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Mecosta County Nonprofits, Community Resources

A list of community resources in Mecosta County for those needing help with food, shelter, essential needs, crisis intervention, mental health, substance use recovery.

A list of community resources in Mecosta County for those needing help with food, shelter, essential needs, crisis intervention, mental health, substance use recovery.

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Need help? The Pioneer publishes a list of community resources every Wednesday. If a listing is incorrect or you would like to submit an event, please contact Julie Norwood at 231-592-8358 or [email protected]. Deadline is Monday afternoon.

ESSENTIAL NEEDS

Manna Pantry of Big Rapids: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Monday through Friday in the Annex of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 315B S. State St., Big Rapids. For more information, contact 231-408-2940, mannapantry.org.

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Project Starburst: 10am – 4pm Monday through Friday in the basement of the United Church of Big Rapids, 120 S. State St., Big Rapids. Volunteers needed, Monday to Friday from 10am to 1pm and from 1pm to 4pm. Call Diane Long, 231-796-5342, if you are interested.

Lord’s Table Food Bank: Open Wednesdays from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Faith Community Church, 610 Green St., Big Rapids. Volunteers needed. Everyone is welcome, all veterans and those in need. Contact 231-796-8389 to make an appointment outside of normal business hours.

Reed City Food Bank: Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, 831 S. Chestnut St., Reed City. For questions or urgent food needs, please call 231-215-6996.

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Barryton Area Mobile Food Bank: 2:00 PM the second Saturday of each month, rain or shine, in the parking lot of the Fork Township Community Center, 3265 20 Mile Road, Barryton. Registration to receive food begins at noon. For more information, visit bamfp.org.

Angels of Action: 200 S. Stewart, Big Rapids. Provide children and their families with access to food, essential needs and community resources. Call 231-629-8140 or email [email protected] for assistance.

Our brother’s keeper: 405 S. 3rd Ave., Big Rapids. Provides temporary emergency housing for homeless people looking for safety or a place to stay while they transition to more permanent housing. Call 231-629-8160 for assistance.

Community Action in Central Michigan: 14330 Northland Drive, Big Rapids. Provides assistance with food, housing, early childhood education, home energy savings, energy assistance, homebuyer assistance and more. Call 231-660-0271 for the Big Rapids location and 231-791-7078 for the Reed City location.

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God’s Helping Hands of Mecosta County: 8760 50th Avenue, Remus. A coalition among area churches to provide emergency food, clothing, home furnishings and financial assistance. The food bank and resale shop hours are Tuesday and Friday from 9am to noon, excluding public holidays; donations excepted until 11:30 am on those days. For more information, visit the God’s Helping Hand Facebook page or call 989-967-8581.

HEALTH, INTERVENTION AND RECOVERY

Mecosta County Health Department: 8:30am – 5:00pm Monday through Friday at 14485 Northland Drive, Big Rapids. 231-592-0130.

Community Mental Health Services for Central Michigan: 500 S. 3rd Ave., Big Rapids. 231-796-5825.

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Family healthcare: 730 Water Tower Road, Big Rapids. A nonprofit medical group that provides affordable and accessible medical, dental, and behavioral health care to the underserved population regardless of their payment options, insurance, etc. Call 231-527-7150 or visit familyhealthcare.org.

Hope House Free Medical Clinic: 405 S. 3rd Ave., Big Rapids. Provides limited medical care to adults who are uninsured. For more information, call 231-598-9500 or visit hopehouseclinic.org.

Central Michigan Recovery Education Network: A network of organizations that provide education, prevention, recovery and treatment to people affected by substance abuse. Call 1-800-662-4357 or visit www.cmren.org for more information.

Ten16 recovery network: 150 S. Stewart Ave., Big Rapids. A nonprofit recovery and wellness center that provides recovery coaching, advice and support to individuals concerned about their substance use. Call 231-527-2000 or visit 1016.org.

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CREW (Collegiate Recovery Education Wellness): The Ten16 Recovery Network recovery program at Ferris State University. Offers individual therapy, peer-to-peer recovery groups, individual recovery coaching, and sober social activities for students. For more information, visit www.ferris.edu/student-life/HCenter/CREW.htm

WISE (information services for women): Provides crisis intervention and support services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Call the 24-hour crisis line at 1-800-374-WISE.

SUPPORT GROUPS

TOPS 9189 (lose weight wisely): 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the dining room of the United Church of Big Rapids, 120 S. State St., Big Rapids. The public is invited to join the TOPS 9189 weight loss support group. The weigh-in is from 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m., followed by a meeting from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The first visit is free.

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Men Overcoming Loss, Grieving Fathers: (virtual and in-person) 6:00-7:00 p.m., first Wednesday of each month, at Hospice of Michigan, 400 Perry Ave., Big Rapids. This support group is for fathers dealing with the death of a son or daughter. RSVP to David Keller at 231-527-0913, [email protected]

Eastside Veterans: 1 p.m. first and third Wednesdays of each month at .AMVETS Post 1941, 320 S. 4th Ave., Big Rapids. For more information, call AMVETS Post 1941 at 231-796-6998.

Alcoholics Anonymous: To find a group, call the hotline at 1-800-367-6788 or visit area34district9.org.

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