Crisis Hot Line: (517) 278-SAFE | 220 N. Michigan Ave. Coldwater, MI. | director@278safe.com

Resource Section

Department of Human Services


388 Keith Wilhelm Dr.

Coldwater, MI 49036

Provides State Emergency Relief funding for past-due utilities (energy & non-energy)

**CRISIS SEASON: November 1st through May 31st

**NO ASSISTANCE June 1st through October 31st

To apply for benefits:

            Walk-Ins: 7:30am to 5:00pm

 Online: www.michigan.gov/mibridges

Community Action Agency


175 Main St.

Battle Creek, MI 49014

Provides funding for deliverable fuels, gas and electric service


 Jacob’s Well Ministries

200 N. Fremont St.

Coldwater, MI 49036

Short-Term, Emergency Assistance with energy costs

***Must have exhausted all other resources

Pines Behavioral Health


Fax: 517-279-8177

200 Vista Dr.

Coldwater, MI 49036

Hours: M/W/F  8:00am – 5:00pm

            T/Th     8:00am – 7:00pm


  • Home Ownership
  • Deliverable Fuels

Provides assistance with shut-off notice after exhausting the following resources:

  • H.S.
  • Salvation Army
  • A.A.


Salvation Army

Office at Eby Klein Youth & Family Center

89 W. Chicago St.

Coldwater, MI 49036

**Need Appt** **Photo ID Required**

Call Sturgis: 269.651.4275

            **Leave a message

            **NO Coldwater phone #

Utility Assistance/clothing from Sturgis.


Consumers Energy

Payment Assistance Programs


Get help paying your energy bill.

Community Action Agency


Foreclosure Prevention Counseling

175 Main Street

Battle Creek, MI 49014




Assists with delinquent mortgage, property taxes or condominium fees


Department of Human Services


Assistance with property taxes

388 Keith Wilhelm Dr.

Coldwater, MI 49036


Needed Documents for food applications: (processed in 30 days or 7 days if expedited)

  • Current bank statements (within 30 days)
    • Statement must include client’s name, bank name, portion of account number and current balance
  • Verification of any income they receive. Must submit 30 days. If they’re employed, need 30 days of consecutive check stubs
  • Title or registration for any vehicles in their name
  • If they pay rent, they’ll need a copy of their current lease and copy of their heat and electric bill
  • *Remind client their DHHS worker will be calling them to conduct a telephone interview. Expedites the process if they’re expecting the call and they can answer.

State Emergency Relief (processed within 7 days)

  • Must submit current bank statement
  • If they’re applying for rent and security deposit, DHHS will require a statement from the shelter verifying they’re homeless and residing in shelter. (or court ordered eviction notice)
  • Shut off notices for heat and electric can only be processed during crisis season:
    • November 1st through May 31st. DHHS can possibly pay an old heat or electric bill so the client can get the utility in their name, at their new place. To apply for this, the client must submit a statement from the landlord verifying the client is required to get the utility in their own name.
  • DHHS worker will be calling for interview, advise clients to expect and answer call.

Cash Applications

  • Clients will be referred to the PATH program (unless they’re disabled)
    • They can be deferred from participating in the PATH program if they’re DV clients. The worker will need a letter from the shelter verifying the client is receiving services.
    • In many instances however, the PATH program can be a good thing for the client, as they offer many classes for work skills and they can assist with transportation once they become employed.
    • Client must participate with the PATH program for 21 days before their cash will be approved and must continue to be compliant with PATH to keep their cash assistance.
  • Client can apply for child care assistance as well.


Clients do not need to have all the documents to apply. They can apply and submit the documents as soon as they can. If they know what they have to submit and get them turned in quicker, it can expedite the process. 


Michigan’s Sexual Assault Hotline


*Confidential, 24-Hrs, Crisis Support, Referrals, and Resources

Branch County Sexual Assault Services


ProMedica Coldwater Regional Hospital– Emergency Department

274 E. Chicago St

Coldwater, MI 49036

**Trained Forensic Nurses provide quality care and expert medical/forensic examinations to men, women, and children who are victims of sexual assault.

