Collaborative Body Agencies

Second Chance Academy

Contact Person:  Lori Wybraniec at


Second Chance Academy is designed wo work with adjudicated youth in a nontraditional setting, while offering support services for both the parents and their youth.  The Academy is an alternative placement for students who otherwise would be placed out county in a residential setting.  

When the program is successfully completed, the youth will be discharged from court wardship, with educational credit, job training and appropriate life skills.  

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Northern Michigan Children's Assessment Center
Contact Person:  Kaity Doyle, Family Advocate at  (989) 275-7144

To prevent and educate the public on child abuse and neglect, as well as to reduce the trauma of child abuse and neglect by providing a timely, comprehensive and multidisciplinary response to allegations in a safe, agency-neutral, child focused setting.  

Northern Michigan Children's Assessment Center assist children that are victims of abuse across four counties in northern Michigan - Crawford, Roscommon, Oscoda and Ogemaw.  The center provide a safe environment for children to be interviewed when they have been a victim of a crime.  The center also provide other services including counseling, medical examinations, and more.  

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COOR Continuum of Care

Promotes community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; provides funding for efforts by nonprofit providers and State and local governments to quickly re-house homeless individuals and families to minimize trauma and dislocation; promotes access to and effective utilization of mainstream programs; and optimizes self-sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

The COOR (Crawford, Ogemaw, Oscoda, and Roscommon) Continuum of Care meets monthly in various locations in the 4 counties. For more info call Alice Stone 989-370-7835 or Michelle Morley (989) 275-6819

Northeast Michigan Community Action Agency

Northeast Michigan Community Action Agency, (NEMCSA) is Community Action Agency, one of 29 in Michigan and over 1,000 nationwide.  Community Action Agencies are non-profit agencies established under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964.  NEMCSA’s programs include Early Childhood Services, Food Services, Heating & Utility Services, Housing Services, School Success Partnership, and Senior Services. To find out more about NEMCSA’s programs and services, please visit

True North

TrueNorth Community Services offers an easy-to-access low-income Heat and Energy Assistance Program called emPower in all 83 Michigan Counties.  Qualified applicants can receive help with a past due electric or gas bill, propane, wood, fuel oil, wood pellets or other energy deliverables.  For information on current funding, eligibility or to apply for assistance, please go to or call 231-355-5880

Michigan Department of Health Human Services (MDHHS)

MDHHS Mission
MDHHS provides opportunities, services, and programs that promote a healthy, safe, and stable environment for residents to be self-sufficient.

MDHHS Vision
Develop and encourage measurable health, safety and self-sufficiency outcomes that reduce and prevent risks, promote equity, foster healthy habits, and transform the health and human services system to improve the lives  of Michigan families

111 Union Street
Roscommon, Mi  48653
(989) 275-5107

​MidMichigan Community Health Services (MCHS)

MidMichigan Community Health Services (MCHS) is a rural community health center (FQHC) based at Houghton Lake, MI, located in the northern part of mid-Michigan. Primary care medical services are available at six clinic sites: MidMichigan Health Park-Houghton Lake, MidMichigan Medical Offices-Roscommon, MidMichigan Medical Offices-Beaverton, Midland Community Mental Health Center for Central Michigan, and two school based health clinics at the Houghton Lake High School and the Roscommon Middle School. The clinical staff consists of physicians specializing in family practice, and pediatrics, and physician assistants and nurse practitioners. Additionally, urgent care services for the treatment of minor injuries and acute illness are available on a walk-in basis at the main site in Houghton Lake, Monday – Saturday from 9:00 am until 9:00 pm and 10:00 am until 6:00 pm on Sunday. On-site laboratory and x-ray services provide the capability to address most common health problems. Our Houghton Lake location has it’s own full service Pharmacy, open Monday – Friday from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm, closed for lunch from 12:30 pm until 1:30 pm.

The center also provides a wide range of preventative and health promotion services, which enable a comprehensive approach to health care. These services include nutritional counseling, diabetes education, general patient education, various screening programs and behavioral health counseling. A number of on-site medical specialty services through specialist physicians available in nearby areas who periodically visit and provide on-site specialty consultations are also available.

In order to provide the best and highest quality health care, the organization has adopted the model of practice known as Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH). The Patient Centered Medical Home is a primary care practice which serves as the “home” for coordination of all medical needs. The model is based on an ongoing personal relationship with a regular primary care provider, who leads a team in providing or arranging needed services throughout the health care system. MCHS provides services to all in need, with a particular emphasis on access to the underserved. All services are provided without regard to ability to pay, utilizing a sliding fee scale.


Contact person Christine Dunaj,

Roscommon County Veterans Affairs Office

Contact Person:  Kevin C. Sherman, Director at

The Roscommon County Veterans Affairs office helps Roscommon County residents and/or their families apply for service-connected compensation and/or pension benefits -- and other earned entitlements -- through the Department of Veterans Affairs.  The county office serves as a local full service agency with accredited VA counselors, eliminating the need for the Veterans and/or family members to travel to other locations to apply for VA benefits or to receive information and assistance regarding programs and services.  

Office Hours:  Mondays - Fridays 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, closed for lunch from 12 pm - 1 pm; Appointments only Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Contact: (989) 275-6047


Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lakes;
Contact Person: Leslye Vest, Community Caseworker at  
 (989) 808-1296

To provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

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Roscommon County Habitat for Humanity

Non Profit Home Builder; Affordable housing for low income families in Roscommon County;
1861 W. Houghton Lake Dr. Prudenvelle, MI 48651
(989) 366-6993; Email:
Director: Lorinda Roberts

Chemical Bank

  • Financial Education Workshops (by appointment)
  • Budgeting
  • Checkbook Management
  • First Time Homebuyers
  • I.D. Theft and Fraud Protection
  • Money Smart for Children/Youth/Older Adults
  • Organizing Financial Paperwork
  • Savings
  • Accessibility/Modifications Program Grants (through Partner Agencies)
  • Home Ownership Program Grants (to eligible borrowers
Contact your local Chemical Bank branch or at the following;

Karl Yoder, CRA Market Manager - North Region
Phone: (989) 831-5221

Roscommon County Habitat for Humanity

Nonprofit Home Builder. Affordable Housing for low income families in Roscommon County.
1861 W. Houghton Lake Dr., Prudenville, MI  48651
Phone: 989-366-6993  Email:
Director:  Lorinda Roberts

Michigan Work! Region 7B Consortium Roscommon County

1015 Short Drive, Suite 2
Prudenville, MI 48651
Phone: (989) 366-8660
Monday- Friday 8 am-5 pm, closed 12- 1 pm for lunch

Services and Programs:
  • WIOA Adult & Dislocated Worker Programs
  • WIOA Youth Programs
  • Partnership, Accountability, Training and Hope Program
  • Business Services
  • Resource Room and Job Searching

Grayson's Gift

​​We furnish free of charge bed shaker/strobe alarms for smoke/fire and carbon monoxide detection to the deaf and hard of hearing community.  We also offer free American Sign Language Classes to anyone interested in learning how to sign for improved communication with the deaf and hard of hearing.

 Contact:  Grayson's Gift, 2997 E. Higgins Lake Dr., Roscommon, MI  48653; Telephone (989) 821-9813 or