Northern Michigan Resources - COVID-19

Northern Michigan Resources - COVID-19
Posted on 07/10/2021
Northern Michigan Resources - COVID-19

Resources for Northern Michigan: COVID-19  

UPDATED: CDC Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention in K-12 Schools

If you have a variety of needs or would like to connect with someone in person to help connect you with resources to meet your needs, please call 2-1-1. They will ask lots of questions about your specific needs and then connect you to the resources available to support you and your family. They will also be able to connect you with social, emotional and mental health support. They are available 24/7.  Regional COVID-19 Webinar with local physicians
(as presented on Tuesday, May 18, 2021)
Munson Healthcare Virtual Town Hall - Kids and COVID-19

Dear Leland Community,

We wanted to share some resources and information about COVID-19 vaccines that you may find useful.

Last week, Munson Healthcare hosted a virtual townhall focused on kids and COVID-19 to dispel some of the misinformation that may have been circulating in our communities. Pediatrician Dr. Joe Santangelo led that discussion and offered a valuable perspective that we felt was important to share with our school families who may still be considering vaccination.

That hourlong event was recorded and can be viewed online here. In addition, Munson Healthcare has an extensive list of FAQs and other information on its website that can be reviewed here

As it has been throughout this pandemic, the health of our school communities remains a priority and we encourage you to review this material so that you fully understand the facts around COVID-19 vaccines and can make the right decision for yourself and your family.

Meal Programs
Michigan Food Programs serving meals Apply for Free/Reduced Lunch programs: Michigan families can get food, cash, internet during coronavirus crisis


Leelanau Christian Neighbors is another local resource that includes Blessings in a Backpack, Food Pantry, Baby Pantry, NAM - Neighbor Assistance Ministry(a financial resource), Samaritan's Closet. Please call 231-994-2271

LCFCC has The Laundry Project.

Northern Michigan Community Action Agency Meals on Wheels: Grand Traverse and Leelanau counties: Lisa Robitshek, Jennifer Watkins or David Hagen, 231-947-3780.

Father Fred Foundation will be offering food and emergency financial services only. Call the foundation on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Wednesdays from 2-6 p.m. at 231-947-2055. They greatly appreciate and continue to need financial donations. 

Community Connections is a FREE program offering connections to community resources for adults, children and families. Community Health Workers in your local health department will help you access community resources. Please call: 231-256-0200.

United Way has a COVID-19 Economic Relief Fund providing help with bills, rent and food. You can call 1-866-211-9966, but just the 211# and providing your zip code will connect you to Michigan United Way. They will give you a list of local agenices to provide assistance.  

Single | MOMM is a local organization specific for single moms needing financial assistance, emotional support or for community members who are willing to give financially to help meet the needs of these single moms. Please connect with and contact through the website or calling 231-944-1710 or emailing [email protected]

Social/Emotional Health Supports:

  • 24-hour mental health crisis line: 1-833-295-0616 (Northern Lake Community Mental Health-FAST)
  • Crisis counselor text line (24/7, national service): text HOME to 741741
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
  • OK2SAY: Ok2Say - OK2Say

The following websites provide lists of agencies and resources available within the greater Northern Michigan area.

COVID-19: List of community resources | Record-Eagle

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Coronavirus Resources in Northern Michigan Health & Food

End of year Gathering Guidance:
MI Safe Schools End of Year Gathering Guidelines (PDF)

Michigan Health & Hospital Association:
Open Letter to Healthcare and Families, April 28 (PDF)