Skip to content

News

July 17, 2024

Mobile food pantry visits Ontonagon on August 7, 2024

A Feeding America West Michigan mobile food pantry is coming back to Ontonagon on Wednesday, August 7, 2024. The mobile food pantry will be held at ...
July 9, 2024

From struggle to strength

Getting Ahead graduate shares realities of the working poor In the latest episode of the Copper Shores Podcast, listen in as Danielle Thoune, a ...
July 8, 2024

HeadsUP: A day of food, fun and fitness for middle schoolers

In collaboration with UP Health System - Portage, Copper Shores Community Health Foundation will be hosting HeadsUP, an exciting day of food, fun and ...
July 3, 2024

Inclusivity Outdoors

Baraga State Park unveils new ADA friendly playground With sunshine and a light breeze blowing in from Lake Superior, Baraga State Park officially ...
June 28, 2024

Copper Shores providing support for innovative mental health solution

Partnering with Baraga County Memorial Hospital’s Avel eCare Solution Copper Shores Community Health Foundation and Baraga County Memorial Hospital ...
June 27, 2024

July 2024 Menu highlight

Work with the $1.28 million Local Food Purchase Assistance Cooperative Agreement grant has been well under way for a while now, and it’s paying off ...
June 18, 2024

Juntunen goes from School to Farm to School

New position at Copper Shores to lead Farm to School efforts Copper Shores is thrilled to announce the addition of Karyn Juntunen to the team. She is ...
June 17, 2024

Small grants, big changes

Five organizations receive Copper Shores 2024 Small Grant Copper Shores Community Health Foundation has awarded five organizations 2024 Small Grant ...
June 12, 2024

Copper Shores announces 18 scholarship recipients for 2024

Copper Shores Community Health Foundation is excited to award 18 scholarships to students at 10 local schools in the Copper Country. This year’s ...
June 11, 2024

Copper Shores receives property donation from UP Health System – Portage

Copper Shores Community Health Foundation is excited to announce a recent land acquisition that will help further our mission to positively influence ...
June 10, 2024

Copper Shores Bridges Expands to Baraga County

Classes begin in August; Applications due by July 19 Copper Shores Community Health Foundation is excited to announce the expansion of its Bridges ...
June 5, 2024

Bogan Scholarship application open for 2024

Copper Shores Community Health Foundation is proud to announce the 2024 James Bogan Health Administration Scholarship to a deserving resident of ...
May 31, 2024

Copper Shores Sexual Assault Hotline now available

Hotline available for anyone from community 24 hours a day, 7 days a week Copper Shores Community Health Foundation’s 24/7 sexual assault hotline for ...
May 29, 2024

Distribution of Senior Project Fresh coupons begins June 3

All coupons have been accounted for as of Tuesday, June 11. To get on the waiting list for coupons, call (906) 483-1155 or email ...
May 28, 2024

June 2024 Meals on Wheels menu highlight

June is an exciting month for Copper Shores Meals on Wheels, marking many firsts for the year. With the Upper Peninsula of Michigan’s short growing ...
May 22, 2024

Mobile food pantry coming to Ontonagon, June 5

A Feeding America West Michigan mobile food pantry is coming back to Ontonagon on Wednesday, June 5, 2024. The mobile food pantry will be held at the ...
May 17, 2024

Pasty Partnership with Krupp’s

Copper Shores Meals on Wheels has been making connections with local producers, farmers and restaurants, like Krupp’s Mini Mart in Twin Lakes. ...
May 16, 2024

Sharing the love: Subaru awards Meals on Wheels more than $2,300

This is Copper Shores second year participating in Subaru’s Share the Love event Copper Shores Meals on Wheels is grateful to receive $2,346.73 in ...
May 15, 2024

ASIST in Negaunee, July 23 & 24

Rescheduled to accommodate more people In partnership with the West End Health Foundation, Copper Shores Outreach & Education is hosting Applied ...
May 6, 2024

Movement and community improvement

Five recipients awarded 2024 Community & Recreational Facilities Grant Copper Shores Community Health Foundation has awarded $81,683.20 to Copper ...
May 1, 2024

Bridges night: Pathway to progress

April 29, 2024

Curious George joins SLACK to promote dental hygiene

The Student Leadership Advisory Council of the Keweenaw (SLACK) has been working with local elementary schools, Northern Michigan University’s Center ...
April 25, 2024

May 2024 Meals on Wheels menu highlight

While local producers and farmers are getting ready for the growing season, Copper Shores Meals on Wheels is busy planning alongside them, working to ...
April 19, 2024

Free suicide prevention training in Baraga on May 15

Copper Shores Outreach & Education, in conjunction with Keweenaw Support 4 Healthy Minds, is hosting free suicide prevention training on ...
April 18, 2024

Meals on Wheels receives $21,000 from UPCAP

Copper Shores Meals on Wheels recently received a $21,000 Aging & Adult Services grant from the Upper Peninsula Commission for Area Progress ...
April 17, 2024

