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PARENTING RESOURCES
(Free and Low-Cost)
Michigan Parenting Helpline
Phone: 800-942-4357
Call this free, anonymous hotline anytime you need help with parenting skills. The hotline, sponsored
by the Deptartment of Human Services, also provides referrals.

Parents Anonymous
Website: www.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
Website: www.miplannedparenthood.org
There are 29 clinics throughout Michigan that provide annual exams, contraception, pregnancy testing,
and sterilization for women and men. Fees are based on a sliding scale.

MOMSnext
Christ Our Savior Church
14175 Farmington Road
Livonia MI 48154
Phone: 734-522-6830
Email: Smagner@twmi.rr.com Susan
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.

Parent Resource Center
Detroit Public Schools / Phoenix Academy
7735 Lane Street
Detroit MI
The center offers workshopson parenting, child care, adult education, job training, computer training
and mobile dental help.

Welcome Baby / Great Parents, Great Start! Program
Children's Hospital
3901 Beaubien
Detroit MI 48201
Phone: 313-745-5248
Email: VMay-Davis@dmc.org
Resources & activites, infant development & health issues, infant massage classes and a free gift!

Parents Without Partners
Website: www.pwphvrc.org (regional website)
Website: www.parentswithoutpartners.org
A non-profit international organization devoted to the interests of single parents and their children.
The regional website lists local events.

Monroe DADS of Michigan
Phone: 734-240-0225 OR 248-559-DADS
Email: mcelligott@ameritech.net Pat McElligott
Website: www.dadsofmichigan.org
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. Meets every Wednesday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Bobby's Kitchen, 15391 S. Dixie Hwy., Monroe (Corner of S. Dixie and Dunbar)

American Coalition for Fathers & Children Fathers Help Hotline
1718 M. Street N.W. Ste. #187 Phone: 206-650-0250
Washington DC 20036 Website: www.fathershelponline.com
Phone: 800-978-DADS
Website: www.acfc.org

Fathers for Equal Rights National Fathers Network
Phone: 313-354-3050 Phone: 206-747-4004

Men At Work--Domestic Violence & Anger Management
YWCA
25940 Grand River 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday
Redford MI
Phone: 248-647-6045
Dominion Family Services, Men At Work building families one step at a time support group.
Super Moms (and Dads!) Michigan Family
Community of Christ Website: www.michiganfamily.org
14601 Pennsylvania
Riverview MI 48193
Phone: 734-282-4677
Support group for single parents; 7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month. Child care provided.

MOMS (Mothers Offering Mothers Support)
West Immanuel Lutheran Church
3879 Jackman Road
Ida, MI
Phone: 734-242-3039 Rene
Email: drmerkel@sbcglobal.net NEW CONTACT INFO!
This group meets on the third Monday of each month. It is intended for all mothers, grandmothers and other caregivers of children, whether they are full-time homemakers or are in the workforce. MOMS is a Christ-centered and ecumenical group. Meetings include guest speakers, lessons, discussions and presentations on marriage, child rearing, hobbies, health and family relationships. Refreshments are served. Babysitting is provided and infants may stay with their mothers during the meetings.

MOMS Club of Monroe East
Christ Lutheran Church
225 E. Elm Ave.
Monroe MI
Phone: 734-384-0250
Email: monroe.momsclub@yahoo.com
Website: www.momsclub.org OR http://momsclubofmonroemichigan.webs.com/index.htm
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.

Divorced Moms Club
Meets at P.F. Chang's
2801 W. Big Beaver
Troy MI
Phone: 586-206-5091 Sally Call ahead to reserve a spot!
Website: www.divmomsclub.com
Meet caring divorced moms monthly!

Hearts of Hope
Website: www.heartsofhopemi.org
A non-profit for families of children with congenital heart defects.

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
Supervised visitation, monitored custody exchanges, child play therapy, child counseling, therapeutic visitation. Also domestic violence shelter and therapy.

National Black Child Development Institute DADZ Connection
Phone: 313-834-0390 Phone: 313-309-1490

Parent Support & Advocacy Program
Phone: 313-921-1240

PFLAG--Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbian and Gays
Grace Episcopal Church
15650 Reeck Road
Southgate MI 48195
Phone: 734-783-2950
Website: www.pflag.org
Meets from 4 to 6 p.m. the second Sunday of each month.

