Homeless Services

Mount Clemens Community Schools in partnership with the community, will provide a safe, inviting and supportive environment that engages students and prepares them to be successful and to contribute in an ever-changing world.

We recognize that we have children and families in our school district that are in need of assistance. To help provide our families with available resources we have created the links below. If you are in need of help and don't know where to turn, please contact your school social worker for more information. 

PDF DocumentMount Clemens Community School District School Board Policy and Procedures


The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act

The Act is a federal law that governs the educational rights of children and youth in homeless situations.  A student is considered to be "homeless" if, due to a lack of housing they must reside in a shelter, motel, vehicle or campground, on the street, in abandoned buildings or doubled-up with relatives or friends due to economic hardship or eviction.

What are Their Rights

Students that meet these criteria have the following rights:

  • Enroll in school immediately, even if lacking documents normally required for enrollment.
  • Enroll in the local school, or continue attending their school of origin (the school they last attended when permanently housed or the school in which they were last enrolled), whichever is in the student's best interest.
  • Receive transportation to and from their school of origin if requested.
  • Remain in their school of origin for as long as they are still homeless or for the remainder of the school year if they find residency outside of the district.
  • Participate in the same activities and programs offered to other children including free and reduced school nutrition and Head Start programs, as well as appropriate special education and Title I programs.


 Macomb Intermediate School District - Homeless Students - In cooperation with local Macomb County school districts we can assist parents and their families while they are temporarily between homes.  (586) 228-3490
PDF Document Resources for Homeless Youth and Their Families MISD
PDF DocumentHomeless Resources
  Macomb County Directory of Services
 Hearts for Homes  - Assists working families with disabilities, with homeless children gain access to permanent housing.
Lakeshore Legal Aid - Free legal help for low-income people and seniors (60+)
  Community First Health Centers - Homeless Health Care Program - Low or no-cost health care for eligible families.


MCREST (Church shelter, rotating sites) 
20415 Erin
Roseville, MI  48066
Phone: 586-415-5101

The Salvation Army - M.A.T.T.S.
24140 Mound
Warren, MI 48091
Phone: 586-755-5191

Turning Point (for women and children only)
Address is unpublished
Phone: 5

Family Youth Intervention - Homeless Youth Program
418 Cass Ave.
Mt. Clemens, MI  48043
Phone:  586-465-1212

For information on shelter in other counties call 211, 24 hours a day.


 Macomb County Community Action Center - Assists Macomb County residents with emergency utility and rent payments, weatherization of homes/mobile homes, and referrals to local food banks. Must be referred from the Department of Human Services.

Central Action Center: (586) 469-6964
North Action Center: (586) 749-5146
South Action Center: (586) 759-9150

 MSHDA Housing Locator - Rental housing search tool to the residents and prospective residents of Michigan. (800) 327-8158 

 Home Heating Energy Assistance:  Provides assistance with weatherization.

Homeless Hotline - (800) A-SHELTER (274-3583) Calls shelters in the caller’s area. Does not provide phone numbers to shelters.


Food and Nutrition Program Hotline - Free and confidential screening to determine eligibility for food stamps Open Monday – Friday 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. (800) 481-4989

Macomb Emergency Food Program - Refer to local food pantry Must be a Macomb County resident. (586) 469-6004

Macomb County Community Services Agency (Mt. Clemens) - Refer to a food bank.  Must be a Macomb County resident. (586) 469-6964

Soup Kitchens

 Salvation Army
Open Monday-Friday 12-1pm

Salvation Army (55 Church St, Mount Clemens)
(586) 469-6712 

Salvation Army (Warren)
(586) 754-7400


The Food 4 Kids Program is a Mobile Pantry Program partnered with Gleaner's Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan.  The mobile pantry is a traveling food pantry that parents pick up monthly.  Each family receives a large box of food, typically including perishable and nonperishable food items and fresh fruits and vegetables. 

Families must be registered to participate.  Please contact your school office for a referral form.

Food & Nutrition Department
Tanya Nofs (586) 783-6550 x1105
Laurie Warren (586) 783-6550 x1114


Health Care & Dental

 Healthy Kids/Healthy Kids Dental

Healthy Kids is a program that provides a wide range of health care coverage and support services for qualifying pregnant women, babies and children under age 19 (Healthy Kids Dental coverage is through age 20).

