Expanding Our Service Area!
Neighbor by Neighbor would like to thank Berrien Community Foundation and United Way! Between these two amazing organizations we were granted $30,000! These grants are specifically targeted to provide assistance to people outside of our regular Harbor Country area. From the generosity of two major supporters of community action, we are now able to also assist people in BRIDGMAN, GALIEN, LAKE TOWNSHIP, and WEESAW TOWNSHIP! Pass this along! For more information, please contact Neighbor by Neighbor, 269-231-0648.
Free Tuition With LMC Promise!
Lake Michigan College has launched a new program, the LMC Promise, which launches in the fall of 2022. The program covers tuition costs of eligible high school graduates through age 24. The LMC Promise is a “last-dollar” program that would pay the remaining tuition costs for students once other grants and scholarships have been applied. To check eligibility requirements and learn more about the program visit www.lakemichigancollege.edu/promise.
Harbor Country Emergency Food Pantry
The Harbor Country Emergency Food Pantry is open and available to people in Harbor Country, and the towns of Bridgman and Galien, who need food and clothing. The Harbor Country Emergency Food Pantry is located at 301 N. Elm St., Three Oaks, MI. Please call to schedule an appointment. The phone number is 269-756-7444.
The Michigan Homeowner Assistance Fund (MIHAF) is designed to keep Michigan residents in their homes by providing financial assistance to eliminate or reduce past due mortgage payments associated with homeownership, including property tax, condominium association dues, and/or housing utility payments.
To apply and to learn more, please visit https://mihaf.michigan.gov/p/home. 211 is helping people who either don’t have access to the internet or adequate computer skills to apply themselves, with (1) understanding program details, (2) applying for the program, and (3) status updates on application in progress. Individuals can contact 844-756-4423 to speak to a hotline specialist.
Are you in need of legal assistance?
Legal Services provides lawyers and legal advice for those that can’t afford it themselves. You are eligible for help if you are a low-income resident of Berrien County or a senior (age 60+) in either Berrien, Cass, or Van Buren Counties. Call Berrien County Legal Services: 269-983-6363 or go to the website: https://berriencounty.org/27/Your-Government and click on Legal Services.
Aren’t Sure Where to Go For Help – 211 Has Answers
When an emergency strikes, United Way of Southwest Michigan’s 211 is there to answer the call—24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Whether in times of natural disaster or personal crisis, 211 is committed to being the first and most essential resource to anyone who needs help. 211 is a free, confidential information and referral service that connects people to essential health and human services online or over the phone. Call 211 and speak with a live, highly trained service professional in your area.
Upcoming Mobile Food Pantries:
April 5, Harbert Community Church, 6444 Harbert Road, Sawyer, MI 49125, 3:30 p.m.
April 21, Harbert Community Church, 6444 Harbert Road, Sawyer, MI 49125, 3:30 p.m.
You can also donate to Neighbor by Neighbor via our Amazon Wishlist and give our neighbors tangible items that they need. Click here to donate! The following items are encouraged/appreciated:
- Individually wrapped snacks -- crackers, goldfish, chips, etc.
-13-gallon trash bags
-Feminine Hygiene items