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Disability Network of Southwest Michigan: 269-985-0111
Educates and connects people with disabilities to resources while advocating social change. They offer support groups for developmental disabilities, brain injury disabilities, and spinal cord disabilities. Office is located in St. Joseph.                                     

Michigan Rehabilitation Services: 269-926-7121
Training to assist teens and adults with disabilities in becoming employed or retaining employment. Office is located in Benton Harbor.
 

Addiction Center: 844-204-8570
Offering information, resources, and articles on substance abuse disorders and their treatments.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: 888-333-AFSP
AFSP raises awareness, funds scientific research, and provides resources and aid to those affected by suicide.

Area Agency on Aging: 800-654-2810
Offers senior volunteer programs, foster grandparent program, family friend program, senior companion program, computer training, caregiver connection, respite care, life decision questions, and adult employment and training for seniors (55+).

Berrien County Health Department: 269-926-7127
Implementation of Positive Parenting Program at various levels is provided. The basis of all other Substance Abuse Prevention programs are provided to all demographics to try to reduce substance use/misuse among at-risk populations.

Berrien Country Suicide Prevention Coalition: 269-428-7226
To connect the people of Berrien County to the information and resources they need for emotional wellness, thereby preventing suicide.

The Avenue Family Network: 269-925-1725
Offers day, guardianship, and homecare services for adults with special needs and a safe shelter for adult and child victims of abuse. Office is located in Benton Harbor.

Come and See Farm: 269-281-0746
Come and See Farm is a non-profit, sustainable farm and garden where families of all abilities may come and learn home-based agricultural activities. Office is located in Benton Harbor.

Healthy Men Michigan
This website makes it easy for men in MI to get and stay mentally fit. Includes a self-assessment and local resources for support.

Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance abuse disorders in your community.

MentalHealth.gov
Offers resources and information on mental health in Spanish and English.

Michigan Department of Behavioral Health 
Information about mental health resources in the state of Michigan.
                                                    
Mood Network
A website that helps you manage your mood disorder while using the information you share to gather data and research.
                                                    
Southwest Michigan Behavioral Health (800) 890-3712
SWBMH is one of Michigan’s ten Medicaid prepaid inpatient health plans. If you have questions about insurance, or you don’t have insurance, call or visit the website.
                                        
Southwest Michigan Eating Disorders Association (SMEDA)
The mission of (SMEDA) is to use education to prevent eating disorders among people in SW MI and to improve the outcomes for those with eating disorders.                                                    

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Offers resources, articles, and information on substance abuse disorders and their treatments.
                                                    
Voice.Change.Hope.Alliance (269-927-568)
Through Voice.Change.Hope.Alliance, we envision individuals will receive support to achieve a healthy recovery and no longer suffer the stigma of addiction.

Warriors For The Homeless 
"A Hand Up – Not A Hand Out"

Domestic and Sexual Abuse Service: 800-655-9008
Van Buren County Office

Emergency shelter for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence.                                                    

Emergency Shelter Services: 269.925.1131x1225 
645 Pipestone
Benton Harbor, MI  49022

Provides emergency shelter, permanent supportive housing and housing supportive services that address homelessness to individuals and families in Berrien County                                                 

Hillman House Shelter (through DASAS): 800-828-2023
Shelter/Safe House and support/advocacy services for domestic and sexual assault survivors and their minor children. Serves Van Buren, Cass and St. Joseph Counties.

Kalamazoo YWCA Domestic Violence Shelter: 269-385-3587 (24 Hr. Hotline)
353 East Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI  49007

Safe shelter for up to 5 weeks. Free counseling, support groups, advocacy services, parenting classes, children’s activities. Transitional and supportive housing.

Next Door Shelter for Women: 269-349-2119
Open Door Shelter for Men: 269-345-1431
Shelters for single women or single men who are homeless due to unemployment, domestic violence, substance abuse or addiction, or working but unable to afford housing. Shelter is provided while individuals work to become self-sustaining. 

