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

Location Details:

Frederik Meijer Gardens

1000 E Beltline NE

Grand Rapids, MI 49525

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Adoptive Family Fun Event at Meijer Gardens

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM, 05/24/2024
Meet PARC staff near the ticket counter between 10:00 and 10:15 am to receive your tickets. Open to the first 20 people who RSVP. RSVP to [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

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, 05/28/2024
Join PARC for lunch at 12:30 pm. Please RSVP by emailing [email protected].

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Culver's

1180 W Superior St

Wayland, MI 49348

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Adoptive Parents' Luncheon at Culver's

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM, 05/30/2024
Join PARC for lunch at 11:30 am. Please RSVP to [email protected].

Location Details:

Frederik Meijer Gardens

1000 E Beltline NE

Grand Rapids, MI 49525

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Adoptive Family Fun Event at Meijer Gardens

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM, 06/05/2024
Meet PARC staff near the ticket counter between 10:00 and 10:15 am to receive your tickets. Open to the first 20 people who RSVP. RSVP to [email protected].

Location Details:

The Dairy Ranch

1717 142nd Ave

Dorr, MI 49323

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Adoptive Family Ice Cream at The Dairy Ranch

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM, 06/11/2024
Meet PARC at 11:00 am to enjoy a scoop of ice cream on PARC for each member of your immediate family. RSVP by emailing [email protected].

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Hayloft Ice Cream Parlor

45502 M-51

Decatur, MI 49045

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Adoptive Family Lunch/Ice Cream at Hayloft Ice Cream Parlor

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM, 06/12/2024
Join PARC and other adoptive families for lunch and ice cream, arriving between 12:30 and 1:00 pm. A gift card will be given to each family that RSVPs and attends. Please RSVP by emailing [email protected].

Location Details:

Frederik Meijer Gardens

1000 E Beltline NE

Grand Rapids, MI 49525

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Adoptive Family Fun Event at Meijer Gardens

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM, 06/14/2024
Meet PARC staff near the ticket counter between 10:00 and 10:15 am to receive your tickets. Open to the first 20 people who RSVP. RSVP to [email protected].

Location Details:

Captain Sundae Zeeland

537 W Main Ave

Zeeland, MI 49464

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Adoptive Family Ice Cream at Captain Sundae Zeeland

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM, 06/14/2024
Join PARC for ice cream at 11:00 am. Each member of your immediate family will receive a free scoop of ice cream. RSVP by emailing [email protected].

Location Details:

The Whippi Dip

977 E Pontaluna Rd

Norton Shores, MI 49456

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Adoptive Family Ice Cream at The Whippi Dip

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM, 06/21/2024
Bring your immediate family at 11:00 am and each member gets a free scoop of ice cream. Please RSVP by emailing [email protected].

Location Details:

Frederik Meijer Gardens

1000 E Beltline NE

Grand Rapids, MI 49525

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Adoptive Family Fun Event at Meijer Gardens

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM, 06/24/2024
Meet PARC staff near the ticket counter between 10:00 and 10:15 am to receive your tickets. Open to the first 20 people who RSVP. RSVP to [email protected].

Location Details:

Rockford Dam

215 N Main St

Rockford, MI 49341

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Adoptive Moms' Night Out at the Rockford Dam

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM, 06/24/2024
Bring your lawn chair and enjoy dinner together at 6:30 pm. We will order take out from The Toasted Pickle. Please RSVP by emailing [email protected].

Location Details:

The Twirl

220 South Broadway

Cassopolis, MI 49071

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Adoptive Family Lunch at The Twirl

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM, 06/25/2024
Bring your family for lunch and ice cream between 12:30 and 1:00 pm. A gift card will be given to each family that attends. Please RSVP to [email protected].

