Active Faith

CLIENT INFORMATION

Client Requirements

Contact us at 248-437-9790 to set up an appointment.

Items to bring to your appointment:

  • New clients please bring with you Social Security cards for every family member.
  • Current photo ID - Michigan ID card or drivers license for all family members 18 years of age and older in the home
  • Department of Health and Human Services award benefit letter
  • Proof of all household income for family members 18 years of age and older (pay stub, unemployment award letter, child support, bank statement, etc). You may use an income tax return, or other legal document.

Click here for the October 22, 2018 Client Informational Newsletter.

Identification Cards in Michigan

You must apply for a non-driver ID card in person at a Michigan Secretary of State office. You will need to provide a number of documents and pay the required fee. Renewals and replacements for standard ID cards may be completed either online, by mail, or in person.  You must be a US citizen and US resident to obtain a card. Click here for more information

Case Management

Active Faith works through a case management program, offering individuals and families:

  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Children's tutoring
  • And Remember, even if you do not fit into our financial guidelines, we are an information and referral center for food, clothing, and utility help from other agencies.

Income Guidelines

Listed below are the annual and monthly income guidelines, based on household size, to qualify for assistance.

Household
Size

Annual Monthly
1 $24,280 $2,023
2 $32,920 $2,743
3 $41,560 $3,463
4 $50,200 $4,183
5 $58,840 $4,903
6 $67,480 $5,623
7 $76,120 $6,343
8 $84,760 $7,063
Each additional
family member
$8,640 $720

FOOD PANTRY

If you are in need of food, please give us a call at 248-437-9790.

We are open from 10:00 a..m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. If you are in need of food and we are not open, please call 211.

The Distribution schedule for 2018, listed below, is from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
October 8 and 22
November 5 and 19*
December 3 and 17*
*NOTE new dates for November and December
The Distribution schedule for 2019, listed below, is from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
January 14 and 28
February 11 and 25
March 11 and 25
April 8 and 22
May 6 and 20*
June 10 and 24
July 8 and 22
August 12 and 26
September 9 and 23
October 14 and 28
November 4 and 18*
December 2 and 16*
*NOTE new dates for May, November and December
 

CLOTHING

Any "gently used, clean" clothing can be dropped off at the east side of our warehouse located at 401 S. Washington Street in South Lyon. Drop off times are on Wednesdays only from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. We are currently accepting Winter clothing items as well as clean sheet sets, and towels. Collected items from donations are distributed on the second and fourth Monday of the month and in emergencies. Please contact us at 248-437-9790, if you are in need of emergency clothing items.

Any items other than clothing, please call Purple Heart at 734-728-4560 or Church of Christ at 810-229-7051. ITEMS LEFT OUTSIDE AFTER HOURS WILL BE DISCARDED. Any questions please call 248-437-9790.
Spring/Summer drop off begins: March 1st
Fall drop off begins: July 1st
Winter drop off begins: October 1st

TUTORING

At times children struggle with basic math and reading skills. Contact us if your child needs assistance in one of these areas. You must be a current Active Faith client with a child enrolled in one of the South Lyon Community Schools elementaries. Active Faith Community Services office hours are between 10:00 a.m and 5:00 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. You can also contact us by email on our Contact Us page.

OUTSIDE RESOURCES

START HERE -- FIRST CALL 211

Dialing 211 will put you in touch with the agency that is in your area of Wayne, Oakland, Livingston or Macomb counties.

Across Michigan, 40% of households struggle to afford the basic needs of housing, including energy. Unfortunately the Thaw program is no longer available to community service agencies. Please contact https://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/ for assistance with utility bills State Emergency Relief (SER)

Below you will find information on assistance programs, charity organizations, and other resources that will provide you with help in many different areas.

Need Help?

Need assistance in paying your bills? Behind on your mortgage? Can't seem to get out of debt? Click the button below for assistance in those areas.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS
Meeting - Monday's at 8:00 p.m.
First United Methodist Church
640 S. Lafayette, South Lyon, MI 48178

Meeting - Thursday's at 7:00 p.m.
First Baptist Church of South Lyon
60820 Marjorie Ann St., South Lyon, MI 48178
http://www.aa.org/

AL-ANON CLUB - Livingston County
5754 Whitmore Lake Rd, Brighton, MI 48116
800-852-7795
https://www.facebook.com/lcacbrighton/

AREA AGENCY ON AGING
248-357-2255
http://www.aaa1b.com/

CAPERNAUM HEALTH CLINIC
First United Methodist Church
640 South Lafayette
South Lyon, MI 48178.
248-225-4581
http://capernaumhealthclinic.org/

CENTER FOR ACTIVE ADULTS
Free medical equipment loan
M-F 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
1000 N Lafayette
South Lyon,  MI  48178
248-573-8175
http://slcs.us/departments/center_for_active_adults/index.php

COMMON GROUND - Legal Aid
1200 N Telegraph Rd., Bldg. 32E
Pontiac,  MI  48341
248-451-2600
http://www.commongroundhelps.org

COMMUNITY CHEST - LYON TWP.
248-437-6739
https://www.facebook.com/pg/Lyon-Township-Community-Chest-1654224618188255/about/

DEBBIE PECK - PRESCRIPTION HELP
248-613-5209


LACASA - Domestic Violence

2895 W. Grand River, Howell, MI 48843
Help Line: 866-522-2725
Office: 517-548-1350
http://www.lacasacenter.org/

MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Click here for State assistance MI Bridge Card information.
Oakland County: 248-669-7600
Livingston County: 517-548-0200
Washtenaw County: 734-481-2000
Wayne County: 734-595-9243
http://www.michigan.gov/dhs

MILFORD COMMUNITY SHARING
1550 N Milford Rd, Highland, MI 48357
248-889-0347
http://www.community-sharing.org/1/203/index.asp

NORTHFIELD HUMAN SERVICES
10 Jennings Rd, Whitmore Lake, MI 48189
734- 449-0110
http://northfieldhumanservices.org/

NORTHVILLE CIVIC CONCERN
43261 Seven Mile Rd. Northville Mi 48167
248-344-1033
http://northvillevolunteer.wixsite.com/civicconcern

OLHSA (Oakland Livingston Human Services Agency)
Livingston: 517-292-2969
Oakland: 248-542-5860 or 248-209-2600
http://www.olhsa.org/about-olhsa

SALVATION ARMY
570 N Lafayette St.
South Lyon, MI 48178
248-446-2491
http://semichigan.satruck.org/

ST. VINCENT DEPAUL
3000 Gratiot Avenue, Detroit, MI 48207
313-393-2930 or 877-788-4623
http://www.svdpdet.org/

WASHTENAW COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
22 Center St., Ypsilanti, MI 48198
734-481-2000
http://www.ewashtenaw.org/government/departments

YOUTH ASSISTANCE - South Lyon
1000 N. Lafayette  South Lyon, MI 48178
248-573-8189
http://www.slcs.us/youth_assistance.php