Step 1 - Decide what kind of help you need. Food, shelter, utility bills (shut off notice), medical/dental, drug or alcohol problem?

Step 2 - Before going to an agency to ask for assistance, gather the required paperwork.

Agencies may ask for:

  • Driver's License or State Picture ID

  • Social Security card or number for you and other family members

  • Birth Certificates for your children

  • Your last pay stub

  • Medicaid or insurance card, for medical or dental help

  • Utility shut-off notice or eviction notice for help with these

  • Decision notice from DHS

Step 3 - Begin with the Department of Human Services (DHS)

  • 125 E. Union St., Flint, MI 48502
    810.760.2200

  • 630 S. Saginaw St., Flint, MI 48502
    810.760.7300

  • 4100 W. Pierson Rd., Flint, MI 48504
    810.787.7101

Step 4 - Before going to an agency, call first

Step 5 - When going to an agency, go early. Going to an agency too close to the lunch hour or the end of the business day won't give enough time to process applications. This may delay getting help.

Step 1 - Decide what kind of help you need.

Food, shelter, utility bills (shut off notice),

medical/dental, drug or alcohol problem?

Step 2 - Before going to an agency to ask for

assistance, gather the required paperwork.

Agencies may ask for:

  • Driver's License or State Picture ID

  • Social Security card or number for you and other family members

  • Birth Certificates for your children

  • Your last pay stub

  • Medicaid or insurance card, for medical or dental help

  • Utility shut-off notice or eviction notice for help with these

  • Decision notice from DHS

steps to getting help

agencies that may be able to help:
  • GCCARD: 810.789.3746
    They provide food for people 60 and older

  • RESOURCE CENTER: 810.767.0500
    The center assists people in locating agencies to help with various needs.

  • 211-GET HELP, GIVE HELP:
    Dial 211 from your cell phone 24/7 to be connected to a referral specialist to direct you to an agency that may be able to help with a specific need.

  • HEARTBEAT: 810.232.3101
    They provide assistance for women and infants.

2300 Lapeer Rd., Flint, Michigan

810.239.4498

  • SALVATION ARMY:
    810.232.2196 - Help with Housing. (evictions and utility shut offs)
    810.789.4003 - They provide food for people in Genesee County.
    810.234.2678 - 
    Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation.

  • RED CROSS: 810.232.1401

  • ST. VINCENT DePAUL: 810.780.4071
    Provides help with appliances and furnature. Referral needed.

  • CARRIAGE TOWN MINISTRIES: 810.233.8787
    Provides clothing, food, shelter, personal care items.

Luke 10:27 (NIV), ...."Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind" and "Love your neighbor as yourself."