Mobile food pantry in Ontonagon on May 1, 2024

A Feeding America West Michigan mobile food pantry is coming back to Ontonagon on May 1, 2024. The mobile food pantry will be held at the Ontonagon ...
April 16, 2024

Meet the recipients of the 2024 Volunteer Emergency Services Grant

Volunteer emergency services in Michigan’s Copper Country are now better prepared to help citizens thanks to $53,416.65 in grant awards from Copper ...
April 15, 2024

Registration open for Copper Shores 10th Anniversary Gala

Event is Saturday, May 11 at Rozsa Center Copper Shores Community Health Foundation will be hosting a 10th Anniversary Gala on Saturday, May 11, ...
April 9, 2024

Bridges Out of Poverty workshop is coming to Baraga on May 20

Pre-registration required; deadline is May 3 Copper Shores Bridges invites community members to attend a Bridges Out of Poverty workshop on Monday, ...
April 9, 2024

Fourth annual Puppy Parade set for April 25 in Hancock

Copper Shores Community Health Foundation is delighted to announce that the fourth annual Puppy Parade is coming back to Quincy Green in Hancock on ...
April 6, 2024

Crisis Line closing on June 1, 2024

Closure comes after long-term drop in use and launch of many new hotlines The always-available Crisis Line at Copper Shores Community Health ...
April 5, 2024

New Sexual Assault Hotline coming to Copper Country

Copper Shores Community Health Foundation is proud to announce the launch of the Copper Shores Sexual Assault Hotline, which will be available to ...
April 1, 2024

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month at Copper Shores in 2024

Copper Shores is inviting Copper Country community members to join in a month of awareness and activism around the topic of sexual assault. Hosted by ...
March 28, 2024

April 2024 Meals on Wheels Menu Highlight

The April 2024 Copper Shores Meals on Wheels menu is here and features some crowd favorites, a bunch of locally grown/caught protein sources and a ...
March 28, 2024

PHOTOS: Relive March for Meals 2024 at Copper Shores

March was a great month here at Copper Shores Meals on Wheels! We hosted three great open houses -- one at our kitchen and main office in Hancock, ...
March 22, 2024

Copper Shores awarded 2023 Innovation/Transformation Sparkplug Award

Copper Shores was honored and delighted to accept the 2023 Innovation/Transformation award at the Keweenaw Community Sparkplug Awards. With the ...
March 21, 2024

Mobile food pantry returns to Ontonagon April 3

A Feeding America West Michigan mobile food pantry is coming back to Ontonagon on April 3, 2024. Mobile food pantries will be held at Ontonagon ...
March 14, 2024

Lambert named first rural representative for Child Advocacy Centers of Michigan

Victim Support Program Director Virginia Lambert was elected to serve on the statewide Board of Directors for Child Advocacy Centers of Michigan ...
March 13, 2024

Five UP Campus medical students receive Copper Shores Tuition Assistance Scholarship

Copper Shores Community Health Foundation has provided tuition assistance scholarships to five medical students at the Michigan State University ...
March 12, 2024

Video: Kevin Store provides update to community during Wake-Up Keweenaw

Wake-up Keweenaw is intended to bring relevant and exciting community, economic and business developments in the Keweenaw Peninsula to community ...
March 8, 2024

Mayworm joins the Copper Shores team in brand new role

Copper Shores Community Health Foundation is delighted to welcome Christina Mayworm to the team. Mayworm was recently hired as the Community Support ...
March 4, 2024

Get funding support: Small Grant opportunity available

Copper Shores Community Health Foundation has officially released the 2024 Small Grants Program Request for Proposals (RFP). Copper Shores has ...
March 1, 2024

March for Meals is Back for 2024

March for Meals is back in the Copper Country! Every year in March, Meals on Wheels has a nation-wide celebration of the senior nutrition program ...
February 27, 2024

Introducing Resilient Reads Book Club

Book club for people who have experience with trauma or second-hand trauma Copper Shores Victim Support is launching a book club, Resilient Reads, ...
February 26, 2024

Grant opportunity to fill gaps in mental health services

Mental Health Services Including Substance Use Disorders RFP now open; $100,000 available Copper Shores Community Health Foundation is bringing back ...
February 20, 2024

Mobile food pantry returning to Ontonagon in 2024

First Event is Wednesday, March 6 A Feeding America West Michigan mobile food pantry is coming back to Ontonagon for March 2024. Mobile food pantries ...
February 13, 2024

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony scheduled for February 29 at Child Advocacy Center

The Houghton Keweenaw Child Advocacy Center (CAC), in collaboration with the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce, is thrilled to announce a ribbon-cutting ...
February 8, 2024

#GivingTuesday 2023 results are in

The community support for nonprofits in Michigan’s Copper Country has once again gone above and beyond for #GivingTuesday. This week checks will go ...
January 30, 2024

Copper Shores launches revamped scholarship program for 2024

Copper Shores Community Health Foundation is proud to announce its 2024 scholarship offering, highlighted by a new $5,000 educational sponsorship ...
January 29, 2024

