Michigan Coalition against Domestic & Sexual Violence
3893 Okemos Rd. #B-2
Okemos, MI 48864
Beginning Experience Weekends
For persons who are widowed, separated or divorced. Call Laura at 586.247.5032 or visit www.BeginningExperience.org.
For parents that have suffered the loss of a child finding the right type of support can be very difficult. Groups are experienced in this area are the following:
Compassionate Friends meets the third Thursday of every month at the Richardson Center, in Commerce Twp. (Other chapters meet at different locations)
1485 E. Oakley Park Rd
A Hope After a Loss meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of every month, at 6pm, at:
43097 Woodward Ave
Bloomfield Hills, MI
Treeside Psychological Clinic, P.C.
A Christian Counseling Center in downtown Lake Orion that is run by Jim and Renee Rowe, a husband and wife team.
45 N. Lapeer St., Lake Orion, MI 48362
Oakland University and Common Ground are offering free counseling support for people experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, loss and grief, self esteem issues, relationship issues, career exploration, and so on.
Oakland University 248.370.2633
Common Ground 800.231.1127
Scott Johnson, Lake Orion Based Compassionate Realtor and member of LOUMC. Call Scott for more information at 248.608.5051or 248.693.2757, email at
Free Legal Service
Common Ground - Offering free legal advice every Tuesday night from 6:30 PM until 8:00 PM.
1410 S. Telegraph, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
"Can my boss do that?" Many workers have asked that question as they have faced job loss, reduction in salary or the closing of a business with little or no notice www.CanMyBossDoThat.com helps workers understand their rights and protections.
Uninsured and in need of prescription medication? The following agencies provide medication at no cost:
Oxford Pediatrics will provide fee medical care to uninsured children (up to age 18) on Wednesdays from 9am until 1pm by appointment only. For an appointment call 248.628.0800. Oxford Pediatrics is located at
51 S. Washington St, Suite G
(adjacent to Centennial Park, across from the movie theatre)
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Select Care Benefits Network (SCBN) is one of America's leading Patient Advocacy Organizations that specialize in Patient Assistance Programs (PAP). SCBN gives prescription drug assistance by helping its members locate, qualify for and successfully access hundreds of free prescription programs on an ongoing basis for only a fraction of the retail cost. For enrollment questions please call 800.331.1002, or visit them on the web at www.scbn.org.
The Forest Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (FPI), Patient Program provides medication for qualifying patients at no charge. If the patient qualifies under FPI guidelines, a three-month supply of the requested drug(s) or device(s) will be shipped to the patient's licensed practitioner for dispensing to the patient. Enrollment questions should be directed to 800.851.0758, or visit them on the web at www.forestpharm.com.
Financial/ Mortgage/ Utilities
Save the Dream Campaign
Counseling services and advice established to help families avoid foreclosure. Phone 866.946.7432
Oakland County Home Buyer Program
This program is aimed at helping low- and moderate-income families take ownership of vacant, foreclosed single-family homes and condominiums as their primary residence. Interested buyers with incomes below 120% of the Area Median Income (For example: a family of 4 earning up $83,900) is eligible for this program. For more information on this program call Oakland County at 248.858.1529, or visit them on the web at
Energy Assistance Hotline
Michigan Department of Human Services offers energy assistance to both DHS and non-DHS clients.
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
Services for those who can not afford their home energy bill or their home may not be safe, causing risk serious injury or illness. Contact Mr. Donald Mussen, Director, Income Support Programs at the Michigan Family Independence Agency.
235 S. Grand Avenue, Suite 1306,
Lansing, MI 48909
Public Inquiries 800.292.5650 or visit them on the web at www.michigan.gov/fia
*An energy bill that is subject to shut off due to non-payment may be postponed up to 21 days due to a medical emergency. Contact your gas or electric company for more information.
Consumers Energy - 800.477.5050 or www.consumersenergy.com
DTE Energy - 800.477.4747 or www.my.detenergy.com
Home Heating Credit can be attained by those who are low-income and are receiving public assistance, or unemployment compensation. The application (MI-1040CR-7) can be requested from the Michigan Dept. of Treasury at 800.827.4000 or at their website: www.michigan.gov/treasury.
Oakland Livingston Human Services Agency (OLSHA) provides assistance for those facing gas, electric and water shutoff. Call for more information.
Christian Credit Counselors (CCC)
CCC's mission is to help individuals and families burdened with financial pressures learn how to become debt free and attain financial freedom in accordance with principles found in the Holy Bible. Call CCC for more information at 800.557.1985 or visit them on the web at www.christian-credit-couselors.com.
Offering Employment and training programs, CCC serves employers and workers by providing activities and a forum for information exchange. CCC can also help with transportation issues in the local area. The Oxford Service Center is located at 1850 N. Perry Street, Pontiac, MI 48340. For more information please call 800.285.9675, visit them on the web at: www.michiganworks.org.
Operation ABLE of Michigan
Operation ABLE works to provide market responsive programs to meet the employment needs of individuals over the age of 50. For more information please call: 313.832.0922 or 800.922.4473. You can also visit them on the web at operationable.org.
Food, Clothing & Furniture
Our local food pantry with volunteers dedicated to the premise that we will help, or find help, for anyone who needs assistance in Lake Orion, Oxford and Addison Township. This help may take the form of food from our pantry, limited financial aid for emergency situations and referrals to other service agencies. Please call: 248.628.3933.
Love In the Name of Christ of North Oakland County (Love INC)
A non-profit cooperative effort that links churches, volunteers, and service agencies and helps them to organize their efforts by reaching out to the poor and disadvantaged. Love INC helps people in need of clothing, furniture, household goods, and home repairs. Fore more information:
Phone 248.693.HELP (4357)
Rochester Neighborhood House
A non-profit human service organization founded by communities of faith in 1968, assists people during times of hardship. Some services offered are food pantry, clothes closet, financial support, budgeting help and counseling support.
North Oakland Transportation Authority (NOTA)
NOTA will provide free transportation for seniors (60+ years of age) and people of any age with disabilities (with doctors letter). Phone to get an application and be interviewed for approval to use service. Once approved, rides can be arranged with 48 hours notice. Transportation to work, doctor appointments and hospitals, etc. can be arranged. The service is free but donations are accepted. For more information please call 248.628.7900.
Lighthouse Emergency Services - Housing assistance to stop foreclosure. Phone: 248.920.6100
South Oakland Shelter - Rotating shelter plan - 90 days maximum stay.
New Bethel Baptist Outreach - Temporary shelter up to 30 days; mainly for women and children (food included).
Salvation Army - Housing and utility assistance, referrals to shelters, rental assistance. Phone 248.334.2407
Oakland County Community Home Improvement Services - Counseling and advice to tenants and homeowners, mortgage default resolution services including delinquency, default or foreclosure.
Grace Centers of Hope - Homeless shelter and rehabilitation center.