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ABIGAYLE MINISTRIES - a faith-based residential program for homeless pregnant women 18 years and older and their babies up to 6 months postpartum. They provide shelter, a comprehensive curriculum which includes childbirth education, parenting classes, individual goal setting and attainment, Bible studies, financial problem solving and responsibility and much more. Admission into the program is made through a process conducted by Residential Director at (586) 323-1411 ext. 229.

 

ACCESS CENTER - The single-entry access point for Macomb County Community Mental Health non-emergency mental health services. (586) 948-0222 (Monday - Friday, 8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. Collect calls accepted.)

ACCESS -The Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS) is a human services organization committed to the development of the Arab American community. ACCESS helps low-income families, as well as newly-arrived immigrants adapt to life in the United States.  Its goal is to foster a greater understanding of Arab culture in the U.S. and in the Arab world.  ACCESS provides social, mental health, educational, artistic, employment, legal, and medical services.

ADULT WELL-BEING SERVICES - A community-based, non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the health and well-being of adults in Michigan through comprehensive services, family and community support and advocacy.  http://www.awbs.org/about_us/index.html

ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder) - Developmentally inappropriate degrees of inattention, impulsiveness, and hyperactivity.

ADOPTION IDENTITY MOVEMENT (AIM) - A volunteer-staffed search and support group for adult adoptees, birth parents, adoptive parents, siblings and interested professionals. (248) 548-6291

ADULT DAY CARE - services provided older persons with physical, mental/emotional impairments or social isolation with a stimulating environment to maximize their potential.

ADULT FOSTER CARE HOMES - offering room and board, housekeeping and three meals a day in a home-like setting. In Michigan, adult foster care homes must not have more than 20 beds. Staff is there 24 hours day to give out medicines, keep the person company and help with bathing and dressing. Some homes even provide rides to doctor appointments and social outings. Insurance does not pay for this housing, but if the person is low income, they may qualify for “Supplemental Security Income (SSI) which may pay for it. For a list of this housing option and their prices, call Senior Health Services, (800) 438-0028.

ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES - services which provide protection to vulnerable adults (18 years or older) who are at risk of harm due to the presence or threat of abuse, neglect, or exploitation.

AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) - A sexually-transmitted disease caused by the HIV virus which is categorized by low T-cell counts and includes health conditions including tuberculosis, cancer or recurrent pneumonia.

AIDS PARTNERSHIP MICHIGAN {formerly Wellness Networks} - A non-profit community-based agency dedicated to the promotion of positive health practices and lifestyles with a focus on proving information, referrals and service to persons with AIDS and the community as a whole, so each may better deal with the crisis of AIDS. (800) 872-2437  http://www.aidspartnership.org

AID TO FAMILIES WITH DEPENDENT CHILDREN (AFDC) - Income assistance programs that provide money to families with needy children who are deprived of parental support or care. Administered by the Department of Health and Human Services (formerly called the Family Independence Agency). Mt. Clemens District Office: (586) 469-7700; Sterling Heights district office:, (586) 254-1500; Warren district office: (586) 427-0600.

ALTERNATIVES TO DOMESTIC AGGRESSION (ADA) - A treatment program designed to end men's use of violence and other forms of aggression to control their partners. Referrals may be made through the courts; Macomb County Crisis Center, (586) 307-9100; Turning Point, (586) 463-6990; or self-referral. Available from any of the following agencies: Macomb Family Services, (586) 468-2656 or Stopping Abuse Facilitating Education (STOP), (586) 447-2292.

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION - A chapter of the National Alzheimer’s Association which provides support services for patients and families and education for professionals and other community members. (248) 557- 8277. http://www.alz.org/gmc/

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF RETIRED PERSONS - is a membership organization leading positive social change and delivering value to people age 50 and over through information, advocacy and service. http://www.aarp.org

AMERICAN INDIAN HEALTH AND FAMILY SERVICES - A non-profit health center serving the Native Americancommunity of SE Michigan.  Its mission is to enhance the physical, spiritual, emotional, and mental well-being of NativeAmerican families and other underserved populations in SE Michigan offering comprehensive, culturally integrated, qualityhealth care in the areas of medical care, dental care, behavioral health care, and alcohol, tobacco and drug abuse prevention.



AMERICAN RED CROSS - 
A volunteer emergency service organization whose mission is to help people in their communities prevent, prepare for, and cope with emergencies. (586) 778-5600. http://www.sem redcross.org/



ANGEL HOUSE - 
A multi-cultural organization reaching out to the immigrant community in the areas of social, family, vocational , andphysical needs, through services in education, health, and counseling providing a wide range of opportunities in volunteerism andoutreach, as well as education in Arab culture and Islam for those outside this immigrant community. (313) 849-2522; Website:  http://www.angelhouse.org/

 

APTITUDE TESTING - The process of evaluating the level at which an individual is capable of learning new skills. The individual will be administered a standardized test comprising of basic math and reading problems in the attempt to identify potential barriers to training.

ARC SERVICES OF MACOMB - A non-profit membership organization whose mission is to help physically, mentally and socially disabled persons achieve greater independence through training, work experience, and other services designed to improve their ability to become more self-reliant, self-supporting, and contributing members of society. Clinton Twp. (586) 469-1600  http://www.arcservices.org

AREA AGENCY ON AGING I - B - A regional organization responsible for planning, coordinating and funding social service programs for older adults. (800) 852-7795 http://www.aaa1b.com/

ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES - Places to live which also give help with different daily activities, such as rides to shopping or doctor appointments, or at least one meal per day, housekeeping, bathing and giving you medicines. Types of help differ greatly, so you should ask about each of these services when looking into a facility. Types of Assisted Living Facilities are: adult foster care homes, homes for the aged, private developments for assisted living, continuum of care facilities and continuing care retirement communities. For a list of this housing option and their prices, call Senior Health Services, (800) 438-0028.

ASSOCIATION OF CHINESE AMERICANS (ACA)- A non-profit organization which provides services and programs that helpstrengthen and enhance the well-being of the community.  http://www.acadetroit.org

ATOD - Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs

ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER (ADD) - A developmental disorder of age-appropriate attention span, impulse control, restlessness and rule governed behavior that develops in late infancy or early childhood (before age 6), is pervasive in nature and is not accounted for on the basis of growth, neurologic, sensory or motor impairments, or severe emotional disturbance.

AUDIO/VISUAL (A/V) - Audiotapes, film, videos, overhead projections, etc.

AUTISM SOCIETY OF AMERICA - the nation’s leading grassroots autism organization, exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism. This is done by increasing public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum, advocating for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan, and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy. www.autism-society.org

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BAKER COLLEGE - the largest independent college in Michigan with a focused approach to education and training.  http://www.baker.edu



BETHANY CHRISTIAN SERVICES - 
A non-profit, pro-life Christian adoption and family services agency (800) 238-4269  http://www.bethany.org/



BIG BROTHERS/BIG SISTERS - 
An organization which provides trained adult volunteers who offer friendship to young persons ages 8 through 12 from single parent homes. (586) 569-1811 http://www.bbbs.or



BIRTHRIGHT OF MACOMB COUNTY - 
A pro-life crisis pregnancy center in Utica, MI. (586) 254-5930  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Birthright -of-Macomb-County-Help-With- Your-Pregnancy/160297730659422



BLENDED FAMILIES - 
Families in which one or both of the spouses have been previously married and one or both have children from that previous union. Formerly referred to as "step families."

 

BONDING - Fidelity bond insurance available to employers to protect against possible dishonest acts by employees, such as theft, larceny, forgery or embezzlement.



BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS OF SE MICHIGAN - 
A youth development organization providing a positive environment that enables its members to become responsible, self reliant, caring adults. http://www.bgcsm.org/



BOY SCOUTS - 
A service organization which opportunities for character building, citizenship training, personal, mental and moral fitness through pack activities for boys grades 1 - 8 and young men and women of high school age. Macomb County north of 14 Mile - Boy Scouts Clinton Valley Council: (248) 338-0035 (Pontiac); Macomb County south of 14 Mile - Detroit Area Council of Boy Scouts (313) 897-1965 (Detroit). http://www.scouting.org/



BRIDGE CARD 
- A card issued by the state of Michigan that is used to help provide bill money and/or food money for those in severe need who live in Michigan.

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CANDLELIGHTERS CHILDHOOD CANCER FOUNDATION OF MICHIGAN - A non-profit organization located in Shelby Township and dedicated to support, educate, and advocate for children who have or have had cancer, their families, and the health professionals who care for them. 55527 Parkview, Shelby Twp., MI 48316, (586) 484-9500 or diliberti@comcast.net

CARE OF SOUTHEASTERN MICHIGAN - The central information and referral agency for alcohol and other drug problems in Macomb County. CARE has four divisions: Employee Assistance Center, Student Assistance Center, Substance Abuse Information Center and Prevention Services. The Parent/Family Program is a program in the prevention services division and provides parenting classes countywide using the Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP) Model. Employee Assistance (586) 541-1555); Student Assistance (586) 541-2273; Substance Abuse Information Center (586) 541-2273; Prevention Services (586) 541-0033. www.careofsem.com

CAREGIVERS - provides in-home services to enable families and adults with social, emotional and health problems to live in an environment that enhances appropriate independence and develops their potential for personal development. (313) 964-5070

CARE HOUSE - A child advocacy center for young victims of sexual assault and their parents. (586) 463-0123  http://www.mccarehouse.org/

CAREER RESOURCE ROOM at Michigan Works! Offices - A facility designed for the purpose of enhancing the customer’s job search. Each facility is comprised of resource materials such as resume-creation aides, job interview literature, job postings, and a phone bank which may be used by each customer at his/her own discretion. Mt. Clemens: (586) 469-7702; Warren, (586) 777-8274; Sterling Heights: (586) 939- 8990

CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF SE MICHIGAN, (formerly Catholic Charities of SE Michigan) - A licensed, accredited, faith-based, non-profit family and children's services agency serving residents of Macomb County and southeastern Michigan. Clinton Township: (586) 416-2300; Warren: (586) 558-7551.  http://www.csmacomb.org

CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) is the nation's leading non­profit organization serving individuals with AD/HD and their families. http://www.chadd.org

CHALDEAN COMMUNITY FOUNDATION - The not-for-profit arm of the Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce which is dedicated to advancing the needs of the Chaldean American community and the communities in which they live and work through education, charitable giving and advocacy. http://chaldeanfoundation.org/

CHALDEAN FEDERATION OF AMERICA (CFA) - A non-profit umbrella organization that provides consultation on achieving asylum and connecting the most needy refugee families to local humanitarian relief agencies in the countries of refuge.  http://chaldeanfederation.org/

CHALLENGE ASPEN - Challenge Aspen provides recreational, cultural and competitive experiences for people with disabilities, encouraging family and friends to share in these experiences. Telephone/TTY: (970) 923-0578 or http://www.challengeaspen.org/index.cfm

CHASS- COMMUNITY HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES - A community-based, not-for-profit organization formed to develop, promote, and provide comprehensive, accessible and affordable quality primary health care and support services to all residents of the community, with emphasis on the underserved African American and Latino populations in Detroit.  Fort Street Clinic:  (313) 849-3920; Woodward Avenue Clinic: (313) 556-9907. www.chasscenter.org

CLEARCAPTIONS - provides text of phone conversations for people with hearing loss. Certified as a caption telephone provider by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), ClearCaptions offers an innovative suite of communication services on a variety of platforms, including personal computers, mobile devices andhome phones. www.clearcaptions.com

CHILDREN’S PROTECTIVE SERVICES - Social services designed to assure that children are protected from physical, or emotional harm due to parental abuse, neglect, or exploitation, and that parents are assisted where possible to function appropriately in providing the necessary care for their children. Children's Protective Services (877) 412-6109 (Central Intake) After hours and on weekends, call (586) 254-1513.

CHILDREN’S SPECIAL HEALTH CARE SERVICES - A County program designed to find any child under age 21 with a special medical condition early (e.g., birth defect, cancer, diabetes, etc.) to begin treatment; identify necessary care providers to prevent, lessen and/or treat the qualified condition; assist the family in addressing the issues associated with a special needs child, assist the family with support systems and other referral needs; help the family to understand Managed care options; and clarify/identify other insurance concerns. Other services include: medical supplies, special equipment, education/support groups and referrals to other community agencies. (586) 466-6855 http://www.michigan.gov/mdch



CHILDREN’S TOOTH FAIRY FOUNDATION 
is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing basic, emergency, preventative and comprehensive dental care to uninsured children in Metropolitan Detroit and Southeastern Michigan. The foundation-funded services are free to the children and families. http://childrenstoothfairyfoundation.org/



CLINTON COUNSELING CENTER - 
An individual and family counseling agency for mental health and/or substance abuse problems. (586) 468-2266



CMH (also known as Macomb County Community Mental Health) - 
The County department responsible for providing mental health, substance abuse, and developmental disability services in the County through both directly operated and contract agencies. (586) 469-5275. http://www.mccmh.net



CMH ACCESS CENTER - 
The single entry access point for Macomb County Community Mental Health non-emergency mental health services. (586) 948-0222 (Monday - Friday, 8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. Collect calls accepted.) www.mccmh.net



COMMON GROUND - 
A crisis intervention agency serving the tri-County area. It provides a 24-hour information and referral crisis line, legal clinic, speakers bureau, prevention programs in schools, and victims assistance programs. Business line: (248) 547-2260; Crisis line: (248) 543-2900 http://www.mhweb.org/oakland/common.htm



COMMUNITY ACTION CENTERS - 
Centers which advocate and provide specialized direct and non-direct services to help low-income residents become more self-sufficient, operated by Macomb County Community Services Agency. New Haven: (586) 469-7359; Clinton Twp.: (586) 469-6964; Warren: (586) 759-9150 http://www.macombcountymi.gov/MCCSA/index.htm



COMMUNITY FIRST HEALTH CENTERS - 
The new name of the former Downriver Community Services. A medical center providing comprehensive medical care for individual and family needs primarily in the communities of New Haven, Ray and Lenox Townships. (586) 749-5197 www.communityfirsthc.org



COMMUNITY HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES (CHASS) CENTER, INC.
 - A community-based , not-for­profit organization formed to develop , promote, and provide comprehensive ,accessible and affordable quality primary health care and support services to all residents of the community, with emphasis on the underserved African American and Latino populations in Detroit.  Fort Street Clinic: (313) 849-3920; Woodward Avenue Clinic: (313) 556-9907. www.chasscenter.org



COMPASSION PREGNANCY CENTER - 
A pro-life crisis pregnancy center in Clinton Township. (586) 949- 2229  http://www.compassionpregnancy.org



CONSIGNMENT STORES - 
A consignment store is a second-hand stores that offer used goods at a lower cost than new and in which the Consignment store owner pays the person who owns the item a portion of the proceeds from the sale. Payment is not made until and unless the item actually sells.



CONSUMER CREDIT COUNSELING SERVICE - 
A non-profit financial counseling service designed to assist consumers experiencing financial difficulties. (586) 263-1160 or TOLL FREE: (800) 547-5005

CONTINUING CARE RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES offer different levels of care, just like Continuum of Care facilities. The difference is that for these communities you sign a long-term contract before getting in, which assures you of housing and services for as long as you live, no matter what happens to your health. There is usually a large fee to enter plus the monthly fees. For a list of this housing option and their prices, call Senior Health Services, (800) 438-0028.

CONTINUUM OF CARE FACILITIES - offers two or more levels of care (independent living, assisted living, or nursing home) at the same site. If the person needs more care as he/she ages, they can simply change buildings or rooms rather than move to a whole new complex. Insurance does NOT cover this housing, unless you move into a nursing home and meet certain requirements. For a list of this housing option and their prices, call Senior Health Services, (800) 438-0028.

COVENANT COMMUNITY CARE, INC. - A faith-based charitable non-profit Community Health Center in Wyandotte, Ml serving the people of Metro Detroit.  As a Federally Qualified Health Center, they offer integrated medical, dental and behavioral health care, regardless of ability to pay.  Accepting all Medicaid and Medicare plans, as well as many other private and public insurance plans. (734) 330-1562. Website: www.inhomedentalcare.org

CPS (Children’s Protective Services) - Social services designed to assure that children are protected from physical, or emotional harm due to parental abuse, neglect, or exploitation, and that parents are assisted where possible to function appropriately in providing the necessary care for their children. Children's Protective Services (877) 412-6109 (Central Intake) after hours and on weekends, call (586) 254-1513.

CROWN COUNCIL - An alliance of leading-edge dental teams passionately committed to promoting oral health and serving through charitable work. www.smilesforlife.org

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DENTAL LIFELINE NETWORK
 (formerly the National Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped) is a national humanitarian organization providing access to comprehensive dental services for people with disabilities or who are elderly or medically at-risk. Dental Lifeline Network provides these services through a national network of direct service programs that involve 15,000 volunteer dentists and 3,200 volunteer labs.  http://nfdh.org



DEPARTMENT OF CAREER DEVELOPMENT - REHABILITATION SERVICES - 
The state/federal agency responsible for providing vocational rehabilitation services and assistance to business and industry. (586)) 412-1510 (Clinton Twp.); (586) 573-6777 (Warren). TDD: (586) 573-0205 http://www.michigan.gov/mdcd



DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN’S AFFAIRS - 
The County department providing counseling and assistance to veterans and/or their dependents in securing benefits, as well as guidance and counseling on many problems affecting veterans and their dependents. (586) 469-5315 http://www.macombcountymi.gov/veterans



DETROIT JOB CORPS - 
A federal training program for indigent youth. (313) 821-7000 http://detroit.jobcorps.gov/hom e.aspx



DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES - 
Conditions of mental retardation, Down syndrome, autism, and cerebral palsy.



DHHS (DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES) - 
The state department responsible for providing basic incomesupport and specific social services for low income people. Mt. Clemens district office: (586) 469-7700; Sterling Heights district office: (586) 254-1500; Warren district office: (586) 427-0600. Children’s Protective Services (CPS): (877) 412-6109 / CPS after hours and weekend telephone number (586) 254-1513. http://www.michigan.gov/dhs



DOUBLE UP FOOD BUCKS
 - a nutrition program that provides incentives to encourage healthier choices for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients, directly benefitting low-income families and local farmers.  When SNAP recipients shop at a participating site, the amount that they spend on their SNAP Bridge Card is matched up to $20 per visit with Double Up Food Bucks, which can be used to purchase Michigan-grown fruits and vegetables. Double Up Food Bucks starts July 1st and ends October 31st http://www.doubleupfoodbucks.org/



DSM IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) - 
A publication of the American Psychiatric Association providing a classification of mental disorders. 

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EARLY LEARNING COMMUNITY - Early Learning Communities are places where parents and family, friend and neighbor caregivers can meet like-minded adults and form support networks while learning current best practices and developing childcare skills by inspiring parents and caregivers to provide literacy-rich environments for the children in their care.  http://www.liveunitedsem.org/pages/early-learning-communities

EARLY ON - A system of early intervention services for children from birth to 36 months of age with special needs or a developmental delay and their families and designed to help families find health, educational and social services that promote the development of their eligible infants and toddlers within the context of the family. Macomb Intermediate School District/Early On, (586) 228-3331 http://www.misd.net

EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT (EITC) sometimes called the Earned Income Credit (EIC) - a refundable federal income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. To qualify, taxpayers must meet certain requirements and file a tax return, even if they did not earn enough money to be obligated to file a tax return. The EITC has no effect on certain welfare benefits. In most cases, EITC payments will not be used to determine eligibility for Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), food stamps, low-income housing or most Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TAN F) payments.