Parents, Family & Friends of Gays & Lesbians in Metro Detroit (PFFGLMD)
Phone: 248-656-2875

Tri-County Mothers of Multiples Greater Oakland Mothers of Multiples
Email: wickas@wideopenwest.com Website: www.gomoms.org

Southeast Suburban Mothers of Multiples Club
Brownstown Community Center
21311 Telegraph Road
Brownstown MI 48183
Phone: 734-282-4692
Meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month

Monroe County Mothers of Multiples (McMom)
Mercy Memorial Hospital
718 N. Macomb
Monroe MI 48161
Contacts: Michelle Toombs 734-782-4890 OR philoso@comcast.net
Lisa Lothringer 735-654-9263
Website: http://www.mcmom.org
Meets the 3rd Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at Mercy Monroe Hospital.



Moms In Touch International
Macomb Christian Schools
28501 Lorraine Ave.
Warren MI
Phone: 810-751-8980
Mothers meeting to pray for their children and schools.

Young Mothers Support Group
Rochester Church of Christ
250 W. Avon Rd.
Rochester Hills MI
Phone: 248-650-8014
Crossroads Pregnancy Center is offering a free support group to help young single mothers
develop parenting skills, make new friendships, develop independence and healthy relationships.
Call to register!

Couples to Couples League 2007 Natural Family Planning Classes
Caritas Center for Women's Health
Ann Arbor MI
Phone: 734-429-0603
$75.00 course fee includes materials
Engaged and married couples of all ages are invited to the four part class series. Babies are welcome! Please call to register for future classes.
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St. Joseph Hospital
Saline MI
Phone: 734-429-0603
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Sacred Heart
Dearborn MI
Phone: 734-429-0603

Natural Family Planning
Our Lady of Loretto Church
Redford MI
Phone: 734-660-4344
Call for registration!
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Natural Family Planning
St. Francis of Assisi
Ann Arbor MI
Phone: 734-480-9822

Mother/Daughter & Father/Son Programs "God's Plan for Growing UP"
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Auditorium
2609 10th Street at Superior
Wyandotte MI 48192
Phone: 734-283-9753 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Fridays
The programs explore God's special gift of human fertility and the beauty and wonder of God's plan
for growing up and becoming a woman or man. Ages 9-12 for girls and 13-17 for men. $12.00 per family
per program.


The 5-7 Year-Old Child Free Workshop Series
Martin Luther King Apartments Community Hall
595 Chene
Detroit MI
Phone: 313-393-9000
Every second Thursday of the month 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. . A light dinner will be served.
Must register!

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)
This is an opportunity for area women to celebrate motherhood and meet other mothers who have young children. The children are taken care of by volunteers while the mothers have breakfast, speakers, crafts, share time and fun time. All mothers are welcome and groups are held in various locations listed below:
Monroe MOPS
Meets regularly the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month during the school year from 9 to 11 a.m. at Monroe Alliance Church, 3975 S. Custer Road, Monroe MI Phone: 734-241-7711
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St. John MOPS mornings
The morning session of St. Johns's MOPS meets from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays at St. John's Lutheran Church, 28230 Waltz Road, New Boston MI Phone: 734-654-6366.
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MOPS of Chelsea
Phone: 734-475-8119


Mastering Motherhood
Chelsea, MI
Phone: 734-475-1391

Parents as Teachers
Chelsea MI
Phone: 734-433-2206 ext. 6018
For parents and children from 0 to 3 years old.

Survivors of Divorce and Separation
Caring Alternatives Inc. Counseling Center
2092 S. Custer Road
Monroe MI
Phone: 734-242-8711
Meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the above address and meets monthly. For women 18 and older who are separated or divorced. Members focus on dealing with emotions, reducing stress and moving forward.
A nominal donation is requested at each meeting to help support the program and its staff. New members are invited and asked to register in advance!

