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Homeless Youth: The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act

Do you live in any of the following environments?

-In a shelter

-In a motel or campground due to lack of an alternative adequate accommodation

-In a car, park, abandoned building, bus or train station

-Doubled up with people due to loss of housing or economic hardship

You may qualify for certain rights and protections under the federal McKinney-Vento Act.  For more information click here

For more specific information related to resources in your community, please contact your local school district.  Help Me Grow can help find local numbers.  Contact Us today.

Gryphon Place 2-1-1

Gryphon Place 2-1-1 Information and Referral service provides quick and easy access to information about health and human service agencies in Kalamazoo County and other counties across the state of Michigan. Community Resource Advisors work with callers to assess their needs, determine their options and provide appropriate programs/services, give support and advocate for the caller as needed.

Whether a person needs help locating a specific service or is having trouble securing basic needs, we can help. You can Dial 2-1-1 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are confidential and answered with respect, empathy and compassion.

Toll free 2-1-1 number: 1-800-563-5432.

Prefer to text? Text your zip code to 898-211 to get started.

Help Me Grow Allegan

Help Me Grow-Allegan helps connect families with children (birth to age five) to programs and services in Allegan County.  For more information about Help Me Grow, see our About Us page.

Imagination Library

It sounds almost too simple to be true, but by reading regularly with your children during their preschool years, you are giving them the biggest boost toward a successful education they will ever get.

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library will help you read with your child. There are many reasons parents do not read to their child, but we can eliminate one of them.  Every child is able to receive books at home, at no cost to you, thanks to Allegan County United Way, Volunteer Center, Gun Lake Casino, and Dolly Parton.


Each month a new, carefully selected book will be mailed in your child's name directly to your home. S/he can look forward to new and exciting reading adventures from Dolly Parton's Imagination Library until s/he turns five years old as long as you remain a resident of Allegan County. Should your child move outside Allegan County, he/she automatically exits the program.     


Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is a FREE GIFT to our children! 

Click here to register.

Still not finding what you’re looking for?  Please contact us and we can help!

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