Safe Shelter (for women and children): 269-925-9500
A safe place for women to stay who have been domestically abused. It is a thirty-day temporary shelter. Support group held on Thursdays.

Salvation Army – Men’s Shelter: 269-927-1353
233 Michigan St
Benton Harbor, MI 49022

Southwest Community Action Agency: 269-925-9077
185 E. Main Street, Suite 303
Benton Harbor, MI 49022

Temporary Shelter for single women and families in Van Buren and Cass Counties

The Ark – Services for Youth: 800-873-TEEN (24 hour crisis hotline)
​​​​​​​Confidential help for youth who are in crisis, homeless, or runaway and their families. Also has a 21-day short-term shelter. 
                                                    
 

Caring Cupboard Mobile Food Pantry: (269) 465-HOPE
3555 Shawnee Rd
Bridgman, MI 49106

  • Mobile Pantry- 1st Wednesday of the month at 4 PM. Held at Woodland Shores Church in good weather. Bridgman Fire Department hosts the event from December - February.
  • Caring Cupboard- for people residing in service area- open Thursdays 10-noon and the first and third Sunday of the month from 6:15-7:30 PM.
  • Service area for Caring Cupboard - Bridgman, Baroda, Stevensville, Glendora, New Troy, Sawyer, and St. Joseph.
  • Mobile food pantry is for everyone.

Catholic Community Center: 269-926-6424
631 Pearl St
Benton Harbor, MI 49022

Monday, Wednesday & Friday (9:00 am – 11:00 am and 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm)
Call for referral.
                                                    
Christian Reformed Church: 269-429-5541
3275 Washington Ave
 St. Joseph, MI 49085

Call to make an appointment

Coloma United Methodist Church: 269-468-6062
144 S. Church Street
Coloma, MI 49038

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday (9:00AM – 12:00PM)

Feeding America West Michigan: 269-927-7195
1488 E. Empire Ave
Benton Harbor, MI 49022

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday (8:30 AM – 4:00 PM)

First Congregational Church: 269-637-3804
651 Phoenix Street
South Haven, MI  49090

November through April a dinner is hosted every Thursday at 6 pm. 
                                                    
Mt. Calvary Baptist Church: 269-683-0243
601 Ferry St
Niles, MI 49120

Opens January 19, 2019

North Berrien Food Pantry: 269-468-6062
United Methodist Church
144 S. Church Street
Coloma, MI 49038

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday (9 AM – 12 PM)

Salvation Army: 269-927-1353
233 Michigan
Benton Harbor, Michigan 49022
Call 211 For Referral 

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday (8:00 AM – 2:30 PM)

Salvation Army (Niles): 269-428-7226
424 North 15th Street
Niles, MI 49120

Monday, Wednesday & Friday (9:00 am – 11:00 am & 1:00 pm-3:30 pm)

Seventh Day Adventist Church: 269-252-9929
140 Seneca Street
Benton Harbor, Michigan 49022

By appointment only, and can be used every 30 days 

Soup Kitchen Inc.: 269-925-8204
233 Michigan Street
Benton Harbor, MI 49022 

Sunday – Saturday (11:00 AM – 12:45 PM)    

South Haven First United Methodist Church: 269-637-2502
429 Michigan Avenue
South Haven, MI  49090

Offers a free community dinner every Tuesday at 6 pm downstairs in the fellowship hall.

Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency Warehouse: (269) 475-4211
331 Miller Street
Benton Harbor, Michigan 49022

Qualified families can use the food bank. There may also be toilet paper, detergent, razors for shaving, laundry soap and free diapers for single moms

Watervliet Free Methodist Church: 269-463-8280
7734 Paw Paw Avenue
Watervliet, MI 49098

Call for current hours 

We Care INC.: 269-637-4342
06321 Blue Star Highway
South Haven, MI  49090

Provides many types of assistance including food, clothing, diapers, personal care items, household needs, medical, heat, transportation, etc.

