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Grand Traverse

Breastfeeding Support

Mom's Group

1050 Peninsula Dr., Traverse City MI 49686

(231) 409-9046

10-Noon on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month. Weigh your baby, ask questions, free supplies.

Munson Medical Center

(231) 935-2591

Grand Traverse County Health Department

(231) 995-6112

Munson Prenatal & Newborn Community Education

1105 Sixth St., Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 935-8200   |  (800) 4-MUNSON  |  (800) 468-6766

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La Leche League

(231) 935-3077

Breastfeeding support for mothers and mothers-to-be.

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Child Development

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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Early Head Start

(231) 943-7509

Head Start

(231) 947-3780   |  (800) 632-7334

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

While children grow and develop at different rates, we know that there are some developmental milestones that we can be aware of. Check out this site to review what these developmental milestones are by age.

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Grand Traverse County Health Department

2600 Lafranier Rd., Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 995-6130

Children's Special Health Care Services (CSHCS) is a program within the Michigan Department of Community Health for children and some adults with special health care needs and their families to join, children must have a qualifying medical condition and be 20 years old or under.

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Children's Therapy Corner

1810 Chartwell Dr, Traverse City 49696

(231) 929-2354

Consultation and therapy for Autism, Sensory Processing Disorders, Occupational Therapy,Speech Therapy, and Physical Therapy.

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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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Grand Traverse Area Literacy Council

1209 S. Garfield, Suite C, Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 922-6940

Free reading and writing tutorial services. Please call ahead.

Grand Traverse Dyslexia Services & Tutoring

9938 E. Valley Hills Dr., Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 929-7485

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Sylvan Learning Center

2506 Crossing Circle, Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 941-0600

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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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Autism Resource Network

(231) 688-7394

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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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Children’s Art Therapy Group

(231) 935-8492

Fun Activities for Kids

5toOne

(231) 922-6437

5toOne is an innovative project of the Great Start Collaborative that brings together families and local partners to ensure that all children reach their highest potential.

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Kingsley Branch Library

213 Brownson, Kingsley MI 49649

(231) 263-5484

Wigglers Story Time. Call for schedule.

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Peninsula Community Library

(231) 223-7700

Little Amigos Spanish Story Hour. Call for times.

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Playgroup at Salvation Army

(231) 946-4644

Mothers and preschoolers invited to play and socialize weekly.

Traverse Area District Library - Main Branch

610 Woodmere Ave., Traverse City MI 49686

(231) 932-8500

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Boardman River Nature Center

1450 Cass Rd., Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 941-4263

Peepers program includes indoor & outdoor activities for preschoolers age 3+.

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Cherub Tales

130 E. Tenth St., Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 946-5961

Faith filled story time and guests are invited to pay and stay for lunch in the Dining Hall.

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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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East Bay Branch Library

1989 Three Mile Rd., Traverse City MI 49686

(231) 922-2085

Wigglers Story Time and special programs. Call for schedule.

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East Bay Branch Library

1989 Three Mile Rd., Traverse City MI 49686

(231) 922-2085

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Fife Lake Public Library

77 Lakecrest Ln., Fife Lake MI 49633

(231) 879-4101

Tot-time. Call for schedule.

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Great Lakes Children’s Museum

13240 S West Bay Shore Dr., Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 932-4526

Hosted activities free with museum admission.

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Interlochen Public Library

9700 Riley Rd., Interlochen MI 49643

(231) 276-6767

Pre-school Story Hour. Call for schedule.

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Sayler Park

Yuba Park Rd., Acme MI 49686

Whitewater Recreational Facility

5777 Vinton Rd., Williamsburg MI 49690

(231) 267-5141

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Whitewater Recreational Facility

9500 Park Road, Williamsburg MI 49690

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Woodland Creek Furniture

4290 N. US N Hwy. 31, Acme MI 49686

Old Mission Lighthouse Park

At the tip of Old Mission Peninsula on M-37, Old Mission MI

(231) 645-0759

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Picnic Area

N side of Keystone Pond, W of the Boardman Dam on Cass Rd.

(231) 941-0960

On the north side of Keystone Pond, just west of the Boardman Dam on Cass Road. There is a boat launch and parking area, and a short trail along the north side of the Pond.

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Pine Grove Park

922 Hemlock St., Traverse City MI 49686

Power Island

Accessible only by boat, this beach on West Grand Traverse Bay’s Power Island, off Bower’s Harbor on Old Mission Peninsula, feature picnic facilities, restrooms and hiking trails.

