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Alger County DHHS

2nd Monday of the month

1pm

Marquette Missionary Church, 1804 Wright Street, Marquette, MI 49855
Map

Geared towards foster parents in Alger, Marquette, and Schoolcraft Counties

Allegan County – Bethany Christian Services

Utilizes Mosaic Fostering Together Group

3rd Tuesday of the month

6:30pm to 8:30pm (6pm; light dinner served)

Ridge Point Church, 3014 104th Avenue, Holland, MI 49423; Door E
Map

RSVP: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScnhBqZUDtmOl9DkizQn6fZZVg0n2Yk4iU045wzibV9V05RjQ/viewform

Geared towards foster parents Ottawa and Allegan Counties

Arenac County DHHS

Utilizes Adoptive Family Network Support

3rd Monday of the month

6:30pm to 8pm

Li'l Sprouts Daycare, 2801 Sterling Road, Omer, MI 48749
Map

Contact Person/RSVP: Margaret White; mwhite@afsn.org

Geared towards foster parents in Arenac County but all foster parents are welcome

Bay County DHHS

Utilizes Adoptive Family Network Support

2nd Monday of the month

6:30pm to 8pm

River’s Edge Learning Tree Child Development Center, 311 Germania, Bay City, MI 48706
Map

Contact Person/RSVP: Margaret White; mwhite@afsn.org

Geared towards foster parents in Bay County but all foster parents are welcome

Berrien County DHHS

1st Friday of the month

12pm to 1:30pm

The Chapel 4250 Washington Avenue Saint Joseph, MI 49085
Map

Contact Person/RSVP: Jamie Tunnicliff; 269-363-5669

Geared towards foster parents at local private agencies and DHHS offices in Berrien, Cass, and Van Buren Counties

Calhoun County – Family and Children’s Services Inc.

3rd Tuesday of the month

6pm to 7:30pm

Family and Children’s Services Inc., 1608 Lake Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Map

Contact Person/RSVP: Karin King; 269-344-0202 ext. 121

Geared towards foster parents in Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, and St. Joseph Counties

Calhoun County – Family Enrichment Center

3rd Saturday of the month

9am to 12pm

Family Enrichment Center, 415 S. 28th Street, Battle Creek, MI 49015; Choir Room
Map

Contact Person: Becky Brinks or Kim Harris; 269-660-0448

Only for their foster parents

Calhoun County – Family Enrichment Center

Parenting High Needs

3rd Monday of the month

6:30pm to 8:30pm

Family Enrichment Center, 415 S. 28th Street, Battle Creek, MI 49015; Back Office
Map

Contact Person: Becky Brinks or Kim Harris; 269-660-0448

Only for their foster parents

Cass County DHHS

3rd Thursday of every other month (September, November, January, etc.)

5:30pm to 7:30pm

Riverside Church, 207 E Michigan Ave, Three Rivers, MI 49093
Map

Only for their foster parents

Charlevoix County (Faith Based)

Community Reformed Church, 100 Oak Street, Charlevoix, MI 49720
Map

Contact Person: Lynda Stolt; 231-547-9482

All foster parents are welcome

Clare County DHHS

2nd Friday of the month

9am to 12pm

Isabella County DHHS, 1919 Parkland Drive, Mount Pleasant, MI 48858
Map

Contact Person: Jennifer Buffington; 989-948-0514

All foster parents are welcome

Crawford County DHHS

3rd Tuesday of the month (September through May)

5:30pm to 8pm with a potluck

First Presbyterian Church, 513 Charles Brink Road, Gaylord, MI 49735
Map

All foster parents are welcome

Delta County DHHS

2nd Tuesday of the month

6pm

Delta County DHHS, 2940 College Avenue, Escanaba, MI 49829
Map

Geared towards foster parents in Delta County but all foster parents are welcome

Dickinson County DHHS

2nd Thursday of the month

6pm to 8pm

Northpointe Behavioral Healthcare Conference Room; 715 Pyle Drive, Kingsford, MI 49802
Map

Contact Person: Kristy Howell; howellk2@michigan.gov; 906-290-2755

Geared towards foster parents in Dickinson and Menominee Counties but all foster parents are welcome

Genesee County (Faith Based)