Houghton Keweenaw Child Advocacy Center earns national accreditation

The Houghton Keweenaw Child Advocacy Center (CAC), an institution within Copper Shores Victim Support dedicated to providing support and resources ...
January 17, 2024

Copper Shores to be featured in February Wake Up Keweenaw event

Kevin Store to lead presentation to Chamber of Commerce members on February 14 Copper Shores Community Health Foundation President/CEO Kevin Store ...
January 16, 2024

Third annual Copper Shores Community-Wide Picnic coming to Ahmeek

Save the date for Sunday, July 28, 2024 in Keweenaw County
January 15, 2024

Copper Shores offers Emergency Services Grant for 2024

Deadline for applications is February 16, 2024 Copper Shores Community Health Foundation is happy to announce that the Volunteer Emergency Services ...
January 11, 2024

Start your 2024 right at the free Building Habits and Settings Goals event

UP Health System – Portage and Copper Shores Community Health Foundation are hosting a collaborative presentation on fitness, nutrition and fostering ...
January 8, 2024

Video: Child Advocacy Center

January 5, 2024

SANE nurses coming to the Copper Country

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE nurses) play an important role in the evidence collection process of victims of sexual assault, abuse and rape. ...
January 4, 2024

Now accepting Community Recreation and Facilities proposals

Copper Shores Community Health Foundation has released a request for proposals (RFP) focusing on community recreational facilities and resources. Up ...
December 29, 2023

Copper Shores 2023 year in review video

December 27, 2023

Crafting Relationships

Craft themed student support group available in 2024 Students grades 7-12 from Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw and Ontonagon counties are invited to join ...
December 21, 2023

A pet-icularly special holiday

The holidays are a time of giving, including to our furry friends. Thanks to the PetSmart Discovery Pet Grant, Copper Shores Meals on Wheels is ...
December 18, 2023

PHOTOS: Copper Shores Bridges Graduation Ceremony December 2023

Another cohort has come to an end for our innovative Copper Shores Bridges program, and it finished with a wonderful and memorable night on Monday, ...
December 14, 2023

Growing partnership with BCMH bolsters mental health and wellness services in Baraga County

Community organizations across Michigan's Copper Country are hard at work making connections to bring better services and opportunities for those ...
December 12, 2023

Copper Shores Bridges receives $3,500 grant from Huntington National Bank

Copper Shores Community Health Foundation is excited to announce that Huntington National Bank has awarded a $3,500 community investment grant to ...
December 11, 2023

Meals on Wheels Holiday Cookie Sale order deadline extended

The ordering deadline has now passed. The deadline for the Holiday Cookie Sale to benefit Copper Shores Meals on Wheels has been extended. Orders for ...
December 7, 2023

VIDEO: #GivingTuesday LIVE Recap

December 5, 2023

Meals on Wheels temporary closed December 5-8, 2023

Due to being short staffed due to COVID-19, Copper Shores Meals on Wheels is temporary closed for the remainder of this week, ending Friday, December ...
December 1, 2023

Board Director Paul Ollila passes away

The Copper Country community lost a legend in mid November when Paul Ollila passed away following a lengthy illness. Ollila had been involved with ...
December 1, 2023

Meals on Wheels Holiday Cookie Fundraiser back for 2023

The ordering deadline has passed. The Holiday Cookie Fundraiser for Copper Shores Meals on Wheels is back for the second year in a row. Orders open ...
November 22, 2023

Copper Shores helps Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly provide holiday meals

This year Copper Shores Community Health Foundation provided a $5,000 donation to help Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly provide holiday meals ...
November 22, 2023

Lindenberg helps guide Bridges Investigators through finances

Opportunities can be positively life changing, if one has the guidance to harness it. Copper Shores Bridges aims to both create opportunities for, ...
November 22, 2023

Local growers invited to Meals on Wheels information meetings on December 4 and 6

Like many local growers and farmers, Copper Shores Meals on Wheels is planning for next year and how to procure local foods for our senior clients. ...
November 17, 2023

Hancock Trails Club completes map, sign and sustainability project at Maasto Hiihto/Churning Rapids

Finding your way around the Maasto Hiihto and Churning Rapids trail system has gotten much easier. The Hancock Trails Club (formerly known as the ...
November 16, 2023

Keweenaw Holiday Hoopla slated for December 7

Mark your calendar and join us on Thursday, December 7, 2023 for the ninth annual collaborative holiday celebration with a cause! The Keweenaw ...
November 14, 2023

#GiveCopperCountry Live at the Copper Country Mall

The giving season is off to a great start with #GiveCopperCountry in full force, and this year’s event will feature a public event! On Tuesday, ...
November 14, 2023

Meet the new #GiveCopperCountry partners for 2023

Our seventh Annual #GivingTuesday campaign has hit the ground running at Copper Shores Community Health Foundation and this year there are seven new ...
November 14, 2023

Baraga County law enforcement agencies to implement Avel eCare’s Virtual Crisis Care Program

