Last Updated on February 28, 2022 by Anne-Sophie Reinhardt
The state of Michigan helps single mothers get assistance by providing them with programs that help with shelter, food, medical bills, utilities, and more.
Michigan assistance for single mothers
Citizens Oil Heat Program
Citizens Oil Heat Program provides one-time help of heating oil every heating season for citizens who did not qualify for LIHEAP. Call 1-877-JOE-4-OIL to ask for help or visit their website to know more about the program.
Salvation Army’s Programs
HeatShare provides payment for utility bills to eligible families residing in Michigan. Additionally, the Share the Warmth program can give you utility bills assistance if you are a customer of Michigan Gas Utilities (MGU). PeopleCare also provides assistance to eligible single mothers and family residents of Michigan. To know more about the eligibility criteria of the programs, visit their website.
State Emergency Relief (SER) Program
The State Emergency Relief (SER) program helps eligible individuals with cash aid for utility bills, housing costs, and home repairs. Call 855-275-6424 to apply for help.
Continuum of Care (CoC) Program
Continuum of Care (CoC) program offers permanent and transitional housing to eligible individuals. Some agencies also help with eviction prevention though this is on a case-to-case basis. You can view the agencies that can help you on their website.
Family Independence Program (FIP)
Family Independence Program (FIP) provides single mothers and families with children cash assistance for payment in rent, utility bills, or other emergency financial need. They also offer skill development programs for those who seek employment. Call 855-275-6424 or visit their website to know more and apply for their help.