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  Find out more about parenting resources that are available for parents of young children in your community.

  1 - For a calendar of upcoming Parenting Classes visit:

Act Against Violence
(989) 723-5877. A training series intended to reduce the stress factors associated with raising children. Parents and other caregivers will learn skills to improve responses to their children's behavior and build a tool box for positive parenting styles. For the dates of the next available series, contact Marcia Bird at 989-723-5877.

Alcoholics Anonymous
989-723-5711. 1323 W Roslyn Rd, Owosso. Includes Alateen and Alanon.

Catholic Charities of Shiawassee & Genesee County
989-723-8239 120 W. Exchange St., Suite 300, Owosso, MI 48867, Individual, parent/child, family counseling, child abuse prevention counseling, foster care and adoption services, pregnancy counseling, substance abuse prevention services. Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 am-8:30 pm;Fri 8am-4:30pm. Sliding fee based on income and family size.

Children in the Middle
This is an evidenced based 10 session training that is intended to improve communication and reduce the conflict between parents that share the care of children or teens. Contact Marcia Bird at (989) 723-5877

Circle of Parents for Teen Parents
This is an open ended support group for teen (ages 13-19) who are pregnant or already parents. Parent discussions, leadership training and guest speakers. Call Marcia at 989-723-5877 for more info.

Corunna Adult Education
(989) 743-8848. At Shiawassee Street School, 106 S. Shiawassee Street, Corunna. Program serves those seeking to earn a high school diploma or GED. Day and evening classes are held weekdays.

Early Childhood Conference
Date is generally scheduled for March or April. For parents and caregivers of young children. Topics vary. Scholarships available for parents with children birth-5years. For information call Leanne Arnst at 989-725-2581, ext. 2111.

Great Start Parent Coalition
Provides parents the opportunity to be part of a supportive network of other parents; participate in training to develop skills in leadership and advocacy; plan activities/events that build public support for early childhood; have fun and make a difference by working together toward a commom vision. The Parent Coalition generally meets the 2nd Thursday of the month, 6-7:30pm at the Shiawassee RESD Early Childhood Learning Center located at 114 W. North St., Owosso. On-site child care is provided. Contact 989-725-2581.

Love & Logic Program
989-725-2581, ext. 2110 Contact Lisa Fox. Developed to enable parents to discover some answers for those difficult moments that arise when raising children. This 6 week training program is designed to instruct parents of small children on how to end misbehavior in public, smooth out mornings and bedtimes, calm sibling bickering and battling, take the battle out of meal times, tooth brushing, bathing, etc., make potty training fun, teach respect, responsibility and self-discipline, and much, much more!!! This program is free to parents. All books and materials are provided. Childcare provided. Light dinner provided. To register and/or sign up for childcare contact Lisa Fox 989-725-2581, ext. 2110.

Memorial Healthcare: Preparation for Childbirth Classes
989-729-6422 or toll free 866-900-6422. For expectant mothers and the support person who plans to participate at birth. Course instruction includes prenatal exercises, relaxation techniques, breathing patterns, fetal growth and development, as well as the process of labor and delivery. Class also includes adjusting to parenthood and the newborn. It is recommended you take this course during your 7th month of pregnancy. Cost of this class allows parents to take other classes such as Infant Care & Preparation for Breastfeeding at no additional charge.

More Than Moms: Durand
Meets the 1st Friday of every month, 6:30-8:30pm at the First Congretational Church of Durand. Call Kathy for info at 810-621-3931.

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS): Byron
Gather with moms in the community for friendship, fun and encouragement in their roles as parents. These groups welcome moms with children birth through kindergarten. Meets the 2nd and 4th Friday from 9:15-11:30am at Byron United Methodist Church. Call Joyce Wickman at 810-266-5776. Childcare provided.

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS): Owosso
Gather with moms in the community for friendship, fun and encouragement in their roles as parents. These groups welcome moms with children birth through kindergarten. Meets the 2nd Friday of each month from 6-8:30pm at Owosso Wesleyan Church, 715 S. Washington St. For more information call 989-723-5247. Dinner & childcare provided.

MSU Extension: Breastfeeding Initiative Program
989-743-2251 701 S. Norton Street, Corunna, MI 48817 Breastfeeding Initiative Program also known as Mother to Mother Program is a free program that offers breastfeeding information, encouragement and support to WIC and Food Stamp eligible participants. We offer the program to women in Shiawassee County who are pregnant and interested in breastfeeding and those who have already had their child and are breastfeeding. Our clients may stay on the program until the child turns a year old. For more information contact Candis Thick.

MSU Extension: Family Nutrition Program
989-743-2251 701 S. Norton Street, Corunna, MI 48817 Family Nutrition Program providing free nutrition education exclusively to limited-income individuals and families. For more information on this free program please contact Joe Hammontree.

Parent Help Line
Hotline: 800-942-4357, Refers parents to the individual Protective Service Agency in each county.

Pathways Adult & Alternative Education Program
989-729-3310, Baker College Bentley Campus. Programs for High School completion, GED preparation and improving basic literacy skills. Contact Laura Tepper at (989)729-3617 or

Perry/Morrice Adult Education
517-625-6116. At Perry High School 2665 Britton Rd, Perry. Program serves those seeking to earn a high school diploma, GED, or to those who simply want to improve their skills. High school students may also use our program for a fee to earn credits necessary to graduate on time.

Shiawassee County Community Mental Health
989-723-6791 or 800-622-4514; TDD/Voice: 989-723-6791; Emergency(24 hours): 989-723-6791, 1555 Industrial Drive, P. O. Box 428, Owosso, MI 48867 Emergency services, counseling services for personal and social issues for all ages, crisis intervention, family and marital counseling, substance abuse counseling.

Shiawassee County Health Department
989-743-2355 or 800-859-4229 101 E. Mack Street, Corunna, MI 48817. Maternal Infant Health program offers home visiting services to families with children age birth through 12 months.

Shiawassee Regional Education Service District
989-725-2581 Early Childhood Services 114 W. North Street, Owosso, Michigan 48867.

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