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Start Navigator

Have you experienced difficulties with paying for rent/mortgage, utilities, food insecurity, locating childcare, or other necessities and are unsure where to turn to?


As the START Navigator (Services, Tools, Assistance, Resources, and Talents), I can assist Otsego County residents with navigating resources, connecting with resources, and provide case management to help guide residents through a difficult time. When you are looking for someone local with lived experience I am here to help!


Thanks to The Michigan Health Endowment Fund, Otsego Community Foundation, Tornado Response Fund, and the Otsego County United Way. 

Melissa McDonnell, START Navigator

Click the button below to learn more about the Michigan Health Endowment Fund. 


General Assistance Inquiry

Utility Assistance Inquiry

Rental Assistance Inquiry

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