The Oakwood Neighborhood Center will be closed From March 16 to May 28.

If you are in need of food call 342-0129 to arrange pickup or delivery.

 

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