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COMMUNITY RESOURCES

 


The Benzie County Resource Directory 2019 is a directory of several resources and services in Benzie County


COVID-19 LOCAL RESOURCES
BUSINESS
GENEAOLOGY
GOVERNMENT
IMMIGRATION
LEGAL HELP
LANGUAGES
TAXES
UNEMPLOYMENT

 

COVID-19 LOCAL RESOURCES

General Info:
State of Michigan COVID-19 FAQs 
Benzie/Leelanau Health Department : updated daily with local COVID-19 information
GT CO Health Department
Munson Healthcare COVID-19 Info
Centers for Disease Control 
Michigan Department for Health and Human Services
World Health Organization  

Munson’s "Ask a Nurse" COVID-19 question line: 231-935-0951 

For COVID-19 Testing:
Call your health care provider. If you do not have a provider, call Munson COVID-19 Hotline at 231-935-0951 or NMHSI Leelanau Testing site at 231-642-5292

Ways to help:
Munson How to Help

School Meal delivery sign-up/registration
Map of School Food Programs across Michigan

Internet/Data Assistance:
Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.


Meal Assistance Info for the general public:
Michigan SNAP Benefits Expanded in Response to COVID-19

Benzie Senior Resources provides Medication Services, In-home Management, Home delivered meals, and curbside pick-up at the Gathering Place Senior Center. Please call 231-525-0600 to arrange for Services.


Talking to your children about Coronavirus

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services put together a great packet of helpful and accessible information for parents and caregivers. Miss Kaitlin likes this resource because it also comes with a comic book craft you can print out and assemble with children.

https://www.michigan.gov/documents/mdhhs/Talking_with_kids_about_COVID_FINAL_684625_7.pdf

 

 The MSU extension has a great list of do and don’t for talking to your children about coronavirus at https://www.canr.msu.edu/news/talking-to-your-children-about-the-coronavirus

 

PBS Kids also has an article which features videos and songs about how to wash hands and keeps healthy from favorite characters such as Daniel Tiger, Elmo, Super Why, and Elmo.

https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/how-to-talk-to-your-kids-about-coronavirus

NosyCrow, an award-winning, small, independent children’s book publisher made this free digital book for children and their parents to talk about Cornavirus. Illustrated by by "Gruffalo" illustrator Axel Sheffler. https://nosycrow.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Coronavirus_INSwith-cover.pdf

 

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BUSINESS INFORMATION

Resources for Small Businesses:
U.S. Small Business Administration COVID-19 Resources
State of Michigan COVID-19 Resources for Employees & Employers

Local Business & Organization Info:
Michigan Township Association- Info for local governmental units  
MSU Extension Local Government Resources 
UpNorthLive Closings and Cancellations


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GENEALOGY

The Benzie Area Historical Museum collects and preserves artifacts, photos, and stories about our past.  The Museum is housed in an 1887 Congregational Church building and is on the Michigan State Register of Historic Sites.

Seeking Michigan is the online platform for the Michigan Historical Center. It includes Archives of Michigan research guides and indexes, a blog, and educator resources – all from the Michigan Historical Center and Archives of Michigan staff.

The Benzie Area Genealogical Society (BAGS) furthers interest in genealogy through speakers, educational materials, and member interactions.  BAGS meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of the month, April thru November, at the Benzie Area Historical Musueum. 

Frankfort High School Alumni page offers class photos and some full year books for dating from 1868 to present day.

Benzie County Cemetery Index and Tombstone Project

Benzie County USGEnWeb Archive hosts marriage Records, obituaries, cemetary Indexes and more.


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GOVERNMENT

Benzie County Resource Directory 2019 is a directory of several resources and services in Benzie County.
City of Frankfort 
Crystal Lake Township
Lake Township
Benzie County
United States Government



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IMMIGRATION AND CITIZENSHIP

Justice for our Neighbors Traverse City Website:
http://www.jfonmi.org/traverse-city
 
Michigan Legal Help Immigration Website:
https://michiganlegalhelp.org/self-help-tools/immigration
 
Justice Department's List of Pro Bono Lawyers
https://www.justice.gov/eoir/list-pro-bono-legal-service-providers
 
Visit michigan.gov and for more information on such things like knowing what rights you have even when you're undocumented, locating an interpreter for court proceedings, descriptions of potential immigration scams, etc.
https://www.michigan.gov/ogm/0,9597,7-394-93230_93417---,00.html
other resources for immigration:
https://www.immigrationadvocates.org/nonprofit/legaldirectory/search?state=MI
https://www.michbar.org/public_resources/legalaid
https://michiganlegalhelp.org/organizations-courts/find-lawyer/michigan-immigrant-rights-center
https://michiganlegalhelp.org/self-help-tools/immigration/becoming-citizen-through-naturalization
https://michiganimmigrant.org/
 


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LANGUAGES

Transparent Languages Online Transparent Language Online features a scientifically proven methodology, the widest variety of high-quality learning materials, and seamless integration of real-life language used by native speakers, all packaged together in an easy-to-use interface.

BBC Languages offers free online language learning: courses, audio, video and games, including the alphabet, phrases, vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, activities and tests.



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LEGAL HELP

https://michiganlegalhelp.org/
Michigan Legal Help is for people who are handling their legal problems without a lawyer. It can help you learn about your legal problems and get ready for court.

Legal Services of Northern Michigan
http://www.lsnm.org
 
Michigan Courts Self-help Center
https://courts.michigan.gov/self-help/center/pages/default.aspx
 
Michigan Courts Forms
https://courts.michigan.gov/Administration/SCAO/Forms/Pages/Search-for-a-form.aspx
 
Michigan Legislature - Publications
http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(ma41v3hppua0h4qauhxpv2jz))/mileg.aspx?Page=Publications
 
MSU Law Library Resources
https://www.law.msu.edu/library/substantive/michigan.html
 
U of M Law School Community Resources
https://www.law.umich.edu/clinical/generalclinic/Pages/communityresources.aspx
 
MI State Bar - Legal & Law Related Programs by County
https://www.michbar.org/public_resources/legalaid
 
Michigan Courts - How To Find Legal Information
https://courts.michigan.gov/Self-help/center/legalinfo/Pages/default.aspx



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TAXES

The IRS website contains printable tax forms and tax information for your federal income taxes.

The Michigan Department of Treasury contains printable tax forms and tax information for your Michigan state income taxes.

The library can print any form you need for .15 cents per page.

 

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UNEMPLOYMENT

Need help with food, housing, or paying bills? Need support in a family crisis or community disaster? Michigan 2-1-1 is an easy way to connect with help of all kinds, right in your community. Visit https://www.mi211.org/ or dial 2-1-1 or 844-875-9211, or text your zip code to 898211

The Unemployment Insurance Agency urges Michiganders to use Michigan Web Account Manager (MiWAM). You will experience longer load times – due to the unprecedented number of claims being filed, it may take several minutes for a page to load. Filing online remains the fastest way for Michiganders to apply for unemployment benefits. View the MiWAM Toolkit for Claimants for step by step instructions on how create your account.

Michigan Unemployment Fact Sheet 

Michigan Works

Benzie Area Christian Neighbors  

Free Resume Builder and How-to Guide

 

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