Navigating the Mental Health System

Community Living Services is offering training and education to parents and caregivers who want to become Parent Mentors/Family Support Specialists. The Parent Mentor/Family Support Specialist will assist parents and caregivers in bridging gaps within the mental health system.
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Compassionate Heart Ministry

Compassionate Heart Ministry is a safe, Christ centered drop in center for young people and adults with physical and cognitive disabilities. We offer a place where friendships and relationships can develop through our mentor based program. Whether it is shooting pool, playing video games, watching movies or just hanging out with new friends and old friends, Compassionate Heart is that place where everyone will feel loved, accepted, and included.

Michigan Parents of Children with Visual Impairments (MPVI)

Michigan Parents of Children with Visual Impairments is an affiliate of the National Association of Parents of Children with Visual Impairments (NAPVI.) We strive to help families with support, information, advocacy, and events that are fun, educational, and practical. MPVI is a group of families, members of the blind community, and professionals who have or work with children who are blind or visually impaired.

Autism Support of Kent County

Autism Support of Kent County (ASK) works to provide services that make it possible for individuals with autism to lead healthier and more productive lives! ASK funds programs, worth over $40,000 annually, for individuals affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families! Current programs include Music Therapy, funds for disadvantaged students in our ASD classrooms, Special Olympics basketball and/or poly hockey teams, and recreational outings (Holiday Party, Summer Picnic, Easter Egg Hunt and other family events).

Capital Area Center for Independent Living

Capital Area Center for Independent Living (CACIL) is a community-based, cross disability, non-profit organization designed and operated by people with disabilities. CACIL works with the Ingham, Clinton, Eaton & Shiawassee Counties providing the following CORE services: Peer Support, Information & Referral, Individual & Systems Advocacy, Independent Living Skills Training & Nursing Facility Transitions. CACIL provides training, mentoring, and referrals to help people with disabilities and their families live productive lives.