St Andrew's partners with and supports these community organizations
OUR BROTHERS KEEPER is located at 405 S. 3rd Street in Big Rapids, Mi. OBK provides short term faith based housing for those in need in Mecosta, Osceola, Newaygo and Lake counties, from November through April, as well as assisting with employment skills and long term housing assistance. For more information on volunteering, events, donating, or finding a place to stay, visit their website or call 231-629-8033.
WISE (Women's Information Service) is located in Big Rapids, they provide crisis intervention, support and shelter to women and children who have been victims of domestic or sexual assault in Mecosta, Osceola and Newaygo counties. They also provide education programs concerning domestic and sexual abuse. For more information on volunteering, events, donating or finding a place to stay, visit their website or call (231) 796-6600. Fabulous Finds resale shop (103 N. Michigan, Big Rapids) gives 100% of proceeds back to WISE. Shopping at and donating to Fabulous Finds is an easy way to support their work. All services for clients are free and confidential.
If you are in need of emergency help, call the 24-Hour Crisis Line: 1-800-374-WISE (9473) or 911.
MANNA PANTRY is an interfaith emergency referral food pantry located at St. Andrew’s. Donations of non-perishable food and money are always appreciated. If you are interested in volunteering or want more information, contact Kevin Courtney at 231-796-5473 or 231-580-1463. Check out the Manna Pantry tab for more information, find them on Facebook or at www.mannapantrybr.org
DSAGA/AEGIS- is a Registered Student Organization at Ferris State University. Their goals are to provide an educational and social outlet for LGBTQ students at Ferris and to help create a community that is supportive and welcoming of all.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is an international mutual aid fellowship] founded in 1935 by Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith in Akron, Ohio. AA's stated "primary purpose" is to help alcoholics "stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety". A women's group meets Wednesday's between 12-1 in the Parish Hall. Information about other groups in Big Rapids is available at https://www.aa.org/pages/en_US/find-aa-resources