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Community Outreach Resource Extension

Individuals living in rural areas have limited access to charitable food systems, healthcare, testing, and more. When the nearest food pantry is a thirty-minute drive away or testing for health conditions is located 40+ miles outside of the community, rural residents experience high health disparities. The Community Outreach Resource Extension (C.O.R.E.) brings these services and resources directly to rural communities, meeting individuals where they are at.

What is C.O.R.E.?

C.O.R.E. is a mobile resource operated by RCHWN and funded through donations and our partnerships with local organizations.

The C.O.R.E. project uses a person-centered model focused on the well-being of individuals.

C.O.R.E. deploys trained Community Health Workers (CHWs) to underserved areas in the Great Lakes Bay Area, Michigan.

Our mission is to help community members connect to necessary resources and overcome barriers to build self-sufficiency.


Referring Individuals to C.O.R.E.

Individuals can self-refer or be referred by Providers and social service groups.  Please complete the brief form, call or email C.O.R.E. for assistance with the following:

  • Michigan Bridges navigation
  • Food disparities
  • Housing
  • Utilities
  • Hygiene
  • Job searching
  • Goal setting
  • Completing paperwork