From time to time, we will post information about services that might be useful for the families we reach out to in LPS. If you are a teacher, or know of families that might find these helpful, be sure to pass on the info! Always call to check the dates, times, locations and requirements.
This summer the YMCA has a Fuel up program , click on the flyer for more information. Fuel Up Summer 2018
Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church will be giving out filled backpacks on Saturday, August 18 from 10 am – noon.
Their mission is to let Jesus light shine in our community and around the world to children in need of basic school supplies.
The goal is to hand out over 500 to be distributed to children locally, with an additional 300 sent to the Lutheran World Relief
to distribute in third world countries.
• Four 70-sheet notebooks of wide- or college-ruled paper approximately 8” X 10½”; no loose-leaf paper
• One 30-centimeter ruler, or a 12” ruler with centimeters on one side
• One pencil sharpener (one that catches its own shavings)
• One blunt scissors (safety scissors with embedded steel blades work well)
• Five unsharpened #2 pencils with erasers; secure together with a rubber band
• Five black or blue ballpoint pens (no gel ink); secure together with a rubber band
• One box 24 crayons
• One 2½” eraser
Food REsources in Livonia & Westland
St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church Food Pantry
27475 Five Mile Road
Livonia, MI 48154
Hours: T, W, Th. 9:00-1:00
Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church Food Pantry
14175 Farmington Road
Livonia, MI 48152
Hours: 8:30-4:00 Monday-Friday
Clarenceville United Methodist Church’s Pantry Plus
20300 Middlebelt Rd, Livonia, MI 48152.
Our pantry is open on Wednesdays from 9:30am – 12:30 pm.
Anyone who is a Livonia resident may call 734-432-1969 to make an appointment for food pick-up.
Livonia Social Services
Commodity Foods Distribution – TEFAP surplus commodity foods are distributed on a monthly basis to qualified low-income Livonia residents based on Total Household income and residency. Residents who receive ADC, SSI, Food Stamps or Medicaid are automatically eligible. Those receiving all other sources of income must qualify based on federal income guidelines. To apply for a TEFAP I.D. card or for further information, contact the Livonia city office at (734) 466-2673.
Focus: HOPE Food Distribution
U.S.D.A. commodity foods in pre-packaged boxes are distributed on a monthly basis to qualified low-income Livonia senior residents (over 60 years of age) to sustain their health and independence. City staff and volunteers assist seniors with food pickups or deliver boxes to those who are home-bound. To apply for a Focus:HOPE food box or for further information, contact Carrie Jo at the Senior Center (734) 466-2557.
Livonia Kids and Families
Qualifying families within Livonia are provided with items from the Emerson Middle School Food Pantry. http://www.livoniakidsandfamilies.org/ Contact 248-470-9150 for more information.
Salvation Army Westland
Westland, MI 48185
Hours: Tue and Fri 8:30-11am
Lighthouse Home Missions
Westland, MI 48185
Hours: W & F 10 – 3 (Appt. needed)
OTHER TYPES OF RESOURCES
Livonia Cares is a collaborative of social service agencies, churches, and Livonia city services who help persons in need in our community. It partners with the Salvation Army. Contact Bill Heaton for further information: firstname.lastname@example.org. See their FB page at: https://www.facebook.com/Livonia-Cares-438442099526898/
Utility Shut-off Assistance
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds are available to qualified low-income Livonia residents who have a current utility shut-off notice.
CDBG funding provides payment of gas, electric or fuel heating bills, up to a combined maximum of $500.00 on a one-time only basis. To apply for shut-off assistance or for further information, contact the Livonia Housing Commission at (734) 421-6450 x105 or email email@example.com (Online Contact Us form).
Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan
Do you need emergency food assistance? There are a number of resources available, including through Gleaners’ partner agency network. Go to their web site at http://www.gcfb.org/get_help for further information!
The Clothing Depot (https://livoniaptsacouncil.org/work/clothing-depot/) is a free clothing closet serving financially challenged students of Livonia Public Schools and sponsored by the Livonia PTSA Council. Customers to The Clothing Depot receive gently used clothing and shoes donated by members of the community. A monetary gift from many of Livonia’s local PTA/PTSA units buys a new pair of athletic shoes, new socks and new underwear for each student twice during the school year. The students and their families come and shop, assisted by the dedicated staff of volunteers. Along with students in financial need, victims of house fires are also welcome. The Clothing Depot is currently location in the former Marshall Elementary School on Curtis, West of Farmington Rd. The Depot is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am-12noon whenever Livonia Public Schools is in session. Shopping at The Clothing Depot is by appointment only and the student must be present. Students are referred to the Clothing Depot by the school principal, psychologist or ESAP specialist and parents or guardians can make the appointment by calling (734) 744-2525, ext. 25128. Committee Liaison: Suzy Migrin, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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