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Water Related Services

GHS has several services to assist with those who have been impacted by the Flint Water Crisis.

Family Supports Coordination assists with coordinating services for those affected by the Water Crisis. We can help you and your family connect to the services you need such as medical care, lead testing and risk assessments, educational programs, mental health care, benefit enrollment, nutrition and food support, transportation assistance, housing assistance, childcare, personal and family resistance coaching, and more.     

Interested in our Mobile Unit's schedule and where you can find it in the community? The schedule is listed to the right via our Facebook page under the events tab. You can also follow our Facebook page for regular updates.

Our Lead Safe Home Program assists qualified residents with free home repairs and outside property areas that are found to be at risk for lead exposure. Residents must be eligible for Medicaid, have a child up to the age of 19 and/or a pregnant female living in the home.

To find out more information or to see if you qualify, call our Outreach Team at (810) 257-3777.


GHS has also begun our Neurodevelopmental Center of Excellence (NCE). In light of the Flint water crisis, neuropsychological assessment services are now available to assist caregivers, educators and medical/psychiatric providers in supporting children who may have suffered damage as a result of exposure to lead. To find out more, click here.


Contact Us

If you have a mental health emergency, call our Crisis Line 24/7 at 810-257-3740.

To see a video about the HELP Centers, click here. For a list of all HELP Centers and their hours, click here.   

For any other question, contact GHS' Customer Services Department at 810-257-3705

More resources are listed below.


Lead Free Homes Program

GHS is working with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) to provide assistance in applying for the Lead Free Homes Program.


This program helps families in various cities in Michigan and specifically in Flint live in a healthier home by removing lead sources that may exist in and around the home. Residents of Flint do not pay for any of the work and families may receive $10,000 - $20,000 of FREE work on their home.


In order to qualify, the home must be located in the City of Flint, the owner of the home, apartment complex, condominium, etc. must be the one to sign and agree to the application. As long as there is a child under the age of 19 and/or pregnant female residing in the residence who is Medicaid eligible the family will qualify. There may be other means by which the family could qualify for the home repair, so when in doubt the family should fill out an application. These qualifications are specific to the City of Flint residents and not necessarily for other cities in Michigan.


We also receive a list of Flint City residents from MDHHS that already qualify for the program but have not signed up and may not know they qualify. We call, make home visits, and send out letters to those individuals to help them sign up. GHS completes this initial contact and sign up, once the application reaches MDHHS their staff take over.


Flint Residence can always call us for further information or to check and see where they are on the list of scheduled home inspections. For further questions or to schedule an appointment with one of our staff call: (810) 257-3777.


Self-Paced Online Help

GHS has two online resources that can help with overcoming the trauma, stress and anxiety created by events such as the water crisis. was created by a psychological trauma expert, Dr. Charles Benight, and is part of the services offered by Genesee Health System. The site is produced by BlueSun, Inc., a behavioral health software company that has deployed this resource as part of community responses for similar incidents around the country. The site is completely confidential and free to use for interested area residents. is a is also free and confidential. Anxious or depressive thoughts can weigh us down. Some of us may struggle with drugs or alcohol. Seeking help and focusing on your mental health is important. MyStrength offers personalized resources to improve your mood. Learning to use myStrength's tools can help overcome the challenges of drug and alcohol abuse. To get an access code and instructions on how to sign up, click here.

GHS worked with several community partners to create a helpful video called "Prescription for Health." The video shares a lot of great information and resources. See the video by clicking here.



Other Resources

For information about how nutrition can help and what you can do, click here or here.


For helpful sheets on coping with depression and stress, click on the topics below:


For a website put together by the United Way of Genesee County and many community partners, go to


For locations of water pick-ups, filters and replacement filters, helpful information about lead, testing, nutrition and other things you can do along with current updates visit:


For information in multiple languages and ASL visit:,6092,7-345-76292_76364_76368---,00.html


For helpful information on lead and your health, dealing with stress, and the safe use of water, click here.


For a flyer with quick information, click here. For a list of community resources, click here.


Want to donate? Click here. If you want to volunteer or offer other help, click here.