Phone (517) 244-1267

Local Leadership Group



To develop a variety of education, support, and services to help strengthen the vital roles all families play in their children’s development. We meet parents where they are in life and in their children’s lives to build confident compassionate families and homes.

The Local Leadership Group (LLG) serves Ingham county as the parent voice behind community decisions for the Maternal Infant Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) stream of funding. In addition, this workgroup serves as the local advisory group for Ingham CareHUB and Healthy Families America.

Are you a parent participating in any of the several home visiting programs here in Ingham County? Do you use Nurse Family Partnership, Early Head Start or Healthy Families America? We are looking for YOU!

Are you a home visitor or program supervisor here in Ingham county? Curious to find out what parents REALLY think about your program? Join us at our monthly meeting, you’ll benefit from the feedback we get from parents!

JOIN US AT OUR MONTHLY MEETINGS! The Ingham LLG typically meets the first Wednesday of the month from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the Family Growth Center, 549 E. Mt. Hope Avenue, Lansing, MI 48910. 

Questions about the LLG?
Contact Effie Alofoje-Carr (517) 918-4729 or

Free licensed childcare is available at the Family Growth Center by advance reservation only. Please call Kathy Kelly at 517-371-1347 for more information.


FY17 (October 2016 – September 2017)

Minutes from the February 1, 2017 Meeting
Minutes from the January 4, 2017 Meeting
Minutes from the December 7, 2016 Meeting
Minutes from the November 2, 2016 Meeting
Minutes from the October 5, 2016 Meeting

FY16 (October 2015 – September 2016)
Minutes from the September 7, 2016 Meeting
Minutes from the August 17, 2016 Meeting
Minutes from the July 6, 2016 Meeting
Minutes from the June 1, 2016 Meeting
Minutes from the May 4, 2016 Meeting
Minutes from the February 3, 2016 Meeting
Minutes from the January 6, 2016 Meeting


FY14 (October 2013 – September 2014)
FY13 (October 2012 – September 2013)
FY12 (October 2011 – September 2012)
FY11 (October 2010 – September 2011

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