Adult Protective Services


Call to report if vulnerable, abuse, neglect or exploitation

Contact local DHS office for further information

(alphabetical by city)

Sylvia’s Place


PO Box 13

Allegan, MI 49093


TLC House Indiana


812 W. Maumee St.

Angola, IN 46703


Safe House Center


4100 Clark Rd.

Ann Arbor, MI 48105


Safe Place


PO Box 199

Battle Creek, MI 49016


Safe Shelter Inc.


996 N. Shore Dr.

Benton Harbor, MI 49022


Siren/Eaton Shelter


245 S. Cochran Ave.

Charlotte, MI 48813


Domestic Harmony


PO Box 231

Hillsdale, MI 49242




706 W. Michigan Ave.

Jackson, MI 49201


YWCA of Kalamazoo


353 E. Michigan Ave.

Kalamazoo, MI 49007


Elijah House


201 S. Detroit St. Ste 1

LaGrange, IN 46761


Every Women’s Place


175 W. Apple Ave.

Muskegon, MI 48440


Blue Water Safe Horizons


PO Box 610968

Port Huron, MI 48061


Underground Railroad Inc.


PO Box 2451

Saginaw, MI 48605

DV & SA Shelters throughout the state of Michigan (alphabetical order by city)


Family Counseling & Children’s Services/ Catherine Cobb DV Pg

Crisis: 800.874.5936

Business: 517.265.5352

220 North Main Street

Adrian, MI 49221


Sylvia’s Place

Crisis: 888.411.7837

Business: 269.673.8700

PO Box 13

Allegan, MI 49010


New Visions: Alliance to End Violence in Asian Communities

Crisis: 734.615.2106

Business: 734.615.2106

UofM, School of Social Work Bldg

Ann Arbor, MI 48109


SafeHouse Center

Crisis: 734.995.5444

Business: 734.973.0242

4100 Clark Rd.

Ann Arbor, MI 48105


Sexual Assault Prevention & Awareness Center-UofM.

