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Homeless Services

Coordination of services for homeless adults including locating shelter, referrals to medical services, clothing items, or any other emergency needs. Available from Salvation Army - Mt. Clemens. For more information contact Ms. Toni Wietecha, (586) 469-6712 or mailto:toni_wietecha@usc.salvationarmy.org  

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Free state ID for homeless persons who present a homeless verification letter and an HMIS ID when applying for a state ID at Secretary of State offices. Available at Secretary of State offices.

Coordination of services for homeless adults including locating shelter, referrals to medical services, clothing items, or any other emergency needs is available from Salvation Army - Mt. Clemens. For more information contact Ms. Toni Wietecha, (586) 469-6712 or toni_wietecha@usc.salvationarmy.org

Housing and housing resources for people who are homeless or facing homelessness, people with disabilities, people with low income, and other vulnerable residents of SE Michigan are available from Community Housing Network, (248) 269-1335.

Supervised congregate living for homeless young adults aged 16 - 20 (can be staying with friends) for up to 18 months.  Counseling, case management, life skills, education and vocation services offered. Available from Family Youth Interventions – Transitional Living Program, (586) 477-1855.

A faith-based residential program for homeless pregnant adolescents aged 17 years and younger and their babies up to 1 year postpartum providing shelter,  high school competition, parenting skills, life skills, enrichment programs, mentoring, etc). Referrals from self or other agencies. Program will not be available until in the fall of 2016 (subject to delays). Available from Gianna House, (586) 445-0440.

A faith-based residential program for homeless pregnant women 18 years and older and their babies providing shelter, comprehensive curriculum (childbirth education, parenting classes, individual goal setting and attainment, Bible studies, financial problem solving, responsibility and more). To access services and get an intial screening, call (586) 323-1411 ext. 231.  http://abigayleministries.org

Educational Services for all Macomb County public school students (assistance with enrollment in school and transfer of school records; liaison between family and school personnel, assistance with school transportation, school supplies and backpacks, referrals to community services)  to help school-aged children remain in school despite homelessness is available from the MISD Education Project for Homeless Children and Youth, (586) 228-3490. https://www.misd.net/homeless/

Reading proficiency services are available from the Macomb Literacy Partners, (586) 286-2750.

Referrals for shelter, emergency food, transportation, and basic needs for the homeless or those at risk of homelessness are available from Macomb Community Action - Community Action Centers:

Community Action Center - Central

Mt. Clemens

(586) 469-6964

Community Action Center - North

New Haven

(586) 749-5146

Community Action Center - South


(586) 759-9150

Overnight accommodations, 2 blankets and a pillow, plus dinner and breakfast (“Warming Center” for adults only) are available on a rotating basis for 21 weeks from November to April at Macomb County churches. The location of each week’s church is available by calling (586) 329-4046 during the day or (586) 321-0998 to hear a pre-recorded message of church locations and directions.

Air-conditioned public facilities (“Cooling Centers”) where people can go for relief during temporary periods of extreme heat.  These centers provide shade, water and restrooms. For list of overnight cooling centers, go to: https://oemc.macombgov.org/OEMC-WarmingCoolingCenters


For women and children who are victims of domestic violence or sexual assault:  24 hour emergency shelter (provides up to 30 days maximum at the shelter).  Services available are domestic and sexual violence counseling, hospital and court advocacy, case management services, child's program, community education/prevention, Second Hand Rose resale shop, support groups, Families First program, Forensic Nurse Examiner Program, & Personal Protection order assistance.  Macomb residents have priority - I.D. is required. Turning Point, 24 hour crisis line:  (586) 463-6990. http://www.turningpointmacomb.org/

For adults over the age of 18:  (A rotating shelter operating from November through April at various church locations throughout the county.) Information about the rotating shelter is available from Motor City Mitten Mission, (313) 854-5566. Hours: Monday - Friday from 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. and Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

For single men, women and families (up to 90 days annually): Macomb’s Answer To Temporary Shelter (MATTS), (586) 755-5191.

For runaway and homeless youth (ages 12-17), temporary shelter is available at Family Youth Interventions (FYI), (586) 465-1212.

Showers are available at The Salvation Army , Mount Clemens Citadel and Community Center, 55 Church Street, Mt. Clemens, 48043. (586) 469-6712. Hours: Monday - Friday from 8:00-10:30 A.M.