Innovative co-responder model will assist officers in de-escalating situations involving a mental health crisis by providing on-demand access to ...
November 8, 2023

Suicide Prevention Training Coming to L’Anse on November 29

Copper Shores Outreach & Education in conjunction with Keweenaw Support 4 Health Minds is hosting free suicide prevention training on Wednesday, ...
November 8, 2023

Donate now to support Copper Country nonprofits

Donations have officially opened for Copper Shores Community Health Foundation’s 2023 #GivingTuesday campaign, #GiveCopperCountry. #GivingTuesday ...
November 8, 2023

Klungness Family Foundation Donation raises 2023 #GiveCopperCountry match to $250,000

This year’s match for Copper Shores Community Health Foundation’s annual #GivingTuesday campaign, #GiveCopperCountry, will be $50,000 higher thanks ...
November 6, 2023

Growing sled hockey in the Keweenaw

Copper Shores grant helps Equipment Loans of the Keweenaw increase opportunities Whether watching or playing, hockey is one of the most popular ...
November 3, 2023

Thirty nonprofits participating in #GiveCopperCountry in 2023

This year’s #GivingTuesday campaign hosted by Copper Shores Community Health Foundation has a record number of participants with 30 501(c)(3) ...
October 19, 2023

Mobile Food Pantry Scheduled for Nov 1 in Ontonagon

On Wednesday, November 1, 2023 at 12 p.m. a mobile food pantry will be hosted at the Ontonagon Village Fire Hall. The event will provide a variety of ...
October 17, 2023

Investing in our Future by Helping Gabby Bosley Achieve Her’s

Nothing meant more to Gabby Bosley than going to college near the home, community and people she loved. Bosley, a senior at Michigan Technological ...
October 16, 2023

Copper Shores Releases Emergency Food Assistance and Food Pantries RFP

Copper Shores Community Health Foundation has released a request for proposals (RFP) focused on food pantries and emergency food assistance small ...
October 1, 2023

Join Meghan at the Market for Live Q&A

Our very own Meghan Jaszczak, registered dietitian and Community Health Educator is joining one of the last rounds of outdoor markets for the From ...
September 28, 2023

Money Smart for Older Adults Workshop Coming to Hancock and Calumet

Fraud Workshop is Presented by Huntington Bank On Thursday, October 5 and Friday, October 6 there will be free workshops available for older Copper ...
September 21, 2023

Mobile Food Pantry Scheduled for October 4 in Ontonagon

On Wednesday, October 4, 2023 at 12 p.m. a mobile food pantry will be hosted at the Ontonagon Village Fire Hall. The event will provide a variety of ...
September 19, 2023

Access for All at Camp Josh

Everyone deserves an opportunity to access the outdoors, recreate and enjoy what the Copper Country has to offer. Camp Josh is one such place that is ...
September 8, 2023

#GivingTuesday 2023 Applications are Open

Applications have officially opened for Copper Shores Community Health Foundation's #GivingTuesday. Nonprofit organizations who are interested in ...
August 31, 2023

Come One, Come All, Come Enjoy the Park this Fall

Eagle River Residents Open the New Houghton Township Square Park On August 23rd, Eagle River residents came out to enjoy the grand opening of the ...
August 29, 2023

Support Meals on Wheels During Bingo Bonanza at the Bluffs

Fundraising Bingo Event Open to the Public on September 12 The Bluffs Senior Community in Houghton will be the host site for a special night of bingo ...
August 28, 2023

Local Law Enforcement Takes Part in Crisis Intervention Training

In the last decade, Michigan has put forth a great effort to require mental health and crisis intervention training for law enforcement. Despite the ...
August 24, 2023

Mobile Food Pantry in Ontonagon slated for September 6

Fourth Visit from Feeding America West Michigan in 2023 On Wednesday, September 6, 2023 at 12 p.m. a mobile food pantry will be hosted at the ...
August 21, 2023

Video: Copper Shores Community-Wide Picnic 2023 in L'Anse

August 15, 2023

Video: 2023 Puppy Parade for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

August 8, 2023

Volunteers Wanted for Mental Health Listening Tour

Copper Shores Community Health Foundation is going on a listening tour to discuss the topic of mental health. The listening tour is the community’s ...
July 31, 2023

Podcast: Getting Ahead From the Eye of an Investigator

Copper Shores Bridges is underway, and the first Investigators have graduated from the Getting Ahead program. Cheyenne, a graduate of the first ...
July 28, 2023

Mobile Food Pantry is Back for Third Ontonagon Appearance in 2023

On Wednesday, August 2, 2023 at 12 p.m. a mobile food pantry will be hosted at the Ontonagon Village Fire Hall. The event will provide a variety of ...
July 26, 2023

Podcast: State of the Foundation with Kevin Store on CC Today

July 21, 2023

Fresh and Free Produce Available for Copper Country Seniors

Changes to Senior Project Fresh Coupon Distribution Senior Project Fresh Coupons can be picked up at the MSU Extension office in Hancock between now ...
July 21, 2023

