ALCOHOL/DRUG ABUSE, SUICIDE, EMOTIONAL CRISIS COUNSELING

LVD Social Services: Alcohol, drug, mental health counseling, victim advocate
906-358-4940 | Website

Western U.P. Substance Abuse
906-482-7710 | Website

Western U.P. Health Dept.
906-667-0200

Gogebic County Mental Health. after hours
906-229-6100 or 906-667-0712 | Website

Dail Help (24 hour)
800-562-7622

BUDGET/CREDIT COUNSELING

Green Path Debt Solutions
906-932-4169 | Website

Mich. State Univ. Extension: in-home counseling on families, nutrition, budgeting
906-932-1420 | Website

Gogebic/Ont. Community Action
800-881-2984 | Website

CLOTHING

St.Vincent De Paul, Bessemer: emergency clothing, household items, food
906-663-4436

COUNTY SERVICES – GOGEBIC

Clerk
906-663-4518 | Website

Economic Development
906-932-2090 | Website

Mental Health
906-229-6100 | Website

Registrar of Deeds
906-667-0381 | Website

Road Commission
906-667-0233 | Website

Sheriff
906-667-0203 | Website

Dept. Human Services: -Welfare, medical, food, protective, financial independence services and referrals
906-663-6200
Weekly area visits 906-358-4940 or 906-358-4501

DISABILITY

SBC telephone special needs info: VOICE TTY
800-244-4444 800-924-1973

U.P. Library Blind/Phys. Handicapped Services
800-562-8985

Brain Injury Assn. of MI. info, support, resources
800-772-4323

MI Rehab. Employment Serv
800-562-7860

Social Security Admin
906-932-1321

Hearing Impaired
800-325-0778

EDUCATION

Watersmeet Public School (K-12)
906-358-4555 | Website

Headstart (LVD)
906-358-4944

Gog. Intermed. Sch. Dist..special, general, & technical education
800-281-0470

Gogebic Comm. College
800-682-5910

Mich. State Univ. Extension
906-932-1420 | Website

ELECTED OFFICIALS

Governor: Rick Snyder
517-373-3400 | Website

U.S. Senator: Carl Levin
202-224-6221 | Website

U.S. Senator: Debbie Stabenow
202-224-4822 | Website

U.S. Congressman: Dan Benishek
202-225-4735 | Website

MI Representative: Scott Dianda
517-373-0850 | Website

MI Senator: Tom Casperson
517-373-7840 | Website

Township Supervisor: Mike Rogers
906-358-4501

ELECTIONS

Absentee & sample ballots
906-358-4501

School Board (May 2, 2006)
906-358-4555

EMERGENCY SERVICES

Ambulance 911

Police 911

Fire, including forest fires 911

Poison Hotline 800-222-1222

Electric emergency ………. 800-662-4797

Gas emergency …………. 888-427-1427

Salvation Army, Bessemer 715-360-8563

EMPLOYMENT/TRAINING

West. U.P. Michigan Works 800-562-1200

FINANCIAL SERVICES/COUNSELING

Gogebic Dept. Human Services
906-663-6200

Gogebic-Ontonagon Community Action – Ironwood
800-881-2984

Social Security Admin
906-932-1321

FOOD/NUTRITION

Watersmeet Food Pantry 10-11am Tuesdays; Old Town Hall
906-358-4501

Senior Meals
906-358-4501

St. Vincent DePaul, Bessemer emergency food, household items, clothing
906-663-4436

West. U.P. Dist Health (WIC).
906-667-0200

Mich. State Univ. Extension in-home counseling on families, nutrition, budgeting
906-932-1420

HOUSING/SHELTER

Gogebic/Ont. Rent Assistance
906-932-3600

LAW ENFORCEMENT (non-emergency)

