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.
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
1625 K Street NW Suite 700
Washington, DC 20006
Main Phone: 202-467-8180
PO Box 1169
Royal Oak, MI 48068-1169
PFLAG Grosse Pointe
PFLAG Plymouth / Canton
How We Help:
We are several types of people!
We are a group of parents that believe in our kids. When our children came
to us and told us they were Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgender, we be-
came confused and disillusioned between what we were led to believe and
the reality of it all. "That's not my kid!" could be heard across city borders.
We knew in our hearts that our children were not what we were taught. A
group of parents got together, to tell the stories of their children and found
loving support and education. Then the search went out to find other parents
in similar situations. PFLAG Detroit was formed.
We are an extended family of the GLBT community
We are GLBT individuals or family members looking for support
We are allies who wish to show support for the GLBT community
Fortunate Families Detroit
20800 Grand River Ave.
Detroit, MI 48219
We are a Catholic ministry that supports our LGBTQ+ community and their families
by sharing our personal stories and by promoting equality and inclusion among all
people. We have done this work for many years in the Archdiocese of Detroit.
Recently, the Archdiocese and others have attempted to silence us. We refuse to be
silenced and will continue our ministry in the Archdiocese.
The time for speaking our truth has never been more urgent. Our emboldened voice
has created division with Fortunate Families, Inc. As a group, we are taking time to
build our future and explore a new name and affiliation.
Fortunate Families, Inc.
P.O. Box 22317
Lexington, KY 40522-2317
The Jewish Gay Network of Michigan
Kahn Jewish Community Center (downstairs Library)
6600 W. Maple
W. Bloomfield, MI 48322
JGN will hold a bi-monthly meeting for this group on the second and fourth
Wednesday of every month at 12:30 p.m. in Conference Room 204 at the JCC.
This is a support group for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender
or questioning.The group will also be facilitated by two licensed social workers.
STAND WITH TRANS
The mission of Stand with Trans is to provide the tools needed by transgender
youth so they will be empowered, supported and validated as they transition to
their authentic life. Parent support groups are now virtual and are available to
anyone with a trans child (of any age). Registration is required. The listing of
Arab American and Chaldean Council (ACC)
363 W. Big Beaver Suite #300
Troy, MI 48084
ACC’s Fatherhood Mentoring Program provides at-risk male youths ages 9 – 19, from the N.E.
Detroit area, an opportunity to develop strong and trusting relationships with their fathers and
other adult mentors. The mentoring program brought together youth, fathers, and other caring
adults interested in keeping families and neighborhoods together. The program established an
effective “hook” that helped youth to value respect and inspired them to stay in school and
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