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The purpose of this guide is to provide you with some of the resources that might be available to you. There may be other resources not
listed in this guide. Some resources may require specific eligibility criteria. For specific information, please use the contact information
provided to contact the resource of interest.


Ambulance Services
Bereavement
Car Seats
Child Abuse
Child Development
Dental
Domesttic Violence
Education
Employment
Finances
Food
General
Hospital
Household
Housing
Legal
Medical Conditions
Medical Care
Mental Health
Parenting and Child Care
Respite
Smoking
Students
Substance Abuse
Transportation
Women and Children
Lansing-Mason         522 E. Jolly Rd.        (517) 393-4357
Ambulance Service     Lansing, MI 48910
                      4148 Legion Dr.         (517) 676-3023
                      Mason, MI 48854
Mercy Ambulance       1422 E. Michigan Ave.   (517) 482-1245
Service / AMB-U-Cab   Lansing, MI 48912
Bereaved Children
Ele’s Place
Support groups for grieving children, adolescents and young adults as well www.elesplace.org
as their families. Free. For ages 3-18 years with parent, young adults and
adults

1145 W. Oakland                                                                  355 S. Zeeb Rd. Suite E
Lansing MI                                                                       Ann Arbor, MI 48103
517-482-1315                                                                     (734) 929-6640

Bereaved Parents Support Groups
Compassionate Friends Lansing Chapter                                            Contact Doug Christensen at 517-393-8327
A national, non-profit, self-help support organization offering friendship,
understanding and hope to bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings.

Meets 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. - Free of Charge


HOPING (Helping Other Parents in Normal Grieving)

For Parents experiencing infant loss less than one year of age, miscarriage or
stillbirth.
Contact Abby Leinback 517-316-7984 or Becky Miller 989-593-3023



Nurse Visitor Program                                                            800-331-7437
Tomorrow’s Child/SIDS
Support Group for woman who have experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth, or
infant death.

www.tomorrowschild.org


Bereaved Daughters Support Groups
Mid-Michigan Motherless Daughters Support Group                                  Holly Andrews – 449-9247 or Debra Satka – 352-817-1543


For all women who have experienced the death of a mother, abandonment
or another form of separation

www.motherlessdaug.meetup.com




Estes-Leadley Funeral Homes
TLC (Together, Living & Coping) Program.
Monthly luncheon meetings held 2nd Tuesday of month, 1:00pm, at Fire
Mountain Restaurant. Call for reservation.- Free of Charge
Contact Janet Pierson 517-482-1651


Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes
Navigating Through Life’s Landscapes
Monthly support group and educational series
Contact Gwen Kapcia – 517-333-3636
Heartland Home Health Care and Hospice - Grief
Recovery Support Group
Fourth Tuesday of month, 6:30-8pm. Held at Seventh-Day Adventist
Church, St. Johns, MI. Free of Charge
Call (800) 475-7830.

Holt United Methodist Church
Understanding your Grief
12 week class/support group
Contact Doris Garrison – 517-242-5585

Ingham Visiting Nurse Services of Michigan
New Tomorrows Program
Eight Week Grief Education Series: Registration requested.
Contact: Ron Hutson- 517-975-9913 or 975-9909 (bereavement coordinator)

Palmer, Bush & Jensen Family Funeral Homes
Monthly Luncheon/Grief Meeting
Contact Sara Beaver-Vogel – 517-268-1000

Sparrow Hospice Bereavement Services
Seasons of the Heart
6 Week Grief Education Series
Contact Barbara Henning – 517-364-7208

South Lansing Church of the Nazarene
Christian Grief Support Group
Contact Larry Very – 517-323-4355

St. Jude Catholic Church in DeWitt
Seasons of Hope
Christian-focused grief support group
Contact Jack – 669-8341 or Terry – 896-4989



The Hospice of Lansing and Ionia Area Hospice
Passages Through Loss and Grief
Grief Education and Support Series: Eight consecutive Tuesday evenings

Contact Laura Ruhle – 517-882-4500

Trinity United Methodist Church
Eight week evening grief classes
Contact Rae Franke – 517-322-0484

University Lutheran Church in East Lansing
A new support group for those who are widowed meets on 2nd & 4th
Tuesdays, 7 – 9 pm
Call (517) 339-4675
Lansing Area Safety Council                 3315 S. Pennsylvania Ave.   (517) 394-4614

Loans car seats for up to 3 weeks. Ideal for    Lansing, MI 48910
grandparents with visiting grandchildren. Fee
is $20 which is refunded, in full, upon return.
Clean and sanitized. Meets all safety
requirements




       Car Seat Inspections/Fitting Stations (FREE, but by appointment only)
Sparrow Health System Trauma                1215 E. Michigan Ave.       (517) 364-2616 ext. 2
Services                                    Lansing, MI 48909
Lansing Area Safety Council                 3315 S. Pennsylvania Ave.   (517) 394-4614
                                            Lansing MI
Child Abuse Prevention Services 119 Pere Marquette, Suite 1B   (517) 484-8444, ext. 1
(CAPS)                          Lansing, MI 48912

Clinton County Family Resource                                 (989) 224-5500
Center
Eaton Child Abuse/Neglect                                      (517) 622-4543
Prevention
Shiawassee Council Child Abuse                                 (989) 723-5877
Prevention
Bridges 4 Kids                                                                             3520 Okemos Road
Non-profit. Summer lunches, camps, seminars (teens and drugs). System of                   Suite 6-150
information and referral for parents seeking help for their child from birth
                                                                                           Okemos, MI 48864                                       www.bridges4kids.org
through the transition into adult life

Early Head Start                                                             Capital Area Community Services                                      (517) 372-9411, ext. 1
Child development and family support for low-income children ages birth to   Program
3 in Clinton, Eaton, Ingham, and Shiawassee counties
                                                                             101 E. Willow Street                                                 www.cacsheadstart.org

                                                                             Lansing, MI 48906
Early On                                                                     Ingham Intermediate School District                                  (517) 244-1210
Evaluation and support addressing concerns with the development or health of Program                                                              (800) EARLY ON
children from birth to three years of age
                                                                             2630 W. Howell Road                                                  (Toll free)
                                                                             Mason, MI 48854
                                                                                                                                                  www.1800earlyon.org

Head Start                                                                     Capital Area Community Services                                    (517) 482-1504
Developmental preschool program for low-income children ages 3-5 in            Program                                                            www.cacsheadstart.org
Clinton, Eaton, Ingham, and Shiawassee counties
                                                                               101 E. Willow Street
                                                                               Lansing, MI 48906
Jump Start Family Outreach Program                                             Ingham County Health Dept. Program                                 (517) 272-4120
Family advocates provide support to families during pregnancy through the for Ingham County residents
first three years of the child’s life
                                                                               306 W. Willow                                                      www.ingham.org

                                                                               Lansing, MI 48906
Great Start Child Care Enhancement Program                                     838 Louisa Street
Program for children birth to 36 months. Serves children receiving or eligible Suite D                                                            kaufman@ceicmh.org
for DHS Childcare Subsidy. All licensed childcare providers for DHS working (517) 877-5259 Do not give out phone #, have clients start with the   greatstartfor kids.org
with children that meet criteria with priority for informal childcare providers. web site
Clinton, Eaton, Ingham, Shiawassee, Gladwin, Gratiot, Ionia, Isabella, Midland, Lansing, MI 48911
Clare

Parent-Infant Program (PIP)                                                                A Community Mental Health Program (517) 346-8318


Home-based assessments and interventions to meet infant emotional and                      812 E. Jolly Road
developmental needs
                                                                                                                                                  (888) 800-1559
                                                                                           Lansing, MI 48910                                      (Toll free)
                                                                                                                                                  www.ceicmh.org

Parent-Young Child Program (PYC)                                                           A Community Mental Health Program (517) 346-8318

Home-based assessments and interventions to meet preschooler’s emotional     812 E. Jolly Road                                                    (888) 800-1559
and developmental needs for children ages 2-5 in the Lansing School District
                                                                                                                                                  (Toll free)
                                                                                           Lansing, MI 48910
                                                                                                                                                  www.ceicmh.org
LCC Dental Hygiene Clinic
419 N. Washington Square #007
(LCC Arts and Sciences Building)
Lansing, MI 48906
(517) 483-1458
www.lcc.edu/health/dental/

Preventative dental hygiene services and sealants provided by dental hygiene students supervised by a
licensed dentist and licensed dental hygienists are offered. Cost of service is $20 for children under 18,
adults range from $30.00-$40.00, and seniors over 60 years of age are $20.00. Services are offered
during all academic terms - fall, spring and summer. Appointments are made following a no-cost
screening appointment.

Ingham County Health Department Adult Dental Center
5303 S. Cedar Street
Lansing, MI 48909
(517) 887-4423

Hours: Monday- Friday 8am-12pm and 1-5pm

Provides preventative, routine, and restorative treatment. Serves 18+ year olds and older Ingham
County residents without insurance and with Medicaid. Proof of income and residency are required.

Ingham County Health Department - Healthy Smiles Dental Center
2815 S. Pennsylvania Street
Lansing, MI 48910
(517) 272-4150

http://www.ingham.org/HD/COMMUNITY%20HEALTH%20CENTERS/healthy_smiles.html

Sees Ingham County children under 18 with Medicaid, Healthy Kids, and MIChild insurances.
Children receive preventative, routine, and restorative treatment. The child’s Social Security Card and
insurance cards are needed.

Dental Referral Service
(800) 243-4444


Michigan Dental Association
(517) 372-9070
www.smilemichigan.org
National Resources
    American Diabetes                 (800) 232-3472
        Association
                                      www.diabetes.org

                                      Get information about diabetes, talk with other diabetics, great resource for further knowledge about
                                      any diabetes-related topic.

      American Dietetic               (800) 366-1655
                                      www.eatright.org
        Association

             D Life                   www.dlife.com
                                      info@dlife.com
                                      Information on diabetic recipes, healthy eating, dLife TV, Diabetes Forum, Q&A, Diabetes Support


State Resources
          MI Path                  www.mipath.org
                                   Contact Jane Braatz (jsbraatz@comcast.net or 517-699-1864) to sign up for one of the many workshops
                                   Contact Karen McCloskey at mccloskeyk@michigan.gov or 517-335-1236 if you have any questions.

