Community Resources

There are a plethora of resources available in the Muskegon County community, and the Muskegon Area District Library strives to provide access to as many as possible.  If you know the name of the organization you are looking for, you can find it below.  If you would like to see all community resources available concerning a specific issue or topic, please use the search bar below to see resources divided by categories.
Name Description Availability
Arbor Circle
Arbor Circle is one of West Michigan’s most comprehensive providers of mental health counseling, substance use treatment and family development programs. Their staff collaborates with local resources to address the needs of our community, promote new ways of assistance, and find better strategies to help the people they serve.
Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Youth and Teens
Boys and Girls Club of West Michigan
The Five Key Elements for Positive Youth Development are at the center of our work as a Boys & Girls Club. When implemented together and with consistency, the Club meets the developmental needs of youth by providing a safe, positive environment, access to fun and a sense of belonging, access to supportive relationships, meaningful opportunities and expectations, formal and informal recognition.
Youth and Teens
Call  2-1-1
Dialing 2-1-1 is a simple way for people to connect with important health, human, and community services in their community. 2-1-1 is free, confidential and our Call Specialists are available 24 hours a day...7 days a week.
Healthcare, Housing & Food Assistance, Seniors, Substance Abuse, Youth and Teens
Catholic Charities West Michigan
Each day, Catholic Charities West Michigan works to feed the hungry, counsel those who struggle, and build strong families throughout West Michigan and beyond.
Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Housing & Food Assistance, Healthcare, Faith, Seniors
City of Muskegon Heights Tax Forms
Find past and current income tax forms for the City of Muskegon Heights. 
Government, Tax Resources
City of Muskegon Tax Forms
Find the past and most current income tax forms for the City of Muskegon. 
Government, Tax Resources
Community enCompass
Community enCompass is a neighborhood development organization serving the core-city neighborhoods of Muskegon, MI.
Faith, Housing & Food Assistance, Youth and Teens
Disability Network
Disability Network West Michigan is committed to accessibility, inclusion and diversity while being consumer directed and accountable. Their mission is to advocate, educate, empower and provide resources for persons with disabilities. They promote accessible communities, fulfilling our vision of ensuring that accessibility is an accepted civil right.
Healthcare, Disability Assistance
DTE Assistance Programs
DTE offers a variety of utility assistance programs. 
Housing & Food Assistance
Every Woman's Place
Every Woman’s Place provides services for victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. All services are free of charge to survivors and their children. They offer safe shelter, counseling, advocacy and supportive services to women and children surviving domestic and sexual violence. Services also include parenting education, sexual assault crisis intervention, information and referrals, and a 24-hour crisis line.
Healthcare, Housing & Food Assistance, Legal Help, Mental Health, Women’s Support
Goodwill Industries of West Michigan
Goodwill strives to enhance the dignity and quality of life of individuals and families by helping people reach their full potential through education, skills training, and the power of work.
Career Training, Employment/Jobs, Tax Resources, Veterans, Housing & Food Assistance
Great Start to Quality
Great Start to Quality is Michigan's quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) that supports early childhood programs and providers in their efforts to improve their programs. We also help Michigan families find and choose quality child care programs that meet their children's needs.
Education, Youth and Teens
GVSU Innovation Hub
The Muskegon Innovation Hub (the Hub) is a business innovation program that provides coaching, funding, networking, and a synergistic work environment to help businesses and entrepreneurs achieve their growth potential. We are a key partner in the region's innovation ecosystem, supporting startup businesses, entrepreneurs, and corporate innovation teams.
Hackley Community Care
School Based Health offered to students ages 5-21 years old including Primary Care, Preventative Health Care, Dental, and Mental Health Services with parental consent. Minor Confidential services offered (those allowed under Michigan law) without consent of a parent/guardian. They also provide adolescent risks assessments, behavioral health group therapy, and coordination with the youth's primary care provider.
Healthcare, Mental Health, Youth and Teens
Health West
Health West provides mental health care as well as services in the areas of developmental disabilities, substance use, physical health, and early intervention and prevention. Their focus is on caring for the “whole person” as the key to wellness and recovery.
