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Disaster Recovery Resources for Michigan Families


August 30, 2023 -

This document is available for families to review and use these resources to help during difficult financial times.

Michigan State University Extension Resources

Disaster Resources

National Relief Agencies

Michigan Relief Agencies

Crisis Resources

Agriculture Resources

Benefits Screening, Referral Services and Assistance

Consumer Education and Protection

  • Federal Trade Commission: Provides consumer protection information (1-877-382-4357)
  • Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services: Insurance help line (877-999-6442)
  • Michigan Attorney General: Resources on consumer protection, housing, health care, senior legal rights, cars, personal finance, identity theft, charities search, fraud, etc. (1-517-335-7622 or email
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: Financial tools about various consumer loans, financial products, money management, buying a house, planning for college and retirement, and more.
  • Insurance Information Institute: Aims to improve public understanding of insurance, what it does, and how it works.
  • Direct Marketing Association (DMA): Submit requests to stop unwanted marketing messages through direct mail, telemarketing and emails:
    • To stop direct mail marketing: Send a letter to Direct Marketing Association, Mail Preference Service, PO Box 643, Carmel, NY 10512
    • To stop telemarketing: Send a letter to Direct Marketing Association, Telephone Preference Service, PO Box 1559, Carmel, NY 10512
    • To stop email marketing: Visit
  • Do Not Call: Place your phone numbers on the Federal Trade Commission’s national registry to stop unwanted telemarketing calls (1-888-382-1222)
  • Opt-Out of Credit: “Opt-out” of pre-approved credit offers (1-888-567-8688)
  • Phone Discounts for Low-Income Users: Sign up for services such as Lifeline, Telephone Assistance Plan (TAP), and Link-Up; contact your local phone company for information.

Employment and Unemployment Resources

Financial Management

Credit Counseling

Debt Management

Bankruptcy Resources

Gambling Resources

Other Debt Resources

Investment Resources

Food and Nutrition Resources

Health Care, Medical and Dental Resources

Housing Resources

Heating Assistance

Foreclosure Prevention Resources

Home Repairs

Rental Assistance

Immigration and Human Rights Issues

Legal Resources

Military Service Member Resources

Parenting and Family Education Resources

Tax Assistance


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