At this time we are assisting residents by appointment only and insisting on their
wearing face masks, having clean hands, and not having a fever or cough in order to
enter. We will open in phases and most group activities will not happen this year,
including our annual reunion. We will not be able to open our center to the public
until we can be assured that no one is carrying the virus and can’t expose anyone
else, and our center set up is safe for everyone. At this time we do not have the
means to clean and sanitize the center or any of its rooms.

Community COVID-19 Resources and information

If you have local questions or issues that you are trying to navigate:

Call 2-1-1 (Available 24/7) or at https://gryphon.org/services/information-and-referrals/

Another great dashboard Michigan.gov COVID-19 resource is found at:

https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus

Unemployment Resources (great FAQ guide)

https://www.michigan.gov/leo/0,5863,7-336-78421_97241_98585—,00.html

Emergency Childcare for Essential Workforce Personnel

YMCA Childcare

kzooymca.org/coronavirus-response-emergency-childcare

Southwest Childcare Resources

ccr4kids.org/home

Great Start to Quality

greatstarttoquality.org/

St. Luke’s Diaper Bank

Next diaper and wipe distribution occurs Tuesday, March 31 from 9 a.m. to noon at Douglass Community Association. Learn more and support their work at:

https://www.stlukesdiaperbank.org/

Most up-to-date distribution info is found at: https://www.facebook.com/stlukesdiaperbank/

Food Resources

Kalamazoo Public Schools “Grab and Go” Meal Delivery

https://www.kalamazoopublicschools.com/ExploreKPS/DistrictNews/TabId/105/ArtMID/1056/ArticleID/397/KPS-Sets-Up-Emergency-Food-Services.aspx

Kalamazoo Loaves and Fishes

Offering pre-boxed and curbside picked up. Learn how to schedule a pick-up time. Also, link to donate to the organization at:

http://kzoolf.org/

Meals on Wheels (Senior Services)

https://seniorservices1.org/

Opportunities to Support Local People in Need

Kalamazoo Community Foundation-Community Urgent Relief Fund

https://www.kalfound.org/Grants/CommunityUrgentReliefFund/tabid/543/Default.aspx

United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region-Disaster Relief Fund

https://changethestory.org/disaster-relief/

Free or Reduced Access to Internet

Comcast

https://corporate.comcast.com/covid-19

AT&T

https://about.att.com/pages/COVID-19.html

Xfinity

https://www.xfinity.com/prepare

Charter Spectrum Internet

https://www.spectrum.com/

Evictions temporarily suspended

www.kalamazoocity.org/covid19en/529-governor-s-executive-order-2020-19-temporarily-suspends-evictions

Consumers Energy Shutoffs Suspended

https://www.consumersenergy.com/news-releases/news-release-details/2020/03/16/12/36/consumers-energy-to-suspend-shutoffs-for-seniors-low-income-customers-in-wake-of-covid-19

City of Kalamazoo Water Shutoffs Suspended

https://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/2020/03/kalamazoo-halts-water-shutoffs-closes-city-buildings-over-coronavirus-concerns.html

Find out which local businesses offer delivery or pickup. Great online Facebook “Kalamazoo Menu” group to monitor:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/204010967501289

Small Business Resources (State and Fed)

https://www.michiganbusiness.org/about-medc/covid19/

Local SMF Grants 

https://www.southwestmichiganfirst.com/what-we-do/covid-19-response/michigan-small-business-relief-grants/?fbclid=IwAR1pD0wQjolKcQtz3Dmko31JXhy8th5rivmHm66BAGP6SQeAnGIUvRGzVqE

Michigan SBTDC

https://sbdcmichigan.org/small-business-covid19/

Local SW Michigan SBTDC

https://sbdcmichigan.org/southwest-michigan-region/

Urgent Need for Blood Supply

There is a major blood shortage in the United States and globally due to blood drive cancellations. Even with the Stay Home Executive Order, you can still donate.

https://www.redcrossblood.org/donate-blood/dlp/coronavirus–covid-19–and-blood-donation.html