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Antrim

Breastfeeding Support

Munson Medical Center

(231) 935-2591

Health Dept. of NW Michigan

(231) 533-6255

LaLeche League

(800) 525-9849   |  (231) 348-7976

Child Development

Way to Grow

(231) 922-6437

Early-On

(231) 922-6397   |  (800) 327-5966

Early On is Michigan's educational support system that helps infants and toddlers who may be delayed in their development. Early On listens to parents and caretakers concerns and guides families toward local supports and services that will help their child develop and learn. Free evaluation, resources and referrals.

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John R. Elementary School

204 West Forest Home Ave., Bellaire MI 49615

(231) 533-8916

GSRP, Head Start, tuition-based Options for 3-5 year olds. Operated by Kalkaska Memorial Health Center

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NMCAA

3963 Three Mile Rd, Traverse City MI 49686

(231) 947-3780

Offers many services throughout the 10 county region including: asset development, winterization, child development, housing support and others. Eligibility requirements vary for programming and services.

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Vroom

Whether it’s mealtime, bath time or anytime in between, there are so many great ways to help build your child’s brain. Check out the free Vroom ap and website for free downloads, tips and ideas on supporting your child’s brain development.

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CDC List of Developmental Milestones

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Children's Therapy Corner

(231) 929-2354

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Early Head Start

3963 3 Mile Rd. N, Traverse City MI 49686

(231) 947-3780

NMCAA Early Head Start we give parents the skills and support to make the most of the first three years in their child’s life. Families with children ages birth to 3 are enrolled, sometimes even before the baby is born.  The NMCAA Early Head Start program is a year round home visiting program, with opportunities for families to attend socialization experiences at a variety of area Family Development Centers.

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Early-On

1101 Red Dr., Traverse City MI 49686

(231) 922-6397   |  (800) 327-5966

Early On is Michigan's educational support system that helps infants and toddlers who may be delayed in their development. Early On listens to parents and caretakers concerns and guides families toward local supports and services that will help their child develop and learn. Free evaluation, resources and referrals.

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TBAISD Preschool Assessment (ages 3-6)

1101 Silver Drive, Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 922-6288

Provides developmental assessments and service coordination for children age 3 to 6. This service is provided at no cost to families.

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Office of Great Start

The Office of Great Start has been charged with ensuring that all children birth to age eight, especially those in highest need, have access to high-quality early learning and development programs and enter kindergarten prepared for success.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern MI

900 E. Front St. Suite 125, Traverse City MI 49686

(231) 946-2447

Children ages 6-18 are provided a mentoring opportunity through a supportive one-to-one relationship with a caring adult that will provide children with proper attention, guidance and opportunities on a consistent basis to help them achieve higher aspirations, greater confidence, better relationships, avoidance of risky behaviors and educational success.

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Center for Social Emotional Development

Learn fun and easy ways to support your child's social and emotional development!

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Fun Activities for Kids

Head Start

(231) 587-0421

Health Dept. of NW Michigan

(231) 533-6255

Alden District Library

(231) 331-4318

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Bellaire District Library

(231) 533-8814

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Central Lake District Library

(231) 544-2517

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Elk Rapids District Library

(231) 264-9979

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Mancelona Township Library

(231) 587-9451

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Way to Grow (Elk Rapids Schools)

9039 Old State Hwy 72, Williamsburg MI 49690

(231) 649-9898   |  (231) 264-8289 Ext:4153

For families with children birth to age 5. Play groups at both Lakeland and Mill Creek Elementary provide opportunities for parents to connect with each other, children to socialize and play and information to be shared. Home visits are also available and include fun, interactive ways to learn about your child's development and growth. Please note that if Elk Rapids Public schools are closed Way to Grow activities will also be cancelled. All Way to Grow programs are FREE!