Pyatt Lake Natural Area

(231) 929-7911

Thousands of years ago, Pyatt Lake was part of Grand Traverse Bay. 20 minutes from Traverse City on Old Mission Peninsula. Take Peninsula Dr. north approximately 10 miles. Just past Bowers Harbor Marina, turn left on Neahtawanta Rd. Follow Neahtawanta Rd. 1/2 mile to Pyatt Rd. Turn right on Pyatt Rd. The parking area is 1/4 mile down Pyatt Rd. Bring the bug spray in summer and a sled for tots in winter.

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Long Lake Township Park (Haywood Park)

Off Hwy 610 on Long Lake, Traverse City MI

(231) 946-2249

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Maple Bay Farm and Natural Area

(231) 929-7911

A short trail through hemlock forests will lead you to a day at the beach. During warm weather remember mosquito repellent for the walk. Approximately 5 miles north of Acme along US-31. The entrance to the Conservancy parcel and parking area is located approximately one mile north of Angel Road on the west side of US-31.  Drive the dirt road through the farmland, park and enter the foot trail through the gate.

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Maritime Heritage Alliance

(231) 946-2647

Dockside visits of traditional boats.

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Maurice E Haywood Township Park

8870 N Long Lake Rd., Traverse City MI 49685

Mayfield Pond Park

2200 Mill St., Kingsley MI 49646

Meadow Forest Trails

(231) 929-7911

A wonderful expanse of forest and meadow newly enhance with trails on Old Mission Peninsula. Enter on the meadow just past Homestead Ct parking lot.  Or enter the forest: from Peninsula Dr turn right on Homestead Ct, left on Homestead Ln, left on Mission Ridge Circle.

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Medalie Roadside Park

1910 W S Airport Rd., Traverse City MI 49686

(231) 922-4818

A 15 acre park on the south side of Boardman Lake featuring a picnic shelter, restrooms, paved walking path, 3 overlooks/fishing platforms, and a canoe launch.

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Muncie Lake Pathway

13 mi SE of Traverse City via Garfield Rd., Hammond Rd., High Lake Rd., Supply Rd., and Rennie Lake Rd.

(231) 922-5280

11 miles of hiking and biking trail.

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GT Children’s Garden

610 Woodmere Ave., Traverse City MI 49686

Hannah Park

At the corner of Union and Sixth Sts., Traverse City MI

Haserot Beach

4064 Swaney Rd., Traverse City MI 49686

(231) 223-7322

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Haserot Beach

4064 Swaney Rd., Traverse City MI 49686

Hickory Meadows

2000 Randolph St., Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 941-0960

Paths meander through meadows and upland forests to enjoy skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, and dog walking.

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Indian Woods Park

Indian Woods Dr. at Comanche St., Traverse City MI

Interlochen State Park

9375 Park Entrance, Interlochen MI 49643

Michigan State Park entrance fee required.

Keystone Park

Keystone and Birmley Rds., Traverse City MI

F&M Park

221 Cass St., Traverse City MI 49684

Gen’s Park

2263 US 31 North, Traverse City MI 49686

George and Ada Reffitt Nature Preserve

(231) 929-7911

A natural getaway right in the middle of Traverse City! There is a 1.7 mile loop trail and boardwalk around the preserve. From Munson Ave (US 31 N), turn south on Three Mile Rd. Turn right on Parsons Rd. (at the light) and park immediately on the left (next to the TART trail). The Reffitt Nature Preserve trail starts immediately south of the railroad tracks on the left (east) side of Three Mile Rd.

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Grace MacDonald Park

(Forest Lake Park), Traverse City MI 49696

Green Lake Township Memorial Park

5435 Karlin Rd., Interlochen MI 49643

Darrow Park

Monroe St at W Grandview Parkway, Traverse City MI

East Bay Park

Base of E Grand Traverse Bay, foot of Front St., Traverse City MI

(231) 922-4700

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Civic Center

1213 W Civic Center Dr., Traverse City MI 49686

Clancy Park

West Orchard Dr at Sheridan Dr., Traverse City MI

Clinch Park

E of Union St on Grandview Parkway, Traverse City MI

(231) 922-4700

Beach with lifeguard and splash pad playground. Changing rooms and bathrooms onsite. Food available for purchase.

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Blair Township Park

2121 County Rd. 633, Grawn MI 49637

Baseball fields, walking path, splash pad, playground and pavilion.

