Migrant Resource Councils
Migrant Resource Councils (MRC) improve the quality of life of migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their families. They accomplish this mission by providing a forum for local coordination and cooperation on matters related to the wellbeing of farmworkers within their service area. Members are public and private agency representatives, growers, farmworkers, and concerned citizens. The MRCs meet monthly at during the peak season with the purpose of:
- Exchanging information on services to farmworkers.
- Reducing duplication of services.
- Identifying unmet needs of farmworkers and their families.
- Establishing referral networks.
- Coordinating service delivery.
Our Office of Migrant Affairs oversees the MRCs and provides logistical support. There is a network of nine regional councils throughout the state, spanning 51 counties. Each MRC releases a MRC Agency Resource Guide which lists local farmworker service providers within the MRCs’ service area. They are updated on a regular basis and MRC members distribute them to their clients. The following is a list of the nine regional councils with a link to their MRC Agency Resource Guide:
- Allegan/Ottawa/Barry MRC
- Capital Area MRC
- Great Lakes MRC
- Mid-Michigan MRC
- Northwest MI MRC link to website http://nwmimrc.weebly.com/
- Southeastern MI MRC
- Southwestern MI MRC
- Sparta Area MRC
- West MI MRC
Annual MRC Activities (vary by Council)
- Farmworker Appreciation Event
- Farmworker Informational Meeting
- Pre-Season / Post-Season Conference
- Grower Meeting
- Gift Bag Giveaways
For more information, contact:
Office of Migrant Affairs/MDHHS
Michigan Map of MRC Coverage Area