Crisis: 734.936.3333

Business: 734.764.7771

530 South State St.

Ann Arbor, MI 48109


Huron County SafePlace

Crisis: 888.8497233

Business: 989.315.4418

PO Box 8 Bad Axe, MI 48413


Keweenaw Bay Indian Community

Crisis: 906.353.4533

102 Superior Ave.

Baraga, MI 49908


Sexual Assault Services of Calhoun County

Crisis: 888.383.2192

Business: 888.245.3925

36 W. Manchester

Battle Creek, MI 49037


Bay Area Women’s Center

Crisis: 800.834.2098

Business: 989.686.2251

PO Box 1458

Bay City, MI 48706


Child and Family Services of Southwestern Michigan, Inc – Safe Shelter

Crisis: 269.925.9500

Business: 269.925.1725

Benton Harbor, MI 49023



Crisis: 800.374.9473

Business: 231.796.6600

PO Box 1249

Big Rapids, MI 49307


Bay Mills Indian Community

Crisis: 888.422.9645

Business: 906.248.3204

12124 W. Lakeshore Dr

Brimley, MI 49715


Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter Home

Crisis: 906.337.5623

Business: 906.337.5623

PO Box 8

Calumet, MI 49913


SIREN/ Eaton Shelter, Inc

Crisis: 517.543.0748

Business: 517.543.0748

245 W Cochran St

Charlotte, MI 48813


Cadillac Area OASIS/Family Recourse Center

Crisis: 800.775.4646

Business: 231.775.7299

118 S Mitchell

Cadillac, MI 49601


Thumb Area Assault Crisis Center/ Human Dev. Commission

Crisis: 800.292.3666

Business: 989.673.4121

429 Montague Ave

Caro, MI 48723


Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment

Crisis: 800.757.491

Business: 800.757.491

269 Walker Street #72

Detroit, MI 48207


Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services

Crisis: 313.216.2200

Business: 313.216.2200

6450 Maple St

Dearborn, MI 48126


Wayne County SAFE Program

Crisis: 313.430.8000

Business: 313.369.5500

2727 Second Ave, Ste 120

Detroit, MI 48201


Detroit Police Dept. Victims Assistance Program

Crisis: 313.833.1660

1151 Taylor, Building 6

Detroit, MI 48202


La Vida

Crisis: 313.849.3920

5635 W. Fort St.

Detroit, MI 48209


YWCA Interim House

Crisis: 313.861.5300

Business: 313.861.5300

PO Box 21904

Detroit, MI 48221


Tri-County Safe Harbor

Crisis: 800.682.1649

Business: 906.789.9207

905 First Ave South

Escanaba, MI 49829


YWCA of Greater Flint

Crisis: 810.238.7233

Business: 810.238.7621

310 E Third Street

Flint, MI 48502


YWCA West Central Michigan

Crisis: 616.776.7273

Business: 616.459.4681

25 Sheldon Blvd SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4209


Safe Haven Ministries/Ramoth House

Crisis: 616.452.6664

3501 Lake Eastbrook St. SE, Ste. 335

Grand Rapids, MI 49546


River House, Inc

Crisis: 888.554.3169

Business: 989.348.3169

PO Box 661

Grayling, MI 49738


Green Gables Haven

Crisis: 800.304.5445

Business: 269.945.0526

PO Box 388

Hastings, MI 49058


Domestic Harmony

Crisis: 888.453.5900

PO Box 231

Hillsdale, MI 49242


Center for Women in Transition

Crisis: 800.848.599

Business: 616.392.229

411 Butternut D

Holland, MI 49424


Dial Help, Inc.

Crisis: 800.482.9077

Business: 906.482.9077

609 Sheldon Ave.

Houghton, MI 49931


La Casa

Crisis: 866.522.2725

Business: 517.548.1350

2895 W. Grand River Ave.

Howell, MI 48843


RAVE/ Ionia/ Montcalm Domestic & Sexual Violence Program

Crisis: 800.720.7233

Business: 616.527.3351 x234

PO Box 93

Ionia, MI 48846


Caring House Inc.

Crisis: 906.774.1112

Business: 906.774.1337

1305 S Prospect Ave

Iron Mountain, MI 49801


Domestic Violence Escape, Inc

Crisis: 800.711.6744

Business: 906.932.4990

PO Box 366

Ironwood, MI 49938


Aware Inc.

