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Community Assistance Programs

Wyandotte Clinic for the Working Uninsured

The Wyandotte Clinic for the Working Uninsured provides health care for working adults without medical coverage. Volunteer physicians, nurses and other medical professionals run the clinic. Services available are routine office visits, podiatric care, nutrition counseling, work physicals and referrals to other facilities. Women are eligible for a well-woman checkup, which includes a Pap test and breast exam. Patients are required to be at least 18 years old and must present proof of employment. For more information, call 734-365-3560 or visit www.wyandotteclinic.com.

Downriver Community Food Pantry

The Downriver Community Food Pantry provides hunger assistance to those in need. It is located behind St. Patrick Catholic Church. Food is given away from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Those coming for assistance can use the back alley to access the building. A referral from either a church or social services agency must be shown to obtain food. The Pantry can be contacted at (734) 281-6733.

Surplus Food Distribution

Surplus Food Distribution is the third Wednesday of the month from 9:00 am – 12 pm for qualifying Wyandotte Residents. For further information about this program, please call (734) 324-7292 or email: recreation@wyan.org

Michigan 211

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Michigan 211 provides referrals for: Food pantries, long-term care options, disability resources, rent/utility assistance, H1N1, housing, volunteer opportunities and more. Michigan 211 puts you in touch with organizations providing health and human services throughout Michigan. Call 211, the call is FREE, and open to all residents.

The Information Center

The Information Center is a private, non-profit organization, comprehensive Information & Referral agency dedicated to the national goal of the Alliance of Information & Referral Systems: bringing people and services together. Information and Referral Department of The Information Center, Inc. is a team of call specialists dedicated to helping Downriver citizens access the help they need. We work with a database of human service organizations and keep abreast of all local resources in an effort to match you with resources for your individual needs. For more information, please visit www.theinfocenter.info or call 734-282-7171.

Weatherization Energy Assistance Grants

The Downriver Community Conference Weatherization Energy Assistance Grants from the Michigan Public Service Commission are available to those who qualify. Visit http://www.dccwf.org/weather.php for more information.

Wyandotte Youth Assistance

The Wyandotte Youth Assistance Program is a community based program sponsored by the City of Wyandotte with some additional funding through Wayne County Department of Child and Family Services, and local community organizations' contributions. This juvenile diversion program serves not just as an intervention for youth ages 7-16, but also as a prevention program. All services are free and open to Wyandotte’s residents. Depending on need and availability, services may include one-to-one mentoring, life skills peer groups, counseling, parenting workshops/support, referrals for outside therapy/treatment, recreational activities, prison visit, court observation, field trips, or tutoring help.

Wyandotte youths ages 7-16 years old who are having problems such as school or home truancy, drug or alcohol use, behavioral problems, family conflicts, difficult dealing with a grief or loss and trouble with law enforcement are eligible for enrollment. Youths are generally referred to us through the schools, police, juvenile courts or parents.

The Wyandotte Youth Assistance is always looking for volunteers to mentor our children. If you or someone you know is willing to make a commitment to the program by sharing an hour or so of your time once a week for a period of six weeks, you may contact us. You must be at least 21 years of age or older with a good driving record. All mentors must meet screening requirements and qualifications, and will be trained at no cost. A few hours a week could make a tremendous difference in the life of a child. Please contact the Youth Assistance Office to apply.

Wyandotte Youth Assistance, 2015 Biddle Avenue, Wyandotte, Michigan 48192
Phone: 734-324-7268

Salvation Army Soup Kitchen

Lunch at the Salvation Army is an open-door Soup Kitchen, established to feed everyone. Hours of operation are:
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm
Address: 1258 Biddle Avenue, Wyandotte

 

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