United Way “Dial 211”

What is 2-1-1?
2-1-1 is a free referral program that aims to distribute information about local social service providers to people in need. The service is free and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 2-1-1 has interpretation services in several languages, including, Spanish, Arabic, Korean, Japanese, and Chinese.

Why use 2-1-1?
2-1-1 aims to provide community members with access to information about social services, financial aid, and other necessary referrals within their area, with the easy to remember 2-1-1 phone number. Using 2-1-1 takes one phone call rather than unwarranted travel time and other expenses which can add up by going to and from agencies for information. Operators can also provide emotional support to callers when seeking services during a time of hardship.

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Jewish Assistance Network:The Jewish Assistance Network (JAN) is a unique initiative that combines the strengths of Federation’s agency partners and other Jewish communal organizations to provide a coordinated system of services for those in need. Since its founding in 2008, the Jewish Assistance Network has helped thousands of individuals and families successfully conquer life’s challenges. With one simple phone call you can access a broad range of services to fit your specific needs. Services are confidential and many are provided free or on a sliding payment scale. Visit web site.

Pantry Net:

A listing of pantries in Michigan and other states (by zipcode). Visit PantryNet

The Facts Behind Senior Hunger:

addresses some of the causes, complications, and cures for senior food insecurity.Learn More

Emergency/Basic Needs Services In Oakland County:

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  • Financial Education
  • Health and Nutrition
  • Housing
  • Energy and Community Services
  • Early Childhood Services
  • Older Adult Services
  • Workforce Development

Community & Home Improvement (Oakland County)

Home Improvement Program: Call (248) 858-5401
Interest-free loans for home repairs.
Qualified homeowners may receive an interest-free loan with no monthly payments.

Housing Counseling Services  Call (248) 858-5402
Get free and confidential advice on:

  • Mortgage or Property Tax Foreclosure
  • Reverse Mortgages for Those Aged 62 or Older
  • Buying a House
  • Tenant Rights and Responsibilities
  • Credit and Budget Issues
  • Home Repairs, Subsidized Housing and Rental

Assistance for Low and Moderate Income Households:

  • Housing Discrimination
  • Preventing Homelessness and More

Community Resources:

View PDF list compiled by Jewish Family Services (JFS).

  • Financial Assistance
  • Employment Services
  • Housing
  • Food/Clothing Assistance
  • Mental Health/Substance Abuse
  • Hotlines
  • Family Resources
  • Legal
  • Transportation
  • Health Care
  • Dental
  • Older Adult Services