EASTER SEALS 
- A nonprofit charitable organization that assists more than one million children and adults with autism and other disabilities and special needs annually. Sites provide services, therapies and treatments tailored to meet the specific needs of the particular community it serves. The organization assists children and adults with physical and mental disabilities and special needs resulting from any cause, whether diagnosed at birth or incurred through disease, accidental injury or the aging process. (586) 501-3070 http://www.easterseals.com



EASTSIDE HEALTH CENTER DENTAL SERVICES
 - Provides low cost adult dental care for Michigan residents. (313) 921-5500. http://www.rchf.org/Clinics/eastside-health-center.aspx



EASTSIDE TEEN OUTREACH 
is a faith-based 501(c)(3) non-profit teen organization in Eastpointe, MI serving about 150 teens in southeast Macomb County. (586) 447-TEEN (586-447-8336) http://www.eastsideteenoutreach.org/



EASTWOOD COMMUNITY CLINICS - 
A private, non-profit counseling agency with Macomb County sites in Fraser (586) 792-5335 and Eastpointe (586) 445-2210 http://www.mhweb.org/macomb/eastwood.htm



EBT - (Electronics Benefits Transfer) -
 Instead of receiving paper food stamps and paper checks, DHS customers are issued a debit card called the Michigan Bridge Card to purchase food products and access cash benefits



EFNEP (Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program) 
A federally-funded nutrition education program with trained para-professionals teaching limited-resource youth and families with children to improve the quality of their daily diets. Available in Macomb County through MSU Extension, (586) 469-5180 http://www.macombcountymi.gov/msuextension/efnep.htm

ELKS - A private organization that provides financial help to primarily handicapped and retarded youth.  http://www.elks.org/



E-MAIL OUR MILITARY - 
An organization started by a military wife where service members register and are matched with civilians who have registered to send and show their support to our troops. http://www.emailourmilitary.com



EPILEPSY FOUNDATION OF MICHIGAN - 
An organization committed to empowering the independence and inspiring lives of persons with epilepsy. http://www.epilepsyfoundation.org/



EXPANDED FOOD AND NUTRITION EDUCATION PROGRAM (EFNEP) 
A federally-funded nutrition education program with trained para-professionals teaching limited-resource youth and families with children to improve the quality of their daily diets. Available in Macomb County through MSU Extension, 469-5180. http://www.macombcountymi.gov/msuextension/efnep.htm

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FAMILIES ANONYMOUS - A twelve-step self-help group for dependency problems. http://www.familiesanonymous.org



FAMILIES EXPLORING DOWN SYNDROME (F.E.D.S.) 
A non-profit organization, hosting support groups for parents of children with down syndrome. (586) 997-7607 http://www.familiesexploringdownsyndrome.org/



FAMILIES FIRST - 
The largest family preservation initiative in the nation. Based on the principle that every child has a right to grow up in a permanent family and every reasonable effort should be made to keep families together and remove children from the home only when their well-being can't be protected within the family unit even though services and supports are available to the family.



FAMILY ADOPTION CONSULTANTS - 
An Macomb adoption placement organization specializing in foreign adoptions. (586) 726-2988 http://www.facadopt.org



FAMILY INDEPENDENCE PAYMENTS (FIP) {formerly AFDC - Aid to Families with Dependent Children} 
A program available through the Department of Health and Human Services that provides financial assistance to families with children under the age of 18. The family must fall within income guidelines to qualify.



FAMILY SUPPORT SUBSIDY PROGRAM - 
A program to assist families of children with special education, classifications of autism (AI), severe mental impairment (SMI), or severe multiple impairment (SXI) apply for support payments provided by the State of Michigan. Assistance is only provided with the application process; Family Support Subsidy payments are delivered through the Department of Health and Human Services.



FAMILY YOUTH INTERVENTIONS (FYI) - 
Macomb County's runaway shelter and counseling center for adolescents and their families. (586) 465-1212 http://www.familyyouth.com/



FIRST RESOURCES AND TREATMENT (FIRST) - 
A division of Macomb County Community Mental Health, which offers a full range of outpatient treatment services to children and adults and their families including individual, group and family therapy. Specialized services include home-based treatment intervention specialized treatment services to the Macomb Intermediate School District Services to the Emotionally Impaired, and Single Entry Assessments for hospitalization and residential care. Mt. Clemens: (586) 469- 6375; St. Clair Shores: (586) 759-9112; Warren: (586) 573-2042. All referrals go through the CM H AccessCenter: (586) 948-0222 http://www.mccmh.net



4H - (Head, Heart, Hands, Health) - 
A co-educational program for youth 5 - 19 years sponsored by Michigan State University. The youth are led by adult volunteers on specific projects. The emphasis is placed on hands-on learning experiences geared to prepare children for the future. (586) 469-6432 http://www.macombcountymi.gov/MSUEXTENSION/4h index.htm



FREEDOM HOUSE
 - An interdenominational, non-profit charity that provides food, clothing, shelter, and social and legal services to people of all races and creeds.  Its mission is to extend love and human dignity to people who have been devastated by torture and the denial of human rights.  Freedom House educates for systemic change.  All Freedom House residents are indigent.  The purpose of Freedom House is to provide legal representation to indigent refugees seeking political asylum in the United States



FREEDOM ROAD TRANSPORTATION
 - A non-profit organization which provides transportation reimbursement for volunteer drivers of seniors, people with disabilities and people living within a low income whose lives are impacted by social isolation as a result of not having access to affordable transportation. (248) 232-1259 http://freedomroadtransportation.org/



FRIEND OF THE COURT - 
The County department responsible for the enforcement of all support, alimony, and parenting time orders entered by the Court. Also conducts investigations and prepares recommendations for the Court on questions of support, alimony, custody and parenting time. (586) 469-5160 http://www.macombcountymi.gov/CIRCUITCOURT/friendofthecourt.htm



A FRIEND’S HOUSE - 
An adult day care center with activities developed to meet each older adults personal needs, capabilities and interests. (586) 412-8494 http://www.csmacomb.org/afriendshouse.htm



FURNITURE BANK
 - The Furniture Bank of Southeastern Michigan provides beds and essential home furnishings to children and families in need. furniture-bank.org



FYI (Family Youth Interventions) - 
Macomb County's runaway shelter and counseling center for adolescents and their families. (586) 465-1212 http://www.familyyouth.com

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GED (General Equivalency Diploma) - A certificate of achievement granted to the individual who has not completed the requirements for a high school diploma, but has demonstrated a mastery of high school level concepts via a statewide standardized test.

GENESIS HOME HEALTH CARE AND REHAB - A home health care agency providing ISS and MSS services in Macomb County.(248) 208-9950 http://www.genesishcc.com



GERIATRICIAN
 - A specialist in geriatrics.  Geriatrics is a branch of medicine that deals with the problems and or diseases of old age and aging people.



GIRL SCOUTS OF SE MICHIGAN - 
The governing body for Girl Scouts in Macomb County. (586) 263-0220 http://www.gssem.org



GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH - 
A Mt. Clemens church allowing 12-step-based support group meetings. (586) 465-4573  http://www.gracemtclemens.org



GREENPATH DEBT SOLUTIONS - 
a nationwide non-profit consumer credit counseling service that has been helping people resolve financial problems, achieve financial goals and get relief from debt since 1961. Offices in Eastpointe and Utica, (800) 994-5537 or http://www.greenpath.com

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HABITAT FOR HUMANITY - 
A grassroots, ecumenical ministry which seeks to eliminate poverty housing and to make decent housing available to low income families. (586) 468-8706 http://macombhabitat.org



HARBOR OAKS HOSPITAL - 
A freestanding 64-bed psychiatric and chemical dependency treatment center offering inpatient, day treatment, and outpatient mental health services. (586) 725-5777 http://www.harboroaks.com



HAVENWYCK HOSPITAL - 
A 160-bed licensed, short-term psychiatric and substance abuse facility in Auburn Hills serving children (3 years and older) , adolescents, and adults offering individual, group, and family therapy along with education and support groups. (800) 401-ASAP (2727) or (248) 373-9200 http://www.psysolutions.com/facilities/havenwyck



HEAD START - 
A preschool educational program for children from low income families. (586) 469-5215 http://www.macombcountymi.gov/MCCSA/hs.htm



HEALTHY FAMILIES - 
A program that provides expectant and new parents with the opportunity to receive the education and support they need at the time their baby is born.



HEALTHY KIDS (formerly “Medicaid”) - 
A program which helps needy people pay for medical services which protects their health. http://www.michigan.gov/mdch



HELMETS TO HARDHATS - 
Helmets to Hardhats is a web site program that connects National Guard, Reserve and transitioning active-duty military members with quality career training and employment opportunities within the construction industry. http://helmetstohardhats.org



HELPING A HERO - 
a 501(c)(3) non profit, non-partisan organization providing support for military personnel, severely injured in the war on terror. Our principal activity is to provide specially adapted homes for qualifying service members as well as engaging the community to provide services and resources for our wounded heroes and their families. (888) 786-9531  http://www.helpingahero.org



HENRY FORD MACOM B HOSPITAL {formerly St. Joseph Hospital} - 
A non-profit hospital with locations in Macomb County.http://www.henryfordmacomb.com



HIV (Human Immuno Deficiency Virus) - 
The virus that causes AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome).



HOMES FOR THE AGED - 
Places which give room and board, housekeeping and means. Staff is there 24 hours day and can give out medicines if needed. The person may have their own bedroom or share one with others. Some places include help with personal care and bathing in the monthly rent, while others may do so for an extra fee. Insurance does NOT pay for this housing. For a list of this housing option and their prices, call Senior Health Services, (800) 438-0028.



HOSPICE COMPASSUS
 - A family of community-based hospices. http://www.hospicecompassus.com/ 
(248) 355-9900 or (800) 397-9360



HOSPICE OF CLINTON TOWNSHIP- 
serves terminally ill patients and their families. (586) 468-8580. http://www.in-househospice.com



HOSPICE OF MICHIGAN - 
provides comprehensive, compassionate comfort care to people with acute chronic illness and support to their loved ones. (248) 353-2070. http://www.hom.org



HOSPICE OF MICHIGAN DEVELOPMENT - 
The fund raising division of Hospice of Michigan.


