Where to Go For a Helping Hand

Each year the Royal Oak Public Library compiles a list of places that can provide assistance for the following: Temporary day and overnight shelter; groceries; meals; clothing; referrals; transportation; and housing.

Daytime Warming Center

Welcome Inn Day Center
6:30 am until 8:00 pm, Monday – Friday
Starr Presbyterian Church
1717 W. 13 Mile Rd., Royal Oak
(248) 850-3219
Meals, showers, social workers, nurses, clothes closet
12/16/13 – 3/14/14

Overnight South Oakland Warming Centers (SOWC)

December 19-31, 2013: Emmanuel Bethel
4000 Normandy Rd, Royal Oak
(248) 549-5452

January 1-14, 2014: Renaissance/Vineyard Church
1821 Pinecrest, Ferndale
(248) 545-4664

January 13-26, 2014: St Mary Catholic Church
730 S Lafayette, Royal Oak
(248) 547-1818

January 27-Feb.8, 2014: Genesis: The Church
309 N Main St., Royal Oak
(248) 542-2266

February 9-18, 2014: Starr Presbyterian
1717 W 13 Mile Rd, Royal Oak
(248) 288-3230

February 19-March 1: To be determined

March 2-14, 2014: Berkley Community Shrine
2855 Wiltshire Blvd., Berkley
(248) 544-5052

Assistance

South Oakland Shelter
18505 W. 12 Mile Rd, Lathrup Village (248) 809-3773
90 day shelter provides lodging, meals, and transportation. Case management, housing.

Salvation Army, 1/1/14 – 3/1/14
3015 N. Main (near 13 Mile), Royal Oak (248) 585-5600
Food pantry, utility, clothing, furniture, rent/mortgage assistance, seasonal shelter, holiday assistance, seasonal shelter, holiday assistance. Assistance based on need and qualification. Photo ID, proof of income and documentation required. By appointment only.
Mon, Wed, Thur & Fri: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Common Ground Shelter for Runaway Youth
1222 S. Washington, Royal Oak (248) 547-2260
Short-term shelter for runaway and homeless youths aged 10-17. Counseling and substance abuse education available. No court wards; voluntary program; parental consent required. Call first.

Clothing

St. Mary's Rectory
730 S. Lafayette (corner of Lincoln), Royal Oak
Must be a Royal Oak resident and show photo ID. No phone calls.
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday :: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Salvation Army
3015 N. Main (near 13 Mile), Royal Oak (248) 585-5600
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Food: Groceries

Open Hands: St. John's Episcopal Church Emergency Food Pantry
26998 Woodward, Royal Oak (248) 546-1255
Must present photo ID show Oakland County residence.
Monday: 12:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Saturday: 9:30 am – 11:45 am
Closed November 30, December 28 and 31

Ten Mile Free Will Baptist
74 W. 10 Mile, Madison Heights (248) 541-5152
Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday – Sunday by appointment

Salvation Army
3015 N. Main St. (near 13 Mile), Royal Oak (248) 585-5600
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Yad Ezra
2850 W. 11 Mile, Berkley (248) 548-3663
Must show photo ID, proof of income, and Social Security card for each member of the household.
Sunday: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Monday & Wednesday: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Tuesday & Thursday: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Right Road Community Development
1560 Wordsworth, Ferndale (248) 548-8960
3rd Sat of the month: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Zion Lutheran Church Food Pantry
143 Albany, Ferndale (248) 398-5510
Photo ID and registration required on 3rd Wednesday of the month. 9:00 am – 10:30 am.

Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency South
345 E. Nine Mile, Ferndale (248) 542-5860
Must be a resident of Oakland County.
Monday – Friday 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Emergency food once every 3 months.

St. Mary’s Rectory
730 S. Lafayette (corner of Lincoln), Royal Oak
Must be Royal Oak resident, show photo ID.
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Renaissance Vineyard Church
1841 Pinecrest Dr., Ferndale (248) 840-2408
By appointment only.

Food: Meals

South Oakland Community Lunch Program
Genesis: 309 N. Main, Royal Oak (248) 542-2266
Saturday 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Royal Oak First United Methodist Church Sack Lunch Program
320 W. 7th, Royal Oak (248) 541-4100
Sack lunches or snack packs.
Monday – Friday: 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Salvation Army
3015 N. Main, R O (248) 585-5600
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

South Oakland Shelter
18505 W. 12 Mile, Lathrup Village (248) 809-3773
90 day shelter provides lodging, meals, and transportation.

Referrals

Haven
(248) 334-1274 (staffed crisis line)
(877) 922-1274 (toll free)
(248) 334-1284 (business number)
Oakland County's 24-hour domestic violence and sexual assault agency.
www.haven-oakland.org

Common Ground
(248) 456-0909 (24-hour crisis line)
(800) 231-1127 (toll free)
Referral service and crisis counseling.
www.commongroundsanctuary.org

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