Community Resources

Alcoholics Anonymous

AA meets every Friday at 8:00pm at Almena UMC's fellowship hall. It is a closed meeting, meaning that it is closed to general observers, but open to anyone who is struggling with alcohol issues and would like some potential help. Please join us if that describes you.


Almena Happy Helpers meet the 1st Monday of the Month at 7 pm at Almena UMC. Children and youth ages 6-19 are invited to join in anytime. The Happy Helpers participate in a broad range of traditional 4-H activities, and also include community service projects and leadership training. For more information contact 4-H key leader Karol Chopp at 668-5436.

Eleanors Food Pantry

Food asssistance for Paw Paw and Lawton residents.  415-0444 or  Hours: 10-1 M and F, 3-6pm T-W-TH. Check for seasonal hour changes. Three days worth of food provided, once a month per family.

United Christian Services

United Christian Services embraces the teaching of Jesus to care for one another through assistance in emergencies, while encouraging self-sufficiency in Gobles, Paw Paw, Mattawan, Lawton, Lawrence and Decatur. UCS is housed at the Freshwater Community Church at 600 E. Michigan Avenue, Paw Paw.  Hours are M-W-Th from 9:30-4:00. Phone number: 888-4673. Also join UCS for Coffee and Bagels on Mondays from 9-11AM. Many resource organizations drop by on Mondays.  A fresh food table is also open.

Free Clothes and Shoes

Available at the Calvary Reformed Church Clothes Closet, 7829 5th St, Mattawan, MI (Just north of Centre St.)  Open the second Saturday of the month, every month, from 8:30-12:00 noon.

Senior Reach

Are you concerned about an older person?  Senior Reach of Van Buren Countey supports the well being, independence and dignity of older adults through community education, mental healh services, and connection to community resources. Contact them at 866-627-8904 if you or someone you know might need assistance with issues related to aging.  

Michigan Area United Methodist Church

Visit the Michigan Area UMC Website for information about the United Methodist Church.