• Agency Resources 
     

    *disclaimer: the following resources and agencies are provided based on information we have gathered from families in our county who have utilized or accessed services through them; they are not a recommendation endorsed by Allegan Area ESA or the local school districts we serve.

     
      
    3255 122nd Avenue, Allegan, MI 49010
    (269)673-7700
    Types of Services: Food Assistance, Employment/Training Services for targeted populations, Adult and Children Protective Services, Adult Home Help
     
     
    3285 122nd Avenue, Allegan MI  49010
    (269) 673-0202
    Types of Services: Mental health agency which provides outpatient counseling and psychotherapy for adults, children, adolescents and their families. Supports coordination, employment, community living supports, respite, and other services are provided to individuals with developmental disabilities.
     
     
    750 Airway Drive, Allegan, MI 49010
    (269) 673-4229
    Types of Services: Provides transportation services within Allegan County
     
     
    ARC of Allegan County
    219 Hubbard Street, Allegan, MI 49010
    (269) 673-8841
    Types of Services: The ARC agency offers advocacy and support for individuals with disabiities and their families. Other services include guardianship counseling, learning opportunitie and recreational activities for adults with disabilities, such as dances, cooking classes, gardening and many more!
     
     
    Are you ready for college?  This assessment will give you insight of what areas you may need help in.
     
     
    426 Century Lane,  Holland  MI 49423
    Phone (616) 396-5326
    Types of Services: Provides information, referrals, resources and opportunities to individuals with disabilities while building communities where everyone can participate, contribute, and belong.  Some services include, social security benefits counseling, navigating community and many more!
     
     
    A time-line of when and how to apply for guardianship. 
     
     
    What you need to know about guardianship. 
     
     
     
     
    4621 135th Avenue PO Box 36, Hamilton, MI 49419
    (269) 751-2533
    Types of Services: Food, Clothing, Personal Needs, Bedding, Household Goods, Furniture, Appliance, Backpack Ministry, Christmas Adopt-A-Family, Prayer Ministry, L.I.F.E. Skills Mentoring Program (Learning in Finances and Everyday Skills
     
     
    (269) 345-0146
    Jereme Vanden Heuvel, Rehabilitation Counselor 
    BSBP provides training and other services that empower people to achieve their individual goals.
     
     
    Michigan Career & Technical Institute
    11611 Pine Lake Road, Plainwell, MI 49080
    (269) 664-4461
    Types of Services: Offers vocational / technical training opportunities and provides job development after completion of the program. Please see the brochure below for more information
     
    Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS)
    MRS is an agency that helps eligible customers and employers achieve quality employment outcomes and independence for individuals with disabilities. MRS works in partnership with individuals with disabilities to prepare for and obtain competitive employment.
    Carrie Rhine-Kilel, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (800) 481-7837
    For more information, please select the link below:

     

    An important step for students to get "work-ready" is to obtain their Michigan ID (for those who do not have a Driver's License).  The State of Michigan requires individuals to provide copies of documentation listed on the information sheets below: 
     
     
    MOKA
    Phone: 800.644.2434
    Offers treatment in specialized community based homes, training and support to live in your own home, skill building with the goal of employment, skill development and job placement, and family support of children with autism and other disabilities.
     
     
    Heating and energy assistance available for low-income families. Please refer to their website, with the link above, to view the income guidelines chart on their website.