Helping Needy Families

As a convenience to low-income Flat Rock Residents, we have compiled a list of contacts to help you in your time of need.

Subsidized Housing in Flat Rock
Apartments located in Flat Rock in which the rent is based on your income:
Water's Edge Apartments - (734) 782-4385
Walnut Creek Apartments - (734) 782.4120
For more information please visit Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA)

Helping Hands Ministry at Community Lutheran Church - Food, Clothing & Aid
23984 Gibraltar Rd.
Flat Rock, MI 48183
Phone: (734) 782-0563
When: Every Wednesday, 9AM to 1PM.
Note: You must be a Flat Rock Resident.

Meals on Wheels
Phone: 734-789-7161

Phone: (734) 535-6500 (Holiday Gift Baskets, etc.)

Government Food Commodities
Phone: 734-379-1450
When: Last Wednesday of each month between 9:00AM - 11AM at the Flat Rock Community Center.
Flat Rock Community Center
One Maguire Street
Flat Rock, MI 48183 (Behind Sleep Inn Motel off Gibraltar Rd.)
Note: November and December dates will be moved up due to holidays.

Michigan 2-1-1
Michigan 2-1-1 is an easy way to connect with help of all kinds, right in your community. When Michigan residents need help with food, housing, paying bills, childcare, shelter for the night, and more, 2-1-1 offers a one-stop connection to thousands of local agencies and resources that can help -- 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Phone: 211 or 844-875-9211
Text: Your ZIP code to 898211
Web Site:

The Information Center, Inc. (The Family Resource Place) Project Care Choices & MI-Choice Medicaid Waiver Program
Designed to assist the frail elderly and disabled who want to remain at home, but may be having a difficult time obtaining the resources and services that would allow them to do so. The goal of Project Care Choices is to offer alternatives to nursing home care. The Family Resource Place empowers people with the ability to make informed choices by providing assistance, information, and access to public resources, community services and activities thereby facilitating independence, self reliance, and dignity.
Phone: (734) 282-7171
Web Site:

Senior Alliance
Agency serves older persons 60 and older in Wayne County. The goal of the agency is to help qualified individuals remain as independent as possible. No fees charged for services, though cost sharing may be required in some services.
Services include: Adult Day Care - Care Management - Chore - Chore Referral - Congregate Meals - Elder Abuse Services - Gatekeeper - Health Screening - Hearing Impaired Services - Home Delivered Meals - Homemaker - Legal Assistance - Long Term Care Ombudsman - Medicaid Waiver Program - Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program - Personal Care - Pet Pals For Seniors - Prescription Assistance - Respite Care - Senior Alliance Holiday Meals - Senior Employment - Seniority News Newsletter - Senior Source Resource Directory - Telephone Reassurance - Transportation - Vision Services
Phone: (734) 722-2830 or (800) 815-1112
Web Site:

Aging & Senior Care
Many aging adults are unaware of the available care options and programs that can help them maintain their independence and quality of life. So we created free resources that provides comprehensive information on topics like financial support and in-home care options that are available in their area. You can read more about the work here:
Weatherization/Energy Assistance
Downriver Community Conference's Weatherization Program is a free energy program provided by the Department of Energy (DOE), and the State of Michigan Department of Human Services, (DHS). DCC's Weatherization Program continues to offer the highest level of help to low-income individuals and families to meet their energy conservation needs. In particular, the program provides assistance through energy saving education, sidewall, and attic insulation installation, as well as other energy saving methods.
Phone: 734-362-7053 or 734-362-7027
Web Site:
Note:  In order to qualify for this program you must meet certain income eligibility requirements.