Community Resources

The Library strives to serve as 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, a place to get support when you need it.

ACTS: Food 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 Services: Counseling services. 1055 Carriage Hill Dr., Traverse City, MI 49686 | 231-995-0870

Child and Family Services of Northwest Michigan: Counseling 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 Lighthouse: Food and clothing services. 430 West State St., Mancelona, MI 49659 | 231-587-9967

Coronavirus, Michigan Resources

Disability Rights Michigan

District Health Department, Kalkaska County: Family health services, including WIC.

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

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

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

Health Department of Northwest Michigan: Family and community health services.

Heat & Energy Assistance, Kalkaska County

KAIR: Food 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 Place: Grief 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 Works: Employment and resume help.

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

  • Available 24 hours, 7 days a week

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

Northern Lakes Economic Alliance

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

PACE North: Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly. 2325 Garfield Road North, Traverse City, MI 49686 | 231-929-3488

Pregnancy Care Center: Pregnancy services. 121 S. Garfield, Suite C, Traverse City, MI 49686 | 231-252-2767

Protecting Kids Online: The Center for Countering Digital Hate is a nonprofit with offices in Washington D.C and the UK. We protect human rights and civil liberties online by tackling the spread of hate and disinformation.

Salvation Army: Thrift 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 Kalkaska: Domestic and sexual violence agency. 605 N. Birch St., Kalkaska, MI 49646 | 231-258-4691