HUD (Housing and Urban Development) - 
The federal department responsible for providing decent shelter for all by means of revitalizing urban areas and enhancing the capabilities of local governments to rejuvenate their communities. (313) 226-6280 http://www.hud.gov

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INDIVIDUAL EDUCATIONAL PLAN (IEP) -
 The IEP specifies the educational services to be provided and how often, describes the student's present levels of performance and how the student's disabilities affect academic performance, and specifies accommodations and modifications to be provided for the student.



INSIDE AMERICA FOUNDATION - 
a 501 © (3) non-profit charitable organization which helps the needy in America. IAF collects and purchases food to give away to the needy. IAF also provides used vehicles to low-income individuals and operates a Thrift Store which sells used clothes, furniture, and appliances at low cost. The store is located at 30003 Groesbeck, Roseville, M I 48066. Office: (877) 751-3334 Food Help Line: (586) 747-7435. www.insideamericafoundation.org

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JOB COUNSELING - 
The process by which case managers discuss with their clients, suitability for certain jobs based upon specific criteria. This criteria may include aptitude testing, interest inventories, prior experience and/or education, job market analysis, skill assessment, etc.



JOB DEVELOPMENT - 
The creation of employment opportunities for Michigan Works! Clients who have completed training or who are already in possession of marketable skills. A Michigan Works! Job Developer secures positions with local employers who have a need for skilled individuals, and are committed to furthering the training and subsequent careers of Michigan Works! clients.



JOB DEVELOPMENT CENTER - 
A work adjustment center for Macomb County high school students who are developmentally disabled, between the ages of 15½ - 26 and who may have secondary disabilities such as physically or otherwise health impaired, and emotionally impaired. The purpose of the Job Development Center is to help students improve in work traits that are essential to successful employment. Although physically located in St. Clair Shores, the Job Development Center is funded through the East Detroit Public Schools. Transportation to and from the Center is the responsibility of the sending district. Job Development Center, c/o 34692 Nova, Clinton Township, Michigan 48035, (586) 792-6400.



JOB LINK {formerly “Work First”} - 
Michigan’s welfare-to-work program, which is operated at the local level through Michigan Works!. Administered by the Macomb/St. Clair Workforce Development Board, Job Link is designed to broaden the range of employment and training services available to recipients of Family Independence Payments).



JTPA (Job Training Partnership Act) - 
A federally-funded program that provides employment and training services for economically disadvantaged adults and youth as well as dislocated workers.



JUDSON CENTER - 
A counseling agency which provides in-home and out-of-home direct care services to emotionally abused and neglected and developmentally disabled children and adults and their families. http://judsoncenter.org



JUVENILE COURT DELINQUENCY PREVENTION SERVICES - 
A department of Macomb County Court system offering assistance and counseling to children 9-17 years who are at risk of involvement in Juvenile Court. (586) 469-5240



JUVENILE DRUG COURT - 
A service designed to increase public safety by providing a continuum of services including judicial supervision, due process, and an integration of treatment services from County and community agencies designed to restore abstinence and sobriety to the youth charged with alcohol and drug usage. (586) 469-4508



JUVENILE JUSTICE CENTER - 
The county-operated 140 bed secure facility providing services for youth as ordered by a Macomb County Judge. (586) 469-5375 http://www.macombcountymi.gov/circuitcourt/juveniledivision.htm

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KARMANOS CANCER INSTITUTE - 
An urban-based integrated system of research, patient care and education, dedicated to the prevention, early detection, and eventual eradication of cancer. (800) 527-6266; Friends Like Me Support Group, (800) 527-6266. http://www.karmanos.org



KIDS CHARITIES OF THE ANTELOPE VALLEY, 
a 501(c)3 charity whose goal is to see the every parent soldier in most harm's way who wants a dog tag for his/her children receives one at no charge to the service member or their families. (661) 265-6069  http://kidscharitiesoftheav.com



KIWANIS - 
An international organization of business and professional men and women whose primary purpose is to help children and the aged. Activities include: support of youth development and improvement projects, agriculture and conservation projects, involvement in business affairs, and support of spiritual and vocational guidance for youth. http://www.kiwanis.org



KNOW RESOLVE 
- KnowResolve is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting mental health and reducing youth suicides through outreach, advocacy and education. Their goals are to increase help-seeking behavior, connect teens and young adults to available resources, promote the development of healthy coping skills and promote relationship-building among students on school campuses. http://knowresolve.org/
 

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LABOR MARKET INFORMATION - (LMI) - 
Information regarding specific careers or labor markets including future trends, salary expectations, specialty skills needed, and job growth. The Michigan Opportunities Information System, (MOIS) is considered to be an excellent resource.



LAKE HOUSE
 provides a safe harbor to support, educate and empower those touched by cancer. (586) 777-7761  http://www.milakehouse.org/Home.php



LA LECHE LEAGUE - 
An information and support network for women who breast-feed their babies. (313) 438-1015 (Dearborn)  http://www.llli.org



LATINO FAMILY SERVICES
 - Provides and coordinates comprehensive human services to residents of Wayne County with particular emphasis on its Latino residents. http://www.latinofamilyservices.com/



LEGAL AID AND DEFENDER ASSOCIATION - 
A private, non-profit organization providing comprehensive, aggressive legal advocacy and representation in civil and criminal matters to individuals who cannot afford such representation. Legal Aid and Defender Association in located in Wayne County, with an office in Macomb County. Toll-free number: (877) 964 - 4700.  http://www.ladadetroit.org



LEONARD HOUSE - 
A transitional housing facility in Macomb County. (586) 774-5265


LIBERTIES INC. - 
a Center that provides a variety of support services to adults with mental illness, including food, clothing, socialization, assistance with housing and support to begin or maintain mental health treatment.  http://www.mhweb.org/macomb/maccmh2.htm



LIGHTHOUSE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
 - A non-profit agency committed to creating stable, affordable housing for working families in SE Michigan.  It develops safe, decent affordable housing and organizes neighborhoods, and builds assets, self-sufficiency, and success through intensive home ownership and financial management training programs. (248) 920- 6000.  http://www.lighthouseoakland.org/index.html



LIONS/LIONESS CLUB - 
An association of business and professional men/women providing community services. Areas addressed may include: sight conservation and work for the blind, civic improvement, youth programs, citizenship and patriotism, community betterment, education and health and welfare. http://www.lionsclubs.org



LITTLE PATRIOTS EMBRACED, INC. 
is a non-profit organization whose mission is to reduce the emotional and psychological stress faced by the families of the deployed U.S. military serving throughout the world. (877) 448-3573 (877-GIVE-LPE) or www.littlepatriotsembraced.org/mission.htm



LOW INCOME - 
Income which is at or below 85% of the federal poverty guidelines.

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MACOMB ACADEMY - 
A public charter school for special needs students 18 - 26 years of age. Classes include daily living skills and employment and training before making a transition into the adult community. (586) 228-2201



MACOMB COMMUNITY ACTION - 
The agency responsible for the coordination of the following programs for low income families: Macomb Action Agency Centers; Head Start programs; home weatherization; senior nutrition; and transportation. (586) 469-6999 http://www.macombcountymi.gov/MCCSA/index



MACOMB COMMUNITY ACTION CENTERS - 
Centers which advocate and provide specialized direct and non-direct services to help low-income residents become more self-sufficient. New Haven: (586) 469-7359; Mt. Clemens: (586) 469-6964; Warren: (586) 759-9150 http://www.macombcountymi.gov/MCCSA/index



MACOMB COMMUNITY COLLEGE (MCC) - 
A community college serving Macomb County. (586) South Campus-Warren: 445-7000; Central Campus- Clinton Twp.: 286-2000 http://www.macomb.edu



MACOMB COMMUNITY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PREVENTION COALITION - 
A coalition of Catholic Charities of SE Michigan, Macomb Family Services, and Turning Point, Inc., working together to stop violence against women by providing education, therapy and guidance to male batterers, referrals, support and counseling to the women they have battered and information to the courts when needed. Catholic Charities of SE Michigan (586) 558-7551; Macomb Family Services (586) 468-2656; Turning Point, Inc. (586) 463-6990



MACOMB COUNTY ADULT DAY CARE CENTER - 
adult day care providing services for frail, handicapped, and memory impaired older adults, ages 60 and older. http://www.macombcountymi.gov/SENIORSERVICES/adultdaycare



MACOMB COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT- 
The court with jurisdiction in all civil cases involving more than $25,000.00; domestic relations cases; cases seeking equitable relief, felony criminal cases and some serious misdemeanors. The Court also has jurisdiction over appeals from district courts and administrative agencies. (586) 469-5351  http://www.macombcountymi.gov/CIRCUITCOURT



MACOMB COUNTY COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH - 
The County department responsible for providing mental health, substance abuse, and developmental disability services through both directly-operated and contract agencies. (586) 469-5275 http://www.mccmh.net



MACOMB COUNTY CRISIS CENTER - 
The 24 hours/7 days-a-week crisis intervention and central referral agency for Macomb County. (586) 307-9100 http://www.mhweb.org/macomb/maccmh



MACOMB COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN’S AFFAIRS - 
The County department responsible for providing counseling and assistance to veterans and/or their dependents in securing benefits and services. (586) 469-5315 http://www.macombcountymi.gov/veterans/index



MACOMB COUNTY FRIEND OF THE COURT - 
Serves the 16th Judicial Circuit Court in the enforcement of all support, alimony, and parenting time orders entered by the Court. Also conducts investigations and prepares recommendations for the Court on questions of support, alimony custody and parenting time. (586) 469-5160  http://www.macombcountymi.gov/CIRCUITCOURT/friendofthecourt



MACOMB COUNTY HABITAT FOR HUMANITY- 
A grassroots ecumenical ministry which seeks to eliminate poverty housing and to make decent housing available to low income families. (586) 468-8706



