Neighborhood Services Center
The Neighborhood Services Center provides a number of Emergency services to low income and/or working poor families in Genesee County. Our goal is to be "an open door, and a helping hand" The Neighborhood Service Center staff provided services for over 43,200 families to keep their homes, pay rent and taxes, respond to shut off notices, feed and clothe their children and provide gifts at Christmas time in addition to other emergency needs. In 2004, we identified resources available to assist over 1,884 families. Many people contacting the center struggle to identify resources in the community, which may assist them in their efforts to provide basic human needs. That is why we exist, to assist them in their efforts to provide for themselves the basic human needs to their family unit.
USDA Summer Food Service Program for children
This program provides daily meals to qualified children during the summer months.
Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) This program is provided to qualified Senior Citizens age 60 and older, mothers, infants, and children under the age of 6. Qualified families are provided on a monthly basis with a wide variety of nutritious food items and nutritional education information.
In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.
The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) This program is designed to help qualified families and individuals with nutritious food items on a calendar quarterly basis.
To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW , Washington , D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Michigan Department of Social Services (MDSS) This program is to assist qualified individuals who have eviction situations in their lives. This program allows for emergency help with utility costs, housing rental fees, utility shut-off notices, furnace and hot water heater repairs, as well as roof repairs and unpaid property taxes.
Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) This program is designed to help qualified families with children under the age of 18 and individuals with housing and utility needs.
State Emergency Funds (SEF) This program is designed to help qualified families and individuals faced with eviction situations and utility shut-off situations.
Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) This program is designed to help qualified families and individuals with utility costs and associated deposits for same on an emergency basis. This could also include payment for the connection, re-connection and/or hook-up charges for same.
Michigan Family Independent Agency (FIA) This program would allow for emergency help with utility costs, housing rental fees, utility shut-off notices, furnace and hot water heater repairs, as well as roof repairs and unpaid property taxes to all qualifying families.
“This institution is an equal opportunity provider.”