Help at St. Francis Parish - Emergency Assistance

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Are You Seeking Support?    Emergency Assistance?

St. Francis offers: Help at Home!

St. Francis Parishioners Can Find Help  Here at Home!  We at St. Francis, during these troubled times help each other through the following resources:  * Career Search * Emotional & Health Assistance *  Fiscal Assistance * Spiritual Assistance * Family Issues Help *    If you are not sure where to turn for help, please contact Scott Wright at SWright [at] StFrancisA2 [dot] org or 734-821-2121. 

Spiritual Assistance
Stephen Ministry
We all like to talk after significant life changing events, especially when we can find someone who will listen. The St. Francis' Stephen Ministers are well trained lay ministers who are ready to come alongside you to listen one hour each week for as long "after" as you need. Contact Scott Wright at SWright [at] StFrancisA2 [dot] org or 734-821-2121.
 
Spiritual Direction 
Call Janene Ternes at 821-2122 for more information or to arrange an exploratory, confidential visit with one of our experienced Spiritual Directors.
 
Homebound Ministry 
Although, the typical homebound members are St. Francis senior parishioners, our homebound visits also include those with physical challenges, ill or persons in rehabilitation.  To request a visit by a homebound minister, contact the Parish Office 734-769-2550.
 
Emotional & Health Assistance
Health Care Ministry
Learn ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle, promote health, & prevent disease.   Please direct any health questions to  nurse [at] stfrancisa2 [dot] org or leave a message at our Parish Health Ministry voicemail (734) 821-2115. Danaica Watson, Parish Nurse.  
 
 Parish Counseling Assistance Program (CAP)
Seeking a professional's help in addressing an issue you are facing?  Licensed professional therapists from our parish are available to meet with you privately and confidentially at the Parish Offices.  Call the Parish Office at 734-769-2550.
 
Family Issues
"A Stronger and Happier Marriage" - Retrouvaille
Do you want help for your troubled marriage?    Do you desire a better relationship with your spouse?  Then make your New Year's resolution to heal your marriage from a painful past.  Offer your spouse the gift of attending the Retrouvaille program.  Retrouvaille is a Christian peer ministry designed to help heal troubled marriages.    In metro-Detroit 800-470-2230, or visit:  www.retrouvaille.info     In the Lansing Diocese call 517-290-5596 or visit stfrancis.ws (click on Retrouvaille).  
 
Divorced and Separated Companions    
Are you in the midst of a divorce or separation?   You are not alone - Your St. Francis community cares.  Men and women who have been through divorce and/or separation themselves are available to listen and walk with you on this journey.  For more information contact Janene Ternes at 821-2122 or email her at jlternes [at] stfrancisa2 [dot] org.  
 
Career Search
Job Seekers - Career Network
For on-going employment support/ideas & networking whether you are employed, unemployed, thinking about career transition, contact Scott Wright (821-2121) SWright [at] StFrancisA2 [dot] org  Visit St. Francis Parish web “Sign-Up Forms” & Develop your  PERSONAL POWER of PURPOSE (P3) this is a great time to network and meet new people.

Fiscal Assistance
Food, Meals & Groceries & Gifts  - Call 734-821-2121 or email:  Justice [at] StFrancisA2 [dot] org  .   
 
St. Francis' groceries are distributed through pantries at:  
Northside Community Center, 815 Taylor St., Ann Arbor (near Pontiac Trail) at 734-662-4462
Hope Center, 518 Harriet St. Ypsilanti 734-484-2989
St. Francis' serves a free meal at the Delonis Center, 312 W. Huron, Ann Arbor 734-662-2829. Eat Monday - Friday, Lunch 12:00 - 1:00 pm and Dinner 5:30 - 6:30 pm. 
 
Housing Services for low-income, elderly persons.
-- Christmas in ACTION call 821-2121.
-- Neighborhood Senior Services  (NSS) call 712-7775.
-- Housing Bureau for Seniors call 998-9339 (foreclosure/eviction assistance & homeshare).
 
Transportation
--- Our St. Francis Car Donation Transfers are done in partnership with the Friends in Deed office (FID).    To Donate a Vehicle call 485-7658.   Learn about applying for a Vehicle call 484-4357.
 
---  St. Francis Volunteers help give neighbors rides to church & medical appointments.  Call 734-821-2121 or email:  justice [at] StFrancisA2 [dot] org  .   
 
Financial Management 
 
Financial Assistance 
---The St. Francis Parish - St. Vincent de Paul Fund is an Emergency Assistance Fund used to help persons that are struggling financially. We partner with “Friends-in-Deed”, our congregational network, to assist persons found to be "in need" of Emergency Financial Assistance. We help with a variety of expenses like: housing, transportation, and car repair. We also help people find other community resources listed on our Essential Human Services Emergency Service List.    Contact Friends-in-Deed at 734-484-HELP or Scott Wright at swright [at] stfrancisa2 [dot] org or 821-2121.       Here is the INTERVIEW and some Criteria for Determining When Emergency Financial Aid is Granted.   When you contribute to the St. Vincent de Paul Fund you are reaching out to help others. Thank you for your contribution to our Parish St. Vincent de Paul Fund. Checks may be made payable to: St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 2150 Frieze Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48104, Att: St. Vincent de Paul.

Resources
The INTERVIEW and some Criteria for Determining When Emergency Financial Aid is Granted.

SOS Community Services & Housing Resources & List

Money Management

Tax Assistance

Essential Human Services Emergency Service List