Monroe County Network on Homelessness Emergency Housing (Shelter)
The Department of Human Services
903 South Telegraph, Monroe, MI 48161
DHS is the starting point for homeless and low-income recipients seeking assistance. Services through DHS include Food Assistance program, Emergency Services funding, Medical Insurance, referrals to community agencies, and Prevention services to those who qualify. A decision notice from DHS is required to receive services from other community agencies. Application for assistance can be made in the local office or online at www.michigan.gov. Customers can access http://www.mibridges.michigan.gov/access/ to check benefits, report changes and read DHS correspondence. DHS representatives are also located at the Family Medical Center, Temperance, MI on Wednesdays and Family Medical Center, Carleton, MI on Thursdays.
The Salvation Army Family Manor
815 East First Street, Monroe, MI 48161
Emergency shelter for families and 3 or 4 single women for a total of 40 people. The stay is 90 days. Usually at or near capacity. Families must be married. No alcohol or substance abuse is tolerated.
Oaks of Righteousness Christian Church
1018 East Second Street, Monroe, MI 48161
Heather Boone - Pastor
We are open 7 days a week from 8:00 p.m. To 8:00 a.m.
Philadelphia House 1
218 Washington Avenue, Monroe, MI 48161
Emergency Shelter for men – 24/32 men. 90 day limit. Men should be working or looking for work. No alcohol or substance abuse is tolerated. The program reserves the right to do alcohol and drug screens. Clients using methadone must have documentation from their physician. Usually at or near capacity.
Sunrise House (Program of Family Counseling and Shelter Services)
Emergency Shelter for single women, and women with children, in danger from domestic violence. 24 hour crisis line available (734-242-7233). Comprehensive domestic violence services offered for non-residential female and male survivors of domestic violence. Case management, legal advocate & PPOservices. Domestic Violence support group for survivors every Monday at Family Counseling and Shelter Services 241-0180.
United Way's First Call for Help
216 North Monroe St.
Monroe, MI 48162
MCOP Emergency Shelter Grant Funds
1140 South Telegraph Rd, Monroe, MI 48161
Depending on qualification, the Rental Assistance Program can help with up to 3 months of rent. Several guidelines apply for those who qualify. It is required for individuals to fill out a state of emergency relief (SER) form through the Department of Human Services (DHS), then receive a decision notice. Individuals must have proof of income to show sustainability as well as a late notice or eviction notice.
Transportation to Toledo Shelters: Monroe County Commission on Aging
29 Washington Avenue, Monroe, Mi 48161
If all emergency shelter is full, the Network on Homelessness has funding for Lake Erie Transit transportation to Toledo shelters. Funds and coordination are available through the Commission on Aging. The Commission on Aging needs 24 hours notice.
When using this service YOU as the referring agency do the following:
1. Call a Toledo shelter and reserve a shelter bed.
2. Try to locate one nights shelter, if needed, in Monroe.
(The Salvation Army Warming Center as referenced on this list)
3. Call the Commission on Aging to request them to arrange the transportation.
4. Do not just send homeless individuals to their office.
5. The bus leaves at 8:30 AM.
Cherry Street Mission
105 17th St.
Toledo, OH 43624
Men only - 24 hours - Fifteen day maximum
Toledo Rescue Mission
1917 Jefferson Ave.
Toledo, OH 43624
Food and clothing distribution: Monday - Saturday 11:00am
Dinner for families at 4:30pm everyday
Must be sober and cooperative
669 Indiana Ave.
Toledo, OH 43602
Families (married & single parents with children, pregnant women & married couples) only.
Transitional shelter for recovering female substance abusers. Capacity 5 women. Recipients commit to 1 and up to 2 Years. Usually full.. No alcohol or substance abuse is tolerated. Meeting basic needs and programing mandatory.
3604 South Custer Rd, Monroe, Mi 48161
Transitional shelter for individual males and females who are disabled. Licensed AFC. Capacity 36. Usually around 94% full. Stay from 2 months to 2 years.
Fairview does not tolerate alcohol or substance abuse and reserves the right to test. Fairview screens referrals and emergency response should not be expected.
Recipents cannot get SSI while in the home due to Social Security rules.
All residents are automatically eligible for State Disability Assistance as per public act.
Applicants should be sober and willing to receive services.
Mentally Ill applicants should be referred by Community Mental Health.
Age group is usually 45 and older. Residents can set aside some earnings or Social Security funds to gain independence. The Superintendent is solely responsible for screening and intake…by appointment.