Needs

Where to Turn – Community Resources

As part of our COVID-19 precautions we’re moving some of our posted information on local resources online. This page will be updated regularly, if you have any specific needs or questions we have not addressed please ask a librarian.

Grand Traverse Area Community Resource Guide

City of Traverse City Community Resource Guide


TransportationBATA (Route Map) (Mobile Ticketing – Apple, Android)


Emergency Assistance

  • 211 – Just dial 211 for local transportation or housing assistance, clothing, or help with home heating
  • Crisis Hotline: 1-833-295-0616 Northern Lakes Community Mental Health Authority
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
  • Women’s Resource Center 24 Hr. Helpline: 1-800-554-4972

Food

  • Monday: Breakfast 8:30-10:30 am Central United Methodist Church 222 Cass St.;  Lunch Noon, Salvation Army 1239 Barlow
  • Tuesday: Breakfast 8:30-10:30 am Central United Methodist Church 222 Cass St.;  Lunch 11:30 am, The Friends Church 5th & Oak; Dinner 5:30 pm First Church of the Nazarene 1023 S Division
  • Wednesday: Breakfast 8:30-10:30 am Central United Methodist Church 222 Cass St.;  Lunch Noon, Salvation Army 1239 Barlow; Dinner 5 pm Bayview Wesleyan Church 720 Wayne St.
  • Thursday: Breakfast 8:30-10:30 am Central United Methodist Church 222 Cass St.;  Lunch Noon, Central United Methodist Church 222 Cass St.; Dinner 5:30 pm Faith Reformed Church 1139 E Front St.
  • Friday: Breakfast 8:30-10:30 am Central United Methodist Church 222 Cass St.;  Lunch Noon, Salvation Army 1239 Barlow or Noon, Grace Episcopal 349 Washington
  • Saturday: Lunch, Noon St. Francis High School Cafeteria 123 E. 11th St
  • Sunday: Lunch, 1 pm Watershed Church at Grace Episcopal 349 Washington; Dinner 5 pm Trinity Lutheran Church, 13th & Maple

Shelter

  • Goodwill Inn, 231-922-4890
  • Safe Harbor, Homeless Response Hotline (844) 900-0500
  • Eviction Diversion, Rental Assistance, & Legal Advice 231-947-2055 (Father Fred Foundation)
  • Women’s Resource Center 24 Hr. Helpline: 1-800-554-4972

Legal Aid

  • https://www.cfsnwmi.org/free-legal-aid-clinic
  • Eviction Diversion, Rental Assistance, & Legal Advice 231-947-2055 (Father Fred Foundation)
  • Divorce & Custody Clinic – 3rd Thursday of each Month (Except July) – 6-8 pm Grace Episcopal Church 349 Washington St. 231-941-0771

Skills, Employment & Job Search


Youth & Teens

  • Pete’s Place, 231-922-4800
  • Homeless Response Hotline: 844-900-0500
  • TCAPS District Liaison Abigail Jordan LLMSW – 231-933-5901, jordanab@taps.net
  • State Coordinator 517-241-6974
  • National Center for Homeless Education 800-308-2145

Families 


Seniors


Veterans


Other


Where to Turn – Library Materials

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