                                   The PATH program, which stands for Personal Action Toward Health, is a powerful workshop designed for
                                   people with on-going health conditions. Arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, and Parkinson’s
                                   disease are all examples of on-going health conditions. This workshop will help you learn techniques and
                                   strategies to reduce pain, increase your mobility and help you maintain your independence. Learning to
                                   successfully manage your condition may also help you stop the condition from getting worse. The
                                   workshop is also beneficial to caregivers or family members of someone with an on-going health
                                   condition.
                                   The workshop is led by two trained leaders (many leaders have on-going health conditions themselves).
                                   Topics covered over the 6-week workshop include: stress management, medication use, exercise options,
                                   coping techniques and more. Workshop sessions meet for 2 ½ hours, once a week for 6 weeks. Session
                                   size is small with 10-15 participants per workshop. The workshop is offered at little to no cost, and is
                                   conveniently located at churches, senior centers, and community centers across Michigan.


                                   If you are ready to get on the PATH and start taking control of your condition, contact Jane Braatz
                                   (jsbraatz@comcast.net or 517-699-1864) to sign up for one of the many workshops scheduled in the
                                   Lansing area. You can also contact Karen McCloskey at mccloskeyk@michigan.gov or 517-335-1236 if you
                                   have any questions.
                                   Please visit www.mipath.org.


  Michigan Department of           www.diabetesin michigan.org
                                   East Central Diabetes Outreach Network
    Community Health
                                   Phone: (810) 232- 0522
                                   Fax: (810) 232- 0533
                                   ecdon@nkfm.org

                                   Jean Chickering
                                   Phone: (517) 335-8661
                                   Fax: (517) 335- 9461
                                   chiceringj1@michigan.gov


                                   Diabetes Support Groups
                                   Help With Medications
                                   Medicare and Medicaid and how they apply to Diabetes


      Michigan Steps Up            www.michiganstepsup.org

                                   Create free personal plans, record daily achievements, set and update weekly goals




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Regional Resources
     MSU HealthTeam                Location:
                                   Clinical Center
                                   Service Road
                                   East Lansing, MI, 48824
                                   Contact:
                                   Phone: (517) 353- 3000
                                   http://healthteam.msu.edu/default.aspx
                                   For Primary Care Provider
                                   Also available by referral:
                                   Dietician: Mary Noel, Ph.D., R.D.
                                   Pharmacist: Kierstin Hanson
   Ingham County Health            Phone: (517) 887- 4315
                                   www.ingham.org
        Department
                                   Blood Pressure Testing (517) 887-4316
                                   Ingham County Health Department’s Health Promotion: (517) 887-4315
                                   “SHARPS” collection: residents of Ingham County who use syringes, needles, and lancets to administer
                                   medications at home and produce “sharps” medical waste can prevent injury, infection and pollution by
                                   utilizing the Ingham County Medical Sharps Disposal Program. For
                                   further information call (517) 887-4312.
   Community Partners in           www.cphlansing.com

        Health
                                   Alicia@playmakers.com
                                   Alicia: (517) 349-8627
                                   Free Monthly Walking Series around Lansing and surrounding areas!
 DPAC-Diabetic Partners in         517-335-9461 (FAX)
    Action Coalition
                                   edsallj@michigan.gov

                                   The Diabetes Partners in Action Coalition (DPAC) is a partnership of like-minded individuals and
                                   representatives of organizations who work to reduce the impact of diabetes in Michigan. Members of
                                   DPAC are individuals with diabetes, those with an interest in diabetes, or representatives from
                                   organizations who work closely with diabetes or a related health issue.
                                   Member Benefits:
                                   • Expand diabetes knowledge, skills and leadership,
                                   • Increase and promote partnerships through networking,
                                   • Influence state policy and coordinate activities, and
                                   • Celebrate statewide progress in reducing the impact of diabetes and its complications.
                                   Member Responsibilities:
                                   • Designate a representative from your organization and one alternate
                                   • Attend two meetings per year
                                   • Actively participate and contribute to one workgroup or committee to help implement the Michigan
                                   Diabetes Strategic Plan
                                   • Abide by the provisions of the DPAC Charter
                                   • Keep an open and creative mind, working with partners across the state to reduce the impact of
                                   diabetes in Michigan.
    Dining with Diabetics          (517) 887-4588
                                   Ingham County MSU Extension
                                   5303 S. Cedar St.
                                   Lansing, MI 48911
                                   Dining with Diabetics is a series of 4 classes for people with diabetes and their families. Classes Include
                                   diabetes education, nutrition, recipe demonstrations, healthy holiday recipes, and samples of each recipe
                                   prepared.
                                   $50.00 per person/ $60 per couple




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  Sparrow Diabetes Center          517.364.5955
                                   http://www.sparrow.org/diabetes/
                                   Event Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
                                   Event Location: Sparrow Professional Building
                                   Event Room: Second Floor of Professional Building
                                   Event Category: Diabetes Support Groups
                                   Contact: Cyndi Munro, RN, MSN, APRN - BC 517.364.5957
                                   Description:
                                   Ongoing educational support and understanding for persons with diabetes.
                                   A complimentary monthly support group has been formed to inform diabetics and their families/support
                                   persons about various topics regarding type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
                                   Each month, a guest speaker will share information with the group on a different subject matter.
                                   There is no registration required - simply show up at 6:30pm - 8:00pm the 3rd Wednesday of every
                                   month. Bring a friend or loved one with you! Everyone is welcome!
                                   Event Date: Ongoing
                                   Event Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm
                                   Event Location: Clinton Memorial Hospital
                                   Event Room: White Room
                                   Event Category: Diabetes Education
                                   Contact: Sparrow Diabetes Center - Cristin, 517.364.5989 or 517.364.5955
                                   Description:
                                   This series of classes assists adults with Type 2 Diabetes.
                                   Includes information on control of diabetes, meal planning, carb counting, exercise, reduction of risk
                                   factors, and blood sugar monitoring.
                                   This class is only offered from 8:30am - 4:30pm on selected dates.

                                   (Classes may be cancelled due to low enrollment) You are welcome to bring one adult guest with you.
                                   Lunch will be provided for you and your guest.
                                   For information on classes and cost (covered by most insurances), call the Sparrow Diabetes Center at
                                   517.364.5989.
                                   A Physician referral is required and the class is for Type II diabetics only.
                                   Event Location: Sparrow Professional Building
                                   Event Room: Suite 340
                                   Event Category: Diabetes Education
                                   Contact: Sparrow Diabetes Center 517.364.5989
                                   Description:
                                   This series of classes assists adults with Type 2 diabetes.
                                   Includes information on control of diabetes, meal planning, reduction of risk factors, carb counting,
                                   exercise and blood sugar monitoring.
                                   Classes are offered afternoons, evenings and as an all-day seminar. Due to limited space, each class is
                                   limited to 20 patients.
                                   For information on classes and cost (covered by most insurances), call the Sparrow Diabetes Center at
                                   517.364.5955.
                                   A Physician referral is required to attend.
                                   What services does the Sparrow Regional Diabetes Center offer?
                                           ·      Comprehensive diabetes evaluation and management by multi-disciplinary team
                                           ·      Outpatient diabetes education, both individual and group classes which are offered during the day,
                                           evening or weekends
                                               Insulin instruction and blood glucose monitoring
                                               Dietary counseling
                                               Insulin infusion pump training and initiation
                                           ·      Gestational diabetes classes
                                           ·      Diabetes support groups
                                               Diabetes resource library
                                               Diabetes supplies and assistive devices including demonstration and instruction
                                   How much does it cost for the services provided by the Sparrow Regional Diabetes Center?
                                   Reimbursement guidelines are determined by the Michigan Department of Community Health. These
                                   services are reimbursed by Medicare, Medicaid (requires a physician order), and many other private
                                   insurance companies.




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  Ingham Regional Medical          (517) 975-2270
                                   2727 S. Pennsylvania Avenue
          Center
                                   Lansing, MI 48910
                                   Location: Classrooms D and E, Ground Floor, Ingham Regional Orthopedic Hospital
                                   Person/Phone: Brenda Soblesky, RN, CDE – (517) 975-2270
                                   Description: Follow-up support classes are led by a certified diabetes educator. These sessions are
                                   designed to help patients meet the challenges of coping with a chronic disease in the midst of peers.

                                   Meetings: Classes are either a 3 day series or 1 day class.
                                   Tuesday
                                      Explanation of diabetes
                                      Causes and types of diabetes
                                      Short-term problems (like high/low blood sugars)
                                      Home glucose monitoring demonstration
                                      Feelings about diabetes
                                      Living with diabetes
                                   Wednesday
                                      Meal planning (nutritional goals/guidelines)
                                      Diabetes food exchange program
                                      Individual meal plans
                                      Free foods (that do not count as part of daily calorie intake)
                                      Foods to avoid
                                      Use of alcohol
                                      Dealing with special occasions
                                      Eating out
                                      Label reading
                                      Recipe substitution
                                      Sick day rules
                                   Thursday
                                      Diabetic medications (oral agents and insulin)
                                      How to give insulin and site locations
                                      Long-term complications
                                      Personal health habits
                                      Foot care
                                      Balancing diet, exercise and medication
                                      Staying with the program long-term
                                      Support groups
                                   The one day class combines the above topics in one day.
                                   Teaching Team: RN, Certified Nurse Educator, Registered Dietician, Pharmacist
                                   Class size is limited, and early registration is encouraged. A doctor's prescription is required. This program
                                   is covered by Medicare, Medicaid and some private insurers.
                                   All patients attending individual/group diabetes education must register prior to the first visit by calling
                                   (517) 975-2270.




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MSU Safe Place
G-55 Wilson Hall, MSU
(517) 355-1100 (Safe Place)
(517) 355-2221 (MSU Police)
www.msu.edu/~safe
noabuse@msu.edu
This relationship violence program on campus offers free and confidential services to those victimized
by dating or domestic violence. Services include short-term emergency shelter, counseling, support
group, advocacy, information, referrals and community education programs. This is available to MSU
students, staff, faculty and their partners, as well as for minor aged children.

End Violent Encounters, Inc.
(517) 372-5976
www.eveinc.org
Provides free residential and non-residential supportive services to victims of domestic violence. EVE
offers 24-hour crisis line support, safe, temporary emergency shelter, family and individual counseling,
advocacy, support groups, children’s programs, community education and personal protection order
assistance.