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Ringler Road Park/Elk Lake

(231) 392-2389

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William K Good Day Park

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Palmer Park

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Railroad Park

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Raven Hill Discovery Center

(231) 536-3369

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Richardi Park

(231) 533-8213

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Lake Bellaire Public Access - Cottage Dr

(231) 533-8213

Mancelona Early Childhood Programs

(231) 587-9021

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Mancelona Elementary School

(231) 587-8661

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Milton Township Park - Cairn/Indian

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John R Rodger Elementary

(231) 533-8916

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Jordan River Fish Hatchery

(231) 584-2461

Jordan Valley Pathway

(989) 732-3541

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Ellsworth Public School

(231) 588-2544

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Ellsworth River Park

Forest Home Township Park

(231) 533-8213

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Grass River Natural Area

(231) 533-8596

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Eastport Torch Lake Access Site

Cherryland Middle School

(231) 264-8991

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Chestonia Township Ball Diamond

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Concord Academy

(231) 584-2080

Elk Rapids Dam Fishing Park

(231) 392-2389

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Elk Rapids Day Park

(231) 392-2389

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Elk Rapids Memorial Park

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Ellsworth Community School

(231) 584-2080

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Ellsworth Park

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Central Lake Elementary

(231) 544-3141

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Alba Public School

(231) 584-2000

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Barnes Park and Campground

(231) 599-2712

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Wetzel Lake Park

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Thurston Park

(231) 544-6854   |  (231) 544-6483

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Torch Bay Nature Preserve

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Health & Well-Being

National Domestic Violence Hotline

(800) 799-7233

Crisis intervention, safety planning, information about domestic violence and referrals to local service providers. Direct connection to domestic violence resources available in the callers area provided by a Hotline advocate.

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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

(800) 273-8255

No matter what problems you are dealing with, we want to help you find a reason to keep living. When you call you'll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7.

Postpartum Support International

6706 SW 54th Ave., Portland OR 97219

(800) 944-4773

Essential info about perinatal mood & anxiety disorders, including risk factors, symptoms & treatments.

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Find a Doctor at Munson Healthcare

(231) 935-5886   |  (800) 533-5520

Poison Control Center

(800) 222-1222

Health Dept. of NW Michigan

(800) 432-4121

Mancelona Family Resource Center

(231) 587-5044   |  (800) 432-4121

Health Dept. of NW Michigan

(800) 432-4121

Planned Parenthood

(231) 929-1844

Women's Resource Center

(800) 275-1995   |  (989) 731-0918

Health Dept. of NW Michigan

(800) 432-4121

Mancelona Family Resource Center

(231) 587-5044

Mancelona Family Resource Center

(231) 587-5044

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Delta Dental

(800) 524-0149

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Health Dept. of NW Michigan

(800) 432-4121

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Antrim County Habitat for Humanity

(231) 587-1498

Munson Healthcare Charlevoix

(231) 547-4024

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Mclaren Hospital

(231) 487-4000

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Crisis Line: Women's Resource Center

(800) 275-1995   |  (231) 347-0082

Parent Helpline

(855) 427-2736

24/7 days a week crisis intervention and information referral service.

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Bellaire Family Health Center

(231) 533-8649

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Michigan Enrolls/Medicaid Plan Enrollment

(888) 367-6557

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MICHILD Insurance

(888) 988-6300

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Munson Medical Center Pediatric Therapy Program

550 Munson Ave., Traverse City MI 49686

(231) 935-8600

Pediatric Feeding Therapy Program, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy,Speech and Language Therapy. For Feeding Therapy support please call: (231) 935-7620

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211 Directory

211   |  (844) 875-9211

24 hrs for referrals to food, clothing, housing, utilities, transportation, education, employment, youth programs, health care, prescriptions, counseling, support groups, substance abuse, and emergency preparedness.

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Munson Medical Center

(231) 935-2591

Help is available for feeding issues, pre and post-weight checks, and for questions regarding a successful breastfeeding experience. For immediate or urgent concerns, please call your health care provider.

Antrim County Department of Human Services

(231) 533-8664

Child & Family Services of Northwestern Michigan

3785 Veterans Dr., Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 347-4463

Abuse and neglect prevention, court support, family-based conflict resolution, pregnancy & birth counseling, and parent education.

