Community Resources

800.424.2248

Child Care Resources
CHILD CARE AWARE
Referral service for information about child care
CHILD CARE COORDINATING COUNCIL OF DETROIT/ WAYNE COUNTY INC. 313.259.4411
Provides a list of licensed childcare facilities in Wayne County
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE EDUCATION OF YOUNG CHILDREN 800.424.2480
Provides referrals for daycare and early childhood programs which meet accreditation requirements
SAFE STAY CRISIS NURSERY 734.595.0411
Provides overnight care for families in need of emergency or respite care with infants and children up to 9 years of age

Counseling and Support
EMERGENCY TELEPHONE SERVICE 313.224.7000
Provides information and referrals for any mental health concern
DEPRESSION AFTER DELIVERY 800.944.4773
National organization providing telephone contacts, materials and a list of support groups for families affected by postpartum depression
FORMERLY EMPLOYED MOTHERS AT THE LEADING EDGE 734.692.7149
Assists women transition from paid employment to motherhood and the choice to parent full time
AFTER BABY COMES (ABC) 734.425.7977 x117
Provides home visits, phone calls, play groups and infant massage classes to first time parents delivering in the Oakwood Healthcare System
MICHIGAN SIDS ALLIANCE 800.331.7437
Provides support to families dealing with Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Educational materials available.
OAKWOOD BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES 734.727.1111
Provides referrals to qualified mental health professionals
POSTPARTUM SUPPORT INTERNATIONAL 805.967.7636
Clearinghouse for postpartum issues, also provides information/referrals for support groups and professionals throughout the world

Infant Health
BABY HOTLINE 313.961.BABY
Provides referrals and information about maternal related issues like clothing, transportation, immunizations, well baby care, etc.
BURN CENTER AT CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL 313.745.BURN
Fields questions regarding burn injury and prevention
CHEMTREC CENTER 800.262.8200
Assists callers with questions regarding chemical product safety
INFANT-CHILD CPR CLASS 313.593.7694
Oakwood offers classes taught by certified instructors
INFANT MASSAGE 734.425.7977 X117
The After Baby Comes Program offers free classes in infant massage to all first time parents delivering at Oakwood.
MATERNAL HOTLINE 800.26.BIRTH
Referrals to health departments and doctors for pediatric care
PARENT HELP LINE 800.942.HELP
Answers questions about parenting issues and the prevention of child abuse
PARENTING MATTERS 800.531.5151
Provides support/information on parenting classes, assessments, referrals

Medical Insurance
MI CHILD 888.988.6300
Low cost health insurance ($5 monthly) for qualifying, uninsured children
FAMILY INDEPENDENCE AGENCY Inkster 313.277.4800
Taylor (734)281-8319 Romulus 734.595.9213
WAYNE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT 734.727.7000

Social Security Information
SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION 313.278.9412
For information about obtaining a Social Security card

Education & Unemployment
FOCUS HOPE 313.464.4600
Provides GED and employment training
EVENSTART Western Wayne County 734.728.3400
  Downriver 734.287.1700
Provides tutoring and support for parents seeking to earn their GED
WAYNE METRO COMMUNITY SERVICES 313.843.2550
Employment and training program
9-5 JOB PROGRAM HOTLINE 800.522.0925
Support/advocacy on issues such as family leave, sexual harassment, etc.

Domestic Violence
Women's Justice Center 313.371.3985
Provides information on emergency shelter, legal services, daycare, furniture, clothing, transportation, as well as general support
FIRST STEP 888.453.5900
Provides advocacy, shelter, crisis intervention, and counseling
FAMILY VIOLENCE HELP LINE 800.996.6228
24 hour crisis line

Safety
POISON CONTROL CENTER OF MI 800.764.7661
Information provided regarding symptoms and necessary treatments of toxic substances
NATIONAL LEAD INFORMATION 800.532.3394
Information on preventing lead poisoning and lead dust testing; referrals
U.S. PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION 800.638.2772
Provides information on safety standards and product recalls

Fatherhood
MARILLAC TEEN FATHERHOOD 248.559.2272
Program for teen fathers
FATHERS FOR EQUAL RIGHTS 248.354.3080
Provide information about legal rights for fathers in regards to visitation, paternity, etc.

Nutrition/Breastfeeding
WIC (for income qualified families) Ypsilanti 734.484.6770
Inkster 734.727.7000 Lincoln Park 313.383.7846
Taylor 734.955.3900
Provides coupons to purchase infant formula, juice, cereal, eggs, etc.
FOCUS HOPE 313.494.4600
Provides free monthly food for children up to 6 years not receiving WIC
FOOD BANK-ST. VINCENT DE PAUL (need referral) Taylor 313.291.4888
Melvindale 313.382.6877
OAKWOOD NURSING HOTLINE 313.593.5929
Link to lactation specialists
THE BREASTFEEDING SPECIALISTS 810.939.8378
Provide information and support for working mothers who want to continue nursing
ELECTRIC BREAST PUMP RENTAL Canton 734.454.4964
Dearborn 313.561.6515

800.243.2278

Multiple Births
NATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF MOTHERS WITH TWINS CLUB
Call for local chapter near you
WESTERN WAYNE MOTHERS OF TWINS 313.562.9234

Teen Parent Programs
LULA BELLE STEWART CENTER 313.867.2372
Variety of services for teens including housing, daycare and counseling
MARILLAC OUTREACH PROGRAM 248.559.2272
Counseling, referrals & case management for ages 12-22
YOUNG MOTHERS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (Y-MAP) 734.513.7598
Mentoring programs for teen moms; referrals/support

Recreation
GYMBOREE 734.675.1002
Music, auditory, and tactile stimulation
POSITIVE PARENTING FITNESS CLASS 313.593.7694
Infants from 6 weeks to 8 months; shape-up classes for mom and baby
AFTER BABY COMES 734.425.7977 x117
Parent-baby play groups for first time parents located throughout Wayne County
CHECK YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY RECREATION DEPARTMENTS

Legal Aid/Paternity
DNA DIAGNOSTICS FOR PATERNITY 800.362.2368
FRIEND OF THE COURT 313.224.5300