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The Benzie County Resource Directory 2019 is a directory of several resources and services in Benzie County




Munson’s "Ask a Nurse" COVID-19 question line: 231-935-0951 

COVID Information

FREE at home COVID tests from

Visit the Benzie Leelanau District Health Department for current COVID information, including vaccine and booster shot information.'s COVID-19 Hotline 1-888-535-6136. Or email

Local COVID case and hospitalization data can be found at Munson Healthcare COVID FAQ

Monitor COVID hospitalization data for Michigan at Statewide PPE and Hospital Bed Tracker

Visit Munson Healthcare's COVID-19 Tracker site for helpful information on the impact of COVID on our region.


Internet/Data Assistance:
Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.

Benzie Senior Resources provides Medication Services, In-home Management, Home delivered meals, and curbside pick-up at the Gathering Place Senior Center. Please call 231-525-0600 to arrange for Services.

Talking to your children about Coronavirus

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services put together a great packet of helpful and accessible information for parents and caregivers. Miss Kaitlin likes this resource because it also comes with a comic book craft you can print out and assemble with children.


The MSU extension has a great list of do and don’t for talking to your children about coronavirus at


PBS Kids also has an article which features videos and songs about how to wash hands and keeps healthy from favorite characters such as Daniel Tiger, Elmo, Super Why, and Elmo.





Resources for Small Businesses:
U.S. Small Business Administration COVID-19 Resources
State of Michigan COVID-19 Resources for Employees & Employers

Local Business & Organization Info:
Michigan Township Association- Info for local governmental units  
MSU Extension Local Government Resources 
UpNorthLive Closings and Cancellations




The Benzie Area Historical Museum collects and preserves artifacts, photos, and stories about our past.  The Museum is housed in an 1887 Congregational Church building and is on the Michigan State Register of Historic Sites.

Seeking Michigan is the online platform for the Michigan Historical Center. It includes Archives of Michigan research guides and indexes, a blog, and educator resources – all from the Michigan Historical Center and Archives of Michigan staff.

The Benzie Area Genealogical Society (BAGS) furthers interest in genealogy through speakers, educational materials, and member interactions.  BAGS meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of the month, April thru November, at the Benzie Area Historical Musueum. 

Frankfort High School Alumni page offers class photos and some full year books for dating from 1868 to present day.

Benzie County Cemetery Index and Tombstone Project

Benzie County USGEnWeb Archive hosts marriage Records, obituaries, cemetary Indexes and more.




Benzie County Resource Directory 2019 is a directory of several resources and services in Benzie County.
City of Frankfort 
Crystal Lake Township
Lake Township
Benzie County
United States Government

City of Frankfort Water Quality Report 2020




Justice for our Neighbors Traverse City Website:
Michigan Legal Help Immigration Website:
Justice Department's List of Pro Bono Lawyers
Visit and for more information on such things like knowing what rights you have even when you're undocumented, locating an interpreter for court proceedings, descriptions of potential immigration scams, etc.,9597,7-394-93230_93417---,00.html
other resources for immigration:




BBC Languages offers free online language learning: courses, audio, video and games, including the alphabet, phrases, vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, activities and tests.


Michigan Legal Help is for people who are handling their legal problems without a lawyer. It can help you learn about your legal problems and get ready for court.

Legal Services of Northern Michigan
Michigan Courts Self-help Center
Michigan Courts Forms
Michigan Legislature - Publications
MSU Law Library Resources
U of M Law School Community Resources
MI State Bar - Legal & Law Related Programs by County
Michigan Courts - How To Find Legal Information




The IRS website contains printable tax forms and tax information for your federal income taxes.

The Michigan Department of Treasury contains printable tax forms and tax information for your Michigan state income taxes.

The library can print any form you need for .15 cents per page.




LearningExpress Library Computer Skills Center
A resource available through MeL, the Computer Skills Center provides more than 90 courses ranging from the very basic, such as setting up computer hardware or web-browsing, to advanced, application-specific tutorials. The applications include the Microsoft Office suite, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator, as well as courses on multiple versions of the Windows operating system. Patrons need to register a free account to access these courses.
DigitalLearn is a free platform and series of courses provided by the Public Library Association. The courses focus on basic computer skills, including: navigating the internet, introduction to email, introduction to Mac and Windows operating systems, digital job skills, social media, and more. There is also a series of courses on online safety and digital privacy. Most tutorials use interactive videos; available in Spanish.
Created by Goodwill, GFCGlobal is a free education platform that provides a large variety of specific, mostly written tech tutorials. The breadth and depth surpasses the other platforms, but the specificity can be a bit overwhelming if you are looking for more general topics. There are instructions on computer basics for Windows, Mac, and other operating systems; using smartphones and tablets; the internet (email, searching, social media); job skills; and Microsoft Office and Google suite. Almost every topic has specific sections on different applications which do the same thing. For example,the internet section has tutorials for several different browsers. The platform also has a range of tutorials on creative digital skills like photo-editing and more.




Need help with food, housing, or paying bills? Need support in a family crisis or community disaster? Michigan 2-1-1 is an easy way to connect with help of all kinds, right in your community. Visit or dial 2-1-1 or 844-875-9211, or text your zip code to 898211

The Unemployment Insurance Agency urges Michiganders to use Michigan Web Account Manager (MiWAM). You will experience longer load times – due to the unprecedented number of claims being filed, it may take several minutes for a page to load. Filing online remains the fastest way for Michiganders to apply for unemployment benefits. View the MiWAM Toolkit for Claimants for step by step instructions on how create your account.

Michigan Unemployment Fact Sheet 

Michigan Works

Benzie Area Christian Neighbors  

Free Resume Builder and How-to Guide