If you are in need of emergency assistance, food/transportation, or locating other services in our community, we provided a variety of resources that may help you.
The COVID Emergency Rental Assistance (CERA) program is designed to help Michigan residents who fell behind on their rent and/or utilities during COVID-19. This program can help with rental/utility assistance, eviction prevention, and internet assistance.
For more information, contact Chippewa Luce Mackinac Community Action Agency's Housing Department at
Income eligible members of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians who rent homes in the United States may be eligible to receive emergency assistance. This program provides assistance with rental/utility arrears and other housing expenses directly or indirectly related to COVID-19.
For more information, contact the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians Housing Authority at (906) 495-1450.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) offers programs that can help you and your family with temporary assistance when times are tough. The types of programs include but are not limited to cash, childcare, and food assistance, homeless services, and emergency relief.
For more information, contact our local (MDHHS) office at (906) 635-4100 or visit www.michigan.gov/mibridges
Location: 132 W. Spruce St, Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Date/Time: Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 9am - 3pm.
Requirements: Appointment only. Call (906) 632-6521.
Location: 606 E. 4th Ave, Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Date/Time: Every Tuesday from 2pm - 3pm.
Enjoy a nutritionally balanced lunch at Chippewa-Luce-Mackinac Community Action's dining site where people are brought together to each lunch and socialize in a group setting. If you are age 60 years or older, or if you are the spouse of a person age 60 years or older, you are eligible to attend.
Location: Calery Center - 524 Ashmun St.
Date/Time: Monday-Friday at noon.
The home delivered meals program is designed to assist homebound seniors with their dietary needs.
Each meal is nutritionally balanced and delivered to the homes of seniors who are unable to attend the congregate meal sites. This program provides meals for seven days a week to eligible participants.
Contact the Chippewa-Luce-Mackinac Community Action Agency (CLMCAA) at (906) 632-3363 for more information about their senior food programs.
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If you would like to be connected to our local 211 call center, dial (906) 748-4701.