, information and referrals, and recreation and socialization
GCCARD – Supporting seniors, 60 and over, with hot meals.
Commodities Food Program: To sign up 2727 Lippincott Blvd., Flint, 48507 Monday-Thursday 8:30-4:00 & Friday 8:30-3:00. For questions, call 810-789-3746 or 810-789-4409.The Commodity Supplemental Food Programs (CSFP) seeks to improve the health of low-income elderly people at least 60 years of age. Also, serving low-income mothers, infants, children, and senior centers. Mobile and Congregate Meals: Kosher and Asian Indian Vegetarian 5080 W. Bristol Rd., Suite 3, Flint, MI 48507 810-767-5922
GCCARD Home Delivered and Congregate Meals 601 N. Saginaw St. Flint, MI 48502 Senior Nutrition Program (810) 235-3567
Resource Guides/Directory: for Genesee, Lapeer and Shiawassee Counties, and Michigan Senior Resource Guide. Includes adult day care, consumer protection, ambulance services, home repair and modifications, relocation and realtors, disability services, specialized community services, elder abuse/senior scams, estate planning, geriatric physicians, counseling services, durable and medical equipment, funeral homes, geriatric assessment and case management, Medicaid, Medicare, support groups, health clinics, psychiatric services, loan closets, home care, hospice, hospitals/urgent care, meal programs/food pantries, pharmaceutical drug assistance programs, medical emergency response systems, rehabilitation services, senior centers, senior hotlines, senior housing, transportation and veteran services.
Jewish Community Services: Multiple transportation services provided for Genesee County residents: (1) for medical appointments outside of Genesee County. Medicaid accepted, fees based on income, with casework services available; (2) within the county for the Congregate Meal Program, medical appointments, errands, and shopping. Wheelchair lift-equipped bus. (810) 767-5922
Mass Transportation Authority (MTA) Your Ride: Available throughout Genesee County, this service is for qualifying individuals who are unable to use the fixed route bus service. Non-emergency medical transportation and door-to-door service available.