2-1-1 provides callers with information about and referrals to human services for
every day needs and in times of crisis.
For example, 2-1-1 can offer access to the following types of services:
Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteer Muskegon recognizes, advocates, and supports volunteering. They match volunteers with service opportunities to enhance the quality of life in our community. To visit Volunteer Muskegon, click here. To learn more, CALL 2-1-1.
Mobile food pantries : Mobile food pantries are stocked with fresh produce, dairy products and other perishables. For intake information and a Foodmobile schedule, Muskegon County and Ottawa County. To learn more about food pantries, food stamps, WIC, and other programs, CALL 2-1-1.
Housing Options: Shelter Advisor provides details regarding senior apartment complexes, adult foster care homes, assisted living facilities, and nursing homes in Muskegon, Oceana, and Ottawa Counties that specialize in the care of older adults. Shelter advisor also offers information on government housing programs that make rental housing more readily available to low-income individuals and families. Some complexes or housing units may be reserved for low-income older adults, people with disabilities, and/or other special populations. Click here to view a list of available housing. To speak to someone about options available in your community, CALL 2-1-1.
Senior Programs: Assistance is available to help people affected by age or disability live as independently as possible by providing at-home or residential care coordination. Click here to visit the official Area Agency on Aging website. To speak to a Specialized Senior Information and Referral Specialist, CALL 2-1-1.
Utility Bills: To help consumers reduce their home energy bills and the nation's overall energy use this winter, the U.S. Department of Energy and the Alliance to Save Energy offer consumers advice on smart energy practices. Click here for valuable energy saving tips. For information about past due energy bills, CALL 2-1-1.
Youth Programs: The United Way is engaged in a variety of Community Initiatives aimed at helping children reach their full potential. Click here to learn more about the Born Learning Campaign and other youth initiatives and collaboratives. For detailed information about specific youth programs, CALL 2-1-1.