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     Family programs are dedicated to helping families live happy, healthy lives.


Gogebic County MSUE/4H Program


Gogebic County Breastfeeding/Family Nutrition Program 


Ontonagon County MSUE/ 4H Program 

Ontonagon County Breastfeeding/Family Nutrition Program 


Grand View Health System
     N. 10561 Grand View Lane 
     Ironwood, MI 49938 

* For more information about Grand View’s clinics, call 906-932-1500


Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital
     601 S. 7th Street
     Ontonagon, MI 49953
     Emergency Dept:


Aspirus U.P. Clinic – Bruce Crossing
     13833 U.S. 45
     Bruce Crossing, MI 49912


Aspirus Family Practice Clinic – Ontonagon
     601 S. Seventh St.
     Ontonagon, MI 49953


Ewen Medical Center
     644 Pine Street
     Ewen, MI 49925


Portage Health System
     500 Campus Drive
     Hancock, MI 49930


Ontonagon Community Health Center
     751 S. Seventh Street
     Ontonagon, MI 49953


Marquette General Health System
     580 W. College Ave. 
     Marquette, MI 49855


Western U.P. Health Department
     The Western U.P. District Health Department includes a number of maternal, infant  a       and children’s programs, including WIC, lead testing and immunizations.
    Gogebic County
     210 N. Moore Street
     Bessemer, MI 49911

     Ontonagon County 
     408 Copper Street
     Ontonagon, MI 49953


Dental Care
     Find local dentists

Optical Care
     Gogebic County 
     Ontonagon County

Social and Emotional Health Care


Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter
     Temporary shelter for victims of domestic violence, including group and individual

     620 Conglomerate Street
     Ontonagon, MI 49953
     24 Hour Crisis Line


Child Care Expulsion Prevention Program (CCEP)/UP BEARS (Promoting Behavioral, Emotional, & Resiliency Skills)

     An early childhood prevention program designed to support children ages 0-5 in              child care who are experiencing challenges.

      906 228-3362 


Community Mental Health- Gogebic County
     Mental health services including therapy, supports, coordinator/case management,        family support and community education/training.
     103 West US 2
     Wakefield, MI 49968
     24 Hour Crisis Line


Comprehensive Counseling & Consulting
     Wendy Young MSW, CSW
     101 Beecher Street
     Bessemer, MI 49911


Copper Country Mental Health
     Mental health services provided to the residents of Ontonagon, Houghton, Baraga &      Keweenaw Counties with developmental disabilities and/or mental illness.

     515 Copper St
     Ontonagon, MI 49953

Dial Help, Inc.
     A 24-hour telephone helpline and walk in services for substance abuse, crisis                  intervention and crime victim services.
     609 Sheldon Ave.
     Houghton, MI 49931
     24 Hour Crisis Line


Domestic Violence Escape, Inc. (DOVE)
     A 24-hour telephone crisis line, temporary and emergency shelter, referrals,                      counseling, support groups, information and assistance with crime victims                      compensation.
     709 Sutherland- PO Box 366
     Ironwood, MI 49938
     24 Hour Crisis Line


Family Support Network
     One-on-one  support for parent with children with special needs.


Footprints Project – Bereavement Outreach
     Outreach to parents losing a child, stillborn, or newborn.
     330 Bundy St
     Ironwood, MI 49938


Michigan Alliance for Families

     Provides information, support, and education for families who have children (birth          through 26 years of age) who receive (or may be eligible to receive) special                      education services. This website can help you with finding information on special            education issues as well as disability specific information. 



New Beginnings – Pregnancy Support
     130 W Aurora Street
     Ironwood, MI 49938


Ontonagon County Cancer Association
     401 South Steel Street
     Ontonagon, MI 49953


Post-Adoption Support Services
     Helps families solve issues that may include behavioral concerns, adjustment                  issues, attachment difficulties and school-related problems.

Western UP Mediators

P.O. Box 327, 115 E. Ayer Street

Ironwood, Michigan 49938

Phone: (906) 932-0010

Fax:      (906) 932-0033


Contact Marvin LaGrew


Western U.P. Substance Abuse Services


Area Health Assessments
Child Insurance

Child Health Insurance at a Price You Can Afford

MIChild is a health insurance program. It is for uninsured children of Michigan's working families. MIChild services are provided by many HMOs and other health care plans throughout Michigan.,5885,7-339-71547_2943_4931---,00.html


Healthy Kids

Healthy Kids is a program that provides a wide range of health care coverage and support services for qualifying pregnant women, babies and children under age 19.

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Michigan Department of Human Services

Gogebic County DHS
301 E. Lead St. 
Bessemer MI 49911 

Ontonagon County DHS
730 South 7th St.
Ontonagon MI 49953