Crisis: 517.783.2861

Business: 517.783.1638

706 W Michigan Ave.

Jackson, MI 49202


YWCA of Kalamazoo

Crisis: 269.385.3587

Business: 269.385.2869

353 E Michigan Ave

Kalamazoo, MI 49007-3832


Baraga County Shelter Home

Crisis: 906.524.7078

Business: 906.524.5017

11 S 4th St

L’Anse, MI 49946



Crisis: 517.372.5572

Business: 517.372.5976

PO Box 14149

Lansing, MI 48901


Sparrow Health System
Crisis: 517.364.3641

Business: 517.364.3641

SANE Program 1215 E Michigan Ave

Lansing, MI 48909-7980


Lapeer Area Citizens Against Domestic Assault

Crisis: 810.667.4175

Business: 810.667.4193

PO Box 356

Lapeer, MI 48446



Crisis: 800.950.5808

Business: 231.843.2541

906 East Ludington Ave

Ludington, MI 49431


CHOICES of Manistee County, Inc

Crisis: 800.723.7220

Business: 231.723.6597

PO Box 604

Manistee, MI 49660


Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, Inc

Crisis: 231.398.6726

Business: 231.398.6726

375 River St

Manistee, MI 49660


Women’s Center/ Harbor House

Crisis: 800.455.6611

Business: 906.226.6611

1310 S Front St

Marquette, MI 49855


Council on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault/Shelterhouse

Crisis: 877.216.6383

Business: 989.835.6771

PO Box 2660

Midland, MI 48641


Family Counseling & Shelter Services of Monroe County

Crisis: 734.242.7233

Business: 734.241.0180

14930 LaPlaisance Rd Ste 106

Monroe, MI 48161


Mercy Memorial Rape Crisis Program

Crisis: 734.240.8800

Business: 734.240.4508

718 Macomb St

Monroe, MI 48162


Turning Point

Crisis: 586.463.6990

Business: 586.954.2060

PO Box 1123

Mt. Clemens, MI 48046


Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe Behavioral Health Program

Crisis: 989.775.4400

Business: 989.775.4850

2800 S. Shepard Rd.

Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858


Women’s Aid Service

Crisis: 989.772.9168

Business: 989.463.6324

PO Box 743

Mount Pleasant, MI 48858


Sexual Assault Services –CMU

Crisis: 989.774.2255

Business: 989.774.6677

195 Student Activities Center

Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859


Every Woman’s Place

Crisis: 231.722.3333

Business: 231.759.7909

175 W Apple Ave

Muskegon, MI 49440


Domestic Violence Coalition Inc

Crisis: 888.655.9008

Business: 269.655.9008

303 E Paw Paw St Ste 7

Paw Paw, MI 48079


Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan

Crisis: 800.275.1995

Business Line: 231.347.1572

423 Porter

Petoskey, MI 49770


First Step

Crisis: 888.453.5900

Business: 734.416.1111

44567 Pinetree Dr

Plymouth, MI 48170



Crisis: 877.922.1274

Business: 248.334.1284

801 Vanguard Dr.

Pontiac, MI 48341


Blue Water Safe Horizons

Crisis: 888.985.5538

Business: 810.982.1020

PO Box 610247

Port Huron, MI 48061


Sexual Assault Center-Child & Family Services of Saginaw

Crisis: 989.790.9118

2806 Davenport Ave.

Saginaw, MI 48602


Underground Railroad, Inc

Crisis: 888.399.8385

Business: 989.755.0413

5647 State Street, Ste A

Saginaw, MI 48603


Eva’s Place

Crisis: 866.366.7283

Business: 810.672.9467

PO Box 29

Sandusky, MI 48471


Uniting Three Fires Against Violence

Crisis: 855.368.44863

Business: 906.253.9775

PO Box 1836

Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783


Advocacy Resource Center

Crisis: 877.639.7820

Business: 906.632.1808

PO Box 1576

Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783


Diane Peppler Resource Center

Crisis: 800.882.1515

Business: 906.635.0566

PO Box 698

Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783


The Safe Center

Crisis: 877.952.7283

Business: 989.723.9716

PO Box 472

St. Johns, MI 48879


Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians

Crisis: 231.534.7777

Business: 231.534.7456

2605 N. West Bayshore Dr.

Suttons Bay, MI 49682


Domestic and Sexual Abuse Services

Crisis: 800.828.2023

Business: 269.273.6154

57239 N. Main Street, Ste 1

Three Rivers, MI 49093


Women’s Resource Center of Grand Traverse Area

Crisis: 800.554.4972

Business: 231.941.1210

720 S Elmwood, Suite 2

Traverse City, MI 49684


Hannahville Indian Community

Crisis: 906.280.2657

Business: 906.723.2662

N14911 Hannahville B-1 Rd.

Wilson, MI 49896


Homeless Shelters

Turning Point Shelter


Men & Women’s Shelter

Must live in Steuben County.

600 N. Williams Street

Angola, IN 46703

Inasmuch House Haven of Rest


Shelter for women.

27 Green St.

Battle Creek, MI 49017

Haven of Rest Rescue Mission


Shelter for men.

11 Green St.

Battle Creek, MI 49017

Keystone Place


505 E. Market St.

Centreville, MI 49032

Other Housing Options

Pines Behavioral Health


Provides Housing Assistance due to homelessness

Housing Assessment Resource–Agency Coordinator

Fax: 517-279-8172

Department of Human Services


388 Keith Wilhelm Dr.

Coldwater, MI 49036

*Provides funding for relocation due to eviction/homelessness, mortgage payment to avoid foreclosure, tax sale, and some insurance fees.

*Provides state emergency relief funding for home repairs


Salvation Army

**Need Appt** **Photo ID Required**

Call Sturgis: 269.651.4275

**Leave a message

**No Coldwater phone #

Sometimes has funds for Rental Assistance!



*See brochure/application for more information.