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Child Abuse Reporting

(855) 444-3911

24/7 days a week crisis intervention and information referral service.

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Child Locator Tip Line

P.O. Box 30037, Lansing MI 48909

(866) 729-0026

24 hours, 7 days a week.

Lutheran Child & Family Services of Michigan

(231) 533-8649

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Planned Parenthood

1135 E 8th St., Traverse City MI 49686

(231) 929-1844

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Healthy Futures

(231) 935-5640   |  (888) 403-8468

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Safe Sleep

(800) 331-7437

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Legal and Financial Help

MI Bridges

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Health Dept. of NW Michigan

(800) 432-4121

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

(231) 533-8664

North Country Community Mental Health

(877) 470-7130

Goodwill Inn

2943 Keystone Rd., Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 922-4890

Emergency shelter and access to donated food to homeless men and women.

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Good Samaritan Family Services (Ellsworth)

(231) 588-6041

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Mom and Tots Center

(231) 588-2200

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Mancelona Family Resource Center

(231) 587-5044

Mental Health and Wellness

Munson Medical Center

(231) 935-7412

Helps families cope with the loss of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, ectopic pregnancy, and neonatal death. Warmline and support group.

North Country Community Mental Health

(877) 470-7130

Women's Resource Center

(800) 275-1995

Head Start

(231) 347-9070   |  (800) 443-5518

Wellspring Lutheran Social Services of Michigan

(844) 467-3356

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ACT (Assertive Community Treatment)

(800) 834-3393

American Heart Association

(800) 442-7315

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Child & Family Services of Northwestern Michigan

3785 Veterans Dr., Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 347-4463

Abuse and neglect prevention, court support, family-based conflict resolution, pregnancy & birth counseling, and parent education.

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North Country Community Mental Health

(877) 470-7130

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Third Level Crisis Intervention Center

(231) 942-4357   |  (800) 942-HELP

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Parent Support

National Parent Helpline

(855) 427-2736

24/7 days a week crisis intervention and information referral service.

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Mancelona Family Resource Center

(231) 587-5044

McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital

(800) 248-6777

Munson Medical Center

(800) 935-8219

Mancelona Family Resource Center

(231) 587-5044

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Michigan Alliance for Families

(800) 552-4821

Offers comprehensive information and referrals on all disability and education issues involving children and young adults from birth to age 26. Services include one-on-one support, online and printed resource information and referrals to the appropriate community services. Parent Training and Information Center for Michigan under the IDEA in coordination with the MDE Office of Special Education. 

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Parent Helpline

(877) 211-5253

24/7 days a week crisis intervention and information referral service.

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Shape Up North (SUN)

We are here to help you and your family have fun and enjoy good health, simple as that. Shape Up North (SUN) is a community collaboration created to provide the resources you need to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. We’re excited to offer tips, guidance, and support for individuals, schools, businesses and health care providers in northern Michigan.

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Department of Health & Human Services

(231) 533-8664

Disability Network of Northern MI

415 E. 8th St., Traverse City MI 49686

(231) 922-0903

Support services for individuals with disabilities to live independently.

Families First Monthly

(231) 922-6437

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Great Start Collaborative

(231) 582-8070

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Great Start Collaborative

1101 Red Drive, Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 922-6437

Helping to increase parent participation in early childhood planning and decision-making for the county.

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Smoking and Substance Use

Northern Michigan Regional Entity

(800) 834-3393

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Northern Michigan Substance Services-Recovery Center

(800) 686-0749

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

5600 Fishers Lan, Rockville MD 20857

(877) 726-4727   |  (877) SAMHSA-7

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Health Access

(800) 248-6777

Health Dept. of NW Michigan

(800) 432-4121

Mancelona Family Resource Center

(231) 587-5044

Michigan Tobacco Quit Line

(800) 784-8669

Al-Anon & Alateen

(231) 946-8823

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Alcoholics Anonymous

(231) 946-8823

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Al-Anon & Alateen

P.O. Box 5132, Traverse City MI 49696

(231) 938-7399

Call for local information for meetings and support.

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