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Resource Guides

Your Gateway to Community Support

Navigate Your Way to Support With Ease

In the landscape of community support and services, finding the right resource when you need it can be a daunting task. The United Way of Northeast Michigan simplifies this journey with our curated Resource Guides. Designed to connect you with a wide range of assistance programs across Alcona, Alpena, and Montmorency counties, our guides are your first step toward accessing the help you need.

Explore Our Resource Guides

Our comprehensive Resource Guides cover various areas of support, including but not limited to:

  • Food and Nutrition: Locations of food banks, meal services, and nutrition programs.
  • Housing and Shelter: Information on emergency shelters, affordable housing options, and utility assistance programs.
  • Healthcare Services: Listings of local healthcare providers, mental health support, and substance abuse treatment facilities.
  • Employment and Education: Resources for job training, employment services, adult education, and literacy programs.
  • Family and Childcare Services: Support for childcare, parenting programs, and services for seniors and people with disabilities.

Supported Agencies & Resources

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211 Resource & Referral Hotline

Alcona County
& Referral Hotline

Alpena Childcare & Development Center

Alpena Childcare &
Development Center
(Serving birth to 12 years)

Alpena Senior Citizens Center

Alpena Senior Citizen’s Center
(Meals on Wheels)

Alzheimer's Association

Alzheimer’s Association (Caregiver Education)


(It’s All About Books: Classroom libraries)

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Art In the Loft
(R.E.A.C.H Program)

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Boy’s and Girl’s Club
of Alpena

(S.M.A.R.T. Moves)

Child and Family Services

Child & Family Services

Friends Together

Friends Together

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity

Homework Rescue

Homework Rescue

Hope Shores Alliance

Hope Shores Alliance 
(Domestic Violence Emergency Shelter)

Hospice of Michigan

Hospice of Michigan
(Grief Support)

MLK Committee

Martin Luther King Committee

Partners In Prevention

Partners in Prevention

Salvation Army

Salvation Army
(Emergency Services/
Summer Outreach)

Sunrise Center

Sunrise Center

Sunrise Mission Alpena

Sunrise Mission
(Homeless Shelter Services)

  • Born Learning Trail
  • Christmas Wish List
  • Gear-Up (School Shopping Supporting Youth)
  • Stuff the Bus (School Supply Collection)
  • Summer Stock Up (Food Pantry Support)

How to Use Our Guides

  1. Select Your Area of Need: Start by choosing the category that best fits your situation.
  2. Find Local Services: Each guide provides detailed information on services available in your community, including contact details and how to access them.
  3. Reach Out: Once you’ve identified a resource, contact them directly for more information or to seek assistance.

Empowerment Through Information

Knowledge is power, especially when facing challenges. Our Resource Guides are more than just lists of services; they’re a tool for empowerment, designed to give you control over your circumstances by connecting you with the right support at the right time.

For additional assistance or questions about our Resource Guides, contact us today. Let us help you find the support you need.