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Upcoming Events

October 25, 2023

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850 W. Sharon Avenue, Suite 6
Houghton, MI 49931
Iola Brubaker, Director
906.482.9353 [fax]



Local Resources

Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital is a hospital and health care system that is grounded in a strong tradition of community and patient-focused care. Click here for their current calendar of events.
BHK Child Development includes a wide variety of services for children and families. Head Start, preschool and childcare are the agency's cornerstone programs, but BHK also offers adult education and family literacy services, support for pregnant mothers, family wellness activities, an AmeriCorps national service program, and after-school and summer learning programs for public school children. Click here for BHK’s current calendar of events.

Copper Country Autism Awareness Group
This group provides information and assistance to parents and families of those living with autism. This may include information on available resources; efforts to increase general awareness; sponsorship of autism friendly events; information on available respite services; and advocacy efforts for children and families.

Copper Country Early On: Early On is a program for children birth to age 3 who have a disability or developmental delay, or a health condition that might lead to a developmental delay. (Click here for the State site)

Copper Country Community Mental Health Services provides an array of services intended to increase independence, improve quality of life, and support community integration and inclusion of the persons served in Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw and Ontonagon counties. The CCMH Institute provides a variety of education, prevention, and training programs including: Alzheimer education, adolescent development, asset building, caregiver education, child development, community education, depression education, elder abuse education, infant mental health, mental health training, parent education, preschool expulsion prevention, stress management, substance abuse prevention, violence prevention, and youth social skill development.

"Great Start Regional Resource Center/4C
of the UP
" helps parents to find licensed childcare, supports and trains childcare providers, and advocates for the highest quality of childcare for parents, employers, and the general public throughout the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Click here for calendar of events.

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Social Services provides prevention, protective, foster care, adoption and juvenile justice services for members of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community.

The Keweenaw Family Resource Center
supports, enriches, and strengthens family lives in the Keweenaw Peninsula by providing a variety of programs that focus on families with children from birth through four years of age.
Click here to view their calendar of events

UP Health System Portage provides safe, quality health care and outreach services to the Western U.P. and continues to grow to meet the needs of the health care community through new and enhanced clinical programs and services.
Click here to view their events calendar. 

Western U.P. District Health Department includes a number of maternal, infant and children's programs. Click here to view Program schedules.

Michigan Alliance for Families Provides a Regional Parent Mentor with expertise in disability and educational issues at each regional site. Regional Parent Mentors connect families with the resources they need, provide information and assistance and mentor parents. They also host a series of learning opportunities for parents including: Individualized Education Programs (IEPS), Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSPs), Mediation and facilitated IEPs, Overview of the IDEA, Transitions, Positive behavioral supports, Assistive technology, Parent/professional collaboration and rights and responsibilities. If there is not a Mentor in a caller's area, they are connected to a parent consultant in the information and referral call center. Contact Lisa Casper at lisa@michiganallianceforfamilies.org or call 906-483-0442.



This project was developed under a grant awarded by and Michigan Department of Education.