Showers are available at Covenant Christian Center International, 91 Welts St., Mt. Clemens, MI 48043 on Thursdays from 6:30 - 7:30 P.M. Doors open at 5:30 P.M. For more information, call (586) 944-8829.

Showers may be available (call for times and availability) at St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Church, 21201 Thirteen Mile, St. Clair Shores, (586) 293-2240.

SSS (Supper/Sack Lunch/Showers - I.D. required) Showers are available from 2:00 - 4:30 P.M. every Sunday, even holidays. Haircuts (when available) from 3:30 - 4:30 P.M. A hot smorgasbord meal is offered from 3:30 - 5:00 P.M. Clothing (when available) is from 3:30 - 4:30 P.M. A sack lunch is given to each guest as they leave. Available from Trinity Lutheran Church, 45160 Van Dyke, Utica, MI 48317. Participants should enter through the gym entrance (door #2).

A mobile shower trailer available for homeless individuals, equipped with three private stalls including a toilet, sink, and stand - up shower. Available from Welcoming All Valuing Everyone (WAVE) project, (248) 270-8543. For dates/locations/times when the portable shower is available, go to: www.waveproject.org

Laundry services for the homeless are available at the Salvation Army (Warren location only) 24140 Mound Road, Warren, MI 48091, (586) 754-7400.

Clothing for the homeless is available at the Salvation Army:

Salvation Army

Mt. Clemens Citadel and Community Center 55 Church St. Mt. Clemens, MI 48043

(586) 469-6712

Salvation Army

Warren Corps and Community Center

24140 Mound Road, Warren, MI 48091


Clothing for the homeless (call for times and availability) is available at St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Church, 21201 Thirteen Mile, St. Clair Shores, 48082,  (586) 293-2240.

Clothing for the homeless at New Life Assembly of God Church, 16975 Twelve Mile, Roseville, 48066, (586) 771-0308 (call for times and availability).

Also see the “Clothing” chapter.

Coffee and snacks for the homeless are available at The Salvation Army (two locations), Mount Clemens Citadel and Community Center, 55 Church Street, Mt. Clemens, 48043, (586) 469-6712, 24140 Mound Road, Warren, 586-754-7400.

Housing, transportation, employment skills training, and child care for homeless women (at least 23 years of age) with children (ages 12 and under) areavailable for those who come from an emergency shelter. The shelter length of stay is up to 24 months. Available from Amelia Agnes Home, Sterling Heights, MI 48314 (586) 323-7066. https://perfectingcdc.org/programs-services/amelia-agnes-transitional-home/

Emergency food is available through various food pantries in Macomb County.  Call United way by dialing 2-1-1 or (1-800) 552-1183 for referral.

Soup kitchens are available Monday- Friday from Noon- 1:00 P.M. at The Salvation Army:  

Salvation Army Mt. Clemens Citadel and Community Center
55 Church Street
Mt. Clemens, Ml 48043

(586) 469-6712

Salvation Army

Warren Corps and Community Center
24140 Mound Road
Warren, Ml 48091

(586) 754-7400

Also see the “Food/Meals” chapter.

Emergency services are available from:

Department of Human Services

Mt. Clemens District (586) 469-7700 serving Chesterfield Twp., Clinton Twp., Harrison Twp., Mt. Clemens, St. Clair Shores.

Sterling Heights District (586) 254-1500 serving Armada, Memphis, New Baltimore, New Haven, Richmond, the Macomb County section of Rochester, Romeo, Utica, Washington.

Warren District (586) 427-0600 serving Center Line, Eastpointe, Fraser, Roseville, and Warren


Macomb Community Action Centers

Community Action Center-Central

Mt. Clemens

(586) 469-6964

Community Action Center-North

New Haven

(586) 749-5146

Community Action Center-South


(586) 759-9150

One-on-one support for homeless persons or those at risk of losing their home to help them find employment, stable housing through self determination.  The meeting service is available at the Ray of Hope Day Center, 2 Crocker Blvd., Suite 201, Mt. Clemens, MI 48043. For more information, call the Ray of Hope, (586) 321-0998.

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) offers several ways to apply for health care coverage: Medicaid, MIChild and the Healthy Michigan Plan. 

After completing the application, the customer will be notified of the programs s/he and the family members are eligible for. Online applications are encouraged and will be processed faster than paper. See below for ways to apply and receive help.