Boardman Lake Trail

148 E. Front St., #201, Traverse City MI

(231) 941-4300

2 mile paved wooded trail along the north and east side of Boardman Lake.  Access the trail from behind the Traverse Area District Library at 610 Woodmere Ave, Traverse City or from Oryana Food Coop at 610 E 10th St.

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Boardman River Nature Center

1450 Cass Rd., Traverse City MI 49685

(231) 941-0960

The headquarters of the Natural Education Reserve along the Boardman River.  The Nature Center features an exhibit gallery, theater room, craft area for kids, and houses a weekly educational program for preschoolers called “Peepers”, as well as an environmental education program for homeschoolers age 5 to 12.  Step outside the nature center to enjoy the 7 miles of trails, boardwalks, bridges, canoe portage sites, boat launch and picnic area.

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Boon St Tot Lot (Arbutus Court Park)

939 Boon St, Traverse City MI

Bower’s Harbor Township Park

2740 Bowers Harbor Rd., Traverse City MI

Bowers Harbor Beach

15 mi N of Traverse City on Peninsula Dr., Traverse City MI

(231) 872-8377

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Brown Bridge Quiet Area

3408 Brown Bridge, Traverse City MI 49696

(231) 941-0960

The backwaters of the Brown Bridge Dam (built in 1921) form the Brown Bridge Quiet Area which features designated trails and boardwalks, fishing, no wake boating, and wildlife observation.

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Brownson Memorial Park

301 South Brownson Ave., Kingsley MI 49646

Bryant Park

1101 Peninsula Dr., Traverse City MI 49686

(231) 922-4700

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Bryant Park

1101 Peninsula Dr., Traverse City MI 49686

Acme Township Park

Four miles north of Acme off US-31 N, 12 mi E of Traverse City, Acme MI 49610

(231) 872-8377

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Arbutus Lake

30 minutes N of Traverse City off Garfield Rd.

(231) 872-8377

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Archie Park

M-37 Near Gray & Bluff Roads, Traverse City MI

Ashton Park

Entrance at South end of N Madison St., Traverse City MI

Bayside Park

On E Grand Traverse Bay off US-31 N, S of M-72 junction in Acme, Acme MI 49610

(231) 872-8377

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Silverlake Recreation Area

East Silver Lake Rd., Traverse City MI

Paved track surrounding a ball field and playground, also a forested trail system surrounding the developed recreation area.

Sunset Park

635 E Front St., Traverse City MI 49686

TART Trails, Inc.

148 E. Front St., #201, Traverse City MI

(231) 941-4300

Paved urban trail could be referred to as “the boardwalk”. It begins at Bates Rd in Acme and ends at M-22/M-72 intersection in west Traverse City.  Strollers, bikes, skates, and just plain feet travel this path to enjoy the lakeside.

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Village of Kingsley South Property

South end of Clark St., Kingsley MI 49646

West End Beach

Foot of Division St. on Grandview Parkway, Traverse City MI

(231) 922-4700

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Tony Gilroy Township Park

On US-31 in Acme on East Grand Traverse Bay, Acme MI 49610

Traverse Bay Area Public Library Playground

610 Woodmere Ave., Traverse City MI 49686

Traverse City Fish Weir

On Garland Street across the river behind By Candlelight at 336 W Front St, Traverse City MI 49684

Visit the fish weir from mid-September to late October to see salmon and trout in the weir harvest facility.

Traverse City State Park

1132 US-31 N, Traverse City MI 49686

Includes beach access. Michigan State Park entrance fee required. “Universally accessible” playground for people of all abilities, including wheelchairs.

Twin Lakes Park

6800 N Long Lake Rd., Traverse City MI 49685

(231) 922-4818

Enjoy fishing, swimming, canoeing and hiking near the crystal clear spring water of North Twin Lake. NEW universally accessible playground is now a feature of this property.

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Vasa Pathway

Bunker Hill & Bartlett Rds., Traverse City MI 49686

(231) 922-4818

21 miles of loops and paths can be enjoyed in all seasons. Walking, biking, and cross country skiing.

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Vasa Trail

7 mi E of Traverse City via US-31, Bunker Hill Rd. & Bartlett Rd.

(231) 922-5280

17 miles of hiking and biking trail.

