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Benzie

Breastfeeding Support

Munson Medical Center

(231) 935-2591

Benzie/Leelanau Health Department

(231) 383-0867

Child Development

Great Start Collaborative

(810) 516-0755

Early-On

(231) 922-6397   |  (800) 327-5966

Early On is Michigan's educational support system that helps infants and toddlers who may be delayed in their development. Early On listens to parents and caretakers concerns and guides families toward local supports and services that will help their child develop and learn. Free evaluation, resources and referrals.

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Grand Traverse Band Early Head Start

(231) 534-7650

Head Start

(231) 947-3780   |  (800) 632-7334

Early-On

1101 Red Dr., Traverse City MI 49686

(231) 922-6397   |  (800) 327-5966

Early On is Michigan's educational support system that helps infants and toddlers who may be delayed in their development. Early On listens to parents and caretakers concerns and guides families toward local supports and services that will help their child develop and learn. Free evaluation, resources and referrals.

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TBAISD Preschool Assessment (ages 3-6)

1101 Silver Drive, Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 922-6288

Provides developmental assessments and service coordination for children age 3 to 6. This service is provided at no cost to families.

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Fun Activities for Kids

5toOne

(231) 922-6437

5toOne is an innovative project of the Great Start Collaborative that brings together families and local partners to ensure that all children reach their highest potential.

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Benzie/Leelanau Health Department

(231) 882-2115

Benzie Shores Library

630 Main St., Frankfort MI 49635

(231) 352-4671

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Benzonia Public Library

891 Michigan Ave., Benzonia MI 49616

(231) 882-4111

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Darcy Memorial Library of Beulah

7228 Commercial St., Beulah MI 49617

(231) 883-4037

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Story Hour at Benzie Shores Library

630 Main St., Frankfort MI 49635

(231) 352-4671

Story hour with songs, puppets, and crafts. Times vary, check schedule.

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Park at Water’s Edge

12500 Crystal Mountain Dr., Thompsonville MI 49683

(800) 967-7686

Pool with pipe falls, crawl tub, water cannon and slide, and children’s activities. Daily admission and memberships available.

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Peterson Beach

Within the Sleeping Bear Dunes Lakeshore National Park

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Platte River Elementary School

11434 Main St., Honor MI 49640

(231) 325-3063

Platte River Point

Within the Sleeping Bear Dunes Lakeshore National Park

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Platte River State Fish Hatchery

15210 US Hwy. 31, Beulah MI 49617

(231) 325-4611

Visit the hatchery from mid-September to late October to see salmon in the weir harvest facility and egg-take station.

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Lost Lake Pathway

US-31 & Wildwood Road, Interlochen MI 49643

(231) 922-5280

Part of Pere Marquette State Forest. 6 mi of flat hiking and biking trails.

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Michigan Legacy Art Park

12500 Crystal Mtn Dr., Thompsonville MI 49683

35 works of Michigan art line 1.6 miles of trails that loop through a serene densely wooded forest. (Not stroller friendly)

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Inland Township Park

Lake Ann Rd., Interlochen MI 49643

(231) 275-6568

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Lake Ann Pathway

Starting at Lake Ann State Forest Campground Almira & Reynolds Rd., Lake Ann MI 49650

(231) 922-5280

5.8 miles of hiking trail starting at Lake Ann State Forest Campground

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Esch Road Beach

Esch Rd., Honor MI 49640

Beach is at the end of Esch Road. Also known as Otter Creek Beach. Unpaved parking.

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Frankfort Beach

End of Main St. downtown, Frankfort MI 49635

Frankfort/Elberta Elementary School

613 Leelanau St., Frankfort MI 49635

(231) 352-7601

Crystal Lake Elementary School

7048 Severance, Benzonia MI 49616

(231) 882-4641

Elberta’s Waterfront Park

Furnace Ave., Elberta MI 49625

Elberta’s Waterfront Park

Furnace Ave., Elberta MI 49625

Betsie Valley Elementary School

17936 Cadillac Highway, Thompsonville MI 49683

(231) 378-4164

Betsie Valley Trail

(231) 882-9605

22 miles of hiking and biking trail from Frankfort through Elberta and Beulah to Thompsonville. Trail map available at the website or call.

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Beulah Beach Park

Downtown Beulah on Crystal Lake, Beulah MI 49617

Beulah Beach Park

Downtown Beulah on Crystal Lake, Beulah MI 49617

Almira Historical Society

19440 Maple St., Almira MI 49650

(231) 275-7362

Blacksmith shop, 2 historic homes, boat house, equipped fire barn.