RAVE      (RELIEF AFTER VIOLENT ENCOUNTER)
Emergency number: 877-952-7283
DOMESTIC & SEXUAL VIOLENCE PROGRAM SERVING CLINTON AND SHIAWASSEE COUNTIES
Clinton County Office
109 N. Spring Street
St. Johns, MI 48879
(989) 224-4662
Fax: (989) 224-6947
Shiawassee County Office
120 Exchange Street; Ste 104
Owosso, MI 48867
(989) 723-9716
Fax : (989) 723-3822
www.ravecs.org
∗
Services Available through RAVE…
∗
∗ Emergency Shelter
∗ 24 Hour Crisis Line
∗ Information and Referral Services
∗ Individual Counseling and Advocacy
∗ Basic Needs (including Food and Clothing)
∗ Housing Programs and Assistance
∗ Legal Advocacy (including Court Advocacy and Personal Protection Order Assistance)
  Support Groups for Adults and Children
  Prevention and Education Programs
Capital Area Literacy Coalition                                                          1028 E. Saginaw
Helps children and adults learn to read, write and speak English to achieve self-        Lansing, MI 48906
sufficiency

(517) 485-4949                                                                           www.thereadingpeople.org



C.A.U.S.E. (Citizens Alliance to Uphold Special Education)                               5668 N. Okemos Rd


Free information, referral, support, advocacy and workshops to parents and               East Lansing, MI 48823
professionals helping children with disabilities and special needs

(800) 221-9105                                                                           www.causeonline.org

Learning Disabilities Association of Michigan                                            www.ldaofmichigan.org

Helps enhance the quality of life for individuals with learning disabilities and their
families through advocacy, education and training
(888) 597-7809
Michigan Special Education Mediation Program                                             229 North Pine Street
(517) 485-2274                                                                           Lansing, MI 48933
(800) 8RESOLVE                                                                           www.cenmi.org/msemp
Work First, Capital Area Michigan Works
Ingham County - 517-492-5500
2110 S. Cedar
Lansing, MI 48910

Eaton County - 517-543-5278
311 W. First St.
Charlotte, MI 48813


Clinton County - 989-224-2000
101 W. Cass St., Suite A
St. Johns, MI 48879

Shiawassee County - 989-729-2219
1795 W. Main, Suite 117
Owosso, MI 48867

Register with the Michigan Talent Bank at www.michworks.org. After registering online you must visit
a service center to verify your registration. Anyone is eligible to use the services of the Michigan Works
Service Center. Entry-level skills to PhD's are welcome to do a job search using their computers and fax
machines. To find the service centers in your county, visit www.camw.org.

No Worker Left Behind
http://www.michigan.gov/nwlb


State program designed to help Michigan workers obtain the skills they need to change careers or
advance careers. Participants receive up to $5,000/year for 2 years to attend an approved community
college. More information and application instructions on website.



Michigan Jobs & Career Portal
http://www.michigan.gov/careers
Michigan.gov website dedicated to connecting job seekers and employers. Information on job postings
and support tools.
________________________________________________________________________

Student Employment Resources
See Student Section
Department of Human Services
5303 S. Cedar, Building 4
Lansing, MI 48911-3800
http://www.michigan.gov/dhs

Ingham County: 517-887-9400
Eaton County: 517-543-0860
Clinton County: 989-224-5500
Shiawasee County: 989-725-3200

Hours: 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Call in hours are 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM. Child and Adult
Protective Services available 24 hours.

Offers a variety of services for low-income individuals. Handles applications and assistance for Medicaid, food
stamps, State Emergency Relief (SER) for utilities, rent, home repair and back taxes, Family Independence
Program (FIP), State Disability Assistance (SDA), Employment Support services, Child Day Care and Welfare
services and adult services (home help services, protective services, adult foster care, etc.). Volunteers may be
available for filling out applications. Child and Adult Protective Services also handles calls (can be anonymous)
regarding abuse, neglect or exploitation of vulnerable children and adults. The agency investigates these situations
and takes necessary action if needed, utilizing the least restrictive procedures to provide these services including
social and legal intervention.


Greenpath Debt Solutions
Credit Counseling Centers
612 S. Creyts Road, Suite C
Lansing, MI 48917
(517) 321-5836
http://www.greenpath.com/

Provides financial counseling in a confidential and dignified manner by trained counselors. They help families
work out an orderly debt repayment program and provide sound money management information on budgeting
and the wise use of credit. They may also pull credit reports. Anyone seeking services is eligible. The initial
interview is free.




MSU Federal Credit Union
600 E. Crescent Road
Lansing, MI 48823
1-800-MSU-4YOU
www.msufcu.org



Provides services for debt and loan consolidation and classes on financial management. Call for more information.
MSU Employee Discounts
Discounts for MSU staff and faculty on retail purchases, entertainment, travel and much more.

www.hr.msu.edu/hrsite/Recognition/RewRec/perks


MSU Extension
5303 S. Cedar
Lansing, MI 48911
517-676-7207
http://www.msue.msu.edu/portal/
Resources below compiled by the Family Economics and Consumerism Team of MSU Extension.

Managing Money in Tough Economic Times
http://www.extension.org/pages/Financial_Security:_Managing_Money_in_Tough_Times
A helpful guide to managing your money and saving during this tough economic time. Tips for managing stress
and stretching your dollar at the gas pump, the grocery store and on family activities.


Managing Your Money worksheets: www.fm.fcs.msue.msu.edu/PDF/Managing%20Your%20Money%20Worksheet.pdf


Free Annual Credit Reports
www.annualcreditreport.com
This website offers a free credit report once per year from each of the nationwide credit reporting companies;
Equifax, Experian and TransUnion.



Debt Management Resources
Power Pay—https://powerpay.org/
Online resource to help individuals in debt learn how to create a spending plan and a saving plan to get out of
debt.

40 Money Management Tips Every College Student Should Know www.smartaboutmoney.org/40moneytips

Financial Security for All—www.extension.org/personal%20finance

Thrifty Living—www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/thriftyliving/
Earned Income Tax Credits and Other Tax Credits
EITC—www.michiganeic.org/

Who qualifies for the Federal EITC? www.irs.gov/individuals/article/0,,id=96406,00.html

State of Michigan EITC
www.milhs.org/Media/EDocs/FactSheetEITC2Jan08REV.pdf
                ‐

Tax Credit for First time Home Buyers www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=187935,00.html

Michigan League for Human Services – Money Back in Michigan: How to Make the Most of Your Tax Refund
http://web5.msue.msu.edu/FCS/Portals/fcs/tax%20refund%20fact%20sheet%20msu.pdf

Below are links to YouTube broadcasts that outline the EITC here in Michigan:
uk.youtube.com/watch?v=fX5HHrMyi_I (short version)
uk.youtube.com/watch?v=y3y6qxfQkp8 (long version)

Planning for Retirement in this Economic Time
Looking to Retire…Financial Security in Later Life National Resources
www.extension.org/pages/Financial_Security:_Retirement_Planning


Ballpark Estimate
An easy to use online worksheet that helps you figure out how much you need to save for retirement.
http://www.choosetosave.org/ballpark/




Social Security Online
www.socialsecurity.gov
 Social Security has developed a Retirement Benefit Application Portal. The site offers information on how to
apply for retirement benefits, how to estimate your benefits online and when you will start receiving benefits.

Investing For Your Future
http://www.extension.org/pages/Investing_for_Your_Future
Eleven-unit home-study course was developed by the Cooperative Extension system for beginning investors with
small dollar amounts to invest at any one time.
South Side Community Coalition
2101 W. Holmes Rd
Lansing, MI 48910
(517) 394-3217
http://SouthSideCommunityCoalition.org
The South Side Community Coalition Center provides services to the community. There is a food closet
and clothes closet, and an updated list of job offers from the local community for those seeking
employment. There are computers with internet access available for increasing job skills, after school
homework, and tutoring. There are programs for youth, seniors and an outreach specialist who can help
you sign up for health insurance and assistance.

Ingham County Food Bank
5303 S. Cedar Street
Lansing, MI 48909
(517) 887-4357
http://ingham.org/hd/foodbnk/index.htm
Business Hours: 8:00-12:00 and 1:00-5:00

ICFB is an information and referral source for those in need of emergency food assistance. Non-
perishable food items are provided to families/individuals for three to six days. Food may be provided
once in a 30-day period. Eligibility is determined on an individual basis. It is based on need, not
income. Clients must have current identification and their own transportation to pick-up food.




St. John’s Student Parish Food Bank
327 M.A.C.
E. Lansing, MI 48823
(517) 337-9778
The food bank is open each Saturday morning during the academic school year from 9:00-11:00 AM,
and one Saturday a month in the summer. No referral is needed. MSU students, East Lansing residents
and parish members are eligible.

MSU Student Food Bank
See Student Resources
Women, Infants and Children
5303 S. Cedar Street
Lansing, MI 48909
(517) 887-4326
http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-2942_4910---,00.html
The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program is a supplemental food and nutrition education
program for women and children who qualify as nutritionally at risk due to income or medical
deficiencies. Income eligibility for WIC is determined under the Federal Guidelines of 185% of poverty.
WIC also uses a priority assignment system in order to guarantee service to those with the greatest need
for the program. The priority system is as follows:

• Pregnant women, breast feeding women and infants at nutritional risk as demonstrated by blood tests,
abnormal growth, or other nutritional or medical conditions.
• Infants up to twelve months of age.
• Children to age five at nutritional risk as demonstrated by blood tests, abnormal growth, or other
nutritional or medical conditions.
• Children at nutritional risk due to inadequate diet.
• Post partum women at nutritional risk.
WIC services are available at the Ingham County Health Department. Call for additional information
and for appointments. A satellite office has been set up at 1434-C in Spartan Village. It is staffed by
appointment.


Cristo Rey Community Center
1717 N. High Street
Lansing, MI 48906
(517) 372-4700
www.cristo-rey.org
Focuses on the Spanish/Hispanic community although programs are available to all individuals within
the Lansing/East Lansing area. Programs offered by Cristo Rey include, mental health, family and child
services, family health clinic, latch-key childcare, food and clothing bank, diversion program,
prescription assistance for those without insurance, adults with disabilities assistance, alcohol and
substance abuse programs, and minority services.
Capital Area Community Services (CACS)
101 E. Willow Street
Lansing, MI 48906
(517) 393-7077

CACS offers assistance in finding housing as well as help with food and personal needs items for the
homeless. Commodity and supplemental food programs for low income families are also available.
Commodity Supplemental Food Program: Provides monthly nutritious foods to supplement the diets of
low-income pregnant, breast-feeding and postpartum (up to one year) women as well infants and
children up to the age of six. Participants must be within Federal income guidelines and not be currently
receiving WIC services. Call for more information.
Emergency Food Assistance Program: Provides low-income individuals and families USDA
donated/purchased food for household consumption. Distribution is four times per year. Eligible
participants must register with CACS and provide proof of income and social security numbers for all
adult members of the household.



