Region 4

Serving Western Michigan

Bethany Christian Services

901 Eastern Ave NE

Grand Rapids, MI 49501

(616) 224-7565

[email protected]

Serving the following counties:

Allegan, Berrien, Cass, Kent, Muskegon, Ottawa, Van Buren

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Biggby Coffee

23944 Red Arrow Hwy

Mattawan, MI 49065

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Adoptive Parents' Coffee & Conversation at Biggby Coffee

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, 02/07/2023
Join PARC for a time to interact with other adoptive parents. Join us at 10:00 am. Please RSVP by emailing [email protected]any.org.

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Pizza Ranch

1848 E Sherman Blvd

Muskegon, MI 49444

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Adoptive Parents' Luncheon at Pizza Ranch

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM, 02/09/2023
Join PARC for lunch at 11:30 am. Please RSVP by emailing [email protected]

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Salvino's

700 W Superior St

Wayland, MI 49348

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Adoptive Parents' Luncheon at Salvino's

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM, 02/13/2023
Join PARC for lunch at 11:30 am. Please RSVP by emailing [email protected]

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Panera Bread

3260 Niles Rd, Suite A

St Joseph, MI 49085

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Adoptive Parents' Luncheon at Panera Bread

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, 02/16/2023
Join PARC for lunch at 12:00 pm. Please RSVP by emailing [email protected]

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Biggby Coffee

208 E State St

Cassopolis, MI 49031

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Adoptive Parents' Coffee & Conversation at Biggby Coffee

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, 02/21/2023
Join PARC for coffee at 10:00 am. Please RSVP to [email protected]

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Starbucks

590 E 16th St

Holland, MI 49423

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Adoptive Parents' Coffee & Conversation at Starbucks

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, 02/22/2023
Join PARC for coffee and a time of conversations with other adoptive parents. Please RSVP by emailing [email protected]

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Gravity Taphouse Grille

3210 Deposit Dr NE

Grand Rapids, MI 49546

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Adoptive Moms' Night Out at Gravity Taphouse Grille

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM, 02/27/2023
Adoptive moms, join PARC and other adoptive moms for dinner at 6:30 pm. Please RSVP by emailing [email protected]
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    Statewide

  • AdoptUSKids

    Support for parents who adopt from foster care - subsidies, services, and training are available to help you during the adoption process and throughout your family’s journey.
  • A Family For Every Child

    Post adoption resources like adoption assistance, college scholarships, employee benefit programs, federal adoption tax credit.
  • North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC)

    Through advocacy, adoption support, leadership development, and education, NACAC works to ensure all children in foster care have permanent, loving families and adoptive families have the support they need.
  • Michigan 2-1-1

    Michigan 2-1-1 connects families with help of all kinds, right in the community - help with food, housing, paying bills, support in a family crisis or community disaster, just to name a few.
  • Resiliency Center for Families and Children

    Located at Western Michigan University 1000 Oakland Dr Kalamazoo, MI 49008 (269) 387-7000 Serving children who have experienced trauma or been abused or neglected, children with disruptive behaviors or dysregulation, children with mental health disorders, anxiety or depression.
  • Michigan Special Education Law

    The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is the federal civil rights law that ensures eligible children with disabilities receive a free appropriate public education (FAPE) in the least restrictive environment (LRE). Each state must follow the IDEA, and may also create additional laws and rules. In Michigan, those rules are the Michigan Administrative Rules for Special Education (MARSE).
  • Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

    The IDEA is a federal civil rights law to protect the rights of children with disabilities who meet requirements for special education services and the rights of their parents.
  • Michigan Department of Education Procedural Safeguards Notice

    The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the Federal law concerning the education of students with disabilities, requires schools to provide parents of a child with a disability with a notice containing a full explanation of the procedural safeguards available under the IDEA and U.S. Department of Education regulations.
  • Michigan Association of Foster, Adoptive, and Kinship Families (MAFAK)

    PO Box 746 Mt. Clemens, MI 48046-0746 Contacts: Alma Schmidt (586) 469-4333 or Mary Wood (989) 733-4527
  • Tuition Incentive Program

    Call 1-888-4GRANTS for eligibility requirements.
  • Building Michigan's Trauma-Informed System for Children and their Families

    You will find information about trauma & toxic stress, the impact on health and development and ways to lessen negative outcomes - information from national and state experts that are working to build trauma-informed systems of care for children and their families in Michigan.
  • The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

    Improves access to care, treatment, and services for traumatized children.
  • Michigan Serious Emotional Disturbances Waiver (SED)

    Provides services that are enhancements or additions to Medicaid State Plan coverage for children through age 20 with serious emotional disturbances.
  • Michigan Education and Training Voucher

    (877) 660-METV The ETV program allows the state to provide up to $4,000 per year to a student in an accredited post-secondary program.
  • Michigan Children’s Special Health Care Services

    (800) 359-3722 CSHCS strives to enable individuals with special health care needs to have improved health outcomes and an enhanced quality of life through the appropriate use of the CSHCS system of care.
  • Michigan Adoption and Guardianship Assistance Office

    (517) 335-7801 Adoption and guardianship assistance.
  • Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health

    13101 Allen Rd Southgate, MI 48195 (734) 785-7705 x7194 MI-AIMH works across Michigan to promote good infant mental health.
  • BRAINS

    Behavioral Resources and Institute for Neuropsychological Services 3292 North Evergreen Dr NE Grand Rapids, MI 49525 (616) 365-8920 Counseling, psychological testing, therapy.
  • Michigan Family to Family Health Information Center

    2436 Woodlake Circle Okemos, MI 48864 (517) 324-7396 Resources, information and education for children and youth with special health care needs, the families who love them and the professionals who support them.
  • Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption

    Adoption resources.
  • Child Welfare Information Gateway

    Adoption resources.
  • Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE)

    (800) 589-6273 Statewide information and referral service for families interested in adopting children from foster care.
  • Adoptive Families Magazine

    Resource and community for adoption parenting.
  • EMK Press

    Adoption books and resources.
  • Michigan Alliance for Families (Special Education Resources)

    (800) 552-4821 Provide information, support, and education for families who have children who receive (or may be eligible to receive) special education services.
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    Muskegon County

  • Hackley Community Care

    1550 Clinton St Muskegon, MI 49442 (231) 737-1335 Behavioral healthcare, now includes specialized outpatient therapy for trauma.
  • Kid's Belong

    (616) 510-7051 Resource for adoptive and foster families. Coordinate a weekly support group for adoptive and foster families.
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    Allegan County

  • Mosaic

    340 104th Ave Holland, MI 49423 (616) 403-1687 Resource for adoptive, foster, and kinship families. Support groups, clothing and book co-op, movie nights, resource lending library, mentoring, wrap around support, moms nights out, dads nights out, book clubs, and trainings.
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    Ottawa County

  • Mosaic

    340 104th Ave Holland, MI 49423 (616) 403-1687 Resource for adoptive, foster, and kinship families. Support groups, clothing and book co-op, movie nights, resource lending library, mentoring, wrap around support, moms nights out, dads nights out, book clubs, and trainings.
  • Department of Public Health Local Resources

    Medical care, education & counseling, suicide prevention, substance abuse, food, dental, health care coverage, prescriptions, medication disposal, vision service, hospital bills.
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    Van Buren County

  • Children's Mobile Crisis Line

    (269) 657-5574 24-hour crisis response team for if your child is experiencing an emotional or mental health crisis.
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    Cass County

  • Children's Mobile Crisis Line

    (800) 323-0335 (toll-free) 24-hour crisis response team for if your child is experiencing an emotional or mental health crisis.
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    Berrien County

  • Children's Mobile Crisis Line

    (269) 445-2451 24-hour crisis response team for if your child is experiencing an emotional or mental health crisis.
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    Muskegon County

  • Children's Mobile Crisis Line

    (231) 720-3200 or (231) 722-HELP (during non-business hours) 24-hour crisis response team for if your child is experiencing an emotional or mental health crisis.
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    Kent County

  • Children's Mobile Crisis Line

    (616) 333-1000 24-hour crisis response team for if your child is experiencing an emotional or mental health crisis.
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    Ottawa County

  • Children's Mobile Crisis Line

    (866) 512-4357 (toll-free) 24-hour crisis response team for if your child is experiencing an emotional or mental health crisis.
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    Allegan County

  • Children's Mobile Crisis Line

    (269) 673-0202 or (888) 354-0596 (toll-free) 24-hour crisis response team for if your child is experiencing an emotional or mental health crisis.
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    Kent County

  • DHHS

    121 Franklin SE, Ste 200 Grand Rapids, MI 49507 (616) 248-1000 Food, childcare, healthcare, and emergency relief.
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    Allegan County

  • DHHS

    3255 122nd Ave Ste 300 Allegan, MI 49010 (269) 673-7700 Food, childcare, healthcare, and emergency relief.
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    Van Buren County

  • DHHS

    57150 CR 681 Hartford, MI 49057 (269) 621-2800 Food, childcare, healthcare, and emergency relief.
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    Ottawa County

  • DHHS

    12185 James St, Ste 200 Holland, MI 49424 (616) 394-7200 Food, childcare, healthcare, and emergency relief.
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    Muskegon County

  • DHHS

    2700 Baker St, PO Box 4290 Muskegon Heights, MI 49444 (231) 733-3700 Food, childcare, healthcare, and emergency relief.
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    Cass County

  • DHHS

    325 M-62 Cassopolis, MI 49031 (269) 445-0200 Food, childcare, healthcare, and emergency relief.
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    Berrien County

  • DHHS

    401 8th St, PO Box 1407 Benton Harbor, MI 49023 (269) 934-2000 Food, childcare, healthcare, and emergency relief.
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    Kent County

  • Community Mental Health (Network 180)

    790 Fuller Ave NE Grand Rapids, MI 49503 (616) 336-3909 or (800) 749-7720 (24hr line) Behavioral healthcare.
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    Van Buren County

  • Community Mental Health

    Multiple locations. See website for location closest to you. (269) 657-5574 or (269) 637-5297 (800) 922-1418 (24 hr hotline) Behavioral healthcare.
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    Ottawa County

  • Community Mental Health

    12265 James St Holland, MI 49424 (616) 842-HELP (4357) 24hr Line Grand Haven (616) 396-HELP (4357) 24hr Line Holland (866) 512-HELP (4357) 24hr Line All Other Areas Behavioral healthcare.
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    Muskegon County

  • Community Mental Health (HealthWest)

    376 E Apple Ave Muskegon, MI 49442 (231) 724-1111 (24hr line) Behavioral healthcare.
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    Berrien County

  • Community Mental Health (Riverwood Center)

    1485 M139 Benton Harbor, MI 49022 (269) 925-0585 (24hr line) Behavioral health.
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    Allegan County

  • Community Mental Health

    3285 122nd Ave Allegan, MI 49010 (888) 354-0596 or (269) 673-0202 (24hr line) Services provided to people with mental illness, a developmental disability, and their families.
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    Cass County

  • Community Mental Health (Woodlands Behavioral Healthcare Network)

    960 M-60 East Cassopolis, MI 49031 Access/Intake: (269) 445-2451 24 Hour Crisis Hotline: (800) 323-0335 Behavioral healthcare.