Fresh and Free Produce Available for Copper Country Seniors

Changes to Senior Project Fresh Coupon Distribution Senior Project Fresh Coupons can be picked up at the MSU Extension office in Hancock between now ...
July 19, 2023

Meet the 2022 Emergency Food Pantry RFPs Grantees

In late 2022, Portage Health Foundation released an Emergency Food Pantry Grant Request for Proposal (RFP). These funds were granted in order to ...
July 17, 2023

Borrowed Strength - Lamppa Hired as Victim Advocate

Copper Shores Community Health Foundation is excited to announce the arrival of Rachel Lamppa as a Victim Advocate. Lamppa was hired in June of 2023 ...
July 17, 2023

Six Organizations Named Small Grant Recipients for 2023

Six organizations have been awarded grants through Copper Shores Community Health Foundation’s Small Grants Program. These grants are meant to help ...
July 12, 2023

Copper Shores Meals on Wheels Taking Part in Letters Against Isolation

What two sisters started as a pastime during the pandemic has grown into a nationwide organization fighting against isolation. Realizing their ...
July 10, 2023

Copper Shores Community-Wide Picnic is Coming to L’Anse

Event is Sunday, July 30 from 12 to 3 p.m. at L’Anse Waterfront
July 6, 2023

Jacques helping to tell the story of Copper Shores

When Calumet native Emilie Jacques graduated from Michigan Technological University in December 2022, she knew she wanted to work somewhere where she ...
July 5, 2023

Blight to Bloom

Community Garden Part of Rejuvenation of Downtown Calumet Calumet is one of many historic towns dappled across the midwest. Some buildings stand ...
June 27, 2023

Copper Shores names 2023 Recreation and Facilities Grant Recipients

Copper Shores Community Health Foundation has awarded four grants to Copper Country institutions in response to its Community Recreation and ...
June 22, 2023

LGBTQ+ Mental Health Resources Available

June is Pride Month, and Copper Shores Community Support & Outreach (formerly known as Dial Help) is sharing information on resources available ...
June 21, 2023

McMain Nominated for 2023 Power of the Knock Award

Seniors across the country make up a large and growing portion of the U.S. population, and as such, caring about and assisting aging folks where ...
June 20, 2023

Local food the focus of $1.25 million grant to Copper Shores

June 19, 2023

Applications Open for 2023 Non-Traditional Scholarship Opportunity

Copper Shores Community Health Foundation is pleased to announce a scholarship program for non-traditional students. Copper Shores will award three ...
June 15, 2023

Senior Project Fresh Coupon Distribution Begins Monday, June 19

Distribution of Senior Project Fresh Coupons will take place starting Monday, June 19 through Thursday, June 29, 2023 at locations throughout ...
June 14, 2023

Webinar: Western U.P. Community Food Survey Results

The community is invited to join a free webinar on Wednesday, June 28 at 11 a.m. to learn about the results of a food survey sent out to residents of ...
June 14, 2023

VIDEO: Getting Ahead Graduation Ceremony May 2023

Relive the magic of the first Getting Ahead Graduation Ceremony for Copper Shores Bridges! The event celebrated eight individuals who live in ...
June 13, 2023

Introducing Copper Shores Community Health Foundation

New Name for Portage Health Foundation, Dial Help and Copper Country Senior Meals Three historic nonprofit organizations are moving forward under the ...
June 12, 2023

Bogan Health Administration Scholarship Released for 2023 Applicants

Copper Shores Community Health Foundation is proud to announce the 2023 James Bogan Health Administration Scholarship to a deserving resident of ...
May 31, 2023

Mobile Food Pantry Makes Second Ontonagon Appearance of 2023 on June 7

On Wednesday, June 7, 2023 at 12 p.m. a mobile food pantry will be hosted at the Ontonagon Village Fire Hall. The event will provide a variety of ...
May 25, 2023

Weed It and Reap

2023 Kitchen Garden Underway at Copper Shores Meals on Wheels After every long and bitter winter, spring eventually rolls around in the Copper ...
May 22, 2023

PHF Awards AEDs Across the Copper Country

Nearly 50 automated external defibrillators distributed to local establishments Portage Health Foundation (PHF) is proud to announce that 49 ...
May 19, 2023

Tribin Holbrook takes on Kitchen Manager position at Copper Shores Meals on Wheels

Copper Shores Meals on Wheels welcomed Tribin Holbrook to the role of Kitchen Manager in April. Holbrook is excited to help create even better food ...
May 11, 2023

Community Drive for Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and Dial Help is partnering with Houghton/Keweenaw Communities That Care (HKCTC) to host a community drive. The ...
April 27, 2023

Fortifying Finances

Gail Jestila of Baraga County Memorial Hospital Receives 2022 James Bogan Healthcare Administration Scholarship
April 19, 2023

Homemade Happiness

The sky is still dark, the roads are yet to be filled with cars, and only the birds dare break the silence of the early morning. Every day before the ...
April 18, 2023

