Community Support

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GetSetUp online classes for seniors

Live Online Learning for Adults!

New from the Library of Michigan for older Michiganders.  GetSetUp offers over 1,800 real-time virtual classes on their video platform that make it easy to learn new skills and connect with a trusted community.  Give it a try today!  Free Classes for Michiganders!

COVID Testing Information

FREE At-home COVID Antigen Tests are available at GLADL while supplies last — Pickup in our lobby or Curbside.

BEDHD Free COVID Testing Clinics

Find more COVID test options

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COVID testing FAQ

Organizations — Ready to Help

Grand Ledge Emergency Assistance ProgramAn all-volunteer organization that assists with utility bills, transportation, food, medical bills and housing needs for families within the GL School District. 517-626-0694

MI Bridges – apply for benefits, get help with healthcare coverage, food & cash assistance.  

Tri-County Office on Aging – connecting seniors and those who care for seniors with a variety of services

Directories & Guides

Michigan 2-1-1 – Dial 2-1-1  or connect online.  Michigan 2-1-1 is an easy way to connect with help of all kinds, right in your community. Need help with food, housing, or paying bills? Need support in a family crisis or community disaster?  Any time. All the time. Just call, text, or search online and we’ll get you connected.

Eaton County Wellness Resource Directory — find programs and services to help improve your mental health

Mental Health Resources — Be KIND to your MIND — variety of online options and If you’re feeling emotional distress due to the COVID-19 pandemic, get free, confidential support from a Michigan Stay Well counselor.  Dial 1-888-535-6136 and press “8”  The Stay Well counseling line is available 24/7.

Veteran’s Small Business Guide — grants, loans, and training resources for veteran entrepreneurs compiled by digital.com

Broadband Internet Providers for Grand Ledge — listing of broadband and TV options for Grand Ledge with contact information

 

Benefit Programs & Resources — local, regional, state, and federal

Affordable Connectivity Program — is an FCC program that helps connect families and households struggling to afford internet service.  For more information, check out www.fcc.gov/ACP for a Consumer FAQ.  The ACP provides:

  • Up to $30/month discount for broadband service;
  • Up to $75/month discount for households on qualifying Tribal lands; and
  • A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet

Michigan.gov COVID-19 and Unemployment Benefits

Michigan.gov Federal CARES Act updates — Information about PUA and PEUC

IRS.gov — Economic Impact Payments information

Information for Michigan WiC Families

Ways to Volunteer — learn about days of service, helping the DNR, or be a mentor; Get Involved. Make a Difference

 

Household/Food Pantries

  • Ken’s Coat Closet  — most current information — Ken’s Coat Closet Facebook Page or email kenscoatcloset@gmail.com
  • Food Pantry listing  — Churches and Community Centers from foodpantries.org
  • Grand Ledge Seventh Day Adventist Community Service Center … food pantry for families facing a temporary emergency within the Grand Ledge, Eagle, Mulliken, and Wacousta area. 517-627-4348
  • Believers Christian Church Food Pantry … food pantry located in Eagle. 517-622-0719
  • Free Little Food Pantries … help-yourself pantries at both 227 West Jefferson and 402 North Clinton in Grand Ledge, MI 48837

 

Housing

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Important Phone Numbers

  • 211 — dial this simple number to get connected to resources
  • COVID-19 Hotline — 1-888-535-6136 (7 days a week from 8am-5pm)
  • Sparrow COVID-19 Hotline 1-877-205-1300 (not for emergencies — use 911)
  • Tri-County Office on Aging — 1-800-405-9141
  • Need help with your GLADL Library Account — 517-627-7014
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