Fathers and Sons Program
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel High School
2609 10th Street
Wyandotte MI 48192
Phone: 248-556-0716
7 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Friday Call for location!
God's plan for growing up. Ages 11-14.
Mocha Moms (A National Program!)
Detroit Branch: http://detroitmochamoms.tripod.com
National Group: www.mochamoms.org
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.

Women can find other groups through day care centers, schools, churches, Y's, and community centers. Online, try meet-up groups, a popular service for connecting people by interests and geographical areas; www.meetup.com

New Moms Group Breastfeeding Support Group
Phone: 734-785-7705 ext. 7053 Phone: 734-246-7575

Proud Fathers--Proud Parents Program
105 E. Front Street #204
Monroe MI 48161
Phone: 734-240-0372
Website: www.elshaddaicc.com
Open to parents or couples (age 14 or older) of children who are 18 years and under, caregivers of children, expecting parents, interested in parenting.
Proud Fathers is offered one day a week for 14 weeks.
Proud Parents: One day a week for 10 weeks.
Two and a half hours a meeting. FREE!
A well balanced, nutritious meal will be provided to participants and their children each week during class, age appropriate care and youth programming for children of participants in the program will be available, & transportation will be available for participants who would otherwise be unable to attend due to lack of transportation.
The MAN Network
14510 East Seven Mile Road
Detroit MI
Phone: 313-371-9MAN
Interested men can be of any color, religion or age. The MAN NETWORK is a collaborative effort of churches in the Osborn community to create a network of men that will give parents--especially fathers-the support they need to raise their children successfully. At the heart of the MAN Network is a commitment to making our communities safer for our children.

Detroit Parent Network
Website: www.bridges4kids.org
Serves Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park

Caregivers Ministry
2111 Woodward Ave. #700
Detroit MI 48201
Phone: 313-964-5070 OR 800-676-5071
Website: www.cgcares.org

4C (Child Care Coordinating Council of Detroit/Wayne County Inc.)
2151 E. Jefferson Suite 420
Detroit MI 48207
Phone: 313-259-4411
TTY: 313-259-0076 V/TTY: 1-800-649-3777
Email: detroitwayne4c@aol.com
Website: www.mi4C.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
Mt. Calvery
8129 Packard
Warren MI 49089
Phone: 586-759-3895
Email: warren@leapsnbounds.org
OR
16888 Trinity
Detroit MI 48219
Phone: 313-541-1702
Email:
Website: www.LeapsnBounds.org
Parent group, resource library, Parent & Child Interactive groups, Parent Workshops, Grandparents
Raising Grandchildren

Rainbows--Guiding Kids Through Life's Storms
St. Cyril of Jerusalem Catholic Church
6442 Pelham
Taylor MI 48180
Phone: 313-381-3000 Meets from 7 to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays
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.
Ex-Wives Club
Haas Park Building
86 Washington Street
Trenton MI 48183
Phone: 734-674-4305
A divorce support networking club for women to ease the emotional and financial burden of divorced women of all ages; free membership.

Arc Downriver-New Generations
4212 12th Street
Wyandotte MI 48192
Phone: 734-283-0710
Support group for parents with children, birth to 17, with developmental disabilities. Meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m.

Carehouse of Macomb County
131 Market Street
Mount Clemens, MI 48043
Phone: 586-463-0123
Website: www.mccarehouse.net
Provides free medical and psychological evaluations of children who are victims of sexual abuse.

Young Lives Teen Mom Mentoring
Website: www.younglife.org/younglives
Has services around the state.....check on website for specific areas.

CARE
Phone: 586-541-0033
Website: www.careofmacomb.com/parenting_ed.html
Various parenting classes for a wide variety of issues in Macomb County.

Infant Mortality Program
Phone: 313-868-8420
Website: www.infantmortprogram.org
Volunteers provide child care for the families in its programs while the parents are in classes.
Volunteer Mentors partner with a mom through the pregnancy and the first year of the baby's life.