American Red Cross Mid-Michigan Chapter
Emergency Food & Shelter Program
1800 E. Grand River
Lansing, MI 48912
(517) 484-7461 x137
www.redcross.org
The Red Cross assists with food, personal needs, diapers, and/or formula for one or two days. The
Emergency Food & Shelter Program also assists homeless families and people living with disabilities
with motel vouchers when public shelter is not available or appropriate. Some funding available for
short-term homeless assistance for MSU students. Must have current ID and proof of student status.
This program is available 365 days a year, 5:00-7:00 PM weeknights and 12:30-2:30 PM weekends and
holidays. Care workers are also available by appointment from 8:30 AM-5:00 PM, Monday thru Friday.




Christian Services/LOVE Inc.
P.O. Box 22112

Lansing, MI 48909-2112
(517) 394-5411
http://www.christianservicesloveinc.org/
Christian Services offers help with items which cannot be purchased with food stamps such as soap,
shampoo, toilet paper, laundry soap, tooth care, etc. They are also able to help with small household
items, a clothing closet for women sizes 16 and up, holiday food baskets, a clothing center for children,
emergency diapers/formula, and more.
Utility Shutoff
Department of Health Services, SER (State Emergency Relief) - 517-887-9400
Capital Area Community Services - 393-7077
Salvation Army, Consumers Energy Utility Assistance - 517-484-4424


Phone Subsidy
"Lifeline," SBC Ameritech - 1-800-621-8650, helps with reduced payment monthly phone bills and
installation costs.




The Salvation Army
3305 S. Pennsylvania
Lansing, MI 48910
(517) 482-4424
http://www.usc.salvationarmy.org/lansing
The Salvation Army assists with emergency food and personal needs. Gives away free produce every
Wednesday at 1:00 pm. A valid photo ID is required, first come, first serve. Personal need items are
provided on Tues. & Thurs. from 8:30-11:00 AM. Birthdates and social security numbers for all adults
in the home required. May also assist with utility shut offs and rent/mortgages arrearages, if funding is
available.

MSU Surplus Store
1344 S. Harrison Rd

East Lansing, MI 48823
(517) 355-0364

http://www.surplus.msu.edu
The Surplus Store sells used low-cost furnishings and office supplies as well as bicycles, computers and
household items.

University Apartments Give and Take & Lending Centers
802 Cherry Lane Basement, MSU
Give: (517) 884-2095
Lending: (517) 353-1735
For appointment: (517) 351-4548
Residents of MSU University Apartments may obtain free clothing, household items, books, and toys
which have been donated by other residents. Open 4:00-7:00 PM, Thursday through Saturday.
Resale Shops
Carousel Consignments
1780 W. Grand River
Okemos, MI
(517) 347-0668

Volunteers of America
111 W. Mt. Hope
Lansing, MI
(517) 484-4414

Second Time Around
4737 Marsh Road
Okemos, MI
(517) 349-2151

Salvation Army Store
5206 W. Saginaw
Lansing, MI
(517) 484-4424
Central Michigan 211                                         Resource/referall service for central Michigan residents. Call:   211

American Red Cross – Mid-Michigan                            1800 E. Grand River Avenue                    (517) 484-7461
Chapter
                                                             Lansing, MI 48912
                                                                                                           www.midmichigan.redcross.org
Big Brothers/Big Sisters                                     1235-A Center Street                          877-483-7145 - toll free
Michigan Capital Region                                      Lansing, MI 48906                             517-372-0160 – phone

                                                                                                           www.bigimpactmidmi.com



Capital Area Center for Independent                          1048 Pierpont, Suite 9-10                     (517) 335-0913
Living
                                                             Lansing, MI 48911
                                                                                                           www.cacil.org
Capital Area Child & Family Services                         4287 Five Oaks Drive                          (517) 882-4000


Angel House – Emergency shelter, foster care, adoption and Lansing, MI 48911
support, mental health counseling, adolescent substance
abuse counseling
                                                                                                           www.childandfamily.org
Capital Area Community Services                              1301 Rensen                                   (517) 393-7077
                                                             Lansing, MI 48910                             www.mcaaa.org
Capital Area Safe Kids Coalition                             Sparrow Health System Service                 (517) 364-2616

To help unintentional injury (bike injury, choking, burns,
drowning, poison, falls)

                                                             1215 E. Michigan Avenue                       www.sparrow.org/emergency/cas
                                                             Lansing, MI 48909                             k.asp
Capital Area Human Services Connection                         1111 Michigan Avenue        (517) 337-8211


2-1-1 is an easy to remember free phone service that links      East Lansing, MI 48823
people with the human service information they need. By
dialing the easy to remember 2-1-1 numbers, callers are
connected with a call specialist who can discuss the caller’s
needs and give them the information and/or agencies they
can contact for assistance. Referrals include rent and utility
assistance, parenting resources, shelter, food pantries,
housing, transportation, health care, counseling and much
more! This service is available for free 24/7, 365 days a year.




Children’s Special Health Care Services                        Michigan Department of      (800) 359-3722
                                                               Community Health

Family Phone Line                                              PO Box 30479
                                                               Lansing, MI 48909
Community Mental Health                                        812 E. Jolly Road           (517) 346-8000
                                                               Lansing, MI 48910
                                                                                           www.ceicmh.org
Department of Human Services                                   5303 S. Cedar, Building 4   Clinton – (989) 224-5500
                                                               Lansing, MI 48911           Eaton – (517) 543-0863
                                                                                           Ingham – (517) 887-9400
                                                                                           Shiawassee – (989) 725-3200

Domestic Violence Hotline              24/7/365                                            (800) 799-SAFE
                                                                                           www.ndvh.org
Gateway Community Services                                     2875 Northwind Drive        (517) 351-4000
24 hour crisis lines.                                          Suite 111
Crossroads – homeless teen shelter for ages 16 to 20. Free     East Lansing, MI 48823      www.gatewayservices.org
shelter, food, and counseling to runaways and
pregnant/parenting teens
Higher Ground – 24 hour emergency shelter, counseling and
crisis intervention for youths 10 to 17 who are experiencing
family discord
Reach Out – a Lansing Public Schools program to support
gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth
Youth Workforce – counseling and training to improve
employment skills of low income families. Education
planning and tutoring
Listening Ear Crisis Center                                      313 W. Grand River Avenue   (517) 337-1728
Free and confidential service (telephone and walk-in) for        East Lansing, MI 48823      (Business Line)
persons in crisis (depression, loneliness, suicide, grief, and
many more)


                                                                                             (517) 337-1717
                                                                                             (24 Hour Crisis Line)
                                                                                             www.theear.org
Michigan Department of Human Services                            5303 S. Cedar               (517) 887-9400

                                                                 Lansing, MI 48906
                                                                                             www.michigan.gov/dhs
Michigan Works!                                                  2500 Kerry Street           (517) 371-1100
                                                                 Suite 210
                                                                 Lansing, MI 48912           www.michiganworks.org
Office for Young Children (OYC)                                  P.O Box 30161               (517) 887-4319
A variety of services including parenting classes and          Lansing, MI 48909-7661        (800) 234-6996
childcare information tailored to each family’s specific needs


                                                                                             (Toll free)
                                                                                             www.ingham.org/hd/oyc
Salvation Army                                                   525 N. Pennsylvania Ave     (517) 482-9715
                                                                 Lansing, MI 48912
                                                                                             www.salvationarmy.org
Special Olympics Michigan                                        P.O. Box 474                (800) 644-6404
                                                                 Alma, MI 48801-0474
                                                                                             www.somi.org
St. Vincent Catholic Charities                                   2800 W. Willow Street       (517) 323-4734
                                                                 Lansing, MI 48917
                                                                                             www.stvcc.org
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)                   5303 S. Cedar                            (517) 887-4326
Supplemental nutrition program. Federally funded. Serves Lansing, MI 48906                    Outside Ingham county, call the
low and moderate income pregnant, breastfeeding, and                                          Birth Line at (800) 262-4784 for
postpartum women, infants and children up to age 5.
                                                                                              assistance
Encourages breastfeeding, and provides support (Mother-to-
Mother Breastfeeding Initiative). Referrals to health care.
Meets nutrient needs like calcium, iron, folic acid, vitamins A
and C. Also provides Project Fresh – fresh produce available
through farmer’s markets




                                                                                              www.michigan.gov/wic
Bridges Program (FoodStamps)                         5303 S. Cedar, Building 4                Clinton – (989) 224-5500
                                                     Lansing, MI 48911                        Eaton – (517) 543-0863
U.S. Department of Agriculture.                                                               Ingham – (517) 887-9400
In Michigan, administered by the                                                              Shiawassee – (989) 725-3200
Department of Human Services.
Like a debit card for food only

Women's Center of Greater Lansing                    1710-1712 E. Michigan Ave.
                                                     Lansing MI 48912        (517)372-The Women’s Center offers resources and
                                                                                      services to help women find employment,
                                                     9163                             training, education and housing. Professional
                                                                                              counselors are on staff and individual, couples
                                                                                              and family therapy is available. Weekly
                                                                                              seminars offer information on topics such as
                                                                                              business, assertiveness and parenting.
                                                     http://womenscenterofgreaterlansing.or
                                                                 g/index.html
Clinton Memorial Hospital        805 S. Oakland Street     (989) 224-6881
                                 St. Johns, MI 48879       www.sparrow.org/Clinton

Eaton Rapids Medical Center      1500 S. Main Street       (517) 663-2671
                                 Eaton Rapids, MI 48827    www.eatonrapidsmedicalcenter.org

Hayes Green Beach Hospital       321 E. Harris             (517) 543-1050
                                 Charlotte, MI 48813       www.hgbhealth.com


Ingham Regional Medical Center   401 W. Greenlawn Avenue   (517) 975-6000
(Greenlawn campus)
                                 Lansing, MI 48910         www.irmc.org

Memorial Health Care             826 W. King Streeet       989-723-5211
                                 Owosso MI 48867           http://www.memorialhealthcare.org/

Sparrow Hospital                 1215 E. Michigan Avenue   (517) 364-1000
                                 Lansing, MI 48909         www.sparrow.org
Christian Services/LOVE Inc.
P.O. Box 22112
Lansing, MI 48909-2112
(517) 394-5411
http://www.christianservicesloveinc.org/

Christian Services offers help with items which cannot be purchased with food stamps such as soap, shampoo,
toilet paper, laundry soap, tooth care, etc. They are also able to help with small household items, a clothing closet
for women sizes 16 and up, holiday food baskets, a clothing center for children, emergency diapers/formula, and
more.

