Resources & Referrals

You can find the resources below and many more by contacting 2-1-1.  Visit 2-1-1's website here or simply dial 211 for assistance.

Food Assistance

Food Pantries and Hot Meals Served in Allegan County

Locations

Martin Resource Center Food Pantry

website   |   (269) 672-5605
Homeless Assistance
Allegan County Community Mental Health Homeless Assistance Programs is the HARA (Homeless Assistance Referral Agency) for Allegan County. This means that they are designated to help those that are currently homeless and those facing homelessness. To receive their help, you must first contact them by phone at (269)686-4703 OR attend their Housing Hour to speak to a staff person and get help directly.  Housing Hour is held on Wednesdays a couple of times a month.  To find out when the next Housing Hour is, where and what you need to bring with you, visit the AACMHS website and click on the Housing House PDF.
Homeless Shelters

Kalamazoo Gospel Mission

website   |   (269) 345-2974

Open Doors Men’s Shelter - Kalamazoo

website   |   (269) 345-1431

Holland Rescue Mission

website   |   (616) 396-2200

Mel Trotter - Grand Rapids

website   |   (616) 454-8249

Degage Ministries Open Door Women’s Shelter - Grand Rapids

website   |   (616) 454-1661
Utility Assistance

Each utility assistance program has different requirements to be eligible and apply.  Follow the links to each site to learn about their process.

DHHS

website

Community Action of Allegan County

website   |   (269) 673-5472

Christian Neighbors

website

Salvation Army

website

TrueNorth eMpower

website

Veterans Services

Buddy to Buddy

Get connected with a fellow veteran who can help connect you with financial, employment and other resources.
website   |   (888) 822-8339

Veterans Affairs

Emergency Financial Assistance for utility bills, vehicle or home repairs, medical bills or other debts
website   |   (800) 642-4838

Allegan County Veteran Services

3255 122nd Ave., 200, Allegan, MI 49010
Phone:(269) 673-0501  |  Toll-free: (877) 673-5333
Fax: (269) 673-0569

Domestic Violence

National Domestic Violence Hotline

website   |  (800) 799−7233

Sylvia’s Place

Services and Emergency Shelter in Allegan County
website   |  (269) 673-8700

Center For Women in Transition

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services in Allegan and Ottawa Counties, Emergency Shelter in Ottawa County
website   |  (800)848-5991/ Espanol: (866)728-2131

YWCA Kalamazoo

Emergency Shelter and Services for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
website   |  (269)385-3587

YWCA Grand Rapids

Emergency Shelter and Services for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
website   |  (616)454-9922

Safe Haven

Kent County Services and Emergency Shelter
website   | (616) 452- 6664

Domestic Violence Coalition

Domestic Violence Services in Van Buren County
(888) 655-9008

Green Gables

Domestic Violence Services and Emergency Shelter in Barry County
website
Human Trafficking

National Human Trafficking Resource Center

1 (888) 373-7888

YWCA Kalamazoo

website

The Hope Project (Mentoring and Shelter for West Michigan Victims)

website
Budgeting & Financial Development

Bridges of Hope

Bridges out of Poverty & Getting Ahead courses-Paid participation offered website  |  (269)204-6041

Christian Neighbors

Take Control classes and Financial Mentoring-Gas card offered for participation website

Love INC.

Offers free classes in their three service areas website

Community Action of Allegan County

Free financial, home buying and home maintenance education classes website

Allegan County United Way

Online money-saving tool and free tax refund help website
DHHS Navigator

Victor Marques, of Renewed Hope Free Health Clinic, is a Certified DHHS Navigator.  He can assist with applying for benefits (food, Medicaid, etc.) and can help get a response/decision more quickly than you may by applying yourself. He is also able to assist with uploading documents and sending them to DHHS.  He is available to assist online or over the phone.  To reach Victor, call: 269-355-3053.

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