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.
Check out the Kids in Common Jackson
Community Calendar at
Places to visit with kids in Michigan -
Michigan Zoos and Planetariums by city with links -
Find cultural events
put on by Michigan humanities and arts organizations,
Resources specific to this county
Children Often Can't Verbalize Their Grief, So Symptoms May be Hard to
Spot - In the world of adults, talking represents the most common
way to deal with grief. But for children, words are sometimes the last
resort. Jennifer Willson, 12, mourned the loss of her grandmother, Barbara
Dixon, by decorating a candle in a tin coffee can and setting it out on
the waters of a serene Michigan lake.
Even Start - Even Start programs help parents improve their reading
skills and learn to help their children read and succeed in school.
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.
Lifeways is the managed care organization
providing community mental health services for Jackson and Hillsdale
For further information, call
1200 N. West Avenue, Jackson MI 49202
Locator Map & Directions
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.
support to mothers who are breast feeding.
parents of children age birth to 3 focusing on growth and development,
playing to learn, behavior and discipline, and goal setting.
517-788-4292 Ext. 1309
& Resource Center (PERC)
support service center for individuals and families of children of all
ages with special needs. Toy and equipment loan closet, resource
files, parent to parent support, advocacy, internet access, info and
Kids in Common
Our mission is "To provide fun and
useful information for parents of children ages 0 to 18 years of age."
Kids in Common serves a "bridge" - connecting families to the resources
available to them in the Jackson, Michigan area. See our online Resource
Playgroups and Support Groups and
Educational Services and Special Events.
Community Action Agency
Services: head start,
early head start, preschool
1214 Greenwood Ave.
P.O. Box 1107
Jackson, MI 49203
Community Respite Center & Joey's
P.O. Box 507
Jackson, MI 49204-0507
Phone: (517) 788-7533
Contact Person: Doug Cunningham
Joey's Junction, a 24-hour center
based respite program, incorporates childcare, latchkey services and
intensive training programs for staff.
Family Service & Children's Aid has touched the lives of thousands of
Michigan families in Jackson and Lenawee Counties through counseling,
community and school based programs, substance abuse treatment, and other
services for children and families.