Community Agencies & Resources

Affordable Internet from Comcast

If your child receives free or reduced price school lunches, you may qualify for Internet Essentials from Comcast.  Under this program, the cost for internet service is $9.95 per month (+ tax).  For questions, call 1-855-846-8376 or visit the website link below for more information.

http://internetessentials.com/

Christmas Assistance from the Salvation Army

SALVATION ARMY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR CHRISTMAS HELP WITH TOYS, FOOD & CLOTHING from October 30th through November 1st

The Salvation Army will be taking applications for Christmas assistance from
Wednesday, October 30 through Friday, November 1, 2013 from 9:00am to 2:30pm for Genesee County residents.  Those in need of help with toys, food, and clothing for the holiday season will have the option of two locations to apply again this year.  The Salvation Army at 211 W. Kearsley Street in downtown Flint and The Salvation Army Beecher Corps located at 1475 W. Coldwater Road.  No appointment needed.  The Salvation Army’s Christmas assistance program is intended to help those who would otherwise be unable to celebrate Christmas.  To sign up for help, applicants must bring the following documents:

  • Current ID for all adults in the household - Social security cards or a print out from the social security office dated within 30 days and Michigan drivers’ licenses or Michigan IDs.
  • Proof of dependents in the home - Birth certificates and social security cards or a print out from the social security office dated within 30 days. (Must be parent or provide proof of legal guardianship).
  • Current bills – Bills must contain the name and address of the individual applying for assistance. Current bills include rent, mortgage, water, gas, electric, phone, cable, etc.
  • Proof of income - Pay stubs, child support statements, Social Security, SSI, SSDI, DHS statement, unemployment/workman’s comp, etc.

The documents listed above must be presented at the time of application.

For more information, please contact The Salvation Army at 810-232-2196.

Genesee Health Systems (formerly Community Mental Health)

GHS provides services and supports to children with emotional disturbances and developmental disabilities (and to their families). Many services are provided in the home and are designed to help the child or youth live successfully at home, in school, and in the community.

420 W. Fifth Avenue
Flint, MI 48503
Phone: (810) 257-3705
Toll Free: (866) 211-5455
Crisis Line: (877) 346-3648

http://www.gencmh.org/default.aspx

Health Care Coverage for Kids/Students

Healthy Kid

Healthy Kids is a program that provides a wide range of health care coverage and support services for qualifying pregnant women, babies and children under age 19.

Click on the website link below to view more Healthy Kids information.

MIChild

MIChild is a health insurance program. It is for uninsured children of Michigan's working families. MIChild services are provided by many HMOs and other health care plans throughout Michigan.

AFTER clicking on the website link below, click on the MIChild link on the left side of the web page.

The Kearsley Community Closet offers used clothing for families in the Kearsley School District.  Sizes available include infant to adult!  The Kearsley Community Closet is located at The Pumpkin Patch Child Development Center at 4235 Crosby Rd., Flint.

Referrals are needed from a principal, counselor, or teacher.  For more information, please call 810-591-3505.

Michigan 2-1-1: An Easy Way to Get Help!

Michigan 2-1-1 connects people with agencies/organizations that provide food, clothing, education, counseling, health care, shelter, support groups, employment, legal aid, public safety, utility assistance, transportation, mental health services, and more!

To contact Michigan 2-1-1 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week), dial 2-1-1 or click on the website link below.  If calling, a referral specialist will then:

  1. Assess your situation

  2. Find answers to your questions

  3. Help you locate services

http://www.mi211.org/