Info on Michigan public and private colleges and financial aid

High school student, Michigan, Education/Training, Financial

Lansing Community College Theresa and Frederick Junger Scholarship

High school student, Michigan, Education/Training, Financial

In foster care at time of high school graduation, taking at least 6 credits and maintaining 2.0 GPA. Apply online. 

Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange

Awaiting adoption, Michigan, Services Information/Assistance

For info on children awaiting adoption in MI. 

Michigan Association for Foster, Adoptive & Kinship Parents

Foster/adoptive parents, Michigan, Parent/Family Support, Services Information/Assistance

Membership available for foster, adoptive, and kinship parents, children's agencies and personnel, and friends by applying online.

Michigan Court Forms

Michigan, Legal

Search and access court forms. 

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

Michigan, Child Care, Children with Special Needs, Food/Nutrition, Health Needs/Medical, Housing/Shelter, Mental Health/Counseling/Support Groups, Services Information/Assistance, Suicide Prevention, Utilities, Substance Abuse, Financial

Check website for everything from adoption info to applying online for financial and medical assistance.

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

Michigan, Food/Nutrition, Health Needs/Medical, Financial

Apply online to determine if you are eligible.

Michigan Elks Association Major Project Commission

Michigan, Health Needs/Medical, Financial

Request for Assistance form available at website. Click on "Programs", then "Major Project", then "Request for Assistance". Completed form to be given to local Elks Lodge Chairman, who will add info, and turn into District Major Project Commissioner.

This assistance helps special needs youth who are unable to obtain funds for medical needs through referrals to other agencies.

Michigan Foster Youth in Transition

Michigan, Child Care, Clothing, Employment, Food/Nutrition, Health Needs/Medical, Housing/Shelter, Mental Health/Counseling/Support Groups, Mentoring, Transportation, Utilities, Education/Training, Financial

If in foster care, contact your foster care worker. If is, or was, supervised by Tribal Court, call 517-373-9219. If no longer in foster care, contact your local DHHS office.

Eligible from 14 to 21 years of age if in foster care at or after 14th birthday OR from 18 to 21 years of age if youth had been in foster care on or after 14 years of age.

Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver

Native American, Michigan, Education/Training, Financial

Application can be obtained online. Questions, call Melissa Kiesewetter at 231-439-5247. 

You must be enrolled at a Michigan public college or university AND be ¼ or more Native American blood quantum as certified by your Tribal Enrollment Department AND be an enrolled member of a U.S. Federally-recognized Tribe as certified by your Tribal Enrollment Department AND be a legal resident of the state of Michigan for no less than 12 consecutive months.

Michigan Legal Help online

Michigan, Legal

Click on various topics from website to handle a myriad of legal matters without an attorney.

Disability Rights Michigan

Michigan, Children with Special Needs, Legal, Education/Training

We protect the rights of people with disabilities. Please call or email from website. 

Michigan Rehabilitation Services

Disabled adults, Michigan, Employment, Education/Training

This service is available to anyone with a disability that creates a barrier to employment. Please call to schedule an appointment. 

Marquette: 800-562-7860 Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw, Ontonagon: 906-482-6045 Chippewa-Mackinac: 906-250-6487 Delta-Schoolcraft: 906-789-7290 Dickinson-Iron: 906-458-1951 Gogebic: 906-235-5440 Menominee: 906-235-1896

Michigan Special Education Mediation Program

Michigan, Education/Training

Call for info or to request a mediation. Contact can also be made online at the website.

These services are for any parent or guardian of a child receiving Special Education or wanting their child to receive Special Education. You can request a free facilitation of a meeting or a free mediation of any disagreement. School personnel may also request these services. Mediators are trained, neutral volunteers who guide the process to resolution

Michigan State University Fostering Academics Mentoring Success

Foster care/homeless history, Foster care youth, Michigan, Mentoring, Education/Training

Email from website for coaching, mentoring, and more for youth who had been in foster care, kinship care, or homeless. 

Michigan Veterans Trust Fund

Veterans & family, Michigan, Financial

Check website or call for current county contact for honorably discharged wartime veteran, their spouses, and dependent children in need of temporary emergency assistance.

Money Geek

United States, Education/Training, Financial

North American Council on Adoptable Children

Foster/adoptive parents, United States, Parent/Family Support, Services Information/Assistance, Education/Training

See website for who to contact on a variety of subjects from Adoption Tax Credit to Annual conference.


Disabled adults, Upper Peninsula, Employment, Housing/Shelter, Legal, Services Information/Assistance, Transportation, Education/Training, Financial

Call for support for adults with a disability. 

1200 Wright St., Suite A, Marquette, MI 49855, 906-228-5744 or 800-379-7245

Sault Sainte Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians

Native American, Upper Peninsula, Child Care, Domestic Violence, Employment, Food/Nutrition, Health Needs/Medical, Housing/Shelter, Legal, Mental Health/Counseling/Support Groups, Recreation, Services Information/Assistance, Sexual Assault, Suicide Prevention, Utilities, Victim Services, Substance Abuse, Education/Training, Financial

Some services limited to tribal members; some services limited to seven county service area - Chippewa, Luce, Mackinac, Alger, Marquette, Schoolcraft, and Delta. It is best to call or visit specific department in your area.