Personal & Educational Success Resources

Students at OCC may experience life challenges that impact their ability to succeed in the classroom. Whether it be financial struggles, family and job responsibilities, health needs, or other factors, life challenges can sometimes get in the way of achieving your academic and professional goals. Below are some resources to consider, to find support that allows you to focus more on academic achievement.

Comprehensive Support

Nearly all students can benefit from lower-cost textbooks and technology:

Databases

  • Oakland County - OLHSA website (Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency) 800.482.9250, Offers a wide range of services for immediate and long-term needs
  • Michigan Works! Resource Locator - A free publication “Family Resources, Supports and Aid Available in Oakland County.”
  • United Way 2-1-1 - Call 211, click for Live Chat, email, or search the database.

Community Partners

  • Community Partner Locator - MI-Bridges - Need to enter full address to search.
  • The Pink Fund - Provides financial support to help meet basic needs for breast cancer patients.
  • Where to Turn Guide  provides information, referral and senior services to residents of Southeast Michigan to connect people with human service resources that fit their individual needs.

AH Campus

HL Campus

OR Campus

RO Campus

SF Campus

Community Agencies

Hotlines & Helplines

  • Oakland County Mental Health:  1 (800) 341-2003
  • Suicide Prevention:  1 (800) 273-TALK (8255) – National Suicide Prevention Hotline
  • Domestic Violence: HAVEN (248) 334-1274   /   1 (800) 799-SAFE (7233) – National Domestic Violence
  • Human Trafficking:  1 (888) 373-7888
  • Mental Health: 1 (800) 950-NAMI (6264) – National Alliance on Mental Illness 
  • Addiction: 1 (866) 210-1303 – Michigan Addiction Hotline
  • Veterans Hotline: 1 (800) 273-TALK (8255) – Press 1 after dialing
  • LGBTQ Friendly Hotlines: 1 (866) 488-7386 – Trevorline  or Text START to 678678
  • COVID, human-caused or natural disasters: 1 (800) 985-5990 – Disaster Distress Helpline
  • Eating Disorders: 1 (800) 931-2237 (not 24 hrs) 

CONTACT INFORMATION & SERVICE HOURS

Southfield Campus
Ask a Counselor @ Southfield

2nd Floor of A Building
Phone:  248.233.2750
Fax:  248.233.2740

Service Hours:

Mon,Thur & Friday | 8:30 am - 5:00 pm (Onsite & Virtual Services)
Tue & Wed: 8:30 am - 7 pm (Onsite & Virtual Services)
Sat (see dates below): 8:30 am - 12:30pm (Virtual Services Only)

• August 13, 20, 27 (Orchard Ridge & Royal Oak Only)
• September 3 (Orchard Ridge & Royal Oak Only)
• October 22, 29 (Orchard Ridge & Royal Oak Only)
• November 5, 12, 19 (Orchard Ridge & Royal Oak Only)
• December 3, 10, 17 (Orchard Ridge & Royal Oak Only)