NOTE: You'll find resources for individual counties on Page 2!
ALSO: Look down the page for resources for Single Parents and Parents of Multiples!
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!
NOTE: Parents & relatives of incarcerated individuals should look on the next page under
STATE & NATIONWIDE PROGRAMS---Find one in YOUR area!
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.
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
A non-profit international organization devoted to the interests of single parents and their
children. The regional website lists local events.
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.
PFLAG--Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbian and Gays
1625 K Street NW Suite 700
Washington, DC 20006
PFLAG Ann Arbor
PO Box 74
Ann Arbor, MI 48107
PFLAG Clinton Twp.
Detroit, MI 48235
PFLAG Grosse Pointe
PFLAGH Plymouth / Canton
PFLAG Port Huron
Adrian, MI 49221
PFLAG is the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender,
and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families, and allies.
Families with Dignity (formerly Fortunate Families)
P.O. Box 18082
Rochester, NY 14618-0082
We are a Catholic ministry that supports our LGBTQ+ community and families by promoting
equality and inclusion among all people and by sharing our personal stories. We are based
in Detroit and have been orphaned by the archdiocese because of our work. Undaunted, we
vow to continue advocating for the welcome and full inclusion of LGBTQ+ people into the
Church and for justice and equality for the many LGBTQ+ people in our churches, schools
and other workplaces.
PO Box 376
Medford, MA 02155
STAND WITH TRANS
If you’re a transgender youth or the parent of a transgender individual, we have support
groups for you; now in Ann Arbor, Farmington Hills, Flint, Lake Orion, Lansing, Livonia,
Macomb and Wyandotte. Gender expansive young child play groups in Ann Arbor and
The Jewish Gay Network
Kahn Jewish Community Center (downstairs Library)
6600 W. Maple
W. Bloomfield, MI 48322
The Jewish Gay Network of Michigan (JGN) works to increase the sensitivity of the
Jewish and secular communities to the dignity of everyone, regardless of sexual
orientation. The JGN serves gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Jews, as well
as their families and friends, by providing community, information, empowerment
American Coalition for Fathers & Children
1718 M. Street N.W. Suite #187
Washington, DC 20036
DADS of Michigan
6632 Telegraph Suite 110
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
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 educ-
ational source and encouragement for responsible parents who want to be equally active
participants in the lives of their children.
National Fatherhood Initiative Program
PO Box 37635
Philadelphia, PA 19101-0635
Has numerous links to fatherhood programs.
P.O. Box 1739
Wake Forest, NC 27588-1739
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 thou-
sands of Divorce Care divorce recovery support groups meeting throughout the US, Can-
ada and in other countries around the world.
Divorce Care for Kids
Many DivorceCare groups also sponsor DivorceCare for Kids (DC4K) groups. DC4K is a fun
environment for kids to learn how to work through the hurt of divorce. The DC4K program
features videos, music, games, crafts and activities for children ages 5–12.
MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)
MOPS International Inc.
2370 S.Trenton Way
Denver, CO 80231-3822
Phone: 303-733-5353 888-910-6670
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!
Mocha Moms Inc.
P.O. Box 1995
Upper Marlboro, MD 20773
Michigan Mocha Moms
Midwest Regional Director
Welcome to our sisterhood! Mocha Moms, Inc. is the premier voice for mothers of color.
Through chapters and online, Mocha Moms, Inc. provides support for women of color as
they journey through all phases of motherhood while advocating for them nationally.
Mocha Moms, Inc. also encourages the spirit of community activism and service among
The Autism Alliance of Michigan
Bingham Farms, MI
AAoM is dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals and families affected by Autism
Spectrum Disorders through education, comprehensive services, coordinated advocacy,
and cutting-edge research.
The Autism Collaborative Center
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
The ACC is an educational and clinical services center that offers a range of therapeutic
and diagnostic services & special supports for caregivers and siblings.The ACC believes
that by serving the needs of the whole family, we best serve the needs of people with autism.
Also listed under WASHTENAW COUNTY on the next page!
GROUPS FOR PARENTS OF MULTIPLE BIRTHS!
Northwest Suburban Mothers of Multiples
Livonia Church of Christ
Livonia, MI 48154
NWSMOM began in 1967 to provide support and education to MOMs. We are a volunteer club
affiliated with the Michigan Organization and the National Organization of Mothers of Twins
Clubs. We currently have over 70 members. Our members have children of all ages. We cover
a large geographic area, with members living in the Detroit, MI area (Wayne County, Oakland
County & Livingston County) and surrounding suburbs including: Allen Park, Ann Arbor, Bri-
ghton, Canton, Commerce Township, Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Detroit, Garden City, Liv-
onia, Northville, Novi, Plymouth, Plymouth Canton, Redford, Superior Township, Taylor, Wal-
led Lake, West Bloomfield, Westland, and White Lake.
Multiples of America
2000 Mallory Lane Suite 130-600
Franklin, TN 37067-8231
Michigan Twins Project Lab
Psychology Building / Michigan State University
316 Physics Room 37B
E. Lansing, MI 48824
The Michigan State University Twin Registry (MSUTR) is a large, population-based twin
registry, housed in the Department of Psychology at Michigan State University. The reg-
istry is made up of thousands of twins and their families from throughout the State of MI
and surrounding states who have shown an interest in our research and typically have
participated in one or more of our twin studies.
Macomb County Mothers of Multiples
Holy Cross Lutheran Church
Warren, MI 48092
goMOMS / Greater Oakland Mothers of Multiples
P.O. Box 210226
Auburn Hills, MI 48321
Greater Oakland Mothers of Multiples (goMOMS) is a group that brings together mothers
of twins, triplets and quadruplets or more from Michigan’s Oakland County, and the sur-
rounding communities, to support each other in the unique situations encountered with
the pregnancy and raising of multiples.
Monroe County Mothers of Multiples (McMom)
718 N. Macomb
Monroe, MI 48161
Contacts: Nikki Rutkowski 734-718-4946