Parent Support Groups

Support groups for parents of young children

Capital Mothers of Multiples Club
Website: www.micamomc.webs.com

Description: A non-profit support and social group for mothers of multiples (twins, triplets, or more). Our monthly meetings always include “Multiple Mania,” a lively discussion of the challenges of raising multiples. Yearly activities include: family parties four times a year, a garage sale, a Mom’s Night Out and a Parent’s Night Out.
Eligibility: To join, all you need to do is come to a meeting.
Contact: Please contact us at info [at] camomc [dot] org

Kinship Care Support Group
Family Growth Center (A Program of Child and Family Charities)
549 East Mt. Hope Ave., Lansing, MI 48910
(517)76304251
Description: A support group offering caregivers a place to share concerns and make connections with with other kinship families. Meets on the third Thursday of each month, from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
Contact: Francine Watts – waggiewatts [at] gmail [dot] com

La Leche League of Delta-Waverly
Hotline: (517) 321-1818
Meeting info: Series meeting in the morning (2nd Wednesday at 10 a.m.), Series meeting in the evening (3rd Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.), Question and Answer meeting (4th Wednesday, except in December, at 10 a.m.). Contact a leader for info on meeting locations.
Eligibility: All breastfeeding mothers and mothers- to-be interested in breastfeeding are welcome to come to a meeting or call one of the leaders for breastfeeding help or information. Babies are welcome and meetings are free and open to all.
Website: http://llldeltawaverly.weebly.com/
E-mail: rt_marti [at] sprynet [dot] com
Leader contacts: Mary Ann (517-321-1818), Anna Marie (517-256-5944), Alexis (517-646-7605)

La Leche League of East Lansing
Hotline: (517) 484-5005
Meeting info: Series meetings are on the first Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. Meetings take place at First Christian Church on 1001 Chester Road in Lansing.
Eligibility: All breastfeeding mothers and mothers- to-be interested in breastfeeding are welcome to come to a meeting or call one of the leaders for breastfeeding help or information. Babies are welcome and meetings are free and open to all.
Website: www.lalecheeastlansing.com
Leader contacts: LLL leaders are available by phone whenever you have breastfeeding questions or concerns. Please contact either Jodi at (517) 648-0432 or Laura [at] ericsprojects [dot] com.

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)
Description: Meet on a regular basis to celebrate the joys of motherhood and to encourage each other through the challenges of parenting. MOPS groups are chartered through local faith-based organizations and church ministries.
Eligibility: Mothers with preschool age children.
To find a group in your area: http://mops.org

The groups meet at the following locations:

Trinity Church – East Lansing (www.orgsites.com/mi/trinitymops/): 3355 Dunckel Rd. Lansing, MI 48911; 272-3853; Meets on 2nd and 4th Wednesday from 9:15 -11:30 a.m.

Woodview Church of the Nazarene: 1500 East State Rd., Lansing, MI 48906; (517) 372-7341; Meets on 2nd Tuesday from 9:15 – 11:30 a.m.

Mother to Mother Program
MSU Extension Breastfeeding Initiative
240 Agriculture Hall, East Lansing, MI
(517) 432-3243
Program Description: Mother-to-Mother Peers are trained to provide women with breastfeeding information, encouragement and support. They are available to see mothers in person or by telephone, in the home, the hospital or the WIC clinic.
Eligibility: All WIC and Food Stamp eligible women.
Contact: 
Pat Bentonbentonpa [at] msu [dot] edu

Teen Parents
Youth for Christ
5222 Dumond Ct., Lansing, MI 48917
(517) 322-2091
Description: Group provides support and guidance to pregnant and parenting youths (ages 13-21). Meetings are weekly on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at Trinity Church on Dunckel and Jolly Rd. in Lansing.
Website: http://lansingyfc.net
Contact: Mary Kay Sauer – teenparentslan [at] comcast [dot] net; 517-282-7175 or Melyssa Haas: 484-356-7080.

Willow Tree Family Center
3333 S. Pennsylvania Ave Ste 101, Lansing, MI 48910
586-806-WTFC
Description: Willow Tree Family Center is a not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to growing strong, empowered families by providing support groups and educational services for pregnancy, birth and beyond.
On-going Free Groups: Pregnant Mamas, Birth Chat, Healing From Birth Support Group, Home Birth Group, PPD Support Group, Moms of Newborns, Moms of Crawlers, Parents of Toddlers, Dads Group, Natural Family Living Group, Le Leche League, Groups meeting in Rural locations, and more
Eligibility:  Open to all parents and caregivers
Website: www.willowtreefamily.com
Email: support [at] willowtreefamily [dot] com

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