Community Agencies & Resources

Affordable Internet from Comcast


If your child receives free or reduced price school lunches, you may qualify for Internet Essentials from Comcast.  Under this program, the cost for internet service is $9.95 per month (+ tax).  For questions, call 1-855-846-8376 or visit the website link below for more information.

Genesee Health Systems (formerly Community Mental Health)


GHS provides services and supports to children with emotional disturbances and developmental disabilities (and to their families). Many services are provided in the home and are designed to help the child or youth live successfully at home, in school, and in the community.

 

420 W. Fifth Avenue
Flint, MI 48503
Phone: (810) 257-3705

Toll Free: (866) 211-5455
Crisis Line: (877) 346-3648

http://www.gencmh.org/default.aspx

Health Care Coverage for Kids/Students

Healthy Kids

Healthy Kids is a program that provides a wide range of health care coverage and support services for qualifying pregnant women, babies and children under age 19.

Click on the website link below to view more Healthy Kids information.

 

MIChild

MIChild is a health insurance program. It is for uninsured children of Michigan's working families. MIChild services are provided by many HMOs and other health care plans throughout Michigan.

AFTER clicking on the website link below, click on the MIChild link on the left side of the web page.


Kearsley Community Closet

The Kearsley Community Closet offers used clothing for families in the Kearsley School District.  Sizes available include infant to adult!  The Kearsley Community Closet is located at The Pumpkin Patch Child Development Center at 4235 Crosby Rd., Flint.

Referrals are needed from a principal, counselor, or teacher.  For more information, please call 810-591-3505.

 

Low Cost, Quality, Dental Hygiene Services Offered at Mott Community College

For $25, you can receive comprehensive dental hygiene care, which includes:

  • complete prophylaxis (teeth cleaning)
  • fluoride treatment
  • nutritional assessment
  • oral screening
  • periodontal evaluation
  • smoking cessation

For a slightly higher fee, these other services are available:

  • sealants ($10 per tooth)
  • x-ray series ($15 - $30)

All of these dental hygiene services are provided by Mott Community College Dental Hygiene students under the close Faculty supervision by Licensed Dentists and Dental Hygienists.  The MCC Dental Hygiene Clinic is located on the 2nd floor of the Mott Memorial Building.  To schedule an appointment, please call 810-762-0493.

 

Need Utility Assistance?

The Heat And Warmth Fund, THAW, is a leading provider of utility assistance for Michigan residents in need.  Please click on the link below to learn all of the details about this program and its eligibility requirements.

 

Opportunity for Free Cell Phone & Minutes for Qualified Households

Federal Lifeline Assistance: Assurance Wireless is a federal Lifeline Assistance program brought to you by Virgin Mobile. Lifeline is a government benefit program supported by the federal Universal Service Fund.

Qualifications: Enrollment is available to individuals who qualify based on federal or state-specific eligibility criteria. You may qualify if you are on certain public assistance programs, like Medicaid or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). You can also qualify based on your household income.

Website to Learn More:  Please right-click on the following link and open in a new window...  www.assurancewireless.com

 

Opportunity for Genesee County Adults to Obtain Free Healthcare Career Training

The purpose of the Flint Healthcare Employment Opportunities (FHEO) Program is to assist all residents of Flint & Genesee County (especially those residing in the City of Flint Renewal Community) with obtaining training, education, and employment opportunities in the healthcare industry. Currently, the FHEO Program offers healthcare career training and education for adults with little to no prior work experience, dislocated or unemployed workers, and entry-level or mid-skill workers looking to secure a sustainable career in the healthcare field.  More information about the Flint Healthcare Employment Opportunities (FHEO) Program can be obtained by clicking on the website link below.

 

Referrals for Vision Care Assistance

If your school-aged son/daughter is in need of vision care and you are in need of financial assistance to receive vision care services, then please contact your son's/daughter's school counselor so that a referral can be made on your behalf.


Michigan 2-1-1: An Easy Way to Get Help!

Michigan 2-1-1 connects people with agencies/organizations that provide food, clothing, education, counseling, health care, shelter, support groups, employment, legal aid, public safety, utility assistance, transportation, mental health services, and more!

To contact Michigan 2-1-1 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week), dial 2-1-1 or click on the website link below.  If calling, a referral specialist will then:

  1. Assess your situation
  2. Find answers to your questions
  3. Help you locate services