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METRO DETROIT & WAYNE COUNTY 

Parent and Family & Early Childhood Development Program
Starfish Family Services  
30000 Hiveley Road
Inkster, MI 48141
Phone: 734-728-3400 
Website:  www.starfishonline.org
Starfish Family Resource Center will provide educational and mental health support services 
to at-risk families in the community and will be staffed with educators and infant mental health professionals. It will also offer pregnant women and families with infants advice, parent education 
and donated resources such as food, clothing and toys. Provides services in-home, at the hospital 
or at other community locations. and young children a library of educational books and DVDs, support groups, family play groups, family activities.


Christ Temple City of Refuge              
27741 Carlysle 
Inkster, MI 48141
Phone:   313-278 include an after-school program with educational and fun activities for youth, 
a summer enrichment program, and computer lab with wireless Internet.


MOMSnext  
Christ Our Savior Church
14175 Farmington Road
Livonia MI 48154
Phone: 734-522-6830
Website: www.ChristOurSavior.org
MOMSnext is a continuation of MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and a support group for moms 
with kids who are school-age kindergarten through high school.


4C  (Child Care Coordinating Council of Detroit/Wayne County Inc.)
The Family Place
8726 Woodward Avenue
Detroit MI 48202
Phone: 313-259-4411  
Website: www.detroitwaynecounty4c.org
Family life education and training, family support services, job bank, resource and referral 
for children/youth/and family community services, child development/education and training 
for anyone working with children and youth, central resources for information concerning 
children/youth & family needs and issues.


Leaps & Bounds
8129 Packard Street
Warren MI 49089
Phone: 586-759-3895
Website: www.LeapsnBounds.org
Parent group, resource library, Parent & Child Interactive groups, Parent Workshops, 
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren


Rainbows--Guiding Kids Through Life's Storms
Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church
6442 Pelham
Taylor MI 48180
Phone: 313-381-3000     Meets beginning in January of each year!
Website: www.LOACC.org
Peer support groups for children in preschool through the 12th grade who have experienced 
change in their families due to death, divorce or other circumstances.  


Arc Downriver-New Generations
4212 12th Street
Wyandotte MI 48192  
Phone: 734-283-0710
Website: www.downriverarc.org
Arc Downriver, in accordance with the Arc of the USA, advocates for individuals with developmental disabilities, cognitive impairments and their families by promoting choices, creating opportunities 
and providing support needed to fully participate in the community


Northeast Guidance Center Family Life Center
Conner Campus:  
2900 Conner Building A
Detroit MI 48215
Phone: 313-308-1400
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Motor City Clubhouse:
2900 Conner Building B
Detroit MI 48215
Phone: 313-824-5623
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Adult Services:
12800 E. Warren 
Detroit MI 48215
Phone: 313-824-8000
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Child Services:
20303 Kelly Road
Detroit MI 48225 
Phone: 313-245-7000
Website: www.neguidance.org
Northeast Guidance Center (NEGC) is a community-based mental health agency founded by the Junior League of Detroit in 1963 to provide services to children on Detroit’s eastside. Our mission is to provide innovative, community-based services to children and adults and their families promoting mental health with an emphasis on total wellness. NEGC serves over 1000 children and 3500 adults annually. Since 
1963, committed to innovative, community-based services to children, adults and families – promotion 
total wellness with an emphasis on mental health. Our vision is to lead the way in building strong communities where people are mentally, emotionally, and physically healthy and enable them to support their families.


Catholic Social Services of Wayne County (CSSWC)
9851 Hamilton Avenue
Detroit MI 48202
Phone: 313-883-7445
Email: ndoll@csswayne.org
Website: www.csswayne.org
The Child Welfare division is the largest specialty service of the agency. All programs within
the division foster positive environments that impacts the lives of children and their families.


Family Services of Detroit & Wayne County
120 Parsons  
Detroit MI 48201
Phone: 313-579-5989
Email: dsnyder@fsiwc.org
Website: www.fsiwc.org


Washtenaw County Services
Website: www.ewashtenaw.org
Look under the links for services for kids, teens & families. 


Harper-Gratiot Multi-Service Center
9641 Harper Avenue
Detroit MI 48213
Phone: 313-961-4890
Website: www.nso-mi.org
Home Instruction Program for Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) serves low-income at-risk families 
with four and five year-old children in the City of Detroit. Services include home visits, group 
meetings, field trips and support services. Offers other valuable services to families. 


