Health & Community Resources

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  • Community Resource Directory

    Michigan 2-1-1 is a free, confidential service that connects you with local community-based organizations across the state offering thousands of different programs and services for people seeking answers. Last year more than half a million Michigan residents turned to 2-1-1 for health and human service information and referrals and the numbers continue to grow. If you need help for yourself, a neighbor or a loved one, call 2-1-1 or search the 2-1-1 website to find out where to get help. 2-1-1 has information on more than 30,000 different programs and services across the state.

    Aunt Bertha is a Social Care Network. Per their website “Aunt Bertha is the largest closed loop referral network for social services in the United States. Since 2010, we’ve been connecting people in need and the programs that serve them, with dignity and ease. Just enter you ZIP code – we cover the entire US – and you’ll find hundreds, sometimes thousands, of free and reduced cost social services that help people during tough times.”

  • Employment Resource Directory
    Capital Area Michigan Works
    www.camw.org

    Provides workshops for Job Interviewing, writing Resume and Cover Letters, Job Finder group as well as chances to meet with local employers. They also support clients in exploring potential careers and enhancing education. There are three locations – see below.

    Lansing American
    Job Center
    St. Johns American
    Job Center
    Charlotte American
    Job Center
    2110 S. Cedar Street
    Lansing , MI 48910
    101 W. Cass St., Suite A
    St. Johns , MI 48879
    945 Reynolds Road
    Charlotte , MI 48813
    Hours:
    Mon-Fri 8am-5pm
    Hours:
    Mon–Fri 8am-5pm
    Hours:
    Mon-Fri 8am-5pm
    Phone:
    (517) 492-5500
    Phone:
    (989) 224-2000
    Phone:
    (517) 816-6980


    Peckham, Inc
    www.peckham.org

    Peckham, Inc., a nonprofit vocational rehabilitation organization, provides job training opportunities for persons with significant disabilities and other barriers to employment. Peckham provides people with physical, cognitive, behavioral and socio-economic challenges, a platform to demonstrate their ability, learn new skills, participate in work and enjoy the rewards of their success. Peckham provides opportunities so clients can experience meaningful employment growth.

    3510 Capital City Blvd
    Lansing, MI 48906-2102
    Phone:
    517-316-4000
    Email:
    info@peckham.org



    Women’s Center of Greater Lansing
    www.womenscenterofgreaterlansing.org

    Services include career counseling and resume preparation, individual counseling, and a wide variety of support groups and workshops.

    • Career counseling
    • Resume and cover letter preparation
    • Economic education and planning
    • Professional clothes closet
    • Work Your Image seminars
    • Customized job search assistance
    • Legal clinic
    1710-1712 E. Michigan Ave
    Lansing, MI 48912
    Phone:
    517-372-9163
    Email:
    womenscentergl@gmail.com
    Hours: Monday-Thursday  9am-5pm  Friday
    9am-12pm
  • Income Resource Directory

     

    Capital Area Michigan Works
    See above for services and contact information for potential career opportunities.

    SSDI (social security disability insurance) & SSI (supplemental security income)

    • Adult: applying for Disability Benefits
    • Child: applying for Disability Benefits
      • Website: www.ssa.gov/benefits/disability/apply-child.html
      • Review the disability starter kit online – use website address above. It includes a checklist and a worksheet to help you gather the information you need. Have this information with you at the time of the interview.
      • If you have access to the Internet, you can fill out a Child Disability Report at: www.socialsecurity.gov/childdisabilityreport 
      • For more information visit our website at www.socialsecurity.gov/disability/ or call toll-free 1-800-772-1213 (for the deaf or hard of hearing, call TTY 1-800-325-0778).

     

    **The above list is not a full list of services. You can also call 2-1-1 who can connect you with these and other services that are not listed. 2-1-1 is available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. If you encounter difficulty reaching 2-1-1 using a cell phone, please call 844-875-9211. **