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.

You can visit each resource's website by clicking on their logo.
Name Description Availability
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 and confidential, and our Call Specialists are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Visit their website or call them at 211.
Healthcare, Housing & Food Assistance, Seniors, Substance Abuse, Youth and Teens
AgeWell offers senior services in Muskegon, Ottawa and Oceana counties including physical activity, learning opportunists, and nutrition to keep older adults healthy. Visit their website or call them at 231-755-0434.
Housing & Food Assistance, Seniors, Transportation
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. Visit their website or call them at 616-451-3001.
Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Youth and Teens
Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Dedicated to assisting those with visual impairments or blindness, the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired works hard to ensure that their clients can continue to live independently with their remaining vision. Visit them at or call them at 616-458-1187.
Disability Assistance
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lakeshore
The mission of Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the Lakeshore is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. You can help by donating or volunteering to help children in your local community. Visit their website or call them at 231-798-1391.
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. Visit them at or call them at 231-375-5576.
Youth and Teens
bureau of services for blind persons
The mission of the Bureau of Services for Blind Persons is to provide opportunities to individuals who are blind or visually impaired to achieve employment, and/or achieve maximum and meaningful independence in life through comprehensive rehabilitative services. Visit their website or call them at 616-356-0180
Disability Assistance, Education, Government
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. Visit their website or call them at 616-456-1443.
Baby Needs, Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Housing & Food Assistance, Healthcare, Faith, Seniors
Citi Boi
The objective of Citi Boi is to bridge the gap by generating donations and making effective use of the funds to help people that are suffering. Visit their website at or call them at 231-375-0067
Clothing, Education, Employment/Jobs, Housing & Food Assistance, Veterans
City of Muskegon Heights Tax Forms
Find past and current income tax forms for the City of Muskegon Heights. Visit their website or call them at 231-733-8999.
Government, Tax Resources
City of Muskegon Tax Forms
Find the past and most current income tax forms for the City of Muskegon. Visit their website or call them at 231-724-6770.
Government, Tax Resources
Cloth Option
The Cloth Option is a collective of cloth diaper advocates working together to end diaper need.  They believe that a cloth option should be available to all who choose it; that’s why they are joining together to make cloth diapers accessible to those who want to incorporate them into their family’s routine. Visit their website or call them at 413-455-0865.
Baby Needs
Co-pay Relief
The Co-Pay Relief program exists to help reduce the financial distress patients, and their families face when paying for treatment. Visit them at or call them at 1-866-512-3861
Community enCompass
Community enCompass is a neighborhood development organization serving the core-city neighborhoods of Muskegon, MI. Visit their website or call them at 231-728-3117.
Faith, Housing & Food Assistance, Youth and Teens
Community Foundation for Muskegon County
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. Visit them at or call 231-722-4538.
Deaf and hard of hearing services
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services provides equal communication access, education, and advocacy to the Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing in pursuit of all life’s opportunities. They offer excellent youth programming, hearing assistive technology, certified interpreters, advocacy, educational workshops, American Sign Language classes, and many volunteer opportunities! Visit their website or call them at 616-732-7358.
Disability Assistance, Language Services
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. Visit their website or call them at 231-722-0088.
Healthcare, Disability Assistance
DTE Assistance Programs
DTE offers a variety of utility assistance programs. Visit their website or call them at 800-477-4747.
Housing & Food Assistance
Eastside Outpatient Services is here to assist you or a loved one who is battling addiction ~ they offer help and hope to individuals and their family members affected by substance use or abuse. During this transition they work with you through this journey to a new life. Visit their website or call them at 231-739-4395.
Substance Abuse
Embrace books
Embrace Books is a  free bookstore that serves Muskegon and the surrounding areas by providing access to a wide range of books for free. No qualifications, no requirements, no strings attached. Visit their website or call them at 231-981-8415.
equality michigan
Equality Michigan partners with pro-LGBTQ+ individuals and organizations to ensure lawmakers and the public are educated on the laws, policies, and regulations needed to achieve and protect LGBTQ+ equality in Michigan. Visit their website at or call them at 313-537-7000.
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. Visit their website or call them at 231-759-7909. To reach their 24-Hour Crisis Hotline call 231-722-3333.
Healthcare, Housing & Food Assistance, Legal Help, Mental Health, Women’s Support
Fair Housing Center of West Michigan
The Fair Housing Center of West Michigan is a private, non-profit, fair housing organization committed to providing comprehensive fair housing services, including education, outreach, research, advocacy and enforcement. Visit their website or call them at 616-451-2980 or toll free at 866-389-FAIR
Housing & Food Assistance
Fresh Coast Alliance
What began as 70x7 Life Recovery Muskegon, a prisoner reentry program ministry has evolved into Fresh Coast Alliance, a reentry and recovery outreach program. Visit their website or call them at 231-286-1992.
