Parent Community Resources

Central Michigan 211

United Way-Central Michigan 211 links individuals with health and human service information. We can link you to counseling, disaster services, shelter, food, rent/mortgage assistance, health care, youth programs, senior citizens programs, utility assistance, substance abuse services, volunteer information, literacy and language services, domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, tax assistance, places to donate goods, services for those with disabilities, personal, and household needs. Dial 211 or 566-561-2500 for cell or pay phone users.

Barry-Eaton District Health Department

Immunizations, Children's Special Health Care Services, Family Planning Clinic, WIC, discount prescription plan, primary care clinic, and other health related services. Call 517.543.2430 or 517.485.7110 for more information. 

bridges 4 kids

A non-profit parent organization providing a comprehensive system of information and referral for parents and professionals working with children from birth through transition to adult life. Bridges4Kids also supports non-profits that share our mission with web design, data collection, telephone referral services, and technical assistance.  

Head Start

Comprehensive, free preschool program for low income, including bilingual, or handicapped children 3-5 years old. Parent education and support available. Transportation usually provided. Call 800-585-9997 for more information. 

Community Mental Health

Services include individual or family counseling and home-based services for families with infants, toddlers, and/or preschoolers experiencing social, emotional, or behavioral distress. Home-based services and counseling also available. Call 517.346.8318 or 888.800.1559 for more information. 

Department of Human Services

Financial support for children whose families meet eligibility guidelines for TANF (formerly AFDC). Emergency Needs Program, Food Stamps, Medicaid, and other financial and social services needs. Call 517.543.0860 for more information. 

Building Strong Families

Building Strong Families is a personal activity-centered parenting education program for families with children birth to five years of age. Call 517.543.2310 or 517.372.5594 for more information. 

Office for Young Children

A regional child care and referral agency which assists parents in finding day care providers, preschool or school-age programs, and provides information on financial assistance for parents using child care. Call 517.887.4319 or 800.234.6966 for more information.