We know these are challenging times for everyone. Whether your struggle comes in the form of financial difficulty, job loss, mental health challenges, substance abuse, food insecurity, spiritual battles, parenting challenges, marital stress, grief from the death of loved ones, illness, loneliness, domestic abuse, or so many other possibilities, know that your Guardian Angels family is here to walk with you through it all. God has not abandoned you.
Here are some practical resources for you as we navigate this time together.
Food Assistance: If you or someone you know is in need of food during this time, please contact the parish office at 248-588-1222. Keep an eye on our Facebook page and homepage for possible drive through food pick up times in May.
Mental Health Resources & Counseling: Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan is offering telemed counseling services for those in need. Many practitioners offer sliding scale fees to help make care affordable. Catholic Charities provides a range of services from behavioral health to senior outreach and beyond, as well as governmental Covid-19 resources. (248) 548-4044 ext. 3116
Substance Abuse: Alcoholics Anonymous is continuing to serve individuals with substance abuse. Call the hotline at 800-241-4949 or visit their local website for meeting information.
Domestic Violence: If you find yourself in danger at home, HAVEN provides shelter, counseling, court advocacy, and support of individuals living in unsafe environments. Visit their website to chat with someone or call the emergency hotline at (248) 334-1274.
Financial Assistance: If you have a specific short-term need, such as rent or utility assistance, please call the parish office at 248-588-1222 and leave a message. We will work with our St. Vincent dePaul Society and the generous support of our parish community to help you as best we can.
In addition, Bridge MI has updated Coronavirus information and resources, unemployment information and application, bill assistance, housing and mortgage relief, and mental health assistance. Assistance with food and diapers and free internet for low-income individuals. Visit their website for more services and the Bridge application.
Prayer/Spiritual Support: We are working through our parish community database to call each household to check in and pray together. If you would like a phone call and haven’t received one, please call the parish office and leave a message. There are also other resources available through our website and Facebook page to connect you to the wide range of opportunities available during this time.
If you are in need of specific prayer, please consider submitting a prayer request. You can also sign up to be on our Virtual Intercessory Prayer team!
In addition to these resources, the Archdiocese of Detroit has put together an online resource to help connect you to the assistance you need. Visit http://calmingthestorm.org to submit a request for assistance, or aod.org/sos for a list of resources throughout the region.