We are in this together, and help is always available.

COVID-19 General

Help Hotline

The Help Hotline offers non-medical information, resources, and local community assistance referrals.
Monday – Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm
248-858-2110 • • Text OAKGOV COVID to 468311

Alternate Languages: COVID-19 information from the State of Michigan
Spanish • Arabic • Traditional Chinese • Simplified Chinese • Korean • Burmese • American Sign Language • French • Swahili

Food Assistance

Food Bank Council of Michigan

Food Distribution Map

Forgotten Harvest

250+ agencies distributing emergency food assistance to those in need.

Gleaners Community Food Bank

Food distribution efforts include drive-up mobile sites. Learn more.

Michigan Department of Education’s Food Service Program Map

Summer Food Service Program was created to ensure that children in lower-income areas receive nutritious meals during long school vacations when they do not have access to the National School Lunch or Breakfast Programs. Use the map to find a site near you.

Community Housing Network

Meal Resources. Local resources for food distribution sites, senior meals, and pantries

My COVID Response Network

My COVID Response Network connects people with available resources, serving central Oakland County, including Pontiac, Auburn Hills, Waterford, and surrounding areas.
248-600-9541 • Food Resources Blog

Oakland County Food Policy Council

The Oakland County Food Policy Council lists local resources for food distribution sites, Pandemic EBT and SNAP Assistance

MI Bridges (Public Assistance)

Apply for benefits, manage your case and explore resources:

Senior Services

Older Adult Programs & Services

Oakland County is pleased to offer a guide for older adults who are looking for information about aging well. Many resources are available for housing, health, medical, legal issues, and local services as well as other valuable information. 

Michigan Area Agencies on Aging (AAA)

Request assistance for older adults with meal deliveries and friendly reassurance/regular check-in calls.

Older Persons Commission - Rochester

By providing innovative programs and high-quality services that stimulate and advance active and healthy living for the 50+ community. We also offer supportive senior services such as Meals on Wheels, Adult Day Service, Transportation and more. (248) 608-0261 |


Nurse on Call

The Nurse on Call hotline offers information about health and related resources. Calls are answered by Oakland County Health Division Public Health Nurses.
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

1-800-848-5533 •

Women, Infants & Children (WIC)

Oakland County Health Division WIC offices will only offer appointments and services over the phone and online until further notice.
WIC website  |  1-248-858-1272 • 1-877-526-2438

Honor Community Health

Honor Community Health is a nonprofit, community health center providing comprehensive and integrated primary, behavioral health, and dental care throughout Oakland County.
248-897-0722, Behavioral Health Help Line • 248-724-7600, Main Line

Tri-County Dental Health

Providing access to oral health services to people in need.
Tri-County Dental Health website  |  248-559-7767 or 248-233-4410 •

Great Start Collaborative Oakland County

Programs for families, parents and students that support the mission to help all Oakland County families succeed.
COVID 19 Resources.  Great Lakes Oakland website  |  1-844-456-5437

Jewish Family Service

Providing compassionate, personalized services tailored to the specific needs of each individual or family, and center around three core areas: services for older adults, mental health and wellness, and safety net services. Certified Health Care Navigators help you explore and purchase health insurance through the Affordable Care Act.  

JFS Detroit Website  |  248-592-2662  |

Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act —often called Obamacare—is the comprehensive healthcare reform signed into law by President Barack Obama in March 2010. The law includes a list of health care policies intended to extend health-insurance coverage to millions of uninsured Americans. See if you qualify for coverage:

Corktown Health Center

Corktown Health Center provides primary care, behavioral health services, and more to LGBTQ+ individuals and offers sliding scale services. (313) 832-3300 •

Mental Health Resources

Warmline to Aid Persons with Mental Health

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ warmline connects individuals with certified peer support specialists who have lived experiences of behavioral health issues, trauma or personal crises, and are trained to support and empower the callers. Read more about the Warmline.
Seven days a week, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Chat

24-hours, 7 days a week  |  1-800-273-8255, 1-888-628-9454 (Spanish)  |  Lifeline Chat website

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the United States. The 988-dialing code does not replace the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800-273-TALK (8255)) or other locally operated crisis lines. Instead, it serves as a universal entry point to connect individuals in need to trained crisis counselors who can help. Visit for more information.

Common Ground Crisis Helpline

24-hours, 7 days a week  |  Common Ground Website | 1-800-231-1127

Oakland Community Health Network

Developmental disabilities, mental health, and substance recovery resources
OCHN Website  |  248-464-6363

Easterseals Michigan
Provides Mental health services for adults and children with serious mental illness, emotional disturbances, and substance use disorders. Easterseals Michigan also provides autism services for children. Easterseals Website | 1-800-75-SEALS

CNS Healthcare

Certified community behavioral health clinic (CCBHC) that offers community-based support services, psychiatry, medication management, psychotherapy, and other services. CNS Healthcare website | 1-800-615-0411 

Michigan Stay Well

If you are feeling emotional distress due to the COVID-19 pandemic, get free, confidential support from a Michigan Stay Well counselor. This service is available 24/7.  Michigan Stay Well Website |1-888-535-6136 and press "8."  

