Member Organizations - Service Description
Adult Well-Being Services Since its founding in 1953 as one of the first senior centers in the nation, the mission of Adult Well-Being Services (AWBS) has been to promote the health, well-being and independence of adults through advocacy, services, family and community support. Today, AWBS provides human services to healthy adults, adults with severe mental illness, adults with developmental disabilities, caregivers and their families. Services also include independent senior housing and long term care ombudsman and elder abuse prevention programs. Please visit our website for more information www.awbs.org or contact us at (313) 924-7860.
Alzheimer’s Association-Greater Michigan Chapter The Alzheimer’s Association-Greater Michigan Chapter is a private, non-profit voluntary health organization and one of over 70 chapters across the United States. The Alzheimer’s Association serves Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties, and has regional offices across the State covering 60 counties. Services are available to more than 138,000 individuals and their families affected by Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias. Services include education and training, a toll-free 24-hour helpline, respite care and adult day care, training for professionals, support groups, counseling and care consultation. For more information, visit www.alz.org/gmc or call (800) 272-3900.
Area Agency on Aging 1-B The Area Agency on Aging 1-B (AAA 1-B) is a trusted non-profit organization providing information on and access to long term care options and services to help older adults, persons with disabilities, and their family caregivers maintain their independence and improve their quality of life. The AAA 1-B serves a six county region in southeastern Michigan (Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair and Washtenaw counties) and is part of a network of 16 Area Agencies on Aging in Michigan and 623 across the nation. Established in 1974, the AAA 1-B provides information and assistance on local community services, telephonic and in-home care management, Medicaid in-home services, myride2 transportation concierge services, Medicare and Medicaid counseling, nursing facility transition services, support for reducing hospital readmissions after discharge, preventative health trainings, and more. For more information, call our Resource Specialists today at (800) 852-7795, or visit us at www.aaa1b.org.
Bridging Communities, Inc. Bridging Communities, Inc. (BCI) is a non-profit grassroots collaborative consisting of local unions, business, residents and faith-based organizations working together to create caring communities where people of all ages can live in dignity in Southwest Detroit. BCI began its work in Southwest Detroit in 1980 as Ecumenical Project S.A.V.E. (Seek and Visit the Elderly). The organization has constructed two senior housing developments and is now concentrating our housing activities in rehabilitating low to moderate income homes. BCI touches the lives of frail, at-risk elderly in this area, though significant use of volunteers and provides advocacy services, fellowship, supplemental food, medicine, transportation, chore services, home repairs and intergenerational opportunities. Call (313) 361-6337 or visit www.bridgingcommunities.org.
Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan Providing Help. Giving Hope. Compelled by the love and teachings of Jesus Christ, Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan
(CCSEM) provides loving services to those in need in the Archdiocese of Detroit. CCSEM helps children, teens and adults – both individuals and families – with life’s most challenging problems and offers hope that they can overcome them. Services are provided in a safe, welcoming place by licensed, master’s-level counselors in six countries (Lapeer, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Wayne). Services Include: Adoption & Foster Care, Mental Health & Substance Abuse Counseling, Family Education & Support Services. Hispanic Outreach Services, Immigration & Refugee
Services and Services for Seniors. For more information, visit ccsem.org or call 248-559-
1147 extension 3911.
Community & Home Supports Community and Home Supports (CHS) mission is to empower families to be able to live self-determined lives in their community. The organization believes in assisting people in the least restrictive environment utilizing the tools of self-determination so individuals can live as independently as possible. CHS provides in home, non-medical supports to individuals residing in Oakland, Macomb and Wayne Counties. Staff is professionally trained and experienced in providing personal care, homemaking, respite and community living supports to older adults and those with disabilities in their homes. In addition, our Adult Services Coordinator links individuals to essential services so they can remain in their homes and communities. Visit our website www.chsinc.org or call Paige Beasley, Adult Services Coordinator, at (313) 964-2566.
Community Living Services, Inc. Community Living Services, Inc. is one of the largest non-profit organizations in Michigan. It remains true to its original mission, providing only community-based services and supports to well over 4,000 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, seniors and individuals with long term care needs, who are living in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. CLS services and supports range from Respite to Supports Coordination and also provides services to children and foster families. The organization is steeped in the solid principles of Self-Determination. We are committed to people having freedom, choices and the responsibility that comes along with it to make their own life decisions. We also believe people should have control over their own resources with the appropriate supports in place to help them achieve an independent life full of meaningful outcomes. For more information, visit www.comlivserv.com or 866-381-7600 or TTY: 866-469-7600.
