Staying social: Online groups helping West Michigan communities connect and help each other

See our list of social media groups for communities and neighborhoods
Posted at 1:05 PM, Mar 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-21 09:51:53-04

WEST MICHIGAN — The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in mandates from the governor's office requiring many of us to spend much more time at home. This can lead to feelings of isolation and, for some, not being able to reach out for help they may need.

Social media groups on Facebook have been helping identify those in need in their communities. They have also been used as a good way to help people who might be feeling isolated to remain involved and socially active.

We asked you yesterday to share city and neighborhood groups on our FOX 17 Facebook page.

The following is a list of the groups we received. Please bookmark this page as our list of links will be growing.

If you'd like to add a community or neighborhood Facebook group to the list, please add your comment to our Facebook post here.


Allegan Informed

Allegan Area 411

Positively Belding

East Grand Rapids Community Group

Fruitland Township Informed

Fruitport Informed

Fruitport/Cloverville Informed

Gaines Township/Cutlerville Community Chatter

Grand Rapids Informed

Grand Haven Informed

Being Neighborly: Grand Rapids

Grandville, Wyoming, Byron Center Informed

Greenville Matters

Hamilton Informed

Hamilton Happenings

Holland Informed

Holland, Zeeland & Surrounding Informed

Ionia 411

Jenison-Georgetown-Hudsonville Informed

People of Lawton

Lowell MI Community Chatter

Mount Pleasant Mamas

Muskegon Informed

Muskegon Township Informed

Newaygo Watercooler

Norton Shores Informed

Friends of Long Lake (Orleans)

Plainfield Pulse

Plainfield Township Informed

Buy Nothing Rockford

Rockford, Michigan Page

Citizens of Walker Michigan

Wayland MI Community Chatter (Gun Lake/Dorr/Moline)

Zeeland Informed


Carlisle Crossing Neighbors (Byron Center)

We Are Westsiders (GR)

Highland Park Neighborhood Association (GR)

Bailey's Grove (Kentwood)

Princeton Homeowners Association (Kentwood)

Gravel Lake Association Community (Lawton)

Valley Vista Housing Development (Lowell)

Chateau Estates Neighborhood (Wyoming)

Neighborhood Chat for North and South Maple Court and Bennigan Lane (Zeeland)