Disclaimer: 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.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 (firstname.lastname@example.org or 517-699-1864) to sign up for one of the many workshops Contact Karen McCloskey at email@example.com 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Jean Chickering Phone: (517) 335-8661 Fax: (517) 335- 9461 email@example.com 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 b0dfbb32-416e-4466-b2b7-b9f8a9c8033a.xls 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 b0dfbb32-416e-4466-b2b7-b9f8a9c8033a.xls 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. b0dfbb32-416e-4466-b2b7-b9f8a9c8033a.xls 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. b0dfbb32-416e-4466-b2b7-b9f8a9c8033a.xls MSU Safe Place G-55 Wilson Hall, MSU (517) 355-1100 (Safe Place) (517) 355-2221 (MSU Police) www.msu.edu/~safe email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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) firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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. MSU Extension: Family Economic and Consumerism Team 40 Money Management Tips Every College Student Should Know www.smartaboutmoney.org/40moneytips 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.