We are a small nonprofit based in Macomb County, Michigan.
We work with both faith and community based organizations
to assist individuals and families residing in Macomb County
who are facing a temporary crisis.
If you have been referred to us, located us through
211 or an online search,
we are happy you found us.
We review all requests for assistance during our
normal business hours:
Monday- Thursday 9:00AM – 3:00PM.
If you have not previously received help through us or
it has been greater than 2 years,
we ask that you complete your request for assistance above.
At this time we are able to assist with formal
evictions and pending utility disconnections with small monetary portions that bridge external assistance copay requirement(s); our assistance must bring your need to a $0 balance.
We are also happy to connect you to your closest pantry and place a referral if required.
GSC is reviewing many requests within our county,
general process once we have your completed application,
should we be
able to assist you, is:
- We do require that all evictions or utility requests
have a current MDHHS determination notice; if you have not filed an SER with
MDHHS yet, you will need to do so provided that your utility is past due or you
have a verifiable court dated eviction. To file for an SER (State of Emergency) with MDHHS at: https://newmibridges.michigan.gov/
- We will review your utility account or request a full rental
ledger. Sometimes continuous utility holds or consistent late or non-payment will
result in a utility provider not extending a hold, or a rental provider
choosing to evict. Please note, we will always do our best to advocate for your
household, but we cannot guarantee that our attempts will stop a utility
disconnection or an eviction.
- We will keep you apprised with any potential
assistance from our office and/or with matching external resource(s).
- We only make calls during business hours. If your work
schedule does not allow for you to discuss your request M-Th 9AM-3PM, please be
sure you provide your current email on your application, we will do our best to
communicate with you via email (be aware this will lengthen our time to assist).
- If you have worked with us previously, please note we
only assist each household and its members once in a 12-month period.
IF you are unable to submit an online application,
this means you are already in our system.
Please email us at email@example.com
with your confirming information:
- First and Last name
- Current Address
- Contact Phone #
- Email Address
If you are seeking rental assistance -
- an attachment of your current court summons and
- your MDHHS determination letter to your email.
If you are seeking utility assistance -
your utility account number and
- attach your current MDHHS determination
letter to your email.
GSC is a small office, with remote staff, you will need to leave a voicemail or send an email and staff member will be in touch.
We do review all requests, voice mail messages, and emails in order.
We will do our very best to
help you in a timely manner, and we will make every effort to help you in any way that we are able.
We understand that any potential disconnection of electricity, gas or water or court process for a formal eviction are scary and bring about high anxiety. Please know we are here to help guide you.
Our primary goal is to help you and your household stabilize and to be successful moving forward. If we are able to assist your household with a small one time monetary grant, we will notify your utility provider or rental management of our intent.
Please know we do not assist with:
- vehicle purchases, repairs, payments, or repossessions.
- credit card, cell phone/landline, or insurance payments.
- upcoming rent, or utilities without a pending disconnect date.
- gas or gift cards for fuel.
- housing relocation or hotel assistance.
GSC is not a shelter, housing voucher agency or housing authority.
Our Holiday referral program runs September 1 through October 15 annually.
The 2022 GSC Holiday Program is full and closed for 2022.
Please dial 2-1-1 from your phone to locate any program that may still be available.