Communities and Support Networks Resources

  • Army of Survivors based in Michigan has a resource page for Michigan and national services

  • Veterans Crisis Line: Operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs, these services aid veterans and their families who may be in crisis by connecting them with VA responders.

Contact: 800-273-8255, Text a message to 838255.

  • Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network (RAINN): Is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. They also have a live chat function. They are a free, confidential service that is available 24/7 for survivors of sexual violence and their families.

Contact: 800-656-4673.

Additional Resources

Community Resources

MSU Student Parent Resource Center Zoom Calls: 2-3pm Monday-Friday for support and resources.

Free Alcoholics Anonymous meetings by phone: Hosted by Pause A While, 2pm EST everyday. If you can volunteer to chair a meeting, please contact .

Dial in Number: 425-436-6360, access code 422932#

Food: Michigan Released interactive map locating free food for school children during coronavirus school closures

Lansing School District Food Distribution Sites: You do not have to be a resident of Lansing to pick up food.   The distribution dates are Monday – Friday and they vary in time.  Some sites are open from 9am – 1pm, some 12pm – 2pm and a few sites are open until 5pm.  Please review the list for times.

If your family’s financial situation has changed, please consider applying for free/reduced lunch for your children in K-12 school. Everyone can log in at And look up your specific school application to apply. These approved applications will be valid for the first 30 days in the 2020-2021 school year. Additionally, this will help you receive the additional benefit the State of Michigan is providing for SNAP-EBT through June. If you need assistance applying or have additional questions please contact me and the SPRC can assist you and/or connect you to the assistance you need.

Food Distribution

MSU Foodbank, by appointment only