Apply online at home at www.michigan/mibridges/
Apply online at the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) offices at their kiosks:
21885 Dunham Road Clinton Townshipo, MI  48036 (586) 469-7700
41227 Mound Sterling Heights, MI  48314 (586) 254-1500
27690 Van Dyke Warren, MI  48093 (586) 427-0600
Apply with the paper application which can be downloaded at:  www.michigan.gov/mdch/


For application assistance by telephone, call the Customer Service Application Help Line:  (855) 276-4627 (also available in Spanish and Arabic)

Non-emergency walk-in assistance is provided during business hours or call for an appointment.

Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS)
4301 E. 14 Mile Road, Sterling Heights, MI 48310
(888) 670-6798

Walk-in assistance available on Tuesdays 10:00 A.M. -1:00 P.M. and Wednesdays 10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church
8129 Packard
Warren, MI 48089
(586) 758-3940

Appointments only

Ray of Hope
2 Crocker Blvd., Suite 201
Mt. Clemens, MI 48043
(586) 329-4046


Primary medical care by a medical doctor on a sliding fee basis for low income and uninsured individuals. Available from My Care Health Centers:

Mt. Clemens

My Care Health Center
18 Market St.,  Suite C
Mt. Clemens, MI 48043

(586) 783- 2222

Monday      8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Tuesday     8:00 A.M. - Noon
Wednesday 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Thursday     8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M
Friday         8:00 A.M. - Noon
Saturday      8:00 A.M. - Noon 

Center Line

My Care Health Center
6900 10 Mile Road
Center Line, MI 48015

(586) 756-7777

Monday       11:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.
Tuesday      8:00 A.M.- Noon
Wed. – Fri    8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. 

Clinton Township

My Care Health Center in Macomb
Community Mental Health FIRST North Building
43740 N. Groesbeck
Clinton Twp., MI 48036

(586) 469-7629

Tuesday       1:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Free preventive and primary medical care at the mobile Medical Outreach Clinic (MOC).  A 40-foot vehicle from McLaren Hospital-Macomb transports medical staff and equipment to various locations in the County. These physicians provide initial consultation, necessary medications, and follow-up care. If a patient's needs cannot be met by the van, they are referred to one of the hospital's resident clinics (orthopedics, surgery, and OB/GYN) or another physician affiliated with McLaren Hospital. To become a patient of the Medical Outreach Clinic, the individual must not have any insurance at all. Even insurance with big deductible or spend downs disqualifies the person for the MOC services. A schedule of the van’s locations is posted at: http://www.mclaren.org/macomb/free-clinic-services.aspx or call (586) 493-3640.

Preventive and primary health care and clinic visits for the homeless in Macomb County.  Available from Community First Health Center, New Haven, (586) 749-5173 or Roseville, (586) 552-8333. https://www.communityfirsthc.org/contact-locations/new-haven-mi/

Primary care and preventative services including Women’s Health services is available from Community First Health Center (New Haven), a federally-qualified health center. Accepts Medicaid, Medicare, most commercial insurances, and patients without insurance. Call (586) 749-5197 to enroll. https://www.communityfirsthc.org/contact-locations/new-haven-mi/

Free-to-low cost medical services including treatment for acute illnesses (colds, ear infections, bronchitis, rashes, cuts); women’s health (gynecological physicals, family planning, sexually-transmitted-diseases); treatment for chronic illnesses (high-blood pressure, diabetes); employment and school physicals; referrals to other services.  Service is available for persons and families of all ages, economically disadvantaged, persons with no medical insurance. Available from Neighbors Caring for Neighbors Outreach Clinics. https://www.henryford.com/locations/macomb/about/community-outreach/neighbors-caring-for-neighbors (See list below)

Neighbors Caring for Neighbors Clinic at Samaritan House 58944 Van Dyke Washington, MI

Clinic Hours The clinics are open at varying dates and times, depending on community need, staffing availability and a number of other options. For the most up-to-date times, please call the clinic you are interested in visiting.  Appointments are preferred. Walk-ins are accepted for urgent problems only.

(586) 336-9288

Henry Ford MacombNeighbors Caring for Neighbors Clinic at Mt. Clemens - Henry Ford Hospital 15420 19 Mile Suite 200 Clinton Twp., MI 48038

Clinic Hours The clinics are open at varying dates and times, depending on community need, staffing availability and a number of other options. For the most up-to-date times, please call the clinic you are interested in visiting.  Appointments are preferred. Walk-ins are accepted for urgent problems only.

