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Are you struggling because of COVID-19?

Only by working together can we make it through. Find a list of community resources below.

Charles Darwin once said:

"It is the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) that those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed."

  • Unemployment Insurance

    State of Michigan

    Michigan's Unemployment Insurance program provides temporary income to workers who have lost their job through no fault of their own. The program is funded through unemployment taxes paid by employers. We offer an array of convenient online services to unemployed workers and to employers.

  • United Way

    Call 211

    Dial 2-1-1 or 844-875-9211

    Text your zip code to 898211

    Visit their website to chat online or search for resources.

    https://www.mi211.org

  • Benefits Finder Tool

    To identify government assistance programs

  • Disaster Unemployment Assistance

    Not eligible for unemployment? Try this!

  • Job Opportunities with Training

    Senior CommUnity Care of Michigan

    There are 16 positions in Lansing that are “trainable” personal care assistants or home aides.

  • Job Opportunity: Kroger

    10,000 new associates nationwide

    Kroger wants to hire thousands of workers during this public health crisis.

    “We are hiring 10,000 new associates nationwide combined across our retail stores, manufacturing plants and distribution centers,” Kroger said in a release.

    You can apply here: jobs.kroger.com. Kroger’s average hourly wage is $15 an hour.

  • Job Opportunities: Amazon

    needs to hire 100,000 people across the U.S.

    Amazon said Monday that it needs to hire 100,000 people across the U.S. to keep up with a rush of orders as the coronavirus spreads and keeps more people at home, shopping online.

  • Other Job Opportunities

    Multiple Companies Need Help!

  • Free Lunch for School Aged Kids

    Students who rely on school meals will still be able to receive them during the statewide school closure in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

  • State Assistance for Collections

    517-636-5265

    The state of Michigan is providing collections assistance to residents who are unemployed due to COVID-19. Residents are encouraged to contact the Treasury's Collections Service Center at 517-636-5265.

  • Free Internet

    Comcast Opens Xfinity WiFi Network Nationally for Free, Offers Unlimited Data for Free, Confirms Its Commitment to Connecting Low-Income Families

  • Disaster Distress Helpline

    1-800-985-5990

    This 24/7/365 service from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration provides crisis counseling for people going through both natural and human-caused disasters. It’s free, multi-lingual and confidential. You can also text TalkWithUs to 66746.

  • Mental Health Resources

    Rep. Haley Stevens

    Includes coping mechanisms and tips for staying positive, as well as resources and helplines for those who are experiencing more serious mental health needs.

  • Managing Anxiety in Children

    Managing anxiety, behavior, and discipline related to the COVID 19 crisis. 

  • Holiday Market

    Royal Oak

    Offers Online Ordering

  • Get a Tax Refund

    Claim the Earned Income Tax Credit

  • Crisis Connections

    1-866-427-4747

    This 24/7 number provides immediate support and resources for people in emotional crisis and will help determine if you or your loved one need professional help. They provide immediate translation into 155 languages.

  • WDIV: COVID Resources Listing

    We’re putting together a whole list of organizations, businesses, companies, etc. that are helping their community members. Whether it’s slashing prices on food, preparing meals for kids not in school, designation shopping times for seniors -- we want to make sure you’re getting the help you need.