Bangor School-Based Health Center: 269-427-6810 x 2090
Serves Bangor youth 10-21 years of age. Well child, physicals, sick visits, immunizations, STI screening, health education and counseling services.

Berrien County Health Department: 269-926-7121
2149 East Napier Avenue
Benton Harbor, MI  49022

Breast cancer and cervical cancer screening, hearing and vision screening, HIV services, immunizations and more. 
                                                    
InterCare: (855) 869-6900
A health system comprised of Medical, Dental, and Behavioral health services, focusing on providing affordable and accessible care for those who have need for it. It doesn’t matter whether you have insurance or not, InterCare is there for you.
                                                    
Planned Parenthood: 269-926-2042
1161 Napier Avenue
Benton Harbor, MI 49022

Birth control, HIV testing, LGBT services, men’s health care, STD testing, treatment and vaccines, women’s health care and more.

Southwest Michigan Eating Disorders Association (SMEDA)
 

Grand Rapids Pride Center: 616-458-3511
343 Atlas Avenue Southeast
Grand Rapids, MI  

Empowering our LGTBQ community through supportive services and awareness.
                                                    
PFLAG: 269-429-6160
Support group for parents, family members, and friends of lesbians and gays. Office is located in St. Joseph.
                                                    
The Out Center: 269-925-8830
132 Water Street
Benton Harbor, MI 49022

Provides support and advocacy for respect, understanding, and non-discrimination for LGBTQ persons, their families, and their allies.
 

Andrews Community Counseling Center: 269-471-6238
Providing free psychological services under the supervision of licensed psychologists. Mental health services to children, adolescents, and adults who reside in the Michigan area, or who are members of the community near the university. Office is located in Berrien Springs. 

Applied Comprehensive Psychological Services: 269-429-4148
Provides evaluation, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of mental, emotional, and behavioral health issues using counseling skills to improve emotional and mental health. Office is located in Stevensville.
 
Children's Advocacy Center: 269-556-9640
Addresses issues associated with divorce and separation, helping reduce family stress during a divorce and teach effective communication skills and conflict resolution. They hold a six-week group that runs every six weeks. Office is located in St. Joseph.
                                                    
Centered on Wellness: 269-926-6199
Offering behavioral counseling, coaching, consulting, education and prevention for children, families, couples, and adults. Offices are located in Benton Harbor and Niles. 

Comfort in Counseling Robyn’s Nest: 269-983-6686
Offers counseling services for families with behavioral health and addiction challenges. Office is located in St. Joseph.

Connection Counseling Center: 269-921-6953
C3 offers a safe and trusting environment while learning how to cope in healthy ways while letting go of the past and becoming confident and grateful for life in the present.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance: 800-826-3632
Provides counseling services, support groups, and education to improve the lives of people who have mood disorders. Office is located in Niles.
                                                    
Family Therapy and Development Centers: 269-982-3832
Family therapy & Development Centers provides short-term treatment with long-term results for children, couples, families, and adults utilizing a holistic treatment. Office located in St. Joseph.

Freedom Counseling Center: 260-982-7200
Freedom Counseling Center provides high-quality counseling and psychological evaluations to individuals, parents, couples, adolescents and children.

InterCare Community Health Network: 269-427-5400
InterCare offers behavioral health services and Triple P- Positive Parenting Program. Offices located in Bangor and Benton Harbor.

Lighthouse Counseling: 269-408-6031
Lighthouse Counseling believes that when it comes to healing it is vital to have someone who will actually listen and accept without judgement. Clinicians are also trained with the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA). Office located in St. Joseph.

Lory’s Place: 269-983-2707
Grief and support services such as therapy for children and adults as well as support groups. Office located in St. Joseph.
                                                    
M. Longley Counseling: 269-687-5050
M. Longley Counseling is a general practice that provides treatment of diverse patients and diagnosis. Melissa Longley is a fully licensed clinical social worker, she provides counseling services for mental health and substance abuse disorders. Office located in Niles.

