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Marquette and Alger County Community Resources

Marquette and Alger County Community Resources
Posted on 03/30/2020

Marquette County & Alger County

Community Resources 2020


Mental Health Resources:

**If you are in immediate crisis, call 911**


Pathways Community Mental Health

CRISIS SUPPORT: 24/7 crisis support call 1-888-PATHWAY

Alger County Office: (906) 387-3611

Marquette County Office: (906) 225-1181


Great Lakes Recovery Center

Call (906) 228-9696 or toll free at (855) 906-GLRC (4572)


UP Health Systems Marquette Behavioral Health

Call (906) 449-1600 or 1(800) 562-9753, ext. 3994 To get expert, caring help today in Alger and Marquette

Call 211

Text your zip code to 898-211

Toll-Free Alternative Number: (800) 338-1119

Alternative Number (906) 786-4701


Dial Help

Crisis Call: 800-562-7622 or 906-482-HELP

Crisis Text: 35NEEDS (906-356-3337)

Go to the website to chat with a person online:

Click on the white “chat now” button.


National Suicide Helpline

Crisis Call: 1-800-237-(8255)TALK

Crisis Text: HOME to 741741


Apps available to reduce stress, nervousness, and anxiety:

Headspace: meditation, stress relief - free with in-app purchases

Rootd: mindfulness, deep breathing, emergency contacts -
free with in-app purchases

Stop Panic and Anxiety Self-Help - free

Relax & Rest Guided Meditations: mindfulness, meditation - $1.99

Calm: mindfulness, meditation - free with in-app purchases

Stop Breathe and Think: mindfulness, meditation -free

Colorify: digital adult coloring book - free with in-app purchases

Nature Sounds Relax and Sleep - free with in-app purchases


Stress Relievers: Tips to Tame Stress


Helpful Articles:

Coping With Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks

Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19

How to practice self-care during coronavirus

Helping Teens Cope with the Stress of Isolation

Guide to self-care: Coping with coronavirus


Online AA meetings:

Food Resources:

AuTrain-Onota Public Schools

Alger Packs - Pick up sites in AuTrain (AuTrain Grocery)
and Deerton (School).

See ATO Facebook page and AC3 Facebook Page for pickup
dates and times.


Burt Township School District


Pick up from 11:00 a.m. - noon on Monday, Wednesday and

Delivery to Germfask (Ruff-Cut Music) from noon-1:00 p.m.
on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays.

Home delivery as arranged.


Gwinn Area Community Schools


Pick up 11:00 to 12:00 on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
at Sawyer Elementary and Gwinn High School canopy doors.


Ishpeming Public Schools


Pick up 11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday on the
Pearl street entrance of MS/HS

Pick up 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at
Christ the King Church.

Parents/Guardians can pick up for all of their children and/or
can pick up for multiple days at one time.


Marquette Area Public Schools



Pick up 8-9 a.m. and 11:30-12:30 at MSHS,

Pick up 10:50-11:10 a.m. at Graveraet,

Pick up 11:20-11:40 a.m. at Superior Hills parking lot,

12:00-12:20 p.m. Cherry Creek parking lot


Munising Public Schools


Pick up 12-1 p.m. at Munising Middle/High School

Delivery available to locations in the Wetmore, Shingleton,
Van Meer, Christmas and AuTrain areas.

If you would pick up a lunch at a location in one of these areas,
please call 906-387-2103, ext. 2193, and let us know the area
and how many lunches you would pick up.


Negaunee Public Schools



Pick up 11-1 p.m. at Negaunee Middle School, Negaunee
Township Hall and Richmond Township Library


NICE Community Schools


Patriot Packs program is still operating. Weekly food packs will
be available for pick up on Fridays, at Christ the King Church in
Ishpeming, and anytime prior to 5 p.m. on Fridays, at Bartanen's
Auto Body in Ishpeming.


North Star Montessori Academy


Pick up 12-1 p.m., bus stop drops at scheduled afternoon
drop-off time on Thursdays of each week


Powell Township Schools


Students of Powell can have meals delivered to their residence.


Republic-Michigamme Schools


Food for any student and their family, pick-up from 10-1 on
Wednesdays and Thursdays


Superior Central Schools


Alger Packs - Pick up sites in Chatham (Village Pub) and
Trenary (Silver Dollar).

See SC Facebook page and AC3 Facebook Page for pickup
dates and times.


Where Students Can Get Meals


Map of Michigan indicating all meal locations sponsored
by schools. The map is hosted by the Michigan Department
of Education.


Jackson’s Pit Restaurant

Negaunee- Free sack lunches for kids from 11-4 pm


Travel Marquette

Free food pantry for restaurant, hospitality, and bar workers.


Burger King

Nationwide- 2 free kids meals with purchase of adult entree
while supplies last

Internet Resources:

Charter Spectrum

Broadband and WiFi services can be installed for free in new
student households for 60 days. The offer is available to both
K-12 and college students. Call 1-844-488-8395 to enroll


Peter White Public Library

Free Wi-Fi available in the parking lot. Network name is

Educational/Parenting Resources:

Here's The Entire List of Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions Due to School Closings


Child Care options for residents of Marquette County and Alger County

Homeless Resources:

To find the Homeless Liaison contact person in your school
district please locate them on the following list:
Full U.P. District Liaison Contact List or contact the U.P.
Coordinator, Rayme Martineau at or office: 906-226-5139.

Temporary Employment:

Michigna Works!

Connecting people looking for work with employers needing
temporary employees. Contact them directly at
(906) 228=3075 ext. 0



Looking for workers to clean. Contact them directly at


Looking for delivery drivers. Apply online at



Announced that it is suspending customer disconnections and
waiving late fees for anyone unable to pay their monthly natural
gas bill.

If you are concerned about your gas service or struggling to
pay your bill, please contact SEMCO at 1-800-624-2019 to
speak with a customer service representative.


United Way

Has an economic relief fund to help with bills, food and rent
-call 1-866-211-9966 and provide your zip code to be given a
list of local agencies that will provide assistance.