MACOMB COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT - 
The County department responsible for a wide range of health services to maintain, improve and protect the health of Macomb County citizens. Programs are implemented through 4 major divisions: environmental health, maternal and child health programs, family health clinics and health promotion/risk reduction. Mt. Clemens, (586) 469-5372; St. Clair Shores, (586) 465- 9170; Warren, (586) 465-8030 http://www.macombcountymi.gov/PUBLICHEALTH



MACOMB COUNTY HOMELESS COALITION - 
coordinates the resources available to the homeless and potentially homeless in Macomb County. (586) 285-0400 http://www.macombhomelesscoalition.com



MACOMB COUNTY HUMAN SERVICES COORDINATING BODY - 
(HSCB) - The state-designated community collaborative for Macomb County. (586) 466-7903 http://macombhscb.community.officelive.com



MACOMB COUNTY INTER-AGENCY COUNCIL - 
An organization of service providers and volunteers committed to identifying areas of human service concerns within Macomb County. Members meet monthly to network and promote communication between agencies. Keynote speakers and monthly newsletters help to achieve this goal.  http://mciac.community.officelive.com/default.aspx



MACOMB COUNTY INTERFAITH VOLUNTEER CAREGIVERS - 
A faith-based organization matching volunteers of all ages with older and disabled persons who need a little extra help with a variety of free supportive services such as transportation, minor home repairs, light housekeeping and meal preparation, friendly visits, respite care and other assistance. (586) 983-3633.  http://www.mcivc.org



MACOMB COUNTY JUVENILE COURT - 
A division of Macomb County Circuit Court devoted to addressing juvenile issues. (586) 469-5240 http://www.macombcountymi.gov/circuitcourt/juveniledivision



MACOMB COUNTY REFERENCE AND RESEARCH CENTER(formerly the Macomb County Library) - 
provides access to reference and electronic information resources for Macomb County residents and regional library patrons. (586) 469-5300  http://www.libcoop.net/mcl



MACOMB COUNTY OFFICE OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE (MCOSA) - 
A division of Macomb County Community Mental Health and the department responsible for the coordination of substance abuse services in Macomb County. Specifically responsible for subcontracting with community agencies to provide substance abuse services; providing support services in the area of prevention, program development, evaluation, training, audio-visual resources, technical assistance, credentialing, license review, and data collection. (586) 469-5278 http://www.mcosa.net



MACOMB COUNTY PROBATE COURT
 - That court with jurisdiction over W ills and Estates and the Mental Division. (586) 469-5290 (Wills and Estates); (586) 469-5320 (Mental Division) http://www.macombcountymi.gov/probatecourt



MACOMB COUNTY PROSECUTING ATTORNEY'S OFFICE - 
The court service that represents the people in prosecuting defendants and assessment of cases prior to issuing warrants. (586) 469-5350  http://www.macombcountymi.gov/PROSECUTORSOFFICE



MACOMB COUNTY PROSECUTING ATTORNEY'S VICTIM - WITNESS RIGHTS UNIT - 
A division of the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office which help in filing for Michigan Crime Victim Compensation; help in obtaining emergency services such as food, housing and clothing; referrals to other community agencies for additional help; information on how the Court works and what the status of a particular case is; goes with the victim to Court when requested; assistance in returning personal property to victims; provides victims an opportunity to express their feelings about their case to the judges at the time of sentencing; and provides information onobtaining restitution. (586) 469-5350 http://www.macombcountymi.gov/PROSECUTORSOFFICE



MACOMB COUNTY PPO ASSISTANCE CENTER - 
provides support and assistance to individuals on how a Personal Protection Order (PPO) is obtained and how to navigate the legal system and helps persons assess the danger they are in, and to provide safety planning and crisis support. The PPO Center is located in the Macomb County Circuit Court Building in Mt. Clemens. (586) 469-7494. http://www.turningpointinc.com/personal protection order



MACOMB COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT - 
the center of the local administration of justice. (586) 469-5151.  www.macombsheriff.com



MACOMB DENTAL SOCIETY- 
A professional organization for macomb County dentists. (586) 677-9178  www.macombdental.org



MACOMB HOMELESS COALITION 
- Coordinates the resources available to the homeless and potentially homeless in Macomb County. (586) 285-0400. www.macombhomelesscoalition.com



MACOMB INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT (M ISD) - 
A regional educational service agency which works in partnership with local public school districts and the state department of education to bring the best in education to all students. While it is not a local school district, it does operate schools of its own which provide special education. (586) 228-3300 www.misd.net



MACOMB FAMILY SERVICES - 
An individual and family counseling agency with 5 locations in Macomb County for persons with mental health and/or substance abuse problems: Mt. Clemens: (586) 468-2656; New Haven: (586) 749-5173; Richmond: (586) 727-5529; Romeo (586) 752-9696; Shelby Township: (586) 254- 5660 http://www.mfsonline.org



MACOMB FOOD PROGRAM - 
A department of Macomb County Community Services Agency which provides emergency food boxes to needy families. (586) 469-6004 www.macombcountymi.gov/MCCSA/food


MACOMB LITERACY PARTNERS - 
A volunteer-based tutoring program for adults in needs of help with literacy and those learning English. (586) 286-2750 http://www.macombliteracy.org



MACOMB’S ANSWER TO TEMPORARY SHELTER (MATTS) - 
A shelter for homeless single men, women and families (30 days annually). (586) 755-5191



MACOMB COUNTY FETAL ALCOHOL RESOURCE, EDUCATION AND SUPPORT (MCFARES) - 
a coalition organized to develop resources, to provide education and to support those affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).  http://www.mcfares.org



MACOMB OAKLAND REGIONAL CENTER - 
a non-profit organization which develops homes in the community across the State for people with disabilities. (586) 263-8700 http://www.morcinc.org



MACOMB/ST. CLAIR COUNTY AFFILIATE/AUTISM SOCIETY -
 The mission of the Macomb/St. Clair (County Chapter of the Autism Society of America is to enhance the lives of persons and families affected by Autism.  To accomplish this, resources will be used to promote awareness. http://www.macombasa.org 



MACOMB/ST. CLAIR WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD 
-The Board that administers the comprehensive program of employment and training services for youth and adults that can be accessed through Macomb County Michigan Works! Centers.  http://www.macomb-stclairworks.org



MATERNAL INFANT HEALTH PROGRAM - 
These services are intended to supplement regular medical care and to assist providers (physicians, certified nurse midwives, pediatric nurse practitioners and family nurse practitioners) in managing the recipient's health and well-being. See Health Section for telephone numbers of providers.



MCC - MACOMB COMMUNITY COLLEGE - 
A community college serving Macomb County. (586) South Campus-Warren: 445-7000; Central Campus - Clinton Twp.: 286-2000 http://www.macomb.edu



MCFARES - (Macomb County Fetal Alcohol Resource, Education and Support) 
a coalition organized to develop resources, to provide education and to support those affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). http://www.mcfares.org



MCLAREN HEALTH CARE
 (formerly Mt. Clemens Regional Medical Facility; formerly Mt. Clemens Hospital) - A 288-bed acute care hospital located in Mount Clemens, Michigan. http://www.mclaren.org/macomb/macomb.aspx



M CREST - 
A rotating shelter which provides 30 days per year of overnight shelter at various church locations throughout the County. (586) 415-5101. http://www.mcrest.org



MEALS ON WHEELS 
is more of a descriptive term than a name, though many programs call themselves Meals-On-W heels for the sake of understanding and recognition. Programs using the name Meals-On-W heels almost always deliver meals though some Meals-On-Wheels programs also have a congregate meal service arm as well. For more information or eligibility requirements, call the Area Agency on Aging 1-B (586) 226- 0309 or (800) 852-7795. http://www.mowaa.org



MEDICAID - 
Health care coverage for low income families and individuals, including families with children, pregnant women, and person under the age of 21. Available through Department of Health and Human Services offices.



MEDICAL OUTREACH CLINIC- 
A 40-foot vehicle designed to transport medical staff and equipment to at-risk individuals in order to deliver preventive and primary medical care at no charge to the medically underserved residents of Macomb County. Medical services provided by Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center at various suites around Macomb County. (586) 493-8000  http://www.mcrmc.org/body.cfm?id=36



MICHIGAN ADOPTION SUBSIDY PROGRAM - 
A program administered by the Family Independence Agency which provides financial assistance to families with an adopted child who has serious medical problems or emotional problems related to the adoption from prior abuse and helps cover the cost of medical or mental health services. (517) 335-6194 or (517) 335-6304



MICH-Care 
(now called “Healthy Kids”) - A Medicaid program that helps pay for medical care for children born after June 30, 1981 and pregnant women during pregnancy and for two months after pregnancy ends.  http://www.macombcountymi.gov/publichealth/clinicservices



MICHIGAN RELAY 
is a communications system that allows hearing persons and deaf, hard of hearing, or speech-impaired persons to communicate by telephone. Users may reach Michigan Relay by dialing 7-1-1.



MICHIGAN STATE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (MHSDA) - 
The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) provides financial and technical assistance through public and private partnerships to create and preserve safe and decent affordable housing. (855) MI-MHSDA (855) 646-7432



MICHIGAN AIDS HOTLINE 
(800) 872-AIDS - A toll-free AIDS telephone hotline providing information on HIV/AIDS, its prevention, testing, support services and referrals for substance abuse, clinical trials, housing and treatment. The Michigan AIDS hotline is a service of AIDS Partnership Michigan (formerly Wellness Networks), the state’s central resource for information and referral about HIV/AIDS. (313) 446-9800  http://www.michigan.gov/mdch



MICHIGAN CRIME VICTIMS COMPENSATION - 
A state act enacted for the purpose of giving financial help to crime victims who are injured or lose income because of a crime.



MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AND INDUSTRY - 
A state department whose mission is to support the health, safety, economic and cultural well-being of the public through services to, and regulation of the activities of organizations and individuals. Services include: commercial services and corporations, construction codes and fire safety, family and health services, financial and insurance services, hearings, appeals and mediation, liquor control, and workplace safety and health. (800) 882-6006



MICHIGAN HIGHER EDUCATION ASSISTANCE AUTHORITY - 
the state of Michigan department which is the federally-designated guarantor of federal student loans in Michigan and primarily backs Michigan students by insuring lenders who disburse federal student loans that they will be reimbursed for their good faith lending. http://www.michigan.gov/mistudentaid/0,1607,7-128-38195---,00.html



MICHIGAN WORKS! - 
Service centers providing a comprehensive array of employment and training services which are administered by the Macomb/St. Clair Workforce Development Board. (586) 469-5220 http://michiganworks.org/



MICHILD - 
A low cost health insurance program which provides comprehensive health care coverage to children under the age of 19 who are from families earning between 150% and 200% of the federal poverty line. MIChild applications are available from the Macomb County Health Department, Mt. Clemens: (586) 469-5372; St. Clair Shores: (586) 466-6800; Macomb County Community Services Agency: (586) 469-5215 or the State MIChild help line: (888) 988-6300 http://www.michigan.gov/mdch



MI-CHOICE PROGRAM - 
the MI Choice Waiver Program provides eligible adults who meet income and asset criteria with Medicaid-covered services like those provided by nursing homes, but can stay in their own home or another residential setting. For more information on MI-Choice, call the Area Agency on Aging 1-B, (248) 357-2255. http://www.michigan.gov/mdch



MISD (Macomb Intermediate School District) - 
A regional educational service agency which works in partnership with local public school districts and the state department of education to bring the best in education to all students. While it is not a local school district, it operates schools which provide special education. (586) 228-3300 www.misd.net



MISSION CATARACT USA
 - The goal of Mission Cataract USA is to eradicate blindness due to cataracts in our country and bring as many people as possible from blindness to useful productive lives so that no one in the United States will go without needed cataract surgery due to finances. http://www .missioncataractusa.org/



MILITARY HEROS FUND 
- The Military Heroes Fund provides wounded veterans, military families, and caregivers with financial assistance and support that the Veterans Administration cannot offer due to budgetary and regulatory restrictions. Offered by the PenFed Foundation, a national non-profit organization founded in 2001 that is committed to helping members of the military community secure their financial future. http://www.pentagonfoundation.org/site/PageServer?pagename=home_index



MiVHAP  (MICHIGAN VETERANS HOMEOWNERS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM_ 
- The Michigan Attorney General targeted funds from the National Mortgage Settlement to assist Military Service Members and Veterans with issues related to the foreclosure crisis. The Michigan Veterans Trust Fund state office staff members will administer funding assistance to prevent foreclosure. (517) 284-5296  http://www.michigan.gov/dmva/0,4569,7-126-2362_63200---,00.html



MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers
) An international support network of women who share the common bond of pre school age children (birth to kindergarten). Offers tips and discussion about parenting, marriage, health, etc. A MOPS group is started through a local church, and often has a leadership team. Most MOPS groups vary in size from 10 to 200 women. MOPS groups usually meet once or twice a month, and often provide child care through the MOPPETS program.  www1.mops.org/web/groupsearch.php



MSHDA (Michigan State Housing Development Authority Programs) - 
A state organization which addresses the needs of Michigan’s low and moderate income residents. Programs include rental programs, home purchasing programs, and home improvement programs. (855) MI-MHSDA 646-7432.  http://www.michigan.gov/mshda



MSU EXTENSION (MSUE) - 
A county-wide educational agency with the following departments: Coordinated Community Child Care, 4-H Youth Program, Home Economics, Natural Resources and Public Policy and Agriculture and Marketing. (586) 469-5180 http://www.macombcountymi.gov/msuextension



MT. CLEMENS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER - 
A local non-profit hospital located in Mt. Clemens. (586) 493-8000  www.mcrmc.org


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NAMI
 - National Association on Mental Illness - NAMI is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. www.nam1.org



NATIONAL CAREGIVER SUPPORT LINE - 
A toll-free help line provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs created to assist caregivers of veterans to remain at home surrounded by family and friends. (855) 260-3274 http://www.caregiver.va.gov/National Support Line.asp


NATIONAL RUNAWAY SWITCHBOARD (NRS) - 
A confidential hotline for at-risk youth and their families. Service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Staff act as advocates for youth through crisis intervention and referrals. (800) 292-4517  http://www.nrscrisisline.org


NEIGHBORS CARING FOR NEIGHBORS CLINIC- 
A medical clinic for Macomb County disadvantaged families funded by a grant from the Four County Community Foundation in collaboration with Henry Ford Macomb Hospital (formerly St. Joseph Mercy Hospital) and Samaritan House. (586) 677-3788 (Washington Township) or (586) 756-7005 (Warren).  http://www.henryfordmacomb.com/body macomb.cfm?id=50879

NEW HAVEN COMMUNITY SERVICES provides an array of services including family practice, obstetric and gynecology, family planning, adolescent healthcare, homeless healthcare, WIC services, transportation assistance, translators if needed, the Maternal Infant Health Program and the Sliding Fee program.

NEW HAVEN MEDICAL CENTER- provides an array of services including family practice, obstetric and gynecology, family planning, adolescent healthcare, homeless healthcare, WIC services, transportation assistance, translators if needed, the Maternal Infant Health Program and the Sliding Fee program.

NEW MOUNT MORIAH MACOMB CHURCH - a Baptist church located in Mt. Clemens, MI  http://newmtmoriah.org



NORTHLAND FAMILY PLANNING 
is a health center for women offering pregnancy options counseling, birth control options counseling, birth control, reproductive health and abortion services. http://northlandfamilyplanning.com/



NO SUICIDE AGREEMENT
 - Agreements that outline what a person needs to do if he or she becomes suidical.



NURSE EXAMINER PROGRAM - 
A victim-centered coordinated community response for victims of sexual assault. The programs provides a central site for victims to receive medical treatment, evidence collection, and crisis intervention by trained personnel who are later available as an expert witness. (586) 468-6118.

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OFFICE OF SENIOR SERVICES 
- The County department responsible for providing services to enhance the quality of life for seniors. (586) 469-6313 www.macombcountymi.gov/seniorservices



OJT (On-the-job training) - 
A program in which employers may hire and train unskilled Michigan Works! clients. For this service, employers are reimbursed up to 50% of wages during the training period. It is expected that employers will retain the newly trained employee upon completion of the contact with Michigan Works!



OPEN ENDED - 
A group without a set ending time.



OPERATION HERO TO HIRE - 
A partnership between Veteran’s Affairs and Operation CareerBuilder.com offering a computer site that connects veterans with employers. http://operationheroforhire.com



OPERATION HOME FRONT - 
provides emergency assistance and morale to all branches of the armed forces, including active duty, Guard and Reserve, to the families they leave behind and to wounded warriors when they return home.  http://www.operationhomefront.net



OPERATION INJURED SOLDIER 
- A network of individuals, corporations, and organizations dedicated to providing the resources wounded heroes need to return to productive lives in their communities. It was founded by a veteran of the Iraq war who was wounded ion the line of duty. He dreamed of helping other veterans with disabilities get back to the normal activities of life. (248) 437-1144 http://www.injuredsoldiers.org



OPERATION UPLINK - 
a calling program for deployed service members that provides free phone time to active duty military personnel and hospitalized veterans. (800) 479-5228 http://www.operationuplink.org



ORCHARDS CHILDREN’S SERVICES - 
A private, non-profit agency providing child welfare services. (248) 258-0440 (Southfield).  www.orchards.org



OUR MILITARY KIDS - 
Our Military Kids was founded in 2004 to offer Guard and Reserve families grants for children's enrichment activities and tutoring. Operation: Military Kids was founded in 2005 to help the Army reach families with a range of support services through affiliation with state and local agencies including 4-H. These organizations are two distinct groups, with unique missions, that benefit the children of deployed military personnel. http://www.ourmilitarykids.org/

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PERSONAL COMMUTER SERVICE - 
a privately-owned 24/7 transportation service offering door-to-door, non-emergency medication transportation including special occasions and evening, weekend and holiday hours.



PERSONAL PROTECTION ORDER (PPO) - 
An order issued by the court to protect a person from harassment, assault, beating, molesting, wounding, or stalking from another person. The order can also prohibit him/her from entering your premises and from removing minor children unless the removal is part of a court-ordered visitation. See the Legal section on how to apply for a PPO.



PHYSICALLY IMPAIRED ASSOCIATION OF MICHIGAN (PAM I) - 
No definition available. This organization is in the process of reorganizing. (800) 274-7426



PIAST INSTITUTE -
 The Piast Institute is a national research and policy center for Polish and Polish-American affairs based in Hamtramck, Michigan and is the only think tank in North America devoted to Polish and Polish-American affairs. http://www.piastinstitute.org/



PLANNED PARENTHOOD - 
An organization with the mission to ensure that every child is a wanted one by the provision of birth control and through educational and clinic services. (800) 230-PLAN http://miplannedparenthood.org



PPO (Personal Protection Order) - 
A court order to protect a person from harassment, assault, beating, molesting, wounding, or stalking from another person. The order can also prohibit him/her from entering your premises and from removing minor children unless the removal is part of a court-ordered visitation. See the Legal Section on how to obtain a PPO.



PRESCRIPTION RESOURCE NETWORK - 
A community-based program established to assist low-income residents of Macomb County, who have no prescription insurance coverage, to obtain their prescription medications through the Patient Assistance Programs of major pharmaceutical companies. (586) 263-2110



PRIVATE DEVELOPMENTS FOR ASSISTED LIVING - 
Assisted living centers which are not licensed by the state, and accept private pay only. They may offer private, efficiency apartment-style rooms or rooms someone may share with another. Insurance does NOT pay for this housing. For a list of this housing option and their prices, call Senior Health Services, (800) 438-0028.



PROFICIENCY TESTING - 
A measurement used to determine the degree to which an individual has mastered a particular skill.



