Helpful Community Resources During COVID-19 Pandemic
Some of these resources are already listed in our Senior Resources below, but we have pulled some up and added others to better help our community during the pandemic. Follow links or call these resources for more information.
Area Agency on Aging 1-B: Services and resources for seniors or those caring for older adults. Resources include information on: housing, transportation, Meals on Wheels, legal assistance, support groups for families of caregivers, bill paying assistance, government assistance eligibility, help for seniors with disabilities, and more.
TTY: 1.800.649.3777 (Michigan Relay)
- Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan: Serving people of all faiths in times of need. Provides services and resources for adoption and foster care, adult day health services, food assistance, behavioral health, Hispanic outreach services, crisis intervention, and more.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Ipdated information about the COVID-19 pandemic. Resources for the community about symptoms, protecting yourself, and guidelines for organizations during the health crisis.
- Gleaners Community Food Bank: Provides essential resources and access to food for those in need within Southeastern Michigan.
You can also get help with food assistance in Michigan by dialing 2-1-1
- Haven of Oakland County: Provides resources and support for those experiencing domestic or sexual violence and survivors. Haven provides support in the form of: shelter, counseling, court advocacy and more.
24/7 Crisis & Support: 248.334.1274
Toll-Free Crisis Line: 1.877.922.1274
- Lighthouse of Southeast Michigan: Helps provide basic needs such as food and emergency shelter for those in need. Provides direct assistance in finding clothing, rental/assistance, shelter, and crisis referrals.
- Michigan.gov: The State of Michigan’s updated response and resources for dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Up-to-date press releases and executive directives. Resources include: help for small business, links for filing for unemployment, food assistance, finding health insurance, locating your school meal pick-up site, and more.
COVID-19 Hotline: 1.888.535.6136 – 7 days a week 8a-5p.
- Michigan 2-1-1: An all-in-one resource for community help and support within your community. Individuals can find help with food, housing, paying bills, crisis support, education, transportation, employment, childcare, healthcare, and more. Multilingual help available 24/7 via telephone, text, and chat.
Dial 2-1-1 or 844.875.9211
Text your zip code to 898211
- Michigan Humane Society: provides compassionate care and resources for animals in the community. Services and resources include pet adoption, fostering, advocacy, cruelty investigation, vet clinic, free pet sterilization, and more. 1.866.MHUMANE
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP): SNAP helps low-income individuals and families buy the food they need to stay healthy The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM) can help Michigan seniors aged 60+ apply and enroll in SNAP benefits. Call 313.259.1574 ex. 3160 or email SNAP@NKFM.org to apply. NKFM offers SNAP application assistance in English, if other languages are needed MIBridges offers fee Language Assistance Services available at (517)-241-2112
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): Resources provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that help find treatment options for those suffering from substance abuse, mental and behavioral health issues and emotion distress brought upon by natural and human-caused disasters. They offer a Disaster Distress Helpline, 1.800.985.5990, which is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. It offers toll-free, confidential and multi-lingual assistance from trained counselors.
24/7 national crisis counseling hotline: 1.800.985.5990
Text TalkWithUs to 66746
- Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Provides resources and dedicated 24/7 support for anyone who is struggling or in suicidal crisis, as well as support for those who have loved ones who might be at risk. Telephone and chat options available.
- World Health Organization (WHO): updated facts and information about the COVID-19 pandemic and other health issues impacting the world. Links and resources including: FAQS, information by country, advice for staying safe, warnings about scams and myths, travel advice, research, and more.
Senior Resource Provided throughout Troy and Southeast Michigan
- Blind and Low Vision Services: The Michigan Bureau of Services for Blind Persons provides advocacy and rehabilitation services to legally blind persons 55 and older. This free service is available to all regardless of income. For information, call 800.292.4200.
- Legally blind adults can receive education and rehabilitation services from the nonprofit Greater Detroit Agency for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Call 313.272.3900.
- The Detroit Radio Information Service (DRIS) is a free closed-circuit broadcast service for blind and print-impaired persons. It offers the reading of local and national newspapers and magazines, TV listings, public service announcements, short stories, store advertisements, and more. Call 313.577.4224 to get a radio.
- Oakland County Talking Books has described movies you can borrow. Call 248.650.7150.
- Caregivers Assistance: The Area Agency on Aging 1-B can help caregivers determine which home care options are available. Some options include assistance with housekeeping, meal preparation, bathing and grooming, transportation and short-term respite opportunities. For more information call 800.852.7795 or visit aaa1b.com.
- Catholic Charities: Provides adult day services and senior volunteer services. Call 855.882.2736 or visit ccsem.org.
