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How to volunteer to help a child - click here.

 

Statewide Resources - click here.

 
 National Centers for Independent Living - Map of U.S. leads to a listing of Centers for Independent Living by state.
 
Job Opportunities - click here.
 
Find K-12 Info - click here.
 
Introduction to The Children with Special Needs Fund - click here.

 

Learn about the R.E.A.D.Y Program

Click on the logo to learn about Michigan's R.E.A.D.Y. (Read, Educate, and Develop Youth) Program.

  

The Early Hearing Detection and Intervention program EHDI has assessment sites all over the state of Michigan. Click here (PDF) to find your local site.
 

Crisis Prevention Institute - click here.

 

Reading & Literacy Help for Children - click here.

 

Find the Family Literacy Program in your County - click here.

 

Find more Michigan information - click here.

 
Homework Help & Resources -
click here.

 

Reading & Literacy Help for Adults - click here.

 

Find your local WIC office for information on nutrition and health support for women, infants, and children - click here.

  

Local Public Health Department Locator

 

Office of Special Education & Early Intervention Services (OSE-EIS)

 

Advocacy Organizations for Children with Disabilities - click here.


Find a support group to meet your specific needs - click here.

 

For the substance abuse treatment facility nearest you, click here.

 
For the mental health treatment center nearest you, click here.

 

Covering Kids & Families works to reduce the number of uninsured children and adults who are eligible for public health care coverage programs but not enrolled. To find low-cost and free health care for children call 1-877-KIDS-NOW.

 

Are You Eligible?  State Benefit Programs and Federal Benefit Programs
  

Parents as Teachers (PAT) is an international early childhood parent education and family support program serving families throughout pregnancy until their child enters kindergarten.

    
Find a mentor for a child: www.mentormichigan.org 

  

Mental Health Locator

Project Great StartProject Great Start

For more information about Project Great Start, contact your Intermediate School District (ISD). See the listings below for your local ISD or 888 Be A Hero contact or visit http://www.migreatparents.org for more resources.
 

Small Early On LogoLocal Early On Coordinator

Visit http://1800earlyon.org/

 

Early On is a program for children birth to age 3 who have a disability or developmental delay, or a health condition that might lead to a developmental delay.

 

SchoolhouseLocal ISD, RESD, or RESA

 

Intermediate School District (ISD), Regional Educational Service District (RESD) or Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA) - What is an ISD?

  

Project Find ChickLocal Project Find Coordinator

Visit http://www.projectfindmichigan.org

 

Project Find is the "child find" program of Michigan's special education system and helps children with disabilities from birth to age 26 get the services and help they need.  Click here to learn more.

 

Head StartFind your local Head Start

Head Start - Head Start is a national program which provides comprehensive developmental services for America's low-income, pre-school children (ages three to five) and social services for their families. Specific services for children focus on education, socio-emotional development, physical and mental health, and nutrition.

 

Kids SharingFind Childcare in Your Community

 

Association For Child Development: www.acdcacfp.org

 
Michigan Association for Child Care Providers: www.childcareservices.com

 
Michigan Community Coordinated Child Care Network (4C): www.mi4c.org

 

United Way LogoLocal United Way Programs - click here.

United Way funds programs and agencies that support families, children and communities. Find help available in your community through United Way.

 

Michigan Zero to Five Advocacy Network (ZFAN) Contact List - click here.

 

Things to do and places to see with a child

 

Michigan Creative After-School Experiences (MiCASE) - a listing by community of arts agencies, museums, zoos, science centers, orchestras, libraries, nature centers and theaters that offer after-school programming for kids.

 

Things to do and places to see in Michigan: Choose your location to search for attractions, events and more - click here.
 

Places to visit with kids in Michigan - click here.
 
Michigan Zoos and Planetariums by city with links - click here.

 

Find cultural events put on by Michigan humanities and arts organizations, click here.

 

stack of booksResources specific to this county

 

Even Start - Even Start programs help parents improve their reading skills and learn to help their children read and succeed in school.

 

Milestones of Southwest Michigan, Inc.

Provides therapeutic learning opportunities for people with disabilities and their families throughout their lifetime, enabling each individual to achieve the highest level of independence. We offer our therapeutic, recreational and community health programs to residents of Berrien County and surrounding areas. Our programs are flexible in order to meet the changing needs of our community.

Margaret B. Upton Center
2015 Lakeview Avenue
St. Joseph, MI 49085
Phone: 269.983.3981
Fax: 269.983.3982

Web: http://www.milestones-swm.org/index.htm

 

La Leche League of Berrien County
La Leche League provides education, information, support, and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed. All mothers and pregnant women interested in breastfeeding are welcome to come to our free meetings or call our Leaders for breastfeeding help. We also provide health care professionals with continuing education opportunities and access to the latest research on lactation management.
Berrien, MI
Phone: 614-428-4679
Email: Nursingbaby@aol.com
Web: http://www.lalecheleague.org/Web/Michigan.html
Services include: Mother-to-Mother support, Monthly meetings, Telephone help from accredited Leaders, Lending library with books on childbirth, breastfeeding and related subjects.

 

Michigan Disability Resources Database (MDRD) - Find local information on disabilities, education, support groups, organizations, transportation, emergency services, etc., by zip code, address, disability, service, or county.

 

Michigan Assistance and Referral Service (MARS) - This system allows you to find programs offered by the State of Michigan that help families in need with their medical, nutritional, food, day care or other expenses.

 

Information Services of Southwest Michigan: http://swmi.info.communityos.org/    

 

Berrien County ISD's Early Childhood Page can be found at: http://www.remc11.k12.mi.us/echild/

 

Southwestern Michigan CHADD

Collaborative leadership, advocacy, research, education & support.  Support group meetings on Mondays @ 7 p.m.

Phone: 616-429-8939

Email: chadd@andrews.edu

Web: http://www.chaddonline.org/chapters/chadd10M.html

 

Tri-County Head Start

head start, preschool, early head start

775 Hazen

Paw Paw, MI  49079

Phone:  616-657-2581

Email:  tricnty@net-link.org

Web:  http://www.mhsa.ws/

 

 

 

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