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Caring for our Neighbors

With the New Year, we find ourselves still busy at MAP serving neighbors in need. 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.
  • We are providing ongoing food, personal care, and bedding at local motels for those affected by COVID-19.
  • 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 assistance is 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 scheduled to open in February. It will be open Mondays and Wednesday from 1 pm to 2:30 pm. No appointment is necessary. You must show ID at the door.
  • We are taking COVID-19 precautions seriously in our facility with disinfectants and staff vaccinations.
  • We will be closed in observance of MLK Day, January 18, 2021.

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

The holidays are here and it is a busy time of year for Mission for Area People.  We have given out Thanksgiving Baskets to 103 families with 393 people. Thank you to all our donors and supporters that help us take care of our neighbors in need. See other updates by clicking on the slideshow below.

See our slideshow holiday update 2020

MAP welcome

Daily Email Advent
Watch for our daily email Advent Calendar Dec. 1 - Dec. 25

Watch for your daily email from MAP starting December 1, 2020

Mission for Area People (MAP) would like you to join us to celebrate the birth of our Savior as we share a daily Advent Calendar filled with heart-warming stories of grace, compassion, and caring for others. This online happening offers a glimpse of how Mission for Area People has helped the "least of these my brothers," and how others have left an impression and touched our organization. 

As we countdown in preparation of God's gift of his only son, we hope this brings you joy and hopefulness for a better future.

Do you know anyone that would like to receive the Advent Calendar? Tell them to sign up at You will see an Advent page on our website devoted to the countdown.