If you are looking for support in your local community, your local Community Mental Health(CMH) may be a good place to start to find out if there are local support groups in your area or any other resources for your family.To contact your local CMH you can click the following link for a list of all the CMH’s across Michigan:
Then dial their main number or call customer service. If they are unable to help you they may connect you to the Child and Family Services Department. Many CMH’s also have a website and newsletters that may have information about activities available for families of children with mental health disorders.
If you are looking to get involved with your child’s school you can contact your local schools Parent Organization.
If you need help navigating school issues the Michigan Alliance for Families has a Regional Parent Mentor in each area of the state to help local families better understand the special education process and navigate educational issues for their child. You can find your regional mentor’s contact information by calling them at 1-800-552-4821 or visiting their website at:
If you are looking for a specific type of support group or resource, sometimes it is helpful to type the following into your web browser on your computer: Parent Support Groups in (insert your city name).
You can also find local resources and supports by calling 211. Michigan 2-1-1 is a free, confidential service that connects you with local community-based organizations across the state offering thousands of different programs and services. You can also search their resource online by visiting:
If you are still unable to find what you are looking for in your area please feel to call the ACMH State Office and a Family Resource Specialist may be able to help you find what you need.