St Andrew's partners with and supports these community organizations
OUR BROTHERS KEEPER
located at 405 S. 3rd Street in Big Rapids, Mi. OBK provides short term 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 , their Facebook page, or call 231-629-8033.
There is no cost to those who use OBK for shelter and services are confidential.
OBK has opened for the winter.
WISE (Women's Information Service)
provides 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 to the communities they serve 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) is a business run by WISE to provide job skills as well as helping to fund WISE programs.Shoppin at or donating to Fabulous Finds is a way to support the work of WISE as all proceeds are used to support and expand programming.
All services for clients of WISE are free and confidential.
If you are in need of emergency help from WISE, call the 24-Hour Crisis Line: 1-800-374-WISE (9473) or 911.
is an interfaith emergency referral food pantry located at St. Andrew’s. Donations of non-perishable food, seasonal produce, and money are always appreciated. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Executive Director Kevin Courtney at 231-408-2940 or 231-580-1463. The Manna Pantry tab has more information, Look for them on Facebook or www.mannapantrybr.org.
a Registered Student Organization (RSO) 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. More information can be found on DSAGA's Facebook page.
an international mutual aid fellowship founded in 1935 by Bill W. and Dr. Bob S. 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