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Resources – Parenting and Family Support

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Child Protective Services (CPS): 887-9450

Ingham County Friend of the Court: 483-6103

Children’s Ombudsman: 800-642-4326

  • Will look over a foster care/CPS case and decide if it was handled appropriately:

School/Day Care:

Happy Time Child Care Center – free school readiness program: 325-6242

Head Start – free preschool, 3-5-year old’s: 482-1504

Family Growth Center – drop off childcare on first come, first serve basis; parenting classes: 484-2610

Office for Young Children – listing of preschool/day care programs: 887-4319

Direct Services:

Black Child and Family Institute – parenting classes: 487-3775

Child Abuse Prevention Services (CAPS)/Child and Family Charities: 882-4000

  • Child abuse prevention programs, parenting classes, youth services

Clinton-Eaton-Ingham Community Mental Health – family guidance services, ADHD parent group, grand parenting support group, parent-infant program: 346-8005

Cristo Rey – parenting classes: 372-4700

Gateway Pediatric Clinic

  • ABA Therapy

Ele’s Place, Center for Grieving Children: 517-482-1315

MSU Extension Services – 1 on 1 consultation/parenting education in the home: 887-4588

Parents Without Partners – activities for single parents and their families: 734-971-0887

Perspectives Therapy Services: 517-993-5474

  • Family groups

Volunteers of America (VOA) New Hope Center – parenting education classes: 484-3697

Other Parenting Resources:

Big brothers/Big Sisters – serves fatherless/motherless youth, 8-13 yr. old’s: 372-0160

Building Strong Families – services for mothers with children three and under: 887-4593

Christian Services – birthday gifts for children: 484-5411

Lansing Area Parent’s Center – info, advocacy, in-home aid for families with special needs: 372-6671 / 324-2887

Maternal-Infant Outreach Program – health care counseling, education, referrals: 887-4400

Parent Help Line: 800-942-4357

Parenting Resource Center: 325-6451

Parenting Anonymous – info about support groups for abusive or potentially abusive situations: 800-482-0747

RAVE – parent child wellness program in Shiawassee county: 877-952-7283

Toughlove – for teens who are “out of control”: 800-333-1069

Women, Infant and Children (WIC): 887-4326

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