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Health & Well-Being

The Baby Pantry at St. Philip's Episcopal Church

(231) 882-4506

Hours of Operation: 1st Saturday of the Month from 10 am - 3 pm 3rd Saturday of the Month from 10 am - 3 pm_x000d_ About Us: For more than 15 years, The Baby Pantry has served hundreds of families with children ages zero through five living in Benzie, Grand Traverse and Manistee Counties._x000d_ What We Offer: Diapers and Pull - Ups, Infant Formulas, New and Gently Used Clothing, New and Gently Used Equipment, Books, Toys, Outdoor Gear_x000d_ Shoes/Boots, Food For Babies and Toddlers

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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Dental Clinics North

(800) 432-2591

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Find a Doctor at Munson Healthcare

(231) 935-5886   |  (800) 533-5520

Poison Control Center

(800) 222-1222

Grand Traverse County Health Department

(231) 995-6111

Grand Traverse County Health Department

(231) 995-6131

Munson Healthcare Immunization Clinic

(231) 935-8125

Grand Traverse County Health Department

(231) 995-6113

Planned Parenthood

(231) 929-1844

TDD for hearing impaired

(231) 946-1211

Women's Resource Center

720 S Elmwood, Ste. 2, Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 941-1210   |  (800) 554-4972

Anger management classes, emergency shelter, housing assistance. Doula Teen Program. Referrals for finances, counseling, legal, substance abuse, housing and other needs.

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Northwest Michigan Health Services, Inc.

(231) 383-4800

Child and Adult Protective Services

(231) 946-3220   |  (800) 937-5903

Grand Traverse County Health Department

(231) 995-6112

Grand Traverse Children’s Clinic

3537 W Front St., Ste G, Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 935-8822

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Grand Traverse County Healthy Department

2600 Lafranier Rd., Traverse City MI 49686

(231) 922-4831

Programs to assist women and children including the Maternal and Infant Health Program (MIHP); Women, Infants and Children (WIC) a health and nutrition program for pregnant and postpartum women, infants and children under age 5; Children's Special Health Care Services (CSHCS) for individuals under age 21 with special health care needs; Vision and Hearing Screening offered through preschool programs and local school districts; Head Start Physicals and Routine Children's and Sports Physicals; Dental Clinics North providing routine dental procedures for children and adults with Medicaid; Immunizations for children, teens, college students, adults and seniors; Reproductive Health Clinic, providing initial and annual exams, pap smears, pregnancy tests, birth control, tests and treatment for STD's, and HIV testing.

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Healthy Kids Program

2600 LaFranier Rd., Traverse City MI 49686

(888) 988-6300

Health care coverage and support services for qualifying pregnant women, babies & children under 19 years.

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Kids Creek Children’s Clinic

4025 N Royal Dr., Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 935-0555

Munson Prenatal & Newborn Community Education

1105 Sixth St., Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 935-8200   |  (800) 4-MUNSON  |  (800) 468-6766

Childbirth education, breastfeeding support, neonatal emergency services and more.

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Munson Urgent Care

550 Munson Ave., Traverse City MI 49686

(231) 935-8686

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Delta Dental

(800) 524-0149

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Dental Clinics North

2600 Lafranier Rd., Suite B, Traverse City MI 49686

(231) 932-7316

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Dr. Stephen Morgan, DDS

1117 W Civic Ctr Dr., Traverse City MI 49686

(231) 941-1130

Northern Michigan Pediatric Dentistry

1241 E. Eight St., Traverse City MI 49686

(231) 947-4566

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Northwest Michigan Health Services, Inc.

10767 Traverse Highway, Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 383-4800

Provides medical and dental primary care to all ages in Northwest Lower Michigan in a culturally appropriate manner.

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Traverse Health Clinic

3147 Logan Valley Rd., Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 935-0799

Sponsors “Give Kids A Smile! Children’s Dental Access program”. Call for information.

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Big Beautiful Life

515 S Union St., Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 421-9189

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Community Health Clinic

1719 S. Garfield, Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 935-0668

Free care sponsored by Blue Cross/Blue Shield.Everyone is Welcome. Accepting new patients. As a community health center, primary care is provided, as well as counseling, and coordinate a variety of support services to meet your needs

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Grand Traverse County Healthy Department

2600 Lafranier Rd., Traverse City MI 49686

(231) 922-4831

Programs to assist women and children including the Maternal and Infant Health Program (MIHP); Women, Infants and Children (WIC) a health and nutrition program for pregnant and postpartum women, infants and children under age 5; Children's Special Health Care Services (CSHCS) for individuals under age 21 with special health care needs; Vision and Hearing Screening offered through preschool programs and local school districts; Head Start Physicals and Routine Children's and Sports Physicals; Dental Clinics North providing routine dental procedures for children and adults with Medicaid; Immunizations for children, teens, college students, adults and seniors; Reproductive Health Clinic, providing initial and annual exams, pap smears, pregnancy tests, birth control, tests and treatment for STD's, and HIV testing.

