Family Services

Economic hardship and other types of deprivation (child neglect or abuse) can have profound effects on children’s development and their prospects for the future. Low family income can impact children’s cognitive development and ability to learn. It can contribute to behavioral, social and emotional problems. The greatest risk is for young children who experience economic hardship, especially that of a severe and chronic nature.

Family Support initiatives help parents develop and use available resources that enable them to nurture and support the healthy development of their children. Family support services range from providing information about early learning, to helping families to access economic security benefits and connect with other families and community services.

Income Security - Employment, Relief, Medicaid, Public Assistance

Damascus House    242-8136
212 Smith St.
Monroe, MI.  48161

Department of Health & Human Services    243-7200
903 S. Telegraph Rd., Suite A
Monroe, MI  48161

Heartbeat of Monroe    243-6550
123 W. First St.
(Gateway Office Building)
Monroe, MI 48161

Michigan Works!/Monroe County Employment and Training Department    240-7950 or 888-354-5500
1531 N. Telegraph
Monroe, MI  48162

Michigan State University Extension Monroe County     240-3170
963 S. Raisinville Rd.
Monroe, MI  48161

Workforce Development Agency    241-2440
1066 S. Telegraph Rd.
Monroe, MI  48161

Housing Assistance

Domestic Violence Shelter    242-SAFE
    Main Office 241-0180

Family Counseling and Shelter Services    241-0180
14930 Laplaisance Rd #106, Monroe, MI 48161

Monroe Housing Commission    242-5880
20 N. Roessler, Monroe, MI  48162

Monroe County Opportunity Program    241-2775
    TDD 241-2919
1140 S. Telegraph Rd., Monroe, MI.  48161

Oaks Of Righteousness Warming Shelter    734-241-5590
1018 E 2nd St, Monroe, MI 48161

Paula's House    734-242-6650
P.O. Box 2002, Monroe, MI, 48161
A positive homelike environment for women who are homeless and have substance abuse problems. The primary goal is for women to live in a safe environment and face their addictions while living a sober lifestyle.

Salvation Army    241-0440
815 East First., Monroe, MI  48161

Federal Assistance Information

Social Security Administration    800-772-1213     (TDD) 800-324-0778
120 E. First St., Monroe, MI  48161

W.I.C. Women, Infants, and Children-Nutrition Program   240-7800
2353 S. Custer Rd., Monroe, MI  48161

Food Closets and Dinners

Food Closets are available throughout the County. You must have 1) proof of household income (pay stub, food stamps, SS, SSI, etc.) 2) proof of residency (utility bill, rent receipt, tax bill, etc., and 3) proof of number of household members (Medicaid cards, SS cards, income tax returns, etc.). To find out about locations and times of the closets, call Monroe County Opportunity Program at (734)241-2775.

Monroe Community Dinners are held daily throughout the County. Call God Works at (734)242-8124 or (419)279-8000 for more information.

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