The Benzie County Resource Directory 2019 is a directory of several resources and services in Benzie County
State of Michigan COVID-19 FAQs
Benzie/Leelanau Health Department : updated daily with local COVID-19 information
GT CO Health Department
Munson Healthcare COVID-19 Info
Centers for Disease Control
Michigan Department for Health and Human Services
World Health Organization
Munson’s "Ask a Nurse" COVID-19 question line: 231-935-0951
For COVID-19 Testing:
Call your health care provider. If you do not have a provider, call Munson COVID-19 Hotline at 231-935-0951 or NMHSI Leelanau Testing site at 231-642-5292
Ways to help:
Munson How to Help
School Meal delivery sign-up/registration
Map of School Food Programs across Michigan
Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.
Meal Assistance Info for the general public:
Michigan SNAP Benefits Expanded in Response to COVID-19
Benzie Senior Resources provides Medication Services, In-home Management, Home delivered meals, and curbside pick-up at the Gathering Place Senior Center. Please call 231-525-0600 to arrange for Services.
Talking to your children about Coronavirus
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services put together a great packet of helpful and accessible information for parents and caregivers. Miss Kaitlin likes this resource because it also comes with a comic book craft you can print out and assemble with children.
The MSU extension has a great list of do and don’t for talking to your children about coronavirus at https://www.canr.msu.edu/news/
PBS Kids also has an article which features videos and songs about how to wash hands and keeps healthy from favorite characters such as Daniel Tiger, Elmo, Super Why, and Elmo.
NosyCrow, an award-winning, small, independent children’s book publisher made this free digital book for children and their parents to talk about Cornavirus. Illustrated by by "Gruffalo" illustrator Axel Sheffler. https://nosycrow.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Coronavirus_INSwith-cover.pdf
Resources for Small Businesses:
U.S. Small Business Administration COVID-19 Resources
State of Michigan COVID-19 Resources for Employees & Employers
Local Business & Organization Info:
Michigan Township Association- Info for local governmental units
MSU Extension Local Government Resources
UpNorthLive Closings and Cancellations
The Benzie Area Historical Museum collects and preserves artifacts, photos, and stories about our past. The Museum is housed in an 1887 Congregational Church building and is on the Michigan State Register of Historic Sites.
Seeking Michigan is the online platform for the Michigan Historical Center. It includes Archives of Michigan research guides and indexes, a blog, and educator resources – all from the Michigan Historical Center and Archives of Michigan staff.
The Benzie Area Genealogical Society (BAGS) furthers interest in genealogy through speakers, educational materials, and member interactions. BAGS meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of the month, April thru November, at the Benzie Area Historical Musueum.
Frankfort High School Alumni page offers class photos and some full year books for dating from 1868 to present day.
Benzie County USGEnWeb Archive hosts marriage Records, obituaries, cemetary Indexes and more.
Transparent Languages Online Transparent Language Online features a scientifically proven methodology, the widest variety of high-quality learning materials, and seamless integration of real-life language used by native speakers, all packaged together in an easy-to-use interface.
BBC Languages offers free online language learning: courses, audio, video and games, including the alphabet, phrases, vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, activities and tests.
Michigan Legal Help is for people who are handling their legal problems without a lawyer. It can help you learn about your legal problems and get ready for court.
The IRS website contains printable tax forms and tax information for your federal income taxes.
The Michigan Department of Treasury contains printable tax forms and tax information for your Michigan state income taxes.
The library can print any form you need for .15 cents per page.
Need help with food, housing, or paying bills? Need support in a family crisis or community disaster? Michigan 2-1-1 is an easy way to connect with help of all kinds, right in your community. Visit https://www.mi211.org/ or dial 2-1-1 or 844-875-9211, or text your zip code to 898211
The Unemployment Insurance Agency urges Michiganders to use Michigan Web Account Manager (MiWAM). You will experience longer load times – due to the unprecedented number of claims being filed, it may take several minutes for a page to load. Filing online remains the fastest way for Michiganders to apply for unemployment benefits. View the MiWAM Toolkit for Claimants for step by step instructions on how create your account.