Director: Kathryn Olmstead

Senior Housing

Drews Place (assisted living)


Grand Vista (assisted living)


Masonville Place (assisted living)


Quincy Cottage (assisted living)


Legal Assistance


Branch County Sheriff’s Office & Jail


580 Marshall Rd.

Coldwater, MI 49036



Friend of the Court


24 Hr. Toll Free Account Info


31 S. Division St.

Coldwater, MI 49036




Legal Services of South Central Michigan

Battle Creek Office

(Barry, Branch, & Calhoun)


Telephone Intake #:


Offers help with Family Law, Housing, Public Benefits, Consumer Matters, Health Care, & Special Needs

123 W. Territorial Rd.

Battle Creek, MI 49015



AA Meetings


Presbyterian Free Health Clinic


Provides free health care and dental care for the uninsured and underinsured in Branch County.

Fax: 517-278-6685

First Presbyterian Church

15 Church St.

Coldwater, MI 49036

Clinic Hours: Thursday 4:00pm-6:30pm

*New Patients should arrive by 5:30pm


Medical Transportation

Driver: Greg


Office: 989.738.6202

Fax: 866.372.1756

108 Railroad St.

Port Austin, MI 48467

Branch County Sexual Assault Services


ProMedica Coldwater Regional Hospital– Emergency Department

274 E. Chicago St.

Coldwater, MI 49036

**Trained Forensic Nurses provide quality care and expert medical/forensic examinations to

men, women, and children who are victims of sexual assault.

Children’s Special Health Care Services


Branch-Hillsdale-St Joseph Community Health Agency

570 Marshall Rd

Coldwater, MI 49036

**It is for children and some adults with special health care needs and their families. They assist individuals with special health care needs in accessing the broadest possible range of appropriate medical care, health education and supports. 

ProMedica Coldwater Regional Hospital


**Call main number for specific service information.

274 E. Chicago St.

Coldwater, MI 49036

Assertive Community Treatment


Alyson Rush-Mental Health Rehabilitation Specialist

Community based approach to comprehensive team treatment and support for adults with mental illnesses.

MMAP– Healthcare benefits couseling


For full list of services see brochure.


Health Equipment

Airway Oxygen: 517.279.1415

Burnside Senior Center (loan program):  517.279.6565

LifeSpan:  (800).254.5939

LinCare:  517.279.2409

Beginnings Care for Life


Pregnancy Services, prenatal, and parenting education.

**Participation allows clients to earn points for diapers and baby clothing.

16 N Clay St.

Coldwater, MI 49036

Hours: Hours: Mon/Tue/Thur 10am – 1pm / 6pm – 8pm

            Weds 10:00am – 1:00pm

            Fri & Sun CLOSED

            Saturday 10:00am – 12:00pm


Kalamazoo Health Center


Hours: M/Th/F:  9-5

            T/W:  11-7

Fax: 269-372-1279

4201 W. Michigan Ave.

Kalamazoo, MI 49006


Jackson Health Center


Hours: Monday: 9am-5pm

            Wednesday: 12pm-8pm

            Friday: 10am-5pm


Department of Human Services


**Provides funding for food benefits


Community Action Agency


**Provides food assistance through their supplemental and Emergency Food Assistance programs. Provides hot, nutritious meals to Seniors 60+ at congregate meal sites or to home bound seniors in Branch County.


Branch Area Food Pantry


Must be a branch county resident. Clients can receive one box of food every two months.