Northeast Guidance Center Family Life Center
Samaritan Center
Open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
5555 Conner Street Suite 2441
Detroit MI
Phone: 313-579-0673
Website: www.neguidance.org
Has several programs! Families are encouraged to participate in the Tuesday Creative Fun Days, which includes storytelling, arts & crafts and sing-along's. The Center also conducts Tuesday evening tutoring clinics from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for adults and children to learn valuable techniques to increase your reading skills, work for two hours a week with a tutor and use Little Tykes Young Explorer IBM computers. The program also provides free drop-in day care at the Children's Corner for parents who are conducting job searches at the One Stop Career Center or attending appointments at the Samaritan Center. Parents are allowed to leave their children there for up to three hours per week.
Michigan Protection and Advocacy (MPAS) Training's
Phone: 800-288-5923
Website: http://www.mpas.org/
STEPS to Life Enrichment Classes
Mt. Zion Church
4900 Maybee Road
Clarkston MI
Phone: 248-391-6166
10-week sessions every Monday from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Two classes for children: Children and Anger
(8 to 12 years old) and KIDS (Kids in Divorce Situations). Classes for adults include Anger, Boundaries
in Relationships, Man to Man, Coping with Divorce, The Grief Process, Life Controlling Emotions, Healing
For Women, Principles of Stewardship, Search for Significance, Steps to Healthy Relations, Understanding Relationships, Substance Abuse.

Adapting to Fatherhood
Weight Watchers Building
Farmington Hills MI
Phone: 248-341-1241
Website: www.villagefamilyresource.com
A workshop for dads and the specific issues they face as the new baby changes the household. Sponsored by The Village, a family resource center. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $15 per person or $25 a couple. Registration is required!

Boot Camp for New Dads
St. Joseph Mercy Canton Health Center
1600 S. Canton Center Road
Canton MI
Phone: 734-712-5400
This class, taught by men, teaches first-time fathers practical information on parenthood, baby care, becoming a family and supporting the new mom. Participants even get hands-on experience holding and comforting a baby. Cost: $25.

Catholic Social Services of Wayne County (CSSWC)
9851 Hamilton Avenue
Detroit MI 48202
Phone: 313-883-2100
Email: csswc@csswayne.org
Website: www.csswayne.org
Family Life Education groups are offered to promote healthy families and to encourage the development
of functional relationships. The Family Mental Health Program provides counseling services to individuals and families experiencing emotional and psychological challenges. Individual, family and group therapy are the primary methods of treatment with psychiatric and psychological evaluations are also available. The VOICES Program (Victims of Incest: Caring, Educating and Surviving) provides individual and group counseling for victims, offenders and family members who have been involved in childhood sexual abuse and/or incest and domestic violence. VOICES promotes healing, reconciliation and, when appropriate, the reunification of families.

Survival Skills for New Moms
St. Joseph Mercy Canton Health Center
1600 S. Canton Center Rd.
Canton MI
Phone: 734-712-5400
This unique class designed for women expecting their first baby teaches moms-to-be how to survive the first few weeks at home with their baby--caring for themselves, juggling visitors and managing fatigue. This is not an infant care class.

The PJ Library
Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit
15000 W. 10 Mile Road
Oak Park, MI 48337
Phone: 248-592-1102
Website: www.jewishdetroit.org
Books and music with Jewish content are given out monthly.

Family Services Inc.
10900 Harper Avenue
Detroit MI 48213
Phone: 313-579-5989
Email: asolis@fsiwc.org
Website: www.fsiwc.org
Parenting programs

Washtenaw Child Advocacy Center
555 Towner
Ypsilanti MI
Phone: 734-544-2909
Website: www.ewashtenaw.org

Harper-Gratiot Multi-Service Center
9641 Harper Avenue
Detroit MI 48213
Phone: 313-923-5050
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.

Fathers for Justice USA
Contact Dan Diebolt , Michigan Coordinator
Meets occasionally after email announcement at Guy Hollerin's Restaurant Phone: 734-769-9800
Guy Hollerin's
Holiday Inn North Campus
3600 Plymouth Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
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Michigan Dads
Contact Dan Diebolt
Email: MichiganDads@yahoo.com
Website: www.MichiganDads.org See above listing!