Funding First Responders

PHF Offers Volunteer Emergency Services Grant for the Third Straight Year Portage Health Foundation (PHF) is happy to announce that the Volunteer ...
April 14, 2023

MI Nonprofit Relief Fund Assistance Available on April 20 in Hancock

Grow & Lead to host office hours from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Marquette-based Grow & Lead: Community and Youth Development is hosting office hours ...
April 7, 2023

Third Annual Puppy Parade is April 26 in Hancock

In Honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month Dial Help puts on Charity Parade On Wednesday, April 26 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dial Help will host the ...
April 5, 2023

Community Nutrition Education Needs Survey

PHF Community Health Educator to Cater Outreach to Needs of Copper Country Portage Health Foundation (PHF) is excited to announce the new Community ...
April 3, 2023

Dial Help Becomes Part of Portage Health Foundation Family

Acquisition will strengthen mental and behavioral health opportunities in Michigan’s Copper Country Portage Health Foundation (PHF) is looking to ...
March 27, 2023

Partnership with Ghost House Farm Blossoms

Copper Country Senior Meals Partners with Local Farm to Provide Fresh Food Ghost House Farm is a locally owned farm that has partnered with Copper ...
March 21, 2023

Natasha Berg Joins the Team at PHF

Lake Linden Native Named HR Director / Compliance Copper Shores Community Health Foundation is excited to highlight Natasha Berg, who started working ...
March 14, 2023

Warming Hearts and Heads

Calumet’s Hats for Hope Donates Handmade Goods to Seniors One thing that always makes interactions more exciting is offering them a homemade gift of ...
March 14, 2023

PHF Releases $2,500 Small Grant Opportunity

Deadline for nonprofits and governmental units to apply is April 14 Today Portage Health Foundation (PHF) announced the release of the 2023 Small ...
March 2, 2023

PODCAST: Michigan Nonprofit Relief Fund with Amy Quinn from Grow and Lead

March 1, 2023

Copper Country Senior Meals Joins in Month-Long March for Meals Celebration with Communities Nationwide

Support will help to fight senior hunger and isolation in Baraga, Houghton and Keweenaw Counties
February 28, 2023

Local Mental Health Crisis Calls for Local Solutions

PHF announces $100,000 RFP Portage Health Foundation (PHF) is announcing a new $100,000 request for proposal (RFP) titled Mental and Behavioral ...
February 27, 2023

Rink Creation and Recreation

February 24, 2023

First Mobile Food Pantry of 2023 coming to Ontonagon on March 9

On Thursday, March 9, 2023 at 12 p.m. a mobile food pantry will be hosted at Ontonagon Village Fire Hall. The event will provide a variety of foods, ...
February 23, 2023

Join PHF at Business After Hours in Baraga on March 15

Portage Health Foundation (PHF) is sponsoring Business After Hours in conjunction with the Baraga County Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, March 15 ...
February 22, 2023

Tyler Kinnunen welcomed to PHF as Business Manager

Portage Health Foundation has welcomed a new Business Manager to the organization, Tyler Kinnunen. This new position oversees everything financial ...
February 3, 2023

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (#TDVAM), and staff from Dial Help’s Victim Services Department are sharing information to help our ...
January 30, 2023

2023 Scholarship Information Released by Portage Health Foundation

Portage Health Foundation (PHF) is providing more than 40 scholarship opportunities for graduating students from Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw or ...
January 21, 2023

New “Ride with Claudia” Fund Launched to Support Cancer Patients

January 19, 2023

A record $859,136 going to 26 nonprofits for #GivingTuesday

The community support for nonprofits in Michigan’s Copper Country hit record levels for #GivingTuesday this year with $659,136.77 being donated and ...
January 12, 2023

Local medical students receive Portage Health Foundation Scholarship

The Portage Health Foundation is supporting a new scholarship for Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, UP Campus students. Four local ...
January 10, 2023

PHF Announces $100,000 in funding for Community Recreational Facilities

Portage Health Foundation (PHF) has released a request for proposals (RFP) focusing on Community Recreational Facilities. Up to $100,000 is ...
January 10, 2023

Human Trafficking Prevention & Stalking Awareness Month

January is Human Trafficking Prevention Month and Stalking Awareness Month. Dial Help’s Victim Services staff work with survivors of both issues and ...
December 20, 2022

PHF Seeking Feedback on Multimillion-Dollar Wellness Campus

Portage Health Foundation is considering the construction of a multi-use community wellness campus and is seeking public input from community members ...
December 15, 2022

Teen After-School Program Available

TOP Club Meeting Teen Outreach Program (also known as TOP Club) is an after-school program offered in a number of Copper Country schools. TOP Club ...
December 5, 2022

Senior Meals Launches Holiday Cookie Box Fundraiser

Copper Country Senior Meals is creating and selling Holiday Cookie Boxes this December as a fundraiser. Boxes are being sold from Monday, December 5 ...
December 2, 2022

