The Refuge Homeless Shelter of Lapeer County
P.O. Box 1435
Lapeer MI 48446
We are a not for profit organization overseen by a board of directors.
All participants of The Refuge are volunteers.
The Refuge is operated by congregations throughout Lapeer to provide temporary
overnight shelter November through April.
Congregations become active members through participating in helping the
homeless by providing their building as a Host Site and/or by providing volunteers
for Intake Site or for other Host Sites.
Congregations may partner with other congregations to provide a week of shelter.
Each congregation sets up a coordinator as their voting representative, and to
oversee participation of their congregation.
Love INC of Greater Lapeer
Is a clearinghouse for the Churches in Lapeer County. We do the networking between the Churches, agencies and the needy of Lapeer County. Love INC works to mobilize the Church to transform lives and communities In the Name of Christ. We receive a request for help; we analyze the need, and refer them to churches for food, clothing, personal needs, school supplies, counseling, furniture, self-esteem classes, parenting classes, and many more services. Please call 810-245-2414, Monday thru Friday.
Department of Human Services
Will provide information on how to apply for help, and will have applications there for food/cash/medical and SER help, we will give information re: requirements for the program they inquire about. Will also have directions to the office to return applications. and have flyers for any other help DHS or outside agencies may have.
Lapeer County Veterans Affairs
This department investigates and advises regarding issues between many agencies (local, state, and federal) and veterans and their families. Prepare and forward data, information, and status to requesting agencies and claimants. Staff assess, analyze, and inform clients about specific entitlements and how they apply to them, interpret evidence and decisions, and assist claimants in preparing his/her application applying all reflective regulations, case precedents, and general counsel opinions from submission to the Board of Veterans Appeals. The department also identifies potential local, state, and federal agencies that may assist a claimant with other programs outside of our scope of services in efforts to link clients to other services.
KIND works with kindergarten to 6th grade children who are at-risk. At-risk is loosely defined as any child not being success at school, at home or in the community. A caseworker works with the child for 2 hours a week and then works with the parents for an hour a week for 3-5 months. Each plan is individualized to the child’s needs.
KIND 3-5 year old Program works with 3-5 year olds who are developmentally delayed until they are developmentally ready to start kindergarten, they enter kindergarten, or turn 6 years old.
KIND Mentoring Program works with 16-21 year olds who have dropped out of school or are potentially going to drop out of school. This program is with ThumbWorks of Michigan Works so there is an income level requirement. We help teens/ young adults get their diploma, their GED and help them get on a career path. Teens/ young adults who have received their diploma may receive help to find a career path if they qualify with the income level.
KIND provides Supervised Visits to parents who need to be supervised to see their children for the Courts, for DHS and private pay.
KIND oversees the HANDS program where people can donate cars, we fix them and give them to people who need a vehicle.
KIND received bikes and gives them to children or adults who need a bike.
Cheryl Clark firstname.lastname@example.org
The City of Lapeer
Administers 400 Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV) for Lapeer County. Intake for this program begins with local service providers. For information on the HCV program contact Joani Noelle at 810-245-4220. The City of Lapeer also encourages home ownership and maintenance within the City of Lapeer by securing and administering Housing Improvement Grants. For information on housing grants available within the City of Lapeer contact Denise Soldenski at 810-245-4221.
Lapeer Housing Commission offers affordable housing for Seniors at their 60 unit apartment complex, Riverview Towers. For more information contact Dorothy Dennis at 810-245-4215. Lapeer Housing Commission administers 122 Housing Choice Vouchers within the City of Lapeer. For more information on the Housing Choice Voucher program contact Becky Sharkey at 810-245-4226.
Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service (MPAS),
An independent, private, nonprofit organization designated by the governor of Michigan to advocate and protect the legal rights of people with disabilities. MPAS services include information and referral, short-term
assistance, selected individual and legal representation, systemic
advocacy, monitoring, and training.
Rhonda K. Smith
Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service
4095 Legacy Parkway, STE 500
Lansing, MI 48911-4263
Lapeer Regional Medical Center's Behavioral Health Unit
Provides a friendly and confidential unit which assists adults who are in crisis.
People who are battling suicidal/ homocidal thoughts, dealing with
depression or bipolar or any other mental illness. We establish
effective aftercare for our patients at discharge, so they are able to
follow up in handling their mental illness. Help Line 810-667-5611, 24
hours a day
Melissa St.Louis R.N
1375 N Main
Lapeer, MI, 48446
The Lapeer County Housing Resource Center’s Mission statement is: Assisting families and single adults to find and maintain permanent housing. We provide information and referral services, verification homelessness, motel vouchers, house search assistance, eviction prevention assistance, rapid re-housing services, housing counseling and case management services.
Lapeer Housing Resource Center
Human Development Commission
Offers: Homebuyer Education, Initiatives For Special Populations(HOMELESS), Transitional/Permanent Supportive Housing, Homeless Assistance Recovery Program, Commodity Supplemental Food Program, T.H.A.W. (The Heat and WarmthFund), The Emergency Food Assistance Progran, and Advocacy Services.
1559 Imlay City Road
Loving Hands Clinic
Wlii provide free BASIC primary medical care (bo appointment only) to adult residents of Lapeer County who have no insurance, and have verifiable household income (or no income) at 200% of Poverty Level.