Betsie River Pathway

Starts 6 miles W of Thompsonville via M-115, King Road & Longstreet Road, Thompsonville MI 49683

(231) 922-5280

10 miles of hiking and biking trail. Part of Pere Marquette State Forest.

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Health & Well-Being

The Baby Pantry at St. Philip's Episcopal Church

(231) 882-4506

Hours of Operation: 1st Saturday of the Month from 10 am - 3 pm 3rd Saturday of the Month from 10 am - 3 pm_x000d_ About Us: For more than 15 years, The Baby Pantry has served hundreds of families with children ages zero through five living in Benzie, Grand Traverse and Manistee Counties._x000d_ What We Offer: Diapers and Pull - Ups, Infant Formulas, New and Gently Used Clothing, New and Gently Used Equipment, Books, Toys, Outdoor Gear_x000d_ Shoes/Boots, Food For Babies and Toddlers

National Domestic Violence Hotline

(800) 799-7233

Crisis intervention, safety planning, information about domestic violence and referrals to local service providers. Direct connection to domestic violence resources available in the callers area provided by a Hotline advocate.

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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

(800) 273-8255

No matter what problems you are dealing with, we want to help you find a reason to keep living. When you call you'll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7.

Postpartum Support International

6706 SW 54th Ave., Portland OR 97219

(800) 944-4773

Essential info about perinatal mood & anxiety disorders, including risk factors, symptoms & treatments.

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Benzie/Leelanau Health Department

(231) 882-4409

Find a Doctor at Munson Healthcare

(231) 935-5886   |  (800) 533-5520

Poison Control Center

(800) 222-1222

Munson Healthcare Immunization Clinic

(231) 935-8125

Planned Parenthood

(231) 929-1844

Benzie/Leelanau Health Department

(231) 882-4409

Women's Resource Center

720 S Elmwood, Ste. 2, Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 941-1210   |  (800) 554-4972

Anger management classes, emergency shelter, housing assistance. Doula Teen Program. Referrals for finances, counseling, legal, substance abuse, housing and other needs.

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Benzie/Leelanau Health Department

(231) 882-4409

Dental Clinics North

(800) 432-4121

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Northwest Michigan Health Services, Inc.

(231) 383-4800

Benzie County Sheriff

(231) 882-4484

Child and Adult Protective Services

(231) 882-2115

Michigan Primary Care Association

(800) 752-7268

Low-cost and free health insurance programs for kids.

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Northern Michigan Pediatric Dentistry

1241 East 8th St., Traverse City MI 49686

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Northwest Michigan Health Services, Inc.

10767 Traverse Highway, Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 383-4800

Provides medical and dental primary care to all ages in Northwest Lower Michigan in a culturally appropriate manner.

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Benzie/Leelanau Health Department

6051 Frankfort Highway, Benzonia MI 49616

(231) 882-4409

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Parent Helpline

(855) 427-2736

24/7 days a week crisis intervention and information referral service.

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Third Level Crisis Intervention Center

1022 E Front St., Traverse City MI 49686

(231) 922-4800   |  (800) 442-7315

Crisis counseling, problem assistance, information and referrals. Available 24 hours, every day.

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Munson Medical Center Pediatric Therapy Program

550 Munson Ave., Traverse City MI 49686

(231) 935-8600

Pediatric Feeding Therapy Program, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy,Speech and Language Therapy. For Feeding Therapy support please call: (231) 935-7620

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Traverse Health Clinic

1719 S. Garfield, Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 935-0799

Everyone is Welcome. Accepting new patients. As a community health center, primary care is provided, as well as counseling, and coordinate a variety of support services to meet your needs

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211 Directory

211   |  (844) 875-9211

24 hrs for referrals to food, clothing, housing, utilities, transportation, education, employment, youth programs, health care, prescriptions, counseling, support groups, substance abuse, and emergency preparedness.

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Child & Family Services of Northwestern Michigan

3785 Veterans Dr., Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 347-4463

Abuse and neglect prevention, court support, family-based conflict resolution, pregnancy & birth counseling, and parent education.

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Child & Family Services of Northwestern Michigan

3785 Veterans Dr., Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 946-8975

Abuse and neglect prevention, court support, family-based conflict resolution, pregnancy & birth counseling, and parent education.

