Family Support

  • Image for Resources Page Header The following resources are provided in order to help families of infants and young children become and remain economically stable. You will also find some assistance in safety.

    Van Buren County Resource Guide
    For Food Pantry Resources, check the Van Buren County Resource Guide.

    Van Buren Public Transit
    Get connected to transportation options in Van Buren County including public transportation at  
    610 David Walton Drive, Bangor.
    Call to Schedule a Ride: 269-427-7921,1-800-828-2015 You can also check out My Way There - Transportation Options for Southwest Michigan
    Free Winter Weatherization

    Reduce your Heat Costs up to 25% Free Weatherization Assistance

    There is a federally funded initiative to provide residential energy conservation services to low-income Michigan homeowners and renters. These services reduce energy use and lower utility bills, thus creating more self-sufficient households.

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    Help With Heating Bills

    Heating Expenses out of Control? Get Help with your Fuel Bills

    Deliverable Fuels (Propane, Fuel Oil, Wood, Coal) Proof of income required

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    No Cost Food Assistance

    Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is a federally-funded program that serves low and moderate income pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, infants, and children up to age 5 who have a nutrition-related health problem.

    Pregnant and postpartum women and children (under 5 years of age) participating in WIC receive food benefits for milk, cheese, eggs, cereals, peanut butter or dried beans or peas, and fruit or vegetable juices, fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grain breads and tortillas. Women who exclusively breastfeed their babies may also receive extra food, including canned tuna fish.

    Special formulas or nutritional supplements are also available to participating women and children who have certain medical conditions.

    Sample Food Package for a child for one month:

    If you'd like to receive this type of this assistance, visit your local WIC office.

    You may qualify for additional support with food purchases through the Federal Food Assistance Program (FAP). The application process can now be completed online.

    List of Food Pantry

    Sample Food Package for a child for one month:

    • 4 gallons of milk
    • 1 pound of cheese
    • 2 dozen eggs
    • 36 ounces of cereal
    • 16 ounces of dry beans or 18 ounces of peanut butter
    • 4 cans of juice
    • 2 pounds whole grain bread or tortillas
    • $6.00 fresh fruits and vegetables