PARENTING RESOURCES
           (Free and Low-Cost)
NOTE:
You'll find resources for individual counties on Page 2!   
Look at the bottom of this page for the link to the second page OR click here.......Page 2

ALSO:  Look down the page for resources for Single Parents! 

Also remember to check with your local school district as well as your local churches, library, 
and Parks & Recreation departments  as many have special resources for children & families.  
If you live near a community college or a university, many have special programs in order to 
train their students!


STATE & NATIONWIDE PROGRAMS---Find one in YOUR area!

Parents Anonymous
Website:  www.parentsanonymous.org
Information on free weekly support groups that help parents learn about community resources, 
set parenting goals and give/receive support during difficult times.  Free child care is available 
while the groups are in session.  


Planned Parenthood
Phone:  800-230-PLAN
Website www.miplannedparenthood.org
There are clinics throughout Michigan that provide annual exams, contraception, pregnancy 
testing, and sterilization for women and men.  Fees are based on a sliding scale.


Parents Without Partners
Website:  www.parentswithoutpartners.org
A non-profit international organization devoted to the interests of single parents and their children.  
The regional website lists local events.


MOMS Club
Website:  www.momsclub.org  
MOMS Club is an international support group organization for mothers who stay home with their children. Mothers of all ages who have home-based businesses or work part-time and therefore are home with children during the day are also welcome. Activities include play groups and other events for mothers 
and children. There are also service projects on behalf of needy children.


Hearts of Hope
Website:  www.heartsofhopemi.org
A non-profit support organization for families of children with congenital heart defects.


American Coalition for Fathers & Children   
1718 M. Street N.W. Ste. #187  
Washington DC 20036  
Phone: 800-978-DADS
Website:  www.acfc.org


PFLAG--Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbian and Gays
National Office:
1828 L Street, NW Suite #660
Washington, DC 20036  
Phone: 202-467-8180 
Email: info@pflag.org 
Website: www.pflag.org
AND
PFLAG Ann Arbor
PO Box 74
Ann Arbor, MI 48107
Email: president@pflagaa.org
Phone: -734-741-0659
AND
PFLAG Detroit
PO Box 1169
Royal Oak, MI 48068
Email: genoffice@pflagdetroit.org
Phone: 248-656-2875
AND
PFLAG Detroit / Family Reunion
Detroit, MI 48235
Email: info@pflag-fr-detroit.org
AND
PFLAG Lenawee
Adrian, MI 49221
Email: pflaglenawee@gmail.com
Phone: (517) 605-4827  


DADS of Michigan
Located in the My Realty Select Building 
7285 Orchard Lake   (Corner of 14 Mile & Orchard Lake Road) 
West Bloomfield MI 48322
Phone: 888-851-3666  OR  248-559-3237
Website:  www.dadsofmichigan.org
DADS is a nonprofit affiliate of the American Coalition for Fathers and Children. The goal is to restore
equal rights for all parties affected by divorce, the breakup of a family or children born to unmarried parents, and work as advocates for family rights to make a difference in the emotional and psychological well-being of children. The group also aims to be an educational source and encouragement for responsible parents who want to be equally active participants in the lives of their children.


National Fatherhood Initiative Program   
20410 Observation Drive   #107
Germantown Maryland 20876
Phone: 301-948-0599
Email:  info@fatherhood.org 
Website:  www.fatherhood.org
Has numerous links to fatherhood programs.


The Michigan Fatherhood Coalition
C.A.C.S.
1107 E. Grand River
Lansing MI 48906
Phone: 810-591-7232
Website: www.michiganfatherhood.org
The Michigan Fatherhood Coalition (MFC) is committed to improving the well-being of children 
by increasing the number of children growing up with nurturing and committed fathers. MFC 
assists practitioners working in the human services field to more effectively work with fathers 
to help them become better parents with thriving children.