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Child Locator Tip Line

(517) 373-0334

24 hours, 7 days a week.

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Centralized Intake for Child Abuse and Neglect

701 S. Elmwood Ste. 19, Traverse City MI

(855) 444-3911

Report Abuse & Neglect- 24/7 Hotline (MI Dept. of Health & Human Services).

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Lutheran Child & Family Services of Michigan

(989) 686-7650

Abuse and neglect prevention and intervention, counseling & therapy programs.

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Traverse Health Clinic

3155 Logan Valley Rd., Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 935-0799

Providing free or low-cost health care to financially challenged and uninsured residents of Benzie, Grand Traverse & Leelanau Counties.

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Healthy Futures

(231) 935-5640   |  (888) 403-8468

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Northwest Michigan Health Services, Inc.

10767 Traverse Highway, Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 383-4800

Provides medical and dental primary care to all ages in Northwest Lower Michigan in a culturally appropriate manner.

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American Heart Association

(800) 242-8721

Find classes / instructors in your area.

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Legal and Financial Help

MI Bridges

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Department of Health & Human Services

(844) 464-3447

Benzie/Leelanau Health Department

(231) 882-4409

W.I.C. Women Infants & Children

6051 Frankfort Hwy., Benzonia MI 49616

(800) 816-1658

Food and nutrition vouchers for pregnant and post partum women, infants and children under 5 years.

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Benzie Area Christian Neighbors (BACN)

2804 Benzie Highway, Benzonia MI 49616

(231) 882-9544

Offering clothing, bedding, small housewares, food pantry, and support with utilities, WOW program, GED assistance

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Fresh Winds Christian Ministries

9780 Honor Hwy, Honor MI 49640

(231) 325-0344

Community meals every Tuesday and Thursday from 6 pm-7 pm.

Benzie Area Christian Neighbors (BACN)

2804 Benzie Highway, Benzonia MI 49616

(231) 882-9544

Offering clothing, bedding, small housewares, food pantry, and support with utilities, WOW program, GED assistance

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Habitat For Humanity

(231) 399-0300

Through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials Habitat builds houses in partnership with families in need.

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Benzie County Baby Pantry

785 Beulah Hwy., Beulah MI 49617

(231) 882-4059

1st and 3rd Saturday of each month, 10 am-3 pm for children ages 0-5 years of age

Advent Lutheran Church Baby Pantry

8481 Lake Ann Rd, Lake Ann MI 49650

(231) 275-8031

Open the second Saturday of every month from 9 am-noon. Community meals are also provided the last Thursday of every month from 5:30-7:30 at Almira Township hall.

Baby Pantry

8481 Lake Ann Rd, Lake Ann MI 49650

(231) 275-8031

Diapers, wipes, lotions, cereal, food, clothing, toys and bottles for children ages 0 to 3. You only need show proof of residency in your county.

Child & Family Services of Northwestern Michigan

3785 Veterans Dr., Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 347-4463

Abuse and neglect prevention, court support, family-based conflict resolution, pregnancy & birth counseling, and parent education.

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Mental Health and Wellness

Autism Center of Michigan

1363 Douglas Drive, Suite 104, Traverse City MI 49686

(231) 668-4909

Behavioral treatment for children with autism spectrum and related disorders

Addiction Treatment Services

747 E. 8th St., Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 346-5216

Outpatient services, Residential programs, Detox, Lab testing, Assessments

Northwest Michigan Health Services, Inc.

10767 Traverse Hwy., Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 383-4800

Munson Behavioral Health

420 Brook St., Traverse City MI 49684

(800) 662-6766

Inpatient and Outpatient Mental Health Services, Alcohol and Drug treatment, Problem gambling counseling

Benzie Behavioral Health

425 N MI Ave. Suite C, Beulah MI 49617

(231) 882-5514

Inpatient and Outpatient Mental Health Services, Alcohol and Drug treatment, Problem gambling counseling

The Maple Clinic

525 S. Union St., Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 946-9575

Mental health and counseling services; depression, anxiety, stress disorders including grief and loss; school adjustment problems; marital conflict and reconciliation; divorce and blended family issues; and forensic assessments

Munson Medical Center

(231) 935-7412

Helps families cope with the loss of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, ectopic pregnancy, and neonatal death. Warmline and support group.

Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services

(231) 947-2255

Catholic Human Services, Inc.