Location Details:

Salvation Army Kroc Center

2500 Division Ave S

Grand Rapids, MI 49507

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Adoptive Family Outdoor Slip-n-Slide at the Salvation Army Kroc Center

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, 06/26/2024
Bring your swimsuits, sunscreen, towels, and water to drink. Please note, we will only have access to the outside Slip-n-Slide area; we will NOT be able to enter the Kroc Center during the party. Please come directly to the Slip-n-Slide rather than checking in inside the Kroc Center. There are bathrooms nearby for changing into swimsuits. Parking is easiest in the Kroc Center lot off of Alger Street SE. If weather is at all questionable, please check PARC’s Facebook page earlier in the day to see if the event is still on. Please RSVP by emailing [email protected].

Location Details:

WhirlPool Compass Fountain

1160 Broad St

St. Joseph, MI 49085

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Adoptive Family Fun Event at the WhirlPool Compass Fountain

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM, 06/28/2024
Arrive between 11:00 and 11:30 am to meet PARC and other adoptive families. A gift card for lunch will be given to each family who RSVPs and attends. RSVP to [email protected].
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    Statewide

  • Fostering Success Michigan

    Provides resources and inspiration for youth and alumni of foster care.
  • A Family For Every Child

    Post adoption resources like adoption assistance, college scholarships, employee benefit programs, federal adoption tax credit.
  • Adoption Tax Credit

    The adoption tax credit lets families who were in the adoption process claim eligible adoption expenses for each eligible child. Families can apply the credit to international, domestic, private and public foster care adoptions.
  • Adoptive Families Magazine

    Resource and community for adoption parenting.
  • 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.
  • BRAINS

    Behavioral Resources and Institute for Neuropsychological Services 3292 North Evergreen Dr NE Grand Rapids, MI 49525 (616) 365-8920 Counseling, psychological testing, therapy.
  • 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.
  • Child Welfare Information Gateway

    Adoption resources.
  • Children's Advocacy Centers of Michigan

    CACs offer therapy and medical exams, plus courtroom preparation, victim advocacy, case management, and other services for children who have been abused. A steadfast commitment is shared to get children on the path to healing as soon as possible so they can get back to being kids. Find the CAC that supports children in your county.
  • Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption

    Adoption resources.
  • Fostering Forward Michigan

    Michigan's statewide foster, adoptive and kinship parent coalition. Families working together to achieve better outcomes for the children in their care.
  • 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 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.
  • Michigan Adoption and Guardianship Assistance Office FAQs

    (517) 335-7801 Adoption and guardianship assistance.
  • Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE)

    (800) 589-6273 Statewide information and referral service for families interested in adopting children from foster care.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 Education and Training Voucher

    (877) 660-METV The ETV program allows the state to provide up to $5,000 per year to a student in an accredited post-secondary program.
  • 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.
  • 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 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

    Improves access to care, treatment, and services for traumatized children.
  • Tuition Incentive Program

    Call 1-888-4GRANTS for eligibility requirements.
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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.
  • Community Mental Health (OnPoint)

    540 Jenner Dr 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.
  • DHHS

    3255 122nd Ave Ste 300 Allegan, MI 49010 (269) 673-7700 Food, childcare, healthcare, and emergency relief.
  • 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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    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.
  • Community Mental Health (Riverwood Center)

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

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

    325 M-62 Cassopolis, MI 49031 (269) 445-0200 Food, childcare, healthcare, and emergency relief.
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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.
  • Community Mental Health (Network 180)

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

    121 Franklin SE, Ste 200 Grand Rapids, MI 49507 (616) 248-1000 Food, childcare, healthcare, and emergency relief.
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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.
  • Community Mental Health (HealthWest)

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

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

    Multiple locations within Muskegon Baker St, Leahy St, Clinton St, E Apple Ave (231) 724-1335 Behavioral healthcare, including trauma therapy and sensory-based services.
  • Kid's Belong

    (616) 510-7051 Resource for adoptive and foster families. Coordinate a weekly support group for adoptive and foster families.
  • Pathfinders of Muskegon

    2603 Leahy St Muskegon Heights, MI 49444 (231) 830-3221 ext. 2338 Resource for families; promotes educational success in children and youth.
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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • DHHS

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

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