Muskegon County Resources

Appliances

  • Love INC 2735 East Apple Ave, Suite A, Muskegon (231)777-3905 www.loveincofmuskegon.com *Must have child(ren) under 18 living in the home. Only available once per lifetime.
  • Low Cost Appliances (Habitat for Humanity) ReStore 280 Ottawa St, Muskegon (231)727-6020 and 4345 Airline, Norton Shores (231)737-4939 www.muskegonhabitat.org/restore
  • Jack’s Quality Used Appliances 1090 S Getty St, Muskegon (231)767-0616

Automobile Assistance

  • MATS (reduced cost for disabilities) www.matsbus.com or 2624 Sixth, Muskegon Heights (231) 722-6048
  • Port City Cab 770 W Sherman Blvd., Muskegon (231) 739-8294 or (231) 739-7161
  • Low Cost Automobiles (Mel Trotter) www.meltrotter.org/auto-sales 555 28th Street SE, Grand Rapids (616) 588-8787
  • Low Cost Auto Parts (Chum’s Auto) 2962 S. Mill Iron Rd, Muskegon (231) 777-2934
  • Low Cost Auto Parts (Joe’s Junk Yard) www.michigansalvageyard.com 14718 Cleveland St, Spring Lake (616) 842-6940
  • Low Cost Auto Parts (Randy's Automotive Salvage) 1641 S. Wolf Lake Rd, Muskegon (231) 788-5075
  • Low Cost Auto Parts (Spragues Auto Parts Inc) 81 S Getty St, Muskegon (231) 726-2988
  • Low Cost Repairs (Gomery’s Automotive) 3523 S. Getty St, Norton Shores (231) 737-4286
  • Low Cost Repairs (Muskegon Community College Automotive Program) Contact via email only: allen.thomas@muskegoncc.edu *Services are limited and availability is based on what is currently being taught to students in the Automotive Program.

Cell Phones

  • Link Up/Lifeline telephone service lifelinesupport.org (888) 641-8722
  • Safelink safelinkwireless.com (800) 723-3546 *Available to anyone receiving food stamps, Medicaid, etc.
  • Assurance Wireless assurancewireless.com or (888) 321-5880 *Must provide proof of income or proof of participation in programs such as food stamps, Medicaid, and SSI.

Childcare

  • DHS Child Development and Care Assistance http://www.michigan.gov/documents/dhs/DHS-4583_237004_7.pdf or 2700 Baker St, Muskegon (231) 733-3700 *Available to parents who are working, training, going to school or receiving treatment.
  • Early Head Start (Birth to 3 years) 630 Harvey St, Muskegon (231) 767-8300
  • Head Start (3 years to 4 years) 630 Harvey St, Muskegon (231) 767-8300
  • Kidsworld 1213 W. Hackley, Muskegon (231) 720-2560 (Main office) *Located inside of Glenside School.
  • Fruitport Early Childhood Center (Ages 6 weeks to 5 years) 3113 Pontaluna Rd, Fruitport (231)865-4102
  • OV Early Elementary Child Care 1765 Ada St, Muskegon (231)760-1350 *three locations offered based on age, call to inquire. DHS payments accepted
  • Little Hands Learning Center (6 Months to 5 years) 3355 Merriam St, Muskegon (231) 733-7430
  • Pathways, MI 1760 Wells Avenue, Muskegon 800-882-5213 http://www.pathwaysmi.org

Clothing Assistance

  • Freddie Townsend Action Center 313 Jackson Ave, Muskegon (231) 722-7608
  • Hope Lighthouse Church 2731 Peck St, Muskegon Heights (231) 737-4673
  • Love INC. 2735 East Apple Ave, Suite A, Muskegon (231) 777-3905 loveincofmuskegon.com
  • Mission for Area People 2500 Jefferson St, Muskegon Heights (231) 733-9672 missionforareapeople.org
  • Catholic Charities (Baby and Children’s Clothing up to size 5) 1095 Third St, Muskegon (231) 726-4735 ccwestmi.org
  • Muskegon Rescue Mission 400 W Laketon (231) 727-6085 muskegonmission.org
  • Muskegon Pregnancy Services 1775 Wells Ave, Muskegon (231) 726-2677 bestoptions.org *Clothing only available to expectant mothers and newborn children.
  • The Salvation Army salvationarmy.org 1221 Shonat St, Muskegon (231) 773-3284

