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Family and Parenting Services

Ann Arbor Community Center

Influenced by a rich African American heritage, the center focuses on youth, adults and families. Programs and services promote self-reliance, social and economic well-being, diversity, and community involvement. Check website for classes and events. ywhiten@aacc1923.org, annarbor-communitycenter.org S, V

625 N. Main [map]
(734) 662-3128


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washtenaw County

Matches an adult volunteer with a child age 6-13 who needs stability and companionship. info@bbbswashtenaw.org, bbbswashtenaw.org V

2890 Carpenter, suite 600 [map]
(734) 975-0933


Bryant Community Center (Community Action Network)

Free toy library, WIC information, and summer hot lunch and dinner program for children who are income eligible (registration required; call for information). dmiller@canannarbor.org, canannarbor.org

3 W. Eden [map]
(734) 477-0292


Child Care Network (the Southeast Great Start to Quality Resource Center)

Training for child care providers; child care scholarships; and assistance with child care referrals using the greatstartconnect.org website. Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. info@childcarenetwork.org, childcarenetwork.org, greatstartconnect.org

2385 S. Huron Pkwy [map]
(734) 975-1840, (800) 777-2861


Community Action Network

Programs, services, advocacy, and community building for the Northside and Bryant community centers, and for children and families at the Hikone and Green Baxter public housing complexes. canannarbor@gmail.com, canannarbor.org V

P.O. Box 130076, AA 48113
(734) 994-2985


Early On Program (Washtenaw Intermediate School District)

Services for children from birth-3 years who have a developmental delay or diagnosed disability. Free developmental assessment. 1800earlyon.org

1819 S. Wagner [map]
(734) 994-8100 ext. 2178


Education Project for Homeless Youth

Helps students in temporary living situations enroll, regularly attend, and succeed in school. Educational support, outreach and advocacy, school supplies, transportation coordination, food and clothing, limited credit recovery assistance, and referrals for health insurance and basic needs. kduff@wash.k12.mi.us, wash.k12.mi.us/instruction/ephy.php

1819 S. Wagner. Mailing address: P.O. Box 1406, AA 48106 [map]
(734) 994-8100, ext. 1518


Family Assessment Clinic (FAC) (Catholic Social Services)

Multidisciplinary program, comprised of faculty, staff and graduate students in U-M schools of Psychology, Social Work, Law and Medicine, provides child-centered, family focused, culturally responsive assessment and treatment of children and families who have experienced physical abuse, sexual abuse and/or neglect. Most insurances accepted. Sliding scale fee available. csswashtenaw.org (click on counseling). U

4925 Packard [map]
(734) 926-4650


Family Learning Institute

Free one-on-one help in reading, writing, math, and other subjects to 2nd-6th grade students in Washtenaw County from families with low incomes. info@familylearninginstitute.org, familylearninginstitute.org

1954 South Industrial, Suite D [map]
(734) 995-6816


Father Patrick Jackson House Program (Catholic Social Services)

Nondenominational program offers transitional housing for teens who are pregnant or have 1 child newborn-age 5. While in school or working, residents get help with parenting and independent living skills. csswashtenaw.org (click on pregnancy and adoption) U, V

1014 S. Main [map]
(734) 761-1440


Grandparents as Parents Support Group (Catholic Social Services)

For grandparents and other relatives raising grandchildren or other relative children. Family outings include sporting events, plays, and picnics. Meets 3rd Wed. 6-8 p.m. (offers child care, hosts speakers) at the SJMHS Senior Health Building, 5361 McAuley, and 1st Mondays 10 a.m-noon at the Ypsilanti Senior Center, 1015 North Congress, Ypsilanti. Call to confirm time and location. All services free. csswashtenaw.org (click on seniors) U

5361 McAuley, Towsley Health Bldg., St. Joseph Mercy Hospital campus, [map]
(734) 712-3774


Healthy Families Program (Catholic Social Services)

Parents receive home-based support and education services from pregnancy until child reaches age 5. csswashtenaw.org (click on parenting and families) U

4925 Packard [map]
(734) 971-9781 ext. 331


MSU Extension Family and Consumer Science Program

Information on human development, parenting and financial education, financial management counseling, and consumer education. U

705 N. Zeeb [map]
(734) 997-1678


Parents' Night Out (POWER Inc.)

Ongoing parent education and support service that helps parents to navigate the challenges associated with raising children; children's enrichment programming available. powerclf.org V, U

103 Arnet, Ypsilanti 48198 [map]
(734) 961-1990


Peace Neighborhood Center

Educational and recreational programs for youth, including after-school clubs, homework help, counseling, and enrichment activities. College/career prep club and summer day camp. info@peaceneighborhoodcenter.org, peaceneighborhoodcenter.org U, V

1111 N. Maple [map]
(734) 662-3564


SOS Community Services (Children's Services)

After-school programs, summer enrichment activities, and parenting/play group for homeless children participating in SOS and other shelter programs. info@soscs.org, soscs.org U, V


(734) 485-8730


Strong Military Families

Ten-week parenting skills program for service members, their spouses or partners, and their children from one to six years old. Participants support each other as they learn skills to navigate the challenges they face during and after deployment. m-spanprograms@umich.edu, m-span.org

2025 Traverwood, Suite C [map]


University Center for the Child and the Family (U-M)

Counseling, therapy, and mental health services for children, adolescents, and families. Services from psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, speech-language pathologists include counseling in divorce and separation; parenting; Autism Spectrum Disorder; ADHD/Learning Disabilities; grief and loss; and anxiety and depression. Open to the public and accepts referrals. umuccf@umich.edu, uccf.umich.edu

500 E. Washington, Suite 100 [map]
(734) 764-9466


University Center for the Development of Language and Literacy (UCLL)

Speech-language evaluations and therapy services for children, teens, and young adults with language and language-related disorders, including dyslexia. Language and Literacy Services (LLS) programs specialize in the development of oral language skills for literacy acquisition and social skills development. Tailored programs help to ensure that each client receives the individualized assistance he or she needs to succeed. Services for adults whose speech, language, reading, writing, and memory skills have been impaired as a result of a stroke or other brain injury. University of Michigan Aphasia Program (UMAP) provides intensive speech-language therapy for adults with aphasia. ucll@umich.edu, languageexperts.org, aphasiahelp.com

1111 E. Catherine [map]
(734) 764-8440


Washtenaw Area Council for Children

Prevents child abuse and neglect through educational services for children, parents, youth-serving professionals, and the public. Parent programs on safe sleeping environments for infants, cyber safety, and child sexual abuse awareness. Children's programs teach cyber safety, cyberbullying and bullying prevention, and about appropriate touch. Luncheon lecture series and conference on family issues. info@washtenawchildren.org, washtenawchildren.org V

3075 W. Clark, Suite 110 [map]
(734) 434-4215


Washtenaw Camp Placement Association

Provides "camperships" (expense-paid summer resident camp and supporting services) for economically disadvantaged Washtenaw county youth, grades 4-11. Applications at website or through area schools and human service agencies. campplacement@sbcglobal.net, washtenawcampplacement.org V

3135 S. State, Suite 350D [map]
(734) 971-4537


Washtenaw Child Advocacy Center (Catholic Social Services)

The Michigan Department of Human Services, Washtenaw County Prosecutor's office, local law enforcement agencies, mental health and medical professionals, and victims' advocates work together to conduct forensic interviews and make team decisions about the investigation, treatment, and prosecution of child sexual abuse cases. Counseling and prevention education for parents. csswashtenaw.org (click on parenting & families) U

555 Towner, Ypsilanti [map]
(734) 544-2925