Open every Tuesday  10:00am-2:00pm

22 Pierson St. Coldwater, MI 49036


Mary & Martha’s Diner

**Free meal every Thursday: 4:00pm-5:30pm Coldwater United Methodist Church 26 Marshall St. Coldwater, MI 49036


Bronson Food Pantry


**Residents in Bronson, Sherwood and Union City school districts may receive food once every four weeks.

Located at Bronson Theatre

Hours: Every Monday (Except Holidays) 9:00am-5:00pm

Calvary Baptist Church

Mondays 12pm-2pm
770 E. Chicago St.
Quincy, MI

Fresh Food Distribution


**Union City, Burlington and Sherwood Areas only.

4th Saturday of the month at Auto Sales Building on Ann St. in Union City


For Bronson Community Schools Only

2nd Thursday of every month

Bronson Community Schools Administration Building

501 E. Chicago St.

Bronson, MI 49028

**Please bring your own bags or boxes

Coldwater Free Methodist Church

200 N. Fremont St.
Coldwater, MI.
1 st and 3 rd Thursday of every month

Coach Eby Youth and Family Center

89 W. Chicago St.
Coldwater, MI
4 th Monday of every month

Union City Food Pantry

** Must live in Union City school district.


Located at Our Savior Lutheran Church

Hours: 3rd Wednesday 9:00am-12:00pm

405 St. Joseph St. Union City, MI

Union City

**Union City, Burlington and Sherwood Areas Only
1200 Ellen St.
Union City, MI
4 th Saturday of every month

Sherwood Free Methodist Church

414 S. Main St.
Sherwood, MI
4 th Saturday of every month

Sonshine Ministries-Union Church


**Serves residents from Quincy, Reading, Montgomery, Alagansee, and Allen.

Clients must show proof of all income.

Food Pantry Open Wednesdays 9:00am-4:00pm Quincy residents only Hands out “To-Go” Meals on Wednesday 9am-4pm to the public Every Tuesday they hand out hot meals open to the public 5:30pm-7:30pm 

Union Church, 8 Fulton St. Quincy, MI 49082

Southern Michigan Food Pantry


Hours: M-F  8:00am-5:00pm

5451 Wayne Rd. Battle Creek, MI 49037

Tekonsha Food Pantry


 **Tekonsha residents only.

Union United Church of Christ

 Open Tues thru Thurs 9am to 12pm

**Diaper Pantry Tuesdays 9am – 12pm

Bata Bus – For Coldwater & Union City


306 Clay St.

Coldwater, MI 49036

Hrs: M-Th: 6:00a-6:00p (Last call 5pm)

Friday: 6:00am-8:00pm

Sat: 9am-5pm (Last call 4pm)

Sun: 9am-12pm (Last call Noon)

*Sunday rides should be arranged days in advance


Fares: https://www.branchareatransit.com/fares-forms

Routes: https://www.branchareatransit.com/routes

Habitat for Humanity


Home improvement store and donation center

255 Division St.

Coldwater, MI 49036


Friendship Center


Center for persons with mental illness. Peer-led educational activities

155 S. Monroe St.

Coldwater, MI 49036


Coldwater Recreation Center


**See activity guide for seasonal hours/class/activities information

Hours: M-Th 8:00am-10:00pm

Friday 8:00am-5:00pm

Saturday 7:30am-8:00pm

Sunday 10:30am-9:00pm

1776 Heritage Dr.

Coldwater, MI 49036


Dr. Robert W. Brown Aquatic Center


Hours: M-F 6:00am-7:00pm

Sat/Sun 10:00am-5:00pm

250 Western Ave.

Coldwater, MI 49036




Free tax return and e-filing service available through Community Unlimited for individuals and families with income $54,000 or less. By appointment only, February-early April

Community Support Groups

Alcoholics Anonymous


Alzheimer’s Association


ProMedica Coldwater Regional Hospital- Behavioral Health Services


ProMedica Coldwater Regional Hospital- Cancer Support Group


ProMedica Coldwater Regional Hospital- Diabetes Support Group


ProMedica Coldwater Regional Hospital- Passages Grief Support Group


Michigan Parkinson’s Foundation Support Group


Pines Behavioral Health Service


Foster Care Closet


Sheila Taylor (Branch Manager)

800.554.4966 ext. 225

Clothing, underwear, toys, shoes, baby equipment, etc.

11 N Hudson St

Coldwater, MI 49036


United Methodist Women Thrift Shop

517.741.7775 Broadway St. Union City, MI

Sometimes has vouchers for free clothing Hours: Monday 9am – 3pm Tuesday 9am – 3pm Friday 9am – 6pm Saturday 9am – 3pm