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Father Fred Foundation

826 Hastings St., Traverse City MI 49686

(231) 947-2055

Emergency food, clothing and partial help with some bills (no rent or car rentals). Can help with gasoline once, if needed for doctos appointment or work.

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Safe Families for Children (Behtany Christian Services)

1055 Carriage Hill Dr., Ste. 4, Traverse City MI 496966020

(231) 995-0870

Safe Families for Children™ (SFFC) is a national movement of compassion that gives hope to families in crisis. This network of volunteer host families help parents who need temporary care for their children as they work through unmanageable or critical circumstances.

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Salvation Army

1239 Barlow St., Traverse City MI 49696

(231) 946-4644

Emergency food, housing and clothing.

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Parent Helpline

(855) 427-2736

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

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Traverse Bay Children’s Advocacy Center

121 E Front St., Ste. 301, Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 929-4250

Provides prevention, advocacy, awareness, multi-disciplinary intervention, assessment and treatment of child sexual and physical abuse.

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Bayside Docs Urgent Care

401 Munson Ave., Traverse City MI 49686

(231) 933-8686

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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 Healthcare Immunization Clinic

106 S. Madison St., Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 935-8125

Pediatric immunizations to families with no insurance coverage or limited coverage for vaccinations. No appointment necessary. Hours: Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and Monday 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Please bring your child's immunization record when you come. Parent or legal guardian must be present.

Munson Medical Center

1105 Sixth St., Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 935-5000

Ongoing educational opportunities for diabetes, child birth and nutritional counseling. Drug and alcohol treatment.

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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Traverse Health Clinic

1719 S. Garfield, Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 935-0799

Everyone is Welcome. Accepting new patients. As a community health center, primary care is provided, as well as counseling, and coordinate a variety of support services to meet your needs

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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.

Full Spectrum Eye Care

328 1/2 Munson Ave., Traverse City MI 49686

(231) 946-8460

Evaluation and Treatment of developmental vision dysfunctions such as tracking & eye teaming) that interfere with good learning and daily life. All ages served.

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Grand Traverse Ophthalmology Clinic

929 Business Park Dr., Traverse City MI 49686

(231) 947-6246

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Child & Family Services of Northwestern Michigan

3785 Veterans Dr., Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 946-8975

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

(989) 686-7650

Abuse and neglect prevention and intervention, counseling & therapy programs.

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Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

701 S Elmwood St., Ste. 19, Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 941-3900

Children's services, adoption, foster care, protective services, juvenile justice, Family Resource Centers.

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Traverse Bay Children’s Advocacy Center

2000 Chartwell Drive STE. 3, Traverse City MI 49696

(231) 929-4250

Intervention, investigation, assessment and treatment of child sexual & physical abuse in a child-sensitive, supportive, safe environment.

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Planned Parenthood

1135 E 8th St., Traverse City MI 49686

(231) 929-1844

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Pregnancy Care Center

121 S Garfield Ave., Ste C, Traverse City MI 49686

(231) 929-3488

Pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, diapers & wipes, maternity clothes, layettes, and counseling free of charge to women facing unintended pregnancies.

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Traverse Health Clinic

3155 Logan Valley Rd., Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 935-0412

Providing free or low-cost health care to financially challenged and uninsured residents of Benzie, Grand Traverse & Leelanau Counties.

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Big Beautiful Birth

515 S Union St., Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 392-9601

Natural Childbirth Education Courses with Jena Hullman.

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Healthy Futures

(231) 935-5640   |  (888) 403-8468

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Northern Michigan Medicine & Pediatrics

3643 W Front St., Ste C, Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 935-0614

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Northwest Michigan Health Services, Inc.

10767 Traverse Highway, Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 383-4800

Provides medical and dental primary care to all ages in Northwest Lower Michigan in a culturally appropriate manner.

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Olsen Naturopathic Clinic

1020 Sixth St., Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 946-8600

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Munson Healthcare Immunization Clinic

(231) 935-8125

Free immunizations to children with limited or no insurance coverage for vaccinations.

