Program Investments

Donations to Community Impact or the specific Impact Areas are invested each year in effective local programs.  Community volunteers from Marquette County review proposals and interview representatives of programs to determine the investments. By supporting specific programs through a competitive process, United Way has a means of monitoring the success and impact of your donations.

Contributions pledged during the Campaign were invested this year in the following worthwhile programs.

Basic Needs

Habitat for Humanity   228-3578
Foundations for Families: 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.

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.

Lutheran Social Services   226-7410             
Youth, Family & Individual Homeless Services: Assists youth, adults and families in transitioning from homelessness to self-sufficiency through the provision of support services and housing assistance.

Salvation Army-Ishpeming   486-8121
Feeding Program: 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.

Room at the Inn     227-9171
Homeless Shelter and Warming Center: Shelter in local churches for homeless people during the cold months. Also a warming center where people can have breakfast and recieve other services they need.

Women’s Center    225-1346
Harbor House: Provides emergency shelter for adult and child victims of domestic or sexual violence at a location maintaining a high level of security 24 hours a day/365.

Elderly Citizens and Adults with Disabilities

amcab   228-6522
Meals on Wheels: Provides nutritious meals and social contact to homebound seniors which cost effectively allows frail, isolated seniors independent living options in their home environment.

Alzheimer’s Association     228-3910
Proactive Approach: To assist people with Alzheimer’s disease and acute behaviors to remain in the community and prevent premature long-term care placement.

Greater Ishpeming Comm. on Aging   485-5527     Western Township Outreach Worker: Seniors residing in rural townships of Republic, Michigamme, Champion, and Humboldt receive services to live independently, safely, and with dignity in their own homes.

Marquette Adult Day Services   226-2142
Adult Day Service: Provides people with Alzheimer’s or dementia with meaningful interaction and stimulation, while giving their caregivers a respite.

Negaunee Senior Center   475-6266
Bridging the Generational Gap: Brings high school student workers into scenarios where they interact, learn from and enrich the lives of area senior citizens. 

Propylon Nonprofit Housing   228-4446         
Independent Care Services:  Provides supplemental funds for tenants to purchase chore services, personal care and transportation at a level which insures independent living for adults with disabilities.

Retired Senior Volunteer Program   485-1782
RSVP Volunteer Support: Seniors are matched with volunteer opportunities, and programs are developed to meet the needs of seniors. Outcomes include increased health, quality of life, and independence for seniors.

Health Care Programs

Cancer Care of Marquette County   485-2156
Cancer Patient Care Services: An all volunteer organization that provides patient care services to cancer patients who are unable to respond to catastrophic health care costs created by the disease and its treatment. Sponsors prevention and detection programs.

Dial Help      482-9077
Crisis/Suicide Intervention:  Crisis hotline, suicide hotline, information, referrals, web-based resources and suicide prevention and awareness activities.

Great Lakes Recovery Center   228-9699       
Bridges Program:  Addresses the needs of addicted adolescents to form healthy relationships with others. Youth are matched with elder adults who have mental or physical health issues.  They work together to perform community service activities and relationship building

Lake Superior Hospice   225-7760
Bereavement Program:  Provide and advocate quality care for patients, families and our community with compassion and commitment.

Catholic Social Services    227-9116
Counseling for Low-Income Residents - Counselors are available for families and individuals who have depression, anxiety, and problem gambling.


Youth Programs

Big Brothers Big Sisters   475-7801              
Community and School Based Mentoring: Creates positive relationships between local children and caring community members that have direct and measurable impact on the child’s life and future.

Child and Family Services   228-4050 x107   
Counseling Services for Low-income Youth and Families: Offer comprehensive therapeutic services to youth and/or their families in Marquette County. These services are made available to at risk school aged youth by referrals from the DHS, the schools, or other sources, including self-referral by a parent.

Girl Scouts of the NW Great Lakes   225-8020
The Girl Scout Leadership Experience: Teaches girls to discover themselves, connect with others and take action to make the world a better place.

Lake Superior Village Yth. & Fam. Center 228-3771   
After School Program: Provides a safe, healthy and supportive environment for youth after school and during the summer. Special programs to enhance family togetherness and community participation.

YMCA   227-9622                                           
Strong Kids Scholarship Program:  Provides YMCA memberships and programs to all, regardless of their inability to pay.