Central Church of the Nazerene, 1261 W. Bristol Road, Flint, MI 48507
Map

Contact Person Joe Asperger; 810-235-5671

All foster parents are welcome

Gladwin County – Bethany Christian Services

3rd Monday of the month

6:30pm to 8pm

Beaverton Church of the Nazarene, 540 Lang Road, Beaverton, MI 48612
Map

All foster parents are welcome

Gladwin DHHS

Utilizes the same one at Bethany Christian Services (Gladwin County)

3rd Monday of the month

6:30pm to 8pm

Beaverton Church of the Nazarene, 540 Lang Road, Beaverton, MI 48612
Map

All foster parents are welcome

Grand Traverse County (Faith Based)

Faith Reformed Church, 2586 Crossing Circle, Traverse City, MI 49686
Map

Contact Person: Marshall Holtvluwer; 231-922-0888

All foster parents are welcome

Grand Traverse County – Child and Family Services of Northwest Michigan

3rd Thursday of the month

5:30pm to 7pm

Child and Family Services, 3785 Veterans Drive, Traverse City, MI 49684
Map

RSVP required by 5PM on the Monday before the date of the meeting

Contact Person: Molly Nachazel; mnachel@cfsmail.org; 231-946-8975

All foster parents are welcome

Gratiot County DHHS

2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month

5:30pm to 7:30pm

Youth for Christ Building, 2550 W. Cheeseman Road, Alma, MI 48801
Map

Call 989-463-1422 for more information

All foster parents are welcome

Ingham County (Faith Based)

New Hope, 1340 Haslett Road, Haslett, MI 48840
Map

Contact Person: Deborah Wright; 517-339-9000

All foster parents are welcome

Ingham County (Faith Based)

Oakbrook Community Church, 1415 Clifton Avenue, Lansing, MI 48910
Map

Contact Person: Brent Baker; 517-484-2234

All foster parents are welcome

Ingham County – St. Vincent Catholic Charities


Map

Only for their foster parents; call 517-323-4734 for information

Ingham County DHHS

3rd Thursday of the month

6:30pm to 8pm

Ingham County DHHS, 5303 S. Cedar Street, Lansing, MI 48909 Room B
Map

All foster parents are welcome

Ionia County DHHS

Call 616-527-5200 to get dates and times

Ionia DHHS, 920 E. Lincoln Avenue, Ionia, MI 48846
Map

All foster parents are welcome

Jackson County – Samaritas

Utilizes Jackson Coalition Support Group

2nd Monday of the month

5:30pm to 7:30pm

Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1505 W Michigan Ave, Jackson, MI 49202
Map

Geared towards foster parents in Jackson County

Kalamazoo County (Faith Based)

Centerpoint Church, 2345 10th Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Map

Contact Person: Danielle Darnell; 269-375-4815

All foster parents are welcome

Kalamazoo County – Family and Children’s Services Inc.

3rd Tuesday of the month

6pm to 7:30pm

Family and Children’s Services Inc., 1608 Lake Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Map

Contact Person/RSVP: Karin King; 269-344-0202 ext. 121

Geared towards foster parents in Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, and St. Joseph Counties

Kent County (Faith Based)

Kentwood Community Church, 1200 60th SE, Kentwood, MI 49508
Map

Contact Person: Jodi Lewis; 616-455-1740 ext. 324

All foster parents are welcome

Kent County (Faith Based)

Impact Church, 1069 Lincoln Lake Avenue SE, Lowell, MI 49331
Map

Contact Person: Suzanne Deeren; 616-897-8304

All foster parents are welcome

Kent County (Faith Based)

Resurrection Life, 5100 Ivanrest Avenue SW, Grandville, MI 49418
Map

Contact Person: Chris Bennett; 616-534-4923

All foster parents are welcome

Kent County – Samaritas

4th Monday of the month

6pm to 8pm

Christ Lutheran Church, 2350 44th Street SW, Wyoming, MI 49519
Map

Geared towards foster parents in Kent, Ionia, Muskegan, Montcalm, Ionia, Ottawa, and Allegan Counties

Kent County – Wellspring Lutheran Services

Quarterly

Call 616-281-4601 to get dates and times

Wellspring Lutheran Services, 1715 Sutherland Dr SE, Kentwood, MI 49508
Map

All foster parents are welcome

Lake County DHHS

Thursday following the 2nd Tuesday of the month

6pm to 7:30pm

Lake County DHHS, 5653 S. M-37, Baldwin, MI 49304
Map

All foster parents are welcome

Lapeer County – Adoption and Foster Care Specialists

Thursdays every other month (October, December, February, etc.)

