South County Community Services COVID-19 Response (updated 7/1/2020):
We are continuing to provide assistance with food, transportation, and financial assistance and, starting July 6th, will have staff in the building available by appointment only. Please feel free to call during our business hours, which are slightly shortened to allow for daily sanitizing: Monday-Thursday (9:30am – 5pm).
Food Pantry: The food pantry will be closed for regular hours indefinitely. Instead, we are providing preboxed food from Loaves and Fishes. Please call Austin at 649-2901, extension 5 to schedule a pickup. Boxes are being distributed out of our office, but you must call to make an appointment first. We are currently suggesting that people call Loaves and Fishes and schedule a pickup at one of their larger locations, as they are able to provide a much larger amount of refrigerated/frozen food than we can, but we do have food available for anyone who is not able to get to Kalamazoo.
Emergency Financial Assistance: We will continue offering assistance with utility bills and rent, but we ask that you call 649-2901, extension 5 and talk to Austin in order to complete the process over the phone. Some guidelines have been relaxed, particularly for people financially affected by COVID-19.
Transportation: We will continue to offer transportation to seniors and people with disabilities in our service area. However, we will be asking that riders confirm that they are symptom-free. Please call 649-2901, extension 7 and speak with Tamra if you need transportation assistance.
Veteran Services Navigation: Robert Barton will be at the office Wednesday mornings, 9am-12pm in order to meet with clients by appointment only. Please call 649-2901 in order to speak with him to arrange a time.
Wednesday Winners, WIC, Footworks, Legal Clinic, Kinship Caregivers, and all other nonessential programs are cancelled until further notice.
Please reach out to us if you have concerns or need assistance that is outside of our normal range of services offered.