ACCESS
2651 Salino Court
Dearborn, MI 48120
Phone: 313-842-7010
Website: www.accesscommunity.org
Parenting education, home visits and case management, family advising, educational and advocacy services, early childhood services.


The Guidance Center WRAPAROUND SERVICES
13101 Allen Road
Southgate MI 48195
Phone: 734-785-7700
Website: www.guidance-center.org
Wraparound provides:
Service & support, information & referrals for your family based on a plan specifically designed to strengthen how you function as a family unit. The plan is created around the individual needs of 
your family. They will continue to help your family and provide services for six months.  
Who is eligible for Wraparound?
Families with open child-protection/foster care and delinquency cases.
Families open to prevention services and post-adoptive services.
Families at-risk for neglect or abuse.
Families involved with many human service agencies who may need assistance coordinating the services.
Children with mental illness and/or multiple hospitalizations who are at risk for foster care or residential placement.
Families that have had contact with protective services within the last 18 months.
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PARENT PARTNER PROGRAM (For parents whose children have been placed in the foster care system)
The Guidance Center
15601 Northline Road
Southgate MI 48195 
Phone: 734-785-7705 ext. 7291 or 7188   (you will be connected with the agency in your zip code)
Website: www.guidance-center.org
The Guidance Center in cooperation with several other area agencies, have partnered together to 
provide a support and resource service to parents who have children placed in the foster care system.  
The program is completely voluntary and is not part of a treatment plan. A Parent Partner can assist 
you by providing support, empathy, and information about the Foster Care system, courts, services, 
etc. They are also available to accompany you to court proceedings, Team Decision Meetings (TDM), 
other agency required meetings, etc. at your discretion for the purposes of support. The Parent Partner 
will help you to identify issues and barriers that may be preventing you from reuniting with your child(ren) and may also be able to help you to secure services that may be available to help you to reunify with your children. 
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FREE Toddler and Preschool Playgroups
Phone:  734-789-8456
Website: www.guidance-center.org
FREE Playgroups provided through The Guidance Center's Family Resource Center that are held 
once a week and for children ages birth to five. The Family Resource Center also has seven convenient locations offering lending libraries of books, toys, games, videos, and literacy bags as well as parent/child playgroups and parent interest classes such as infant massage and positive discipline.
Adult/Child (or grandma's, grandpa's, nanny's, etc.) can bring their little ones in for this FREE program.
An hour and a half of:
Crafts & Open Play
Interaction for Adult and Children
Informational Hand-outs
Interactive Discussions
Snack
Story Time
&
Gently used clothing closet / diaper depot (bottles too!)
Lending Book/Toy Lending Library
and many other FREE family resources!
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The Guidance Center
Phone: 734-785-7766
Provides mental health counseling, early intervention services for children, programs for parenting skills, substance abuse, literacy, juvenile justice and developmental disabilities work for residents of southeast Michigan.  
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Parents as Teachers
Phone: 734-785-7705 x 7377
Parents as Teachers is a home-based program that helps parents become their child's most effective teacher. Parents partner with a home visitor to support development and strengthen parenting skills.
This program is for families with children ages birth to three.
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Teen Parent Group  
15601 Northline Road
Southgate MI 48195
Phone: 734-785-7705 ext. 7119
Mondays at the Walter White Community Resource Center, River Rouge. The program includes 
parent-child interaction activities, group discussions, open play, stories, snacks, hand-outs, workshops. 
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The Guidance Center / Youth Assistance Program (YAP)   
Phone: 734-785-7700 x 7044
Email:  scoffman@guidance-center.org
Website:  www.guidance-center.org
Are you concerned about a youth's behavior such as delinquency, truancy, parent/child conflict/ 
academic difficulties, peer relations, classroom behavior or social skills? Is the youth between 
7-17 years old? A resident of Allen Park, Brownstown, Flat Rock, Gibraltar, Grosse Ile, Lincoln Park, Melvindale, New Boston, Rockwood, Southgate, Trenton, Woodhaven, Ecorse, Riverview or River 
Rouge? A first-time offender, if delinquent? For more information on this FREE program, please 
contact using the info above!


American Indian Health & Family Website (AIHFS)
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 810
Dearborn MI 48121
Physical Location:
4880 Lawndale Street
Detroit MI 48210
Phone: 313-846-3718  Administration
               313-846-6030  Clinic
Email:  JSchuyler@aihfs.org
Website:  www.aihfs.org
Parenting classes open to Native American parents and families. The goal of these classes are 
to strengthen the parent and co-parent relationship. These classes have specific objectives that 
are taught through traditional Native stories and practices as well as group activities. These classes 
are free to attend and in some instances, transportation can be provided. In keeping with traditional 
Native American culture, food & snacks will often be provided. There are also a number of other services provided at the agency that will coordinate with the parenting classes. Also has Circles of Care (system 
of care for children & adolescents with Behavioral Health disorders), other youth programs, ATOD programs (Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs), ATR (Access to Recovery) and Native Healthy Start 
(for pregnant mothers / new mothers).


