Community Agencies & Resources

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

Kearsley Community Closet

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.

Need utility assistance?

The Heat And Warmth Fund, THAW, is a leading provider of utility assistance for Michigan residents in need.  Please click on the link below to learn all of the details about this program and its eligibility requirements.

Low cost, quality, dental hygiene services offered
at Mott Community College

For $25, you can receive comprehensive dental hygiene care, which includes:

  • complete prophylaxis (teeth cleaning)
  • fluoride treatment
  • nutritional assessment
  • oral screening
  • periodontal evaluation
  • smoking cessation

For a slightly higher fee, these other services are available:

  • sealants ($10 per tooth)
  • x-ray series ($15 - $30)

All of these dental hygiene services are provided by Mott Community College dental hygiene students under the close faculty supervision by licensed dentists and dental hygienists. The MCC Dental Hygiene Clinic is located on the second floor of the Mott Memorial Building.  To schedule an appointment, please call (810) 762-0493.

Referrals for vision care assistance

If your school-aged son/daughter is in need of vision care and you are in need of financial assistance to receive that care, please contact your son's/daughter's school counselor so that a referral can be made on your behalf.
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Opportunity for free cell phone and minutes
for qualified households

Assurance Wireless is a federal Lifeline Assistance program brought to you by Virgin Mobile. Lifeline is a government benefit program supported by the federal Universal Service Fund.

Qualifications: Enrollment is available to individuals who qualify based on federal or state-specific eligibility criteria. You may qualify if you are on certain public assistance programs, like Medicaid or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). You can also qualify based on your household income.

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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.

Health care coverage for kids/students

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 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.

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