Basic Needs

Providing necessities such as food, emergency shelter and clothing.


  •  Relief to victims of disasters
  • Safe affordable housing
  • Emergency shelter
  • Transitional housing
  • Food for the hungry through pantries and meal programs
The following basic needs programs were funded: 
American Red Cross 228-3659
American Red Cross serves people affected by disaster and continually strenthens its own capacity and the capacity of communities of disaster response, recovery and readiness.
Janzen House 226-2271
Basic Needs: Provides housing, food, support and guidance to meet individual needs and goals of homeless in Marquette County in an adequate, safe, alcohol and drug free environment.
Marquette County Habitat for Humanity 228-3578
20 Years of Building Dreams: Using donations of money, materials and labor, MCHFH and low-income families build and rehabilitate homes which are purchased by the families via no-interest mortgages.
Room At The Inn 227-9171
Room At The Inn provides supervised night shelter, two meals daily, a warming center, shower facilities, bus vouchers, laundry vouchers and referral services.
Salvation Army-Ishpeming 486-8121
Soup Kitchen twice a week and food pantry five days a week are the major programs offered. Also provides help with transportation, utilities, rent and clothing or other items as needed on a case by case basis.
Women's Center 225-1346
The Women's Center supports victims/survivors of domestic and sexual violence in Marquette and Alger counties through programs that protect, empower, advocate and counsel.

United Way in Your Community

All of us want to give back to our community and make it safer and healthier for our families, our friends and our neighbors. That’s why they support the United Way of Marquette County.
  • United Way of Marquette County only uses 6% of it's budget for administrative costs
  • All money raised in Marquette County stays in Marquette County
  • United Way of Marquette County is made up of 29 partner agencies
  • United Way of Marquette County has 24 Board members, ensuring diversity
  • Community Volunteers decide what programs get funded and how much

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