Agape Center Ministries


430 W Chicago St. Coldwater, MI 49036

Oasis of Love Family Church


341 N. Hudson St

Coldwater, MI 49036

Email: oasisoflove@cbpu.com or contact through Facebook

Worship Services: Sundays @10:30am

Wednesdays @ 7:00pm

**A van is available for pick-up

Nursery 1: Infants/Crawlers

Nursery 2: Walkers-3 yrs

**Junior Church Program and Youth Pastoral Team for Tweens and Teens


Seventh-Day Adventist Church


399 N Fremont Rd.

Coldwater, MI 49036


United Methodist Church


26 Marshall St.

Coldwater, MI 49036


Free Methodist Church


200 N Fremont St.

Coldwater, MI 49036


Lockwood Community Church


202 E. Lockwood Rd.

Coldwater, MI 49036


First Baptist Church of Coldwater


102 Bishop Ave.

Coldwater, MI 49036


Presbyterian Church


52 Marshall St.

Coldwater, MI 49036


Animal Aid of Branch County


**Provides veterinary assistance to shelter dogs and local pet owners on a case by case basis

201 N Fiske Rd.

Coldwater, MI 49036

Email: Sally  animalaidofbranchcounty@yahoo.com

*Facebook page is also available


Foster dogs/cats


Linda Schaeffer

**Good for her to know if the animal is: up to date with shots? Good with kids or other pets?


BARC (Branch Area Rescue Coalition)


**Low cost spay/neuter services for dogs/puppies and all felines

30 W. Chicago St.

Coldwater, MI 49036

Email: brancharearescuecoalition@gmail.com

*Facebook page is also available

Michigan Works! Service Center

**Job search assistance, resume writing, vocational counseling & rehabilitation, job training

See folder for more complete information.

Hours: M-F 8:00am-5:00pm

Phone: 517-278-0200

210 Vista Dr. Coldwater, MI 49036


Elwood Staffing

Phone: 517-279-0880

387 N. Willowbrook Rd. Suite C, Coldwater, MI 49036


Employment Plus, Inc.

Phone: 517-278-2221

398 N Willowbrook, Suite D, Coldwater, MI 49036



Phone: 517-279-7997

43 S. Michigan Ave. Suite 1, Coldwater, MI 49036


Trillium Staffing Solutions

Phone: 517-278-2935

407 W. Chicago St. Coldwater, MI 49036


Branch County Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence

Getting Ahead Program


**Registration Required—Call or email for times and availability

An adult program designed to educate how to become economically stable. (childcare provided)



Home Repair/Home Education:

Community Action Agency


Homeowner Rehab & Emergency Home Repair

*Call for Appointment


Fair Housing Center of Southwest Michigan

Provides education on Fair Housing Laws, Rights, advocacy, and referrals.

269.962.5553 Ext. 15

      Or: 866.637.0733

172 W. VanBuren St.

Battle Creek, MI



Department of Human Services

Provides State Emergency Relief Funding for home repairs.

Diaper Pantry


Thursday 4:00PM – 6:00PM

Presbyterian Church

52 Marshall St.

Coldwater, MI 49036


Department of Human Services

Child Day Care Program


**Provides assistance with childcare costs.


Great Start to Quality

**Database to search for local qualified daycare locations.


Branch ISD Early Education

Family Success Program-Parents As Teachers:  Free Home visiting program for prenatal moms and children 0-5 using Parents as Teachers Model curriculum, including education on child development and positive parenting skill building, playgroups, linkages to resources, and parent/child activities.

Community Playgroups:  Free to any family in Branch County with children ages 0-5.  Located at 1011 School Drive in Coldwater (Girard) every Thursday at 10AM.  Led by a Parents as Teachers Educator, activities for parent and child interactions, social connections, and snack provided.

Head Start Preschool:  Free full day and part day preschool program for low income families with centers in Coldwater, Quincy, and Bronson for children age 3-5.

Great Start Readiness Preschool Program:  Free full day preschool program for 4year-olds with centers in Coldwater, Quincy, and Bronson.


Director: Cindy Rowe

Hours: M-F 7:30am-4:00pm

200 Bishop Avenue

Coldwater, MI 49036


Coordinator/Manager: Sue Coco


Email: cocos@branch-isd.org


Early On: Free Services for children age 0-3 who are developmentally delayed or at risk of developmental delays because of established medical condition or who have a disability.

**There’s an evaluation and then an individualized family plan developed.

Early Head Start: Home based program specializing in infant and toddler development. Helps families move towards self-sufficiency.