Mobile Food Pantry Scheduled for December 15 in Ontonagon

On Thursday, December 15, 2022 at 12 p.m. a mobile food pantry will be hosted at Ontonagon Village Fire Hall. The event will provide a variety of ...
November 29, 2022

Ripple Recovery Residence Supports Recovering Women

New #GivingTuesday partner needs your support this year The Ripple Recovery Residence has joined Portage Health Foundation’s nonprofit partner list ...
November 28, 2022

One Day Until #GiveCopperCountry 2022

Tomorrow, November 29, is the sixth annual #GivingTuesday campaign at Portage Health Foundation. PHF is matching $200,000 in donations this year. ...
November 23, 2022

#GivingTuesday Dining for Donations Meal Guide 2022

This year for #GivingTuesday, individuals can eat at their favorite restaurants and make a difference in the Copper Country. Portage Health ...
November 22, 2022

Podcast: A new location and a mighty match to inspire #GivingTuesday donors

November 15, 2022

Keweenaw Holiday Hoopla fundraiser set for December 8

Network, bid and help raise funds for local scholarships Mark your calendar and join us on Thursday, December 8, 2022 for the eighth annual ...
November 14, 2022

Creating Safe Space for Domestic Violence Victims with #GivingTuesday

The Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter Home (BKG) has been a #GivingTuesday partner for the last five years with Portage Health Foundation (PHF) raising ...
November 10, 2022

Angel Mission to use #GivingTuesday funds to help community members

Calumet-Based Nonprofit to Provide Resources and Programming to those Struggling in the Copper Country Copper Country Angel Mission has partnered ...
November 10, 2022

Podcast: 31 Backpacks and unitē talk about #GivingTuesday 2022

We’re three weeks away from #GivingTuesday and what better way to prepare than a podcast featuring a couple of the incredible nonprofits focused on ...
November 8, 2022

Six Ways Your Small Business Can Partake in #GivingTuesday

Your business doesn’t have to be big to have a big impact on the community. We’re encouraging businesses to raise funds between the ...
November 4, 2022

That's a Wrap - Biblio Bistro ends season 3 with Chicken Lettuce Wraps

For our final episode this season, we’re coming at you fast and furious with a delicious, satisfying and nutritious meal you can make in 10 minutes ...
November 4, 2022

Here's How to Donate to #GivingTuesday in 2022

Support 26 Copper Country nonprofit organizations with donations by November 29 Donations for #GivingTuesday have officially opened at Portage Health ...
November 3, 2022

Donations for #GivingTuesday 2022 are Open

PHF Matching up to $200,000 in Community Donations
October 24, 2022

Keweenaw Culture: Fermentation 101 with Biblio Bistro

October 13, 2022

Wanted: Restaurants for Dining for Dollars

Celebrate and support our nonprofit community on #GivingTuesday Portage Health Foundation is looking for restaurants within Houghton, Baraga, ...
October 12, 2022

Steber tapped to lead Bridges Out of Poverty program

After more than three decades in the education field, Mike Steber has been hired as the Bridges Out of Poverty Coordinator at Portage Health ...
October 10, 2022

#GivingTuesday has helped Superior Search and Rescue Improve Services and Training

Over the past three years of #GivingTuesday partnership with Portage Health Foundation (PHF), Superior Search and Rescue, a nonprofit organization ...
October 6, 2022

PHF Releases Emergency Food Assistance and Food Pantries Focused RFP

Portage Health Foundation (PHF) has released a request for proposals (RFP) focused on food pantries and emergency food assistance small grants. The ...
October 6, 2022

Meet the 26 Copper Country non-profits participating in #GivingTuesday with Portage Health Foundation in 2022

Portage Health Foundation (PHF) is pleased to announce the 26 local non-profit organizations participating in its sixth annual #GivingTuesday, which ...
September 23, 2022

Biblio Bistro: Fall in Love with Red Flannel Hash

You'll be falling in love with this Red Flannel Hash recipe! This delicious and affordable meal is made with as much locally sourced food as possible ...
September 8, 2022

#GivingTuesday 2022 Applications are Open for Non-Profits

Applications have officially opened for Portage Health Foundations’ (PHF) #GivingTuesday. Non-profit organizations who are interested in partaking in ...
September 6, 2022

Using CKH to Choose Greatness This School Year

Below is a guest post written for the Portage Health Foundation (PHF) website by Darren Kinnunen, the principal at Horizons High School in Mohawk and ...
September 2, 2022

Biblio Bistro: Wild Blueberries, Wild People

Biblio Bistro is back for season three, and it starts off with a wonderful episode titled Wild Blueberries, Wild People! In this episode Chef Michael ...
August 22, 2022

PHF Launches AED Grant Program

Portage Health Foundation (PHF) is announcing a one-time automated external defibrillator (AED) grant program to address the foundation's long-term ...
August 19, 2022

Community Health Interns Reflect on Summer 2022 Experience

The PHF Podcast is back with a new episode featuring Community Health Interns Ally Ronis and Lucy Campbell. The duo joined Portage Health Foundation ...
August 17, 2022