Utility Shutoff
Department of Health Services, SER (State Emergency Relief) - 517-887-9400
Capital Area Community Services - 393-7077
Salvation Army, Consumers Energy Utility Assistance - 517-484-4424


Phone Subsidy
"Lifeline," SBC Ameritech - 1-800-621-8650, helps with reduced payment monthly phone bills and installation
costs.
Housing and Urban Development (HUD )
www.hud.gov
New Federal programs and grants available to help homeowners avoid foreclosure (enacted as part of
the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009).

Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA)
http://www.michigan.gov/mshda/0,1607,7-141-45866_47905-177801--,00.html

Save the Dream Program
If you are experiencing financial difficulties don’t risk losing your home. Through this website find a
local counselor who can help you prevent home foreclosure and discover refinancing options.
http://www.mshda.info/counseling_search/


MSHDA Assist Refinance Program
The MSHDA Assist Refinance program provides qualifying homeowners who currently have an
adjustable rate mortgage or a higher interest fixed rate mortgage with an opportunity to refinance their
mortgage into a lower interest fixed-rate loan.
http://www.michigan.gov/mshda/0,1607,7-141-45866_47905-186987--,00.html


MSHDA Rescue Refinance Program
The Rescue Refinance program allows qualifying homeowners who may have had up to three 30-day
late payments on their mortgage, the ability to refinance their mortgage into a lower interest fixed-rate
loan.
http://www.michigan.gov/mshda/0,1607,7-141-45866_47905-186987--,00.html


HELP Loan
A non-interest bearing loan that can be used to pay MSHDA mortgage payments in the event of a
temporary crisis. The amount borrowed can be the amount delinquent on the mortgage or the cost of the
event which left the consumer unable to make the mortgage payments. The loan is limited to a lifetime
maximum of $3,000.
http://www.michigan.gov/mshda/0,1607,7-141-45866_47905-186987--,00.html


Down Payment Assistance Program
Funds (up to $7,500) available to qualifying low to moderate income homebuyers to help purchase a
home.
http://www.michigan.gov/mshda/0,1607,7-141-45866_45870-175332--,00.html


Graduate Purchase Assistance
A new state program that helps recent college graduates buy homes in Michigan at reduced interest rates
and with zero interest down payment assistance.
http://www.michigan.gov/mshda/0,1607,7-141-45866_47903-165020--,00.html
Property Improvement Program
Low interest home improvement loans (up to $50,000) available to eligible single-family homeowners
of low-to-moderate income (up to $65,000, or $74,750 in certain areas). Home equity is not required for
loans $25,000 and under. Eligible landlords can borrow up to $25,000 per unit, with a maximum
outstanding limit of $100,000 per borrower. Eligible properties cannot have more than 11 units. There
are no income requirements for landlords, but the rental units must meet MSHDA rental limit
guidelines.
Loans can be used to improve furnaces, insulation, siding and many more permanent home
improvements.

For more information and how to apply visit:
http://www.michigan.gov/mshda/0,1607,7-141-49317_49323-187374--,00.html

When you are ready to apply for the loan contact your county agent and lender.

Ingham County Lender: Mr. Mark Krieger - (616) 355-8910
Huntington National Bank 10717 Adams St. Holland 49423

Complete list:
http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mshda/mshda_PIP_Lender_List_by_County_2008_254599_7.pdf

Ingham County Agent: Ms.Teresa Frassetto - (517) 483-4056
City of Lansing Development Office 316 N. Capitol, Suite D2,Lansing 48933-1234

Complete List:
http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mshda/mshda_PIP_Community_Agent_List_2008_254597_7.pdf




City of East Lansing

Homeownership Opportunity Assistance Program (HOAP)
HOAP offers down payment assistance, rehabilitation money and lead paint remediation for income qualified
buyers. If you find a home in one of our four target neighborhoods, up to $25,000 per home is available to help
you purchase it.


Employer Homeownership Opportunity Program (EHOP)
Funds available for city of East Lansing and Michigan State University employees. Please contact
Michelle Reardon for more information. (map of EHOP neighborhoods in pdf format)
Coming Soon - Home Purchase with Rehabilitation (HPR)
This program provides purchase and rehabilitation assistance for home buyers that are at or below 80%
area median income (AMI). These homes will be rehabilitated to Home Quality standards and will meet
the requirements of the Michigan Residential Code. Other funding sources include private financing
secured by the homebuyer.

http://www.hometownhousing.org/programs.shtml
Hometown Housing Partnership, Inc.
P.O. Box 4338
East Lansing, MI 48826

Questions regarding applications can be sent to:
Michelle Reardon at reardonmichelle@gmail.com or by phone at 517-974-5433



Meridian Township Human Services
5151 Marsh Rd.
Okemos, MI 48864
517-349-1200 x318
www.twp.meridian.mi.us
Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday

Services: Provides information and assistance and offers some direct services such as tax hardship
representation and tax assistance, holiday food baskets, last resort emergency needs funds. Deals with
any problem. Accessible on bus line. Appointments are available on a walk-in basis.
Eligibility: Meridian Township residents of any age
Cost: None
________________________________________________________________________

Lansing Housing Commission
310 Seymour
Lansing, MI 48933
(517) 487-6550
http://www.lanshc.org/


The Lansing Housing Commission is the Public Housing Authority in Lansing, MI. Through its public
housing and homeownership programs, the Lansing Housing Commission provides families, senior
citizens, and disabled individuals the ability to seek and retain decent, safe, affordable housing.
Legal Services of South Central Michigan
3490 Belle Chase Way #50
Lansing, MI 48911
517-394-2985 or 800-968-0044
http://www.lsscm.org/
Hours: 9:00am to 12:00pm and 1:00 to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday

Services: Provides a full range of legal services at no cost to low income residents in Clinton, Eaton,
Ingham, Shiawassee and Barry counties. Advice and representation services are limited to housing,
consumer, public benefits including social security, SSI, Medicare, Medicaid and family law.
Eligibility: Income at or below 125% of the federal poverty level. Persons over age 60 should contact
the Sixty-Plus Law Center at 517-334-5760
Cost: None

Access to Justice
Ingham County Circuit Court
Grady Porter Building
303 W. Kalamazoo
Lansing, MI 48901
(517) 483-6417 or (517) 483-6418
http://www.ingham.org/cc/newpages/access2.htm

Hours: 9:00am to 12:00pm and 1:00. to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday

Access to Justice provides advice and service through walk in contact. An on-site attorney provides
legal and procedural advice, and appropriate court forms. Access to Justice collaborates with the Bar
and other legal and human services programs to provide legal referrals as necessary. The office is
staffed by Ingham County Pro Bono (Volunteer) Attorneys, Legal Services of South Central Michigan
Staff Attorneys and a Justice Center Legal Assistant.

Resolution Services Center of Central Michigan
229 North Pine Street
Lansing, MI 48933
(517) 485-2274
http://www.michiganresolution.org/


Low cost community based mediation center. Offers mediation services for divorce, custody,
guardianship, probate, landlord-tenant, employment, special education, neighbor disputes, consumer-
merchant and more. The center serves Ingham, Clinton, Eaton, Gratiot, Ionia and Shiawassee counties.
American Diabetes Association                                                                          (800) 342-2383
                                                                                                       www.diabetes.org
Autism Society of America                                                                              (800) 3AUTISM (328-8476
                                                                                                       www.sutism-society.org
Autism Society of Michigan                                                                             (800) 223-6722


CDC National AIDS Hotline                                                                              (800) 342-2437

                                                                                                       www.cdc.gov/hiv/general
Cerebral Palsy Association of Michigan                                                                 (800) 828-2714

                                                                                                       www.ucpmichigan.org
Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan                                                             (800) 825-2536


                                                                                                       www.leukemiamichigan.org
Developmental Disabilities Institute                                                                   (888) 978-4334
Through Wayne State University. Development of inclusive communities and quality of life. Education,
community support, research

                                                                                                       www.wayne.edu/ddi
Down Syndrome Society                                                                                  (800) 221-4602
                                                                                                       www.ndss.org
Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan                                                                        (800) 377-6226
                                                                                                       www.epilepsyfoundation.org/michigan
Genetics Support Group Directory (for birth defects and conditions with a                              (866) 852-1247
genetic link)

                                                                                                       www.migeneticsconnection.org
Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan                                                                        (800) 482-3041
                                                                                                         www.hfmich.org
Immune Deficiency Foundation                                                                             (800) 296-4433
                                                                                                         www.primaryimmune.org
Lansing Area AIDS Network                                                                                (517) 394-3560


                                                                                                         www.laanonline.org
Lupus Alliance                                                                                           (800) 705.6677
                                                                                                         www.milupus.org
Michigan Parents of Children with Visual Impairments                                                     (800) 292-7851 x601
                                                                                                         www.napvi.org
Michigan SIDS Alliance/Tomorrow’s Child                                                                  (800) 331-7437
                                                                                                         www.tomorrowschildmiorg
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities                                             (800) 695-0286
Provides information regarding No Child Left Behind, IDEA (Individual with Disabilities Education Act)
and disabilities in infants, toddlers, children and youth

                                                                                                         www.nichcy.org
National Institute on Deafness & Other Communication Disorders                                           (800) 241-1044

                                                                                                         www.nidcd.nih.gov
National Organization for Rare Disorders                                                                 (800) 999-6673
                                                                                                         www.rarediseases.org
Spina Bifida Association of America                                                                      (800) 621-3141
                                                                                                         www.sbaa.org
Will Rogers Institute (pulmonary diseases)                                                               www.wrinstitute.org
Care Free Medical Clinics
790 E. Columbia, Mason, MI
(517) 244-0120
admin@carefreemedical.com
Provides free medical care to low-income families, regardless of citizenship, if they do not have medical
insurance and are not able to use Olin Health Center on campus. Female patients are able to receive annual
gynecological examinations as well as the possibility of free mammograms and pap smears. Males will receive
examinations and testing as warranted. Regularly scheduled follow-up visits will be planned based upon specific
needs. All children and young adults will receive recommended annual and well-child examinations as well as
immunizations. Free laboratory and x-ray services when warranted as well as medical supplies and equipment
when available.

