in times of crisis . . .
Sometimes we need a helping hand, a shoulder to lean on, or a listening ear. When crisis hits it can wreak havoc on you physically, emotionally, or both. We're ready to help, and have provided several resources below that might be an answer for you. Feel free to contact Pastor if your issue hasn't been addressed here.
BUMPS IN THE ROAD . . .
We all face "bumps" in life's road on occasion, and having someone you can trust to LISTEN, and be there for you can make all the difference in the world. The Stephen Ministry can help when you are trying to put emotional pieces back together again.
Love INC will you get connected with other churches and agencies that may be able to provide you with assistance for the following, but you will need to contact their Clearing House first at 248-693-4357
- Rent and Utilities Assistance
- Car Repairs
- Gas Cards
- Minor Home Repairs
- Household Goods
- Personal Needs
- Budget Classes
- Career Transitions
- Community Meals
- And More!
Hungry . . .
Heart of the Hills has a small food pantry to help members in an emergency situation.
God's Helping Hands food pantry is open to anyone living in Southeast Michigan, and is located at 1866 Star-Batt, Rochester Hills MI 48309. They provide Free Clothing & Food for those in need. They are open Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Thursdays 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Prior to visiting please contact them to confirm their hours have not changed, at 248-852-7400.
Rochester Area Neighborhood House provides assistance with food, clothing, financial assistance, education, counseling services, mentoring, transportation and referrals for other services. You will need to complete a screening application. Their main office at 1234 Inglewood, Rochester MI 48307, and is open for clothing and food intakes Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. You can contact them at 248-651-5836. Services are available to residents living in Rochester, Rochester Hills, Oakland Township, Auburn Hills, and Addison Township.
We've also checked around our local area for other avenues to help when there is a long-term need...
Community Free Meals Program: 5:30 - 6:30 PM on the following days at these local locations:
Mondays - Lake Orion United Methodist Church - 140 E Flint St, Lake Orion
Tuesdays - Immanual Congregational Church - 1 Hovey St, Oxford
Wednesdays - Oxford United Methodist Church - 21 E Burdick St, Oxford and also at Seymour Lake United Methodist Church - 3050 Sashabaw Rd, Oxford
Thursdays - Christ the King - 1550 W Drahner, Oxford
HOMELESS . . .
If you, or someone you know has become homeless, we've provided a listing for a number of shelters and services in the Oakland County area.
A list of Local Shelters including Grace Centers of Hope, Pontiac, can be found at : http://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/.../id/city.cgi.... and : http://www.shelterlistings.org/county/mi-oakland-county.html
- Love INC has a Clothes Closet located in St. Mary's in the Hills Episcopal Church, 2512 Joslyn Court next to Canterbury Village, and at Bed, Blessings & Beyond, and Little Luxuries are both located at Christ the King Church, 1550 W Drahner in Oxford MI 48371