(586) 649-6104

Nutrition education and supplemental food coupons for homeless pregnant women, new mothers, and children under age 5 who have medical or nutritional needs. Available from the Macomb County Health Department – WIC (Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Food Program), Mt. Clemens, (586) 469-5471 or Community First Health Center, New Haven, (586) 749-5173.  https://www.communityfirsthc.org/contact-locations/new-haven-mi/

Prescriptions/Over-the-Counter medications for the homeless are available for a nominal fee from Community First Health Centers, New Haven, (586) 552-8333.


Immunizations for Macomb County homeless children and adults are available at the Macomb County Health Department. Call for eligibility information.


Macomb County Health Department
Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri.: 8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. Wed.: 8:30 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.

Mt. Clemens

(586) 469-5372

Macomb County Health Department
Mon 8:30 A.M. - 6:30 P.M. Tue and Fri 8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. (No clinic Wednesday and Thursday)

St. Clair Shores

(586) 466-6800

Macomb County Health Department
Mon., Tues., Wed., Fri.: 8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. Thurs 8:30 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.


(586) 465-8537

Immunization hours: 8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Evening hours available at the following times and locations:

Mondays: 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. (St. Clair Shores)

Wednesdays: 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. (Mt. Clemens)

Thursdays: 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. (Warren)

For a list of what and when to get a child immunized, call any of the Health Department offices for a copy of their free pamphlet

Protect Every Child: Immunize Now!

Free information on contraceptive methods, pregnancy testing, pelvic and breast examination (birth control supplies are available on a sliding fee scale).  Available from the Macomb County Health Department - Family Planning program, Mt. Clemens, (586) 469-5491. 


Free information on contraceptive methods, pregnancy testing, pelvic and breast examination (birth control supplies are available on a sliding fee scale) from Planned Parenthood. To be connected to your local Planned Parenthood office, call (800) 230-PLAN. 


Free and confidential testing, treatment, diagnosis and counseling for sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs) is available from the Macomb County Health Department, Warren, (586) 465-9217.


Free nutritional education and consultation for Macomb County individuals and families. There are no income guidelines. Available from the Macomb County Health Department, Mt. Clemens, (586) 412-3396.


 Dental services are available from the My Community Dental Center in partnership with the Macomb County Health Department - Warren Dental Center. To register as a patient, call (877) 313-6232. www.mydental.org

Assistance for dental emergencies for homeless persons who have no insurance and may make co-pays for other dental programs.  “Homeless” includes shelters, transitional housing and those doubling up with others.  Available from Community First Health Center, New Haven, (586) 552-8333.


Information, names and phone numbers of places that offer lower cost dental services and dentists who accept Medicaid for low-income people, families with Medicaid, special needs, dental emergencies. Available from Tri-County Dental Health, (248) 559-7767 or is also available online at: https://garyburnsteinclinic.org/dental/

See the "Vision and Hearing" chapter.

Services for homeless people or those at risk for becoming homeless and have serious mental illness, including those with co-occurring substance use disorders. PATH services include community-based outreach, mental health, substance abuse, case management and other support services, as well as a limited set of housing services. Available from Macomb County Community Mental Health PATH program, (586) 469-6152.

Thirty (30) day residential substance abuse treatment and detox for homeless men and women are available from The Salvation Army - Harbor Light, (586) 954-1838. https://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/greatlakes/macomb-harbor-light/
Free advice and representation for homeless with legal problems such as Tenants’ Rights, Public Benefits, Family and Consumer Law is available from Legal Aid and Defender Association in Wayne County, (877) 964-4700 (toll free). https://ladadetroit.org/

On-the-job training programs are available from Michigan Works!, (586) 469-5220.


Job search computer lab, resumes and referrals are available at Mt. Clemens Citadel and Community Center (The Salvation Army), (586) 469-6712.


Classes in money management are available from MSU Extension, (586) 469-5180, https://msue.macombgov.org/index.php/MSUE-Programs-HousingFinancialEducation

Money management, including a confidential analysis of the size and nature of debt, creation of a plan to reduce that debt, advocacy with creditors, negotiation of payment rates and terms, processes of payments to creditors, education on managing money is  available from Green Path Debt Solutions with an office in Roseville, (800) 994-5537 or www.greenpath.com.