Community Resources

Family/Household Support

Government Programs

Department of Human Services

website:  www.michigan.gov/dhs

VanBuren County Location:  57150 CR 681, Hartford, MI  49057  Phone:  269-621-2800

WIC (Women, Infants, Children)

181 West Michigan Ave, Ste 5, Paw Paw, MI  49079

269-655-8900

308 Charles St, Bangor, MI  49013

269-427-7914

www.intercare.org

Internet for Low Income Families

www.everyoneon.org

Van Buren County Tax Coalition

(free seasonal tax preparation Feb-Apr)
269-657-2410

Local Non-Profit

Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency (SMCAA)

185 E Main, Ste 200, South Haven, MI  49022

or

57150 CR 681, Hartford, MI  49057

269-925-9077

www.smcaa.com

 

We Care

Bangor:  214 South Walnut St (in Church of Christ) | 269-427-9581 | Monday through Friday (closed on Wednesdays) 9:30 a.m. – noon

South Haven:  06321 Blue Star Highway | 269-637-4342 | M-F 9:30 – noon

 

Bloomingdale Christian Church

(emergency food)

208 E Pine St, Bloomingdale, MI  49026

269-521-4233

Hours:  M,T,W,F  8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Community Thrift Shop

37111 Red Arrow Hwy, Paw Paw, MI  49079

269-657-4186

Hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. T-Sat

Accepts Vouchers

 

Gobles-Kendall Area Ministerial Association

210 E Exchange St, Gobles, MI  49055

269-628-4882

Saturdays 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Food pantry – residents north of M-43 in Bloomingdale, Breedsville, Gobles, Grand Junction, and Kendall.  Bring photo ID and containers for food.

Youth Programs

0-5 Age

Child Care Resources

(provides listings of licensed child care providers)

268 E Kilgore, Ste D, Portage, MI  49002

800-343-3470

www.ccr4kids.org

 

Great Start Collaborative of Van Buren County

490 S Paw Paw St, Lawrence, MI  49064

269-539-5205

greatstart-vanburen.org

 

Migrant Head Start Services

Telamon Corporation

800-782-7831

 

Tri-County Head Start

800-792-0366

www.tricountyhs.org

K-5 Grade

Van Buren Behavioral Education Center ISD

30 South Walnut St, Bangor, MI  49013
269-427-7961

www.vbisd.org

email:  gvogds@vbisd.org

 

Cub Scouts Pack 174 (Grades K-5)

Meets 2nd and 4th Wednesday at the Bloomingdale United Methodist Church from 5:30 to 6:30.

Contact Elliott Elrod (Cub Master) for more information.  269-254-4007  eelrod@the-elrods.com

 

Girl Scouts (Grades 2-4)

Meet on Fridays.

Contact JeanAnn Miller for more information.  269-615-4469  millejea@bronsonhg.org

 

Girl Scouts (Grades 5-8)

Meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday in the Bloomingdale Community Room (Townhall) from 5 to 6:30.

Contact Leslie Elrod for more information.  269-253-4007  leslie@the-elrods.com

6-12 Grade

Van Buren Youth Camp Inc.

12370 45th St, Bloomingdale, MI  49026

269-521-3855

vbyc.org

 

VBISD Technology Center

250 South St, Lawrence, MI  49064

269-674-8001

www.vbisd.org

 

Girl Scouts (Grades 5-8)

Meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday in the Bloomingdale Community Room (Townhall) from 5 to 6:30.

Contact Leslie Elrod for more information.  269-253-4007  leslie@the-elrods.com

Local Government

Bloomingdale Village/Twp.

Village of Bloomingdale

109 E Kalamazoo, Bloomingdale, MI  49026

269-521-3222

bdalevil@btc-bci.com

Hours:  Mon & Thurs 3-6 p.m.

 

Bloomingdale Township

http://www.bloomingdaletwp.com/

109 E Kalamazoo St, PO Box 11, Bloomingdale, MI  49026

269-521-3800

bdaletwp@btc-bci.com

Meetings:  3rd Wednesday of every month at 7pm in the Township Hall

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Adult Programs

Educational

Adult Basic Education

115 School Street (in the High School), Hartford, MI  49057

269-621-7143

www.hpsmi.org

 

ESL – English as a Second Language

425 E Main St, Hartford, MI  49057

269-621-7143

www.hpsmi.org

 

Michigan Avenue Academy

Adult and Alternative Education

600 E Michigan Ave, Paw Paw, MI  49079

269-657-8831

www.ppps.org

 

Program of Migrant Students Services

Michigan State University

866-432-9900

mss.msu.edu

Employment Resources

Kinexus (formerly Michigan Works)

32849 Red Arrow Hwy, Paw Paw, MI  49079

269-657-7014 or 800-533-5800

TDD 800-649-3777

www.kinexus.org

 

Telamon Corp

**Must be agricultural worker for services

32840 Red Arrow Hwy (in Kinexus), Paw Paw, MI  49079

269-655-9916

www.telamon.org

Health/Emotional Care

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