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2013 Energy Assistance Program

(734) 362-7059

If you are interested in applying for the 2013 Energy Assistance Program, please call the number above to leave your name, energy bill account number, phone number, and your city of residence.

Eligibility Requirements:
  1. Picture ID
  2. Social Security cards for everyone in the home
  3. Most recent gas bill with the payment coupon still attached OR a shut-off letter w/name, address, and account number
  4. Proof of total household income for last 12 months
    • ex. W-2s, paystubs, letters from Social Security, DHS Budget Breakdown, etc
  5. Bridge Card, Proof of SER assistance, and Proof of Medicaid (if applicable)
Income Guidelines

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Add for each additional member:



Use the highest income for your family size.

Energy Assistance Flyer


Do you love animals?

Brownsown Animal Shelter Available cats for adoption
Check out these Five Fabulous Felines up for adoption at the Brownstown Animal Shelter.

The animals at the Brownstown Animal Shelter can use your help with:

  • grooming
  • dog walking
  • cat cuddling
  • events
  • cage/run cleaning
  • gardening
  • dog park maintenance
  • fundraising
  • adoptions
  • photo sessions
  • recruiting volunteers
  • marketing
  • flyer distribution
  • graphic design

Even if you only have an hour a week, there's something you can do!

Contact Mary at for more info.


Valuable program for Nursing Home Residents

Please help The Information Center spread the word about a valuable program funded by the Michigan Department of Community Health.

The Nursing Facility Transition program is designed to assist persons in a nursing home explore options of returning to the community. Individuals may transition either to a private residence, an assisted living facility, or a licensed adult foster care home, depending on the specific needs of the individual. A nurse and social worker will arrange a meeting in the nursing facility to discuss available options.

What Are The Eligibility Requirements?

  • Current Medicaid Recipient or eligible for Medicaid and residing in a nursing facility

What Services Are Available?

Transition services are available to address specific individualized needs using a person centered planning approach. According to MDCH guidelines, services/resources may include the following, dependent on needs:

  • Security Deposit
  • Furniture/Household goods purchases (Excludes TV’s and electronics such as DVD players)
  • Groceries
  • Utility deposits/hook-up fees (Excludes Cable)
  • Housing assistance
  • Home modifications
  • Moving expenses
  • Cleaning
  • Additional services may be available to facilitate a successful transition

The Information Center is also a MI Choice (Waiver program) agent. If the individual meets the current guidelines for that program, additional services may be available to assist after the transition is complete on an ongoing basis. If the individual does not meet the MI Choice (Waiver) guidelines, efforts will be made to identify community resources as needed to address individual needs.

How Do I Make A Referral?

Anyone can make a referral to this program. For more information or to make a referral, call 734.282-7171