The Library is a connector for Kalkaska community engagement and a cultural necessity for our region to thrive. Here, when you walk through our doors, you’ll find more than just books. Think of us as the community’s living room—comfortable, welcoming, a place to belong.

ACTSFood and clothing. 8925 M-72, Williamsburg, MI 49690 | 231-938-2990

Affordable Connectivity Program: Discounts for home internet, computers, and laptops

American Red Cross: 735 Garfield Ave. #B100, Traverse City, MI 49686 | 231-947-7286

Bethany Christian ServicesCounseling services. 1055 Carriage Hill Dr., Traverse City, MI 49686 | 231-995-0870

Child and Family Services of Northwest MichiganCounseling services and teen shelter. 3785 Veterans Dr., Traverse City, MI 49684 | 231.946.8975

Common Sense Media: High quality, family-friendly media reviews for parents and educators

Community LighthouseFood and clothing services. 430 West State St., Mancelona, MI 49659 | 231-587-9967

Coronavirus, Michigan Resources

Disability Rights Michigan

District Health Department, Kalkaska CountyFamily health services, including WIC.

Father Fred FoundationFood pantry and clothing. 826 Hastings, Traverse City, MI 49686 | 231-947-2055

Good Samaritan Family ServicesFood pantry and family emergency services. 9746 Main St., Ellsworth, MI 49729 | 231-588-2208

Goodwill Northern MichiganHousing, jobs, and food services for low-income & unhoused people. 1-844-900-0500 

Health Department of Northwest MichiganFamily and community health services.

Heat & Energy Assistance, Kalkaska County

KAIRFood pantry, utility and heat assistance, and resale store. 324 Cedar St., Kalkaska, MI 49646 | 231-258-0060

Mancelona Food Pantry and Resale: 201 North Maple St., Mancelona, MI 49659 | Phone: 231-587-9606

Michael’s PlaceGrief support and counseling. 1212 Veteran’s Drive, Traverse City, MI 49684 | 231-947-6453

Michigan 211: Call 2-1-1 to connect to thousands of nonprofits and government assistance resources in your area. Call or text 211 or visit their website for more information.

Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

Michigan Legal Help

Michigan TART Trails (Boardman River Trail)

Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance

Michigan Voter Information Center: Get a sample ballot using your unique voter information, check your voter registration, find your polling place, request an absentee ballot, register to vote, and more!

Michigan WorksEmployment and resume help.

National Confidential Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

  • Available 24 hours, 7 days a week

North Country Community Mental HealthCounseling services. 625 Courthouse Dr., Kalkaska, MI 49646 | 231-258-5133

Northern Lakes Economic Alliance

NW Michigan Community Action AgencyFamily services, housing assistance, Meals on Wheels. 3963 Three Mile Rd., Traverse City, MI 49686 | 231-947-3780

Pregnancy Care CenterPregnancy services. 121 S. Garfield, Suite C, Traverse City, MI 49686 | 231-929-3488

Salvation ArmyThrift store, donation center, family services. 1225 W. South Airport Rd., Traverse City, MI 49686 | 231-946-4644

SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders  – 1-800-662-HELP

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator (

  • To find substance abuse or mental health help in your area use the search box on this page, entering an address, a county, or state. For more information on how to use this search, watch a video tutorial with additional help and details on how to use this search tool to find local behavioral health treatment options.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): Veterans, Active Duty, and Military Families Behavioral Health Treatment Locator

Teen Health Corner: 419 S. Coral St., Kalkaska, MI 49646 | 231-258-7791

Upsolve: Free bankruptcy assistance for low-income families.

Women’s Resource Center of KalkaskaDomestic and sexual violence agency. 605 N. Birch St., Kalkaska, MI 49646 | 231-258-4691