Mason County Resources and Information
Centralized Information – available 24/7 IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY – PLEASE DIAL 911
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (DHHS) Phone Number: 231-845-7391
Complete application on line at www.michigan.gov/mibridges. Paper applications are also available at DHHS, 915 Diana St., Ludington.
Services available through DHHS
Food Assistance Program (FAP)
Child Development and Care (CDC)
State Emergency Relief (SER) – Housing, Utilities, Burial/Cremation, etc.
Warmline for Individuals with Persistent Mental Health Challenges (including anxiety, depression and trauma) 1 (888) 733-7753
Communities Overcoming Violent Encounters (COVE) Phone Number: 231-845-5808
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Hotline Phone Number: 800-950-5808
Lakeshore Employer Resource Network (LERN) Phone Number: 231-233-1409
Call Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This program connects employees of member companies to needed services and resources. Following is a list of companies that are members of LERN:
Great Lakes Castings
House of Flavors Manufacturing
Kaines West Michigan
Spectrum Health Ludington
UACJ Automotive - Whitehall Industries
West Shore Bank
Western Land Services
Michigan Works! West Central Phone Number: 231-843-2563
If your unemployment claim is a result of COVID-19, you are NOT required to report in person. To file for unemployment visit www.michigan.gov/UIA or call 1-866-500-0017. File for unemployment benefits during off peak hours from 8:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.
FOOD ASSISTANCE (General)
Caritas Food Pantry (St. Mary’s Catholic Church) Phone Number: 231-301-0626
Distribution is Monday and Wednesday from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Lakeshore Food Club Phone Number: 231-480-4334
Distribution is Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 12:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m. Membership fee is waived until further notice. Any Mason County household in need of a box is asked to pre-register by using the form on the food club website at www. lakeshorefoodclub.org or by calling the Lakeshore Food Club at (231) 480-4334. Depending on availability, you may be able to request cleaning and hygiene items.
The Salvation Army Phone Number: 231-843-3711
Distribution is Monday – Friday from 10am to 3pm. To receive a prepared food box, consumers need to call and complete an application.
FOOD ASSISTANCE (School Meals)
Students do not need to be present to pick up meals. Families are encouraged to send one person to pick up the meal for all of the children in the family. A breakfast and lunch meal will be provided for each student/child in the family.
Ludington Area School District
Meal delivery will be Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Two (2) days of meals will be provided each time.
Lakeview Elementary School 11:00 a.m. to 11:25 a.m.
Foster Elementary School 11:30 a.m. to 11:55 a.m.
Pere Marquette Early Childhood Center 12:00 p.m. to 12:25 p.m.
Tamarac Village: Main Entrance 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Hamlin Township Hall 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Days Inn: 7576 S. Pere Marquette Hwy 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Indian Summer: Parking Lot Brye Rd./Chavez Rd. 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Cornerstone Baptist Church 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 am
Bryant Soccer Field (corner of Longfellow St/ Washington Ave.) 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Mason County Central School District
Meal delivery will be Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Scottville Area: MCC Upper Elementary Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Route #1 Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Victory Baptist Church 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Route #2 Monday, Wednesday, Friday Legends Taxidermy 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Free Soil Community Center 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Grant Fire Department 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Route #3 Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Branch Fire Department 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Evergreen Church 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Mason County Eastern School District
Meal pick up will be Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. In addition, Mason County Eastern will make home deliveries, if needed. Call (231) 757-3733 ext. 3601 (Miss Soreneson). Provide your name, addresses and the number of bags needed for all kids in the home. School packets will be distributed with meals.
Mason County Eastern Schools 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
18 S. Main. St., Village of Custer
District Health #10 Department Phone Number: 231-845-7381
Call Monday through Friday 8:00 to 4:30 p.m. If you have questions directly related to COVID-19 send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the state hotline at: 1-888-535-6136
Northwest Michigan Health Services Phone Number: 231-316-1100
During COVID-19 Pandemic Northwest Michigan Health Services will be serving patients with essential needs. Patients with visits are being screened for respiratory symptoms and fever and conducting phone triage to determine the appropriate follow-up and testing for those individuals with symptoms. Preventive medical care visits are being rescheduled during this time.
West Michigan Community Mental Health System – Phone Number (Available 24/7): 231-845-6294
Provide behavioral health and substance use services.
West Michigan Community Mental Health Emotional Support Line Phone Number: 1-855-529-6268
COVID-19 Emotional Support Line, Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm
Spectrum Health Behavioral Health Support Line Phone Number: 1-833-559-0659, Option 2
This pandemic has taken everyone out of the “normal” and can leave us all feeling stressed and anxious. Spectrum's team of behavioral health professionals are here to guide you through a variety of situations. You will be connected to a Spectrum Health behavioral health professional for support.
Behavioral Health Support Line, 7 days a week, 7:00am - 11:00pm for ages 18 and older
TrueNorth Community Services Phone Number: 231-245-6724
A maximum of seven (7) day hotel vouchers are available for individuals/families meeting the criteria and as along as hotels are available.
Ludington Area Senior Center Phone Number: 231-845-6941
Mason County Central Home Delivered Meals/Meals on Wheels Phone Number: 231-757-5721
Scottville Area Senior Center Phone Number: 231-757-4705
HELP Ministries Phone Number: 231-843-6811
Directing their funding toward utility assistance especially propane.
The Salvation Army Phone Number: 231-843-3711
Mason County Family Link
Call Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This program connects students and families to needed services and resources
Phone Numbers/Email Addresses:
231-233-6135 (Ludington Area Schools)
231-233-6178 (MCC and MCE Area Schools)
email@example.com (West Shore Community College)
Staircase Youth Services Phone Numbers (Office): 231-843-3200
Serve youth who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Serve ages 12 to 21 years old Crisis Line: 888-267-6086
Mason County Veterans Phone Number: 231-583-2028
FOR INFORMATION ON THE STATE OF MICHIGAN AND THE UPDATES ON COVID-19 PLEASE GO TO:
KEEP UP TO DATE ON COVID-19
CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION
CURRENT MAP OF COVID-19 CASES
HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND OTHERS
WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE SICK WITH COVID-19