Quick Resource Reference Sheet

Resource Center Quick Reference Sheet 1401 S. Grand Traverse, Flint, MI 48503 (810) 767-0500

All area codes are (810) unless otherwise noted.

 

 

Advocacy

Disability Network – Monday through Friday 9am-5pm 742-1800

Human Relations Commission – M-F, 8-5, 766-7430

Valley Area Agency on Aging M-F, 8-5, 239-7671

Citizens for Better Care M-F, 9-5:30, 800-284-0046, 808 N. Michigan Ave. Saginaw, MI 48602

 

Clothing and Baby Furniture

Carriage Town Ministries – M-F, 9-5, 233-8787

Heartbeat (baby clothing+furniture), M-F 10-3, 232-3131

Bristol Rd. Church of Christ, Tues 10:30-12:30 ONLY serves 48507, 238-9004

Inner City Christian Outreach Center, T-F, 10-1, 767-4064

Love, I.N.C. (Phone Intake and Referral) M-F 8:30-12:30, 235-4990

Salvation Army Social Service, M-F, 8:30-12, 1-4:30, 232-2196

 

Counseling

Catholic Charities – M-Thursday 8:30-8pm, F 8-4:30, 232-9950

Family Service Agency, M-Tuesday 9am-9pm, W-F 9-5, 767-4014

Genesee County Community Mental Health 24/7 Crisis Line 257-3740

 

Domestic Violence

YWCA of Greater Flint – Counseling, PPO help, SafeHouse – 238-7621

Genesee County CMH (if mentally ill) – 257-3742

 

Employment

Michigan Works! Career Alliance M-F 8:30-5, 233-5974

Job Corps (ages 16-24) Admin: M-F 8:30-4:30 232-9102

 

Financial Aid

Department of Human Services (DHS) By District

  • General Information and to report Child or Vulnerable Adult Abuse  M-F 8-5, 760-2200
  • District 2 – McCree Building 630 S. Saginaw 760-7310
  • District 3- Children’s Services ONLY 125 E. Union St. Flint (i.e. foster care, guardian, help for child), 760-2888
  • District 5- North – 125 E. Union – 760-2773
  • District 6 – Piercson Rd. 2320 W. Pierson Rd, 760-4900

Catholic Outreach – M/W/F 9-12 and 1-4:30, 234-4693

GCCARD (Neighborhood Services) – M-F, 8-5, 768-4675

Salvation Army Social Service, M-F, 8:30-12, 1-4:30, 232-2196

Veterans Administration (War Era Vets only) – 213-6992

 

Food Lines

GCCARD (Food Distribution Friday 9am, bring a bag) 789-3746

Crossover Downtown (4 times a year, free food, call for dates, bring a bag) 234-2479

 

Food: Pantries and Intake Centers

Catholic Outreach – M/W/F 9-12 and 1-4:30, 234-4693

Eastside Mission – Tues-Thurs, 10-1, 767-5312

GCCARD (Neighborhood Services) – M-F, 8-5, 768-4675

Promise Tabernacle M-F, 10-until all served, 787-7957

Bristol Rd. Church of Christ, Tues 10:30-12:30 ONLY zipcode 48507, 238-9004

Greater Flint Christian Outreach Center (Tues+Fri 10-12) 767-4064

Love, I.N.C. (Phone Intake and Referral) M-F 8:30-12:30, 235-4990

Outreach EAST (M-15 corridor only, Genesee Davison, Millington, Goodrich, Mt. Morris), M/T/Th 8:30-11:15, 12:30-3:00, W/F 8:30-11:15, 653-7711

St. Mary Catholic Outreach, T, 1-2:30, 232-4012

 

Food: Sandwich Program

Bread of Life, 2608 Maplewood, M-F, 9am-2pm, 785-6911

Holy Angels, 1001 Chippewa, M-F, 11:00-11:50, 785-6911

 

WIC (Women, Infants, Children)

Genesee County Health Department McCree North, M-F 8-11 & 1-4, 600-2400

Genesee County Health Department Burton, M-F 8-12, 1-5, 742-2255

Genesee County Health Department North Pointe, M-F, 8-4, 785-5399, 760-9337

 

Food: Prepared Meals

Carriage Town Ministries (must attend service at 6pm, dinner 6:30), 233-8787

North End Soup Kitchen, M-Sat, 11:30-12:30, Sun 1:30-2:30, 785-6911

Eastside Food Center, Sat 11:30-1:00, 238-2231

Eastside Mission:  Hot Meal T-Th, 11:30-12:30, 767-5312

1st Presbyterian, Sun 8am, 234-8673

Salvation Army Beecher Corps Kids Cafe M-F, 4-6 dinner for school children, 789-4003

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Kids Cafe M-Th, 3:15-4:30, dinner for school children, 238-4236

 

Health Needs

American Red Cross (limited) 232-1401 extension 700

Genesee County Free Clinic – call for an appt. 9-10:30am Tuesday Mornings, 235-4211

Genesee County Health Department, 600-2400

  • Burton Health Center, M, W-F, 8-11, 1-4, T, 1-4, 742-2255
  • McCree North Health Center, 600-2400
  • McCree South Health Center, 257-3616

Hamilton Health Network – Dental M-F 8:30-5:30 Emergencies seen same day, show up at 6:30, 785-0863

