PARENTING RESOURCES
           (Free and Low-Cost)
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 
Wayne County and also on the PRISONER & PAROLEE RESOURCES page on this website!


STATE & NATIONWIDE PROGRAMS---Find one in YOUR area!

Parents Anonymous
Website: https://parentsanonymous.org
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.  

Planned Parenthood
Phone: 800-230-PLAN
Websitehttps://www.miplannedparenthood.org
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
Website: https://www.parentswithoutpartners.org
A non-profit international organization devoted to the interests of single parents and their 
children. The regional website lists local events.

MOMS Club
Website: https://momsclub.org
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
&
PFLAG National 
1625 K Street NW   Suite 700
Washington, DC 20006 
Main Phone: 202-467-8180
Website: https://pflag.org
&
​PFLAG Detroit 
PO Box 1169 
Royal Oak, MI 48068-1169​
Phone: 248-656-2875
Email: board@pflagdetroit.com
Website: http://www.pflagdetroit.org
&
PFLAP--Clinton Twp. 
Email: pflag.ct@gmail.com
&
PFLAG Grosse Pointe
Email: pflaggp@gmail.com
&
PFLAG--Livonia 
Phone: 734-776-0352
Email: pflaglivonia@gmail.com
&
PFLAG Plymouth / Canton
Phone: 734-358-8280
Email: plymouthcantonpflag@gmail.com
& 
PFLAG--Ann Arbor
Phone: 734-741-0659
Email: info@pflagaa.org
Website: www.pflagaa.org
&
PFLAG--Port Huron 
Email: pflagporthuron@gmail.com
Website: https://www.pflagporthuron.com
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
Phone: 313-670-2613
Website: 
Mission Statement: 
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
Phone: 859-327-1047
Email: info@fortunatefamilies.org
Website: https://www.fortunatefamilies.com

The Jewish Gay Network of Michigan
Kahn Jewish Community Center (downstairs Library)
6600 W. Maple 
W. Bloomfield, MI 48322
Phone: 248-661-1000
Email: info@jgnmi.org
Website: https://www.jccdet.org/arts-culture-education/jewish-gay-network
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 
Phone: 248-907-4853
Email: Roz@standwithtrans.org
Website: https://standwithtrans.org
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 
support groups is https://standwithtrans.org/support-org. Groups for tweens, 
trans and nonbinary teens and nonbinary young adults may be found at https://standwithtrans.org/support-org. All groups are private and safe spaces.

Arab American and Chaldean Council (ACC)
Administrative Offices: 
363 W. Big Beaver Suite #300
Troy, MI 48084
Phone: 248-559-1990
Website: http://www.myacc.org/youth-programs
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 
achieve.

American Coalition for Fathers & Children   
1718 M. Street N.W.   Suite #187  
Washington, DC  20036  
Phone: 800-978-3237
Website:  www.acfc.org

DADS of Michigan
6632 Telegraph   Suite 110
Bloomfield Hills, MI  48301
Phone: 248-559-DADS
Email: info@dadsofmichigan.org
Website: https://fathersunite.org/Newsletters/dads_of_michigan.html
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
PMB 84123
Philadelphia, PA 19101-0635
Phone: 301-948-0599 
Email:  info@fatherhood.org    fathersource@fatherhood.org
Website:  www.fatherhood.org
Has numerous links to fatherhood programs.

Divorce Care 
Mailing address:
P.O. Box 1739
Wake Forest, NC  27588-1739
Phone: 800-489-7778 
Email: info@divorcecare.org
Website: https://www.divorcecare.org
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 
Website: https://www.dc4k.org 
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
Email: info@mops.org
Website: https://www.mops.org
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.
National Office:
P.O. Box 1995
Upper Marlboro, MD  20773
Phone: 877-456-7667
Website: https://www.mochamoms.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1
&
Michigan Mocha Moms 
Email: detroitmochas@gmail.com
&
Midwest Regional Director 
Email: midwest@mochamoms.org
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 
its members.

The Autism Alliance of Michigan   
30100 Telegraph 
Bingham Farms, MI
Phone: 877-463-AAOM
Email: info@aaomi.org
Website: https://autismallianceofmichigan.org
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   
1055 Cornell 
Ypsilanti, MI  48197
Phone: 734-487-2890
Email:  autismcenter@emich.edu
Website: https://acc.emich.edu
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
15431 Merriman
Livonia, MI  48154
Website: http://www.nwsmothersofmultiples.org
Our Mission:
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
Executive Office:
2000 Mallory Lane  Suite 130-600
Franklin, TN  37067-8231
Email: info@MultiplesofAmerica.org
Website: https://multiplesofamerica.org

Michigan Twins Project Lab 
Psychology Building / Michigan State University
316 Physics    Room 37B
E. Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: 517-432-5604
Email: msutr@msu.edu
Website: https://msutwinstudies.com
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
30003 Ryan 
Warren, MI  48092
Email:  mcmominfo@yahoo.com   Lori-Ann Meholic 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MacombCountyMothersOfMultiples

goMOMS / Greater Oakland Mothers of Multiples
P.O. Box 210226
Auburn Hills, MI  48321
Website: https://www.gomoms.org
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
Website:  














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