Veteran's Crisis

1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text 8388255

Disaster Distress

CALL or TEXT 1-800-985-5990 (press 2 for Spanish)

The Eldercare


LGBTQ+ Resources

Affirmations Ferndale

Affirmations LGBTQ+ community center has been the hub for southeast Michigan LGBTQ+ communities and its allies for the last 30 years. They provide a welcoming space where people of all sexual orientations, gender identities & expressions, and cultures can learn, grow, socialize, and access the vital support they need! 
(248) 398-7105 •

Ruth Ellis Center

The Ruth Ellis Center offers integrated primary health services, behavioral health services, and residential care facilities for insured and uninsured LGBTQ youth and young adults.
(313) 252-1950 •

Stand with Trans

Stand with Trans provides resources and support for transgender/GNC/gender non-conforming youth and families. Resources include support groups, social events, empowerment workshops, skill-building, community education, and phone support via Ally Moms for transgender youth and parents/caregivers.
(248) 739-9254  •

Equality Michigan

Equality Michigan is Michigan's statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) political advocacy organization. Formerly the Triangle Foundation, EQMI has been Michigan's premiere LGBTQ anti-violence and political advocacy organization for over 25 years and counting.
(313) 537-7000 •

LGBT National Help Center

The LGBT National Help Center services the LGBTQ+ community by offering free and confidential support via peer chat support, a national hotline, a senior hotline and youth chatrooms.

Household & Utilities

Michigan 2-1-1

24-hours, 7 days a week
Michigan 211 Website • Call 2-1-1 or 844-875-9211 • Text your ZIP code to 898211

United Way for Southeast Michigan

2-1-1 COVID-19 Resource Toolkit
Local resources for education, food, health, technology, workplace and business

Family Resources, Supports, and Aid Available in Oakland County

This resource is published by Oakland Community College Economic & Workforce Development, 4th Edition

OLHSA: A Community Action Agency

Emergency shelter and food, emergency utility assistance, emergency financial assistance, foreclosure counseling, referral services.
OLHSA Website • 248-209-2600 or 248-542-5860 •

Oakland County Animal Shelter/Pet Adoption Center

Oakland County Treasurer

248-858-0611 •

Federal Student Aid

U.S. Department of Education and Student Loan Repayment during the COVID-19 national emergency.

Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner

WRC Water Restoration
248-858-1110 •

Water Residential Assistance Program (WRAP)

Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency

Consumers Energy

Emergency Response to COVID-19

DTE Energy

Emergency Response to COVID-19

Legal Resources

Oakland County Clerk/Register of Deeds

Many services and forms are available online or by mail; some services are available by appointment only.
Website | Vital Records • Legal/Court Records • Emergency Personal Protection Orders • Register of Deeds.

Oakland County Court

At this time, Circuit and Probate Courts are temporarily waiving Judge On-Line Fees to promote telephone court appearances.

Oakland County Legal Resources Center

Phone and email service only. Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Website | 248-858-0012  •, use "LRC Question" as Subject

Lakeshore Legal Aid

Lakeshore Legal Aid is a not-for-profit law firm providing a range of free civil legal services to people who are low income, seniors, and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in our communities.
Website | 1-888-783-8190 • Flyer in Spanish and Arabic


Oakland County Sheriff

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-Emergency, Dispatch: 248-858-4950
General Information: 248-858-5000 •

Reporting Abuse or Neglect

This toll-free phone number allows you to report abuse or neglect of any child or adult.
24-hours, 7 days a week

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Offering domestic violence support 24/7/365
1-800-199-7233 or text LOVEIS to 22522 National Domestic Violence Hotline Website

National Child Abuse

1-800-4AChild (1-800-422-4453) or text 1-800-422-4453

National Sexual Assault

1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

Workers & Business

Worker Relief

Visit our worker relief section for information about unemployment, employers hiring, resources, and Oakland County Michigan Works! Contacts/locations.

Help Me Grow Michigan

Assisting essential workers to find childcare

Business Relief

Visit our business relief section for resources including grants and guidance on essential workforce.

Additional Oakland County Resources

Oakland County Parks

Trails and parks are open for physical activity and portable restrooms are available. Dog parks, golf courses & modern restrooms, offices/buildings are closed. Visit the Parks website here.

Oakland County Veterans' Services

Staff are available to assist clients by phone or email. 
Oakland County Veterans' Services Website • 248-858-0785, Pontiac office • 248-655-1250, Troy office •

Multilingual Assistance

Centro Multicultural La Familia (Spanish)

ACCESS (Arabic)