Marquette County Cares (MC2) is a coalition of community members working together to promote a safe, healthy, and supportive community. With funding from the Northcare Network, MC2 utilizes the Communities That Care model as a structure for evaluating the risk and protective factors in our community and helping OUR community put programs in place to address these factors.


The Community Outreach Division maintains a guiding role with Marquette County Cares, providing a CTC facilitator to assist and train coalition members. Please contact Mary Harris, MC Squared Coordinator, for any questions regarding coalition activity at 906-315-2613.


The next Quarterly MC2 meeting will be May 18th, 2018, 11:30 am-1:00 pm, at the Marquette Alger Regional Educational Service Agency (MARESA) Building. 

Marquette County Cares encourages you to attend the Value of Prevention series.
Explore local supports in our Value of Prevention directory

Value of Prevention: It Takes You: April 23rd, 2018, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Peterson Auditorium in Ishpeming.  Come one, Come all, to celebrate our 2018 Youth PSA winners and to view the movie HEAL. FREE admission. Thanks to generous contributions from the Western Marquette County Health Foundation. Join the celebration and enjoy a night out, at the movies. View Trailer
Director Kelly Noonan Gores' documentary takes us on a scientific and spiritual journey where we discover that our thoughts, beliefs, and emotions have a huge impact on our health and ability to heal. 

HEAL not only taps into the brilliant minds of leading scientists and spiritual teachers but follows three people on actual high stakes healing journeys. Healing can be extremely complex and deeply personal, but it can also happen spontaneously in a moment. Through these inspiring and emotional stories, we find out what works, what doesn't, and why.

Value of Prevention: It Takes a Village: Community members of all ages participated in hands on pro-social experiences throughout our mini-village. Building community connections buffers youth against risk factors for early substance use, violence, delinquency, and school drop out. READ ALL ABOUT IT!

Value of Prevention: It Takes a Toolbox: Community members participated in hands on skill building sessions for the protective factor: Emotional ControlWhen youth learn skills for coping with their emotions, they decrease their risks for early drug use, depression, anxiety, delinquency, violence, and even school dropout. 



Marquette County Cares (MC2) challenges all middle school, high school and NMU students to create PSAs demonstrating what “We Will” do, to live a healthy, drug-free lifestyle. The 2018 winners have been chosen and will be announced April 23rd, 6 p.m. at the Ishpeming Peterson Auditorium. Join us to view PSA winning videos as an introduction to our Value of Prevention: It takes YOU event.
PSA cash prizes will be available for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, thanks to generous donations from  KBIC, Superior Health Foundation, 
Thrivent Financial, Grandparents Teach Too, and Iris and Ronald Katers.

Enjoy the winners of the 2017 Video PSA contest!