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The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan is proud to serve the people of Michigan, especially those who have been affected by kidney disease. During these extraordinary times, we know that caring for the whole person is especially important. Click LEARN MORE in the boxes below to find information on resources offered throughout the state.

FINDING YOUR WAY resource guide

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FINDING YOUR WAY: A Roadmap To Social Systems And Resources In Wayne County The NKFM, with support from the United Way of Southeastern Michigan, has developed three in-depth guides to navigating resources and systems within Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties. This guide will assist both clients and professionals in navigating the many resources available.

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Tips for Navigating Resources

  • Connect with a trusted source for information and guidance.male typing on laptop
  • Use the internet to research resources and explore options.
  • Determine if a federal, state, or county resource that addresses your need is available.
  • Understand that certain intake and application processes may be required to receive assistance.
  • Contact the company or vendor directly to determine if payment plans or internal supports are offered.
  • Resources and services may require that you meet specific criteria in order to receive their assistance.
  • Resources may be limited at this time so be open to flexible problem solving and developing alternate plans.

Please be patient as agencies try to meet your needs during this unprecedented time.

Health & Wellness

The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan, along with several partner organizations, offer a number of health and wellness related resources. For questions on the NKFM resources below, email the NKFM's program department. We also offer online and phone support for people living with kidney disease or a chronic illness.

Physical Activity

Find links to at-home workouts, online instruction, and in-person classes offered by the NKFM once they have been re-started.


Making healthy food choices can be easy when you have the right tools. Find tip sheets, recipes, and more.

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Kidney Disease

More than one million people in Michigan have chronic kidney disease and many don’t know it. Find out about causes, symptoms, and resources.


One in ten people in Michigan have diabetes and it is the leading preventable cause of kidney disease. The NKFM offers many diabetes prevention and management programs.

Patient Services Support

The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan also offers a wide variety of programs and services that help people with kidney disease learn about their disease, support family members, and receive services when necessary. Our core programs and services include:

For additional information and support, please visit our Services & Resources page or email us at  patientservices@nkfm.org.

Basic Needs

Partner organizations throughout Michigan offer assistance to Michigan residents with basic needs.

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General Resources

Food Assistance

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Housing and Utility Assistance

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Other Resources

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Food Assistance

Pregnant women or children up to age 5:

Adults and Children:



The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps low-income individuals buy the food they need to stay healthy. To find information on how the NKFM can support you and your SNAP benefits, visit our SNAP-ED at NKFM page.

For help navigating some of the basic needs resources offered throughout the state, dial 2-1-1 or text your zip code to 898211.