NorthStar Center: 269-982-7844
Psychiatric services for children, adolescents, and adults. Office located in St. Joseph.

Paw Paw Family Resource Center: 269-637-5297
Offers individual family and group therapy and psychological testing 

Peace of Mind Counseling: 269-428-4789
Provides counseling services for marriage/couples and families and children. Office located in St. Joseph.

Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services: 800-678-5500
Our clinicians provide counseling, therapy, consultation, assessment and testing for all ages in convenient, welcoming environments as well as a full continuum of addiction services. Located in Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo.

Psychiatric and Psychological Specialties: 269-408-1688
Provides services for a wide range of emotional issues and clinical concerns, such as anxiety disorders, depression, ADHD, relationship difficulties, eating disorders, sleeping disturbances, and middle and later life issues. Office located in St. Joseph.

Riverwood Center: 800-336-0341 (24-hour hotline)
Riverwood partners with children, families and adults in their journey toward recovering from behavioral health and substance use challenges, and helps individuals with intellectual disabilities succeed in community living. Offices located in Benton Harbor and Niles.

Sacred Heart Serenity Hills Recovery & Wellness Center: 269-815-5500
Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Center is dedicated to assisting all people with behavioral health issues, including those with limited means, to improve their quality of life. Located in Berrien Center.

Shepard House Counseling: 269-985-2000, 269-445-0999
Offering counseling services for families. Offices located in St. Joseph and Cassopolis.

South Haven Family Resource Center: 269-637-5297
Offers individual family and group therapy and psychological testing

Southwestern Medical Clinic Christian Counseling and Psychological Services: 269-429-7727
Counseling services for treating abuse and trauma, addictions and co-occurring disorders, anxiety, depression, AHHD, eating disorders, coping with loss and grief and behavioral services for children and adolescents. Offices located in Berrien Springs, St. Joseph, Stevensville, Coloma, and Niles.

Van Buren Community Mental Health Authority: 800-922-1418
Serves people with mental illness and emotional distress and also children and adults with developmental disabilities. Office located in Paw Paw.

Veteran’s Hospital: 269-966-5600
The Battle Creek VAMC is classified as a neuropsychiatric facility and is the hub of mental health care for VA Medical Centers. Office located in Battle Creek.

Victory Counseling Center: 269-925-8222
Empowers clients to identify their strengths while motivating them to make positive steps towards emotional healing and behavioral change. Office located in Benton Harbor.

Woodlands Behavioral Health Network: 800-323-0335
Woodland Behavioral Healthcare Network works in partnership with individuals, families and the community to achieve recovery by providing effective behavioral health services. Counseling, parental support and training, and services for those with substance abuse disorders is provided. Office located in Cassopolis.
 

American Association of Poison Control Center: (800) 222-1222
Available 24 hours every day  

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: 888-333-AFSP
Provides resources and aid to those affected by suicide

Berrien County Suicide Prevention Coalition: 269-428-7226

Grief Help Line: 866-797-2277
Loss and grief support

Michigan Department of Community Health: 855-444-3911 (24 Hr. Hotline)
Hotline that allows you to report abuse or neglect of any child or adult

Michigan Gambling Disorder Help Line: 800-270-7117 (24 Hr. Hotline)
Gambling support services 

National AIDS Hotline (800-432-AIDS)
Information and support for families and individuals with AIDS 

National Child Abuse Hotline (800-422-4453)
Offers crisis intervention, information and referrals to emergency, social services and support resources 
                                                   
National Council for Behavioral Health (NCBH)
NCBH is the unifying voice of organizations that deliver mental health and addictions treatment and services

National Domestic Violence Hotline (800-799-7233)
Offering confidential crises intervention, options for next steps and direct connection to sources for immediate safety.

National Human Trafficking Hotline (888-373-7888)
Find social and legal and legal services for victims and survivors of human trafficking.
                                         
National Sexual Assault Hotline (800-656-4673)
Available 24 hours every day

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK (8255)

Suicide Prevention Online Chat

Postpartum Support International 
The purpose of the organization is to increase awareness about the emotional changes that women experience during postpartum.

