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Local DHS Offices

Department of Human Services can help you and your family with temporary assistance when times are tough.

Temporary food assistance for eligible low-income families and individuals is available from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Temporary cash assistance is available for eligible pregnant women and low-income families with minor children.  If you are disabled, or care for a disabled person, you may be eligible for State Disability Assistance.

Applicants for cash assistance will take part in a robust, results-oriented work participation program – PATH (Partnership, Accountability, Training, and Hope). It features a 21-day assessment period during which barriers to employment are identified and caseworkers work individually with clients to connect them with resources to address these barriers.

If you cannot afford child care, payment assistance is available to parents who meet eligibility requirements.

Essential health care coverage, such as Medical Assistance or Medicaid, is available to those who otherwise cannot afford it. Michigan has many health care programs available to children, families and adults who meet eligibility requirements. Each program has income limits and some have an asset limit-limits vary with each program.

If you need help with past, unpaid medical expenses, your coverage may begin three months before your application month. Ask your DHS specialist for more details.

Immediate help may be available if you are facing conditions of extreme hardship or emergencies threaten your health and safety. State Emergency Relief and the Weatherization Assistance Program combine financial assistance and contracts with a network of nonprofit organizations to help low-income households.

Emergency support is designed to maintain low-income households that are normally able to make ends meet but occasionally need help when unexpected emergency situations arise. Emergency support is not an appropriate solution to ongoing or chronic financial difficulties. For ongoing reductions to your energy expenses, be sure to check out the Weatherization Assistance Program.


Wayne County DHS Offices


3040 W Grand Blvd, 4-250
Detroit, MI 48202
Phone: 313-456-1000


4733 Conner St.
Detroit, MI 48215
Phone: 313-926-8600


5131 Grand River
Detroit, MI 48208
Phone: 313-361-7300


17455 Grand River Ave.
Detroit, MI 48227
Phone: 313-493-7801


8655 Greenfield
Detroit, MI 48228
Phone: 313-943-5200


12140 Joseph Campau St.
Hamtramck, MI 48212
Phone: 313-892-0180


26355 Michigan Ave
Inkster, MI 48141
Phone: 313-792-7700


13233 Hamilton
Highland Park, MI 48203
Phone: 313-852-1368


27260 Plymouth Road
Redford, MI 48239
Phone: 313-937-4200


1801 E. Canfield St
Detroit, MI 48207
Phone: 313-578-5100


25637 Ecorse Road
Taylor, MI 48180
Phone: 313-375-2500

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