Proud Fathers Support Group
Phone: 313-456-6040   Wayne County
Phone: 248-552-8020   Oakland County
The program provides a FREE 14-week learning experience for fathers, stepfathers and other
male caregivers. Each meeting will focus on such topics as fathering sons/daughters, enhancing employability and balancing work with fathering. Child care, snacks and transportation are available


The Breastfeeding Initiative Mother to Mother Program
Provides FREE services to WIC eligible women with breastfeeding information, encouragement and support. Available to see mothers in person or by telephone, in the home, or WIC clinics. The program, an's goals are to increase breastfeeding initiation and duration rates among low-income WIC women, provide breastfeeding encouragement and support to women throughout the infant's first year of life, 
and to enhance state and local WIC/MSU Extension collaboration to expand service delivery and education for mothers and babies.
For more information please contact:
Gerrylynn McNeal, IBCLC  
Phone: 313-833-3296  
Western Wayne County area
AND  
Kifah Samad (Arabic/English)
Phone: 313-833-3280
AND
Ann Romo (Spanish/English)
S.W. Detroit
AND  
Renee Pearson
Phone; 313-833-3427 
Detroit Eastside area 
AND  
Delores Muhammad 
Phone: 313-833-2913  
Detroit area  
AND
Donna Pernell
Phone: 313-833-3219
Detroit Westside  


Wyandotte Youth Assistance
2015 Biddle Ave.
Wyandotte MI 48192
Phone: 734-324-7268
Website: www.wyandotte.net   (Click on "Community")
For Wyandotte youths ages 7-16. Help available for families such as mentoring, life skills peer 
groups, counseling, parenting workshops, recreational activities, field trips, tutoring, etc. 


Matrix Human Services Vistas Nuevas Head Start   
120 Parsons Street
Detroit MI 48201
Phone: 313-962-5255
Email:  inquires@matrixhs.org 
Website:  www.matrixhumanservices.org 
Free quality pre-school for 3-5 year old children with full-day or half-day sessions as well as 
home-based options with 15 locations in Greater Southwest Detroit. Services for children with 
disabilities as well as breakfast, lunch & snacks served. Multi-lingual centers in English, Spanish
and Arabic. Must live in the City of Detroit, provide verification of child's birth and proof of income. 


Black Family Development
Administrative Offices:
2995 E. Grand Blvd.
Detroit MI 48202
Phone: 313-758-0150   #258
Website:  www.blackfamilydevelopment.org
Parenting resources for those in Detroit or Highland Park and have children ages 5-11.  
No current or open cases with C.P.S. accepted. 



MACOMB COUNTY

Care House of Macomb County
Macomb County Child Advocacy Center 
131 Market Street
Mount Clemens, MI 48043
Phone: 586-463-0123
Website: www.mccarehouse.net
Care House is a child-friendly, family-centered facility that coordinates the complex investigation, prosecution, and treatment services to victims of child sexual and physical abuse. The major 
component of this program is the single investigative interview. All of the professionals involved
in a case gather at Care House to witness the forensic interview. This eliminates the need for the 
child to repeat his or her story and relive the trauma of the abuse over and over again.


Macomb Family Services
36975 Utica Road #100
Clinton Twp., MI 48036
Phone: 586-226-3440
Website: www.mfsonline.org 
The mission of Macomb Family Services is to enhance the health and well being of others, and promote social and personal change. We provide a wide range of family related counseling, residential, and home/community based services to the residents of Macomb County and surrounding communities. 
Our staff is dedicated to providing superior programs that will improve the quality of life for individuals, families, and the community.



MONROE COUNTY

Dads and Moms of Michigan
Meets at Bobby's Kitchen in Monroe
Phone: 734-240-0225
Email: mcelligott@ameritech.net
Wednesdays from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Educational programs for fathers and mothers with children facing divorce and how to stay 
involved in their children's lives.


Children's Center of Monroe
621 S. Monroe Street
Monroe MI 48161
Phone: 734-457-KIDZ (5439)
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Family Counseling and Shelter Services
14930 LaPlaisance Road Suite 106
Monroe MI 48161
Phone: 734-241-0180
Website: www.fcssmc.org 
Supervised visitation, monitored custody exchanges, child play therapy, child counseling, 
therapeutic visitation. Also domestic violence shelter and therapy.