6pm to 8pm

Lapeer Assembly of God
Map

Only for their foster parents

Lapeer County DHHS

2nd Monday of the month

6:30pm to 9:30pm

NALO Therapy Center, 1134 S. Lapeer Road, MI 48446
Map

All foster parents are welcome

Lenawee County – Catholic Charities of Jackson, Lenawee & Hillsdale

Utilizes FAPA

2nd Monday of the month

6:30pm to 9pm

Lenawee County DHHS, 1040 S. Winter Street, Adrian, MI 49221
Map

Contact Person: Sheryl Mohr; 517-403-3887

All foster parents are welcome

Lenawee County DHHS

Utilizes FAPA

2nd Monday of the month

6:30pm to 9pm

Lenawee County DHHS, 1040 S. Winter Street, Adrian, MI 49221
Map

Contact Person: Sheryl Mohr; 517-403-3887

All foster parents are welcome

Livingston County (Faith Based)

The River Community Church, 9525 E Highland Road, Howell, MI 48843
Map

Contact Person: Kathleen Biggs; 810-991-1116

All foster parents are welcome

Livingston County – Catholic Charities

Utilizes FAK

3rd Wednesday of the month

6pm to 8pm

Livingston County Department of Public Health, 2300 E Grand River Ave # 102, Howell, MI 48843,East Complex, Conference Room D
Map

All foster parents are welcome

Macomb County (Faith Based)

Freedom Christian Assembly of God, 41380 Ryan Road, Sterling Heights, MI 48314
Map

Contact Person: Kim Wilmoth; 586-731-6447

All foster parents are welcome

Macomb County DHHS

4th Tuesday of the month

6:30pm to 8:30pm

Macomb County DHHS, Verkuillen Building-Senior Auditorium, 21885 Dunham Road, Clinton TWP., MI 48036
Map

Contact Person: Erica Smigill, 586-770-9883; smigille@michigan.gov

All foster parents welcome

Marquette County – Upper Peninsula Family Solutions

2nd Tuesday of the month

5:30pm to 8pm

Location changes
Map

Geared towards foster parents in Alger, Marquette, and Schoolcraft Counties

Marquette County DHHS

2nd Monday of the month

1pm

Marquette Missionary Church, 1804 Wright Street, Marquette, MI 49855
Map

Geared towards foster parents in Alger, Marquette, and Schoolcraft Counties

Mason County – Bethany Christian Services

Utilizes Kids Belong

Every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday

9:30 to 11:30am (M), 6:30pm to 8pm (W), and 9am to 11am (TH)

Lake Harbor United Methodist Church, 4861 Henry Street, Norton Shore, MI 49441 (M); Forest Park Covenant Church, 3815 Henry Street, Norton Shores, MI 49441 (W); Life Change Church,3084 Whitehall Rd, Muskegon, MI 49445 (TH)
Map

Contact Person/RSVP: Janice; 231-286-7892 (M); Contact Person/RSVP: Sandy Allen; 231-865-3242 (W); Contact Person/RSVP: Kerry Fretty; 231-894-8474 (TH)

All foster parents are welcome

Mason County DHHS (Also see Oceana County DHHS)

3rd Tuesday of the month (Odd Months)

5:30pm

Mason County DHHS, 915 Diana Street, Ludington, MI 49431
Map

Contact Person/RSVP: ruedisalej@michigan.gov; 231-327-6851

Only for foster parents in Mason and Oceana Counties

Missaukee County DHHS

3rd Sunday of the month

4pm to 6pm

Cooley High School, 221Granite Street, Cadillac, Mi 49601
Map

Contaact Person/RSVP: April Nowland; 231-884-2363

WexfordMissaukee@fosterclosetofmichigan.org

Geared towards foster parents in Missaukee and Wexford Counties

Montcalm County DHHS

Call 989-831-8400 to get dates and times

Montcalm DHHS, 609 N. State Street, Stanton, MI 48888
Map

All foster parents are welcome

Muskegon County (Faith Based)

