Basic Needs Assistance

Social work staff works with individuals and families who are facing financially challenging times and are struggling to meet the most basic of needs. Potential community resources are explored as well as JFS assistance for eligible clients when other resources are not available.

Basic needs for which assistance may be provided are:

  • Food assistance
  • Personal care items
  • Shelter expenses
  • Utility assistance
  • Transportation assistance
  • Uncovered medical needs

If you or someone you know needs help, contact us at 248.592.2313 or

Click here to watch a video about a man helped by JFS.

JFS offers food assistance to community members who observe Passover. No prior relationship with JFS required although income criteria does apply. Click here for application.