Planned Parenthood

1135 E 8th St., Traverse City MI 49686

(231) 929-1844

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Child Safety Seat Inspection

(231) 947-2382

Safe Kids North Shore

897 Parsons Rd, Traverse City MI 49686

(231) 947-3000 Ext:1234

Call for safety seat inspection dates.

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Safe Sleep

(800) 331-7437

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American Heart Association

(231) 409-7613

Teaches classes in your place of business, school, daycare or home.

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Legal and Financial Help

MI Bridges

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Grand Traverse County Health Department

(231) 995-6130

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

701 S Elmwood St., Ste. 19, Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 941-3900

Children's services, adoption, foster care, protective services, juvenile justice, Family Resource Centers.

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Legal Services of Northern Michigan

(231) 941-0771

Traverse Attorney Referral Services

(231) 922-4713

NW Michigan Community Action Agency

3963 Three Mile Rd., Traverse City MI 49686

(800) 632-7334

Food assistance.

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Salvation Army

1239 Barlow St., Traverse City MI 49696

(231) 946-4644

Emergency food, housing and clothing.

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W.I.C. Women Infants & Children

(800) 946-4599

Food and nutrition vouchers for pregnant and post partum women, infants and children under 5 years.

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Angel Food Ministries

508 W 14th St., Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 946-2090

Helps people save money on groceries by providing preordered food for pick-up once monthly.

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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Habitat For Humanity Grand Traverse Region

1129 Woodmere Ave., Ste F, Traverse City MI 49686

(231) 941-4663

Brings people together to build sustainable homes, communities, and hope.

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Homestretch Nonprofit Housing Corporation

3104 Logan Valley Rd., Ste #300, Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 947-6001

Building affordable housing for low-income working families and permanent supportive housing for homeless and persons with special needs.

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Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency

3963 Three Mile Rd., Traverse City MI 49686

(231) 947-3780   |  (800) 632-7334

Homebuyer Education, Financial Management Education, Credit Repair Counseling, Home Inspection Funds, Home Maintenance Training, Predatory Lending Counseling Foreclosure Prevention Counseling, HELP Loan Counseling, HUD Referral Counseling.

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Students In Transition Empowerment Program (STEP)

(231) 933-8991

Provides supportive education-related services to eligible students, Pre-K to 12, who have lost permanent housing due to foreclosure, eviction, or reasons related to economic hardship.

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Traverse City Housing Commission

150 Pine St., Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 922-4862

Provides assistance through the Housing Voucher Program to help eligible individuals and families pay their rent.

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Pregnancy Care Center

121 S Garfield Ave., Ste C, Traverse City MI 49686

(231) 929-3488

Pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, diapers & wipes, maternity clothes, layettes, and counseling free of charge to women facing unintended pregnancies.

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West Bay Baby Pantry

12720 S. West Bayshore Dr., Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 421-3532

corner of M-22 and Cherry Bend Rd. Open every Wednesday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Offers baby care items.

Grand Traverse Baby Pantry

1050 Peninsula Dr., Traverse City MI 49684

Baby care items. Must have photo I.D. Open the 2nd and 4th Thursday each month from 10 am to 4 pm

Advent Lutheran Church Baby Pantry

8481 Lake Ann Rd, Lake Ann MI 49650

(231) 275-8031

Open the second Saturday of every month from 9 am-noon. Community meals are also provided the last Thursday of every month from 5:30-7:30 at Almira Township hall.

Baby Pantry

8481 Lake Ann Rd, Lake Ann MI 49650

(231) 275-8031

Diapers, wipes, lotions, cereal, food, clothing, toys and bottles for children ages 0 to 3. You only need show proof of residency in your county.

Baby Pantry

1144 Boon St., Traverse City MI

Diapers, wipes, lotions, cereal, food, clothing, toys and bottles for children ages 0 to 3. You only need show proof of residency in your county. 2nd and 4th Tuesdays. Winter Hours October-May: 10:00am-4:00pm. Summer Hours June-September: 9:00am-12:00pm & 3:00pm-6:00pm Free childcare available.

Child & Family Services of Northwestern Michigan

3785 Veterans Dr., Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 946-8975

Abuse and neglect prevention, court support, family-based conflict resolution, 24/7 crisis counseling, youth services/shelter, pregnancy & birth counseling, and parent education.

