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Bedford Branch Library (734) 847-6747
Blue Bush Branch Library (734) 242-4085
Carleton Branch Library (734) 654-2180
Dorsch Memorial Branch Library (734) 241-7878
Dundee Branch Library (734) 529-3310
Erie Branch Library (734) 848-4420
Frenchtown-Dixie Branch Library (734) 289-1035
Ida Branch Library (734) 269-2191
L.S. Navarre Branch Library (734) 241-5577
Maybee Branch Library (734) 587-3680
Newport Branch Library (734) 586-2117
Rasey Memorial Branch Library (734) 848-4572
Senior Outreach (734) 241-5770
Bedford Branch Library
8575 Jackman Rd. Temperance, MI 48182 Phone: (734) 847-6747
Fax: (734) 847-6591
Mon - Thu: 10:00 am-7:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
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Blue Bush Branch Library
2210 Blue Bush Road Monroe, MI 48162-9643 Phone: (734) 242-4085
Fax: (734) 242-4085
Mon: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Tue: 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Wed: 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
Thu: 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Fri: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
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Carleton Branch Library
1444 Kent Street Carleton, MI 48117-0267 Phone: (734) 654-2180
Fax: (734) 654-8767
Mon: 12:00 pm-6:00 pm
Tue - Wed: 11:00 am-6:00 pm
Thu: 12:00 pm-6:00 pm
Fri: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am-2:00 pm
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Dorsch Memorial Branch Library
18 East First Street Monroe, MI 48161-2227 Phone: (734) 241-7878
Fax: (734) 241-7879
Mon - Tue: 11:00 am-7:00 pm
Wed: 11:00 am-5:00 pm
Thu: 11:00 am-7:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 11:00 am-4:00 pm
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Dundee Branch Library
144 East Main Street Dundee, MI 48131-1202 Phone: (734) 529-3310
Fax: (734) 529-7415
Mon - Thu: 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Fri: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am-2:00 pm
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Ellis Library & Reference Center
3700 South Custer Rd. Monroe 48161-9716 Phone: (734) 241-5277
Toll Free: (800) 462-2050
Fax: (734) 242-9037
Mon - Thu: 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
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Erie Branch Library
2065 Erie Rd. Erie, MI 48133-9757 Phone: (734) 848-4420
Fax: (734) 317-1420
Mon: 1:00 pm-7:00 pm
Tue: 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Wed: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Thu - Fri: 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
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Frenchtown-Dixie Branch Library
2881 Nadeau Road Monroe, MI 48162-9355 Phone: (734) 289-1035
Fax: (734) 289-3867
Mon - Tue: 12:00 pm-6:00 pm
Wed: 11:00 am-5:00 pm
Thu: 12:00 pm-6:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
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Ida Branch Library
3016 Lewis Ave. Ida, MI 48140-0056 Phone: (734) 269-2191
Fax: (734) 269-3315
Mon - Tue: 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Wed - Fri: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am-1:00 pm
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L.S. Navarre Branch Library
1135 East Second Street Monroe, MI 48161-1920 Phone: (734) 241-5577
Fax: (734) 241-5577
Mon - Thu: 12:00 pm-5:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
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Maybee Branch Library
9060 Raisin St. Maybee, MI 48159-0165 Phone: (734) 587-3680
Fax: (734) 587-3680
Mon: 11:00 am-7:00 pm
Tue: 12:00 pm-5:00 pm
Thu: 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Fri: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am-2:00 pm
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Newport Branch Library
8120 N. Dixie Hwy. Newport, MI 48166-9703 Phone: (734) 586-2117
Fax: (734) 586-1116
Mon - Tue: 12:00 pm-6:00 pm
Wed: 11:00 am-6:00 pm
Thu: 12:00 pm-6:00 pm
Fri: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
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Rasey Memorial Branch Library
4349 Oak, Box 416 Luna Pier, MI 48157-4572 Phone: (734) 848-4572
Fax: (734) 317-1572
Mon: 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Tue - Wed: 2:00 pm-7:00 pm
Thu: 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Fri: 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am-1:00 pm
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Robert A. Vivian Branch Library
2664 Vivian Road Monroe, MI 48162-9212 Phone: (734)241-1430
Fax: (734)241-1430
Mon: 12:00 pm-7:00 pm
Wed: 12:00 pm-7:00 pm
Thu: 9:00 am-2:00 pm
Fri: 11:00 am-5:00 pm
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Senior Outreach
South Rockwood Branch Library
5676 Carleton Rockwood Road S. Rockwood, MI 48179 Phone: (734) 379-3333
Fax: (734) 749-7485
Mon: 11:00 am-5:00 pm
Tue - Thu: 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
Fri: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
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Summerfield-Petersburg Branch Library
60 East Center St. Petersburg, MI 49270 Phone: (734) 279-1025
Fax: (734) 279-2328
Mon - Thu: 12:00 pm-6:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 10:00 am-1:00 pm
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Monroe County Network on Homelessness Emergency Housing (Shelter)

Monroe County:

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 Customers can 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. 

Safe House
Address Confidential
734-242-SAFE (7233)

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
734-242-HELP (4357)
24 Hours

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.

Toledo Shelters:

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

Family House
669 Indiana Ave.
Toledo, OH 43602
Families (married & single parents with children, pregnant women & married couples) only.

Transitional Shelter:

Paula’s House
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.