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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.


Detroit Parent Network / THE MOMMY GROUP (Building Strong Mothers, One Mother at a Time)
726 Lothrop Road
Detroit, MI  48202
Phone:  313-309-8100  OR  313-433-9185
Website: www.detroit parent network
Services Offered:
Mommy Care
Provides home support for new mothers up to one week to help with the transition
into motherhood or the birth of another child.
Grandma's Hand
Provides the opportunity for you to share or learn how to make things from scratch,
swap recipes, learn how to stretch a meal, storry telling & effective home remedies
Freedom Weekends
Provides respite care to parents of children ages 0 to 10 years (Prerequisites are
required to participate)


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.


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
AND
Motor City Clubhouse:
2900 Conner Building B
Detroit, MI 48215
Phone: 313-824-5623
AND
Adult Services:
12800 E. Warren
Detroit, MI 48215
Phone: 313-824-8000
AND
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.


Community 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


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.
AND
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.
AND
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!
AND
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. 
AND
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.
AND
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.
AND
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.


Leaps & Bounds
8129 Packard Street
Warren, MI 49089
Phone: 586-759-3895
Website: www.LeapsnBounds.org
Leaps and Bounds Family Services is a non-profit agency dedicated to improving the lives
of children and adults. We provide education programs and services that support families
and help children reach their potential and become productive citizens.



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.


Christian Homeschoolers Association
Solid Rock Church
77 Wadsworth, St.
Monroe, MI 
Phone:  734-308-634
Meets from 1 to 3 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of the month!


Children's Center of Monroe
621 S. Monroe Street
Monroe, MI 48161
Phone: 734-457-KIDZ (5439)
AND
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

OLHSA  (Oakland Livingston Human Services Agency)
Central Office (Oakland County)
196 Cesar E. Chavez Avenue      
P.O. Box 430598
Pontiac, MI  48343-0598
Phone:  248-209-2600  OR 1-800-482-9250 (Toll Free)
Email: info@olhsa.org
AND
South Office (Oakland County)
1956 Hilton Road
Ferndale, MI 48220-1719
Phone:  248-542-5860
Email: info@olhsa.org
AND
OLHSA (Livingston County)
2300 E. Grand River   Suite 107
Howell, MI 4 8843-7574
Phone:  517-546-8500
Email: livingston@olhsa.org
Website:  http://olhsa.org/earlychildhoodprograms
OLHSA Welcome Centers will help you with eligibility, availability and
detailed information about Oakland and Livingston County services.
The Welcome Centers are also a resource for learning about programs,
services and referral options.
Family Resources
Programs offering support for low-income families with young children.
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (GRG) (Oakland County only)
For grandparents aged 55 and above who are raising grandchildren and are interested
in seeking resources and a support group. The support group offers intergenerational
activities with an emphasis on health and wellness. Please contact Lisa Grodsky for
more information Lisag@olhsa.org  OR 248.209.2622.


CARE of S.E.Michigan / Parent Education Classes
MAIN Office:
31900 Utica Road
Fraser, MI 48026
Phone: 586-541-CARE (2273)
AND
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
AND
130 Hampton Circle, Suite 100
Rochester Hills, MI 48307
Phone: (248) 853-0750             Toll Free: (866) 903-8955
AND
2351 W. Twelve Mile Road
Berkley,  MI 48072
Phone: (248) 544-4004             Toll Free: (877) 211-4495
Email: info@ofsfamily.org
AND
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

Peace Neighborhood Center
1111 North Maple Road
Ann Arbor, MI  48103
Phone: 734-662-3564
Email:  info@peaceneighborhoodcenter.org
Website: www.peaceneighborhoodcenter.org
Youth Services:
Summer Day Camps
College Prep
After-School Programs
Family Enrichment Program
Peace Neighborhood Center's mission is to provide programs for children, families,
and individuals who are affected by social and economic problems.  Peace helps
people discover options, enhance skills and develop attitudes that lead to self-sufficiency
and positive community involvement. 


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.


The CORNER Health Center
47 N. Huron
Ypsilanti, MI  48197
Phone:  734-484-3600
Website:  www.cornerhealth.org
MOM POWER
Mom Power is a 10-week parenting program for Moms (under age 26) and their kids
aged 0-6. This program is designed to help mothers better understand the needs
and behaviors of their children.
Benefits include:
Meeting other moms
Meal and childcare provided at weekly sessions
Learning parenting skills and tools to help with stress
Earn free stuff
Transportation support if needed
If interested, please contact:  Nicole Bongers   734-714-2226
Email:  nbongers@cornerhealth.org
AND
SOAR Mentoring Program
The Soar mentoring program is looking for new parents and parent mentors.
Monthly group meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month from
5:30-7:30 p.m. Each member has a parent mentor who supports them as
parents and unique individuals.
Potential mentees need to be in their third trimester of pregnancy or their
youngest child must be under 1 year old when they join. Mentees must
also be in the Corner’s age range (under 26) during their time in the program.
Dinner and childcare are provided. Registration is required!
Any young parent can come check out a meeting, no strings attached, before
deciding for sure whether they want to join and be matched with a mentor.
Referrals from other agencies are welcome
If you have any questions, please contact:   Nicole Bongers, LLMSW  734-714-2226
Email: nbongers@cornerhealth.org

































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