Redi Care
(517) 694-4134
http://www.redicare.com/

1623 Haslett Rd
Haslett, MI 48840
(517) 339-2100
http://www.haslett-redicare.com/


Urgent care clinic option for non-emergency health needs. No appointment necessary, open 7 days a week, 9am-
9pm everyday at Lansing location and Monday-Saturday 9am-8:30pm and Sunday 9am-6pm at Haslett location.



Healthy Kids
517-887-9400
http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-2943_4845_5035-17752--,00.html

Services: Health insurance for children who are not eligible for Medicaid, at the cost of $5.00/month. Must apply
through the Department of Health Services, contact information above.

Ingham Health Plan (IHP)
(517) 887-4465
DHS Ingham: (517) 887-9400
http://www.communityhealthplans.org/ihp/healthplans.asp?plan=ingham

For uninsured adults and children in Ingham County. Non-citizens are eligible for IHP. Call for more information.

Cristo Rey Community Center
(517) 372-4700
www.cristo-rey.org

Low income, Ingham County residents are eligible if they have no insurance. Family Health Center appointments
are made by calling.
Well Child Health Center

(517) 372-9175

The Well Child Health Center services children up to age 18 that are on Medicaid or Ingham Health Plan
Insurance with regular health exams. For children without insurance, the parent must provide proof of income to
receive a sliding scale fee.

People’s Prescription Plan
http://www.peoplesrxcard.com/

The People’s Prescription Plan offers lowest or best prices to members. Participating pharmacies will give you or
your family the lowest or best prices available in their pharmacy.

MSU Health Team
www.healthteam.msu.edu

The MSU Health Team’s largest clinical facility is located in the MSU campus Clinical Center on Service Rd.
Primary and specialty health care services are offered to the greater Lansing community. Students and their
families may use services at the MSU Clinical Center facility on a fee-for-service basis. Specialty clinics include
internal medicine, laboratory, MRI, neurology, pediatrics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, radiology and
pharmacy services are also available.
Emotional Health Resources

330 Olin Health Center, MSU
East Lansing, MI 48824
(517) 355-4506
http://eap.msu.edu/

EAP provides emotional assistance to MSU staff, faculty graduate assistants, retirees and their families as they
attempt to work through life changes, expected and unexpected events, chronic physical and emotional health
issues, and work/life balance concerns.

The services provided are free of charge, confidential, and provided by the University as a means to support and
enhance the effectiveness and satisfaction of people who make contributions to Michigan State University.

MSU Psychiatric Clinic

http://www.psychiatry.msu.edu/clinic.html

This clinic offers comprehensive, multidisciplinary assessments specializing in challenging and complex
psychiatric problems for children and adolescents. Additional therapeutic services include focused group
treatment, problem solving, social skills training, focused group treatment for parents, family therapy, behavioral
management treatment and psychiatric medication treatment in collaboration with primary care physicians.




MSU Psychological Clinic

http://psychology.msu.edu/clinical/clinic/index.html

Provides sliding-scale psychotherapy and assessment services to the East Lansing and MSU communities. They
serve adults, adolescents, children, couples, and families. Services include individual psychotherapy, child play
therapy, and group therapy. Testing services include evaluations for depression and mood problems, dementia,
learning disabilities, ADHD, Autism/Asperger’s Disorder, and neuropsychological problems. Community
outreach includes school consultations, parent education, grief and loss groups for children and adults, and
domestic violence groups.

MSU Family and Child Clinic

(517) 432-2272
http://fce.msu.edu/mft/MFTClinic.htm

The clinical facility of the Ph.D. specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy. The clinic provides therapeutic
services to individuals, couples and families in the local and campus communities. Call for more information or to
schedule an appointment.
Community Mental Health Services

1-800-372-8460 (Emergency)
1-888-800-1559 (Non-Crisis)

http://www.ceicmh.org/

Mental health services are available to residents of Clinton-Eaton-Ingham Counties for adults and children with
mental illness, emotional problems, developmental disabilities, and drug problems. Contact the CMH Authority of
Clinton-Eaton-Ingham for more information. CMH serves persons with Medicaid and some other types of
insurance.

St. Vincent Catholic Charities

(517) 323-4734
www.stvcc.org

Family Counseling Center provides counseling to individuals and families. Counseling center accepts most major
insurances and cost of services are provided on a sliding scale basis. Agency also provides residential treatment
for children who are victims of abuse and/or neglect, foster care, refugee resettlement, programs for seniors, and
transitional housing.

Child & Family Services, Capital Area

(517) 882-4000

Provides mental health counseling to children, adolescents, and adults. Individual, couple/marital, and family
therapy is provided. Adolescent substance abuse assessment and outpatient treatment is also provided to youth
ages 10-20. Most insurance is accepted and services are provided on a sliding scale fee basis.

Listening Ear Crisis Center

Free, anonymous, and confidential services include a 24 hr. crisis hotline and sexual assault counseling services
for survivors and their significant others. Call to talk to someone and/or to set up an appointment with a sexual
assault counselor.
Michigan State University Employee Assistance Program
330 Olin Health Center, MSU
East Lansing, MI 48824
(517) 355-4506
http://eap.msu.edu/

EAP provides emotional assistance to MSU staff, faculty graduate assistants, retirees and their

The services provided are free of charge, confidential, and provided by the University as a means to
support and enhance the effectiveness and satisfaction of people who make contributions to Michigan
State University.

MSU Psychiatric Clinic
B119 W. Fee Hall, MSU
(517) 353-3070

http://www.psychiatry.msu.edu/clinic.html

This clinic offers comprehensive, multidisciplinary assessments specializing in challenging and
complex psychiatric problems for children and adolescents. Additional therapeutic services include
focused group treatment, problem solving, social skills training, focused group treatment for parents,
family therapy, behavioral management treatment and psychiatric medication treatment in
collaboration with primary care physicians.


MSU Psychological Clinic
151 Psychology Building, MSU
(517) 355-9564
http://psychology.msu.edu/clinical/clinic/index.html

Provides sliding-scale psychotherapy and assessment services to the East Lansing and MSU
communities. They serve adults, adolescents, children, couples, and families. Services include
individual psychotherapy, child play therapy, and group therapy. Testing services include evaluations
for depression and mood problems, dementia, learning disabilities, ADHD, Autism/Asperger’s
Disorder, and neuropsychological problems. Community outreach includes school consultations,
parent education, grief and loss groups for children and adults, and domestic violence groups.

MSU Family and Child Clinic
A233 Clinical Center

(517) 432-2272
http://fce.msu.edu/mft/MFTClinic.htm

The clinical facility of the Ph.D. specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy. The clinic provides
therapeutic services to individuals, couples and families in the local and campus communities. Call for
more information or to schedule an appointment.
Community Mental Health Services
812 E. Jolly Road
Lansing, MI 48910
1-800-372-8460 (Emergency)
1-888-800-1559 (Non-Crisis)

http://www.ceicmh.org/

Mental health services are available to residents of Clinton-Eaton-Ingham Counties for adults and
children with mental illness, emotional problems, developmental disabilities, and drug problems.
Contact the CMH Authority of Clinton-Eaton-Ingham for more information. CMH serves persons with
Medicaid and some other types of insurance.

St. Vincent Catholic Charities
2800 W. Willow Street
Lansing, MI 48917
(517) 323-4734
www.stvcc.org


Family Counseling Center provides counseling to individuals and families. Counseling center accepts
most major insurances and cost of services are provided on a sliding scale basis. Agency also provides
residential treatment for children who are victims of abuse and/or neglect, foster care, refugee
resettlement, programs for seniors, and transitional housing.

Child & Family Services, Capital Area
4287 Five Oaks Drive
Lansing, MI 48911
(517) 882-4000

Provides mental health counseling to children, adolescents, and adults. Individual, couple/marital, and
family therapy is provided. Adolescent substance abuse assessment and outpatient treatment is also
provided to youth ages 10-20. Most insurance is accepted and services are provided on a sliding scale
fee basis.

Listening Ear Crisis Center
(517) 377-1717

Free, anonymous, and confidential services include a 24 hr. crisis hotline and sexual assault
counseling services for survivors and their significant others. Call to talk to someone and/or to set up
an appointment with a sexual assault counselor.
Association for Children’s Mental Health                                                                      100 W. Washtenaw, (517) 372-4016
                                                                                                              Ste. 4

Provides information, support, resources, referral and advocacy for children and youth with mental, emotional or East Lansing, MI
behavioral difficulties and their families                                                                       48933
                                                                                                                                      (888) 226-4543

                                                                                                                                      (Parent Line)

                                                                                                                                      www.acmh-mi.org
Cristo Rey Community Center                                                                                   1717 N High Street      (517) 372-4700
English and Spanish speaking. Accepts Medicaid and sliding fee scale for substance abuse therapy              Lansing, MI 48906

                                                                                                                                      www.cristo-rey.org
Community Mental Health – Ingham, Eaton, and Clinton Counties                                                          812 E. Jolly Road (517) 346-8318
Services include (but not limited to) clinical services, vocational opportunities, and family support for residents of Lansing, MI 48910 (Access Center)
Ingham, Eaton, and Clinton counties


                                                                                                                                      (888) 800-1559
                                                                                                                                      (Toll-free)

                                                                                                                                      www.ceicmh.org
Community Mental Health Emergency Services – Ingham, Eaton, and Clinton                                       812 E. Jolly Road       (517) 346-8460
Counties
                                                                                                              Lansing, MI 48910

Community Mental Health – Shiawassee County                                                                   PO Box 428       (989) 723-6791
                                                                                                              Owosso, MI 48867

                                                                                                                                      1-800- 622-4514
                                                                                                                                      (Toll free)
                                                                                                                                      www.shiacmh.org
Office for Young Children (OYC)                                      P.O Box 30161               (517) 887-4319
A variety of services including parenting classes and childcare      Lansing, MI 48909-7661      (800) 234-6996
information tailored to each family’s specific needs