Community First Health Centers
 My Care Dental - Quality and Affordable Dental Care


Lions Club - contact School Social Worker

Health Care

 Macomb County Health Department Offices

Mount Clemens Health Center
43525 Elizabeth Rd.
Mt Clemens, MI, 48043
(586) 469-5372
Open Wed until 6:30 p.m.

Southeast Health Center
25401 Harper Avenue
St. Clair Shores, MI 48081
(586) 466-6800
Open Mon until 6:30 p.m.

Southwest Health Center
27690 Van Dyke, Ste B
Warren, MI 48093
(586) 465-8537
Open Thurs until 6:30 p.m. 

Macomb County Health Department - Family Health Services. (586) 412-5945
The Family Health Services Division provides the following:

Children's Special Health Care Services:  Assisting families with children with qualifying medical conditions to meet their special health care needs

Public Health Nursing:  Promoting healthy families through assessment, preventive health care education and referral.

Women Infants and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program: Providing nutrition education, healthy foods, breastfeeding support and health care referrals.

MIChild/Healthy Kids/Prenatal Health Care Insurance:  A free health insurance program for qualifying pregnant women, babies and children under 19 years of age.

Sudden/Unexpected Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Support:  Providing grief counseling, support and information on Safe Sleep.

Family Planning: Providing comprehensive and confidential family planning services.

Dental Clinic: Providing high quality, low cost, routine non-emergency dental services to Macomb County residents.

Immunizations: Providing immunity for vaccine preventable diseases.


Free Hearing & Vision Screening

Health Care for Adults

Prescription Coverage or (888) 477-2669

Neighbors Caring for Neighbors Outreach Clinic Locations
Henry Ford Macomb Hospital - Mt. Clemens Campus
215 North Ave.
Mt. Clemens, MI 48043
(586) 469-3750

Samaritan House
62324 Van Dyke Rd.
Washington Township, MI 48094
(586) 336-9288

Provides treatment for: Acute illnesses (colds, ear infections, bronchitis, rashes, and cuts) women’s health treatment for chronic illnesses (high blood pressure, diabetes)
employment and school physicals immunizations.

Services are available for persons and families of all ages, economically disadvantaged, and persons with no medical insurance. Must be a Macomb County resident

 The Right Connection - A directory of free or low-cost community resources for students and their families. Additional resources include employment and training, transportation, parenting classes, childcare, and support groups.

 Lakeshore Legal Aid - Free legal help for low-income people and Seniors (60+)

 CARE of Southeastern Michigan - Supportive opportunities for families.

 United Way - Provides callers with information about and referrals to human services for every day needs and in times of crisis, such as basic human needs (shelter, food, clothing, rent and utility assistance); physical and mental health; employment supports; support for the elderly and disabled; support for children, youth, and families. 211 or (800) 552-1183

 Good Shepherd Coalition - Assists Central Macomb County residents with food, furniture, shelter, clothing, medical needs, rent and utility payments, gas vouchers, and holiday baskets. Referral by a participating church is needed. Most area churches participate. (586) 415-8100

 Department Of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

Mount Clemens
21885 Dunham Rd., Suite #7
(586) 469-7700

Sterling Heights
41227 Mound Rd.
(586) 254-1500

27690 Van Dyke
(586) 427-0600

 National Domestic Violence Hotline - Provides crisis intervention, safety planning, and information and referrals to shelters. (800) 799-7233

 Julie's List
Julie's List website helps those in 6 counties of S.E. Michigan, find the resources they need in the privacy of their own home or office or even on your phone! This website offers not only well-known agencies in S.E. Michigan, but private and religious organizations which other "information agencies" do not offer.

 Heat for Your Home
The Heat and Warmth Fund (THAW) or 800-866-8429 pays toward heating bills

 Job Postings
A variety of private sector jobs in the community set up by the State of Michigan.

PDF Document Internet Service
Comcast offers reduced rate Internet to qualifying families

 Suicide Hotline
National Suicide Prevention lifeline: Dial 988 or 1-800-273-TALK

Homeless Service Contacts:

Kate Giovannini

District  Social Worker


Sara Orris
Macomb Intermediate School District



Michelle Williams
Michigan Department of Education