Legal Self-Help Center of Southwest Detroit

***Please note, for the time being, the Southwest Detroit Self-Help Center will be providing services over the phone, with some limited in-person appointments available for those who need it. Please call (313) 297-2975 to get assistance or to make an appointment.


The Legal Self-Help Center of Southwest Detroit is located at the Family Alliance for Change office, 5716 Michigan Ave, Suite 4100 in Detroit. The Self-Help Center is open Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00am - 3:00pm. Visitors can access computers and printers during these hours. Help is available in both English and Spanish. All services are free. 

The Self-Help Center is staffed by navigators who can help visitors use the Michigan Legal Help website to find information about how to handle simple civil legal matters, such as housing, family matters or other civil rights. does not cover all areas of the law.

Navigators can help visitors use the website to find what they need, answer questions about court practices and processes, and answer simple questions about forms that are available on the website.  Navigators cannot give any legal advice. 

The website also provides information about referrals to legal aid organizations, pro bono lawyers and other community services for people who need assistance with other issues. Questions regarding immigration, asylum or discrimination related to national origin or documentation status can be directed to Michigan Immigrant Rights Center, a non-profit organization that provides free legal assistance to people across Michigan.

The Legal Self-Help Center of Southwest Detroit hopes you find the following links helpful in addition to the resources on Michigan Legal Help.

Chass /Community Health and Social Services Center & La Vida Partnership

LA SED/Latin Americans for Social and Economic Development

Third Judicial Circuit of Michigan

Friend of the Court/Wayne County

Michigan's 36th District Court/Landlord Tenant 

State Representative Stephanie Chang

Ruth Ellis Center

Department of Health & Human Services

Department of Human Services Wayne county offices


Related Counties

Office Hours

Sun: Closed
Mon: 9:00 am-3:00 pm
Tue: Closed
Wed: 9:00 am-3:00 pm
Thu - Sat: Closed

Contact Info

5716 Michigan Ave, Suite 4100
Detroit, MI 48210
United States