- Day Care: For referrals to adult day care providers in the Troy area, call the Area Agency on Aging at 800.852.7795.
- Deaf & Hearing Impaired Services: This non-profit agency provides a continuum of services for deaf and hearing impaired older adults and their families. Call 248.473.1888.
- Elder Abuse: If you are being physically or mentally abused by a spouse or family member, or suspect this is happening to an elderly neighbor, call the Michigan Department of Human Services for Oakland County at 855.444.3911.
- Elder Care Locator: This nationwide directory assistance service of the Administration on Aging can put you in touch with local services that help seniors remain independent. Contact 800.677.1116 or eldercare.gov.
- Elderlaw of Michigan: This agency will help you with a variety of services including food stamps, Medicaid, financial assistance, pension rights, legal hotline, benefit enrollment and elder abuse. Call 800.347.5297 or visit elderlawofmi.org.
- Emergency Cell Phones: Free cell phones able to dial 911 only are available at the Oakland County Sheriff’s office. Call 248.975.9700.
- Emergency Services from Lighthouse of Oakland County: Low income Oakland County residents in a crisis situation may be able to receive food, housing and utility assistance from Lighthouse. Call 248.920.6100.
- Food Assistance
- MiCAFE can help you apply for a Bridge Card (food stamps). Call 877.664.2233 or visit elderlawofmi.org/services.
- Focus Hope food is distributed at the Troy Community Center once a month. You must be 60 or older with a household monthly income of $1,354 or less ($1,832 or less for a two person household–both can receive food). Click here for application.
- Contact Troy People Concerned at 248.528.9199 for holiday food baskets.
- St. Anastasia Church in Troy operates a food pantry. Call 248.689.8380 for more information.
- Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency: This nonprofit United Way agency offers many social services to low-income seniors including chore service and installation of home safety devices (grab bars, raised toilet seats, etc). Call 248.542.5860 or visit olhsa.org.
- Social Security: Contact 800.772.1213 or ssa.gov for social security information.
- Senior Home Assistance Repair Program: (SHARP) is available for Troy homeowners that are either seniors age 60 and over, physically challenged or active military personnel. The goal is to enhance quality of life by making homes safer, and reducing the stress and confusion involved with making home repairs. Labor is provided free by volunteers and supplies are paid for by homeowners. If you need assistance, call SHARP at 248.212.0059.
- Telephone Assistance: Qualifying low income persons may apply for the Lifeline Telephone Assistance Program to receive discounts on telephone bills. You may receive assistance for your land line or wireless line, but not both. If you have questions, call the Michigan Public Service Commission at 517.284.8100.
- Utility Assistance: Assistance paying utility bills may be available through the Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency if you have a shut-off notice or past due bill. Call 248.542.5860.
- Veterans Benefits: Oakland County Veteran’s Services has experienced counselors who provide assistance to veterans filing claims or appealing decisions regarding benefits. Call 248.655.1250.
|Type of Housing||Name||Address||Phone Number||Notes|
|Subsidized Independent Living Senior Housing Complex||920 on the Park||920 John R, Troy, MI 48083||248.588.7611|
|Subsidized Independent Living Senior Housing Complex||Oakland Park Towers||930 John R, Troy, MI 48083||248.585.9340|
|Subsidized Independent Living Senior Housing Complex||Bethany Villa||1680 Jackson, Troy, MI 48083||248.689.5838|
|Independent Living Complex||American House Troy||2300 Grand Haven, Troy, MI 48083||248.589.3555||Medicaid Waiver Program|
|Assisted Living||Clare Bridge House||4900 Northfield Parkway, Troy, MI 48098||248.267.9500||For memory impaired|
|Assisted Living|| Wynwood House
||4850 Northfield Parkway, Troy, MI 48098||248.952.5533|
|Assisted Living||Sunrise Assisted Living||6870 Crooks Rd, Troy, Mi 48098||248.293.1200|
|Adult Foster Care||Oak Manor||2316 John R, Troy, MI 48083||248.689.7755|
For a Complete List of Senior Citizen Housing Options in Oakland County, call the Area Agency on Aging 1-B at 800.852.7795.
All retirement facilities (often called continuing care facilities) that require an entrance fee must be registered with the Michigan Department of Community Health and must provide you with a disclosure statement describing the services they provide before you sign a lease. To find out if a facility is registered, call 517.372.1837. You may also call this number to file a complaint or to check if a complaint has been filed.
Long Term Care Assistance
The State Long Term Care Ombudsman will provide information about long term care facilities in Michigan and investigate and help resolve complaints about these facilities. Call 866.485.9393.
For Help Selecting a Nursing Home
Contact Lakeshore Legal Aid at 586.510.1814 or visit their website.