Artwork by Lily Kain

Artwork by Lily Kain

Resources for Food, Shelter, Crisis Counseling & More in Oakland County


Family Law Assistance Project (FLAP)

The Family Law Assistance Project (FLAP) is a partnership between Lakeshore Legal Aid and the WMU Cooley Law School providing family law help to low income people.  The clinic is held in the Oakland County Law Library at 1200 N Telegraph, Bldg 14 East, Pontiac, MI, 48341. To get help you must first walk-in for an intake. To find out when the clinic is open, visit the clinic website or the Oakland County Law Library website.



Grace Centers of Hope
(248) 334-2187 25 E. Huron Pontiac, MI 48342

South Oakland Shelter
18505 W. 12 Mile Rd, Lathrup Village
(248) 809-3773
Must call ahead to secure lodging. Lodging, food pantry, clothing closet, case management, health services, and laundry.

Common Ground Shelter for Runaway Youth
1222 S. Washington, Royal Oak
(248) 547-2260
Short-term shelter for runaway and homeless youths aged 10-17. Counseling and substance abuse education available. No court wards; voluntary program; parental consent required. Call first.



Salvation Army
3015 N. Main (near 13 Mile), Royal Oak or 118 W. Lawrence, Pontiac
(248) 585-5600
By appointment only. Food pantry, utility assistance, clothing, furniture, rent/mortgage assistance, shelter, and holiday assistance. 
Assistance based on need. Photo ID, proof of income, and other documentation required. Monday to Friday: 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM

46156 Woodward Ave. Pontiac, MI, 48342.



Welcome Inn Day Center
6:00 am until 8:00 pm, Mon – Sat
Starr Presbyterian Church
1717 W. 13 Mile Rd, Royal Oak
(248) 850-3219
Meals, showers, social workers, nurses, clothes closet.

HOPE Hospitality & Warming Center, Inc.
(248) 332-6101 249
Baldwin Ave. Pontiac, MI 48342
Food & shower facilities for adult men & women; operates during winter months.



St. Mary’s Rectory
730 S. Lafayette (corner of Lincoln), Royal Oak
Must be a Royal Oak resident and show photo ID. No phone calls.
Mon, Tues & Thurs : 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Salvation Army
3015 N. Main (near 13 Mile), Royal Oak
(248) 585-5600
Monday to Friday: 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM



Focus: HOPE
1355 Oakman Blvd, Detroit
(313) 494-5500

Open Hands: St. John’s Episcopal Church Emergency Food Pantry
26998 Woodward, Royal Oak
(248) 546-1255
Must present photo ID showing Oakland County residence.
Mondays: 12:30pm – 2:45pm
Saturdays: 9:30am – 11:45am

Renaissance Vineyard Church
1841 Pinecrest, Ferndale
Food pantry by appointment: (248) 545-4664

Clawson Food Pantry
3rd Monday of each month 5:30-7pm
Grace Apostolic Church Youth Chapel 700 E. Elmwood, Clawson
(248) 307-0850

Right Road Community Development
1560 Wordsworth, Ferndale
(248) 548-8960
3rd Sat of the month: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Royal Oak First United Methodist Church Sack Lunch Program
320 W. 7th, Royal Oak
(248) 541-4100
Sack lunches or snack packs.
Monday – Friday: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Ten Mile Free Will Baptist
74 W. 10 Mile, Madison Heights
(248) 541-5152
Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday – Sunday by appointment

Salvation Army
3015 N. Main St. (near 13 Mile), Royal Oak
(248) 585-5600
Monday to Friday: 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM

South Oakland Community Lunch Program Genesis
309 N. Main, Royal Oak
(248) 542-2266
2nd Saturday of each month: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

St. Mary’s Rectory
730 S. Lafayette (corner of Lincoln), Royal Oak
Must be Royal Oak resident, show photo ID.
Mon, Tues & Thurs: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Yad Ezra
2850 W. 11 Mile, Berkley
(248) 548-3663
Must show photo ID, proof of income, and Social Security card for each member of the household.
Mondays & Wednesdays: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Zion Lutheran Church Food Pantry
143 Albany, Ferndale
(248) 398-5510
Photo ID and registration required on 3rd Wednesday of the month. 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM.



Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency South
Call for assistance. Must live in Oakland County.
(248) 209-2600

(248) 334-1274 (staffed crisis line)
(877) 922-1274 (toll free)
(248) 334-1284 (business number)
Oakland County’s 24-hour domestic violence and sexual assault agency.

Common Ground
(248) 456-0909 (24-hour crisis line)
(800) 231-1127 (toll free)
Referral service and crisis counseling.


Referenced from


Resources for Crisis Counseling

Oakland Family Services
114 Orchard Lake Rd
Pontiac, MI 48341

  • Pontiac- (248) 858-7766

  • Berkley- (248) 544-4004

  • Rochester Hills- (248) 853-0750

  • Walled Lake- (248) 624-3812

Wayne State Psychology Clinic
Sliding payment scale
Main Office: (313) 577-1681

University of Detroit Psychology Clinic (open to the general public)

Reno Hall, First Floor
4001 W. McNichols
Detroit, MI 48221
Phone: 313-578-0570 (call for appointments)
Fax: 313-578-0516

Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
The clinic is closed for major holidays and semester breaks.

Oakland Integrated Healthcare Network (does not ask for insurance)
Plum Hollow Center
22200 West Nine Mile Road
Southfield, MI 48033
(248) 359-8787
Fax: (248) 636-4009

Joslyn Smile Center
816 Joslyn Avenue
Pontiac, MI 48340
(248) 758-1231
Fax: (248) 282-7810

Family Medicine Center
461 West Huron, Suite 107
Pontiac, MI 48341
(248) 857-7432
Fax: (248) 636-4064

Summit Center
279 Summit Drive
Waterford Township, MI 48328
(248) 724-7700

Easter Seals Adult Mental Health
22178 W 9 Mile Rd
Southfield, MI 48033

Common Ground hotline
Can handle crisis 24-7, very helpful on the phone.
1200 N Telegraph Rd., Bldg. 32E
Pontiac,  MI48341

Community Mental Health Services

SEHS Counseling CenterOakland University (do not need to be a student)
The SEHS Counseling Center is a no-cost service offering personal and career counseling.
250 Pawley Hall on the campus of Oakland University
Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Closed Sundays and during regular university breaks and closings. The center opens on the first full day of classes and closes on the last day of classes each semester.

Sand Castles (Through Henry Ford Health Systems)
FREE Grief and Loss counseling for families

FernCare Free Clinic
459 E. Nine Mile RoadFerndale, MI 48220

Detroit-Wayne County Community Mental Health Agency
24-hour Crisis Hotline:

Also, if you go to college, check with their counseling center. OCC, Wayne State, UDM, etc… they all have counseling services included with tuition. They will not be able to prescribe medication.

Number to get health insurance:
Healthy Michigan 855-789-5610 is a resource dedicated to helping individuals overcome issues such as domestic violence, addiction, and mental health issues. Our goal is to equip patients and families with the necessary tools and resources to lead a life-long path to recovery. 


Advanced Recovery Systems (ARS) is a behavioral health initiative dedicated to educate and help treat individuals suffering from eating disorders, substance abuse, and mental health concerns. 




Covenant Community Care, Inc. is a faith based charitable non-profit Community Health Center serving the people of Metro Detroit. As a Federally Qualified Health Center, they offer integrated medical, dental and behavioral health care to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay.

(248) 556-4900