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Mental Health and Wellness

Autism Center of Michigan

1363 Douglas Drive, Suite 104, Traverse City MI 49686

(231) 668-4909

Behavioral treatment for children with autism spectrum and related disorders

Andrea Russell, LMSW PLLC

800 Cottageview Drive, Suite 1076, Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 218-6664

Child and Family Therapist, Counseling, parent child relationships, IMH Certified

The Nurturing Counseling Space

134 W State St, Suite 202, Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 571-0445

Counseling, parent child relationships, IMH Certified

Addiction Treatment Services

747 E. 8th St., Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 346-5216

Outpatient services, Residential programs, Detox, Lab testing, Assessments

Northwest Michigan Health Services, Inc.

10767 Traverse Hwy., Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 383-4800

The Maple Clinic

525 S. Union St., Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 946-9575

Mental health and counseling services; depression, anxiety, stress disorders including grief and loss; school adjustment problems; marital conflict and reconciliation; divorce and blended family issues; and forensic assessments

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.

Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services

(231) 947-2255

Catholic Human Services, Inc.

1000 Hastings, Traverse City MI 49686

(231) 947-8110

Alcohol & Drug Counseling, Substance Abuse Prevention Education, Family/Marriage/Individual Counseling, Pregnancy Counseling, Open Adoption, Employee Assistance Program

Child & Family Services of Northwestern Michigan

3785 Veterans Dr., Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 946-8975

Abuse and neglect prevention, court support, family-based conflict resolution, 24/7 crisis counseling, youth services/shelter, pregnancy & birth counseling, and parent education.

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Adaptive Counseling and Case Management, LLC

3285 Veterans Drive, Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 715-8466

Counseling and case management Cognitive Behavior Therapy Motivational Interviewing Mindfulness

Old Town Psychological Services

512 S. Union St., Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 941-6550

Psychological Evaluation & Testing Program, Psychotherapy & Counseling Program, Marital & Family Counseling Program, Psychological Custody & Co-parenting Mediation, ADHD Evaluation & Treatment Program, Bariatric Evaluation & Treatment, Veteran PTSD Evaluation & Treatment, Child Behavioral Evaluation & Treatment, Academic Deficiency, Dyslexia & Learning Disorder Program, Substance Abuse Evaluation & Treatment Program

Goshawk Behavioral Health

2240 S. Airport Rd., Traverse City MI 49686

(231) 642-4642

Behavioral health assessment and counseling services

Bethany Christian Services

3886 Cass Rd., Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 995-0870

Unplanned pregnancy counseling, individual/marital/family counseling, adoption services, foster care.

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Center For Children & Parents

934 S Garfield, Ste. C, Traverse City MI 49686

(231) 946-4419

Psychologists, counseling services, counseling center. Focused help for children and parents.

Children’s Therapy Corner

808 S Garfield Ave., Ste. A, Traverse City MI 49686

(231) 929-2354

Rehabilitation and therapeutic services for children and families.

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Northern Lakes Community Mental Health

105 Hall St., Traverse City MI 49684

(800) 492-5742   |  (231) 922-4850

Providing a wide range of mental health services including counseling, Infant Mental Health, crisis support and more. If you or someone you know is at immediate risk, please call 911.

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Northern Michigan Psychiatric Services

3287 Racquet Club Dr. #A, Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 935-0355

Free Teacher & Parent Education Series includes “Depression & Bipolar Disorder in Children & Adolescents”, “Autism Spectrum Disorders in Children & Adolescents”, Anxiety Disorders in Children & Adolescents”, “ADHD and Working Memory Training in Children & Adolescents.”

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Pine Rest Clinic Traverse City

1050 Silver Dr., Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 947-2255

Mental health services for children, adults families, including counseling and therapy, psychiatric evaluations, educational classes and referrals for partial hospitalization and inpatient treatment.

Compassionate Friends (Loss of Child)

(231) 946-5462

Support for parents grieving the loss of a child. Munson Community Health Center

Parent Support

National Parent Helpline

(855) 427-2736

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

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Munson Medical Center

(231) 935-8219

Safe Kids North Shore/Car Seat Inspection

(231) 947-3000 Ext:1234

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United Methodist Church Moms Group

Traverse Bay United Methodist Church, Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 946-5323

M.O.P.S. (Mothers of Preschoolers) Traverse City

Trinity Lutheran Church, Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 946-2720

Free childcare at meetings.

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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Michael’s Place

1055 Carriage Hill Dr., Ste. 4, Traverse City MI 49686

(231) 947-6453

Support and advocacy for grieving children, teens, and families, and raises community awareness on grief issues.

