Support groups for parents of young children
The Capital Area Down Syndrome Association (CADSA)
808 W. Lake Lansing Road; Suite 101
East Lansing, MI 48823
Description: The Capital Area Down Syndrome Association (CADSA) is a nonprofit organization that supports people with Down syndrome and their families in the Mid-Michigan area. As a support group for parents of children with Down Syndrome, it provides resources, education, advocacy, awareness to parents and our community. If your child or someone you know has recently been diagnosed with Down Syndrome, and you would just like someone to chat with or ask questions, many of our members are parents of children with Down Syndrome and are happy to share their insight.
Eligibility: Open to all.
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/CADSA21/
The Capital Area Mothers of Multiples Club
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. Contact for more details about meeting times and dates.
Eligibility: To join, all you need to do is come to a meeting.
Contact: Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or through our facebook group Capitol Area Mothers of Multiples Club.
Kinship Care Support Group
Family Growth Center (A Program of Child and Family Charities)
549 East Mt. Hope Avenue
Lansing, MI 48910
Description: A support group offering caregivers a place to share their concerns about kinship issues, kinship care experiences, and make connections with other kinship families. Meetings are held monthly at the Family Growth Center with child care and food provided. Call for more information about meeting details.
Contact: Francine Watts at (517) 763-4251 or email@example.com
La Leche League of Delta-Waverly
Delta Presbyterian Church
6100 W. Michigan Avenue
Lansing, MI 48917
Meeting Information: Currently, three meetings are held monthly. Series meeting in the morning (2nd Wednesday at 10am.), Series meeting in the evening (3rd Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.), Question and Answer meeting (4th Wednesday at 10am, except in December). Please check cite or contact leaders for changes in meetings times and dates.
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.
Leader Contacts: LLL leaders are available by phone whenever you have breastfeeding questions or concerns. Please contact either Mary Ann at (517) 321-1818 or firstname.lastname@example.org; Alexia at (248)-766-6988 or email@example.com; or Jessi at (989) 598-4404 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
La Leche League of East Lansing
Meeting Information: Series meetings are on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm. Meetings take place at First Christian Church on 1001 Chester Road in Lansing. Question and Answer meetings are on the third Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm. Meetings take place at the Willow Tree Family Center (3333 S. Pennsylvania Ave. Suite 101, Lansing, MI 48910). Please check website or contact leaders for changes in meetings times and dates.
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.
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/lalecheeastlansing/
Leader contacts: LLL leaders are available by phone whenever you have breastfeeding questions or concerns. Please contact either Lindsey at (586) 801-3763 (If possible, please text first and your call will be returned ASAP); or Laura at email@example.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
Youth for Christ
5222 Dumond Court
Lansing, MI 48917
Description: Group provides support and guidance to pregnant and parenting youths (ages 13 – 21). Call or check the website for details and when support groups meet.
Contact: Mary Kay Sauer at firstname.lastname@example.org or (517) 282-7175
Willow Tree Family Center
3333 S. Pennsylvania Ave; Suite 101
Lansing, MI 48910
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: Birth Chat, Black Breastfeeding Sisterhood, Capital Area Baby Café, Mom’s Group (Pregnant Mamas, Newborns, Rural Moms, Student Moms, Working Mamas), Dad’s Group (Willow Tree Family Fathers), Mid-Michigan Babywearers, HOPING Group, Shades of Motherhood Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Support (PMP Support, Crawlers Group, Cesarean (C-section) Birth Support Group, Blended Families Group, Le Leche League Meetings, and more.
Eligibility: Open to all parents and caregivers.
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/WillowTreeFamily/