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Organizations (Business, Energy, Misc.) « Michigan Matters

Business and Employment (Michigan)

  • Capital Area Michigan Works
    Your workforce connection.
  • InForum
    A professional women's alliance that seeks to strengthen Michigan’s business environment by creating opportunities for women to lead and succeed.
  • Michigan Business One Stop
    This website is an excellent resource center for starting a business, writing a business plan, being self-employed, and financing a business.

Energy Assistance (Michigan)

  • Energy Assistance Programs (
    Low Energy Home Energy Assistance Program (IHEAP) is federal money given to each state to assist low-income familes with energy costs.
  • Energy Payment Assistance Programs (DTE energy)
    DTE Energy, along with government and private agencies, offers programs that help keep you warm in the winter.
  • The Heat and Warmth Fund
    A non-profit agency that provides low-income families with emergency energy assistance and advocates for long-term solutions to energy issues.

Miscellaneous Organizations & Services (Michigan)

  • Application to Correct a Michigan Death Record
    You can contact the Michigan vital records office at 517-335-8660, or click above for form to use.
  • Common Ground
    A social service agency with six locations in Oakland County that provides a lifeline for individuals and families in crisis, victims of crime, persons with mental illness, people trying to cope with critical situations and runaway and homeless youths. 
  • Community House (Birmingham, MI)
    People come to The House for public forums and to participate in civic and service organizations. It sponsors clubs for senior men, women, newcomers, and a task force promoting racial and ethnic diversity.
  • Eastern Michigan Better Business Bureau
    Business reviews, reports, ratings, complaints and accredited businesses.
  • Gleaners Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan
    Nourishing communities by feeding hungry people.
  • Haven of Oakland
    A nationally recognized nonprofit leader that provides comprehensive solutions and innovative programs to promote violence-free homes and communities.
  • JVS – Detroit
    An award-winning metropolitan Detroit nonprofit organization that serves people from all walks of life by providing counseling, training and support services in accordance with Jewish values of equal opportunity, compassion, responsibility and the steadfast belief that the best way to help people is to make it possible for them to help themselves.
  • Latino Family Services
    A Detroit community agency providing family, youth, seniors, AIDS, and developmentally disabled persons services.
    Ms. Teresa Ladrio
    3815 W. Fort Street
    Detroit, MI 48216
  • Legal Hotline for Michigan Seniors
    Also answers questions relating to various taxes at no charge for Michigan residents age 60 and over.
  • Lincoln Behavioral Services
    A health organization offering mental health and substance abuse recovery services in Wayne County.
  • Lutheran Social Services of Michigan
    Provides services to seniors, persons with disabilities, refugee services and more to strengthen community, inspire hope and transform lives.
  • Michigan DHS Policy Manual Search
    It basically works like Google—just type what you’re looking for and it’ll search every PEM and PAM section and return the results. It sure beats looking through them one at a time!
  • Michigan Department of Human Services
    Click here for brochure with info on available services and assistance.
  • Michigan Poverty Law Program – Issue Alert (re: all programs administered by the Department of Human Services)
    The Department of Human Services (DHS) has issued a comprehensive policy on reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to benefits and services for persons with disabilities. Link to DHS Administrative Handbook.
  • Michigan Process Servers
    Locate a Michigan process server through the Michigan Court Officers, Deputy Seriffs and Process Servers Assn. (MCODSA)
  • Michigan Unclaimed Property Rules
    In Michigan, all things relating to unclaimed property are handled by the Unclaimed Property Division of the Michigan Department of Treasury. See article for more detailed info.
  • Oakland County Veteran's Services Division
    Helps veterans and their families obtain and maintain all veterans related benefits from federal, state, and local government agencies.
  • Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency
    Enables the low-income, elderly and disabled living in Oakland and Livingston Counties to become more self-sufficient.
  • State of Michigan Contact Directory Online (phone numbers & email of state employees)
  • Utilization of Mt. Pleasant Center (Memo from Michigan Dept. of Community Health – Nov. 1 2007)
    Re: usage of center by CMHSPs and PIHPs