Emergency Services Assistance

Families and individuals can see our social services staff who will assist them with their needs. Some of the specific services provided: personal hygiene items, emergency food orders, utility and rent assistance, vouchers for clothes and some house hold goods from the Thrift Store, short-term emergency shelter, medical prescription assistance and someone to listen. The Salvation Army can also refer to other agencies if needed.




Contact Information:

For Appointments or General questions

517-546-4750 x 349

Housing or Rent

Scott Richardson
Social Services Director

517-546-4750 x 345

Utility Inquiries:

Jennifer Levario

517-546-4750 x 343

Community Service

Liz Welch, Volunteer & Seasonal Program Coordinator

517-546-4750 x 347





Do I need an appointment?

Yes, please call ahead of time to make an appointment to see one of our social workers.

What do I need to bring?

In most cases you will need ID for your self and any other adaults in the household, proof of income, if there are children we need birth certificates, imunization records, school ID or medical cards (no Social Security Cards) and copies of the bill you are seeking assistance for.

Do I need to go to DHS first?

Yes, for utility or Rental assistance you must have a desicion letter form DHS dated within the last 30 days.

I'm late on my rent, can I get help?

You must have a judgement for eviction before we are able to help you.

Can you help me with first months rent?

Yes, we can help with first months rent.

How often can I get assistance from the Salvation Army?

You are able to get utility, rental assistance and clothing vouchers once every 12 months.