When looking for resources in your area, The Michigan Resource Guide is a great place to start!
This site provides you the option to select your county of residence (or another county near you), or browse statewide and national resources from a list that will appear on the left side of your screen.
To access the Michigan Resource Guide, click HERE (it will open in a new tab).
Do you know of a resource that isn't listed? Send us an email and we'll get it added!
Additionally, one of the greatest supports to foster parents is other foster parents! Most counties and agencies offer support groups, so we encourage you to reach out and get connected!
If you don't see a Support Group in your area, please reach out to your Foster Care Navigator to discuss getting one started in your area!
While we hope to meet all of your needs we know that sometimes it takes a village! Check out these other statewide organizations for clothing and material assistance, adoption assistance, and more.
Big Family of Michigan - https://www.bigfamilyofmi.org/
Big Family of Michigan serves the needs of children in Michigan’s foster care system through the time they age out at 18. We continually seek opportunities to partner with community groups and businesses that support the common goal of helping us to help the children.
For the Seventh Generation - https://www.fortheseventhgeneration.org/
For the Seventh Generation’s mission is to ensure that all children in the foster care and child welfare system thrive by connecting the community’s generosity and resources with a child’s hopes and needs.
Foster Closet of Michigan - www.fosterclosetofmichigan.org
All Volunteer non-profit organization providing aid to the foster care community by supplying items such as clothes, shoes, new underwear and socks, baby gear, diapers and formula, furniture, toys, car seats, bedding, beds and other items to children in foster care.
Family Enrichment Center - www.fecfamily.com
Family Enrichment Center is a consumer created, consumer driven nonprofit agency, dedicated to help foster, adoptive and kinship children by supporting the families they live with through trainings, support groups, family activities, moral support and advocacy.
Fostering Forward Michigan - www.fosteringforwardmi.org
Fostering Forward Michigan is a statewide coalition of foster, adoptive and kinship caregivers that support, train, educate, and advocate on behalf of Michigan’s children and families.
The Kinship Care Resource Center - http://kinship.msu.edu/
The Kinship Care Resource Center (KCRC) is a non-profit statewide organization through the School of Social Work at Michigan State University. The KCRC supports Michigan kinship families by utilizing research to provide education and outreach for communities, agencies, and individuals involved in supporting kinship families.
Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE) - www.mare.org
MARE Adoption Navigators are experienced adoptive parents who offer guidance, support and personal knowledge to potential adoptive families throughout the entire adoption process. Having a Navigator is a free, voluntary service, and families are not required to have a Navigator to contact MARE for any questions.
Muslim Foster Care Association (MFCA) - https://muslimfostercare.org/
Muslim Foster Care Association (MFCA) is a non-profit organization based in Michigan, established to improve the lives of foster children and provide a support network for foster parents. MFCA’s goals include educating the community about the growing reality of Muslim children in foster care, providing assistance and resources for Muslim families considering foster home licensing, and advocating for children and families experiencing foster care on the local, state, and national level.