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Kalkaska

Breastfeeding Support

Munson Medical Center

(231) 935-2591

Breastfeeding Support

(231) 258-7579

District Health Department #10

(231) 258-8669

Child Development

Early Head Start

(231) 258-3200

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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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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District Health Department #10

625 Courthouse Dr. NW, Kalkaska MI 49646

(231) 258-8669

CSHCS is a program within the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). It is for children and some adults with special health care needs and their families.,

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Children's Therapy Corner

1810 Chartwell Dr, Traverse City MI 49696

(231) 929-2354

Consultation and therapy for Autism, Sensory Processing Disorders, Occupational Therapy,Speech Therapy, and Physical Therapy and more. Insurance may be accepted.

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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

Cherry Knoll Children Center, Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District

(231) 922-7811

Imagination Station / Chalker Park

Laurel St and Chestnut St, Kalkaska MI 49646

KART (Kalkaska Area Recreation & Transportation Trail)

Starts at 1905 Fairground Dr, Kalkaska MI 49646

2 mile long 8 ft wide trail is perfect for easy strolling.

Log Lake Campground

2475 E Log Lake Rd NE, Kalkaska MI 49646

(231) 258-2940

Electricity, toilets, swimming, and camp store.

Rapid City Elementary

5258 River St, Rapid City MI 49676

(231) 331-6121

Rapid River Township Community Park

Just W of US-131 on Phelps Rd, Rapid City MI 49676

Sand Lake Quiet Area Pathway

8 mi W of Kalkaska via Island Lake Rd & Campground Rd, Kalkaska MI 49646

(231) 922-5280

Part of Pere Marquette State Forest. 10 miles of hiking and biking trails

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School Forest

M-72 and Birch Street, Kalkaska MI 49646

Open space and trails. Located just off of M-72 and Birch St in Kalkaska.

Seven Bridges

On Valley Rd between Kalkaska and Rapid City (directions at website), Kalkaska MI 49646

A picturesque short hike with running water and tranquil sitting areas.

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Skegemog Swamp Pathway

From M-72 turn Rt on CR 597, proceed 3 mi to parking area on W side of road, Rapid City MI 49676

(231) 922-5280   |  (231) 258-2711

Extensive wooden boardwalk winds through a cedar swamp, crosses a small creek, and makes its way to Skegemog Lake

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Springfield Recreation Area

From Kalkaska take M-66 S 13 mi to Lund Road. Turn W and go 4 miles to Creighton Road. Turn lt into the Springfield Recreation Area.

Trails, farmers market, pavilion, and other fun activities.

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Springfield Recreation Area

From Kalkaska take M-66 S 13 mi to Lund Road. Turn W and go 4 miles to Creighton Road. Turn lt into the Springfield Recreation Area.

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Torch Lake Beach Access Sites

Crystal Beach Road, Kalkaska MI 49646

Seven swimming access sites on Crystal Beach Rd.

Kalkaska County LIbrary

247 S Cedar, Kalkaska MI 49646

(231) 258-9411

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Birch Street Elementary School

309 N Birch St, Kalkaska MI 49646

(231) 258-8629

Freedom Park (East and West)

5123 Freedom Park Dr, Rapid City MI 49676

(231) 331-6249

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Heritage Park

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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District Health Department #10

(231) 258-8669

Find a Doctor at Munson Healthcare

(231) 935-5886   |  (800) 533-5520

Teen Health Center

(231) 258-7791

Poison Control Center

(800) 222-1222

District Health Department #10

(231) 258-8669

Kalkaska Memorial Health Center

(231) 258-7533

District Health Department #10

(231) 258-8669

Women's Resource Center

(231) 258-4691

District Health Department #10

(231) 258-8669

Delta Dental

(800) 524-0149

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Dental Clinics North

521 N Cobb St, Cadillac MI 49601

(231) 775-7662

Free dental services.

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Dental Clinics North

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

(231) 932-7316

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District Health Department #10

625 Courthouse Dr. NW, Kalkaska MI 49646

(231) 258-8669

Prenatal and parenting education, immunizations, postpartum home visit, Healthy Futures enrollment, health insurance and nursing support to children with certain health needs, and referrals.

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Third Level Crisis Intervention Center

1022 E Front St., Traverse City MI 49686

(231) 922-4800   |  (800) 442-7315

Crisis counseling, problem assistance, information and referrals. Available 24 hours, every day.