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Get connected. Get answers. Dial 2-1-1. A free 24/365 telephone service linking callers in need to available health and human services programs.
 

Al-Anon of Berrien County: 269-428-3310
Friends and families of problem drinkers find understanding and support at Al-Alnon and Alateen meetings. Office is located in Stevensville.

Alcoholics Anonymous of SW Michigan: 800-837-4247
Alcoholics anonymous helps people with the problems of alcohol addiction by allowing members to start meetings in their local area and support one another in the journey to recovery. Office is located in Stevensville.

Berrien County Council for Children: 269-556-9640
Addresses issues associated with divorce and separation, helping to reduce family stress during a divorce and teach effective communication skills and conflict resolution. They hold a six-week group that runs every six weeks. Office is located in St. Joseph.

Celebrate Recovery at Overflow Church: 269-926-1191
A Christ-centered program to help people overcome their hurts, habits, and hang-ups. Celebrate Recovery is a 12-step, forward-thinking recovery program to bring recovery and restore wholeness, growth, and spiritual maturity. Meetings held on Tuesdays at 7 pm at Overflow in Benton Harbor.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance: 800-826-3632
Provides counseling services, support groups, and education to improve the lives of people who have mood disorders. Office is located in Niles.

Disability Network of Southwest Michigan: 269-985-0111
Educates and connects people with disabilities to resources while advocating social change. They offer support groups for developmental disabilities, brain injury disabilities, and spinal cord disabilities. Office is located in St. Joseph.

Families Against Narcotics: 269-580-8290
FAN’s mission is to remove the stigma associated with addiction through education and to inform the community of the problem of drug abuse among all ages. Monthly meetings located in St. Joseph. 

Healthy Men Michigan
This website makes it easy for men in Michigan to get and stay mentally fit. Includes a self-assessment and local resources for support. 

Lory’s Place: 269-983-2707
Grief and support services such as therapy for children and adults as well as support groups. Office located in St. Joseph.

Michigan Department of Behavioral Health 
Information about mental health resources in the state of Michigan 

Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance abuse disorders in your community.

MentalHealth.gov
Offers resources and information on mental health in Spanish and English

Michigan Rehabilitation Services: 269-926-7121
Substance abuse group counseling and training to assist teens and adults with disabilities in becoming employed or retaining employment. Office is located in Benton Harbor.

MI Journey: 269-944-9448
A peer-run organization for those who have mental illness to gain support and assistance from those who understand what they’re going through. Office is located in Benton Harbor.

Mood Network
A website that helps you manage your mood disorder while using the information you share to gather data and research.

Narcotics Anonymous: 800-230-4085
Narcotics anonymous helps people with problems of addiction by allowing members to start meetings in their local area and support one another in the journey to recovery.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): 877-933-3868
Offers mental health information as well as support groups for family members and persons with mental illness. 

PFLAG: 269-429-6160
Support group for parents, family members, and friends of lesbians and gays. Office is located in St. Joseph.

Southwest Michigan Behavioral Health: 800-890-3712
SWBMH is one of Michigan’s ten Medicaid prepaid inpatient health plans. If you have questions about insurance, or you don’t have insurance, call or visit the website.
                                                    
The OutCenter: 269-925-8330
The OutCenter provides support and advocacy for respect, understanding, and nnon-discriminationfor lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and allied persons and their families in southwestern Michigan. 

Teen HOPE – Parent Resource Center: 269-872-3172
Offers support, encouragement and mentoring to pregnant and parenting teens

Voice.Change.Hope. Alliance: 269-927-5668
Through Voice.Change.Hope. Alliance, we envision individuals will receive support to achieve a healthy recovery and no longer suffer the stigma of addiction.

Well of Grace Ministries: 269-428-9355
Offering support groups for teen girls and women. Office is located in Stevensville.

