General Assistance

The links listed below are provided for your reference. Please contact the organizations directly for more information.

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Local School Districts

If you have children under the age of 18 living in your home, check with your local school district for free meal programs.


The YMCA of Southeastern Michigan is also providing meals to families with children. Check schedules here.

Farmington CARES

Find more details here. Let the organization know that you’re an MSP student when you call to schedule an appointment.

Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is available to provide assistance including food, emergency relief, and housing services. Find contact information for MDHHS offices by county here.

To support our students in accessing and utilizing therapy during this crisis, MSP has arranged for group therapy services to be provided by alum Don McMillan, PsyD at no cost to our students. 

This therapy is completely confidential and independent from MSP. These services are available beginning April 13 until mid-July (3-months). If you are interested, please contact Dr. McMillan directly via email [email protected] or phone (248.229.2631). 

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Chávez-Korell ([email protected]).

Small businesses that could benefit from SBA loans are encouraged to start collecting the information they’ll need. For additional information, contact the Michigan SBA offices in Detroit or Grand Rapids.

Michigan Economic Development Corporation

The Michigan Small Business Development Center can also provide resources for small businesses impacted by COVID-19.

The IRS has put together a page with information about tax credits and relief for businesses and individuals

The IRS is also warning individuals to be aware of Coronavirus-related scams related to stimulus money.  Find more information here.

The Governor of Michigan has extended unemployment benefits from 20 weeks to 26 weeks, find out more.

Claiming Unemployment Fact Sheet (March 2020)

Claiming Underemployment Fact Sheet

Unemployment benefits for self-employed, independent contractors, and part-time workers

Mack, J. (2020, March 24). How to apply for Michigan unemployment benefits during the coronavirus crisis. MLive. Retrieved from

Mid-Michigan NOW Newsroom. (2020, March 22). Michigan governor expands unemployment benefits. Retrieved from

Legal information about filing for unemployment during the crisis from Michigan Legal Help. See information about free legal aid hotline at the bottom of the page.


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