1000 Hastings, Traverse City MI 49686

(231) 947-8110

Alcohol & Drug Counseling, Substance Abuse Prevention Education, Family/Marriage/Individual Counseling, Pregnancy Counseling, Open Adoption, Employee Assistance Program

Child & Family Services of Northwestern Michigan

3785 Veterans Dr., Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 946-8975

Abuse and neglect prevention, court support, family-based conflict resolution, 24/7 crisis counseling, youth services/shelter, pregnancy & birth counseling, and parent education.

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Adaptive Counseling and Case Management, LLC

3285 Veterans Drive, Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 715-8466

Counseling and case management Cognitive Behavior Therapy Motivational Interviewing Mindfulness

Old Town Psychological Services

512 S. Union St., Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 941-6550

Psychological Evaluation & Testing Program, Psychotherapy & Counseling Program, Marital & Family Counseling Program, Psychological Custody & Co-parenting Mediation, ADHD Evaluation & Treatment Program, Bariatric Evaluation & Treatment, Veteran PTSD Evaluation & Treatment, Child Behavioral Evaluation & Treatment, Academic Deficiency, Dyslexia & Learning Disorder Program, Substance Abuse Evaluation & Treatment Program

Goshawk Behavioral Health

2240 S. Airport Rd., Traverse City MI 49686

(231) 642-4642

Behavioral health assessment and counseling services

American Heart Association

(800) 242-8721

Find classes / instructors in your area.

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Pine Rest Clinic Traverse City

1050 Silver Dr., Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 947-2255

Mental health services for children, adults families, including counseling and therapy, psychiatric evaluations, educational classes and referrals for partial hospitalization and inpatient treatment.

Central Wellness - Community Mental Health

6051 Frankfort Hwy, Benzonia MI 49616

(877) 398-2013

 Our purpose is to help qualified individuals of all ages in their pursuit of happiness by removing any barriers towards recovery and full community inclusion in order to achieve good mental health and to fully participate in community life, utilizing all its resources in line with their individual needs, wants, and desires. No one will be denied access to services due to inability to pay; there is a discounted/sliding fee schedule available 

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Parent Support

Love Thy Neighbor

P.O. Box 5114, Travesre City MI 49696

(231) 723-2323

Christian churches have volunteers, spiritual and material resources and good and services. Love thy Neighbor is the bridge between local churches and our neighbors in need. They are a clearinghouse for benevolence funds. Life skills and parenting classes. Also offers crib and layette ministry, connection to churches, thrift shop partners, prayer, food pantry and furniture ministry.

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National Parent Helpline

(855) 427-2736

24/7 days a week crisis intervention and information referral service.

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Munson Medical Center

(800) 935-8219

Safe Kids North Shore/Car Seat Inspection

(231) 947-3000 Ext:1234

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Lutheran Child & Family Services of Michigan

(989) 686-7650

Abuse and neglect prevention and intervention, counseling & therapy programs.

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Michigan Alliance for Families

(800) 552-4821

Offers comprehensive information and referrals on all disability and education issues involving children and young adults from birth to age 26. Services include one-on-one support, online and printed resource information and referrals to the appropriate community services. Parent Training and Information Center for Michigan under the IDEA in coordination with the MDE Office of Special Education. 

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Special Education Parents Advisory Council

(231) 922-6200

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Early Head Start

2538 Indian Hill Rd., Honor MI 49640

(231) 409-9534

Home visits to support pregnant women and children age 0 to 3 yrs.

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Families First Monthly

PO Box 433, Suttons Bay MI 49682

(231) 499-1454

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Great Start Collaborative

1101 Red Drive, Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 922-6437

Helping to increase parent participation in early childhood planning and decision-making for the county.

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Grow Benzie

(231) 882-9510

Grow Benzie has become a vibrant community center and community garden. Offering a dynamic range of activities, classes, and hands on workshops for folks of all ages and income levels. 

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Bethany Christian Services

3886 Cass Rd., Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 995-0870

Unplanned pregnancy counseling, individual/marital/family counseling, adoption services, foster care.

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Smoking and Substance Use

Northern Michigan Regional Entity

(800) 834-3393

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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

5600 Fishers Lan, Rockville MD 20857

(877) 726-4727   |  (877) SAMHSA-7

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Michigan Tobacco Quit Line

(800) 784-8669

Al-Anon & Alateen

P.O. Box 5132, Traverse City MI 49696

(231) 938-7399

Call for local information for meetings and support.

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Alcoholics Anonymous

124 N Division, Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 946-8823

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