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Allegiance Health

Allegiance Health's Department of Prevention and Community Health (formerly the Foundation for a Healthy Community) was organized in 2000 to develop programs to improve Jackson's general health and welfare.  We accomplish this mission through partnering with community health agencies, educators, business leaders, and local government, to create a health improvement infrastructure that addresses Jackson County's highest priority health issues.

Contact Person: Amy Schultz, MD, MPH
Director, Prevention and Community Health
Phone: 517-780-7306      Fax: 517-789-5941
Address: One Jackson Square, 9th floor; Jackson, MI 49201

American Red Cross of South Central Michigan

The American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross Movement, will provide relief to victims of disaster and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.

Contact Person:
Phone: 517-782-9486   Fax: 517-782-2282
Address: 3425 Francis Street; Jackson, MI  49203

Annual Report. 2007.

Aware, Inc.

AWARE empowers survivors of domestic and sexual violence by providing shelter, services and programs. Website:

Contact Person: Rebecca L. Filip (Becky)   Email:
Phone: 517-783-1638 x 40    Fax: 517-990-6769
Address: P.O. Box 1526; Jackson, Michigan  49204-1526

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Jackson County, Inc.

The Big Brothers Big Sisters Mission is to help children reach their potential through professionally supported one-to-one relationships with measurable impact.

Contact Person:  Erica Vogel    Email:
Phone:  517-784-7181  Fax:  517-796-9004
Address:  536 N. Jackson St.;  Jackson, MI 49201

Central Michigan 2-1-1

2-1-1 provides callers with information about and referals to human services for every day needs and in times of crisis.

Phone: 866-561-2500   Fax: 517-789-1276  
Address: 1200 N. West Avenue;  Jackson, MI 49202

Community Action Agency (CAA)

Phone: 517-784-4800 or 800-491-0004      Fax: 517-784-5188
Address: 1214 Greenwood Ave.; Jackson, MI 49203

Early Head Start is a CAA program for families with infants and toddlers that focuses on the developmental needs of very young children. In the home based program option, home visitors visit families once a week to follow baby's developmental milestones and anticipate next steps of development. Home visitors also help families create healthy environments in which their babies can grow and develop. In the center based program option, infants and toddlers come to the center and interact while EHS teacher and assistants follow each child's developmental goals and provide a quality care environment while parents are working or attending school.

Contact Person: Shelley Hawver, Early Head Start Manager

Community Foreclosure Coalition

The Community Foreclosure Coalition is a nonprofit coalition of community partners in Jackson, Lenawee and Hillsdale counties who are working together to stop preventable foreclosures and to soften their effects on families, neighborhoods and our local communities. We connect homeowners, renters and neighbors with information and resources, and we advocate for change to stop foreclosures here in our own back yard.

Council for the Prevention of Child Abuse & Neglect  (CPCAN)

The mission is to educate and strengthen the community to reduce child abuse neglect. CPCAN provides presentations and distributes materials relating to strengthening families and reducing risk factors for child abuse and neglect across the community. CPCAN collaborates with diverse agencies across the community to ensure unduplicated services to families and children that increase protective factors. The Child and Parent Center provides free parent education classes, available to all in the community, and works in conjunction with the local courts to provide educational neglect assessments and classes for parents and teens struggling with truancy issues.
Contact Person: Wendy Gonzalez, Executive Director
Phone: 517-788-4239   Fax: 517-788-4685
Address: 606 Greenwood Place; Jackson, MI 49203

disAbility Connections

disAbility Connections assists and advocates on behalf of individuals and families who deal with the effects of disease and disAbility.

Phone: 517-782-6054   Fax: 517-782-3118
Address: 409 Linden Avenue;  Jackson, MI 49203

The Enterprise Group

We work with companies that have specific needs, whether it's getting through the permit process, finding a location, cutting through the red tape with a state or local agency or locating housing for key personnel. We are committed to make your expansion here as easy as possible.

Phone: 517-998-3400
Address: 414 S. Jackson St.;  Jackson, MI 49201

Annual Report. 2008.

GreenPath, Inc.

GreenPath Debt Solutions is a nationwide non-profit consumer credit counseling service that has been helping people resolve financial problems, achieve financial goals and get relief from debt since 1961.

Contact Name: Kristine Schultz         Email:
Phone: 800-550-1961
Address: 38505 Country Club Drive, Suite 210; Farmington Hills, MI 48331
Web address:

Jackson Annual Report. Corporate Annual Report.

Jackson Audubon Society

The Jackson Audubon Society (JAS) is a chapter of the Michigan Audubon Society.  The mission of JAS is to instill in the people of Jackson County, an interest, knowledge, and appreciation of birds and other wildlife. JAS promotes sound conservation methods by helping restore wildlife habitat,  helping prevent pollution, preserving outstanding wildlife areas, managing the Kate Palmer and Phyllis Haehnle Memorial Sanctuaries, and educating the public.  JAS works with the Michigan and National Audubon Societies and other organizations that are working to conserve our natural resources and protect the environment.