PROJECT FIND - 
A program through the MISD which identifies persons with disabilities, aged birth to 25, for educational evaluations, services and referrals. (586) 228-3463 http://www.projectfindmichigan.org

PROJECT SALUTE - a project of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law which provide legal advice to low income veterans for free and teach students the invaluable lesson of using the law to serve using a custom-designed 31 foot Mobile Law Office. (313) 596-0200 or visit their website at: http://www.law.udmercy.edu/project salute/whatisps.php

PROTECTIVE SERVICES - Social services designed to assure that children and adults are protected from physical, or emotional harm.

PROVIDENCE MINISTRIES - A non-denominational, faith-based community organization that provides social and human services to the community. In addition to providing clothing and food to those in need, primary services include; jail diversion and community reintegration, mentoring for adults and youth, disability services and housing information referrals. (586) 215-6766  www.theprovidentcorporation.com/home

PTA - Parent/Teacher Association

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QUALIFIED HEALTH PLANS (QHPs) - Under the Affordable Care Act, starting in 2014, an insurance plan that is certified by an Exchange, provides essential health benefits, follows established limits on cost-sharing like deductibles, co-payments, and out-of-pocket maximum amounts), and meets other requirements. A qualified health plan will have a certification by each Exchange in which it is sold.



QUALITY DENTAL ASSOCIATES - 
provides dental services for low-income/no insurance individuals. (586) 749-3333

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RAPUNZEL’S LICE BOUTIQUE 
- This for-profit boutique in Sterling Heights provides non-toxic head lice treatment. (586) 698-2453 http://rapunzelslice.com/



RECOVERING CO-DEPENDENTS - 
Persons recovering from the dependence on people and things outside the self, along with neglect of the self to the point of having little self identity.



RECOVERY, INC. 
a non-profit mental health self-help organization based on self-control, self-confidence, and increasing one's determination to act. Recovery deals with a range of people, all of whom have difficulty coping with everyday problems, whether or not they have a history of psychiatric hospitalization. Most groups are currently led by experienced non-professionals.  www.lowselfhelpsystems.org/meetings/find-a-meeting.asp



REFUGE, THE - 
Drop-in services in downtown Mt. Clemens to assist youth and community organizations with various youth-at-risk for running away or homelessness. http://www.familyyouth.com/index.html



RENAISSANCE HOME HEALTH CARE, INC. - 
A home health care organization providing MSS and ISS services in Macomb County. (248) 559-6440



RESOLUTION CENTER OF MACOMB - 
An organization providing non-adversarial dispute resolution service (mediation) for residents of Macomb County, (586) 469-4714 http://www.theresolutioncenter.com



RESUME SERVICE - 
A basic service offered to Michigan Works! clients whereby case managers work with them to develop a portfolio indicating basic job skills, employment history, and future goals.


  
RIGHT TO LIFE CENTRAL MACOMB - 
A non-profit, non-partisan, all volunteer organization that works within the law to help protect the unborn, the handicapped and the elderly through education, legislative action and community assistance. (586) 447-2324 http://www.rtlcentralmacomb.org



ROCKPOINTE COMMUNITY CHURCH -
 A non-denominational Christian church in Sterling Heights, Michigan. (586) 939-8590.  www.rockpointe.org



ROTARY - 
An organization of business and professional people promotes friendly cooperation and high standards of service among business people, supports charities and welfare activities, and encourages international friendship; it also oversees a scholarship program for international study. http://www.rotary.org



RX OUTREACH
 - A non-profit organization that offers prescription medicines at low cost to uninsured and underinsured individuals and families, as well as those who have limited prescription drug coverage.


 

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SAFE (Stopping Abuse Facilitating Education) - 
A batterers’ intervention program that provides male perpetrators of battering with an opportunity to change their behavior by participating in an intensive interactive educational process. The program attempts to educate participants on what constitutes battering while also focusing on the issue of choice. (586) 447-2292



SALVATION ARMY - 
An international religious and charitable organization proving a wide range of social services. (586) 954-1838 http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/www usn 2.nsf



SALUTE TO AMERICA’S HEROES - 
Founded in 2004 as a non-partisan 501(c) (3) organization, the Coalition to Salute America's Heroes is the leading non-governmental provider of emergency financial relief to wounded soldiers from Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom and their families. (914) 432-5400 http://www.saluteheroes.org



SAMARITAN HOUSE - 
A non-profit agency serving low income individuals and families who reside in the Villages of Armada and Romeo, the Townships of Armada, Bruce, Ray and Washington plus Macomb and Shelby Townships north of 23 Mile Road. The main focus is food assistance, however they also offer assistance with rent evictions and utility shut offs. During income tax season, they offer free income tax preparation (for low income individuals and families). In conjunction with Henry Ford Macomb Hospital (formerly St. Joseph Mercy Hospital) , they sponsor the Neighbors Caring for Neighbors Clinic for low income persons who do not have health insurance. (586) 677-7590. http://samaritanhousemichigan.org



SAMARITAS ADOPTION SERVICES - 
A jointly-owned subsidiary of Lutheran Social Services of Michigan and Lutheran Child and Family Service of Michigan which places children in need of adoption in permanent homes. (248) 423-2770 https://www.samaritas.org/child-and-family/adoption
 


SANCTUARY - 
A 24-hour a day safe shelter for runaway and homeless youth, ages 10 to 17. Services include: shelter, intensive counseling, prevention and family advocacy. (248) 547-2260 http://www.mhweb.org/oakland/common.htm



SCHOOL-TO-WORK - 
A statewide initiative to provide all Michigan students with an opportunity to participate in work-based learning to prepare them for their first jobs in high-skill, high-wage careers.



SECOND HAND ROSE RESALE SHOP - 
A resale shop located in Mt. Clemens with profits going to Turning Point Domestic Violence Shelter. (586) 468-3083 http://www.turningpointinc.com/second hand rose.php



SENIOR LEGAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM - 
A department which provides legal assistance to low income Macomb County residents over age 55.



SER (State Emergency Relief) - 
Assistance with emergency-related emergencies such as shut offs or a need for deliverable fuel; furnace repair and replacement. Payments are made directly to the utility company or fuel provider, and payment amounts are usually the minimum amount necessary to prevent a shut off or restore service. Call local DHS offices for more information.



SLIDING FEE - 
A fee based on the person's ability to pay for services.



SMART (Southeast Michigan Area Regional Transportation) - 
SE Michigan’s mass transit system. http://www.smartbus.org



SMILES FOR LIFE FOUNDATION -
 The children's charity arm of the Crown Council.  http://www.smilesforlife.org/



SNOWBALL EXPRESS - 
A charity for the children of fallen military heroes who died while on active duty since September 11, to bring families experiencing the loss of a service-member parent together so that they can realize they are not alone. Families are invited to “snowflake” event sponsored by local community groups. www.snowballexpress.org



SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL - 
A Catholic organization working to alleviate poverty providing material assistance, and increasing supports and encouraging recipients to become personally empowered and free from the need for ongoing help. (313) 972-3100 http://svpdet.org  



SOUTHWEST HOUSING SOLUTIONS -
 A provider of both human services and affordable housing. (313) 963-6601.  http://www.swsol.org/supportive_housing_hrc



SPAULDING FOR CHILDREN - 
a private, non-profit child welfare agency established in 1968. Child and Family Services, the direct service division of the agency, is comprised of prevention services, foster home recruitment and licensing, foster care, and adoption services. Services include home-based visitations, case management, assessments, and information and referral. Southfield: (248) 443-7080 http://www.spaulding.org/sfc/index.htm

SPECIAL NEEDS - Emotionally or physically challenged, learning disabled or attention deficit disorder (ADD).



SPEND DOWN - 
A figure representing a person’s income minus their medical costs. This figure is used in cases where a person is eligible for Medicaid except for their income. Calculating a spend down amount indicates when a person’s spend down income is within the Medicaid income guidelines.



STATE EMERGENCY RELIEF (SER) - 
Assistance with emergency-related emergencies such as shut offs or a need for deliverable fuel; furnace repair and replacement. Payments are made directly to the utility company or fuel provider, and payment amounts are usually the minimum amount necessary to prevent a shut off or restore service. Call local DHS offices for more information.



STDS (Sexually-Transmitted Diseases) - 
A broad term that refers to as many as 20 different sicknesses, all of them transmitted by sex - usually through the exchange of body fluids such as semen, vaginal fluid, and blood.



ST. BASIL THE GREAT CHURCH
 - A Roman Catholic Church located in Eastpointe, Ml (586) 777-5610
www.parishesonline.com/scripts/hostedsites/Org.asp?ID=1851



ST. CLEMENT CHURCH - 
a Roman Catholic Church located in Center Line. (586) 757-3306. www.stclementcc.org



ST. JOHN MACOMB HOSPITAL - 
A non-profit hospital with locations in Macomb County. http://www.stjohn.org



ST. JOHN HOSPICE - 
Hospice provides a compassionate approach to health care that specifically addresses the physical, emotional, educational, social, and spiritual needs of terminally ill patients, their caregivers, and families when curative measures may no longer be an option. (800) 248.2298 http://www.stjohn.org/InnerPage.aspx?PageID=4613



ST. JOHN NORTH SHORES HOSPITAL 
is a 63-bed specialty hospital that specializes in comprehensive physical medicine and rehabilitation, along with inpatient medical/surgical services. St. John North Shores Hospital also provides emergency care, has extensive outpatient rehabilitation services, and some diagnostic services. (586) 465-5501 http://www.stjohn.org/NorthShores



ST. JOHN RIVERVIEW HOSPITAL- 
the Riverview campus of St. John Hospital provides urgent care services. (313) 499-4900.  http://www.stjohn.org/DetroitRiverView



ST. JOHN SENIOR LINK -
a free resource linking those 55 or older to health information, education, discounts, hospital-Based CareLink Membership Benefits and CareLink NewsBriefs mailed six times a year. http://www.stjohn.org/carelink



ST. MARGARET OF SCOTLAND CHURCH - 
a Catholic church in Macomb County. www.stmargaretofscotland-scs.org



