Genesee Intermediate School District SKIP to a Great Start (Successful Kids)
Health, Safety & Nutrition Services
2284 S. Ballenger, Ste A
Involved Parents - Parent/Child playgroups for pregnant women and children up to age five, also parenting classes for parents of children birth-18 years old.
Heartbeat of Greater Flint
320 E. Fourth St., Flint
Emergency line: 24 hrs. 1-800-238-4269
Provides services for expectant and new mothers and small children, including free pregnancy testing, maternity clothing, layettes and clothing for infants and toddlers, disposable diapers and baby formula, and a baby furniture loan closet.
P.A.L.S. (Parenting and Life Skills) Mott Children’s Health Center
806 Tuuri Pl., Flint
(810) 767-5750 ext. 5378
Helps young parents ages 13-19 stay in school, get a job, delay another pregnancy, set and reach goals and improve parenting and life skills. Provides support groups, health/mental health screenings, training for “parents as teachers”, care coordination, home visits and referrals for needed services.
Mott Children’s Health Center
806 Tuuri Pl., Flint
Provides a variety of parenting classes and events to help parents raise health children. Classes change seasonally. Visit the web site or call for more information.
F.A.C.E.D. (Faith Access to Community Economic Development)
4119 N. Saginaw St., Flint
Provides services for pregnant women living in Flint and Genesee County, and services for African American mothers with children two years old or younger. MIHAS Advocates provide home visits and give one-to-one support and encouragement. MIHAS advocates can help fill out forms and applications, and they give referrals for food, clothing, parenting classes, transportation, and more, to make sure every woman and her baby have everything needed for a healthy start. Through REACH 2010 and Flint Healthy Start, services are provided specifically to African American women and infants, aimed at reducing the disparity in African American infant mortality.
4C Child Care Unlimited
1509 ½ E. Court St., Flint
(810) 232-0145 or (800) 527-2182
Provides a list of childcare centers, family day care services, and support services for parents.
Genesee County Nurturing Programs
Genesee Intermediate School District Phone hours: 8:30am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday
Program hours: after school and evenings
Call for location of programs throughout Genesee County. Provides series of programs for teens, children and their families (all ages) to improve family relationships. Adolescent Nurturing Programs serve teens and their families (teens and parents meet separately with a facilitator for part of each session, then meet together for positive sharing experiences).Teen Parent Nurturing Programs serve everyone in the teen’s home –all generations. Other Nurturing Parenting Programs serve the entire family of children, ages 5-12, and families of children, birth-5. Programs generally run 12-13 weeks after school and in the evening. Evening programs include a free meal.
Genesee County Healthy Start / Genesee County Health Department
630 S. Saginaw St., Flint
Provides services to African American women (any age) who are pregnant, and African American and bi-racial children, ages 0-2, living in zip codes 48503, 48504, or 48458. A number of agencies provide problem-solving, transportation, housing information, baby clothes or other items, nutrition, making/keeping doctor appointments, infant-parent bonding, advice, health care questions, access to youth advisory groups and school education programs.
Early Childhood Developmental Delay
Sponsored by Flint Schools’ Special Education Dept., early childhood programs for 0-7 year old children with disabilities/delays; certified special education staff, speech & language services; transportation provided as needed; parent meetings; social work services. All services provided are free.
Targets low income parents with children 0-7. Family literacy focus. Parent education and parent/child interaction. Offers adult education and/or GED. Includes transportation, incentives, field trips and early childhood education/childcare as needed. Connects families to community resources. Tuition free.
Pregnancy/Family Planning Services
G-3422 Flushing Road
Flint, MI 48504
Flint Health Center
G-3371 Beecher Road
Flint MI, 48532
Burton Health Center
G-1235 S. Center Road
Burton, MI 48509
Provides birth control, emergency contraceptive services, abortion services, women’s health care services. All fees are income based if clients do not have a health insurance provider.
Child Care Resources
Child Care Network of Genesee County
GISD Health, Safety & Nutrition Services
2284 S. Ballenger Hwy.
Flint, MI 48507
Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm Monday-Friday
Department of Human Services (DHS) – Child Care
Apply online at: https://www.mibridges.michigan.gov/access/. After application process, the DHS should send additional paperwork to listed address. Once approved for child care, parents must find a child care location that will accept DHS payment. However, parents may also use an unlicensed child care provided if needed. Unlicensed Child Care Provider are adults, age 18 or older, who are enrolled to provide child care for up to four children at a time (or six children, if all children are siblings or living at the same address). Unlicensed providers can provide care in their own home or the child's home if they are related by blood, marriage or adoption as a:
- Aunt/Great aunt
- Uncle/Great uncle
Unlicensed child care providers must fill out an application online. For more child care resources, please visit http://michigan.gov/mde/0,4615,7-140-63533_63534_63538---,00.html. List of expenses DHS covers: http://michigan.gov/documents/mde/Payment_Rates_for_Website_469416_7.pdf
Department of Human Services: Student’s Guide to Child Support
A student’s guide to child support education. A student’s guide to child support information services answers the following questions:
- Why Learn About the Legal and Financial Responsibility of Teen Parents?
- Facts About Teen Parents With Children
- Establishing Paternity and a Legal Father
- Marriage and Parenting Realities
- Providing Financial and Medical Support
Department of Human Services: Parent’s Guide to Child Support
A parent’s guide to child support education services. Key themes include:
- The rights, responsibilities, and realities of parenting
- The value of paternity establishment
- The financial and emotional challenges of marriage and parenting
- The benefits of having both parents involved in a child’s life
- The importance of financial and medical support
- Healthy relationship skills