Children's Needs

  • Catholic Charities 1095 Third St, Muskegon (231) 726-4735 *Baby Pantry can be visited once per month for things like formula, diapers, toys, and bottles. Open Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Early On of Muskegon County (birth to 36 months) (231) 767-7253 *helps with developmental delays
  • Love INC. 2735 East Apple Ave, Suite A, Muskegon (231) 777-3905 *Baby Ministry can be visited once every 30 days. Crib/Pack n’ Play Ministry can be visited once per lifetime for $10 copay.
  • Safe Kids West Michigan 1500 E. Sherman Blvd Suite 305, Muskegon (231) 672-4910 *helps low-income families get proper car seat for children, car seat inspections
  • True North Community Services (coats for kids, tools for school, car seats, youth transitions) 6308 S. Warner Avenue Fremont, MI 49412 (231) 924-0641
  • Women Infants & Children Program 209 E. Apple Ave, Muskegon (231) 724-1281

Domestic Violence

  • Every Woman’s Place 1221 Laketon, Muskegon Emergency Hotline: (231) 722-3333
  • Center for Women in Transition (By appointment) 300 North Ferry Street Suite #C, Grand Haven (616) 392-2829 or Crisis Line (24-hours) (616) 392-1970
  • YWCA 25 Sheldon Boulevard SE, Grand Rapids Emergency Hotline: (616) 451-2744 Rape Crisis Hotline: (616) 776-7273
  • Safe Haven 3501 Lake Eastbrook Blvd SE, Grand Rapids (616) 452-6664safehavenministries.org

High School Completion, GED, Vocation, Adult Basic Education/ABE, and English/ESL Classes

  • Muskegon Community Education 571 Apple Ave, Muskegon (231)720-2530 muskegonpublicschools.org (No ABE or Vocational services)
  • Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS- Career/Education assistance for persons who have disabilities) 316 Morris Ave., Ste. 250, Muskegon (231) 722-2013
  • Orchard View Adult Education (GED, ABE, High School Completion, ESL) 2389 E. Laketon Ave, Muskegon   (231) 760-1365
  • Fruitport Adult Education 357 N 6th Ave, Fruitport (231) 865-3114 http://fruitport.k12.mi.us/adult/ (No ESL)
  • White Lake Area Community Education serving Whitehall/North Muskegon/Holton/Reese Puffer/Montague Main Office: 4600 N Gibson Rd, Muskegon (231) 766-3001 wlace.org (Services differ according to location) *Two other locations available after sign-up at the main office: the Community Services Building 541 Slocum St. Whitehall and the Civic Building in Timberline Estates E. River Road Twin Lake. Also available: online classes for all ages and homeschool program.
  • Oakridge 1050 Carr Rd, Muskegon (231) 788-7150 oakridgeschools.org
  • Muskegon Community College (Vocational/Industrial) 221 S. Quarterline Rd (231)773-9131 http://www.muskegoncc.edu/pages/511.asp
  • Muskegon Learning Lab (Community enCompass) 1105 Terrace St, Muskegon (231) 728-3117
  • Baker College of Muskegon 1903 Marquette Avenue, Muskegon (231) 777-5200 http://www.baker.edu/baker-college-of-muskegon/
  • Federal Financial Aid https://fafsa.ed.gov/

Financial Assistance

  • MOCAP 1170 W. Southern Ave, Muskegon (231) 725-9499 mocap1.org *limited amounts of Deliverable Fuel Assistance are available for those who have received a utility shut off notice.
  • Department of Human Services 2700 Baker St. Muskegon (231) 733-3700 michigan.gov

