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Getting Support for Your Family's Basic Needs

• Getting Emergency Help Are you facing: foreclosure, eviction, utility shut-off or need home repairs to correct unsafe conditions or restore essential service? The State Emergency Relief (SER) Program may be able to provide immediate help to individuals and families facing emergencies, which threaten health and safety.

• Debt Management FAQ

• Receiving Cash Assistance

• Finding Services for Veterans

• Getting Groceries from Food Banks

• Protecting Your Consumer Rights

• Lowering Your Food Costs - Apply Online for the Food Assistance Program

• Managing Child Support

• Saving Money on Your Phone Service

• Paying for Child Care

• Locating a Michigan Department of Human Services Office Near You

• Finding Resources through Michigan Community Action Agencies

• Learning How the Earned Income Tax Credit Can Boost Your Earnings

• Finding Services for Seniors

• Free Michigan tax assistance

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Note: The Helping Hand Web site provides quick access to information about programs and services for people facing economic hardship. The programs and services listed here represent only a portion of those available in Michigan communities. Note that some programs and services have eligibility requirements and may involve wait periods.

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