County opens resource center in Mount Clemens

By: Julie Snyder | Mount Clemens - Clinton - Harrison Journal | Published July 1, 2016

MOUNT CLEMENS — A new Macomb County Family Resource Center has opened its doors in Mount Clemens.

Located inside the old George Washington School that shuttered nearly four years ago, the resource center, 196 N. Rose St., will offer a variety of programs and services all under one roof.

Macomb Community Action Director Rhonda Powell said during a June 24 ribbon-cutting ceremony that the Mount Clemens location will offer the same services that are offered at its Warren location, including a food pantry, emergency services, assistance with paying bills, and recreational activities for youth and adults.

The county’s first Family Resource Center, which opened in early 2015, is located inside the Thompson Community Center in Warren.

The county entered into an eight-year lease for use of the Mount Clemens site for $120,000 a year while grants and budget money helped cover the cost of some renovations to the building, Powell said.

Also available through the Family Resource Center is a Central Action Center, which will offer emergency mortgage, utility and water bill assistance, supplemental food program registration, and the Detroit Arsenal Youth Recreation, an array of sports programs that are offered for a minimum cost.

Officials also said the center will house the Community Housing Network, MorningStar Learning for children, and Henry Ford Macomb Hospital’s Cooking Matters and Diabetes Prevention programs.

For more information, stop by the Mount Clemens location at 196 N. Rose St. between 7:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. weekdays.