County Sheriff’s Dept
906-667-0203

MI State Police
906-265-9916

LVD Tribal Police (Watersmeet Twp)
906-358-4313

LEGAL ASSISTANCE

Legal Aid
800-872-8432

LIBRARY

Land O’ Lakes Public Library
715-547-6006

MEDICAL/DENTAL/HEALTH CARE

Watersmeet School Fitness Ctr
906-358-4555

Watersmeet Medical Clinic
906-358-0260

LVD Tribal Clinic & Pharmacy
906-358-4587

Iron River Hospital
906-265-6121

Grandview Hospital (Ironwood)
906-932-2525 | Website

West. U.P. Clinic, Bruce Crossing
906-827-3201

Veteran’s Medical Center
800-215-8262

Alzheimer’s Assn.
800-562-7622

Cancer Screening for women Iron River
906-265-9913

Michigan Impatient Drug Rehab
Website

The Recovery Village
Website

The Opiate Epidemic
Website

Non 12 Step Addiction Treatment
Website

Guide To Heroin Addiction
Website

Guide To Heroin Rehab
Website

MEDICAL INSURANCE

Medicaid
906-663-6200

Social Security Admin
906-932-1321

Uninsured MI residents
800-562-7884

POST OFFICES

Watersmeet, MI
906-358-4781

Land O’ Lakes, WI
715-547-3640

PROTECTIVE SERVICES/ABUSE/RAPE

DIAL HELP (24 hr.)
800-562-7622

LVD Victim’s advocate
906-358-4940

MI State Police
866-411-0018

County Sheriff
906-667-0203

Gogebic Dept. Human Services…..
906-663-6200

Starting and Growing a Neighborhood Watch
Website

SENIOR CITIZEN RESOURCES

Alzheimer’s Assn………….to find Caregiver Support Groups
800-562-7622

Social Security Admin
906-932-1321

Senior Meals
906-358-4501

Lifeline Service: Grandview Hosp…
906-932-2525

The Most Common In-Home Injuries for Seniors and How to Prevent Them

Fire Safety for Elders with Special Health Needs

Preparing Your Home for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s: A Caregiver’s Guide

44 Crime prevention tips for seniors

Handicap Accessible Modifications That Won’t Turn Off Future Homebuyers

How To Garden Safely When You’re A Senior

Guide to Stair Safety for a Person with Dementia

Senior Living Help

Medical Alert Systems

STATE SERVICES

Dept. Env. Quality (DEQ)
800-662-9278

Dept. Natural Resources (DNR)
906-875-6622

Secretary of State (Iron River)
906-265-4811

West. U.P. Michigan Works
800-562-1200

SUPPORT GROUPS

Alcoholics Anonymous – for current meeting times & locations
906-249-4430

DIAL HELP (24 hr.)
800-562-7622

Caregiver Support Groups: call Alzheimer’s Assoc. for mtg. times
800-337-3827

TOWNSHIP SERVICES

Building permits; zoning regulations & permits
Assessment reviews
Absentee & sample ballots
Water & Sewer District information
Water test kits for private wells
Tree removal, land clearing, & excavation permits (county) & info
906-358-4501

TRANSPORTATION

Blue Bus: Thursday to/from Ironwood; Friday within Watersmeet/LOL
906-932-2523

Road plowing/repair: Gogebic Cty Road Comm
906-667-0233

Greyhound Bus Co Bus goes to/from Duluth, Escanaba along U.S. Rte. 2; connects to other destinations
800-231-2222

Airports: Iron Mountain
906-774-4830

Rhinelander
715-365-3416

Ironwood
906-932-3121

Marquette
906-346-3308

UTILITIES

WE energies:
800-242-9137

Digger’s Hotline
800-482-7171

Electric outage
800-662-4797

SEMCO natural gas
800-624-2019

Gas leak or outage
888-427-1427

Watersmeet Water & Sewer Dist.
906-358-4501

at&t Telephone (358 prefix)
1-555-1212

Repair
800-515-7272

UP Tel. Co. (544 prefix)
800-950-8506

Repair
800-950-8798

VETERANS SERVICES

U.S. Dept of Veteran Affairs
906-774-3300

Medical Center
906-774-3300

Nurse Advice Line
906-779-3965

Patient Travel
906-779-3960

Weekly visits by VA rep.
906-358-4501

Amer. Legion Post 417
906-358-0119