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Women's Resource Center

(231) 258-4691

Domestic violence support. If you must speak to someone immediately call 941-1210 Kalkaska Office hours: Monday and Wednesday 8:30 - 4:30 Thursday noon till 8:00PM BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

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Kalkaska Memorial Health Center

419 South Coral St., Kalkaska MI 49646

(231) 258-7500

Hospital

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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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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.

District Health Department #10

625 Courthouse Dr. NW, Kalkaska MI 49646

(231) 258-8669

Prenatal and parenting education, immunizations, postpartum home visit, Healthy Futures enrollment, health insurance and nursing support to children with certain health needs, and referrals.

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Kalkaska Memorial Health Center

419 South Coral St., Kalkaska MI 49646

(231) 258-7533

Offering prenatal and pediatric care providers.

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Centralized Intake for Child Abuse and Neglect

701 S. Elmwood Ste. 19, Traverse City MI

(855) 444-3911

Report Abuse & Neglect- 24/7 Hotline (MI Dept. of Health & Human Services).

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DHS

503 N. Birch St., Kalkaska MI 49646

(231) 258-1200

Wellspring Lutheran Child & Family Services of Michigan

955 Commerce Dr., Traverse City MI

(231) 943-4348

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

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

Kalkaska Baby Pantry

(231) 258-9441

Friend of the Court

(231) 258-9744

MI Bridges

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District Health Department #10

(231) 258-8669

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

(231) 258-1200

Child Support Coordinator

(231) 258-3326

North Country Community Mental Health

(877) 470-7130

District Health Department #10

625 Courthouse Dr. NW, Kalkaska MI 49646

(231) 258-8669

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

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KAIR-Kalkaska Area Interfaith Resources

324 S. Cedar St., Kalkaska MI 49646

(231) 258-7836

Food pantry and resale store

Kalkaska United Methodist Church

2525 Beebe Rd, Kalkaska MI 49646

(231) 258-2820

Hot Meal. Please call for times and options.

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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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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With Open Arms (Winter Clothing Needs)

(231) 649-1127

Supplies Winter Clothing Needs

KAIR-Kalkaska Area Interfaith Resources

324 S. Cedar St., Kalkaska MI 49646

(231) 258-7836

Food pantry and resale store

Kalkaska Baby Pantry

1725 W. Kalkaska Rd., Kalkaska MI 49646

(231) 258-9441

Please call for current hours as sometimes they change. Currently located at Kalkaska Church of Christ.  Offer diapers, wipes and clothing available as well for infants through age 3-4.

Mental Health and Wellness

North Country Community Mental Health

(231) 258-5133

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

North Country Community Mental Health

(231) 258-5133

Adult and child counseling, community support for persons with developmental disabilities and or mental illness

North Country Community Mental Health

625 Courthouse Dr. NW, Kalkaska MI 49646

(231) 258-5133   |  (800) 442-7315

Respite, counseling, and family support subsidy. Services covering Kalkaska, Otsego, Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet and Cheboygan counties.

North Country Community Mental Health

(877) 470-7130

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Parent Support

Mancelona Family Resource Center

(231) 587-5044

Maternal Infant Health Program

(231) 314-8626

NW Michigan Community Action Agency

(800) 632-7334

National Parent Helpline

(855) 427-2736

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

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District Health Department #10

(231) 258-8669

Kalkaska Area Interfaith Resources (KAIR)

(231) 258-7836

Mancelona Family Resource Center

(231) 587-5044

Munson Medical Center

(800) 935-8219

Family Resource Center

(231) 258-2200   |  (888) 682-7300

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

(231) 533-8619

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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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.

Early Head Start

3963 Three Mile Rd, Traverse City MI 49686

(231) 409-3599

Please call the main office to schedule an appointment.

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Families First Monthly

PO Box 433, Suttons Bay MI 49682

(231) 499-1454

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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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Kalkaska County Kiddos

The Kalkaska Kiddos page is a place to find out about early childhood events in our community, as well as other early childhood information.

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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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District Health Department #10

(231) 258-8669

Michigan Tobacco Quit Line

(800) 784-8669

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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Alcoholics Anonymous

124 N Division, Traverse City MI 49684

(231) 946-8823

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