Community Connections

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Goverment Benefit Programs

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services-Ingham County DHHS
5303 S. Cedar Street Lansing, MI 48911 (517) 887-9400


Abuse and Assault

Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline (800) 4-A-CHILD or (800) 422-4453
End Violent Encounters (EVE) (517) 372-5572
Firecracker Foundation (517) 242-5467
MDHHS - Report Abuse & Neglect (855) 444-3911
MSU Safe Place Relationship Violence & Stalking Program (517) 355-1100
Rape Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) (800) 656-4673
Sparrow Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) (517) 364-3931


Children and Families

Child and Family Services (517) 882-4000
Cristo Rey Community Center Parenting Program (517) 372-4700
Gateway Youth Services 24-Hour Crisis Hotline: (517) 882-7217 or (877) 833-3689
MDHHS Foster Care Information
Women, Infants and Children (WIC)- Ingham County (517) 887-4326



Cristo Rey Community Center (517) 371-1700 
Greater Lansing Food Bank
Mobile distribution locations in Ingham County and beyond.
Mobile Food Pantry Need to be a resident in the City of Lansing
Dansville Clothing and Food Bank (517) 623-0392
Holt Community Food Bank (517) 694-9307
Leslie Outreach Inc. (517) 589-5814
Stockbridge Community Outreach (517) 851-7285
Williamston Food Bank (517) 655-3813 or (517) 996-2246

Advent House Ministries (517) 485-4722
City Rescue Mission (517) 485-0145
Cristo Rey Community Center (517) 371-1700 
Salvation Army (517) 484-4424


Financial Assistance and Budgeting

Cristo Rey Community Center (Financial Assistance and Empowerment Programs)


Health Clinics

Cristo Rey Community Center- Health Center (517) 371-1700
Ingham Community Health Centers



Public Housing
Lansing Housing Commission is a Public Housing Agency (PHA) that provides rental housing units and rental assistance to families

Renters and Homeowners Assistance
Capital Area Housing Partnership offers free-of-charge financial counseling for renters and homeowners who may be struggling with a loss of income or other financial challenges. Call CAHP at (517) 332-4663

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS)- State Emergency Relief (SER) (517) 887-9400

Overnight Shelters
Loaves and Fishes Ministries (517) 482-2099
Veterans Affairs Shelter (877) 509-8387
Volunteers of America (517) 484-4414
Families: Haven House (517) 337-2731
City Rescue Mission Men: (517) 485-0145 Women/Children: (517) 485-0145
Young Adults: Crossroads is a voluntary transitional living program for young people who are unable to live at home.

Domestic Violence Shelters
EVE (End Violence Encounters) Call 24/7: (517) 372-5572
MSU Safe Place Relationship Violence and Stalking Program (517) 355-1100


Legal Assistance

Holy Cross Homeless Services (517) 484-4414
Michigan Legal Help Self-Help Center of Ingham County
Sixty Plus, Inc. Elderlaw Clinic – WMU Cooley Law School
St. Vincent Catholic Charities Immigration Law Clinic (517) 323-4734 ext. 1800



Salus Center: LGBTQIA+ community center
The Trevor Project: LGBTQ+ Young Adults (under 25) Mental Health Intervention Resources
T.R.U.E. Support Group: helps lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth between the ages of 14 and 18 in the Lansing area.


Mental Health

Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties (CMHA-CEI) (517) 346-8318
Community Mental Health Crisis Services 812 E. Jolly Rd., Lansing
Call or Walk in 24 hours Central Access: (517) 346-8460 or (800) 372-8460
Cristo Rey Community Center Counseling Programs (517) 372-4700
Justice in Mental Health Organization (JIMHO) 520 Cherry St., Lansing (517) 371-4661


Reentry from Jail/Prison

City of Lansing Resource Guide for Reentry Citizens
NorthWest Initiative: Advocacy, Re-entry, Resources and Outreach (ARRO) (517) 999-2894
Power in Passion: A multifaceted reentry program created to support returning citizens through an app, advocacy, an abundance of direct resources, and more.



Tri-County Office on Aging
Meals on Wheels


Substance Abuse

Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Authority of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties (CMHA-CEI) 812 E. Jolly Rd., Lansing Central Access: (517) 346-8318
Cristo Rey Community Center Counseling Programs (517) 372-4700
Mid-State Health Network (517) 253-7525
Mid Michigan Recovery Services Substance Abuse Treatment Services and Residential Treatment (517) 887-0226



Capital Area Transportation Authority (CATA) (517) 394-1000
Spec-Tran (ADA Compliant Paratransit Services) For hours and to schedule a ride: (517) 394-2282



Ingham County Veteran’s Affairs (517) 887-4331
Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (517) 481-8001