Ingham County Health Department (ICHD)
- The ICHD
’s mission is to carry out the Ingham County Board of Commissioners’ responsibilities to protect and promote the health of Ingham County residents. This is done through programs to prevent and control communicable diseases, programs to protect citizens from environmental hazards and several efforts and programs to link county residents to an organized system of health care. Their main facility is located at 5303 S. Cedar Street, Lansing, MI 48911. Phone - (517) 887-4311
Ingham County Department of Human Services
(DHS) - DHS
is Michigan’s public assistance, child and family welfare agency. DHS directs the operation of public assistance and service programs through a network of over 100 county offices throughout the State. Their mission is to improve the quality of life in Michigan in providing services to vulnerable children and adults that will strengthen the community and enable families and individuals to move toward independence. In Ingham County, they are located at 5303 S. Cedar Street, Lansing, MI 48911. Phone (517) 887-9400; In Clinton County they are located at 105 W. Tolles Road, St. Johns, MI 48879. Phone - (989) 224-5500
Disabled Veteran Outreach Program Specialists - Counselors are located in most Michigan Works offices. These employment service professionals are available to assist program eligible veterans and their spouses in need of additional help in securing appropriate employment. In Lansing they are located at 2110 S. Cedar Street, Lansing, MI 48910. Phone - (517) 492-5500; In St. Johns they are located at 101 West Cass Street, St Johns, MI 48879. (989) 224-2000
Michigan Veterans Task Force (MVTF) – The MVTF is a Faith based group that provides care and support for all veterans, service members and their families before, during and after deployments. They work with community organizations, the criminal justice department and community health organizations to help educate and refer service members through the process of healing from a spiritual, social, emotional, and family oriented approach. POC is Cpt G Beelen. He can be reached at (517) 481-8114 or by email at email@example.com.
Food Bank Council of Michigan - is a Statewide organization that is committed to the alleviation of hunger in our state and nation. The FBCM gathers food and funds to help stock Michigan’s food banks, which is then distributed throughout the state-wide food bank network. The Greater Lansing Food Bank provides services for Ingham, Clinton, Clare, Gratiot, Isabella and Shiawassee counties. They can be reached at (517) 853-7800. They are located at 919 Filley Street, Lansing, MI 48906. For emergency food assistance in Ingham County call ((517) 393-4537. Clinton County residents can call (989) 224-6702 for emergency food assistance.
Michigan Veterans Coalition (MVC) - is made of 5 congressionally chartered veterans service organizations. Their service officers are accredited with the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs and receive training throughout the year on the benefits veteran’s are entitled. The Members of the MVC are:
The American Legion, Department of Michigan (313) 964-6640
The Disabled American Veterans, Department of Michigan (313) 964-6595
The Marine Corps League, Department of Michigan (313) 964-6830
The Military Order of the Purple Heart, Department of Michigan (313) 964-6888
Veterans of Foreign Wars, Department of Michigan (313) 964-6510
Lansing Community College - LCC is acknowledged as a Military Friendly School. These are the top 20% of schools nationwide that deliver the best experience for military schools. LCC offers over 240 programs that will prepare you for a degree or certificate in your chosen field. Contacts: Bev Baligad at (517) 483-9632; firstname.lastname@example.org or James Bender (517) 482-9632; email@example.com.
Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) – MSHDA oversees and administers a variety of rental housing programs. Voucher programs administered by MSHDA include the Housing Choice Voucher, Project Based Voucher and the Veterans Administration Supportive Housing program. For Section 8 housing contact MSDHA at (517) 373-9344.
Military One Source – Offers a wide variety of services to both the military community and the veteran community. Military One Source deals with any and all topics that a service member or dependent of a service member would be interested in. Their newsletters (free subscriptions) include Military OneSource; Military Community and Family Policy; Spouse Education and Career Opportunities; The Exceptional Advocate; and the Joint Family Support Assistance Program. A Military OneSource consultant for assistance can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1 (800) 342-9647.
Operation Homefront – This nationwide program assists military families during difficult financial times by providing assistance for items such as food, auto and home repair, vision care, travel and transportation, moving assistance, and others. They have several other programs including assistance for the caregiver of a wounded warrior. The local contact in the Lansing, MI area is (517) 699-1025 or (800) 692-0956.
VA Medical Center Battle Creek - a full service VA Medical Center, the Battle Creek VAMC is located at 5500 Armstrong Road in Battle Creek, MI 49037. Their main line is (269) 966-5600.
VA Health Care System Ann Arbor – a full service VA Medical Center, The VA Health Care System Ann Arbor is located at 2215 Fuller Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105. Their main line is 1 (800) 361-8387.
54B Ingham County Veterans Treatment Court – The goal of the Ingham County Veteran’s Treatment Court is to divert eligible veteran-defendants from the traditional court process to a specialized criminal court docket. These veterans suffer from substance dependency and/or mental illness and are charged with what are typically felony or misdemeanor criminal offenses. With this in mind, the court substitutes a treatment problem solving model for traditional court processing.
VFW National Home for Children – This donation funded program provides housing and support services to struggling military and veteran families from across the nation at their 70 acre campus village. They are located at 3573 S. Waverly Road, Eaton Rapids, MI 48827. (517) 663-1521.