Food Assistance

Government / Surplus Food Distribution

  • Townsend Action Center 313 Jackson Ave, Muskegon (231) 722-7608
  • MOCAP 313 Jackson St. Muskegon (231) 722-7608 or 569 South State St, Shelby (231) 861-5767
  • Food Stamps https://www.mibridges.michigan.gov/access/ or 2700 Baker St, Muskegon (231) 733-3700
  • Food Truck Schedule http://call-211.org or (231) 727-6000
  • True North Services (Covers Muskegon, Newaygo, and Oceana) 6308 S. Warner Avenue, Fremont, MI 49412 (231) 924-0641
  • Women Infants & Children Program 209 E. Apple Ave, Muskegon (231) 724-1281

Emergency Food Clearinghouses

  • Hope Lighthouse Church 2731 Peck St, Muskegon Heights (231) 737-4673
  • Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry- Catholic Charities 1095 Third St, Muskegon (231) 726-5341 *can visit once every 4 weeks
  • Love INC. (church pantry referrals) 2735 East Apple Ave, Suite A, Muskegon (231) 777-3905 loveincofmuskegon.com *21 pantries available, can be visited once every 30 days.
  • Mission for Area People Food Pantry 2500 Jefferson St, Muskegon Heights (231) 733-9672 wwwmissionforreapeople.org missionforareapeople.org
  • Muskegon Rescue Mission Food Pantry 400 W Laketon (231) 727-6085 muskegonmission.org
  • The Salvation Army Food Pantry 1221 Shonat St, Muskegon (231) 773-3284 *Open M-F 12:30pm-4pm, must bring photo ID and SS Cards for everyone living in household. usc.salvationarmy.org/muskegon
  • Shiloh Tabernacle 460 E Tyler Rd, Muskegon (231) 766-2776
  • Mobile Food Pantries- Feeding America Food Trucks (call 2-1-1 or visit call-211.org for schedule.)

Soup Kitchens

  • First Congregational Church 1201 Jefferson St, Muskegon (231) 726-3254 (Saturday morning breakfast)
  • Mission for Area People Supper House (231) 733-9672 *CALL FOR LOCATION open Monday-Friday 4pm-5:20pm
  • Rescue Mission- Women: 1691 Peck St, Muskegon (231) 727-6090; Men: 400 W. Laketon (231) 727-6085
  • Sacred Heart Parish- Gods Kitchen 150 E. Summit St, Muskegon (231) 733-2440 * Serves evening meals Monday through Thursday
  • Spring Street Baptist Church 912 Spring St, Muskegon 726-2830

Coupons

Note: coupons are smart for getting more for your money, even if you use food stamps.

 

Furniture

  • Love INC 2735 East Apple Ave, Suite A, Muskegon (231) 777-3905 loveincofmuskegon.com *Only available once per lifetime. Must have been recently homeless or incarcerated
  • Catholic Charities (baby items) 1095 Third St, Muskegon (231) 726-4735 ccwetmi.org *Must present your photo ID and birth certificate of the child or be visibly pregnant.
  • Muskegon Rescue Mission Thrift Store 2019 E Apple Ave, Muskegon (231) 777-1808
  • Low Cost Furniture (Habitat ReStore) 280 Ottawa St, Muskegon (231) 727-6020 muskegonhabitat.org/restore
  • Muskegon Rescue Mission 400 W Laketon (231) 727-6085 muskegonmission.org
  • Langlois Discount Center 3000 Henry St, Muskegon (231) 733-2528 *Open Friday and Saturday 11-6

Home Repair Services

  • Community Neighborhood Services Emergency Repairs 933 Terrace, Muskegon (231) 724-6717 *Emergency housing repair assistance, vinyl siding assistance, rental rehabilitation assistance. Must have owned the property for at least 1 year.
  • City of Muskegon Heights- home repair, painting, roofs, furnace, electrical, plumbing, windows 2724 Peck St, Muskegon Heights (231) 733-8820

