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The Faith of a Mustard Seed

For a small nonprofit located in Muskegon Heights Michigan, Mission for Area People (MAP) has been able to do big things. Did you know that in 2020, MAP provided almost 4,000 services (3,992) to neighbors in need. Services that fill gaps with food assistance, clothing, personal care items like soaps and detergent, medical copays and prescriptions, utility and rental assistance, and even help with transportation were provided. 

“To anyone in a crisis situation, we are a Godsend,” said Diana Wright-Stubbs, Executive Director of MAP. “We have been able to move mountains with a tiny staff and the faith of a mustard seed.”

Throughout COVID-19's pandemic, MAP kept operations going. Based on a Monday through Friday workweek, the numbers served averaged as many as 30 emergencies a day that we tried to handle with compassion and care.

“We really do care about our community,” said Diana. “Many of our Muskegon County neighbors are like family to us. We want to give a hand up and not a hand out where we can. We want to improve lives for the better.”

Together, a tiny mustard seed agency, (MAP) and your continued support, will leave a big Impact for future services, not only during Lenten Season, but all year long for Muskegon County residents.

To see our Annual Report Things You Need To Know 2020 open link here Things to Know 2020 final

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Are you in need of assistance? Our office is open Monday - Friday from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. Current services available are:

  • Health Food Pantry and Personal Care - open Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays with curbside pickup available between 10 am and 11 am. Appointments should be scheduled by calling 231-733-9672.
  • Transportation assistance - ALICE grant funds are available for those that need to get back and forth to work. You must work at least 20 hours a week and show proof of employment, ID, a DHHS denial letter, car registration, and proof of car insurance. Gas cards, payment assistance, and car repairs may be provided to those that qualify.
  • Rental and lodging assistance are provided when funds are available.
  • Utility assistance is provided when funds are available.
  • Medical assistance - co-pays, prescriptions, and medical equipment.
  • Our Clothing Pantry is open Mondays and Wednesday from 1 pm to 2:30 pm. No appointment is necessary. You must show ID at the door and have a face mask.
  • We are taking COVID-19 precautions seriously in our facility with disinfectants and staff vaccinations.

We appreciate all our volunteers and donors that help support our operations. We wish everyone a healthy 2021!

February Update

Are you in need of assistance? Our office is open Monday - Friday from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. Current services available are:

  • Health Food Pantry and Personal Care - open Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays with curbside pickup available between 10 am and 11 am. Appointments should be scheduled by calling 231-733-9672.
  • Transportation assistance - ALICE grant funds are available for those that need to get back and forth to work. You must work at least 20 hours a week and show proof of employment, ID, a DHHS denial letter, car registration, and proof of car insurance. Gas cards, payment assistance, and car repairs may be provided to those that qualify.
  • Rental and lodging assistance are provided when funds are available.
  • Medical assistance - co-pays, prescriptions, and medical equipment.
  • In need of a warm coat, hat, or mittens? Call our office and request winter wear. A volunteer will gather items for you.
  • Our Clothing Pantry is open Mondays and Wednesday from 1 pm to 2:30 pm. No appointment is necessary. You must show ID at the door and have a face mask.
  • We are taking COVID-19 precautions seriously in our facility with disinfectants and staff vaccinations.

We appreciate all our volunteers and donors that help support our operations. We wish everyone a healthy 2021!