Employment/Jobs, Faith, Housing & Food Assistance, Substance Abuse
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. Visit their website or call them at 231-722-7871.
Career Training, Employment/Jobs, Tax Resources, Veterans, Housing & Food Assistance
Graham's Foundation
Graham’s Foundation educates and informs preemie parents so they feel empowered and confident while they navigate the journey of prematurity. They are committed to a world where no parent goes through the experience of prematurity alone. Visit their website
Baby Needs
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. Visit their website or call them at 877-614-7328.
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. Visit their website or call them at 616-331-6900.
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. Visit their website or call 231-733-6750 for Medical and Behavioral Heath, 231-737-8603 got Dental, 231-737-1335 for Newborns, and 231-733-6678 for OB and Women's Health.
Healthcare, Mental Health, Youth and Teens
Harbor Hospice
Harbor Hospice’s Bob and Merle Scolnik Healing Center offers grief support services provided by licensed grief counselors and specially trained volunteers. Services are free of charge to any adult, teen or child in the community and include supportive calls, education, special events, individual and family counseling, and support groups. Virtual counseling and group access via telehealth available upon request. Individuals with needs beyond the scope of grief counseling will be provided with referrals to other counselors or agencies for assistance. Visit their website at or call 231-728-3442.
Mental Health
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. Visit their website or call 231-724-1111 for information or 231-722-4357 for mental health concerns.
Disability Assistance, Employment/Jobs, 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. Visit their website or call 231-821-0000.
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. Visit their website or call 231-747-8555.
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. Visit their website or call 231-737-9707 for the Glade St store, 231-733-6144 for the Sherman Blvd store, or 231-893-52066 for the Whitehall store.
Clothing, Faith, Housing & Food Assistance
Imagination Library
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is dedicated to inspiring a love of reading by gifting books free of charge to children from birth to age five, through funding shared by Dolly Parton and local community partners in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and Republic of Ireland. Visit their website or call 865-428-9606.
Literacy, Youth and Teens
Find past and current federal tax forms. Visit their website
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. Visit their website at or call 231-726-4887.
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 . Visit their website at or call 231-733-8686.
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. Visit or call 231-777-3905.
Clothing, 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. Visit their website or call 231-777-2637.
Baby Needs, 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. Visit their website or call 616-389-8601.
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. Visit their website or call231-733-3700.
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. Visit the website
Parks & Rec, Youth and Teens
Michigan Workforce Development
Workforce Development's vision is to promote a flexible, innovative, and effective workforce system within the State of Michigan. To accomplish this, Workforce Development supports a demand driven workforce system, assists the structurally unemployed with financial independence, advocates for the integration of workforce development into the K-12 school system, and supports the alignment of workforce development with economic development efforts. Visit their website or call 517-335-5858.
Business, Career Training, Education, Employment/Jobs, Government, Veterans
Migrant Legal Aid
Migrant Legal Aid is a nonprofit organization that has advocated for migrant workers’ rights since 1973. We recognize the importance of migrant and seasonal farmworkers and fight to maintain their human dignity. This includes advocating for their right to proper housing, safe working conditions, and a fair wage. Visit their website or call 616-454-5055.
Legal Help
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. Visit their website or call 231-733-9672.
Clothing, Housing & Food Assistance, Healthcare, Transportation, Utilities
Michigan Organization on Adolescent Sexual Health mobilizes youth voices, engages community partners, and informs decision-makers to advance sexual health, identities, and rights and envisions a society that respects and celebrates youth identities, advocacy, and informed choices. Visit their website or call 517-318-1414.
Healthcare, LGBTQ+, Youth and Teens
MOKA creates opportunities for independence and acceptance in our communities by supporting children and adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities in making choices, building relationships, sharing places, developing skills, enhancing reputations and contributing back. Visit their website or call 800-644-2434.
Career Training, Disability Assistance, Housing & Food Assistance
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. Visit them at
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. Visit their website or call 231-727-6000.
Faith, Housing & Food Assistance
Muskegon County
The latest news and events from Muskegon County. Visit their website or call 231-724-6520 for the Administration Office, 231-734-6221 for the County Clerk, 231-724-6246 for the Health Department, 231-724-6411 for Public Works, 231-724-6351 for the Sheriff, or 231-724-7143 for Veteran Affairs.
