Resources if you are in NEED of help
Mayor Fournier Launches Royal Oak Neighbor to Neighbor
- An effort to have residents help their neighbors deal with the isolation and challenges they may face due to COVID-19. For more information call Carol Schwanger at 248-246-3203 or email at Carols@romi.gov
Local Royal Oak Questions or Concerns?
- Call City Hall - (248) 246-3201 and leave a message. Someone will call you back as soon as possible.
Resources for Seniors from Oakland County
Mental Health Support
- The OCHN Crisis Helpline: (800) 231-1127 (24 hours a day, seven days a week) Local Mental Health Services Helpline: 248-464-6363
- OCHN Offers COVID-19 Mental Health Tips
- GoGoGrandparent connects seniors to ride sharing services like Lyft that can help with transportation to medical appointments and other errands.
Grocery/Medication Delivery for Seniors
- In light of COVID, Umbrella is offering free, contactless grocery delivery and medication pick up for seniors in the metro Detroit area. There are volunteers in the area ready to shop for and deliver groceries to seniors who may not be able to leave their homes right now. People can place orders by calling 844-402-2480 or online at www.askumbrella.com/request-delivery. There is no additional charge for delivery - the only thing seniors have to pay for are the groceries. (They can accept debit/credit card as payment methods)
Area Agency on Aging 1-B
- The Area Agency on Aging 1-B ( AAA 1-B ) is committed to the health and well-being of seniors, adults with disabilities, family caregivers and our staff. With the increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases in our region and the declaration of a national emergency, AAA 1-B has created a page to keep you up-to-date on its operations and provide helpful resources and information. If you have concerns or questions, please feel free to reach out to our Information and Assistance Telephone Line at 800-852-7795.
Open Hands Food Pantry
- From Forgotten Harvest: We encourage people to click on Forgotten Harvest (FH) “Response to COVID-19 at https://www.forgottenharvest.org/COVID19/. Scroll down to reach a section titled “If You Need Food” (green text), which lists this week’s large mobile pantries’ locations and times of service. Click on the specific dates; details for the sites of our large mobile pantries will drop-down. The pantries in orange text are the new mobile pantries that FH has added in response to covid; at these sites, FH is providing food service directly to people facing need. The green text sites are our continuing partner agency mobile pantry sites.
For the mobile pantry distributions: We have learned that people arrive in line quite early. (Our semi-trucks arrive about 1 hr before distribution is scheduled to start.) All distribution is done directly into back of autos; grocery boxes will be placed into trunk or hatch, so people should plan in advance to have adequate space. This assures 6’ social distance and minimum contact between pantry guests and our team. In addition, FH distributes pre-packed packages of 5 lunches for each child in households. We distribute food until it runs out.
We urge people to recheck this section daily before visiting a site for the most current information; we update this site as soon as there are any changes in time or location. These sites are experiencing very long lines but are designed to move efficiently.
To find all of Forgotten Harvest’s traditional partner agencies that are currently providing ongoing service, Forgotten Harvest encourages people to visit its website: www.forgottenharvest.org; click on the “Partners & Agencies” tab at the top of the home page; then scroll down to the “Find Our Agency Partners” section. This website is updated every day. As always and particularly now, Forgotten Harvest encourages people to check this website before going to a site, because pantries are making last minute changes in their regular services during this time. Some sites are returning to service as suspending their food distributions at the start of the pandemic.
Royal Oak Public Library Resources
- Includes library and reading links but also prevention strategies, mental health resources, and low-cost internet services. https://ropl.org/1452/COVID-19-Updates
Resources for Royal Oak Businesses Impacted by COVID-19
Michigan COVID-19 Community Response
- Click “Find Help” for resources and mutual aid across the state https://micovidcommunity.com/
Metro Detroit COVID-19 Mutual Aid Facebook Group
- Resources and requests for resources only. https://www.facebook.com/groups/2554127328195074/
Royal Oak Area Exchange Facebook Group
- If you live in or near Royal Oak, Michigan and have a need, be it water, formula, diapers, toilet paper, soap or anything else for your family, please post it here and hopefully someone will help you out. If you can help, please comment on the post and then direct message the original poster. We’re all in this together! Let’s help each other out!
Oakland County Sheriff Rides for Recovery Program
- People 18 or older with addiction issues call 248-858-4911 to obtain a ride to Oakland County Community Health Crisis Center.
MDHHS Mental Health Hotline
- The MDHHS has launched a statewide hotline for Michiganders whose mental health has been impacted by COVID-19. The hotline operates seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Residents can reach the hotline at 888-733-7753.
Report Price Gauging
- Residents are urged to report any price gouging or other violations of the Consumer Protection Act online by clicking here or by calling (877) 765-8388.