Area Service Providers

Bay County is pleased to provide the following information on organizations and service providers available to residents of Bay County.  For more information on any of these groups, make note of their respective contact information or visit their individual websites.


2-1-1 Northeast Michigan

2-1-1
www.211nemichigan.org

2-1-1 is a free, easy-to-remember telephone number that connects people in need with people who can help - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

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Bay Area Housing, Inc.

(989) 893-9292
www.bahinc.org

HUD & MSHDA Approved Educators can assist with housing education services if you are struggling to make your mortgage payments or need help with a Step-Forward application for delinquent property taxes. We also provide Homebuyer Education and Financial Capabilities for new or existing homeowners. In addition, they may be able to help with down payment and closing costs for first time homebuyers or help current homeowners with rehabilitation of their home if they are located in the "target neighborhoods" that Bay Area Housing, Inc., covers. For more information you can call 989-893-9292 or www.bahinc.org. 

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Bay Area Women's Center

(989) 686-4551
www.bawc-mi.org

Serving men, women, children and families in an effort to eliminate domestic violence and sexual assault in Bay & Arenac Counties.

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Bay County Habitat for Humanity

(989) 895-0980
www.habitatbaycounty.org

The Bay County Habitat for Humanity believes every man, woman and child should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live. Through volunteer labor and tax-deductible donations of money and materials, Habitat for Humanity builds and rehabilitated simple, decent houses with the help of the homeowner (partner) families. Habitat houses and home repair services are sold to partner families at no profit and financed with affordable loans. The homeowners' monthly mortgages and repair payments are recycled into a revolving Fund for Humanity that is used to build and revitalize more houses.

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Bay County HOPE Task Force

www.baycountyhope.org

As parents and family members, we are concerned about problems that may affect our children or loved ones. We seek out information for ways to address our concerns around opiate and heroin drug abuse. The Bay County Heroin, Opiates, Prevention and Elimination Taskforce (Bay County HOPE) realizes the value in having a local resource available to assist parents and family members who are seeking resources to address their concerns. 

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Bay County Prevention Network

(989) 895-3510
www.bcpreventionnetwork.com

The Bay County Prevention Network (BCPN) is an alliance of representatives from different sectors, organizations, and constituencies with a common purpose of reducing substance abuse among the youth and adults of Bay County, Michigan. The coalition works at changing the programs, policies, and practices of sectors within the community that contribute to the abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and all other illicit drugs.

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Bay Health Plan

(989) 895-4008
www.bayhealthplan.org

 The Bay Health Plan (BHP) is a community supported non-profit program designed to provide health care coverage to the uninsured residents of Bay County.

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CAN Council Great Lakes Bay Region

(989) 671-1345
www.cancouncil.org

The CAN Council Great Lakes Bay Region addresses child abuse and neglect through prevention, intervention and advocacy. 

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Disability Network

(989) 835-4041 | Toll Free: 1-800-782-4160
www.dnmm.org

Disability Network of Mid-Michigan is leading the charge to change societal attitudes about people with disabilities, and to provide an environment where everyone, regardless of their abilities, can contribute to their communities based on their own interests, skills, and desires. Through a variety of services, DNMM provides assistance to people with disabilities, their families, and the community. We determine our impact by the quality of services we provide and by the improved quality of life of individuals we support.

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Disability Services Resource Center

(989) 895-5444
www.dsrcbc.org

Disability Services Resource Center (DSRC), formally know as the Bay County Society for Crippled Children and Adults, was founded in 1933 and is dedicated to helping people with disabilities. Their mission is to serve individuals who are temporary and permanently disabled with awareness, support and recreational opportunities. They believe that all people, regardless of their ability or disability, should have the opportunity to experience the rich rewards of daily living. 

Do-All, Inc.

(989) 894-0764
www.doallinc.org

Do-All, Inc. evolved from a dream for a better life for people with disabilities. Do-All assists individuals and families in achieving community involvement and self-sufficiency through leadership, empowerment, supports, and training. The agency is dedicated to providing supports for all persons, regardless of ability, to achieve self-sufficiency, to treat all persons with respect and dignity.

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Helen M. Nickless Volunteer Clinic

(989) 895-4830
www.mclaren.org/bayregion/free-clinic-services

The Volunteer Clinic has been providing care to the uninsured at no cost since March 2004. We serve those who are unable to afford medical care. Patients are seen every Wednesday evening and must sign in between 4:00 pm-6:30 pm. There are no appointments. Treatment is provided by local licensed physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, pharmacists and mental health counselors who volunteer their time, as well as nurses and non clinical staff. Community volunteers assist every Wednesday night in the clinic and the pharmacy. Services include exams, lab, x-ray, medical supplies and prescribed drugs. 