                                                                                                 (Toll free)
                                                                                                 www.ingham.org/hd/oyc


University United Methodist Church                                   1120 S. Harrison            (517) 351-6641
Offers free (donations accepted) respite childcare for children ages East Lansing, MI 48823
6 weeks through 5 years. First come, first served, but can reserve
spots if you call ahead
Bethlehem Lutheran Church                                            549 E. Mt. Hope             (517) 371-1347
                                                                     Lansing, MI 48910
                                                                                                 Tuesdays and Wednesdays
                                                                                                 ****Call for hours

Adoption Connections Consortium                                                                  (517) 346-8053
Black Child & Family Institute                                       835 W. Genesee              (517) 487-3775
Various parenting programs for families. Affordable office and       Lansing, MI 48915
room rental services
                                                                                                 www.bcfi.org
Building Strong Families                                             Ingham County MSU Extension (517) 543-2310

Parenting education program (child development, positive             5303 S. Cedar Street        (Eaton County)
discipline, home safety) providing home visits
                                                                     Lansing, MI 48911
                                                                                                 (517) 887-4590
                                                                                                 (Ingham County)

                                                                                                 www.fcs.msue.msu.edu/bsf

Eaton Intermediate School District Parenting                         Eaton Intermediate School   (517) 543-5500 ext. 1196
Classes                                                              District
Offers several parenting classes on various topics                   1790 E. Packard Hwy.        or
                                                                     Charlotte, MI 48813         (517) 484-2929 ext. 1165

                                                                                                 www.eaton.k12.mi.us

Expectant Parents Organization                                       815 Coolidge Road           (517) 337-7365
Information on coping skills, support and prenatal classes           Suite 306
                                                                     Lansing, MI 48912           www.expectantparents.org
Family Center for Children and Youth with                              Michigan Dept of Community   (800) 359-3722
Special Health Care Needs                                              Health
Information and support for parents of children and youth with
special health care needs
                                                                                                    www.michigan.gov/cshcs




Family Support Subsidy Program (CMHSP)                                 Community Mental Health      (517) 241-5773
                                                                       Program
Monthly subsidy for families caring for children under age 18 with
cognitive impairment, severe multiple impairment, or autism, who
meet income guidelines
                                                                       812 E. Jolly Road            www.ceicmh.org
                                                                       Lansing, MI 48910
Great Parents, Great Start                                             Ingham Intermediate School   (517) 244-4514
                                                                       District Program
Home visits to provide information on child development and age-
appropriate activities for children
                                                                       2630 W. Howell Rd.           www.migreatparents.org
                                                                       Mason, MI 48854
Greater Lansing Youth for Christ                                       5222 Dumond Court            (517) 322-2091
Provides activities and youth guidance for at-risk teens               Lansing, MI 48917
La Leche League of Capital City                                                                     (517) 484-5005
Breastfeeding support for new or expectant mothers
                                                                                                    www.lllusa.org




Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)                                         Okemos contact:              Sheila Wilkerson
MOPS offers a variety of activities as well as support to mothers of                                (517) 349-9536
preschool-aged children
                                                                       Lansing contact:             Mary Ramirez
                                                                                                    ((517)323-2272

                                                                                                    www.mops.org
Mother-to-Mother Breastfeeding Initiative                            Ingham County MSU Extension (517) 887-4580

Information and support for WIC eligible women. Breastfeeding
peer counselor providing services in-home, in-hospital or by phone

                                                                     5303 S. Cedar Street        www.ingham.org/ce/HE/BF
                                                                                                 Ihome.htm
                                                                     Lansing, Mi 48911
Nurturing Fathers Program                                            101 E. Willow               (517) 482-1504 ext. 120
14 week series offering support for fathers, step-fathers,           Lansing, MI 48906
grandfathers, or very important males in a child’s life
Teen Parenting Network                                               306 West Willow             (517) 702-3515
                                                                     Lansing, MI 48917
Teen Moms Support Group                                              Mt. Hope United Methodist   Contact person:
                                                                     Church
                                                                                                 Sara Cardenas
                                                                     501 E. Mt. Hope             (517)420-3776 cell
                                                                     Lansing, MI 48910
Tri-County Office on Aging                                           5303 S. Cedar Street        Contact person:
In home and community-based services, including respite for          Lansing, MI 48911           Nancy Weber
grandparents raising grandchildren. VARIOUS services
                                                                                                 (517) 887-1382

                                                                                                 www.tcoa.org
Lansing Area Parent’s Respite Center                       840 E. Mt. Hope      (517) 372-6671


                                                           Lansing, MI 48910
Community Mental Health                                    812 E. Jolly Rd.     (517) 346-8318
                                                           Lansing, MI 48910
                                                                                www.ceicmh.org
Community Respite Center                                   524 Lansing Avenue   517-788-7533
Provides short-term relief for those who care for ill or   Jackson, MI 49202
challenging loved ones

                                                                                www.communityrespite.com

Respite Volunteers of Shiwassee County 710 W. King Street                       989-725-1127

Provides volunteer and patient and caregiver education Owosso MI 48867          www.faithinactionmi.org
and support to adults and caregivers with ongoing
health impairments in Shiawassee County
Michigan Quit Line                                  1-800-480-QUIT
Eligible callers can receive nicotine replacement
patches and gum
Olin Health Center
(517)884-6546 (General Information)
(517) 355-4510 (Health Center)
(517) 353-4660 (Appointments)
(517) 353-4700 (Courtesy Van)
(517) 353-0718 (Health Education)
(517) 353-9232 (Dental Clinic)
(517) 353-9763(Allergy Clinic)
(517) 353-9165 (Ancillary Service)
olin@msu.edu
www.olin.msu.edu

Olin Health Center provides medical and dental care for all MSU students and their spouses (Olin Health Center
cannot provide services to children). Information regarding costs and services may be obtained by calling or
emailing. Olin Health Center is open Monday and Tuesday, 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM and Wednesday through Friday,
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM. Olin is also open on Saturdays during Fall and Spring semesters from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM.
Hours vary during breaks, summer and for specific services.

The Health Center offers preventive medical care, treatment for illness or injury, and health education-all on an
outpatient basis. Located near Grand River Ave. on the north edge of campus (East Circle Drive) the Health
Center strives to provide the best possible treatment and care for the University community.

The Olin courtesy van is available to provide transportation to patients who have difficulty getting to and from the
health center.




Visit the Olin website for additional information about continuous management of both long-term and short-term
medical problems, as well as preventative medical care. Students are encouraged to call ahead to make an
appointment. Patients arriving without an appointment will have an appointment scheduled for them. If illness or
injury is sudden and it is medically necessary to be treated right away, the patient will be seen in the Urgent Care
Clinic, given a same day appointment, or transferred to the local emergency department when warranted.

Health Education
Olin Health Education Services are available to address the health promotion, education and prevention needs of
students. Individual counseling, outreach programming and learning opportunities are provided for students
interested in health and lifestyle issues, including nutrition, fitness, sexual health, and tobacco, alcohol, and other
drugs. HIV testing, LIFE:Rx Fitness testing, and one-on-one nutrition counseling appointments are available by
appointment.

Gynecology Clinic
Provides specialized services including routine pelvic and breast examinations, Pap smears, treatment of
gynecological problems, counseling, and contraceptive services.
Dental Clinic
Routine and emergency dental services are provided by dentists and dental hygienists.

Allergy and Immunization Clinic
Available for patients who need storage and administration of allergy vaccine and special medications. TB tests
are administered in this clinic.

Specialty Services
Psychiatry, orthopedics, sports medicine and nutrition are also available at Olin. HIV/AIDS counseling and testing
are available on a confidential basis. There is no charge for the anonymous testing.

Ancillary Services
Pharmacy, physical therapy, radiology, and laboratory services are also available at Olin. These departments are
staffed by registered professional personnel whose services must be prescribed by licensed physicians. As an
additional service, Olin Health Center will deliver prescription or nonprescription pharmacy items to you.

Phone Information Nurse
Available to provide lab results to patients and to provide answers to general health related questions. Test results
are available from the nurse from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday. Health information and automated
test results are available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.



Eligibility and Fees

Olin Health Center services are available to all MSU and MSU College of Law students and their spouses or
documented domestic partners. Children of students cannot be served at Olin. Enrolled MSU students receive
three pre-paid medical office visits each academic year. Olin will bill for the fourth and subsequent visits, as well
as for other services such as lab tests, medical procedures and x-rays. Charges for students with health insurance
will be billed directly to the student’s insurance company.

Insurance
Medical insurance is highly recommended for all students. Olin will bill directly to insurance companies, including
out-of-state and foreign sponsors, for reimbursable charges. The patient is then billed for any remaining balance.


Student Health Insurance Plan
120 Nisbet Building, MSU
(517) 353-4434
1-800-353-4434
studentinsurance@hr.msu.edu
www.hr.msu.edu
www.chickering.com

Information is mailed to each registered student prior to the start of Fall semester. Health insurance plans are also
available for spouses and dependent children (for additional fees).

All International and Medical Students are required to have health insurance coverage while attending MSU.
International and Medical students are automatically enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan through a
charge on their tuition bill for Fall and Spring Semesters. In order to waive coverage under the MSU student health
plan, other coverage must meet the waiver standards. You may submit an on-line waiver request. Students and
spouses covered under the MSU Student Health Insurance Plan must seek treatment and/or referrals through Olin
Health Center. Dependent children within 45 miles of the MSU East Lansing campus, are encouraged to utilize the
services of the MSU Health Team for medical treatment. A referral is required for each separate medical
condition. Failure to seek a referral, except in certain conditions such as emergencies, maternity care or when more
than 45 miles from MSU will exclude medical treatment from coverage under the health plan. See
www.hr.msu.edu/ for more information.
MSU Student Food Bank
Olin Health Center Dining Room
(517) 432-5136
www.msu.edu/~foodbank



During Fall and Spring semesters, the MSU Student Food Bank is open in the evening twice a month. All enrolled
MSU students who do not have Residence Hall meal plans are eligible for Food Bank services. All enrolled MSU
students are required to show proof of enrollment and a student ID. Visit the website for distribution dates.

