Community Assistance Programs
For Seniors, visit our Senior Programs page.
Wayne Metro Water Residential Assistance Program (WRAP)
The Water Residential Assistance Program (WRAP) is a two-year program that provides funding to eligible, low-income households to assist with water bills, water conservation, and self-sufficiency initiatives.
- Direct bill payment assistance
- Arrearage assistance
- Conservation assistance,
home water audit and minor plumbing repairs
- Supportive wrap-around services through case management, resources,
Brownstown is a community participant in this program. Visit Wayne Metro's website to apply.
Michigan 211 provides referrals for: Food pantries, long-term care options, disability resources, rent/utility assistance, H1N1, housing, volunteer opportunities and more. Michigan 211 puts you in touch with organizations providing health and human services throughout Michigan. Call 211, the call is FREE, and open to all residents.
Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency Programs & Services
Wayne Metro is a non-profit organization serving approximately 35,000 low-and moderate-income residents throughout Wayne County. They provide over 60 programs in the areas of Quality Housing, Family Stability, and Economic Opportunities. Services include financial capability education, homeownership workshops, housing counseling, financial counseling, utility assistance, Head Start, GED preparation, free tax preparation, foreclosure prevention, and homeless services.
Wayne Metro Michigan Energy Assistance Program
Wayne Metro Homeowner Assistance Fund (past due mortgage and/or property tax, land contract, mobile home payments)
The Information Center
Dedicated to helping Downriver citizens access the help they need by working with a database of human service organizations of all local resources in an effort to match you with resources for your individual needs.
Weatherization Energy Assistance Grants
Downriver Community Conference’s Weatherization Program is a free energy program provided by the Department of Energy (DOE), and the State of Michigan, (DHS), servicing 20 Downriver communities. In order to qualify for this program, you must meet certain income eligibility requirements.
2024 Weatherization Program Flyer
Fish & Loaves Community Food Pantry
Fish & Loaves is a client-choice food pantry located in a 8,000 square-foot facility. The pantry currently serves residents of seven adjacent communities--Allen Park, Brownstown Township, Dearborn Heights, Romulus, Southgate, Taylor, and Woodhaven.
Gleaners provides food to more than 660 partner soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, and other agencies across the region, and supplements efforts of those partners by offering direct service drive-up grocery and food box distributions.
Job Search Assistance/Resources
Workforce Development / Michigan Works!
Provides job seekers with information, tools and resources to file for unemployment benefits, register and post resume on the Pure Michigan Talent Connect, improve job-seeking skills and conducting of job search. In addition, Michigan Rehabilitation Services and Veterans Services have representatives available to meet (by appointment) with individuals eligible for their services.
The center is open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. Stop in or call 734-362-3466.
Pure Michigan Talent Connect
A resource to post your resume and search for jobs allowing you to reach hundreds of employers quickly, and matching jobs to your unique skills and abilities automatically.
Workforce Development / Michigan Works! (For Employers)
Assists hundreds of employers throughout southeast Michigan. Michigan Works Centers are designed to be a quick, easy-to-use option for matching job seeker skills and experience with employer needs to produce satisfied customers on both ends of the spectrum.
Division On Addictions
Division On Addictions is an organization that helps vulnerable Michigan residents who are addicted to drugs or alcohol locate proper treatment options. Alcoholism and drug addiction are terrible crises affecting all ages in our communities – from teenagers to senior citizens.