If You Are In Need Of Assistance Please Call 211!
2-1-1, the three digit helpline, is working with State Agency Emergency Management coordinators to ensure 2-1-1 is able to assist the statewide COVID-19 response effectively as in other emergencies. Locally, we are communicating with all the helping agencies to update their program information and availability to ensure that this “one-stop” place to call is continuously updated to meet the needs of local residents. Dial 2-1-1, Text your zip code to 898211, or Visit/Chat www.call-211.org to link to available local services.
Free COVID-19 Virtual Screenings Call 616-391-2380
As the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues to spread, community organizations and local partners are actively working to assist those impacted by the disease.
You can help our community respond to the impact of COVID-19. This website will be updated regularly to provide resources, volunteer opportunities, and ways to engage as a donor.
What You Can Do To Help!
Steps to Prevent Illness & Other Health Information:
Health Insurance and Medical Expenses
Mental Health and Crisis
Volunteer Your Time:
- Honor the public health recommendations. If you’re delivering supplies or food to a family or organization, follow the suggestion of social distancing – ring the doorbell and move away from the door, text them beforehand, etc.
- Feel connected through solo volunteering. Even if you’ve signed up for a solo volunteering opportunity – like delivering food to someone who needs it or distributing door hangers with information – know that the people you’re helping appreciate your outreach and you’re helping people feel connected. You’re also staying true to the health department’s suggestion of social distancing.
- Look for opportunities that are limited in size. Organizations know how important of a role they play in minimizing the spread of the disease. If you are committed to volunteering with others, look for a group size of 10 or less.
- Stay home when you are sick. This seems simple, but you should be doing all of the things to stay safe – handwashing, limiting exposure, etc. – but this one deserves a second shout out. If you are not feeling well, please stay home and get well. Thanks to people who think like you, there will be plenty of volunteers out there to help when needed
Organizations are facing an increased demand for food and household goods. Make an in-kind gift to support their work. Click Here to see a list of pantries and the items they are in need of.
Another way to help those affected by COVID-19 is to donate your financial resources. Click Here to donate an online gift towards the COVID-19 Response Fund.
Resource Questions and Concerns
Muskegon/Oceana Schools Food Distribution; click the link to view their press release
School Closed- Child Care Options – Ideas
For more daycare options please call; 877-616-7328 or visit greatstarttoquality.org
- The high school students are available and most are looking for a way to earn some money
- Check with teenagers in your neighborhood to watch the kids
- Think carpool but make it a babysitting pool – two families can share a babysitter
- Check with friends and relatives to care for the kids while they are out of school
- Your church could have space available for the kids and the youth group could babysit and earn money for their project
- Reach out on social media to your friends
- Does your work have space for someone to watch the kids
- Call 2-1-1 or visit their website at www.call-211.org
Newaygo Child Care Flyer; Click Here
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