Community Social Services of Wayne County Founded in 1946, as Catholic Social Services of Wayne County (CSSWC), is a well-established and recognized family and children’s agency. Its mission is to improve the quality of life throughout the life cycle by strengthening individuals, families and communities, by alleviating human suffering and by advocating policies and services which promote human dignity and self-sufficiency. CSSWC delivers its services through four locations and provides services in the areas of child welfare, behavioral health, education and senior volunteer services. Its Foster Grandparents, Senior Companions, and Retired and Senior Volunteer Programs (approximately 2000 CSSWC senior volunteers, age 55 and above) provide outcome-based community service to over 200 non-profit agencies in Wayne County. For more information, visit www.csswayne.org or call (313) 883-2100.
Detroit Area Agency on Aging Detroit Area Agency on Aging (DAAA) is a non-profit organization established to plan, develop, coordinate, advocate and fund a network of services for older persons and caregivers in Region 1-A (Detroit , Highland Park, Hamtramck, Harper Woods and the five Grosse Pointes). Established in 1980, its mission is to educate, advocate and promote healthy aging to enable people to make choices about home and community-based services and long term care that will improve their quality of life. DAAA is one of sixteen Area Agencies on Aging in Michigan and part of the 670 in the United States. The agency provides Information and Assistance, Project Choice/MI Choice, Care Management, Detroit Meals on Wheels, Holiday Meals on Wheels, Healthy Aging, Mature Workers Program, Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program and Transition Services. For more information, visit www.daaa1a.org or call (313) 446-4444.
Disability Network Oakland & Macomb Disability Network Oakland & Macomb (DNOM) is a private, non-profit, non-residential organization run for and by people with disabilities. Since 1987, DNOM has been providing independent living services to people of all ages, with all disabilities in Oakland and Macomb Counties. DNOM provides four core services: (1) Advocacy; individual and systems (2) Independent Living Skills Training (3) Information & Referral and (4) Peer Support. DNOM works with community partners to provide vocational readiness trainings, independent living and vocational readiness programs for high school students with disabilities, Assistive Technology services and Nursing Facility Transition services. Over 70% of our staff are people with disabilities, creating a comfortable atmosphere for our consumers. Please feel free to contact us at 586-268-4160 or see our website at wwwomcil.org for additional information._
Elder Law of Michigan Elder Law of Michigan helps older adults and persons with disabilities address their legal concerns and meet their basic needs, such as food on the table and a safe place to live. They provide legal advice/counseling and benefits screening/enrollment to older adults (age 60+) and persons with disabilities. They provide pension counseling and housing counseling to persons of all ages. There are no income restrictions for these programs. These programs are statewide, but they offer additional services through the MiCAFE program in 34 counties. MiCAFE provides benefits enrollment for SNAP and Medicaid at local community sites. They also offer extended services for housing clients in seven counties in the Lansing area. See elderlawofmi.org/services for service areas. For any of these services, clients can call 1-866-400-9164, Monday through Thursday, 9am to 3pm. Service providers needing information, assistance, or materials can call 1-888-204-0432, Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm, to speak directly with a staff member. For more information on their programs and staff, visit their website at www.elderlawofmi.org.
Institute of Gerontology-Wayne State University Institute of Gerontology (IOG) at Wayne State University: The IOG studies the social and behavioral dimensions of aging to learn how all persons, and especially members of urban minority groups, can maintain health and function as they move through the aging process. The IOG's team of 11 faculty researchers approach aging from diverse disciplines such as occupational therapy, neuropsychology, anthropology, cognitive neuroscience, and economics. This multidisciplinary perspective lends insight into crucial aging issues like elder abuse, Social Security and Medicare policy, financial fraud, dementia, post-injury rehabilitation and retirement. The IOG spreads this knowledge and other expertise through the academic and research literature and in our local community by educating about 9,000 professionals and 5,000 older adults and caregivers every year. Visit the IOG at www.iog.wayne.edu or call 313-577-2297 for more information.
Jewish Family Service Jewish Family Service (JFS) is a non-sectarian non-profit health and social services organization with an over 85-year history of providing a safety net for those facing difficult situations. The agency provides personalized, culturally sensitive social and mental health services to individuals and families in the metropolitan Detroit Area. Most of the agency’s services are for the most marginalized and/or vulnerable members of our community. Each year, JFS services 12,000 people of all ages, religions and socioeconomic backgrounds through a variety of programs including geriatric care management, mental health and substance abuse counseling, meals on wheels, home care, health care coordination, transportation, volunteer service, and immigration and citizenship services. JFS is also a THAW site, funded by the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA). JFS has been a refugee resettlement agency for many years and is a member of the national Association of Jewish Family and Children’s Agencies. For more information, visit www.jfsdetroit.org or contact the JFS Resource Center at (248) 592-2313.
