Basic Needs Services

People's Community Services provides family resources that help meet the basic needs of those living in Hamtramck. In order to determine the success of these clients, a data tracking system is utilized that measures the types and quantity of services a client received and how successful a client is in achieving economic stability, educational goals, parenting skills, and a plan for the future. Families are serviced at the Hamtramck Neighborhood Center.

Clients receiving basic needs services have the opportunity to develop a self-sufficiency plan. People's Community Staff works with clients in devising a plan by developing goals to achieve. These short- and long-term goals give clients strategy and structure to reaching their self-sufficiency.

Through the basic needs services, People's Community Services helps clients with transportation, weatherization, utilities, medical needs, clothing, employment, shelter and food assistance.


Reentry Services
Citizens returning from incarceration are helped with job preparation, including resume writing and interviewing skills. They are also provided with basic needs so they can successfully reintegrate with their families and their community.



Major Program Benefits

Increase in employment and self-sufficiency

Decrease in community members who go hungry


Increase in community members who have shelter

Community members gain resources needed to succeed in life