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Resources and 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.


Allegan County Food Pantry Collaborative

website |

Martin Resource Center Food Pantry

website   |   (269) 672-5605

OnPoint 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, visit the OnPoint website and complete the prescreening application and then call OnPoint at (269)686-4703. 

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

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



Community Action of Allegan County

website   |   (269) 673-5472

Consumers Energy


Christian Neighbors


Salvation Army


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
(269) 673-0501  |  Toll-free: (877) 673-5333
Fax: (269) 673-0569

National Domestic Violence Hotline

website   |  (800) 799−7233

Sylvia’s Place

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


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

National Human Trafficking Resource Center

1 (888) 373-7888

YWCA Kalamazoo


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


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 House

Free financial, home buying and home maintenance education classes website

Allegan County United Way

Online money-saving tool and free tax refund help website

Information coming soon.

Allegan Area ESA

Evy Houser

Allegan AESA – Hillside Learning and Behavior Center

Evy Houser

Allegan Public Schools

Becky Corbett
269-673-6003 ext 3210 

Fennville Public Schools  

Jodi Scovill

Glenn Public School

Jamie Walle

Hamilton Community Schools

Tracy Haverdink
(269) 751-5185

Hopkins Public Schools 

Scott VanBonn
(269) 793-7261 x5519

Innocademy – Allegan Campus

Kristin Frederick

Martin Public Schools

Danielle Whitaker

Otsego Public Schools 

Renee Vaughn

Outlook Academy

Kelly Geary

Plainwell Community Schools 

Tammy Glupker

Saugatuck Public Schools

Katie Gibbie

Wayland Union Schools

Laurie Zywiczynski

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