Area Service Providers

Bay County is pleased to provide the following information on organizations and service providers available to residents of Bay County.  For more information on any of these groups, make note of their respective contact information or visit their individual websites.

2-1-1 Northeast Michigan


2-1-1 is a free, easy-to-remember telephone number that connects people in need with people who can help - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

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Bay Area Housing, Inc.

(989) 893-9292

HUD & MSHDA Approved Educators can assist with housing education services if you are struggling to make your mortgage payments or need help with a Step-Forward application for delinquent property taxes. We also provide Homebuyer Education and Financial Capabilities for new or existing homeowners. In addition, they may be able to help with down payment and closing costs for first time homebuyers or help current homeowners with rehabilitation of their home if they are located in the "target neighborhoods" that Bay Area Housing, Inc., covers. For more information you can call 989-893-9292 or 

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Bay Area Women's Center

(989) 686-4551

Serving men, women, children and families in an effort to eliminate domestic violence and sexual assault in Bay & Arenac Counties.

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Bay County Habitat for Humanity

(989) 895-0980

The Bay County Habitat for Humanity believes every man, woman and child should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live. Through volunteer labor and tax-deductible donations of money and materials, Habitat for Humanity builds and rehabilitated simple, decent houses with the help of the homeowner (partner) families. Habitat houses and home repair services are sold to partner families at no profit and financed with affordable loans. The homeowners' monthly mortgages and repair payments are recycled into a revolving Fund for Humanity that is used to build and revitalize more houses. For more information call 989-895-0980 or 

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Bay County Prevention Network

(989) 895-3510

The Bay County Prevention Network (BCPN) is an alliance of representatives from different sectors, organizations, and constituencies with a common purpose of reducing substance abuse among the youth and adults of Bay County, Michigan. The coalition works at changing the programs, policies, and practices of sectors within the community that contribute to the abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and all other illicit drugs.

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Bay Health Plan

(989) 895-4008

 The Bay Health Plan (BHP) is a community supported non-profit program designed to provide health care coverage to the uninsured residents of Bay County.

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CAN Council Great Lakes Bay Region

(989) 671-1345

The CAN Council Great Lakes Bay Region addresses child abuse and neglect through prevention, intervention and advocacy. 

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Disability Network

(989) 835-4041 | Toll Free: 1-800-782-4160

Disability Network of Mid-Michigan is leading the charge to change societal attitudes about people with disabilities, and to provide an environment where everyone, regardless of their abilities, can contribute to their communities based on their own interests, skills, and desires. Through a variety of services, DNMM provides assistance to people with disabilities, their families, and the community. We determine our impact by the quality of services we provide and by the improved quality of life of individuals we support.

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Do-All, Inc.

(989) 894-0764

Do-All, Inc. evolved from a dream for a better life for people with disabilities. Do-All assists individuals and families in achieving community involvement and self-sufficiency through leadership, empowerment, supports, and training. The agency is dedicated to providing supports for all persons, regardless of ability, to achieve self-sufficiency, to treat all persons with respect and dignity.

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Literacy Council of Bay County

(989) 686-8700

Provides free tutoring for children and adults who need help with reading. For more information call 989-686-8700 or

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Michigan Small Business Development Center

(989) 686-9597

The Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC) enhances Michigan's economic well-being by providing counseling, training, secondary market research for new ventures, existing small businesses and advanced technology companies. With offices statewide, the SBDC positively impacts the economy by strengthening existing companies, creating new jobs, retaining existing jobs, and assisting companies in defining their path to success. 

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Mid-Michigan Community Action Agency

(989) 386-3805

A private, non-profit organization serving Bay, Clare, Gladwin, Mecosta, Midland, and Osceola Counties since 1966, Mid-Michigan Community Action Agency (MMCAA) is part of the network of 30 Community Action Agencies in Michigan that serve all 83 counties. The agency's mission is to "support families and individuals by providing access to resources and opportunities." Mid Michigan Community Action Agency employs 200 full and part time individuals, works with over 900 volunteers annually, and is governed by an 18-member Board of Directors representing the six county area. The Bay County Board of Commissioners appoints one of the three Bay County representatives to the MMCAA Board.

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Recovery Pathways

(989) 928-3566

Recovery Pathways, LLC offers innovative outpatient rehabilitation programs for adolescents and adults with drug and/or alcohol addiction, as well as mental health disorders. Located in downtown Bay City, MI., Recovery Pathways, LLC was designed with the physical, social and emotional needs of patients in mind.

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Toys for Tots

(989) 892-8687

The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

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TrueNorth Community Services

(231) 924-0641

emPower is a TrueNorth program offered in 63 Michigan counties. It assists households meeting the 150% federal poverty guidelines with past due or shutoff status electrical bills and/or deliverable fuel needs such as propane, wood, fuel, oil, gas, pellets, corn, etc. For more information call 231-924-0641.  

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United Way Bay County

(989) 893-7508

Everyone deserves opportunities to have a good life: a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, and good health.

That’s why United Way’s work is focused on the building blocks for a good life:

  • Youth
  • Health
  • Basic Needs

We are all connected and interdependent. We all win when a child succeeds in school, when families are financially stable, when people are healthy.

United Way’s goal is to create long-lasting changes by addressing the underlying causes of these problems. Living united means being a part of the change. It takes everyone in the community working together to create a brighter future.

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YWCA Great Lakes Bay Region

(989) 894-9055

The YWCA's mission is the economic advancement of women in the Great Lakes Bay Region. The YWCA Women’s Resource Center includes a full technology center and provides education, resume development, job searches, computer literacy skills, legal assistance referrals, financial literacy and other support services to assist women in becoming economically self-sufficient. 


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