Divorce Care 
Website:  www.divorcecare.org 
Divorce Care is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s 
most difficult experiences. Don’t go through separation or divorce alone. Divorce Care seminars 
and support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. 
You’ll gain access to valuable Divorce Care resources to help you deal with the pain of the past and 
look forward to rebuilding your life. There are thousands of Divorce Care divorce recovery support 
groups meeting throughout the US, Canada and in other countries around the world. There’s one 
meeting near you!
AND
Divorce Care for Kids 
Website:  www.divorcecare.org/dc4k
Divorce Care for Kids is a special group to help children recover from the hurt of divorce.


Michigan Protection and Advocacy / (MPAS) Training's
Phone: 800-288-5923  OR  517-487-1755
Website:  http://www.mpas.org
The mission of MPAS is to advocate and protect the legal rights of people with disabilities.


MOPS    (Mothers of Preschoolers)
MOPS International Inc. 
2370 South Trenton Way
Denver CO 80231-3822
Phone: 303-733-5353  OR  888-910-6670
Email:  info@mops.org
Website:  www.mops.org 
MOPS stands for "Mothers of Preschoolers" - but don't let that confuse you. MOPS is about meeting 
the needs of every mom of a child from conception through kindergarten with local groups of moms
just like you. Whether you're urban, suburban, rural, stay-at-home, working, teen, adoptive, special-
needs, single or married, MOPS is for you! Check the website for a meeting near you!


Mocha Moms  (A National Program!)
Detroit Branch:  http://detroitmochamoms.tripod.com
National Group:  www.mochamoms.org
A support group aimed at stay-at-home (or part-time) moms of color. In addition to gatherings with
and without children, Mocha Moms participate in charity events such as women's health walks and 
working at food pantries.


JFS JEWISH FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION                JUST ADDED 5/15/2014 
Join us for a biweekly group where new moms can discuss issues such as emotional and physical recovery after birth, changing family relationships, infant care, breastfeeding, incorporating family traditions, sleep, and other issues. It is a place to talk about whatever is on your mind surrounding parenting, and is a great way to meet and form friendships with other new moms. Your babies are 
welcome to join you. Most appropriate for moms of children 0-12 months old.
Begins July 10th, 2014                       Meets 2nd/4th Tuesday of the month, 11am-Noon
Suggested donation of $5/session to benefit JFS Special Food Pantry to purchase early childhood 
items.  Contact Sarah Schenider Hong: sarah.hong@jfsannarbor.org OR call (734) 769-0209
www.jfsannarbor.org 



GROUPS FOR PARENTS OF MULTIPLE BIRTHS!

Michigan Organization of Mothers of Twins
Website:  www.momotc@live.com 
MOMOTC was founded in 1964 and currently has 12 local chapters. We recognize a partnership 
of support with the National Organization of Mothers of Twins Clubs.


National Mothers of Twins Clubs, Inc.
P.O. Box 700860
Plymouth MI 48170
Email:  info@nomotc.org
Website:  www.samomclub.org 


Michigan State University Twin Registry
Website:  www.MSUTwinStudies.com


Northwest Suburban Mothers of Multiples  (N.W.S.M.O.M.)
Livonia Church of Christ 
15431 Merriman Road
Livonia MI 48154
Website: www.nwsmothersofmichigan.org 


Macomb County Mothers of Multiples
Holy Cross Lutheran Church
30003 Ryan Road
Warren MI 
Email:  mcmominfo@yahoo.com
Website:  https://www.bigtent.com/groups/mcmom


Tri-County Mothers of Multiples  
Email: wickas@wideopenwest.com    


goMOMS / Greater Oakland Mothers of Multiples
P.O. Box 210226
Auburn Hills MI 48321 
Website:  www.gomoms.org


Southeast Suburban Mothers of Multiples Club
Brownstown Community Center
21311 Telegraph Road
Brownstown MI 48183
Phone: 734-282-469


Monroe County Mothers of Multiples  (McMom)
Mercy Memorial Hospital
718 N. Macomb
Monroe MI 48161
Contacts: Nikki Rutkowski 734-718-4946
Website:  www.momotc.org 



HELPFUL WEB SITES & GROUPS FOR BLENDED FAMILIES!

The Stepfamily Foundation
Website:  www.stepfamily.org


The National Stepfamily Resource Center
Website:  www.stepfamilies.info
A research and information unit based at Auburn University in Alabama.


