Community Connections



What is the Community Connections Program? 

Community Connections is a free program that provides assistance connecting resources to adults, children, and families. Services are provided with supportive phone calls, office visits, and home visits by a community health worker, nurse, and/or social worker.

What are the benefits of participating? 

Participants receive assistance connecting with health care, dental care, and other community resources to improve their health.  

Who is eligible?

Any adult, child, or family living in Alcona, Alpena, Antrim, Arenac, Benzie, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Clare, Crawford, Emmet, Gladwin, Grand Traverse, Iosco, Isabella, Kalkaska, Lake, Leelanau, Manistee, Mason, Mecosta, Missaukee, Montmorency, Newaygo, Oceana, Ogemaw, Osceola, Oscoda, Otsego, Presque Isle, Roscommon, or Wexford Counties.

Participants can be connected to:

Medical, dental care, or mental health

  • Finding you a doctor or dentist
  • Finding transportation
  • Enrolling you in health insurance
  • Answering questions about wellness or being sick
  • Getting food or a place to live
  • Buying, fixing, and eating healthy foods
  • Changes that you decide to make to be healthy, such as quitting or cutting down on smoking, alcohol, or drugs
  • Your concerns about abuse or violence in your life
  • Answering questions about family planning (birth control)
  • Finding translation services
  • Baby shots/immunizations
  • Connecting you with community services, like GED education classes, employment opportunities, food pantries that give out food for free, the WIC food program, or heat and electricity resources