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Homeless Resources for Downriver

This season is always difficult for those who are unhoused, but this year the challenges are even more intense. With the pandemic, many services for homeless individuals and families have changed to prevent the spread of COVID. Our staff recently put together an updated list of the currently available resources that exist Downriver and nearby in metro-Detroit to support those struggling with housing.

What we learned in compiling this listing is that local support for housing assistance in the Downriver region is minimal. The reasons why individuals and families might find themselves without housing are complex and deeply personal, and they effect people in every community. If you are involved in an organization that is taking on these issues locally, or if you know of additional resources we can add to this listing, please reach out and we will update this post accordingly.

Meals

Church of the Nazarene (ChristNet)

24356 Eureka Rd.
Taylor, MI 48180
734-287-8890

Providing breakfast and lunch – walk-in and register, temperature will be taken
No food pantry. No shelter. Services for men, women, and children.

Salvation Army

1258 Biddle Ave
Wyandotte, MI 48192
734-282-0930

Meals packaged to go are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from
12:00pm – 1:00pm.

Capuchin Soup Kitchen

4390 Conner
Detroit, MI
313-822-8606 ext. 4217

Serving meals indoors from 8:30 am – 9:30 am and from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm,
Mondays through Fridays, and until 1 pm on Saturdays. Services for men, women,
and children.

Cass Community Social Services

various locations throughout Detroit
313-883-2277

Offer meal services throughout Detroit. Call for locations and times, as many
locations rotate to various churches and organizations. Many churches host
meal services for one week at a time.

Central United Methodist Church (CUMC)

32 E. Adams St.
Detroit, MI 48226
313-965-5422

The NOAH project. Provides bag lunches Monday – Thursday, 10:00am – 2:00pm
No reservations needed. No qualifications or restrictions. Men, women, children.

Shelters

Salvation Army

1258 Biddle Ave
Wyandotte, MI 48192
734-282-0930

Warming center from 8:30 am – 3:45 pm. No overnight shelter.

Wayne County Family Center (Samaritas)

30600 Michigan Ave.
Westland, MI 48174
734-284-6999

Must call first to register for emergency or transitional shelter service.
Meals provided to shelter residents only. No walk-in meals provided.
No food pantry. Private locked rooms for each family. Services for men, women,
and children.

Detroit Rescue Mission (DRMM)

3535 Third Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
313-993-4700

Emergency shelter and food, transitional and permanent housing. Meals
provided to residents. Services for men, women, and children. Substance abuse
treatment and job training available.

Neighborhood Services Organization (NSO)

313-484-4449

Shelter service. Meals provided for shelter residents only. Can call for information about
current bed vacancies for temporary shelters throughout Wayne County. Shelters for men,
women. Can call for recommendations for children and families.

Transition 123, Inc.

Detroit, MI 48232
877-463-2269

Transitional housing for women and their children who have become homeless
due to domestic violence or sexual assault.

Cass Community Social Services

various locations throughout Detroit
313-883-2277

Cass provides every type of housing in continuum care. They offer a warming center
open to women and children nightly from November 15 to April 1. An emergency
shelter open year-round to women and children for up to 90 days. And rotating
shelters open for adults between November and April. Local organizations, usually
churches, host Cass clients for a week. The church provides dinner, a clean place to sleep,
breakfast, and a bagged lunch. In addition, they offer transitional housing where residents
can stay for up to 2 years, and permanent supported housing where individuals can stay
in an apartment indefinitely. Call for location information for various types of housing.

Covenant House Michigan

2959 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Detroit, MI 48208
313-463-2000

A sanctuary and support system for homeless and trafficked youth ages
13-22. They offer 24/7 service.

Salvation Army Emergency Shelters

Detroit
3737 Lawton, Detroit, MI 48208
313-361-6136

Monroe
815 E. First, Monroe, MI 48161
734-241-0440

Health Resources

Community Care Services

26184 W. Outer Drive, Building A,
Lincoln Park, MI 48146
313-389-7500

Urgent behavior health care services. No appointment necessary. Walk-in or
call-in for services. Mention that you are seeking URGENT behavioral health
services. Hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 6:00pm.

Cass Community Social Services

313-883-2277

The Cass Free Medical Clinic is open at Cass Community United Methodist Church (3901 Cass Ave, Detroit, MI 48201) from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturdays year-round and at the Scott Building (11850 Woodrow Wilson St, Detroit, MI 48206) from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Wednesdays during the school year. Volunteer doctors and Wayne State University medical students staff the operation, offering health screenings, providing simple medications, and, as needed, arranging for pro bono procedures.

Covenant House Michigan

2959 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Detroit, MI 48208
313-463-2000

A sanctuary and support system for homeless and trafficked youth ages
13-22. Medical services, mental health, and substance abuse counseling.

Job Counseling, Education, and Financial Planning

Wayne County Family Center (Samaritas)

30600 Michigan Ave.
Westland, MI 48174
734-284-6999

Must call first to register. Job counseling and placement services, Education/GED
resources, and financial planning.

Covenant House Michigan

2959 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Detroit, MI 48208
313-463-2000

A sanctuary and support system for homeless and trafficked youth ages
13-22. Educational programs, job training and placement.

Our building is currently closed to the public. Curbside pickup & home delivery is available.