Collaborative Body Agencies

Second Chance Academy

Contact Person:  Lori Wybraniec at


Second Chance Academy is designed wo work with adjudicated youth in a nontraditional setting, while offering support services for both the parents and their youth.  The Academy is an alternative placement for students who otherwise would be placed out county in a residential setting.  

When the program is successfully completed, the youth will be discharged from court wardship, with educational credit, job training and appropriate life skills.  

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Northern Michigan Children's Assessment Center
Contact Person:  Kaity Doyle, Family Advocate at  (989) 275-7144

To prevent and educate the public on child abuse and neglect, as well as to reduce the trauma of child abuse and neglect by providing a timely, comprehensive and multidisciplinary response to allegations in a safe, agency-neutral, child focused setting.  

Northern Michigan Children's Assessment Center assist children that are victims of abuse across four counties in northern Michigan - Crawford, Roscommon, Oscoda and Ogemaw.  The center provide a safe environment for children to be interviewed when they have been a victim of a crime.  The center also provide other services including counseling, medical examinations, and more.  

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COOR Continuum of Care

Promotes community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; provides funding for efforts by nonprofit providers and State and local governments to quickly re-house homeless individuals and families to minimize trauma and dislocation; promotes access to and effective utilization of mainstream programs; and optimizes self-sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

The COOR (Crawford, Ogemaw, Oscoda, and Roscommon) Continuum of Care meets monthly in various locations in the 4 counties. For more info call Alice Stone 989-370-7835 or Michelle Morley (989) 275-6819

Roscommon County Veterans Affairs Office

Contact Person:  Kevin C. Sherman, Director at

The Roscommon County Veterans Affairs office helps Roscommon County residents and/or their families apply for service-connected compensation and/or pension benefits -- and other earned entitlements -- through the Department of Veterans Affairs.  The county office serves as a local full service agency with accredited VA counselors, eliminating the need for the Veterans and/or family members to travel to other locations to apply for VA benefits or to receive information and assistance regarding programs and services.  

Office Hours:  Mondays - Fridays 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, closed for lunch from 12 pm - 1 pm; Appointments only Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Contact: (989) 275-6047


Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lakes;
Contact Person: Leslye Vest, Community Caseworker at  
 (989) 808-1296

To provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

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Roscommon County Habitat for Humanity

​Non Profit Home Builder; Affordable housing for low income families in Roscommon County;
1861 W. Houghton Lake Dr. Prudenvelle, MI 48651
(989) 366-6993; Email:
Director: Lorinda Roberts