Ann Arbor Baby Beginnings is dedicated to providing evidence-based education and support to new families. We offer childbirth education and newborn care classes in both group and private formats, as well as new moms groups and support for families in the pregnancy and postpartum period. Our goal is to help families work with their healthcare providers to make informed decisions about pregnancy, labor, and early parenting. All of our instructors are Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educators (LCCE) and our classes generally adhere to the Lamaze International philosophy of pregnancy, birth and parenting.
Ann Arbor Family Doulas is Southeast Michigan’s first doula agency, providing caring and professional birth doula, postpartum doula, and placenta encapsulation services to families in the greater Ann Arbor and Metro Detroit areas.
Ann Arbor Rec & Ed offers classes, activities, camps, and sports for all ages.
We’re proud to offer scholarships to members of the AAPS community who receive Free/Reduced Meals or meet specific HUD income guidelines and residency requirements. View the Fee Waiver/Fee Discount Program page for more information.
Bridges4Kids is a non-profit organization providing an internet-based system of information and referral for parents and professionals seeking help for children from birth through transition to adult life.
The Child Care Network offers family support scholarships for families who need help finding child care, a lending library that houses books and CD’s for parents and children, and many other resources.
Ele’s Place is a healing center for grieving children and teens. Each week, peer support group programs help hundreds of children and teens learn how to cope and begin to heal after the death of a parent, sibling or other loved one.
First Steps provides information, support, and encouragement parents need to help their children develop optimally during the crucial early years of life. Open to families with children from birth-kindergarten entry. You may apply through Rec & Ed for a 50% or 100% scholarship for a class with First Steps.
The Grandparents as Parents program supports grandparents and other relatives in better understanding the needs of their grandchildren and accessing community resources. This program is a part of Catholic Social Services.
Hope Family Services of Southeastern Michigan is dedicated to providing evidence based education services that advocate for the healing of families and individuals by strengthening and enhancing parenting, communication, stress reduction, resource connection, support systems, and anger management skills. There are classes available for both teens and adults.
Judson Center provides expert, comprehensive services that strengthen children, adults and families impacted by abuse and neglect, autism, developmental disabilities, and mental health challenges so they are successful in their communities.
The MI Bridges website lets individuals apply for the Child Development and Care (CDC) program, which helps pay for childcare costs. The website allows you to apply for different benefits, manage your case and explore resources.
Ozone House offers crisis intervention for youth; an emergency shelter (SafeStay) for homeless youth or youth needing to get away from a conflict at home, job-training; and school support for homeless and high-risk youth. They also have a drop-in center for youth 13-20 where they can eat a hot meal, use the shower or laundry, hang out in a safe place, and get help.
The Regional Alliance for Healthy Schools (RAHS) provides school-based programs and clinical services that improve the well-being of students, their families, and their communities. In addition to direct physical and mental health services, RAHS offers three comprehensive health intervention programs targeting substance use and abuse, childhood obesity, and asthma, as well as after school programs that offer mentoring and youth leadership opportunities.
The Education Project is a joint project of the Washtenaw Intermediate School District and Ozone House that works to ensure students experiencing homelessness and temporary living situations enroll, regularly attend, and succeed in school.
Washtenaw Success by 6 provides resources for parents to help every child be prepared to enter school. The website has a Parent Resource Directory with topics such as Child Care & Preschool and Community Activities for Children.