Kalamazoo County

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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: 


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 for more resources.

Small Early On LogoLocal Early On Coordinator



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



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:

Michigan Association for Child Care Providers:

Michigan Community Coordinated Child Care Network (4C):


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


The Alcott Center for Cognitive Enhancement, LLC provides research-based intervention methods including Lindamood-Bell learning processes, PACE/Master the Code, and auditory intervention. Areas of focus include: Learning disabilities, (C)APD, Dyslexia, AD/HD, Sensory Integration Dysfunction, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Speech and Language problems and other developmental delays and disorders. We provide a FREE program screening and a complimentary consultation to review test results and treatment recommendations. Programs are custom-designed to meet the individual needs of each child.


Autism Society of Kalamazoo/Battle Creek
Croyden Avenue School
4606 Croyden Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49006


The Kalamazoo Promise: College Tuition for All Grads - In a move with the potential to transform Kalamazoo Public Schools and the entire Kalamazoo area, KPS Superintendent Janice Brown on Thursday announced a program to provide four-year, full-tuition scholarships to KPS graduates to any public college or university in Michigan, beginning with the Class of 2006.


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


Parent To Parent of SW MI
406 E. Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
269-345-8950 Phone
269-345-5363 Fax


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.


Kalamazoo County HSD Head Start/Preprimary

Services: head start, preschool, early head start

3299 Gull Road

Nazareth Campus

Kalamazoo, MI  49001

Phone:  616-373-5006  


Gryphon Place
1104 South Westnedge
Kalamazoo, Mi. 49008
Phone: (269) 381-1510
Fax: (269) 381-0935
Gryphon Place operates a regional and state-wide call center for several toll-free help lines and offers dispute resolution services. They also serve as the regional 2-1-1 call center which, until the 2-1-1 number becomes operational in the Kalamazoo area, can be accessed through their Help-Line: (269) 381-4357.



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