Community Support Services
If you are in a crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741. For more information, go to: https://afsp.org/
For the latest information about Coronavirus Disease 2019 click on the following link: https://www.cdc.gov/
OLHSA Community Action Agency - Supports individuals in need, connecting them with resources and improving the quality of their lives. Services are available based on funding and local availability. Call (248) 209-2600. For more information, visit olhsa.org/en-us/complete-services
Crisis and Mental Health Services
Common Ground – Helping people move from crisis to hope. Call 1-800-231-1127 to get help right away. The Resource and Crisis Helpline is available 24\7.
For more information visit http://www.commongroundhelps.org/get-help.
HAVEN - Victims of violence and sexual assault please call (877) 922-1274.
Oakland County Youth Mobile Crisis - Is your child or youth between the ages of 0-21? Experiencing a crisis that cannot be resolved? Insured by Medicaid or is Medicaid available? Contact our New Oakland Families Center Youth Crisis Team at (877) 800-1650.
Care House of Oakland County - Resources in the prevention of child abuse and neglect, and the protection of children. Please call (248) 332-7173.
Woodside Bible Church & Forgotten Harvest - Every Monday from 9 am -10:30 am, or until all food has been distributed. Drive up mobile pantry distribution providing free food to those in need.
Women, Infants & Children (WIC) – WIC is a free nutrition education program that helps families eat well and stay healthy. Low/middle-income residents contact (248) 858-1272.
Oxford/Orion FISH provides groceries for our neighbors in need who live in Oxford, Lake Orion, Addison, and Oakland Townships. Please call (248) 628-3933.
For more information, visit http://www.oxfordorionfish.org/.
Love In the Name of Christ of North Oakland County (Love INC) Love INC serves as a needs “clearinghouse,” where people in need contact us and we in turn get them connected with local churches and agencies that assistance. Contact (248) 693-HELP (4357) or visit http://loveincofnoc.org/.
Love INC partners with local churches to offer a Community Free Meals Program:
- Monday 5:30 - 6:00: Lake Orion United Methodist Church – 140 E. Flint St., Lake Orion
- Tuesday 5:30 - 6:30: Immanuel Congregational Church – 1 Hovey St., Oxford
- Saturday 9:30: Oxford United Methodist Church - 21 E. Burdick St., Oxford
Older Person’s Commission (OPC) Meals on Wheels – Program for seniors unable to shop and/or prepare meals. Volunteers provide a wellness check in addition to delivering a hot nutritious meal to homebound seniors seven days a week. Please contact: OPC Meals on Wheels at (248) 608-0264.
The Older Person’s Commission also provides caregiver support and grief support. Please call (248) 608-0261.
Services and Resources for Seniors - Programs, resources, and services supporting older adults to help them live safely and comfortably at home. Please call (248)262-9234 for more information or visit https://aaa1b.org/.
Remnant Project Ministries - Food distribution for families in need. Please call (248) 765-2233.
Lake Orion Food Pantry - Every Tuesday - 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Community of Christ Church, 531 E. Flint St., Lake Orion, MI 48362
Health and Dental Care Services
Michigan 211 - Free, confidential help connecting people with local community-based organizations. Please call 211 or visit www.mi211.org.
Gary Burnstein Community Health Care Clinic - Free health and dental care for qualified applications. Please call (248) 309-3752 or visit https://garyburnsteinclinic.org/
OakAlert – Oakland County emergency notification system for extreme incidents such as disaster notification, evacuation notices, and public health emergencies. Register online securely at no cost to receive alerts via text and email. Please call Oakland County Homeland Security Division at (248) 858-5300 or oakgov.com/homelandsecurity.
Addiction Support and Recovery Services
AA Meetings - Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. Please visit aa-semi.org/meetings/lakeorion to find local meetings.
Al-Anon Family Groups in Oakland County, Michigan - For meeting information in Oakland County please visit http://oaklandafg.org/meetings/
Narcotics Anonymous - We want to help you find the best way to ease your suffering and transform your life. By helping addicts find recovery, we also help friends, family members, and communities. https://www.narcotics.com/
Life Challenge Ministries – Healing, hope, and help for people who struggle with addiction please visit http://lcministries.org/.
Alliance of Coalitions for Healthy Communities – Mental Health & Substance Abuse Treatment & Support Services. Please visit http://achcmi.org/about-us/ or call (248) 221-7101 or email email@example.com. Please click on the following link for online prevention and recovery support: http://achcmi.org/2020/04/06/alliance-moves-recovery-support-and-narcan-training-online/.
North Oakland Community Coalition (NOCC) – Drug/Alcohol Prevention Education and Support for Families. Please visit www.noccmi.org.
Addictions.com - helps individuals and families facing substance use disorders find the treatment they need. www.addictions.com
Addiction Group - Substance Abuse & Addiction in the Elderly. Call (855) 217-2693, or click the following link: https://www.addictiongroup.org/addiction/elderly/
Society of St. Vincent de Paul – Contact (248) 693-0440, Ext. 223 if you are in need of assistance.
Prescription Drug Use - Visit oakgov.com/community/health for more information.
Quitting Smoking - Visit https://smokefree.gov/ for more information.
Home Improvement Resources
Rebuilding Together Oakland County - Free home repairs for low-income homeowners visit http://rebuildingtogether-oaklandcounty.org/.
Are you a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one? Connect with the Veteran's Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of the are Veterans themselves. Call 1 (800) 273-8255, and press 1, Text 838255, or click on the following link: https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/.
Oakland County Home Improvement Program - Qualified homeowners may receive interest-free loans for home repairs, barrier-free access, and energy-saving upgrades. Call (248) 858-0493 or visit oakgov.com/community/neighborhood-housing-development/.
Poverty Exemption Information - Poverty exemptions are available for people who meet poverty income guidelines. https://www.michigan.gov/taxes/property/exemptions/povertyexemption/poverty-exemption. Please call Equalization Division at (248) 858-0740. Michigan’s low-income individuals and seniors please click on the following link: http://lakeshorelegalaid.org/.