Branch Area Career Center Tot Spot Community Preschool


**Children must be 3 years of age. Application and Tuition required. (see website for details)

Manager: Mindy Travelbee

Schedule: Tues-Fri

AM Class: 8:30-11:00

PM Class: 12:00-2:30


Bronson Youth Center


501 E Chicago St, #4

Bronson, MI 49028

**Check Facebook Page or call for school and/or summer program days and times.

**Grade 3 & up are eligible.

Branch County Community Foundation


Scholarship information for Branch County and Colon graduates. Available on website!

Hours: M-F 9:00am-4:30pm          **Appts. Recommended


Branch County Literacy Council


Email: brcolitco@cbpu.com

10 E. Chicago St.

Coldwater, MI 49036

Helps adults to succeed in life through improved basic reading skills and English as a 2nd language.


Community Unlimited


221 Ellen St. Union City

*Serves Union City, Athens and Tekonsha area Free diapers available twice every 4 weeks per child.

Hours: Wednesdays 10am-3pm

Photo ID is required.

Occasionally have baby clothes, baby food and formula. *Welcome baby baskets of baby items delivered at your home for families of babies up to 1 years old.

Dolly Parton Imagination Library


Branch County United Way

**Provides a book a month to children ages 0-5.

Coldwater Community Schools

Superintendent: Terry Whelan


Coldwater High School


275 N. Fremont St

Principal: Bill Milnes

Legg Middle School


175 Green St.

Principal: Julie Slusher

Jefferson Elementary


15 Vans Ave.

Principal: Tobi Reardon

Lakeland Elementary


510 Otis Rd.

Principal: Gary Dancer

Max Larsen


25 Parkhurst St.

Principal: Julie Farmer

Pansophia Academy


52 Abbot Ave.

Principal: Mr. Tomlinson

Quincy Community Schools

Superintendent: Marc Kramer

517.639.7141 ext. 4100

Quincy High School

517.639.4201 ext. 3500

18 Colfax St

Principal: Joey Wright

Quincy Middle School

517.639.4201 ext. 2500

32 Fulton St.

Principal: Brandon Suever

Jennings Elementary School

517.639.9885 ext. 1500

44 East Liberty

Principal: Ronald Olmstead

Bronson Community Schools

Superintendent: Steve Wilson


Bronson Jr/Sr High School


450 E Grant St

Principal: Wesley McCrea

Ryan Elementary


461 Rudd St.

Principal: Ed Dickenson

Anderson Elementary


335 E. Corey St

Principal: Kate Wall

Union City Community Schools

Superintendent: Ronna Steel


Union City High School


430 St. Joseph St.

Principal: Christina Feneley

Union City Middle School


435 St. Joseph St.

Principal: Jamie Thomas

Union City Elementary School


601 Walnut Lane

Principal: Jennifer Johnson

Senior Housing

 Drews Place (assisted living)


Grand Vista (assisted living)


Masonville Place (assisted living)


Quincy Cottage (assisted living)


Michigan Office of Services to the Aging



Burnside Senior Center (50+)


Branch County Commission on Aging

Branch County Elder Abuse and Prevention Coalition

Executive Director: Amy Duff

Hours: M/W/F  8:00am-4:30pm

T/Th  8:00am-6:00pm

65 Grahl Drive

Coldwater, MI 49036


Home Health Care/In-Home Assistance

Arcadia Healthcare


Area Agency on Aging


ProMedica Coldwater Regional Hospital- Home Health & Hospice


Maple Lawn Medical Care & Rehabilitation Facility


LifeSpan Visiting Nurse & Hospice


Great Lakes


Long-Term Care/Inpatient Rehab/Adult Foster Care

Hope Network


Laurels of Coldwater (Rehab & Skilled Nursing)


Maple Lawn Medical Care (Rehab & Skilled Nursing)


Branch County Department of Veterans Affairs


Fax: 517.279.0313


Veterans Benefit Assistance

Commander: Ralph Gottschalk (see business card for details)

Director/Counselor: Charles Scott

Assistant: Sheila

Hours: M-F 7:30am-4:30pm

570 Marshall St. Suite F

Human Services Building

Coldwater, MI 49036


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