DADS of Michigan
Contact Jim Semerad
Phone: 248-559-3237
Email: jimsemerad@cs.com
Website: www.DADSofMichigan.org
Meets on the first Tuesday of each month from 7-9 p.m.
Meeting Location:
The Birmingham Community House
380 South Bates Street
Birmingham, MI 48009
Located in Downtown Birmingham, call for directions: 248-644-5832

Dads Helping Dads
Contact Fred Owens
3319 Greenfield Road #337
Dearborn MI 48120
Phone: 313-995-0913
Email: dadshelpdads@yahoo.com
Website: http://home.earthlink.net/dadshelpdads
Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. in a meeting room at Christus Victor Church, 25535 Ford Road

Fathers For Equal Rights
Contact Al Lebow
14300 Oak Park Blvd.
Oak Park MI 48237
Phone: 248-354-3080
Meets on the third Wednesday of each month from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

The Family Rights Coalition
Contact Jay A. Fedewa
PO Box 366
Troy MI 48099
Phone: 734-418-2817 OR 248-917-5142
Website: www.fromi.org
Meets on the third Monday of the month at the Commissioner's Auditorium--
Oakland County Center, 1200 N. Telegraph Pontiac

National Fatherhood Initiative Program JUST UPDATED 6/202/012
101 Lake Forest Blvd. Suite 360
Gaithersburg MD 20877
Phone: 800-790-DADS OR 301-948-0599
Email: info@fatherhood.org
Website: www.fatherhood.org,
Has numerous links to fatherhood programs.

Proud Fathers-Proud Parents Initiative Wayne County: 313-456-6040
Phone: 517-241-7050 Oakland County: 248-552-8020
Website: www.michigan.gov/dhs
Sponsored by the Michigan Dept. of Human Services in 19 communities across Michigan.

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.

Divorce Care for Kids
Southpoint Community Christian Church
5699 Fort Street (at Vreeland Rd. across from Southshore Hospital)
Trenton MI 48183
Phone: 734-675-7575
Website: www.southpointccc.org
Support group for kids whose parents are going through divorce. Meets in Family Room A.

The Michigan Fatherhood Coalition
Phone: 810-591-7232
Website: www.michiganfatherhood.org

Monroe County Breastfeeding Collaborative
Phone: 734-240-7896
Email: Jamie-Leizerman@monroemi.org
Website: www.co.monroe.mi.us/breastfeeding
Offers breast-feeding tips, resources and legislation along with a list of local breast-feeding and parenting resources and links to other sites and discussion boards.

Parent Support & Advocacy Program (PSAP)
29240 Buckingham #10
Livonia MI
Phone: 734-266-9300
For parents of children with developmental disabilities

FREE Toddler and Preschool Playgroups
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.
One group is:
Flat Rock Family Resource Center
Old Flat Rock High School on Gibraltar Road
Flat Rock MI
Phone: 734-789-8456 Ask for Maggie
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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Teen Parent Group
15601 Northline Road
Southgate MI 48195
Phone: 734-785-7705 ext. 7119
5 p.m. Wednesdays at the above address and 3:30 p.m. 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.

Tot Time
St. Thomas Episcopal Church
2441 Nichols Drive
Trenton, MI 48183
Phone: 734-671-8261
Anyone with children ages 4 and younger is invited to bring them to Tot Time, a free "play date".
The meetings are intended to to let children play together and let adults share ideas.

Starfish Family Services Starfish Family Resource Center
3000 Hiveley Road Center hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Inkster MI 48141 weekdays with occasional evening activities.
Phone: 734-728-3400
Website: www.starfishonline.org
The center provides educational and mental health support services to at-risk families in the community and is staffed with educators and infant mental health professionals. Will also offer pregnant women and families with infants and young children a library of educational books and DVDs, support groups, family play groups, family activities, parent education and donated resources such as food, clothing and toys.
Various other programs for parents and families.

