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Our Goal and Vision

Learn More About Our Programs

Volunteer, Participate, or Donate

Volunteers are Needed!

Map is looking for Volunteers.

If you are interested in volunteering in our Food Pantry, Clothing Pantry or one of our Special Events please contact Mission for Area People at (231) 733-9672 for more information.


Muskegon Seniors Need Your Immediate Help!

Mission for Area People is committed to helping neighbors in need. Right now, up to 50 seniors are affected by flooding at Nelson Place and face permanent or temporary rehousing issues. Many of these seniors are on oxygen and/or wheelchair-bound and need funds for temporary housing and other basic needs.


We are currently partnering with area agencies, but with a lack of housing dollars in Muskegon County at this time, monetary donations are greatly needed to help our seniors.

The emergency funding will be utilized through July 2024 for moving expenses and other support needed. Please consider donating if you can!

Thank you for your community support!

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Mission for Area People Announces New Executive Director Kristen Turgeon

The Mission for Area People Board of Directors is pleased to announce Kristen Turgeon as the new Executive Director for Mission for Area People (MAP). 
Ms. Turgeon's background in professional management and six years of experience at the agency, combined with her deep passion for promoting the mission of the agency and serving community families in need made her uniquely qualified for the Executive Director position. Her leadership will advance the mission of the agency
 which will, in a few years, celebrate its 60th anniversary as one of the significant social service agencies in Muskegon County.

In addition to her position as MAP Director of Program and Operations, Turgeon held other positions in Muskegon County such
 as Community Health Worker under The Health Project. She has a degree in Science and Healthcare Administration from Herzing University and studied business at Baker College of Muskegon. Turgeon will oversee all operations and activities of Mission for Are People effective January 1, 2024. 


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I, and the staff at MAP, truly love our community. It’s important to listen to the needs of our community, find solutions to meet the needs and serve those facing trying circumstances with good intention.  Here at MAP, we serve because it is our duty far beyond our job.   

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Our Cooking Class Needs Your Help!

MAP's Cooking Class is in need of supplies for our participants.  We are still needing the following items:

Tramontina 9-Piece Non-Stick Cookware Set Champagne (13 sets are needed)

Amazon Basics Color-Coded Kitchen 12-Piece Knife Set (10 sets are needed)

Farberware Large Cutting Board, Dishwasher-Safe Plastic Chopping Board for Kitchen with Easy Grip Handle, 11 inch by 14 inch, White (11 are needed)

Stainless Steel Heavy-Duty Cheese Grater Profession Box Grater Kitchen Tools Four-sided Grater with Non-Slip Base (3 needed)

Anchor Hocking 4.8 Quart Rectangular Glass Baking Disch (1 piece, tempered tough, dishwasher safe) (13 needed)

These items may be purchased through the link provided below.

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