Family Support Services

Empowering Families with Essential Resources and Assistance

The Hispanic Center is committed to strengthening families in our community by providing vital support services. Our dedicated team assists individuals in completing crucial forms, such as those for food stamps, Medicare, and divorce proceedings. Additionally, we connect families with essential community resources, including clothing and food, to meet their basic needs and promote well-being.


Our navigation services are FREE!

If you are an agency that wants to refer someone to our services, please click here!

Navigation Services

*Case Management

If you are interested on applying for this services, you can make an appointment with our navigators and bring the Required Documents

Include Medicare, Medicaid, SNAP, SER, Cash Assistance, WIC, Childcare

If you are interested on applying for this services, you can make an appointment with our navigators and bring the Required Documents

*Complete vital forms (medical, financial, legal, and/or general housing)

*Referrals for shelter, food, clothing, child needs, health and wellness, transportation

*Each Navigator has individual specialties, read their bios to learn a little more on what they do

Alva Favela


Feeling stressed out? Alva works with scheduling clients with our inhouse bilingual therapist. Know someone who may need an appointment? Contact Alva to learn more!

Estafany Garcia


Going through a divorce or have questions about domestic abuse? Estafany can point you to the proper resources and guide you on the process.

Estafany is also available at the Community Food Club only on the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month from 1-5pm. 

Marisol Garcia


Have children under 5? Marisol can let you know all about Ready by Five a program designed to help families access the help they need!

Olga Martinez

Human & Civil Rights Advocate

Need a passport, notarization or a power of attorney? Olga can help you get your documents in order, contact Olga for more information!

Civil and Human Rights


-Create Power of Attorney Letters (Travel, Medical, Financial, Property, Immigration support)


-Referrals to attorneys for legal representation

-Complete Vital Forms:

  • Passport applications
  • Changes to birth record
  • Affidavit of Paternity
  • Quitclaim deeds
  • Social Security application or card replacement

-Mexican Consulate Navigation

  • Bus Trip to Mexican Consulate in Detroit
  • Host Consulado Mobil

Please contact Olga Martinez, Civil & Human Rights Advocate
(616) 742-0198


DHHS Partnership

DHHS will be at the Hispanic Center every Tuesday to help with the following services:
-Health Coverage
-Food Assistance Program (FAP)
-Cash Assistance
-Women, Infants, & Children (WIC)
-Child Development & Care (CDC)
-State Emergency Relief (SER)
Appointments are available and walk-ins are welcome.
Questions? Or to make an appointment please call 616.742.0200.
1204 Cesar E. Chavez SW Ave

Coat Distribution

Join us for our third annual coat distribution. We believe in having a winter coat should not be a privilege, but a basic necessity that everyone should have access to as coats can be expensive, and not everyone can afford to purchase a new coat every year. We want to help families stay warm this winter!

Date: Saturday, November 11th, 2023

Time: 11am-3pm

This event is FREE!


Ready by 5

Are you pregnant or have kids under 5? Our organization in partnership with Ready by Five is helping parents with navigating community resources. We clearly understand that each family has different needs.

Want to learn more about the program, please contact Marisol at 616.742.0200 or 231.680.0505 (TEXT) or by email

Empowering Health: Raising Awareness for a Better Tomorrow

We take immense pride in offering all our services free of charge to ensure that our community has access to healthcare resources and support. It is our commitment to breaking down barriers and making essential services accessible to all, regardless of their financial circumstances. We understand the importance of effective communication, which is why our dedicated staff is bilingual.

Partnership with United Healthcare

The Hispanic Center and United Healthcare are partnering to help the community apply for Medicaid, Medicare, and disability. There will be a United Healthcare representative visiting the Hispanic Center monthly to help those in need apply.

Want to learn more about the program, please contact us at 616.742.0200.