OAKLAND COUNTY

CARE of S.E.Michigan / Parent Education Classes 
MAIN Office:
31900 Utica Road
Fraser MI 48026
Phone: 586-541-CARE (2273)
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Grosse Pointe Office:
21012 Mack Avenue
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236
Phone: 313-332-0972
Website: www.careofsem.com/parenting_ed.html
Choose from early childhood (ages 0-5), school age (ages 6-12) and teenagers (ages 13-18).  
Classes run for 8 weeks and held in multiple locations in Macomb County. To view a complete 
list of classes and to register, visit the website above! 


Oakland Family Services
Central Administration: 
114 Orchard Lake Road
Pontiac MI 48341  
Phone: (248) 858-7766      Toll Free: (877) 742-8264
Email: info@ofsfamily.org
Website: www.oaklandfamilyservices.org 
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130 Hampton Circle, Suite 100 
Rochester Hills, MI 48307
Phone: (248) 853-0750             Toll Free: (866) 903-8955
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2351 W. Twelve Mile Road
Berkley,  MI 48072
Phone: (248) 544-4004             Toll Free: (877) 211-4495
Email: info@ofsfamily.org
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2045 E. West Maple Road D-407
Walled Lake, MI 48390-3801
Phone: 248-624-3812               Toll Free: (866) 903-8956
Oakland Family Services offers weekend and evening hours by appointment. We have four locations providing a diverse range of programs and services. In addition, we provide services in the community 
at convenient locations. For more information about specific programs or services, please call or email 
a customer service representative at the location nearest you


Judson Center Autism Connections   
Phone: 248-837-2047
Website:  www.judsoncenter.org 
Family-focused autism services with locations in Ann Arbor, Grosse Pointe, Howell, Royal Oak 
and Warren.


Bible Club   
21122 Indian
Southfield MI 48033-3579
Phone: 248-355-9916
Website:  www.BibleClubs.org
Would you like to form a Bible Club at your local school? These clubs are perfectly legal 
and already in place in many schools.


Healthy Families Program / Spaulding for Children    
16250 Northland Drive Suite 100
Southfield MI 48075
Phone: 248-443-0300
Website:  www.spaulding.org  
Program was established to provide parent education and family support services to prevent 
child abuse and neglect, while promoting positive parenting and healthy child development. 
In addition, provides in-home visitations, family support services, child development screenings, 
referrals (i.e. housing, food, education, mental health services and employment), transportation 
services, parenting education workshops and linkages to community resources for low-income 
families. Eligibility requires parents to be between the ages of 13-21, pregnant or have a child 0-36 
months old and a current resident of Hamtramck, Redford, Inkster and Highland Park. 


Oakland County Playgroups  
Website:  www.oakland.k12.mi/us/Departments/EarlyChildhood/tabd/286/Default.aspx 
(look in the Workshops and Literacy Brochures section)
The free playgroups are designed to increase parent-to-child, parent-to-parent, and child-to-child interaction and to promote literacy and learning activities. Included are 90 minutes of hands-on activities including stories, songs, music and dancing. An understanding of how children learn their physical abilities, relationships / sense of self-communication and understanding the world. These groups are designed with Parents & Care Providers.  


Proud Fathers Support Group
Phone: 313-456-6040   Wayne County
Phone: 248-552-8020   Oakland County
The program provides a FREE 14-week learning experience for fathers, stepfathers and other 
male caregivers. Each meeting will focus on such topics as fathering sons/daughters, enhancing employability and balancing work with fathering. Child care, snacks and transportation are available.  


Hispanic Outreach Catholic Social Services
76 Williams Street
Pontiac MI 48341
Phone: 248-338-4250
Provides services, referrals, educational and skill-building programs for Hispanic parents and children.


Common Ground
410 S. Telegraph
Bloomfield Hills MI 48302
Phone: 248-456-8150       Emergency line: 800-231-1127
Website:  www.commongroundhelps.org
Free parenting groups and workshops.





WASHTENAW COUNTY 

The Autism Collaborative Center   
Phone: 734-487-2890
Email:  autismcenter@emich.edu
Website:  www.emich.edu/acc
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.


Judson Center Autism Connections            
Phone:  248-837-2047
Website:  www.judsoncenter.org 
Family-focused autism services with locations in Ann Arbor, Grosse Pointe, Howell, Royal Oak 
and Warren. 






























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