Hamilton Health Network – Medical M-F 8:30-5:30 Emergencies Seen same day, show up at 6:30, 789-9141

Lions Club Vision Program (limited) 230-0020

Mi Child Health Insurance Program (888)988-6300

Muslim Free Outreach Clinic (810) 762-1012

Flint VA Outpatient Clinic (veterans only) (734) 213-6992

 

Housing

Home repair

Flint NIPP – 766-7212

GCCARD – Weatherization, Home Repair 232-2185

 

Home Repair Loans

Mission of Peace (a CDC) 232-0104

 

Homeless

GCCARD 232-2185

Genesee County Community Mental Health – 257-3742

 

Housing Locator (Limited)

Affordable Living Services 238-2970

 

Landlord/Tenant Rights

Human Relations Commission 766-7430

Urban League 789-7611

 

Ramps/Home Modifications

Disability Network (city of Flint only) 742-1800

UAW Labor Rep. at United Way 762-5831

 

Rent/Mortgage Help

Catholic Outreach  – 234-4693

GCCARD – 768-4675

Outreach East (M-15 Corridor, Genesee, Davison, Millington, Goodrich, part of Mt. Morris) 653-7711

Salvation Army Social Services – 232=2196

Urban League (Mortgage only) 789-7611

 

Legal Services

Lawyer Referral Service 232-6000

Legal Services of Eastern Michigan 234-2621

YWCA of Greater Flint (PPO Assistance with Domestic Violence/Stalking) 238-7233

 

Prescriptions

Health Access 232-4200

Catholic Outreach 234-4693

American Red Cross 232-1401

Prescriptions for Seniors (VAAA) 239-7671

Salvation Army Social Services 232-2196

Tell doctors to go to this website: http://www.needymeds.com for free meds

 

Shelters

Carriage Town Ministries (men only) 233-8787

Carriage Town Family Center (Women and Children) 238-6847

My Brother’s Keeper of Genesee County 210-2400

REACH (age 10-17 only) 233-8700

Shelter of Flint (Women and Children) 239-5433

Transitional Living Program (age 17-20) 233-8700

 

Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault

YWCA of Greater Flint – counseling, ppos, group therapy, safehouse shelter – 238-7621

Genesee County Community Mental Health (mental health issues + sexual abuse/assault) 257-3752

Child Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault – CMH 257-3752 AND call DHS 760-2200

 

Substance Abuse

IARC – Intake, Assessment, Referral – 235-9555

 

Transportation

Jewish Community Services

  • Highway to Health (out of town, Saginaw, Detroit, Ann Arbor, Lansing) – 767-5922
  • Local to Genesee County – 767-5922

Mass Transportation Authority – 767-0100

Your Ride (door to door) 767-0780

 

Utilities

Department of Human Services (DHS) By District

  • General Information and to report Child or Vulnerable Adult Abuse  M-F 8-5, 760-2200
  • District 2 – McCree Building 630 S. Saginaw 760-7310
  • District 3- Children’s Services ONLY 125 E. Union St. Flint (i.e. foster care, guardian, help for child), 760-2888
  • District 5- North – 125 E. Union – 760-2773
  • District 6 – Piercson Rd. 2320 W. Pierson Rd, 760-4900

Catholic Outreach (water only) – 234-4693

GCCARD 768-4675

Salvation Army (Kearsley Street) 232-2196

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Listening, a Poem by Ralph Roghton, MD

When I ask you to listen to me
And you start giving advice,
You have not done what I asked.
When I ask you to listen to me and
you begin to tell me why I shouldn’t feel that way,
you are trampling on my feelings.
When I ask you to listen to me
and you feel you have To do something to solve my problems
you have Failed me, strange as that may seem.
Listen, All I asked was that you listen – Not talk or do, Just hear me.

When you do something for me
That I can and need to do for myself,
you contribute to my fear and inadequacy.

But when you accept as a simple fact that I do feel what I feel,
no matter how irrational, then I can quit trying to convince you
and can get about the business of understanding what’s behind this irrational feeling.

And when that’s clear, the answers are obvious and I don’t need advice. Irrational feelings make sense, when we understand what’s behind them. Perhaps that’s why prayer works, sometimes, for some people– because God is mute and He/She doesn’t give advice or try to fix things.

So please listen and just hear me. And if you want to talk,

Wait a minute for your turn, and I’ll listen to you. –
-Ralph Roughton, M.D.

excerpt from “latent rapists”

Listen to this poem on youtube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnHSxcYMJ5c

these men friends of ours
who smile nice
stay employed
and take us out to dinner

lock the door behind you

wit fist in face
to fuck

who make elaborate mediterranean dinners
& let the art ensemble carry all ethical burdens
while they invite a coupla friends over to have you
are sufferin from latent rapist bravado
& we are left wit the scars

bein betrayed by men who know us

& expect
like the stranger
we always thot waz comin

that we will submit

we must have known

women relinquish all personal rights
in the presence of a man
who apparently cd be considered a rapist

especially if he has been considered a friend

& is no less worthy of bein beat witin an inch of his life
bein publicly ridiculed
havin two fists shoved up his ass

than the stranger
we always thot it wd be

who never showed up

cuz it turns out the nature of rape has changed

we can now meet them in circles we frequent for companionship

we see them at the coffeehouse

wit someone else we know

we cd even have em over for dinner
& get raped in our own houses
by invitation
a friend

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf