Our office is closed to the public except by appointment or phone. Mediations are being conducted through Zoom. Thank you for your understanding.
Welcome to Dispute Resolution
Conflict is a natural part of life; conflicts occur in everyone’s lives. When a dispute overwhelms you, when it strains you financially or emotionally, when you want to solve a disagreement before it gets out of hand…it may be time to seek help. Often conflicts can be constructively resolved with the help of your local mediation service.
Since 1993, we have served the citizens of Chippewa, Luce and Mackinac Counties by providing mediation, facilitation, and conflict resolution training. We are here to listen with respect and empathy to your personal concerns, and we tailor our services to meet the needs of callers whenever possible. Affordable fees are charged for some services, but the center is committed to providing services to all citizens of the E.U.P. apart from their ability to pay.
The Center is a non-profit which receives grant funds from the Michigan Supreme Court’s State Court Administrative Office’s Community Dispute Resolution Program, some fees for service, and your donations. The Center holds at least two large fundraisers annually.
The majority of the Center’s services are provided by trained and experienced volunteers. The Center employs three part-time employees including an Executive Director, Case Manager & Administrative Assistant. The Board of Directors are volunteers serving without any stipends. We provide a friendly voice on the phone and in-person services that save you money, time, and aggravation, and – perhaps most importantly – our services often preserve relationships.
Citizens of the Eastern Upper Peninsula recognize the need to settle disputes and use peaceful methods, including mediation to resolve differences.
The E.U.P. Community Dispute Resolution Center provides citizens with the opportunity to mediate disagreements, determine their own solutions and resolve differences using a process that is respectful and educational.