Successful Stepfamilies
Website:  www.successfulstepfamilies.com
A Christian support network for families.


New Support Group for Step Parents!  
Farmington Hills Community Library (meeting location)
32737 W. 12 Mile Road 
Farmington HIlls MI 
Email:  group_stepparents@yahoo.com 
Facebook: facebook.com/mistepparentssupportgroup
Located in Oakland County, stepparents both new and experienced can communicate and share experiences and advice with people who understand these difficulties. The group meets 7 to 8 p.m. 
the first Monday of every month at the Farmington Hills Community Library.



RESOURCES FOR SINGLE PARENTS!

Single & Parenting             JUST ADDED 6/13/2014
P.O. Box 1739
Wake Forest, NC  27588
Phone:  800-395-5755
Website:  www.singleandparenting.org 
Singing & Parenting features refreshing, biblical teaching on topics important to single parents.  
To find a group in your area, visit the website above! 


Bethany South
Phone:  313-389-4730
Website:  www.bethanyofsoutheasternmichigan.org 
A Catholic support group for divorced and separated people of all faiths, meets for a variety of activities.  
The Friends of Bethany Bi-Monthly Breakfast is served at 9:30 a.m. the first and third Saturdays of each month at Leon's Family Dining, 30149 Ford Road in Garden City.  


Let's Get Out
Website:  www.meetup.com/Lets-Do 
Socialize with singles in the Downriver and Dearborn areas during activities with the singles group.


Bible Study and Christian Fellowship
Kirby Church
2773 Will-Carleton Road 
Huron Twp., MI 
Phone:  734-692-7173   Charlie Payne
For single adults meets from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at the church.  Coffee and snacks will be provided. 


Widowed Friends of the Archdiocese of Detroit
St. Kieran Catholic Church
53600 Mound Road
Shelby Twp., MI 
Phone:  313-534-0399  OR  734-455-6939 
Meets for regular events.  A game night takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. the second Thursday 
of each month.  Bring a small snack to pass and your own beverage.  
&
The Men's Group of Widowed Friends
Lukich Family Restaurant
3900 Rochester
Troy, MI 
Breakfast at 9 a.m. the first and third Tuesdays of the month at the restaurant above.

The Men's Group of Widowed Friends
Steve's Family Restaurant
15800 Middlebelt Road
Livonia, MI 
Meets at 9 a.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at the above restaurant. 
These informal peer groups will offer opportunities to meet with other widowed men and 
become involved with the group's other activities. 


The Catholic Alumni Club 
Phone:  313-937-1312
An organization for single, practicing Roman Catholics who have bachelor's degrees 
and are free to marry in the church. 


Selective Singles Social & Travel Club
Phone:  248-553-2105
A group for educated singles 25 and older.  


Metropolitan Single Professionals 
Phone: 248-851-9919
Gather to meet new friends, dance and socialize and for special events! 


Ann Arbor Chapter 38 of Parents Without Partners
Phone: 734-578-3664
Website:  www.aapwp.org 
&
Wayne Westland Chapter 340 of Parents without Partners
Phone:  734-722-5383  Pat
Email:  ptokar20@yahoo.com
OR
Phone:  734-281-0683  Belen
Gets together for a variety of activities.  See the NATIONAL website of listings above!


Oakwood Seventh-day Adventist Singles 
Seventh-day Adventist Church
26300 Goddard Road
Taylor  MI  48180
Phone:  313-291-0600
Meets at 7 p.m. Fridays at the church for snacks, friendship, and fun.  Other activities include
a Singles Fellowship Dinner at 1 p.m. the first Saturday of every month and monthly outings
to various places of interest.  


More County Resources can be found by clicking on this link!  Page 2


INTERNET RESOURCES

MichDads Yahoo Group
groups.yahoo.com/group/michdads

DADS of Michigan Homepage
http://www.dadsofmichigan.org

Fathers Rights Coalition Yahoo Group
groups.yahoo.com/group/FRC

Monroe County Parent
www.monroeparent.com 






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