Housing

  • Community enCompass Housing Ministries 1105 Terrace, Muskegon (231) 728-3117 communityencompass.org
  • Every Woman’s Place (women and children only) 1221 Laketon, Muskegon (231) 759-7909 everywomansplace.org
  • Webster House Youth Services 1221 Laketon, Muskegon (231) 759-7909 websterhouseyouthservices.org *For youth ages 11-17. Transitional Living Program available for young people ages 17-20.
  • The Salvation Army (rent and mortgage assistance) 1221 Shonat St, Muskegon (231) 773-3284 usc.salvationarmy.org/muskegon *Funding is very limited and sometimes not available at all.
  • West Michigan Therapy Inc (Transitional Living-restrictions apply) 2333 East Jordan, Muskegon Heights, MI (231) 739-6840 wmttlc.com
  • West Michigan Veterans 165 E Apple Ave Suite 201, Muskegon (231) 724-7143 muskegonveterans.com *Must have small children who need housing too.
  • Habitat for Humanity 280 Ottawa St, Muskegon (231) 727-6020 muskegonhabitat.org *Must fill out a prequalification form, which can be picked up at the office or found online
  • Muskegon Rescue Mission (Shelters) Women: 1691 Peck St, Muskegon (231) 727-6090;         Men: 400 W. Laketon Ave, Muskegon (231) 727-6085 muskegonmission.org
  • Family Promise of the Lakeshore 1275 Kenneth St, Muskegon (231) 747-8855 fp-lakeshore.org *Must have child(ren)
  • Muskegon Housing Commission 1080 Terrace St, Muskegon (231) 722-2647 *Section 8 Housing
  • Muskegon Heights Housing Commission 615 E. Hovey Ave, Muskegon (231) 733-2033

Legal

  • Legal Aid of Western Michigan 450 Morris, # 302, Muskegon Intake Hotline: (888) 783-8190 legalaidwestmich.org *provides legal advice and representation in a broad range of areas including consumer cases, family matters, housing problems, government benefits such as SSI, Food Stamps and Medicaid, and other "non-fee-generating" cases.
  • Muskegon County Family Court 990 Terrace St., 3rd Floor, Muskegon http://www.co.muskegon.mi.us/circuitcourt/familydivision.htm
  • MI Department of Civil Rights Capitol Tower Building 110 W. Michigan Ave., Suite 800
    Lansing, MI 48933 Phone: 517-335-3165http://www.michigan.gov/mdcr/

Medical and Prescription Assistance

  • Hackley Healthcare Equipment 1150 Sherman Blvd, Muskegon (231) 672-4711 mercyhme.com
  • Public Health of Muskegon County 209 E. Apple, Muskegon (231) 724-1258 muskegonhealth.net
  • Community Mental Health 376 E. Apple Ave. Muskegon (231) 724-1111 co.muskegon.mi.us/CMH

Services offered: psychiatry, counseling, outpatient substance abuse support, and medication assistance.   Housing assistance available for those who have a documented mental illness and are physically homeless.

Clinics

  • Muskegon Community Health Project (Dental, Vision, Physician Access) 565 W Western Ave, Ste. A, Muskegon (231) 672-3201 WALK-INS PREFERRED. mchp.org For most services: Must provide photo ID, Social Security Card, and proof of income.
  • Muskegon Family Care (Getty Clinic) 2201 S. Getty St, Muskegon Medical Clinic: (231)739-9315 Dental Clinic: (231)767-9830 Maternal Infant Health Program: (231)737-1760
  • Muskegon Family Care (Oak Clinic) 1700 Oak Ave, Ste. 400, (4th floor of Muskegon General Campus of Mercy General Health Partners) Muskegon (231) 777-2093
  • Hackley Community Care Center 2700 Baker St, Muskegon (3rd Floor) (231) 737-1335 *Medical care, social care, economic care, and psychological assistance, dental care and O.B.
  • Mental Health: National Suicide Hotline (800) 273-8255
  • Mental Health: Mercy Health Life Counseling- 125 E. Southern, Hackley Hospital Campus (North Side) or 6401 Prairie St. (near Lakes Mall) in Muskegon, or 905 E. Colby St in Whitehall, (231) 726-3582-main line to schedule for all locations (GoodTemps employees’ first two visits are paid for; all others access services on a sliding scale)
  • Eye Care One 2039 E Apple, Muskegon (231) 777-2822
  • VA Outpatient Clinic 165 E Apple Ave Suite 201, Muskegon (231) 724-7143