Addiction Center: 844-204-8570
Offering information, resources, and articles on substance abuse disorders and their treatments

Al-Anon of Berrien County: 269-428-3310
Friends and families of problem drinkers find understanding and support at Al-Anon and Alateen meetings. Office is located in Stevensville.

Alcoholics Anonymous of SW Michigan: 800-837-4247
Alcoholics anonymous helps people with the problems of alcohol addiction by allowing members to start meetings in their local area and support one another in the journey to recovery. Office is located in Stevensville.

Celebrate Recovery at Overflow Church: 269-926-1191
A Christ-centered program to help people overcome their hurts, habits, and hang-ups. Celebrate Recovery is a 12-step, forward-thinking recovery program to bring recovery and restore wholeness, growth, and spiritual maturity. Meetings held on Tuesdays at 7 pm at Overflow in Benton Harbor.

Comfort in Counseling Robyn’s Nest: 269-983-6686
Offers counseling services for families with behavioral health and addiction challenges. Office is located in St. Joseph.

Community Healing Centers: 269-684-7741
Offering detoxification and residential services for those with substance abuse disorders as well as children and family counseling and parent training. Offices are located in Niles. 

Families Against Narcotics:  269-580-8290
FAN’s mission is to remove the stigma associated with addiction through education and to inform the community of the problem of drug abuse among all ages. Monthly meetings held in St. Joseph. 

Harbortown Treatment Center (HTC): 269-926-0015
HTC strives to become a significant solution to the prevalent problem of illicit substance use and abuse in Berrien and surrounding counties. Office located in Benton Harbor.

Hope Rescue Mission: 574-233-5433
Hope Rescue Mission offers counseling and residential services for those going through addiction recovery. Office located in South Bend.

Life Treatment Center: 574-233-5433
The Life Treatment Center offers services for those with substance abuse disorders such as detoxification and outpatient therapy. Office located in South Bend

M. Longley Counseling: 269-687-5050
M. Longley Counseling is a general practice that provides treatment of diverse patients and diagnosis. Melissa Longley is a fully licensed clinical social worker, she provides counseling services for mental health and substance abuse disorders. Office located in Niles.

Narcotics Anonymous: 800-230-4085
Narcotics Anonymous helps people with problems of addiction by allowing members to start meetings in their local area and support one another in the journey to recovery. 

Ottagan Addictions Recovery: 616-396-5284
Services provided include: individual therapy, group therapy, intensive outpatient therapy, family therapy, driver’s license assessments, attorney and employer requested assessments, alcohol highway safety classes and victim’s impact panels. 

Pathways of Arbor Circle: 269-673-1896
Provides substance abuse counseling, coordinated services to support recovery and prevent relapse. Services provided on an outpatient basis.

Riverwood Center: 800-336-0341 (24-hour hotline)
Riverwood partners with children, families and adults in their journey toward recovering from behavioral health and substance use challenges, and helps individuals with intellectual disabilities succeed in community living. Offices located in Benton Harbor and Niles.

Sacred Heart Serenity Hills Recovery & Wellness Center: 269-815-5500
Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Center is dedicated to assisting all people with behavioral health issues, including those with limited means, to improve their quality of life. Located in Berrien Center.

Southwestern Medical Clinic Christian Counseling and Psychological Services: 269-429-7727
Counseling services for treating abuse and trauma, addictions and co-occurring disorders, anxiety, depression, AHHD, eating disorders, coping with loss and grief and behavioral services for children and adolescents. Offices located in Berrien Springs, St. Joseph, Stevensville, Coloma, and Niles.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Offers resources, articles, and information on substance abuse disorders and their treatments. 

Stepping Stones Association: 269-580-8052
Hosts Al-Anon, AA, NA and other 12 step programs in South Haven

Voice.Change.Hope.Alliance
A community alliance to eliminate prescription drug abuse and heroin addiction from families of Southwest Michigan                                                    

Warriors for the Homeless: 269-252-5380
Assists in reintegrating those affected by opiate drug addiction as well as those with mental illness.
 

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