MSU Student Employment
110 Nisbet Building
113 Student Services Building
(517) 355-9520
http://careernetwork.msu.edu
www.hr.msu.edu

Jobs can be found on individual department websites and at Student Employment websites. There are over 400
departments on campus that hire students.

MSU Student Employment develops student employment policies and procedures, resolves work-related concerns,
and maintains student employee work records.

College Work-Study
252 Student Services, MSU
150 Administration Building, MSU
(517) 353-5940
www.finaid.msu.edu

The College Work-Study (CWS) Program provides jobs for undergraduates and graduate students who qualify for
financial aid. CWS lets you earn money to help pay your educational costs. Depending on your financial need, you
are awarded a certain amount which you can earn during the year with on and off-campus employment. Since the
government subsidizes the wages of work-study students, employers are usually eager to hire and are flexible
about arranging working hours to meet the needs of the students.

If you work on campus, you will work for the University. If you work off campus, your employer will be a private
non-profit organization or a local, State, or Federal public agency, and the work performed must be in the public
interest.

Again, a variety of things must be taken into consideration when you accept a work-study award such as: the extra
childcare you will be paying while working, the time away from your family and your studies, the cost of
transportation to and from your job, etc. If you want a work-study job and have not been awarded College Work
Study, inquire with the Office of Financial Aid.
Career Services & Placement
113 Student Services, MSU
(517) 355-9510

290 Spartan Way, MSU Stadium
(517) 884-1300

Career Services & Placement provides assistance to students and alumni planning careers in all employment areas.
Services include individual career advising and workshops in areas such as resume writing, interviewing, and
conducting job campaigns.

CSP at the MSU Stadium is the site for on-campus interviewing where employers from across the country
interview students for potential positions. Students may also speak with employers during career fairs such as the
Diversity Career Fair, the Government Career Fair, and the Summer Employment and Internship Fair.

CSP in the Student Services Building offers an extensive collection of information on: the MSU curriculum,
occupations, graduate schools, planning a career or job campaign, job market prospects, and employers in many
fields. Vocational interest inventories and the computerized System of Interactive Guidance and Information
(SIGI) are also available for student use.

Teaching / Graduate Assistantships


Teaching and Research Assistantships are available only to the Master & Doctoral level. If you wish to obtain an
assistantship you must apply within your college. At present, graduate assistants are given a 9-credit tuition waiver
at registration and receive a monthly stipend. They also receive in-state tuition status. They are available in quarter
time (10 hours/week), half-time (20 hours), and three-quarter time (30 hours) levels and can be awarded for
teaching and/or research. Most assistantships are assigned for the academic year although some colleges assign
assistants each semester. The receipt of an assistantship will affect your eligibility for other financial aid.
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MSU Counseling Center
207 Student Services, MSU
(517) 355-8270
www.couns.msu.edu
Programs include individual and group, personal or career counseling, testing, multicultural issues, substance
abuse assessment, and sexual assault crisis and safety education. Any student registered for one or more credits is
eligible for a consultation or assessment interview. As resources permit, additional services and/or referrals may be
provided.
Alcoholics Anonymous
1915 E Michigan Ave # D
Lansing, MI 48912

(517) 377-1444 (24 hr. AA line)
(517) 355-8270 (MSU Counseling Center)

A list of area AA, ALANON, and ALATEEN meetings is available by calling the above number. The
list indicates the type of program, time and place. There is a meeting somewhere every day of the week
in the Greater Lansing area. Several AA and Narcotics Anonymous programs are held on the MSU
campus. The MSU Counseling Center can assist you in finding the program that suits your needs.

Sparrow Substance Abuse Programs
1210 W. Saginaw
Lansing, MI 48915
(517) 364-7740

St. Lawrence Hospital campus offers specialized programs for adults with drug and alcohol problems.
Inpatient and outpatient options are available. 24 hour confidential help is available by calling.

Insight Recovery
2929 Covington Court
Lansing, MI 48912
(517) 371-4971

24 Hour Hotline: 1-800-441-5092
www.therecoverypeople.org

Located off campus and is a provider of chemical dependency and mental health treatment services.
Therapists work with clients to define and identify solutions for alcohol and drug addiction, dual
diagnosis, family counseling, women’s issues, anxiety disorders, grief and loss counseling, and more.
CATA
(517) 394-1000
www.cata.org
All bus service for the MSU campus and the greater Lansing area is provided by the Capital Area
Transportation Authority (CATA). CATA operates campus service to University apartments, residence
halls, commuter lots, and the main campus, 24 hours/day, 7 days/week during Fall and Spring semester.
Additionally, CATA provides direct service to many off-campus apartments in the Lansing, East
The discounted student cash fare is year round.
Lansing, Okemos and Haslett areas 60¢. MSU student customers must show the bus driver a valid MSU
ID to qualify for the 60¢ fare. Students may also purchase a CATA 31-day pass for $18; a Semester
Pass for $50; or a Commuter Lot Pass for $20/semester. Passes are available at most residence hall
managers’ offices, MSU Police, University Apartments office, and the MSU Union. Children under 42”
ride for free. The non-student adult fare is $1.25. All fares and passes (with the exception of the
Commuter Lot Route pass) are good for all on and off campus fixed-route transit services. Free
transfers are available on all buses.

Redi-Rides
An advance-reservation, curb-to-curb service which operates Monday through Saturday for the cities of
Mason and Williamston, and Delhi and Meridian townships.

Fares are the same as fixed-route service. Transfers to fixed-route service are free. When transferring to
a higher-fare services (such as CATA Rural Service), the difference in fare must be paid when you give
the driver your transfer.

Transportation is not provided to or from schools when school bus transportation is available to a
student. Call 517.394.CATA (2282) to reserve a ride.

Fixed Route Campus Service
Fixed-route service is what most people are familiar with--buses traveling regular routes at scheduled
times. Days of operation and service hours vary by route.

Lot Link
Mon-Fri, 7:00 PM-2:00 AM, Sat-Sun, 9:00 AM-2:00 PM. The Lot Link provides evening and weekend
campus service between MSU’s student parking Lots 83, 89, or 91 and other campus locations. Rides
are restricted to campus only and each trip must begin or end at one of the three lots. If you’re at a
parking lot, you can wait in a bus shelter or in your vehicle. If in a vehicle, signal the bus driver with
your headlights to let them know you need a ride.

Call 517.432.8888 when you are ready for a ride. A small bus will arrive within 20 minutes of your call
to take you to your campus destination. No advance reservations will be accepted.
Night Owl
Mon-Fri, 2:00 AM-7:00 AM, Sat-Sun, 2:00 AM-9:00 AM. The Night Owl provides late night/early
morning campus service at times when other services are not running. Rides are restricted to campus
only.

Call 517.432.8888 when you are ready for a ride. A small bus will arrive within 20 minutes of your call
to take you to your campus destination. No advance reservations will be accepted.

CATA’s Spec-Tran
call 517.394.CATA (2282)
(517) 355-1293 (TTY)

Spec-Tran serves persons with disabilities who are unable to use fixed-route service. Spec-Tran uses
small lift-equipped buses and low floor vans to provide curb-to-curb advance reservation service.
Customers must be certified to be eligible to use Spec-Tran service. The CATA cash fare for this
service is $2.50 per trip. Discount fare cards are available for Spec-Tran certified students through the
RCPD office.

EATRAN (Charlotte)
(517) 543-4087
916 E. Packard Hwy.
Charlotte, MI 48813
EATRAN (Lansing telephone number)
(517) 371-3312
SATA (Shiawassee Area Transportation Agency)
180 N. Delaney Road Owosso, MI 48867
(989) 729-2687
Women, Infants and Children
5303 S. Cedar Street
Lansing, MI 48909
(517) 887-4326
http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-2942_4910---,00.html

The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program is a supplemental food and nutrition education
program for women and children who qualify as nutritionally at risk due to income or medical
deficiencies. Income eligibility for WIC is determined under the Federal Guidelines of 185% of poverty.
WIC also uses a priority assignment system in order to guarantee service to those with the greatest need
for the program. The priority system is as follows:

• Pregnant women, breast feeding women and infants at nutritional risk as demonstrated by blood tests,
abnormal growth, or other nutritional or medical conditions.
• Infants up to twelve months of age.
• Children to age five at nutritional risk as demonstrated by blood tests, abnormal growth, or other
nutritional or medical conditions.
• Children at nutritional risk due to inadequate diet.
• Post partum women at nutritional risk.

WIC services are available at the Ingham County Health Department. Call for additional information
and for appointments. A satellite office has been set up at 1434-C in Spartan Village. It is staffed by
appointment.



Cristo Rey Community Center
1717 N. High Street
Lansing, MI 48906
(517) 372-4700
www.cristo-rey.org

Focuses on the Spanish/Hispanic community although programs are available to all individuals within
the Lansing/East Lansing area. Programs offered by Cristo Rey include, mental health, family and child
services, family health clinic, latch-key childcare, food and clothing bank, diversion program,
prescription assistance for those without insurance, adults with disabilities assistance, alcohol and
substance abuse programs, and minority services.
Capital Area Community Services (CACS)
101 E. Willow Street
Lansing, MI 48906
(517) 393-7077

CACS offers assistance in finding housing as well as help with food and personal needs items for the
homeless. Commodity and supplemental food programs for low income families are also available.

Commodity Supplemental Food Program: Provides monthly nutritious foods to supplement the diets of
low-income pregnant, breast-feeding and postpartum (up to one year) women as well infants and
children up to the age of six. Participants must be within Federal income guidelines and not be currently
receiving WIC services. Call for more information.

Emergency Food Assistance Program: Provides low-income individuals and families USDA
donated/purchased food for household consumption. Distribution is four times per year. Eligible
participants must register with CACS and provide proof of income and social security numbers for all
adult members of the household.



American Red Cross Mid-Michigan Chapter
Emergency Food & Shelter Program
1800 E. Grand River
Lansing, MI 48912
(517) 484-7461 x137
www.redcross.org



The Red Cross assists with food, personal needs, diapers, and/or formula for one or two days. The
Emergency Food & Shelter Program also assists homeless families and people living with disabilities
with motel vouchers when public shelter is not available or appropriate. Some funding available for
short-term homeless assistance for MSU students. Must have current ID and proof of student status.
This program is available 365 days a year, 5:00-7:00 PM weeknights and 12:30-2:30 PM weekends and
holidays. Care workers are also available by appointment from 8:30 AM-5:00 PM, Monday thru Friday.

				
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