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Community Organizations and Resources

Adoptive Family Support Network --Supports adoptive families

Bethany Christian Services -- Adoption and Family Services

Catholic Social Services -- Catholic Charities of West Michigan works with families across West Michigan, regardless of background or religion, providing services in behavioral health, social support, family preservation, and child welfare.

Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative -- Community support in targeted neighborhoods to increase accessibility of early childhood resources.

Family Futures -- Family Futures, formerly The Child & Family Resource Council, provides a variety of innovative, family-centered programs and services in their community education efforts.

First Steps -- An organization that strengthens and coordinates early childhood services in Kent County.

Grand Rapids Dads -- This is a group for dads in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area.

Grand Rapids Mothers of Twins -- Aids women and family members who have or are expecting multiples in the Greater Grand Rapids, Michigan area.

Great Start Collaborative -- A group of local professionals and parents working together to help ensure all children have a great start in life.

Family Outreach Center -- Provides mental health and family support services to segments of the population who traditionally represent the under served in the human services community.

Kent Regional 4C -- A non-profit agency, the Kent Regional Community Coordinated Child Care (4C) "connects parents and employers to child care providers and services" while promoting and supporting quality child care.

MomsBloom -- Providing practical help and emotional support during times of transition for growing families.

MOMS Club of Grand Rapids - North -- Group of mainly stay-at-home mothers from North Grand Rapids, Michigan. As a club, we offer lots of activities geared towards moms and children.

Planned Parenthood of West and Northern Michigan -- A nonprofit agency and the largest provider of reproductive health and education services in the region.

Web Resources

Autism Literacy -- Literary book recommendationsand service to parents and teachers for children with autism.

The Children's Partnership -- A nonprofit child advocacy organization that provides all children with the resources they need to grow up healthy and to lead productive lives.

Driving Safety for Teens -- Links to information for parents of teenage drivers.

Early On Michigan -- "Early intervention services for infants and toddlers, birth to three years of age, with disabilities or delays, and their families." Funded through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Brochures available in English, Spanish, and Arabic.

Helen DeVos Children's Hospital -- List of and further information to kids' Health Problems.

Michigan Department of Education

MOMS Club International -- Support group for mothers who choose to stay at home to raise their children.

MOPS Mothers of Pre-schoolers -- Support for mothers of children from infancy to age five.

Mothers & More -- A non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of mothers through support, education and advocacy.

Parents Anonymous -- Support for parents who are worried they may abuse or neglect their children.

Zero to Three -- A national non-profit organization that provides parents, professionals and policy makers the knowledge and know-how to nurture early development.

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