Ontonagon Mobile Food Pantry Set for September 7

On Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at 12 p.m. a mobile food pantry will be hosted at Ontonagon Village Fire Hall. The event will provide a variety of ...
August 16, 2022

PHF supports 11 volunteer emergency first responder groups

Volunteer emergency services in Michigan’s Copper Country are now better prepared to help citizens thanks to $44,839.50 in grants from Portage Health ...
August 15, 2022

How to implement healthful savvy cooking tips on a budget

Below is a guest post written for the Portage Health Foundation (PHF) website by Community Health Intern Allison Ronis. Ronis completed an internship ...
August 11, 2022

Utilizing Emotional Intelligence: Building Better Health Through Self-Cultivation of 5 Components

Below is a guest post written for the Portage Health Foundation (PHF) website by Community Health Intern Lucy Campbell. Campbell completed an ...
July 28, 2022

Get to know Project Lifesaver with Detective Lieutenant Charlie Klein

It's been nearly a year since Project Lifesaver launched in Michigan's Copper Country, and with that Portage Health Foundation thought it would be a ...
July 27, 2022

Copper Country volunteers to be recognized with new program

Do Good in the Copper Country seeking nominations and volunteer opportunities Celebrating the amazing work done by volunteers and connecting ...
July 7, 2022

Jessica Mills named Assessor at Copper Country Senior Meals

Copper Country Senior Meals (CCSM) has added Jessica Mills to their staff in the role of Assessor. Mills joined the local non-profit’s staff in May.
July 7, 2022

Vendors, activities and raffle prizes finalized for PHF Family BBQ

Event is Sunday, July 17 from 12 to 3 p.m. in Chassell Details for the inaugural Portage Health Foundation (PHF) Family BBQ are coming together with ...
July 6, 2022

Ally Ronis and Lucy Campbell introduced as interns at PHF

This summer Portage Health Foundation (PHF) will have a couple extra folks around the office with Ally Ronis and Lucy Campbell joining the team as ...
June 14, 2022

Small Grants RFP to Fund Eight Copper Country Projects

A record number of applications came in for Portage Health Foundation’s annual Small Grants Request for Proposals (RFP), and after much deliberation ...
June 13, 2022

PHF Hosting Family-Friendly Event in Chassell on Sunday, July 17

Portage Health Foundation is hosting its inaugural PHF Family BBQ on Sunday, July 17 from 12 to 3 p.m. at Centennial Park in Chassell.
June 10, 2022

For Second Straight Year, CLK Elementary School Wins National Award

CLK Elementary Once Again Named a National Showcase School by Capturing Kids’ Hearts Capturing Kids’ Hearts announced in May that CLK Elementary ...
June 7, 2022

Project Fresh Coupons Available for Copper Country Seniors

June 6, 2022

Youth Leadership group partners with Portage Health Foundation

This school year Student Leadership Advisory Committee of the Keweenaw (SLACK), which is a Copper Country Intermediate School District (CCISD) ...
May 26, 2022

Ontonagon Mobile Food Pantry Set for June 16

On Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 12 p.m. a mobile food pantry will be hosted at Ontonagon Village Fire Hall. The event will provide a variety of foods, ...
May 20, 2022

Joseph Kirkish enriches the lives of others

By imparting his passion, interests, education and talents There are many people that contribute to our community in ways that are memorable and make ...
May 16, 2022

Recreation opportunities set to be improved with sizable investment

Portage Health Foundation (PHF) is excited to announce six projects sharing $105,714 in investments covering a wide range of improvements to ...
May 9, 2022

Healthcare Administration Scholarship Accepting Applications

Applications Due by June 13 Portage Health Foundation (PHF) is proud to award the James Bogan Health Administration Scholarship to a deserving ...
May 6, 2022

Capturing Kids’ Hearts fosters youth potential at Keweenaw schools

The Portage Health Foundation (PHF)'s annual report from Fiscal Year 2020 was recently released. Over the coming weeks a series of feature articles ...
May 5, 2022

Celebrate Older Americans Month with Copper Country Senior Meals

This month Copper Country Senior Meals (CCSM) is joining the Administration for Community Living (ACL) in celebrating Older Americans Month. ACL is ...
April 27, 2022

Senior Meals Hosting Open House for Local Growers

Copper Country Senior Meals (CCSM) is hosting an open house for local food producers and growers on Monday, May 9 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. as it aims to ...
April 26, 2022

Stanton Township safer with ice rescue equipment

New equipment partially funded in 2021 by Portage Health Foundation When most people think of the brave volunteer firefighters and first responders ...
April 22, 2022

Callisto Cortez named HKCTC Coordinator

Welcome to our new Houghton/Keweenaw Communities That Care Coordinator, Callisto Cortez! Our previous Coordinator, Lisa Simpson, took a new position ...
April 21, 2022

PODCAST: Sexual Assault Awareness Month with Dial Help’s Paige Setter-Hallwachs