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!
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
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.
Hearts of Hope
A non-profit support organization for families of children with congenital heart defects.
PFLAG--Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbian and Gays
1828 L Street, NW Suite #660
Washington, DC 20036
PFLAG Ann Arbor
PO Box 74
Ann Arbor, MI 48107
PO Box 1169
Royal Oak, MI 48068
PFLAG Detroit / Family Reunion
Detroit, MI 48235
Adrian, MI 49221
Phone: (517) 605-4827
P.O. Box 18082
Rochester, NY 14618-0082
Catholic parents who love and affirm their lesbian daughters and gay sons
are fortunate families. Sign up for newsletters and other events!
The Jewish Gay Network Family & Friends Support Group
Kahn Jewish Community Center (downstairs Library)
6600 W. Maple Road
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
Phone: 248-443-4959 OR 248-432-5467
Meets at the Community Center at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of every month.
We are a gathering of people who have family or friends who identify as lesbian,
gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning.
American Coalition for Fathers & Children
1718 M. Street N.W. Ste. #187
Washington, DC 20036
Dads Education Towards Raising Our Infants Together (D.E.T.R.O.I.T.)
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
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
Has numerous links to fatherhood programs.
The Michigan Fatherhood Coalition
1107 E. Grand River
Lansing, MI 48906
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
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.
Divorce Care for Kids
Divorce Care for Kids is a special group to help children recover from the hurt of divorce.
MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)
MOPS International Inc.
2370 South Trenton Way
Denver, CO 80231-3822
Phone: 303-733-5353 OR 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 (A National Program!)
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.
The Autism Alliance of Michigan
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
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!
P.O. Box 16741
Stamford, CT 06905
For the past two decades, buildOn has inspired students in struggling urban areas
to give back to their communities through volunteer service. Students in the organization's
after-school programs which operate in more than 100 high schools in cities across the
nation including Detroit, contributing hundreds of hours each week to tutoring children,
renovating community centers, and volunteering at retirement homes.To instill the importance
of community engagement, buildOn also takes students, many of whom have rarely traveled
outside their own neighborhoods, to developing countries like Haiti, Mali, and Nepal to build
schools for impoverished villages More than 420 schools have been built, and ground is broken
on a new one every six days.
GROUPS FOR PARENTS OF MULTIPLE BIRTHS!
Michigan Organization of Mothers of Twins
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
Michigan State University Twin Registry
Northwest Suburban Mothers of Multiples (N.W.S.M.O.M.)
Livonia Church of Christ
15431 Merriman Road
Livonia, MI 48154
Macomb County Mothers of Multiples
Holy Cross Lutheran Church
30003 Ryan Road
Warren, MI 48092
Meetings are held the Third Thursday of most months (NOT April, July
or December) at 7:30 p.m. If you are new, please come in to register at 7 p.m.
Tri-County Mothers of Multiples
goMOMS / Greater Oakland Mothers of Multiples
P.O. Box 210226
Auburn Hills, MI 48321
Southeast Suburban Mothers of Multiples Club
Brownstown Community Center
21311 Telegraph Road
Brownstown, MI 48183
Monroe County Mothers of Multiples (McMom)
Mercy Memorial Hospital
718 N. Macomb
Monroe, MI 48161
Contacts: Nikki Rutkowski 734-718-4946
HELPFUL WEB SITES & GROUPS FOR BLENDED FAMILIES!
The Stepfamily Foundation
The National Stepfamily Resource Center
A research and information unit based at Auburn University in Alabama.
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
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
RESOURCES FOR SINGLE PARENTS!
Single Family Living
13335 15 Mile Rd. Suite #167
Sterling Hts., MI 48312
We provide positive guidance and outreach to single families in the area of finances,
relationships, family care, counseling, life skills, stress management and economic
development, educational assistance, mentoring, tutoring, and home retention.
Counties Served:Wayne, Oakland, & Macomb County
Single & Parenting
P.O. Box 1739
Wake Forest, NC 27588
Singing & Parenting features refreshing, biblical teaching on topics important
to single parents.To find a group in your area, visit the website above!
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
Socialize with singles in the Downriver and Dearborn areas during activities with
the singles group.
Bible Study and Christian Fellowship
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
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
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
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
A group for educated singles 25 and older.
Metropolitan Single Professionals
Gather to meet new friends, dance and socialize and for special events!
Ann Arbor Chapter 38 of Parents Without Partners
Wayne Westland Chapter 340 of Parents without Partners
Phone: 734-722-5383 Pat
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
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.
RESOURCES FOR PARENTS OF ALL TYPES!
Peoples Community Services of Metropolitan Detroit
420 South Leigh Street
Detroit, MI 48209
People's Community Services is proud to offer the Strengthening Families Program.
This is one of the most powerful programs for family change in the country because
it involves not just parents or children alone, but the whole family. Parents are taught
effective ways to help their children manage stress, set limits, solve behavior problems,
and how to improve family relations through family meetings. Children ages 7 to 17
are given trainings on initiating conversations to ask for help, problem solving skills,
recognizing their feelings, coping with anger, dealing with criticism, and how to say
NO to peer pressure and staying out of trouble.
Families are brought together to practice the skills they have learned separately so
that discipline skills can be effectively implemented while families build trust and co-
hesion. When funds allow, parents completing the program are eligible to attend an
expense-paid overnight retreat at a beautiful Detroit area Hotel to celebrate & reflect
on skills learned. Prizes, meals, and family friendly entertainment are provided.
Call to register for this powerful and FREE program.
More County Resources can be found by clicking on this link! Page 2
MichDads Yahoo Group
DADS of Michigan Homepage
Fathers Rights Coalition Yahoo Group
Monroe County Parent