Useful Links

USEFUL LINKS

USEFUL LINKS

Select a category below to explore helpful links and resources.

UpToDate - Information for making smart healthcare choices

FamilyDoctor.org - Great resource for Diseases & Conditions, Prevention & Wellness, Pregnancy & Newborns, Kids, Teens and Seniors

Mayo Clinic - Great resource for Patient Care and Health Information

Substance Abuse Help

Lifeline by AT&T - Low-income phone service

MIBridges - Check online to see if you are eligible for certain assistance programs

United Way - 2-1-1 connects you with resources that can help

Suntopia - Enter your zip code to find help near you

Housing Resources, Inc. - Find help with housing in your area

Raising Your Grandchildren - Resources for grandparents raising their grandchildren

BenefitsCheckUp - Find benefit programs near you that can help pay for medicine, food, utilities and more

 

Community Resources for Staying Active

  • Mall Walkers of Michigan 

If you are looking for a fun way to get your 30 minutes of exercise in a day, a Mall Walking program could be the answer! Visit your local mall’s Customer Service desk for more information about programs near you.

  • Girls on the Run 

Girls on the Run is an after-school program for young girls in 3rd-6th grade. The program educates and prepares girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. For more information click here.

  • Fuel Up to Play 60 

Fuel Up to Play 60 is helping youth make changes in school by helping kids eat foods like low-fat and fat-free dairy, fruits, vegetables and whole grains. It also helps kids to get at least 60 minutes of activity every day. Students take part in fun challenges to earn prizes and recognition for their school. Students can track their healthy eating and activity on the website daily to measure their success. For more information, click here or call 800-752-4337

  • YMCA 

The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for youth development and healthy living. Financial help is offered to people and families who cannot pay for a membership. For more information, click here or call 800-872-9622

  • Let’s Move! 

Let's Move! is a program to help children move down the path to a healthy future during their early years. It gives parents helpful information to support healthy choices and make sure every family has access to healthy food. For more information click here

  • Step Up Mich 

Start taking steps to a healthier lifestyle by setting goals for yourself through Step Up Michigan. Create a personal plan, record daily achievements, update goals weekly, and take a Health Risk Appraisal to start improving your health. To start this program or get more information please click here.

 

Community Resources for Free Health Events

  • La Leche League 

La Leche is an international group which gives information and support to women who want to breastfeed. For more information please click here and find a group in your area.

 

Community Resources for Food Assistance

  • Food Banks
    Food banks are places where food items are stored until they are redistributed to food pantries and soup kitchens.
  • Food banks of Eastern Michigan 
    To locate a food bank in East Michigan click here or call 810-396-0220 for more information.
  • Food banks of Western Michigan 
    To locate a food bank in West Michigan click here or call 616-784-3250 for more information.
  • Food banks of Mid-Michigan 
    To locate a food bank in Mid-Michigan click here or call 517-702-3358 for more information.
  • Food banks of South Central Michigan 
    To locate a food bank in South Michigan click here or call 269- 964-3663 for more information.

 

To Locate a Food Pantry: 

Food pantries are places where people can go to receive meals and other food. To locate a food pantry by zip code click here

 

 

To Apply for Food Assistance: 

The Food Assistance Program provides cards that can be used to buy groceries at supermarkets, grocery stores and some Farmer’s Markets. If you feel that you may qualify for Food Assistance please click

here or call 800-481-4989 for more information.

  • Project Fresh 

Project FRESH is an educational program providing participants with coupons to purchase locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables at participating farmer’s markets. Project FRESH can help you learn how to choose, prepare, and store fruits and vegetables. For more information click here.

  • WIC Program Assistance

WIC helps provide supplemental food and formula to Women, Infant and Children at a nutritional risk. For more information click here.

  • Michigan School Meals Programs 

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a meal program for public and private schools. The program provides healthy and low-cost or free meals to children at school each day. For more information about this program please click  here and select "Program Fact Sheet"

 

The School Breakfast Program (SBP) provides assistance for children in public and private schools. The program provides healthy and low-cost or free meals to children at school each day. For more information on this program please click  here and select on "Program Fact Sheet"

  • Food Assistance for Seniors & the Elderly 

Meals on Wheels
The Meals on Wheels program delivers healthy meals to those who are 60 years or older or have disabilities and are unable to prepare meals themselves. These healthy meals are home-delivered Monday through Friday. To find out more about this program please click here

 

Senior Project FRESH 
This program provides older adults with coupons that can be used as cash at certain farmers markets. These coupons can be used from June 1st-October 31st. For more information please click here or call 517- 373-4064.

 

Other Resources Members can Contact for Additional Food Assistance: 

  • Contact your local Church
  • Contact your local Salvation Army
  • To locate a local Salvation Army, click  here
  • Call 855-ASK-MICH (855-275-6424) for further assistance from the Michigan DHS

 


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