Disability Assistance, Healthcare, Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Youth and Teens
Holton Community Center
The Holton Community Center is a nondenominational, nonprofit Christian center in downtown Holton, Michigan that provides compassion, understanding, and assistance with food, clothing, and other necessary resources.
Housing & Food Assistance, Faith
Hope Project
The Hope Project supports the healing of girls and women who have survived sex trafficking and prevent further cases through mentoring and education. Programs will utilize a holistic approach to rehabilitation by providing comprehensive services to address the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of recovery.
Faith, Healthcare, Legal Help, Mental Health, Women’s Support, Youth and Teens
Hope's Outlet
Hope's Outlet Ministries offers a food pantry, faith services, and voucher programs.
Faith, Housing & Food Assistance
Find past and current federal tax forms.
Tax Resources
Legal Aid of Western Michigan
Legal Aid is a nonprofit law firm providing free legal advice and representation in a broad range of areas including consumer cases, family matters, etc.
Legal Help
Life Circles
LifeCircles provides an in-home alternative to traditional nursing home living by offering peace of mind and support to seniors and their caregivers .
Healthcare, Seniors, Transportation
Love Inc of Muskegon
Love INC of Muskegon offers a hand up rather than a handout.  They offer food pantries and other personal and home care needs, as well as classes and mentors.
Faith, Housing & Food Assistance, Baby Needs, Disability Assistance
The Muskegon Area Intermediate School District (MAISD) is a strong regional education service agency serving the public schools of Muskegon and parts of Oceana, Ottawa, and Newaygo counties.  Their primary mission is to provide the leadership, programs, and services that enhance the success of everyone we serve and it is our vision to be the premier source for quality educational leadership, programs, and services.
Disability Assistance, Education, Literacy, Youth and Teens
Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan
Promoting mental health awareness and preventing suicide through education because with knowledge comes the confidence to take action.
Education, Mental Health
MI Bridges
Provides cash to help meet your basic needs. Provides benefits to buy or grow food. Helps moms and kids up to age 5 with food, education, etc. Provides help or assistance for emergency housing, utility, and burial situations.
Housing & Food Assistance, Healthcare, Government, Baby Needs
Michigan Activity Pass
The Michigan Activity Pass provides library card holders at participating libraries statewide with free or discounted access to hundreds of Michigan state parks and recreation areas, historic sites, cultural attractions and campgrounds.
Parks & Rec, Youth and Teens
Michigan Works
West Michigan Works! is part of the statewide Michigan Works! system and the workforce development agency in West Michigan. We serve the employers and job seekers of Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Kent, Montcalm, Muskegon, and Ottawa counties.  They partner with employers, educators, economic developers and community organizations to create a qualified workforce that meets our region’s current and future talent needs and fuels our shared economic future.
Career Training, Education, Employment/Jobs
Mission for Area People
Services that fill gaps with food assistance, clothing, personal care items like soaps and detergent, medical copays and prescriptions, utility and rental assistance, and even help with transportation were provided.
Housing & Food Assistance, Healthcare
Muskegon Area Arts & Cultural Coalition
The Muskegon Area Arts & Cultural Coalition advocates for and educates the community on the significant economic and quality of life impact of the arts and cultural sector.
Muskegon Community Foundation
At the Community Foundation for Muskegon County (CFMC), we collaborate with donors, grantees, advisors and individuals to identify issues that are important to our communities. By bringing people together around a common mission and creating links between resources and your vision for the future, we help to ensure that our communities remain vital and strong.
Muskegon Cooperating Churches
Muskegon County Cooperating Churches is Muskegon County’s oldest and largest ecumenical ministry. They  discern needs in the community and create social service programs to meet those needs. They occasionally facilitate educational forums and or distribute educational and worship resources.
Faith, Housing & Food Assistance
Muskegon County
The latest news and events from Muskegon County. 
Muskegon County Homeless Continuum of Care Network
The Muskegon County Homeless Continuum of Care Network (MCHCCN) is the collaborative and coordinating system that increases awareness and acts to promote and support services to eradicate homelessness in Muskegon County.