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Michigan State University Extension

520 W Front St., Ste. A, Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 922-4621

A variety of parenting classes including “Kids Are Worth It”, "STEP Up to Parenting", and "How To Talk So Kids Will Listen".

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MIFamilies

(231) 342-3847

Providing Michigan parents and caregivers with resources and referrals for assistance programs, childcare, tutoring, family fun, provider trainings and more. 

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Moms Offering Moms Support (Moms Club)

We are a community of mothers that provide an environment for mothers and their children to socialize, explore and learn in our community. We plan daytime activities such as playgroups, park dates, field trips, and meetups at child-friendly venues where we have fun, share advise and build friendships.

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Munson Prenatal & Newborn Community Education

1105 Sixth St., Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 935-8200   |  (800) 4-MUNSON  |  (800) 468-6766

Childbirth education, breastfeeding support, neonatal emergency services and more.

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Northern Michigan Psychiatric Services

3287 Racquet Club Dr. #A, Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 935-0355

Free Teacher & Parent Education Series includes “Depression & Bipolar Disorder in Children & Adolescents”, “Autism Spectrum Disorders in Children & Adolescents”, Anxiety Disorders in Children & Adolescents”, “ADHD and Working Memory Training in Children & Adolescents.”

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Postpartum Depression Support Group

(231) 218-6664

Support during postpartum recovery.

Munson Medical Center

(231) 935-7412

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

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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Single Mom Ministry

3210 Racquet Club Drive, STE B, Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 944-1710

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T.E.A.C.H. Homeschool Support

P.O. Box 1226, Traverse City MI 49685

(231) 933-0822

Christ-centered home school support group. Includes co-op classes, events & outings.

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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.

DivorceCare

(231) 947-7645

Nondenominational bible based support groups and seminars.

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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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Families First Monthly

PO Box 433, Suttons Bay MI 49682

(231) 499-1454

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Family and Parenting Classes

(231) 935-5000

Various classes offered by Munson Healthcare.

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FUNctioning FAMilies

(231) 342-3847

Through home visits with parents, helps parents address children’s behavior, interact with team builders, learn positive parenting, build routines & schedules, help find resources, and use family strengths. Group classes available. Contact Christi Morgan.

Goodwill Industries of N. MI, INC

2279 S. Airport Rd. W., Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 935-4377

Emergency food support, employment support. And a Retail store for clothing, household goods and more. (231)935-4377

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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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Healing The Heart

418 Wakazoo St., Petoskey MI 49770

(231) 439-3935

Support for women who have placed a child for adoption. Pregnancy & Resource Center

Love Thy Neighbor

P.O. Box 5114, Travesre City MI 49696

(231) 941-5683

Christian churches have volunteers, spiritual and material resources and good and services. Love thy Neighbor is the bridge between local churches and our neighbors in need. They are a clearinghouse for benevolence funds. Life skills and parenting classes. Also offers crib and layette ministry, connection to churches, thrift shop partners, prayer, food pantry and furniture ministry.

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“Always A Parent” Program

(231) 946-8975 Ext:1027

Effective co-parenting and communication between parents who are separated, divorced, or never married. Classes by Child & Family Services.

ADHD Parent Support Group

(231) 931-3833

For parents of children with ADD/ADHD

Attachment Parenting International of Traverse City

(231) 929-4350

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Bayside Babywearing and TC Natural Parenting

(231) 534-4643

Twice monthly discussion group for parents. Topics include more natural living, wellness and parenting. Baby carrier lending library available.

Bethany Christian Services

3886 Cass Rd., Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 995-0870

Unplanned pregnancy counseling, individual/marital/family counseling, adoption services, foster care.

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BirthNETWORK

(231) 941-2309

Free mother-to-mother and information to make informed choices for safe, satisfying childbirth.

Smoking and Substance Use

Northern Michigan Regional Entity

(800) 834-3393

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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

5600 Fishers Lan, Rockville MD 20857

(877) 726-4727   |  (877) SAMHSA-7

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Michigan Tobacco Quit Line

(800) 784-8669

Addiction Treatment Services

747 E. Eight St., Traverse City MI 49686

(231) 922-4810   |  (800) 622-4810

Treatment services for the healing and recovery of chemically dependent men, women and their families. Phone available 24/7.

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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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Al-Anon & Alateen

(231) 946-8823

See Website for Local AA, Al-Anon and Alateen Meetings.

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Alcoholics Anonymous

124 N Division, Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 946-8823

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Narcotics Anonymous

(231) 223-3399

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