Forest Park Covenant Church, 3815 Henry Street, Muskegon, MI 49441
Map

Contact Person: Ashley Shnotula; 231-780-4784

All foster parents are welcome

Muskegon County – Bethany Christian Services

Utilizes Kids Belong

Every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday

9:30 to 11:30am (M), 6:30pm to 8pm (W), and 9am to 11am (TH)

Lake Harbor United Methodist Church, 4861 Henry Street, Norton Shore, MI 49441 (M); Forest Park Covenant Church, 3815 Henry Street, Norton Shores, MI 49441 (W); Life Change Church,3084 Whitehall Rd, Muskegon, MI 49445 (TH)
Map

Contact Person/RSVP: Janice; 231-286-7892 (M); Contact Person/RSVP: Sandy Allen; 231-865-3242 (W); Contact Person/RSVP: Kerry Fretty; 231-894-8474 (TH)

All foster parents are welcome

Muskegon County DHHS

Utilizes Kids Belong

Every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday

9:30 to 11:30am (M), 6:30pm to 8pm (W), and 9am to 11am (TH)

Lake Harbor United Methodist Church, 4861 Henry Street, Norton Shore, MI 49441 (M); Forest Park Covenant Church, 3815 Henry Street, Norton Shores, MI 49441 (W); Life Change Church,3084 Whitehall Rd, Muskegon, MI 49445 (TH)
Map

Contact Person/RSVP: Janice; 231-286-7892 (M); Contact Person/RSVP: Sandy Allen; 231-865-3242 (W); Contact Person/RSVP: Kerry Fretty; 231-894-8474 (TH)

All foster parents are welcome

Newaygo County DHHS

2nd Tuesday of the month

6pm to 7:30pm

Newaygo County DHHS, 1018 Newell, White Cloud, MI 49349
Map

Contact: Shay Frisbie; (231)245-2515; FrisbieS@michigan.gov or Sara Gilbert; (231)414-2842; GilbertS3@michigan.gov

All foster parents welcome

Oakland County – Ennis Center for Children

Monthly

Ennis Center for Children, 91 S. Telegraph Road, Pontiac, MI 48341
Map

RSVP: 248-334-2715

Only for their foster parents

Oakland County – Oakland Family Services

3rd Thursday of the month

6pm

Oakland Family Services, 114 Orchard Lake Road, Pontiac, MI 48341
Map

Contact Person: 248-858-7766

Only for their foster parents

Oakland County – Orchards Children’s Services

4th Thursday of the month

6pm to 8pm

Orchards Children’s Services, 24901 Northwestern Highway, Southfield, MI 48075
Map

RSVP: 248-258-1278 or 248-530-5370

All foster parents welcome

Oakland County DHHS

Utilizes Open Arms

2nd Wednesday of the month (September through June)

7pm to 8:30pm

Brightmoor Church, 40800 W 13 Mile Rd, Novi, MI 48377
Map

Contact Person: openarmsbcc@gmail.com

All foster parents are welcome

Oceana County DHHS (Also see Mason County DHHS)

3rd Tuesday of the month (Even Months)

5:30pm

Oceana County DHHS, 4081 W. Polk Road, Hart, MI 49420
Map

Contact Person/RSVP: ruedisalej@michigan.gov; 231-327-6851

Only for foster parents in Oceana and Mason Counties

Osceola County – Eagle Village

Does not hold one regularly
Map

Call 231-832-2234 for more information

Only for their foster parents

Oscoda County DHHS

3rd Thursday of the month (September through May)

5:30pm to 8pm with a potluck

First Presbyterian Church, 513 Charles Brink Road, Gaylord, MI 49735
Map

Contact Person: Lori; 989-370-6831

All foster parents are welcome

Otsego County DHHS

3rd Thursday of the month (September through May)

5:30pm to 8pm with a potluck

First Presbyterian Church, 513 Charles Brink Road, Gaylord, MI 49735
Map

Contact Person: Lori; 989-370-6831

All foster parents are welcome

Ottawa County – Bethany Christian Services

Utilizes Mosaic Fostering Together Group

3rd Tuesday of the month

6:30pm to 8:30pm (6pm; light dinner served)

Ridge Point Church, 3014 104th Avenue, Holland, MI 49423; Door E
Map

RSVP: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScnhBqZUDtmOl9DkizQn6fZZVg0n2Yk4iU045wzibV9V05RjQ/viewform

Geared towards foster parents in Ottawa and Allegan Counties

Schoolcraft County DHHS

2nd Monday of the month

1pm

Marquette Missionary Church, 1804 Wright Street, Marquette, MI 49855
Map

Geared towards foster parents in Alger, Marquette, and Schoolcraft Counties

St. Joseph County DHHS

3rd Thursday of every other month (September, November, January, etc.)