Housing & Food Assistance
Muskegon County Salvation Army
The Salvation Army exists to meet human need wherever, whenever, and however we can.
Housing & Food Assistance, Substance Abuse, Youth and Teens, Faith
Muskegon Family Care
A health and dental clinic offering a full range of primary care services to families, including immunizations, well-child care, emergency dental care, dental hygiene visits. They provide transportation, interpretation, and community referral services to patients in need. They are recognized as a Patient Centered Medical Home.
Healthcare, Youth and Teens
Muskegon Food Pantries
A list of food pantries in the area and the their requirements. 
Housing & Food Assistance
Muskegon Housing Commission
Offering local and resourceful housing solutions for the Muskegon area including Public Housing and the Section 8 HCVP.
Housing & Food Assistance
Muskegon Kids Food Basket
Empowering communities to attack childhood hunger so that young people can learn and live well.
Housing & Food Assistance, Youth and Teens
Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce
The Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce is a hub for businesses in the Muskegon Lakeshore area.
Muskegon Pregnancy Services
Muskegon Pregnancy Services is a non-profit, Christ-centered organization that upholds the value of human life through the care of women in crisis pregnancies, mentoring new fathers, and reaching the next generation for prevention and education to empower them for healthy relationships.
Faith, Healthcare
Muskegon Rescue Mission
Muskegon Rescue Mission provides food, shelter, clothing and spiritual direction to neighbors.
Housing & Food Assistance, Faith, Employment/Jobs, Career Training
Muskegon-Oceana Community Action Partnership
A private nonprofit organization that works with community partners to ensure the issues of hardship and its causes are addressed in the service area.
Housing & Food Assistance
My Free Taxes
United Way partners with H&R Block to provide free online tax preparation to every household with a simple return. 
Tax Resources
National Suicide Prevention Hotline
We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
Mental Health
No More Sidelines
No More Sidelines is a non-profit organization, run by volunteers, committed to helping children and young adults with special needs in our community. They provide children and young adults with special needs, ages seven and older, an opportunity to play sports year round and to participate in community events and outings. There is no cost for a child to participate.
Disability Assistance, Youth and Teens
Planned Parenthood
Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of people worldwide.
Healthcare, LGBTQ+
Public Health - Muskegon County
Public Health - Muskegon County (PHMC) is the local health department serving the citizens of Muskegon County, Michigan. PHMC provides a variety of prevention, promotion and protection services to advance public health.
Education, Healthcare, Substance Abuse, Youth and Teens
Read Muskegon
Read Muskegon is breaking the generational cycle of illiteracy by providing customized programs that meet the unique needs of our learners and building community partnerships to maximize our impact.
Education, Literacy
Senior Resources
Senior Resources has served West Michigan for more than 45 years. They serve as the gateway to local resources, planning efforts and services to help older adults, their families and caregivers in Muskegon, Oceana and Ottawa Counties.
United Way of the Lakeshore
United Way of the Lakeshore unites community resources to invest in solutions that reduce poverty on Michigan's Lakeshore while improving the education and health of the local community. They support the work of more than 75 programs from local agencies across Muskegon, Newaygo, and Oceana Counties.
Healthcare, Housing & Food Assistance, Mental Health, Tax Resources, Youth and Teens
Visit Muskegon
Check out the latest events happening in Muskegon County.
Parks & Rec
Vote 411
Election Information you need. 
Government, Voting
West Michigan Veteran Assistance
The West Michigan Veteran's Assistance Program's Food Pantry offers up to 3 days of food for a qualified Veteran and their family. Veterans can receive a variety of meats, perishable, and non-perishable foods. They provide limited financial assistance to help Veterans with expenses that other programs cannot meet.
Veterans, Housing & Food Assistance
West Michigan Veterans Coalition
The West Michigan Veterans Coalition is a collaboration between local military friendly organizations that provide support, information, and resources to those that have served or are serving in the Armed Forces and their Families, employers, and other organizations throughout West Michigan.
Veterans, Education, Healthcare, Mental Health, Employment/Jobs, Housing & Food Assistance, Legal Help
White Lake Chamber of Commerce
Discover the community of White Lake. 
Business, Government, Parks & Rec