Ways to Give

You can make your contribution online above, or send your donation directly to:
Great Lakes Recovery Centers Foundation
97 South Fourth Street, Suite C
Ishpeming, MI 49849

GLRC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and your contribution may qualify as a charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes.

Special Initiatives and Projects

GLRC Donation Closet

The Great Lakes Recovery Centers Donation Closet is currently looking for new or gently used items for our residential programs, recovery houses, and clients we serve throughout the UP. Email to schedule a pick-up. Below is a list of ongoing needs:

• Art supplies
• Mindfulness tools
• Winter boots/hats/coats
• Twin size bedding
• Towels/wash cloths
• Toiletries
• Laundry soap

Compassionate Care Fund

The Compassionate Care Fund was established in 2014 through a donation made in memory of a former client. The Fund serves individuals who are struggling with the costs of behavioral health services. This Fund reaches clients who are seeking mental health and substance abuse services, that are uninsured, under insured, not eligible for governmental or community funding or do not have the funds to pay for services themselves. The Compassionate Care Fund also helps extend care for individuals when funding has been depleted. It is GLRC’s hope that regardless of an individuals financial difficulties, we can provide community members with the services they need.

We would like to thank Superior Health Foundation for supporting the Compassionate Care Fund in 2021.

John Kivela Legacy Fund

The John Kivela Legacy Fund serves as a tribute to late state representative John Kivela and his passion for the communities he served. All donations to the John Kivela Legacy Fund are used to aid in behavioral health services across the Upper Peninsula, with input from the Kivela family. Through the John Kivela Legacy Fund, we are joining together to help more people struggling with addiction and other mental health issues throughout the Upper Peninsula survive and thrive. Giving to the John Kivela Legacy Fund is one way we can all honor John and help make the world a little better going forward.

Residential Funding Opportunities

These are some persistent needs for our four residential facilities.

Residential Courtesy Items: Our clients come from every conceivable circumstance and some of them enter our program with little more than the clothes that they have on. Our Residential Staff maintain a solid relationship with local thrift shops and charities. We do keep a stock of commonly needed items on hand whenever possible. Items include: toiletries (toilet paper, diapers, disposable razors, deodorant, tooth brushes etc.), batteries and lightly-used clothing.

Residential Nutrition: It is the responsibility of our Residential Services to provide proper nutrition for our clients. We work with local community food pantries and retailers in order to keep costs down without sacrificing quality meals for our clients, but we can always use non-perishable food items, access to community gardens and lightly-used kitchen utensils, cookware and place settings.

Residential Furniture: Our Residential Programs serve hundreds of individuals for weeks at a time each year. Our residential facilities are often in need of new or lightly used: bedroom furniture, living room furniture, lamps, mirrors, bedding, linens and office equipment and furniture.

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions for the GLRC Foundation please contact the Foundation at

Thank you for helping create healthier communities one person at a time!