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Legal Services of Easter Michigan

1-800-322-4512
www.lsem-mi.org

Since 1951 Legal Services of Eastern Michigan (LSEM) has delivered free civil legal assistance to persons living in poverty. Its mission is to use legal skills to address the causes and effects of poverty. Special emphasis is placed on those issues that affect survival needs of low-income people.

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Literacy Council of Bay County

(989) 686-8700

Provides free tutoring for children and adults who need help with reading. For more information call 989-686-8700 or bayliteracy@bcschools.net

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Michigan Legal Help

www.michiganlegalhelp.org

Michigan Legal Help is for people who are handling their legal problems without a lawyer. It can help you learn about your legal problems and get ready for court. There are many Do-It-Yourself tools to help you create court forms. This website does not give legal advice, and it is not a substitute for having a lawyer. 

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Michigan Small Business Development Center

(989) 686-9597
www.sbdcmichigan.org

The Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC) enhances Michigan's economic well-being by providing counseling, training, secondary market research for new ventures, existing small businesses and advanced technology companies. With offices statewide, the SBDC positively impacts the economy by strengthening existing companies, creating new jobs, retaining existing jobs, and assisting companies in defining their path to success. 

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Mid-Michigan Community Action Agency

(989) 386-3805
www.mmcaa.org

A private, non-profit organization serving Bay, Clare, Gladwin, Mecosta, Midland, and Osceola Counties since 1966, Mid-Michigan Community Action Agency (MMCAA) is part of the network of 30 Community Action Agencies in Michigan that serve all 83 counties. The agency's mission is to "support families and individuals by providing access to resources and opportunities." Mid Michigan Community Action Agency employs 200 full and part time individuals, works with over 900 volunteers annually, and is governed by an 18-member Board of Directors representing the six county area. The Bay County Board of Commissioners appoints one of the three Bay County representatives to the MMCAA Board.

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Recovery Pathways

(989) 928-3566
www.recoverypathwaysllc.com

Recovery Pathways, LLC offers innovative outpatient rehabilitation programs for adolescents and adults with drug and/or alcohol addiction, as well as mental health disorders. Located in downtown Bay City, MI., Recovery Pathways, LLC was designed with the physical, social and emotional needs of patients in mind.

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Region VII Area Agency on Aging

1-800-858-1637
www.region7aaa.org

Region VII Area Agency on Aging is one of 600 area agencies created by an amendment to the the Older Americans Act of 1965 to manage the federal and state funds earmarked for services to older adults. Nutrition continues to be the priority with about half of the current funding spent on programs including home-delivered meals and congregate dining sites.

Today’s Area Agency On Aging is a dynamic organization that continues to contract and monitor service providers throughout the region who in turn assure that the most vulnerable older adults, disabled persons, and family caregivers receive supports and services necessary for healthy aging. In addition, the agency identifies trends in aging and seeks out the funding and programs to meet those needs.

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Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Center

(989) 894-2991
www.sacredheartcenter.com

Sacred Heart is a not-for-profit behavioral healthcare organization with a legacy of serving those with the greatest need and the fewest resources dating to 1967. Their commitment to charitable service of the highest quality marks us as a unique and valuable community resource. Sacred Heart provides an extensive array of behavioral health services including substance use disorder prevention and treatment, mental illness treatment and HIV/AIDS prevention and care management.  

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Toys for Tots

(989) 892-8687
www.bay-county-mi.toysfortots.org

The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

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TrueNorth Community Services

(231) 924-0641
www.truenorthservices.org

emPower is a TrueNorth program offered in 63 Michigan counties. It assists households meeting the 150% federal poverty guidelines with past due or shutoff status electrical bills and/or deliverable fuel needs such as propane, wood, fuel, oil, gas, pellets, corn, etc. For more information call 231-924-0641.  

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United Way Bay County

(989) 893-7508
www.unitedwaybaycounty.org

Everyone deserves opportunities to have a good life: a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, and good health.

That’s why United Way’s work is focused on the building blocks for a good life:

  • Youth
  • Health
  • Basic Needs

We are all connected and interdependent. We all win when a child succeeds in school, when families are financially stable, when people are healthy.

United Way’s goal is to create long-lasting changes by addressing the underlying causes of these problems. Living united means being a part of the change. It takes everyone in the community working together to create a brighter future.

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YWCA Great Lakes Bay Region

(989) 894-9055
www.ywcaglbr.org

The YWCA's mission is the economic advancement of women in the Great Lakes Bay Region. The YWCA Women’s Resource Center includes a full technology center and provides education, resume development, job searches, computer literacy skills, legal assistance referrals, financial literacy and other support services to assist women in becoming economically self-sufficient. 

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