Muskegon County Parks & Rec
Camp, hike, swim, cycle…No matter your preference, all can be enjoyed at one of Muskegon County’s beautiful parks, all year long. Find out what’s in your own “backyard.” Visit their website or call 231-744-3580.
Parks & Rec
Muskegon County Salvation Army
The Salvation Army exists to meet human need. Visit their website or call 231-773-3284.
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. Visit their website or call 231-739-9315.
Healthcare, Mental Health, Youth and Teens
Muskegon Food Pantries
A list of food pantries in the area and the their requirements. Visit their website
Housing & Food Assistance
Muskegon Housing Commission
Offering local and resourceful housing solutions for the Muskegon area including Public Housing and the Section 8 HCVP. Visit their website or call 231-722-2647.
Housing & Food Assistance
Muskegon Kids Food Basket
Empowering communities to attack childhood hunger so that young people can learn and live well. Visit their website or call 231-747-8575.
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. Visit their website or call 231-722-3751.
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. Visit their website or call 231-518-6988.
Faith, Healthcare
Muskegon Pride Center
Muskegon Pride Center promotes tolerance and acceptance throughout the community and provides a safe, non-judgmental network of support and resources for LGBT+ individuals who share a common vision of social equality. Visit their website
Muskegon Rescue Mission
Muskegon Rescue Mission provides food, shelter, clothing and spiritual direction to neighbors. visit their website or call 231-727-6090.
Clothing, Housing & Food Assistance, Faith, Employment/Jobs, Career Training, Women’s Support
Muskegon YMCA
Poised for a sustainable, mission focused future, the Muskegon YMCA is at the forefront of a national YMCA shift toward healthy living for entire communities. It is a non-profit organization dedicated to building a healthy future for Muskegon through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Visit their website or call 231-722-9622.
Housing & Food Assistance
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. Visit their website or call 231-725-9499.
Housing & Food Assistance, Seniors, Utilities
My Free Taxes
United Way partners with H&R Block to provide free online tax preparation to every household with a simple return. Visit their website
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. Visit their website  or call 1-800-273-8255.
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. Visit their website or call 231-332-3849.
Disability Assistance, Youth and Teens
Patient Advocate Foundation
Patient Advocate Foundation provides case management services and financial aid to Americans with chronic, life threatening and debilitating illnesses. Visit their website or call them at 1-800-532-5274
Disability Assistance, Healthcare
Pioneer Resources
Pioneer Resources' mission is to help people with disabilities and seniors attain independence and dignity by creating opportunities for participation in the community. They help people looking for affordable housing and specialized homes, vocational training, ABA therapy & community living supports programs,  transportation services, and recreational programs. Visit their website or call 231-773-5355.
Career Training, Disability Assistance, Housing & Food Assistance, Parks & Rec, Seniors, Transportation
Planned Parenthood
Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of people worldwide. Visit their website or call 616-459-3101.
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. Visit their website or call 231-724-6246.
Baby Needs, Education, Healthcare, Substance Abuse, Youth and Teens
Pure Michigan Talent Connect
Pure Michigan Talent Connect is your launch pad for new jobs, careers and talent! Visit their website or call 1-888-522-0103.
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. Visit their website or call 231-766-5040.
Education, Language Services, 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. Visit their website or call 231-733-3585.
Services of Hope
Servicios de Esperanza (Services of Hope) serves the counseling needs of our community by empowering individuals and families to live a positive and healthy lifestyle by providing mental health and substance abuse services through diverse clinicians, non-traditional times, and bilingual services. Visit their website or call 231-722-7980.
Language Services, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
the arc
The mission of The Arc Muskegon is to provide advocacy, education and support services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families and actively support their inclusion, equality and participation in the community. Visit their website or call 231-777-2006.
Disability Assistance
trevor Project
The Trevor Project works to end suicide among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning young people. Visit their website or call 212-695-8650. For crisis help call 1-866-488-7386.
Mental Health, LGBTQ+, Youth and Teens
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. Visit their website or call 231-722-3134.
Healthcare, Housing & Food Assistance, Mental Health, Tax Resources, Youth and Teens
Visit Muskegon
Check out the latest events happening in Muskegon County. Visit their website or call 800-250-9283.
Parks & Rec
Vote 411
Election Information you need. Visit their website or call 1-866-687-8683.
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. Visit their website
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. Visit their website
Veterans, Education, Healthcare, Mental Health, Employment/Jobs, Housing & Food Assistance, Legal Help
West 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. Visit their website or call 231-724-6381.
Career Training, Education, Employment/Jobs
White Lake Chamber of Commerce
Discover the community of White Lake. Visit their website or call 231-893-4585.
Business, Government, Parks & Rec