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Our Partners

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Emergency Food and Shelter Program
The Emergency Food and Shelter Program began in 1983 with a $50 million federal appropriation. The program was created by Congress to help meet the needs of hungry and homeless people throughout the United States and its territories by allocating federal funds for the provision of food and shelter.

Otsego County United Way is the local administrator of the Federal Emergency Food and Shelter Program, which will provide $12,837 of federal funds into our community in 2013. Funds are distributed to: Otsego County Food Pantry, The Salvation Army, & Women's Resource Center of N. MI.

Executive Director
Otsego County United Way
116 E. Fifth Street
Gaylord, Michigan 49735
Ph: 989-732-8929
Fax: 989-731-2677
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Otsego County Human Service Network
The Otsego County Human Service Network (OHSN) is the state-endorsed Community Collaborative body. The mission of the OHSN is to facilitate inter agency cooperation, coordination and collaboration for the improvement of human services.

Laurie Andrews, OCHSN Coordinator         
(989) 705-2428                                           
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Poverty Reduction Initiative/Homeless Continuum of Care 
The Poverty Reduction Initiative (PRI) is a workgroup of the Otsego County Human Service Network. Initial work on this initiative has been informed by the efforts of a similar group working since 2004 in the five-county Grand Traverse region. It is the mission of the Otsego County Poverty Reduction Initiative to provide pathways out of poverty through people helping people connect with solutions that respect their dignity and build on their strengths.

For more information contact:
Laurie Andrews, OCHSN Coordinator
(989) 705-2428
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BUSINESS PARTNERS Conducting Worksite Campaigns
Businesses, schools and non-profit agencies of various sizes conduct workforce campaigns each year. Our workforce accounts are the backbone of our Campaign. If you are interested in starting a workforce campaign at your business, contact us at 989-732-8929 or email Executive Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Top donors for the 2013 campaign include:

  • Meijer - Gaylord store
  • Cooper-Standard
  • Glens Markets
  • United Parcel Service
  • Dr. Pepper-Snapple group
  • Walmart
  • Gaylord Community Schools
  • Perfecto Industries
  • DTE Energy
  • Northwestern Bank

FUNDED PARTNERS and Programs 2013-14

CATHOLIC HUMAN SERVICES
Counseling Services
989-732-6761   www.catholichumanservices.org
Enhances the lives of those we serve by providing hoe-filled social, emotional and spiritual support to all people.

CHILD WELFARE ALLIANCE
Educational Services
231-546-3158    
Provides local awareness and educational material on the causes and effects of child abuse & neglect.

COMMUNITY MEDIATION SERVICES
Conflict Resolution Services
989 732-1576  www.mimediation.com 
Supporting families, assisting with divorce and other issues effecting children

FIRST CALL FOR HELP
Emergency Services
989-732-8929    www.otsegounitedway.org
Provides comprehensive social service referrals & emergency financial support to  individuals and families in need.

FREINDSHIP HOUSING CENTER
Housing Services
989-732-5960    www.thefriendshipshelter.org
Provides shelter and comprehensive social services to homeless individuals and families in need as they transition to self-sufficiency.

OTSEGO COUNTY JUDICIAL SYSTEM - JUVENILE
Rehabilitation Services
989-731-0201   www.circuit46.org/Otsego 
Provides oversight and role modeling for youth involved with the court system.

OTSEGO COUNTY FOOD PANTRY
Food Services
989-732-8929    
Provides up to two weeks supply of food to those in need up to twice a year.

THE SALVATION ARMY
Emergency Relief Services
(989) 731-5959   www.salmich.org
Services include utility and housing support to help individuals and families remain safe.

VOLUNTEER CENTER
Community Wide Volunteer Coordination
989-705-8584   www.otsegounitedway.org
Lunch Buddies,Youth mentoring services; Road to Recovery, cancer patient support program; more

WOMEN’S RESOURCE CENTER
Domestic Abuse & Sexual Assault Programs
231-347-0067    www.wrcnm.org
United Way helps support 24 hour crisis and ongoing services and education for victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault, including the Safe Home.

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