Professional Women with Children
21442 Hamilton (between Middlebelt & Inkster) 1st and 3rd Mondays of month....call for times.
Farmington Hills MI
Phone: 248-426-2300
Email: acwdetroit@hotmail.com
Learn to balance your professional life with the needs of your children and be successful! Cell meetings include Guarding Your Personal Schedule, Take Time to Rest, The Child's Best Interest, Decision Making, Tough Choices.
Marriage Enrichment
St. Colombians Parish Center
1775 E. Melon Road
Birmingham MI
Phone: 248-393-1461 Both programs run the 4th Friday of each month
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St. Lucy's Parish
23401 Jefferson Ave.
St. Clair Shores MI
Phone: 248-393-1461
Chuck the fairy tale and realize that relationships require maintenance.

Mothers of Preschoolers
Allen Park Baptist Church First & Third Fridays of the month from 9:30 a.m. to noon
18605 Midway
Allen Park MI 48101
Phone: 313-769-5085
For mothers of children from infants to 5 years old. Childcare provided. Guest speakers, crafts and discussions.

Mother-To-Mother For New Moms and Moms-To-Be
Monroe County MSU Extension
963 S. Raisinville Road
Monroe MI 48161
Phone: 734-240-3170
Have your own peer counselor to answer your questions and visit you at the WIC office, hospital or your home. Your peer counselor is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You will receive education, encouragement and support throughout your breastfeeding experience.

H.E.L.P. (Helping to Encourage Loving Parenting)
Macomb Family Services
Phone: 586-752-9696 (Romeo)
Parents of school children can take classes offered in northern Macomb County only. Topics include communication skills, reflective listening, how to talk to your child, ownership of feelings, stages of development, behavior management, family rules anger, and coping with stress. Classes run for ten
weeks for 2 1/2 hours. $35 per person or $45 a couple. Free book and child care (if available).
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More H.E.L.P.
Macomb Family Services
Phone: 586-752-9696
Classes focused on the needs of parents who grew up in dysfunctional families relating to alcohol or
other drugs. Offered in northern Macomb county only, 2 1/2 hour classes for 10 weeks. Topics include adult child of alcoholic issues, parenting programs, adult/child stress cycles, addiction co-dependency, breaking ineffective life patterns, and family of origin work. Same fees as above.

Parenting Classes for Non-Custodial Parents
Macomb Family Services
Phone: 586-468-2656
For parents who do not have current custody of children. Parenting class and therapeutic issues relating to abuse and neglect, designed to access and meet the educational needs of parents who do not currently have custody of their children. The program has a revolving 24-week curriculum specifically structured to address issues related to abuse and neglect. Sliding scale fee.


Parenting Classes for Pregnant Teens or Recent Birth Mothers
Macomb Family Services
Phone: 586-468-2656
Free parenting classes for pregnant teens or recent birth mothers ages 13-19. Topics include prenatal
care, nutrition, child development, parent's self-awareness, appropriate behavior, management sills, communication skills, substance abuse and prevention. Eight sessions.

New Mothers Group
St. John Macomb Hospital
Phone: 586-573-5756
For mothers who have recently given birth. Meets 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month at 6:30 p.m.
Babies under crawling age are welcome to attend with mothers.

Support Group for Caregivers of Drug-Exposed Infants
Phone: 586-412-0033
Monthly support group for all caregivers of infants and children who were prenatally exposed to alcohol and/or other drugs.

Macomb "The Refuge"
Website: www.myspace.com/fyitherefuge
Located in Mt. Clemens--offers after-school programs (play games, do homework, get basic needs met, enjoy a snack, play pool, go online) and special events.
AND
Parenting Programs--C.A.R.E.
31900 Utica Road
Fraser, MI 48026
Phone: 586-591-0033
Email: info@careofmacomb.com/family_programs.html
Website: careofmacomb.com/family_programs.html

Life Institute of Family Education
Phone: 313-342-0006
Provides relationship-skills training, marraige preparation and financial literacy for adults and youth.

City Mission
Phone: 313-541-3531
Provides tutoring and a religious foundation for disadvantaged inner-city youths in Metro Detroit.

Parents Reaching Out To Parents Tuesdays at 7 p.m.
Riverpointe Christian Church
24200 Meridian
Grosse Ile MI
Phone: 734-671-1420
A free support group that provides tools, strategies and tips to help parents in the raising of their children.