Prescription Programs

  • Muskegon Community Health Project (Prescription Assistance Program) 565 W Western Ave, Ste. A, Muskegon (231) 672-3201 For Medication Services: Must provide photo ID, Social Security Card, tax return information, list of medications and dosages.
  • FamilyWize Prescription Drug Discount Card (20% off) (231) 722-3134 (United Way of the Lakeshore) http://www.unitedwaylakeshore.org/health
  • MI Rx Discount Card leave a message at (866) 755-6479 (Press 2, then 1) or apply online http://www.mihealth.org/mirx/index.html
  • Mission for Area People (Emergency Medical) 2500 Jefferson St, Muskegon Heights (231) 733-9672 *No pain medications or muscle relaxers
  • NeedyMeds needymeds.com Bilingual Helpline (800) 503-6897
  • Prescription Price Comparison (Compare by pharmacy) http://www.michigandrugprices.com/ (866) 755-6479 or goodrx.com
  • Partnership for Prescription Assistance Michigan (888) 477-2669 or mi.pparx.org

Personal Grooming/Household Cleaning

  • Love INC. 2735 East Apple Ave, Suite A, Muskegon (231) 777-3905 loveincofmuskegon.com *Personal care pantry can be visited once every 60 days.
  • Mission for Area People 2500 Jefferson St, Muskegon Heights (231) 733-9672 missionforareapeople.org *personal care pantry open Monday/Wednesday/Friday 1:00 p.m.-2:45 p.m. Must call ahead for intake purposes.
  • Sacred Suds Laundry/Shower Facility 289 E. Larch, Muskegon (231) 726-4161 *Open Monday-Thursday between 9am-12pm and 1pm-5pm www.communityencompass.org

Pet Food/Veterinary Assistance

  • C-SNIP (Spay/Neuter/Vaccines) 1675 Viewpond SE, Kentwood call (616) 455-8220 or visit csnip.org to request an appointment
  • Pay It Forward (low cost veterinary services) 90 S Seaway Dr, Norton Shores (231) 799-1074

Pregnant/Parenting

  • Love INC. 2735 E. Apple Ave, Suite A, Muskegon (231) 777-3905 loveincofmuskegon.com *Bridges to Motherhood class, baby ministry, life skills classes
  • Catholic Charities of West MI 1095 Third St. Muskegon (231) 726-4735 ccwestmi.org *Teen parenting classes, healthy family classes, one on one social work, baby pantry.
  • Department of Human Services 2700 Baker St. Muskegon (231) 733-3700 michigan.gov
  • Muskegon Pregnancy Services 1775 Wells Ave, Muskegon (231) 726-2677 bestoptions.org *free pregnancy testing, limited ultrasounds, life plan program.
  • Women Infants & Children Program 209 E. Apple Ave, Muskegon (231) 724-1281
  • Safe Kids West Michigan 1500 E. Sherman Blvd. (231) 672-4910 mercy-healthpartners.org

Rental and Mortgage Assistance

Senior Services

  • Senior Resources of West Michigan Tanglewood Park 560 Seminole Rd, Muskegon (231) 733-3585

Utilities Assistance

Veteran/Military Assistance

  • West Michigan Veterans 165 E. Apple, Suite 201, Building F, Muskegon (231) 724-7143 www.muskegonveterans.com
  • Ever Sharp Veterans Inc. 3375 Merriam St. Muskegon Heights (231) 737-8715
  • American Red Cross 313 W. Webster Ave. Muskegon (231) 726-3555 redcross.org

Couldn’t Find It?

Call 2-1-1 or (877) 211-5253, or visit www.call-211.org for the full list of services. Speak to a caseworker in a program where you already go for help, such as MI Works! or DHS. They often know of programs that may help you with needs outside of their program area.