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Remote course support from Mardigian Librarians

In case of prolonged campus/library closure, here are ways that librarians can support faculty for your courses.

Unemployment Assistance

Access to Food

Dearborn Public Schools will offer free pickup breakfast and lunch for students who attend Fordson, Dearborn and Edsel Ford high schools, McCollough/Unis, Salina Intermediate and Woodworth. 10 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Food pickup locations:

  • Help’s on the Way,  5358 South Beech Daly Rd., Pantry hours:  6 p.m. until all clients are served. (Documentation required: Must show government-issued photo identification. Passports with supporting documents may be accepted.)
  • Firstworks Freestore, Inside of First Assembly of God Dearborn Heights, 5650 S. Telegraph Rd. Hours: second and fourth Fridays of each month from 12 to 2 p.m.

Detroit Public Schools Community District will distribute “grab and go” breakfast and lunch meals at 17 school locations. Breakfast, Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; lunch from 10:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. Click here for the list of schools. 

Access to Emergency Housing and Storage

United Community Housing Coalition is helping answer questions regarding a landlord-tenant or other eviction matter in Detroit. If you need assistance call (313) 355-3352 or email UCHC at

Access to the free or low-cost broadband internet

Access to Mental Health Resources

  • National Suicide Prevention Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741 or National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK.
  • Disaster Distress Helpline – 1-800-985-5990 — This 24/7/365 service from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration provides crisis counseling for people going through both natural and human-caused disasters. It’s free, multi-lingual and confidential. You can also text TalkWithUs to 66746.


  • For students, UM-Dearborn Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS): (313) 593-5430
  • For faculty and staff, Faculty and Staff Counseling and Consultation Office (FASCCO): (734) 936-8660

Access to Emergency Childcare (for "Essential Workers")

Access to water


We the Peoplea community coalition group, will distribute water in the Detroit area. Click the map for water drop-off locations.

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