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MI Bridges

  • Families should know Healthy Michigan Plan (HMP) work requirements are stopped at this time. For updates and a full list of contact numbers, visit the MI Bridges website for regular updates. More

Unemployment Benefits 

  • Governor Whitmer signed an executive order that will temporarily expand eligibility for unemployment benefits to cover those impacted by the coronavirus. Eligible employees should apply for unemployment benefits online at or 1-866-500-0017. More

Apply for Hardship Grants

  • Some charitable organizations are offering financial hardship grants to pay for bills during the time of crisis. The application linked here is through Penny Appeal USA. More

Hotlines & Local Support

​Domestic violence during COVID-19

  • Domestic Violence could spike as the Coronavirus traps people indoors. Stress and financial strain also contribute to increased risk for violence.
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Detroit at Work Call Center 

  • Detroit at Work Career Centers remain open. If you need help finding work, other assistance, or need access to our computer labs please call us first to set up an appointment at 313 962-WORK.
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We the People of Detroit

  • This volunteer-run community group is distributing water to those in need in the Detroit area. Online map of water stations. More info call 844-429-2837 - this is a voicemail based system, so please speak slowly and clearly so that someone can return your call.
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MDHHS COVID-19 Hotline

  • Michigan Department of Health & Human Services COVID-19 Hotline.
  • The hotline is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1-888-535-6136.
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Covenant House

  • Provides housing and supportive services to men and women ages 18 to 24. Phone. 313-463-2000. 
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Alternatives for Girls

  • Provides services for young women and girls ages 15 to 21. Phone: 313-361-4000. 
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Ruth Ellis Center

  • Provides services and support to LGBTQ+ youth. Phone: 313-252-1950.
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Detroit Phoenix Center

  • Serving youth and connecting resources to those experiencing homelessness. Phone: 313-482-0916.
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Mutual Aid Funds

Mutual aid is an exchange of resources and services between neighbors for the benefit of the community. People who are able to give offer what they can to the community (like a spare bedroom, grocery pick-up, etc.). And those who need something from their community can make the request. 

Mutual aid is solidarity, not charity. It's neighbor to neighbor support.

SW Detroit Mutual Aid Form

  • Private residents in southwest Detroit coming together to request and share aid. More

Grocery Delivery - High Risk Residents

  • Michigan Muslim COVID Grocery Order Form - If you are at high risk for coronavirus (elderly, chronic condition, immunosuppressed), a volunteer will do your groceries and deliver to you. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. More