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Homeless Services and Shelters

For those seeking emergency shelter, please use list below. Emergency Shelter is often the first step to assist someone in housing crisis that is literally homeless bu there are other resources that should be accessed as soon as possible. Please refer to the other Call Center tools for each individual/household's situation. Resources specifically for women are at bottom of the resource pages after county specific information. Depending on information they may be eligible for other programs.

Additionally when shelters locally are full, it is good to try to access through other counties and those are listed when known on this list as well. Also try warming centers, another tool, located on the Community Housing Network website:

Homeless Services and Shelters


Emergency Shelters
Call United Way 211
This covers most of the state and can be a useful tool.


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

30 day shelter, 1 year drug rehabilitation, Only feeds residents, They do not limit who is allowed to participate in programs, as far as what county they are from.

HOPE Shelter
(248) 499-7345
249 Baldwin Ave.
Pontiac, MI  48342
Julia Drew, Shelter Manager
Food & shower facilities for adult men & women; operates year round

South Oakland Shelter [SOS]
(248) 809-3773
18505 West 12 Mile Road
Lathrup Village, MI 48076
Food, transportation, clothing, case management for men, women, families

The Sanctuary – Common Ground
(248) 547-2260
1228 S. Washington
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Food, counseling, short-term shelter for youth 10-17. Transitional housing for youth age 16-20. Subsidized apartment-living for youth age 17-22. Housing subsidies,counseling, case management for homeless adults.

Salvation Army
Pontiac: (248) 585-5600
Detroit: (313) 965-7760
118 W. Lawrence
Pontiac, MI 48342
Great for fire victims and those too physically sick for a homeless shelter. Six month substance abuse program

(248) 920-6100 or (248) 335-1950
46156 Woodward Ave.
Pontiac, MI 48342
FEMA Grant: for re-housing, must have homeless verification from a shelter

Please note that this funding is often seasonal and not always available as it exhausts quickly.

HOPWA (AIDS and HIV) housing


MATTS (Salvation Army)

(586) 755-5191
24140 Mound Road (between 9 and 10 Mile Road)
Warren, MI
Provides up to 30 days of shelter. Serves up to 50 people. Participants must leave in the morning to look for work or permanent housing.

(586) 415-5101
20415 Erin (behind Sam's Club at Gratiot and 13 Mile Roads)
Roseville, MI
Shelter stay is limited to 30 days or up to 90 days for 10 individuals or families in The "Choose A Path” program.

Turning Point
(586) 463-4430 business line
(586) 463-6990 crisis line
158 S Main St
Mount Clemens,MI 48043
Domestic Violence Shelter-provides 24 hour crisis line, 24 hour emergency shelter
Up to 30 days maximum stay for women and children. Offering counseling and Case Management services.

Macomb Warming Center and Ray of Hope
(586) 329-4046  Appointments encouraged
Wintertime Only
The warming center operates from 8:00 PM to 7:00 am and runs from November to March at different churches. Participants are offered soup dinner and breakfast. The phone number and the weekly schedule is posted at as Warming Center Schedule If you cannot reach the coordinator, please call (586) 321-0998.

Please also refer to the link on the Community Housing Network website for a complete list of warming center references:

Family Youth Interventions
(586) 465-1212
418 Cass Avenue
Mount Clemens, MI 48043
Adolescent Shelter and Counseling Center-14 day safe shelter for you 10-17 with family and individual therapy. Other services 90 day outpatient counseling and 24 hour crisis line.

Macomb Homeless Coalition
(586) 285-0400
18600 Florence, Suite B5
Roseville MI 48066

Security Deposit and Rental Assistance (income qualification needed), Journey Home Program for families staying in hotels, or doubled up.
Applications are being accepted for section 8 vouchers for individuals and familiesthat have been homeless for at least 7 days. The application must be made within 90 days of the homeless period.


Detroit: Coordinated Assessment Model (CAM) Line

(313) 305-0311

Households in Detroit that need emergency shelter placement, households in court-ordered eviction, and households that are "doubled-up” and at imminent risk of losing their housing should call. A screening will be conducted, referrals will be made to shelters, ESG, and VI-SPDAT assessment will be completed and will coordinate with the "Lead Agency" for a full SPDAT as warranted.   


Wayne County Family Center
Lutheran Social Services of Michigan
(734) 721-0590
30600 Michigan Ave
Westland, MI 48185

Homeless Resource Team
(313) 294-8821 or (313) 294-8822
2255 Fort St
Lincoln Park, MI 48146 (Western Wayne)
Shelter for mentally ill, or dual diagnosed.

First Step
(734) 722-6800 Crisis Line
(734) 722-1772 Business Line
Undisclosed location-Western Wayne
Serves victims of sexual assault and/or domestic violence

(734) 671-1300
24158 Goddard Rd
Taylor, MI 48180
All homeless (children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian).

Starfish Family Services
(313) 563-5005/24 hour
715 S Inkster Rd
Inkster, MI
Runaway & homeless youth 10-17

Wayne-Homeless Network Project
Wayne-Metro CAA
(313) 843-2550
Serves all homeless

Other Counties

(866) 522-2725
2895 W Grand River
Howell, MI 48843
Shelter is for Male domestic violence survivors.

Delonis Shelter
(734) 662-2829
31 W Huron
Ann Arbor, MI
Shelter is for homeless men and women. No children accepted.

Resources for Women

Help Against Violent Encounters Now (HAVEN)
(248) 334-1274 or 24/7 Crisis Line: (877) 922-1284
PO Box 787
Pontiac, MI 48056
Food & counseling for adult victims of domestic violence & their children. Shelter & counseling and advocacy services for domestic violence

First Step

(734) 722-6800

(888) 453-5900

24 hour Help Line, Temporary Emergency Housing, Information and referrals, Domestic Violence advocacy


Lacasa Center

(866) 522-2725

24 hour help line, crisis shelter Livingston Co., Child Abuse Response

Marys Mantle
(248) 376-5338
PO Box 115
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303
For expectant mothers

Lighthouse PATH
(248) 335-1950 ext 3332
46156 Woodard Ave
Pontiac, MI 48342
Women 18 and older with children. Applicants need to be HUD homeless, have income and work or school 40 hours a week.

Abigayle's Place
(586) 323-1411
12313 19 Mile Rd
Sterling Heights, MI 48313
Shelter/transitional housing for expectant mothers

Turning Point
(586) 463-4430 Business Line
(586) 463-6990 Crisis Line
158 S. Main
Mount Clemens, MI 48043
Domestic Violence Shelter—provides 24 hour crisis line, 24 hour emergency shelter (up to 30 days maximum stay for women & children).

Common Ground
(248) 399-9795
1228 South Washington
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Homeless females 18 to 24 years old, with or without minor children. Must have income able to work and school, locate their own apartments in Oakland County, and qualify for apartment.

Revised May 5 2015


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