1726 Howard Street
Detroit, MI 48216
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Monday8:30am - 5pm
Tuesday8:30am - 6:30pm
Wednesday8:30am - 5pm
Thursday8:30am - 6:30pm
Friday8:30am - 5pm
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phone: (313) 832-3300
toll-free: (888) 435-5655
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HELP… It’s what we do!

Health Emergency Lifeline Programs (HELP) is a non-profit community-based organization which empowers members of the community to manage their health needs and live healthy, productive lives. The agency provides a wide range of services to people living with HIV or Hepatitis C in Southeast Michigan and serves the general public with health care navigation and mental health counseling. Programs foster sustainable positive outcomes and stability for over 1,500 clients each year.

Now open: Corktown Health Center, a medical home for the LGBTQ community!

After thirty years of providing services to thousands of persons living with HIV, it was clear that more needed to be done to address the lack of primary care that is focused on the LGBTQ community. In 2017, we opened the Corktown Health Center, a new 24,000-square-foot facility serving the LGBTQ community in Southeastern Michigan.

Visit our website at corktownhealth.org to learn more!


Behavioral Health

HELP’s Behavioral Health program offers a variety of interventions to address mental health concerns, behavioral changes, and other psychosocial needs of our clients. Our services include individual, couple, family, and group therapy sessions; gender-affirming assessment and referrals for our transgender clients, and support for the changing needs of our clients.

Early Intervention Services

EIS provides services for clients who are newly diagnosed with HIV/AIDS, people who are new to the Detroit Eligible Metropolitan Area (EMA) and people who have lost medical care for a period of 6 months or greater. EIS responsibility is to aid in the access to services by providing clients with linkage to medical and supportive care services.

Food & Nutrition

Here at HELP our main goal is to keep clients healthy and that begins with what they eat. HELP Food & Nutrition program provides clients with nutritional assistance services such as food vouchers, nutritional supplements, and medical nutritional therapy with our Registered Dietitian.

Housing & Financial Assistance

HELP provides financial support for utility & housing assistance necessary to stay in medical care and improve the overall quality of life.

Case Management

Whether you are newly diagnosed with HIV or have been receiving care for a long time, a Case Manager will work with you directly to help you arrange the services you need. Our case managers are experts on local services for people living with HIV, including medical care, insurance and financial assistance with medical treatment. 

Tobacco Cessation

No lectures, no pressure, and no fear tactics – this is your quit journey! Our Tobacco Treatment Specialists offer one-on-one support for people who use commercial tobacco products. Personalized tobacco… read more »

PrEP Navigation

Our PrEP Navigation program helps clients who are at risk of contracting HIV with accessing PrEP (Truvada for Pre Exposure Prophylaxis). The PrEP Navigator’s role is to support clients in… read more »