Community Support Services

Community Support Services - Contact Kelly Comeau at kcomeau@oriontownhip.org or call (248) 391-0304, Ext. 4003 with questions.

If you are in a crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741.  For more information, go to:  https://afsp.org/.

Common Ground – Helping people move from crisis to hope.  Call 1-800-231-1127 to get help right away.  The Resource and Crisis Helpline is available 24\7. For more information, go to:  http://www.commongroundhelps.org/get-help.

Addiction Support and Recovery Services Click here for more information.

Please join Families Against Narcotics (FAN) at 6:30 p.m. monthly on the second Thursday at Woodside Church located at 2500 Joslyn, Lake Orion. Our goal is to equip you with resources to bring an effective prevention, support, and recover program for you and your family. Please visit www.noccmi.org for information.


Poverty Exemption Information- If you are experiencing a hardship, you may apply for a Poverty Exemption. Orion Township Assessing is handled through the Oakland County Equalization Division.   Please contact the Equalization Division at (248) 858-0740 or email equal@oakgov.com for a Poverty Exemption Application.

Society of St. Vincent de PaulThe Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a national Catholic organization that has served people in poverty for over 170 years in the United States.  Contact (248) 693-0440, Extension 223 if you are in need of assistance.

Oxford/Orion FISH provides groceries for our neighbors in need who live in Oxford, Lake Orion, Addison and Oakland Townships.  If you are in need, or know someone in need who lives in one of our neighborhoods, please call the hotline at (248) 628-3933 to arrange for a client review.  For more information, go to http://www.oxfordorionfish.org/.

Love In the Name of Christ of North Oakland County (Love INC) is a non-profit cooperative effort that links churches, volunteers, and service agencies…and helps them to organize their efforts by reaching out to the poor and disadvantaged. Love INC serve as a needs “clearinghouse,” where people in need contact us and we in turn get them connected with local churches and agencies that provide them with assistance.  Contact (248) 693-HELP (4357) or go to http://loveincofnoc.org/.

Love INC partners with local churches to offer a Community Free Meals Program:  5:30 – 6:30 P.M. every week from Monday – Thursday.

    • MondayLake Orion United Methodist Church – 140 E. Flint St., Lake Orion
    • Tuesday:  Immanuel Congregational Church – 1 Hovey St., Oxford
    • WednesdayOxford United Methodist Church – 21 E. Burdick St., Oxford
    • ThursdayChrist the King Church – 1550 W. Drahner, Oxford

Older Person’s Commission (OPC) Meals on Wheels – The program is designed for seniors who are unable to shop and/or prepare meals.  Volunteers provide a wellness check in addition to delivering a hot nutritious meal to homebound seniors seven days a week.  For general information contact:  OPC Meals on Wheels @ (248) 608-0264.

The Older Person’s Commission also provides the following:

  • Caregiver’s Support – Share and learn with others caring for someone who is suffering from memory loss or Alzheimer’s disease with information, encouragement, and support. Meets the 1st Wednesday each month from 3:00-4:30 PM. Adult respite care is available, but pre-registration is required, call 248-608-0261.
  • Grief Support – Participating in a grief support group can be a healthy first step in the healing process. Meet others who are dealing with similar losses and gain a better understanding of the grief process. This support group meets the 1st and 3rd Friday each month from 10:30-11:45 AM. For more information call 248-608-0261.

Services and Resources for Seniors - Programs, resources and services from the AAA 1-B support older adults and help them live safely and comfortably at home please click on the following link for more information:  https://aaa1b.org/.

Area Agency on Aging 1-B
29100 Northwestern Highway, Suite 400
Southfield, MI 483034

Remnant Project Ministries distributes food to those who are currently struggling to feed their families due to health or financial issues.  Please phone (248) 765-2233 for an interview.

Lake Orion Food Pantry
Every Tuesday - 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Community of Christ Church
531 E. Flint St., Lake Orion, MI 48362

Michigan 211 is a free, confidential service that connects people with local community-based organizations across the state offering thousands of different programs and services for people seeking answers.  If you need help for yourself, a neighbor or a loved one, call 211 or search the 211 website @ www.mi211.org to find out where to get help.   211 has information on more than 30,000 different programs and services across the state, and they can assist people who need help finding resources with food, utilities, housing, along with many other services.

Gary Burnstein Community Health Care Clinic – Helping Your Neighbors in Need

  • 18-65 Years Old
  • Uninsured or Homeless
  • Income at or below 250% of the Federal Poverty Level (approximately $30,000 for 1 person)

Location: Gary Burnstein Community Health Clinic
Robert S. Peterson Building
45580 Woodward Avenue
Pontiac, MI 48341
Contact Info: Phone (248) 309-3752
Website: www.gbchc.org

AA Meetings - Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.  Please click on this link to find meetings in the Lake Orion community:  http://www.aa-semi.org/meetingsResults.php?c=LAKE%20ORION

Al-Anon Family Groups in Oakland County, Michigan - For information on meetings in Oakland county offering strength and hope for friends and families of problem drinkers, please click on the following link:  http://oaklandafg.org/meetings/

Life Challenge Ministries: A Mission of Hope – For information on a program offering hope, healing and help for people who struggle with addiction please click on the following link: http://lcministries.org/

Alliance of Coalitions for Healthy Communities – Mental Health & Substance Abuse Treatment & Support Community Services in Oakland County – please click on the following link for more information http://achcmi.org/about-us/ or call (248) 221-7101 or email info@chmi.org.

Oakland County Youth Mobile Crisis – Is your child or youth between the ages of 0-21?  Experiencing a crisis that cannot be resolved?  Insured by Medicaid or is Medicaid available?  Contact New Oakland Family Centers Youth Crisis Team at (877) 800-1650 from Monday – Friday: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Weekends & Holidays: 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.

OakAlert – OakAlert is an Oakland County emergency notification system for extreme incidents such as disaster notification, evacuation notices, and public health emergencies.  Register on-line securely at no cost to receive alerts via text and email. (Standard messaging rates may apply) For more information contact: Oakland County Homeland Security Division at (248) 858-5300 or oakgov.com/homelandsecurity.

Lakeshore Legal Aid – for information on services providing free civil legal aid services for Michigan’s low-income people and seniors please click on the following link: http://lakeshorelegalaid.org/.

Prescription Drug Use - For information on Prescription drug use please click on the following link https://www.oakgov.com/health/information/Pages/Prescription-Drug-Abuse.aspx.

Quitting Smoking - For information on quitting smoking please click on the following link - https://smokefree.gov/.

Oakland County Home Improvement Program - Qualified homeowners may receive interest-free loans of up to $18,000 to make needed home repairs, including barrier free access and energy saving upgrades.
Oakland County staff is with you all the way from helping you apply for the loan to overseeing all repair work and paying pre-screened contractors.

To qualify, you must:
  *   Own and live in your own home in Oakland County (the City of Lake Angelus, Novi Township, Southfield Township and Village of Bingham Farms do not participate in the program).
  *   Meet gross household income limits set by the federal government.
Oakland County also offers Housing and Counseling Services.  Get advice on Mortgage or Tax Foreclosure, Buying a House, Reverse Mortgages, Credit issues and more.

To apply for a home improvement loan or for more information about the services Oakland County offers, go to OCHousingPrograms.com or call (248) 858-5401.

Rebuilding Together Oakland County - Providing Free Home Repairs for Low-Income Homeowners and Volunteer Opportunities – Click on the following link for more information:  http://rebuildingtogether-oaklandcounty.org/.