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2-1-1 Help Line

Contact United Way 2-1-1-, which is available 24/7, and provides information about health and human service resources available for Alcona, Alpena and Montgomery County residents.

Whether you are looking for medical help, foreclosure prevention programs, utility assistance, help with food or clothing, or any other challenge facing your family, a call to Michigan 2-1-1 may provide the answer you are looking for.  Dial 9-1-1- for Police and Medical emergencies.

United Way School Clothes Initiative

Provides gift cards for back-to-school clothes, school supplies and personal hygene items for quaifying low-income jr. high -high school youth.  Children are screened by school administrators for the program.

United Way Community Garden

Garden project that donates it's harvest to local soup kitchens.

Coming in 2019 ~ Community Reading Initiative

A reading initiative for young children.

Mini Grants

United Way of Northeast Michigan accepts applications for mini grants, from any 501c3 non-profit health and human care organizations twice a year, in March and August.

Organizations can apply for up to $1,000. The next Call for Mini Grant Application entries will take place in March 2019. An announcement will be made through media sources, including the United Way web site ( and social media outlets.

THE ALICE REPORT: Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed

Across Michigan, 40 percent of households struggle to afford the basic necessities of housing, child care, food, health, health care and transportation.  READ MORE