Contact Name: Gary Siegrist
Phone: (517 )782-3453 (Dahlem Conservancy)
Address: P. O. Box 6453;  Jackson, MI 49204
Web address:

Jackson Citizens for Economic Growth

Jackson Citizens for Economic Growth brings together people of all ages and backgrounds interested in helping our community grow and prosper. We share ideas, foster partnerships with local organizations, and learn practical ways to apply the expertise of economic development professionals.

Address: 1100 Clinton Rd.;  Jackson, MI 49202

Jackson Community College

Jackson Community College is an institution of higher education whose mission is to assist learners in identifying and achieving their educational goals.

Phone: 517-787-0800   Fax: 517-796-8631
Address: 2111 Emmons Road;  Jackson, MI 49201

Jackson County

Jackson County Chamber of Commerce

The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit association of businesses and non-profits that wish to strengthen their business, mission and the Jackson Community. Through promotion, advocacy, collaboration, networking events and education, the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce supports its members.
~ Since 1909

Phone: 517-782-8221   Fax: 517-780-3688
Address: 141 South Jackson Street; Jackson, MI 49201
Web address:

Jackson County Department on Aging

The Jackson County Department on Aging is the focal point for aging services that promote independence and enrich the lives of seniors. Programs available for seniors age 60 and older who live in Jackson County.

Contact Name: Danielle Pequet     Email:
Phone: 517-788-4364   Fax: 517-780-4739
Address: 1715 Lansing Avenue, Suite 672; Jackson, MI 49202
Web Address:

Jackson County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition 

The Jackson County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition is a collaborative body of local community organizations and individuals who meet regularly to reduce the prevalence of substance use and abuse to improve the quality of life and the environment for Jackson County by building capacity for, and supporting the provision of, substance abuse prevention and early intervention efforts.

Contact Name: Kelsey Haynes, Prevention Coordinator
Phone: 517-796-5133   Fax: 517-784-2430

Jackson District Library

Jackson District Library works to provide Jackson County residents with high quality library services, to meet the needs for educational, cultural, and recreational information, to promote literacy, and to foster a love of reading.

Contact Person: Tessa J. Eger          Email: 
Phone: 517-788-4087 x 234            Fax: 517-782-8635 
Address: 244 W. Michigan Avenue; Jackson, MI 49201

Jackson Tobacco Reduction Coalition

Contact Person: Rhonda Rudolph, coordinator  
Phone: 517-768-2131                      Fax: 517-788-4373   
Address: 1697 Lansing Avenue; Jackson, MI 49202

Jackson YMCA


LifeWays is an organization that manages the behavioral health treatment and services for Jackson and Hillsdale County residents who meet requirements for eligibility.

Phone: 517-780-3332
Address: 1200 N. West Avenue; Jackson, MI 49202

Mission of Hope Cancer Fund

Mission of Hope Cancer Fund has been a 501c3 nonprofit since 1994, founded in Jackson County. A unique cancer charity, providing direct financial assistance to cancer patients of all ages and for all cancers.

Contact: Rock Mangus, Founder & Executive Director
Phone: 782-4643    Email:

Nonprofit Network (formerly Jackson Nonprofit Support Center)

Nonprofit Network's mission is to strengthen nonprofit governance and management in Jackson County.  Since JNSC opened its doors in 1999, it has acted as a community collaborator and point of coordination for gathering and disseminating information pertinent to nonprofits. The Center further assists the nonprofit community through providing specialized management and governance development services including workshops, organizational assessments, consulting, and board recruitment, matching and training.

Contact Person: Regina Funkhouser 
Phone: 517-796-4750 Fax: 517-796-5981
Address: 536 N. Jackson Street; Jackson, MI  49201

Assessment of Recession Risk and Preparedness for Nonprofit Organizations

Volunteer Solutions offers opportunities for individuals to volunteer and for organizations to find people to help.

South Central Michigan Works

South Central Michigan Works brings together public and private sector groups in Hillsdale, Jackson, and Lenawee Counties to help employers recruit, develop, and keep skilled workers. We also help students and jobseekers build their skills and connect them to quality jobs. Our focus is on ensuring that the South Central Michigan region develops and sustains prosperity based on strong employers with a supply of competent and skilled workers.

Administration Headquarters
Phone: 888-649-6757   Fax: 517-439-4388
Address: 310 W. Bacon Street;  Hillsdale, MI 49242

Jackson Service Center
Contact Person: Lupe Hamden  Email: 
Phone: 517-841-JOBS (5627)   Fax: 517-782-0140
Commonwealther Common Center; 209 E. Washington Street,
Suite 100; Jackson, MI 49201

United Way of Jackson County

For over 75 years, the United Way of Jackson County has provided a mechanism for our community to support those in need. Whether you wish to donate needed funding, volunteer your time, or engage in transformational planning efforts, the United Way is the best way to make a meaningful contribution. While long known for our efficient process of collecting donations and supporting essential nonprofits, our role in the community is rapidly evolving; we have "raised the bar" to ensure those nonprofit partners are succeeding and we are now leading the charge to address many pervasive "root causes" of social ills with impressive early results. Guided by informed and thoughtful community members, and supported by thousands of donors, we can achieve great things.

Contact Person: Scott Schmidt           Email:
Phone: 517-784-0511                       Fax: 517-784-2430
Address: 536 N. Jackson Street; Jackson, MI  49201

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