5:30pm to 7:30pm

Riverside Church, 207 E Michigan Ave, Three Rivers, MI 49093
Map

Only for their foster parents

Tuscola County – New Light Child and Family Consultants

1st Thursday of the month

10am to 12pm AND 6pm to 8pm

New Light Child and Family Consultants, 8511 State Road, Millington, MI 48746
Map

Only for their foster parents

Van Buren County (Faith Based)

First Baptist Church, 1635 76th Street, South Haven, MI 49090
Map

Contact Person: Kim Collins; 269-637-1291

All foster parents are welcome

Washtenaw County – Fostering Futures

2nd Wednesday of the month

6:15pm to 8:15pm

Fostering Futures, 3300 Washtenaw Avenue, Suite 260, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Map

Contact Person: Kassondra Wasek; 734-481-8999; kwasek@ffkids.org

Only their foster parents

Washtenaw County – Hands Across the Water

3rd Wednesday of the month

6:30pm to 8pm

Hands Across the Water, 781 Avis Drive, Suite 200, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Map

Contact Person: adraper@hatw.org

All foster parents are welcome

Washtenaw County – Judson Center

1st Monday of the month

6pm to 8pm

Arbor Bridge Church, 2500 S. Main Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Map

Contact Person: Rachel Kornilakis; 734-528-1720 ext. 23272; Rachel_Kornilakis@judsoncenter.org

All foster parents are welcome

Washtenaw County DHHS

1st Monday of the month

6pm to 8pm

Arbor Bridge Church, 2500 S. Main Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Map

Contact Person: Rachel Kornilakis; 734-528-1720 ext. 23272; Rachel_Kornilakis@judsoncenter.org

All foster parents are welcome

Washtenaw County DHHS

Raising Kids Affected by Trauma

2nd Sunday of the month

2pm to 4pm

The “5th Corner” Teen Center, 211 Willis Road, Saline, MI 48176
Map

Contact Person: 734-657-7172 or fosterdad101@gmail.com

All foster parents are welcome

Wayne County (Faith Based)

North Ridge Church; 49555 N. Territorial Road, Plymouth, MI 48170
Map

Contact Person: Beth Harris; 734-414-7777

All foster parents are welcome

Wayne County – Ennis Center for Children

2nd Monday of the month (except July, August, and December)

6pm to 8pm

Ennis Center for Children, 20100 Greenfield Road, Detroit, MI 48235
Map

Only for their foster parents

Wayne County – Methodist Children’s Society

3rd Tuesday of the month

6pm

Methodist Children’s Society, 26645 W. 6 Mile Road, Redford TWP., MI 48240
Map

Contact Person: 313-531-9946

Only for their foster parents

Wayne County – Vista Maria

Utilizes Families on the Move

2nd Thursday of the month (September through June)

5pm to 8pm

Westminister Church of Detroit, 17567 Hubbell Ave, Detroit, MI 48235
Map

Contact Person/RSVP: Veda Thompkins; 313-532-0012 or Trina Daniels; 313-835-3636

Facebook Page: Families On The Move, Inc. (non-profit organization)

All foster parents are welcome

Wayne County – Wellsprings Lutheran Services

3rd Wednesday of the month

5pm to 7pm

Wellspring Lutheran Services, 25900 Greenfield Road Suite 401, Oak Park, MI 48237
Map

Only for their foster parents

Wexford County DHHS

3rd Sunday of the month

4pm to 6pm

Cooley High School, 221Granite Street, Cadillac, Mi 49601
Map

Contact Person/RSVP: April Nowland; 231-884-2363

Geared towards foster parents in Missaukee and Wexford Counties