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    Childcare

    Central Daycare Center Pre-School & Childcare

    4100 Barnes Rd. TC (231) 947-6131

    GT Bay YMCA Early Childhood Education Center

    The YMCA is nationally recognized as a leader in child care. Our Character Development reminds kids that Respect, Responsibility, Honesty, and Caring are vital to everyone's well-being. Call the Child Care Center at 421-3568 for a personal tour of our new Child Care Center and to discuss longer term child care options. Scholarships are available. We also various other care options for your children like: · School’s Out Fun Club · Christmas Camp · Spring Break Camp · Snow Days While you are working out take advantage of our Child Watch facility located upstairs in our Main Facility.

    Stepping Stones Children’s Center

    6447 Reynolds Rd, Lake Ann, MI (231) 275-0462

    Community Outreach Opportunities

    Father Fred Foundation

    The Father Fred Foundation is a non-denominational charity providing food, clothing, household goods, financial assistance and HOPE to thousands of families and individuals in crisis living in the five-county Grand Traverse region. Its work is carried out by the efforts of a small staff and 160 volunteers. Funding is entirely dependent on the generosity and creative support of the local community.

    Holy Cross Children's Services

    A complete Integrated Network of Services is absolutely necessary to ensure that youth and families receive the therapies required for them to be successful. Youth referred to Holy Cross Children's Services have access to the broad range of services from Secure Residential to Community Based Foster Care. This Intergrated Network of Services is aimed at intervening with youth and families in an effort to shorten residential stays and return youth back to the family preventing execessive out-of-home placement. If HCCS is unable to meet the therapeutic needs of the clients, we will partner with outside agencies that can assist with continuing therapies to ensure positive outcomes.

    Traverse Bay Great Start Collaborative

    "We believe increasing our community's level of commitment to our children is paramount to the economic future of our region. Improving early childhood is not the work of any one individual, organization or municipality but demands an urgent sense of responsibility, attention, and the combined efforts of us all."

    United Way

    Connecting volunteers of any age with opportunities to serve the community.

    Financial and Medical Support

    W.I.C.

    WIC (Women, Infants & Children) is a special food and nutrition program that promotes good health and nutrition for pregnant & postpartum women, infants and children under 5 years of age that meet specific income requirements.

    Help and Emergency Resources

    Bethany Christian Services

    Free pregnancy counseling services.

    Catholic Human Services

    Providing mental health, substance abuse, prevention, pregnancy counseling, open adoption, social services and senior services. Working in partnership with local, county, and state agencies to offer a wide range of services.

    1000 Hastings Traverse City MI (231)947-8110

    Father Fred Foundation

    The Father Fred Foundation is a non-denominational charity providing food, clothing, household goods, financial assistance and HOPE to thousands of families and individuals in crisis living in the five-county Grand Traverse region. Its work is carried out by the efforts of a small staff and 160 volunteers. Funding is entirely dependent on the generosity and creative support of the local community.

    GoodWill Inn of Traverse City

    "Goodwill is a 501(c)3 non profit organization who strives to develop programs and services that improve people's lives by fostering self-sufficiency, a hand up, not a hand out. Today, Goodwill offers a comprehensive and unique package of vocational, housing, transportation, nutritional, family strengthening and retail services designed to serve the whole person; the whole family. Goodwill's goal is to assist individuals and families overcome barriers to employment and independence."

    2279 South Airport Road West Traverse City

    Northern Lakes Community Mental Health

    Promoting the behavioral health of our individuals, families, and communities through programs that promote recovery, build resilience, create opportunity, and improve quality of life.

    24-Hour Crisis Line: (800) 442-7315 TDD-TTY or (231) 922-4850

    Pine Rest of Traverse City

    Offering workshops and classes, as well as treatment services for mental health needs, addiction treatment, disabled persons and more. Comprehensive information available on their website.

    Toll Free: (800)678-5500

    Safe Kids North Shore

    Monthly car seat safety inspections.

    United Way

    The United Way organizes local volunteers, resources and community support for a wide range of causes.

    Women's Resource Center

    Providing education, support, counseling, housing and advocacy - through community collaboration - to end domestic and sexual violence and promote an equitable, safe environment.

    720 S Elmwood, Ste 2 Traverse City MI (231)941-1210

    Parenting Classes

    MSU Extension

    Parenting workshops and classes.

    520 West Front Street Traverse City MI (231)922-4824

    Play Groups

    The Mom and Pop Club

    Playgroups, networking, support from local moms.

    Way To Grow

    Way to Grow is a school-based program for all families with children between birth and five years of age in Grand Traverse County. Recognizing that school readiness begins at birth, Way to Grow offers a variety of resources to families cost free, including home visits, playgroups, parenting information, early childhood experiences, preschool information, and developmental screenings.

    TCAPS' Early Childhood Hotline at (231) 933-1712

    Pregnancy and Birth Support

    Bethany Christian Services of Traverse City

    Bethany Christian Services is a global non-profit organization serving orphaned, abandoned, and vulnerable children on five continents. As the largest adoption agency in the U.S. and a prominent leader in social services worldwide, we strive toward a world where every child has a loving family.

    HypnoBirthing

    The HypnoBirthing childbirth method is as much a philosophy of birth as it is a technique for creating a satisfying, calm, and comfortable birthing experience. When a woman is properly prepared for birth, when mind and body are in harmony, nature is free to function in the same well-designed manner it does with all other creatures. HypnoBirthing is a childbirth education series taught in 5~2 1/2 hour sessions.

    Joyful Birth Doula Services

    Postpartum doula support offering emotional and physical assistance to the mother and family as they adjust to life with their tiny new addition. This support comes in various ways such as: providing resources of information, light house keeping, meal planning, baby care and general emotional support.

    Support Groups

    Attachment Parenting International of Traverse City

    API promotes parenting practices that create strong, healthy emotional bonds between children and their parents. For life. So they can take those bonds with them into their adult lives and share them with their children. And their children can do the same. A life cycle of compassion and connection.

    Autism Awareness

    Autism Resource Network Parent Meetings.

    Bayside Babywearers

    Bayside Babywearers is a local group committed to educating the public and other parents about the benefits of babywearing.

    La Leche League

    Breastfeeding support, resources and information.

    Meetings at Munson Hospital and Faith Reformed Church. Contact information available on their website.

    Therapy

    The Children's Therapy Corner

    Services and programs currently offered in Traverse City include speech-language, physical, occupational therapeutic evaluations and individual therapies, an early intervention program for young children with autism spectrum disorders called the P.L.A.Y. Project, group programming for children and parent enrichment classes. Soon the team in Traverse City is expected to expand with music therapy.

    808 S. Garfield Ave Suite A Traverse City MI (231)929-2354


“Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children”
- Sitting Bull