ST. MARK LUTHERAN CHURCH - 
a Lutheran church in Macomb, 26830 West Park Street, Roseville, MI, (586) 775-3919.  https://www.facebook.com/StMarklutheranChurch



ST. MARK CATHOLIC CHURCH -
 A Roman Catholic church located in Warren, MI. (586) 759-3020.  www.ourchurch.com/member/s/STMARKPARISH



SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL - 
a Catholic charity founded to aid in helping the homeless, poor, and disenfranchised in various areas around the world. http://www.svdpusa.org



SOUTHWEST  HOUSING SOLUTIONS -
 A leader in the planning, development and management of affordable housing and commercial property in southwest Detroit. http://www.swsol.org/housing



STEP FORWARD MICHIGAN - 
A program of the Michigan Homeowner Assistance Nonprofit Housing Corporation (MHA) and the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) to spend federal funds from the U.S. Department of Treasury to provide comprehensive help to jobless homeowners who are at high risk of default or foreclosure. www.stepforwardmichigan.org



STOPPING ABUSE FACILITATING EDUCATION (SAFE) - 
A batterer’s intervention program that provides male perpetrators of battering with an opportunity to change their behavior by participating in an intensive interactive educational process. The program attempts to educate participants on what constitutes battering while also focusing on the issue of choice. (586) 447-2292



 STUDENT ASSISTANCE CENTER - 
A division of CARE providing confidential assessments of Macomb County youth, aged 5 -19, and their families experiencing personal, family, mental health, alcohol, and other drug-related problems. (586) 541-2273 www.careofmacomb.org



SUBURBAN MOBILITY AUTHORITY FOR REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION - SMART - 
The government entity responsible for public transportation services and facilities for the Southeastern Michigan region. For a list of bus routes, go to www.smartbus.org

SUPPORTS COORDINATION - Assists people and their families to access community services such as medical and dental care, transportation, and other resources.  The primary goal is to assist individuals who benefit from being linked with community resources.  Services can include: assessment and evaluation, individual service plan development, linking and coordination of necessary services, follow-up monitoring, advocacy, assistance with obtaining guardianship, community living supports.



SUPPORTIVE OPPORTUNITIES FOR FAMILIES - 
0 - 3 Secondary Prevention Services which provides a case manager to families with children aged 0 - 3 for referrals to the Parents As Teachers home-based parent education program and/or the Nurturing Parenting nine week class and other needed services such as child care, employment, counseling, etc. (586) 218-5283.  www.careofmacomb.org

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TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) -
 Formally known as Aid to Families with Dependent children (AFDC) TANF is a temporary public welfare program for families with children 18 years or younger living in the home.



TDD (Telecommunications Device for The Deaf) - 
An electronic device which provides for video or hard copy printed communication across telephone lines.


THE EMERGENCY FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (TEFAP) - A federal program that helps supplement the diets of low-income Americans, including elderly people, by providing them with emergency food and nutrition assistance at no cost.  http://www.fns.usda.gov /tefap



TOLL FREE - 
The cost of a local telephone call.



TOURETTE SYNDROME ASSOCIATION, INC. -
 A non-profit association with the mission to identify the cause of, find the cure for and control the effects of the disorder.  Today, the TSA has grown into a major or national; health- related organization with approximately 50 U.S. chapters and 300 support groups, and International Contacts around the World.  http://tsa-usa.org/



TRADE ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE (TAA) - 
Additional unemployment benefits for workers who lose their jobs or whose hours of work and wages are reduced as a result of increased imports. The persons must first file a petition with the Office of Trade Adjustment Assistance to establish group eligibility to apply for TAA. Petitions may be filed by a group of three or more workers, their union, or an authorized representative. Proper forms may be obtained from the nearest UA branch office. For more information about the process, call your local UA office and ask for the pamphlet “If Imports Cost You Your Job . . . Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance”.



TRAINING AND TREATMENT INNOVATIONS, INC. (TTI, Inc) 
- An individual and group outpatient therapy center for children, adolescents, and adults, as well as psychiatry for children and adults. (586) 939.4374 http://ttiinc.org/Locations/SterlingHts.aspx



TRI-COUNTY DENTAL HEALTH COUNCIL - 
provides information, names and phone numbers of places that offer lower cost dental services in Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties, and dentists who accept Medicaid. Prevent pain and infection. (248) 559-7767.  www.tricountydental.org



TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH - 
A Lutheran Church located in Utica, MI. www.trinityutica.com



TURNING POINT- 
provide programs and resources that enable victims/survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and homelessness to regain control of their lives. 24 Hour Crisis Line (586) 463-6990. www.turningpointmacomb.org

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U OF D MERCY DENTAL CLINIC- provides quality dental education, patient care, and service to the community. The School of Dentistry charges fees for dental treatment. In the student clinics, fees are generally 30-50% less than those charged in a private practice. ( 313) 494-6726 or (313) 494-6724. http://dental.udmercy.edu



UNDERINSURED - 
Persons with health insurance but who face significant cost sharing or limits on benefits that may affect its usefulness in accessing or paying for needed health services.



UNDERWATER WARRIORS, 
a 501c(3) charitable non-profit organization helps injured servicemen and women find freedom in an underwater world by offering scuba diving as a mind, body, and spirit program. (931) 431-5700 www.underwaterwarriors.org



UNEMPLOYMENT AGENCY (UA) - 
A state agency dedicated to support services for the unemployed including the distribution of unemployment benefits. Clinton Twp: (586) 791-2930; Sterling Heights: (586) 939- 9650. TDD: (313) 876-5540 Mondays through Fridays, 8:15 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. http://www.michigan.gov/uia



UNITED WAY FOR SE MICHIGAN 
The programming and planning agency for the metro Detroit area. (313) 226-9200. Macomb County office: (586) 463-5660 http://www.uwsem.org/



URBAN BENEDICTINE - 
The Urban Benedictine Community is a come-as-you-are group consisting of fun-loving compassionate people from various faith traditions who come together with the common goal addressing the food insecurity, hygiene, and the educational needs of children experiencing poverty & homelessness in targeted communities across Michigan. The Macomb County offices and programs are located within the Mt. Calvary Family Community Center, (586) 757-0319 Main Church Line:  https://ubm.wildapricot.org/

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VACATIONS FOR VETERANS - 
A nonprofit organization created to provide Purple Heart Medal recipients from the Iraq and Afghanistan campaigns with a week of free lodgings donated by a vacation homeowner. (800) 831 8803 or visit: www.vacationsforveterans.org



VETERANS AIR LIFT - 
A not-for-profit organization providing air transportation for medical and other compassionate purposes to wounded warriors, veterans, and their families through a national network of volunteer aircraft owners and pilots. http://veteransairlift.blogspot.com/



VETSPORTS - 
A nationwide non-profit helping veterans overcome injuries through adaptive sports, physical activity and teamwork. http://www.VETSports.org



VETS WORKSHOP 
- A veteran operated organization that makes it their mission to help fellow disabled American Veterans get training and then get a job.  The organization is dedicated to providing technology related training with a heavy focus on work from home. (888) 398-7481. http://vetsworkshop.org/veteran-information/



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ISITING NURSES ASSOCIATION OF SE MICHIGAN - An organization providing nursing services, including specialty programs for geriatrics, high-tech rehabilitation, pediatrics, AIDS, and enterostomal therapy as well as physical, occupational and speech therapies, medical social work and home health aids services in the home. (248) 967-1440 or (800) 696-1206 http://vnaa.org/vnaa/



VOCATIONAL AND DAY PROGRAM SERVICES - 
Services directed to helping adults find and participate in age-appropriate activities, including employment, education, and volunteer alternatives for persons with mental illness or developmental disabilities.

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WASHTENAW COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES - 
provides mental health services to adults with a severe and persistent mental illness, children with a severe emotional disturbance, and individuals with a developmental disability, residing in the county. http://www.ewashtenaw.org/



WAITING LIST BASIS - 
The agency has no set time for classes but will take the names of interested persons. When enough people are on the list, a class is scheduled.



WIC (Women, Infants, Children) - 
A special supplemental food program for pregnant, breast-feeding and postpartum women, and for infants and children up to five years of age. To qualify for W IC service, women and children must be Michigan residents, whose incomes are equal to or less than 185 percent of the federal poverty line. (586) 469-5471 (Health Department)



WOMEN AND TEENS PREGNANCY CENTER - 
A pro-life crisis pregnancy center located in Warren. (586) 939-4357



WOMEN, INFANTS, CHILDREN (WIC) - 
A special supplemental food program for pregnant, breast-feeding and postpartum women, and for infants and children up to five years of age. To qualify for WIC service, women and children must be Michigan residents, whose incomes are equal to or less than 185% of the federal poverty line. http://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/



WORKING PARTNERSHIPS - 
An educational initiative established by The Macomb Foundation, to link local school districts with area businesses to provide students with a variety of activities to assist students in the school-to-work transition. The Macomb Foundation, 30500 Van Dyke, Suite 118, Warren, Michigan 48093 (586) 751-3939.
 
 

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YATOOMA'S FOUNDATION FOR THE KIDS 
is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing guidance, stability, and financial assistance to families with children who have suddenly lost one or both parents. (888) 987-KIDS www.forthekidsfoundation.org



YMCA (Young Men's Christian Association) - 
A non-profit agency dedicated to providing programs for all people designed to affect their Christian ideals and values. Mt. Clemens: (586) 468-1411; Warren (586) 751- 1050 St. Clair Shores (586) 778-5811 http://www.ymca.net/maps/

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Z.I.A.D. Healthcare for the Underserved Inc. 
is a non-profit organization that came to be in 2002 when four individuals sat down and looked for ways to help provide health care access to the uninsured such as people who work part-time jobs (making them unqualified for governmental assistance), or receive no coverage from their employers and cannot afford the premiums of health insurance. Z.I.A.D. primarily works with private doctors to find a primary care home for the uninsured on a sliding scale program where they receive reduced office costs based on federal poverty guidelines. http://www.ziadhealthcare.org/