Other Area Resources



Homeless Shelter Directory

The Homeless Shelter Directory is an online compendium of different shelter services available across the United States. It is easy to search by area, needs, and other factors to find the services which are right for you. It provides Google Map directions and phone numbers for all shelters listed on the site.



Advent House

Advent House Ministries brings together people of many faiths to build a community of hope for those who struggle with poverty and homelessness in the Lansing area. Through our programs we provide respite from life’s struggles and create opportunities for children and adults to fulfill their potential.






City Rescue Mission

The City Rescue Mission of Lansing is a Christian, non-denominational organization dedicated to helping the needy and homeless in the Greater Lansing Area. The purpose of the City Rescue Mission has not changed since 1911; we are here to meet the physical needs of our guests in order to bring those with spiritual needs to Christ.




Loaves and Fishes Ministries

Loaves and Fishes provides emergency short-term housing and advocacy services for homeless men, women and children, and long-term transitional housing and advocacy services for single mothers and their families and for single men in a caring Christian environment.






Haven House

Haven House provides emergency housing and support services for one-parent and two-parent families with children. The shelter helps families who are homeless prepare for permanent housing by developing and promoting self-sufficiency, stability, and financial responsibility.



SIREN/Eaton Shelter

The mission of SIREN/Eaton Shelter is to promote the elimination of domestic violence and homelessness by providing temporary housing, support, advocacy, education, and information to the community. SIREN/Eaton Shelter is committed to holding batterers responsible for their actions. SIREN/Eaton Shelter provides the following services: Confidential, 24-hour domestic violence crisis line; Emergency shelter and transitional housing; Supportive Counseling for residents and non-residents; Weekly support/education group for adults and children who have experienced family violence. Residents and non-residents may attend this group; Information and referral to needed resources.


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Cristo Rey Community Center

Cristo Rey’s mission is to care for the spiritual and social needs of individuals and families by offering services that encourage self-sufficiency and recognize the dignity of the human person. We will enhance our programs and create strong administrative processes so that individuals and families receive caring, effective services in the areas of spiritual, social, health, employment preparation, and basic education.






Carefree Medical and Dental Clinics

We strive to provide affordable comprehensive compassionate health care to families and individuals who would otherwise not have access to the health care system.



Willow Plaza Teen Center

Willow Plaza Services is an Ingham County Health Department initiative to address the health needs of Ingham County adolescents, particularly needs related to pregnancy prevention and infant mortality. Willow Plaza Services strives to improve the overall health status of Ingham County adolescents through community awareness, direct services and health promotion activities. Services offered through Willow have been designed to assist families and adolescents in obtaining health care services, reproductive health information, counseling, crisis intervention and case management services, abstinence education, support services for pregnant and parenting teens and employment services.


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Start Your Recovery

Our goal is to offer people who are dealing with substance use issues a single source of relatable, reliable information at any stage of their recovery journey. 



St. Vincent’s Catholic Charities

St. Vincent Catholic Charities (STVCC) is a local, charitable, non-profit dedicated to human services in the mid-Michigan area. STVCC partners with children, families and adults living in crisis, and helps them to find hope and safety so they can thrive. Since 1948 STVCC has provided support to people of all beliefs and ages. The combined expertise of our staff and the investment of our community is an essential part of empowering children and families, fostering housing stability, enhancing quality of life and advancing community health for the Greater Lansing Area. Services include STVCC Family Preservation, Adoption, Foster Care, Children’s Home, Housing Services for the Homeless, Refugee Resettlement, Immigration Law Clinic, Counseling Center and more.






Volunteers of America

Volunteers of America is a national, nonprofit, faith-based organization dedicated to helping those in need rebuild their lives and reach their full potential. Through hundreds of human service programs, including housing and healthcare, Volunteers of America helps over 2 million people in over 400 communities. Since 1896, our ministry of service has supported and empowered America’s most vulnerable groups, including at-risk youth, the frail elderly, men and women returning from prison, homeless individuals and families, people with disabilities, and those recovering from addictions. Our work touches the mind, body, heart — and ultimately the spirit — of those we serve, integrating our deep compassion with highly effective programs and services.






The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.






Community Mental Health

Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton and Ingham Counties is a locally-based, public organization, created in 1964 with the purpose of serving the mental health needs of the residents of the tri-county community, including: Adults with Mental Illness; Children and Adolescents with Emotional Disturbance or Mental Illness; Adults with Developmental Disabilities; Children with Developmental Disabilities and; Adults with Substance Abuse Disorders






National Council on Alcoholism

The National Council on Alcoholism is dedicated to identifying and meeting the needs of individuals and families experiencing alcohol and other drug problems.






Capital Area Michigan Works!

Capital Area Michigan Works! was formed in 1974 by an inter-local agreement of the three counties (Ingham, Eaton, and Clinton) and the cities of Lansing and East Lansing under the Comprehensive Employment Training Act, later replaced by the Job Training Partnership Act of 1978. As of July 1, 2000, the federal Workforce Investment Act replaced the Job Training Partnership Act. The current act provides workforce development services for persons not only at or below the U.S. guidelines for poverty level income, but includes services to the general public, serving adults, youth, and dislocated workers and assists employers in the recruitment, training, and assessment of employees.






