Here are a listing of local resources for a variety of needs:
DHHS: mibridges.michigan.gov is where you can apply for SNAP, SER, cash assistance, Medicaid.
Transportation: wwwmywaythere.org helps you navigate your transportation options, Berrien Bus (currently providing transportation Tuesday and Thursday for Harbor Country residents–call 24 hours in advance to arrange this transportation) Uber (now growing in our neck of the woods), contact the River Valley Senior Center (269-469-4556) if you are a senior who needs transportation.
Housing: The Connection (269-277-5055)- Eviction prevention and rental assistance and Emergency Shelter Services
Emergency Energy or Rent Assistance: Contact Vickie Head at Salvation Army (269-927-0402).
Food Assistance: Free meals: text FOOD to 877877, or dial 211, Mobile Food Pantry https://www.feedwm.org/findfood/
Harbor Country Emergency Food Pantry and Thrift Store (301 N. Elm St. Three Oaks, MI 49128 (269-756-7444) FOOD DAYS: Tue., Wed. Thu. ONLY :11-3
Woodland Shores Baptist Church and Caring Cupboard Pantry
3555 Shawnee Rd.
Bridgman, MI 49106
269-465-4673 (Three Oaks residents are excluded from this food pantry)
Our Lady Queen of Peace
3903 Lake Street
Tues. 10-12, Thurs. 6-7:30PM
You can receive food assistance once per month, and this service is open to all in Berrien County. Also provides toiletries from “choice” shelf.
eligibility requirements: ID and within 200% federal poverty
NON-SENIOR commodity is provided 4x/yr. Contact America at RVSC to sign-up. River Valley Senior Center 13321 Red Arrow Highway Harbert, MI 49115 (269-469-4556)
Nov.15 non-senior commodities available every three months, the third Wednesday. Dates are as follows: Nov. 15, Feb. 21, May 16, Aug. 15, 9-12pm