The following resources are being made available by organizations within and around the Livingston county community:
Continually updated site by the Livingston County Human Services Collaborative Body
Gleaners Food Bank Map of Food Distribution Sites
Childcare for Essential Service Workers
OLHSA continues to provide emergency support for housing, nutrition, and utility assistance, as well as, housing counseling services. OLHSA staff continues to work remotely as our offices in Howell is closed to the public. All services are still available as listed below.
Emergency Shelter -> 517-546-8500 ext 4113
Rental Assistance -> 517-546-8500 ext 4113
Emergency Utilites -> 517-292-2969 or www.olhsa.cascheduler.com
Emergency Nutrition -> 517-404-6020
Housing Counseling -> 517-546-8500 or email@example.com
The Salvation Army Mobile Lunch Service
- Category: delivery, food
- What: mobile lunch vehicle for families that will provide one sack lunch per person per family. Salvation Army Food Pantry remains open by appointment only.
- When: 12-1, Tuesdays through Fridays
- Tuesdays- Lake Shore Village
- Wednesdays- Grand Plaza
- Thursdays- Prentis Estates
- Fridays- Howell Estates
- Contact: Ashley, 517-295-4348, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Connection Youth Services
- Category: food, basic need, shelter
- What: The Connection Youth Services is holding food and basic need distribution for youth. Emergency shelter for homeless and run away youth is still available as usual.
- When: Food distribution is Monday-Thursday from 2-5pm. Emergency shelter can be accessed via the help line 24/7.
- Where: Food and basic need distribution is located at 616 W. Grand River Ave, Howell, MI. Those interested in shelter must call first to be screened
- Contact: 24/7 line (866)440-7233
- Category: shelter, crisis intervention, legal
- What: La Casa is available for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. All services still remain the same with exception of group activities.
- When: Walk in hours are Monday-Friday, 9-5pm (please call over walking in if experiencing symptoms). Hotline is still 24/7
- Where: 2895 W. Grand River Ave, Howell, MI
- Contact: (517)-548-1350 for regular services, (866)-522-2725 for 24/7 crisis line
Pinckney Community Schools:
- Category: Food
- What:School breakfast/lunch will be available for any student/family who could benefit from receiving a school breakfast/lunch. A two-day portion will be provided during each distribution. An electronic form is needed for those who are unable pick up the food so it can be delivered.
- When: every Tuesday and Thursday between 4 pm – 6
- Where: in front of pathfinder school at the main office entry. Remain in vehicles as the food will be brought to each car
Howell Public Schools
- Category: Food
- What: Food Service Department will be providing meal kits to any families who need them. The kits will contain both breakfast and lunch items for the week.
- When: Monday, March 16, 23 and 30 from 4 to 6 pm. Delivery is available for those who cannot pick up a kit.
- Where: Pick up will be in the circle driveway on the north side of Howell High School (near the rock).
Fowlerville Community Schools
- Category: Food
- What: Free Lunches during School Shutdown from Torch 180.ALL lunches will be in a grab and go style, in order to reduce wait time and limited exposure. Food can be picked up ONCE a week – the goal is to have a freshly prepared meal waiting for you, with supplemental food to help with missed lunches the rest of the week. If we have additional food, we will be happy to contact you to come pick more up if needed.
- When:Beginning March 17 from 10-12pm
- Where: 131 Mill Street, Fowlerville, MI 48839
- Contact: Please fill out form on this website ahead of time so they can determine how much food to prepare https://www.torch180.org/free-lunches.html
Brighton Area Schools
- Category: Food
- What: Brighton Area Schools Student Nutrition Department has donated a large quantity of unused food to Gleaners for distribution to BAS families during the shutdown. Gleaners’ Shared Harvest Pantry will be open by appointment only. The pantry will be a drive up service with a box of food; and may include meat, fresh produce, toilet paper and laundry soap. BAS will also continue our “Blessings in a Backpack” program by distributing food.
- Where: BECC (for Blessings in a backpack) in the parking lot on the. This will be a drive through pick up process. Again, if you need additional support in this area please
- When: next three Tuesdays from 11:00am until 1:00pm (for Blessings in a backpack)
- Contact: Gleaners BAS, (517-548-3710; Blessings in a Backpack email Starr Acromite at email@example.com or call 810-299-4040.
Hartland Consolidated Schools
- Category: Food
- What: In partnership with Gleaners and Salvation Army, HCS donated 235 cases of food to feed local families. Gleaners Food Pantry is open to feed local families.
- When: Beginning Monday
- Where: Gleaners will provide drive-through service.
- Contact: Please call 517-548-3710 to schedule an appointment
Area Agency on Aging 1-B
- AAA 1-B Staff working remotely. Critical operations continue. The AAA 1-B will continue to operate. However, we have moved our staff to a remote-based workforce and have closed our Southfield and Macomb offices effective Monday March 16, 2020, until further notice.
- Information and Assistance Telephone Line: (800) 852-7795. For a short period of time, calls to our Information & Assistance Department will go to voicemail and we will return those calls as quickly as possible, with a focus on those with highest priority. We are working towards having a fully functioning, off-site, live call center set up the week of March 23, 2020. We will be returning calls from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., while we transition to our off-site, live call center. Our Information & Assistance Telephone Line will continue to be a place that older adults, people with disabilities and their family members can call to find resources, services, programs and information.
- In-home Care Services. Our priority is also the delivery of vital in-home services to seniors and adults with disabilities. We will be working closely with our network of contracted organizations and vendor companies to ensure the safety and well-being of participants receiving support through home and community-based programs.
- Meals on Wheels. There is no interruption in the delivery of the meals. Our providers are working on providing additional shelf stable meals for participants in the event a meal cannot be delivered. Our providers will continue to keep their participants updated if there are any changes regarding their meal delivery.
- Congregate Meal Sites. All of our congregate meals sites are temporarily closed, with two exceptions in Macomb and Washtenaw County. We are hoping to be able offer alternate meals to impacted participants.
- Health and Wellness Classes, Caregiver Education Classes and Other Events. We have canceled our Health & Wellness classes, Caregiver Education classes and workshops and all other events that are currently scheduled to run during March. We have not yet made a decision on whether we will cancel or reschedule classes that are to start after April 1, 2020.
- Continuous Monitoring. This is a rapidly evolving situation. We will continue to closely monitor the progression of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and keep you informed of any changes to services and programs as necessary.