The Red Cross

Since its founding in 1881 by visionary leader Clara Barton, the American Red Cross has been the nation’s premier emergency response organization. As part of a worldwide movement that offers neutral humanitarian care to the victims of war, the American Red Cross distinguishes itself by also aiding victims of devastating natural disasters. Over the years, the organization has expanded its services, always with the aim of preventing and relieving suffering. Today, in addition to domestic disaster relief, the American Red Cross offers compassionate services in five other areas: community services that help the needy; support and comfort for military members and their families; the collection, processing and distribution of lifesaving blood and blood products; educational programs that promote health and safety; and international relief and development programs.






The Listening Ear

The Listening Ear Crisis Center is a private, nonprofit, multi-county human service agency based in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. Governed by a volunteer board of directors, the organization is licensed by the State of Michigan and accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Families and Children, Inc. Since its inception in 1969, Listening Ear has grown and evolved from a single service agency providing 24-hour crisis services for 200 persons, to a multi-service organization serving over 20,000 persons annually. The mission of Listening Ear Crisis Center, guided by the communities served, “is to provide mid and northern Michigan with human services and housing that satisfy, support, and promote both dignity and well being.”



Greater Lansing Food Bank

The Greater Lansing Food Bank is a non-profit organization that provides emergency food to individuals and families in need. Food is distributed through an extensive network of food pantries and community kitchens located throughout the greater Lansing area. The Food Bank annually serves tens of thousands of people, many of them seniors and children. Our recipients also include the “working poor,” those individuals who are employed but don’t earn enough to make ends meet.



Angel Food Ministries

With a heart to help others and a generous spirit, Joe and Linda Wingo founded Angel Food Ministries in 1994 to provide food for friends and neighbors who were struggling financially. Today the Angel Food program now is helping provide food relief to more than 500,000 families each month.



The Arc

The mission of The Arc Michigan is to ensure that people with Developmental Disabilities are valued in order that they and their families can participate fully in and contribute to their community.



Association for Children’s Mental Health

The Association for Children’s Mental Health (ACMH) was founded in 1989 by two parents of children with emotional disorders to support families who were shamed and blamed for their children’s problems. ACMH is a family organization with statewide staff and membership who support activities to enhance the system of services which address the needs of children with serious emotional disorders and their families. ACMH is a statewide chapter of the national Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health and our membership of over 1200 individuals is comprised of family members, professionals and concerned community members. We provide advocacy to individual children and their families across Michigan, to help them secure the most appropriate and effective services possible. We work in partnership with the Department of Community Health, Family Independence Agency, Community Mental Health Authorities, Family Court, the Department of Education and local school districts and have many accomplishments to celebrate. Our local staff (who are predominately parents of children with serious emotional disorders) are active in system reform efforts and are often the catalyst for important innovations in local service systems. At the state level, ACMH staff and volunteers advocate for policy and legislative development to improve services to families.


  Boy’s and Girl’s Club of Lansing

The Boys & Girls Club of Lansing began in 1964 as the Boys Club of Lansing. Local businessmen established an activity center targeting underprivileged street youth. Affiliation with the Boys & Girls Club of America brought national program ideas, professional staff, and a philosophy of working with youth. For more than 40 years the focus of this community agency has remained on youth from disadvantaged circumstances, who lack appropriate resources and role models for success in school and/or employment. The mission has broadened from recreation and socialization to include education in a broad range of life skill areas.


  Ele’s Place

Ele’s Place is a healing center for grieving children throughout the Lansing and Ann Arbor regions. Ongoing peer support group programs help hundreds of children and teens to cope with the death or life-threatening illness of a parent, sibling or other close family member or friend.


  Legal Services of South Central Michigan
Legal Services of South Central Michigan (LSSCM) is a private non-profit organization that provides free legal advice and representation to low-income persons and senior citizens (regardless of income) in certain civil legal cases. We provide general civil legal services to low-income and senior citizens of Barry, Branch, Calhoun, Clinton, Eaton, Hillsdale, Ingham, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Monroe, Shiawassee, and Washtenaw counties. We also provide legal services to senior citizens of St. Joseph County. We also operate two statewide programs – Farmworker Legal Services (FLS), which provides services to migrant and seasonal farm workers and the Michigan Poverty Law Program (MPLP), which provides case consultation, training, technology and other support to local legal services programs throughout the state. LSSCM is committed to treating all applicants for service with respect. LSSCM policies prohibit discrimination in any aspect of the program or its services. LSSCM is staffed by attorneys, paralegals, legal assistants, law students, and community volunteers.



Addiction Resource was founded in 2014 to provide a community for those recovering from addiction and to help patients find the highest quality care for a successful recovery. Our goal is to provide resources to help patients and their loved ones so that they may stay on the road to recovery, and can successfully overcome addiction for life. We believe in our ability to help improve the lives of others, and belief is what motivates us to educate and support our readers every day.

Addiction Resource is not a treatment center and does not accept payments or advertising offers. Instead, we work to provide free resources to help people better understand their addiction and motivate them to make the first step in seeking support.




Drug abuse can inflict severe — sometimes permanent — damage on your teen’s mind, body and future. Though drug use may begin casually, your teen may not realize that they risk addiction. If your child is abusing illicit substances, there is hope for recovery through treatment.



Cocaine is a powerfully addictive stimulant drug made from the leaves of the coca plant native to South America. It produces short-term euphoria, energy and talkativeness in addition to potentially dangerous physical effects like raising heart rate and blood pressure. Use this resource to learn more about the consequences of cocaine use and what kind of treatment is needed to recover from this addiction.



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