FOR MULTI-RACIAL FAMILIES

Society for Interracial Families
PO Box 1182
Birmingham MI 48012


U of M's Mixed Initiative
Ann Arbor MI
Email: bgeers@umich.edu

Multi-racial group of U of M
122 Undergraduate Library
Ann Arbor MI 48109-1185
Phone: 313-763-5084 OR 313-564-4479

SPECIAL CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

The YWCA of Western Wayne County is accepting registration for the Head Start and Michigan School Readiness program. These free preschool programs are open to children ages 2 1/2 to 5 years. Parents have a choice of home-based or center-based programs. The programs are offered at many locations. Thousands of children each year participate in the programs that offer skills and socialization needed for educational growth. For more information on these programs or to enroll your child, call 1-313-561-4110

In Michigan, many Head Start programs for preschool children help fathers with parenting skills. Also links to community resources for Michigan dads can be found at www.partnershipfordads.org

SPECIAL PARENTING PROGRAMS

Birmingham Bloomfield Families In Action
Website: www.bbfaprevention.org
Families in Action is a 26-year old nonprofit with about 200 member families in the Birmingham and Bloomfield areas. During the school year, it hosts free parenting workshops that support healthy
families free of substance abuse.


Divorce Dialogues
The Women's Center of Southeast Michigan Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m.
2425 W. Stadium Blvd.
Ann Arbor, MI
Phone: 734-973-6779
Website: http://www.womenscentersemi.org/main...rvices/divorce
$10 per class, or $60 for the whole session (seven classes)

PARENT EDUCATION CLASSES JUST UPDATED 12/19/2011
CARE of S.E.Michigan
Macomb County
Phone: 586-451-0033
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!

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
If you are a Native American Indian anywhere in Wayne County, contact the agency below:
North American Indian Association
22720 Plymouth Road
Detroit MI 48239
Phone: 313-535-2966 Sharon

Oakland Family Services
Phone: 248-858-7766 ext. 209
"Are You A Dynamic Dad?" for parenting a child with delays or disabilities. Father friendly scheduling at convenient locations. Free Lekotek program with toy lending library. For those who live in Oakland County.

More Resources can be found by clicking on this star!

INTERNET RESOURCES
Michigan Dads Yahoo Group Motor City Moms
groups.yahoo.com/group/MichiganDads www.MOTORCITYMOMS.COM

MichDads Yahoo Group
groups.yahoo.com/group/michdads

DADS of Michigan Homepage
http://www.dadsofmichigan.org

Michigan Million Dads March Yahool Group
groups.yahoo.com/group/MichiganMillionDadsMarchNetwork

Fathers Rights Coalition Yahoo Group
groups.yahoo.com/group/FRC

Monroe County Parent
www.monroeparent.com

CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY
Child Advocacy Network of Monroe County
Phone: 734-240-1760

Washtenaw Child Advocacy Center
555 Towner
Ypsilanti MI 48197
Phone: 734-544-2909

Citizens Alliance to Uphold Special Education (CAUSE)
Phone: 800-221-9105
Website: www.causeonline.org

Parent Advocacy Coalition for Education & Rights
Phone: 952-838-9000
Website: www.pacer.org

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
Phone: 888-232-7733
Website: www.cec.sped.org/ERIC

Clearinghouse on Disabilities & Gifted Education
Phone: 800-328-0272
Website: http://ericec.org

Great Lakes Area Regional Resource Center (GLARRC)
Phone: 614-447-0844
Website: http://www.ideapractices.org Practices: 877-232-4332
http://www.glarrc.org/index.cfmIDEA '97
http://www.ed.gov/offices/OSERS/IDEA/IDEA

State of Michigan Office of Special Education & Early Intervention Services (OSE/EIS)
Phone: 888-320-8384 from 8 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Website: http://www.mde.state.mi.us/off/sped/index.html

Children's Justice & Education
104 Lothrop
Detroit MI 48202
Phone: 313-874-5820 ext. 2230

Parent Support & Advocacy Program
29240 Buckingham #10
Livonia MI
Phone: 734-266-9300
For parents of children with developmental disabilities.

Community Program & Services
Phone: 734-728-4201
Educational training's, counseling, for children & adults with disabilities. 24 hour shelter program
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