Macomb Community Action The Office of Senior Services, as a division within the Macomb Community Action, was established by the Macomb County Charter to coordinate the operations of the county providing services for the aging and to serve as an advocate for senior citizens. Our mission to empower Macomb County seniors through advocacy and education is fulfilled through the planning, coordinating, developing and delivery of in-home and community based services including adult day health services, congregate dining, chore services, home injury control, Medicare/Medicaid Assistance counseling and meals on wheels. For more information, visit mca.macombgov.org or call (586) 469-5228.
Macomb Family Services The mission of Macomb Family Services is to enhance the health and well-being of others, and promote social and personal change. We provide a wide range of family-related counseling, residential and home/community-based services to the residents of Macomb County and surrounding communities. Our staff is dedicated to providing superior programs that will improve the quality of life for individuals, families and the community. For more information, visit www.mfsonline.org or call (586) 226-3440.
Matrix Human Services-Reuther Older Adult & Wellness Services Inspired by its heritage of providing services since 1906, Matrix Human Services advocates for and serves the most vulnerable in the Metropolitan Detroit community and empowers individuals and families to enhance the quality of their lives and achieve self-sufficiency. Reuther Older Adult & Wellness Services provides services which are intended to maintain and improve the quality of life for older adults in the City of Detroit by supporting independence, reducing isolation, and promoting physical and mental well-being. For more information on the complete line of programs offered to all ages, visit www.matrixhumanservices.org or contact Reuther Older Adult & Wellness Services at (313) 831-8650.
Neighborhood Service Organization is a Detroit-based nonprofit human service organization providing behavioral healthcare, community-based services affordable housing development, and education to individuals and families in Wayne and Oakland Counties. NSO’s Older Adult Services Unit provides mental health outreach, residential, and advocacy services. We assist older adults in reaching their maximum potential and in remaining active community participants. Outreach services are directly provided in Wayne County nursing homes, homes for the aged, assisted living facilities, group homes and as required, within private residences. Outreach services include assessments, medication management, therapy, case management, emergency screenings and hospital liaison services. The NSO Residential Services Program provides supported semi-independent and assisted lifestyles in adult foster care group homes and supportive independent apartment programs. For more information, visit http://www.nso-mi.org/index.php or call (313) 961-4890.
Northwest Community Programs, Inc. Northwest Community Programs, Inc. provides a range of services for senior adults, age 55 years and older. Services include an adult computer training course, evidence-based senior adult health improvement program (Personal Action Toward Health), senior adult community services, refresher driving courses, health and fitness programs, and an annual mature worker job fair. Programs are conducted at Northwest Activities Center and Community Social Services of Wayne County. For more information, visit www.nwac-detroit.org or call (313) 578-7530.
Oakland Family Services Oakland Family Services provides programs that give children, families and older adults the tools they need to succeed in life and living. Our Older Adult and Caregiver Services provide a comprehensive support network that makes the difference between successful aging and aging with unnecessary problems. As adults grow older and accept “feeling depressed” as a normal part of aging, we provide a safety net to help them cope with the unique challenges they face. Educating older adults on what to expect as they age is a valuable tool in helping improve the quality of life for this generation. Teaching family/professional caregivers how to care for older adults greatly impacts the well-being of everyone involved. Our Older Adult Specialty Programs serve adults 60+, living in Oakland County and can provide services in their homes or one of our four convenient locations. We provide educational workshops in the community on topics related to aging for older adults and their caregivers, both familial and professional. Services are covered by most insurance and are also available on a sliding fee scale. Our dedicated staff are fully licensed and certified in Geriatrics. For more information, please call 248-858-7766, x-246 or visit our website at www.oaklandfamilyservices.org.
OLHSA, A Community Action Agency The Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency, a community action agency since 1964, helps the low-income, elderly and persons with disabilities to become more self-sufficient. To learn about our 80 different programs, visit our website at www.olhsa.org or contact our Communications Division at (248) 209-2621.
People’s Community Services of Metropolitan Detroit People’s Community Services (PCS) was founded in 1955 when several faith-based settlement houses/community centers were merged to form the present day organization. PCS centers offer a wide range of assistance for youth, senior citizens and other community residents. Specific senior citizen offerings include adult day services; respite care; homemaking, personal care and chore services assistance; transportation assistance (including for the disabled), and senior meals at congregate sites. For more information, visit www.pecose.org or call (313) 554-3111.
Presbyterian Villages of Michigan (PVM) Presbyterian Villages of Michigan (PVM) is a faith-based, nonprofit organization that spans hundreds of miles: from the beautiful shores of Harbor Springs to the elegant skyline of Detroit. Since 1945, we've been creating opportunities for seniors of all faiths to embrace the full possibilities of their lives. Currently we directly impact the lives of over 4,300 seniors through a wide variety of services assisting them with remaining independent in their own homes while also serving many within our quality living 26 residential communities. For more information, visit www.pvm.org or call at (248) 281-2020.