State Resource Listings

The Ark

1-800-873-TEEN The Ark provides crisis intervention, emergency shelter, substance abuse treatment, and counseling services for 16-21 year old runaways and at-risk youth. The program is located in the city of Kalamazoo.

Association for Children’s Mental Health

Phone: (517) 372-4016 Fax: (517) 372-4032 Parent Line: (888) ACMH-KID (226-4543) www.acmh-mi.org/ This organization seeks to promote the development of a system of care for the families of children with emotional, behavioral, or mental health disorders through community education and awareness, family support and involvement, and the persistent pursuit of advocacy to improve the quality [...]

Big Brothers Big Sisters

www.bbbsa.org The goal of Big Brothers Big Sisters is providing successful mentoring relationships for all children who need and want them, and contributing to better schools, brighter futures, and stronger communities for all. The organization helps children reach their potential through professionally supported, one-to-one relationships with measurable impact. Children between the ages of 6 and [...]

Capital Area Literacy Coalition

1028 E. Saginaw Lansing, MI 48906 Phone: (517)485-4949 Fax: (517) 485-1924 mail@thereadingpeople.org www.thereadingpeople.org The Capital Area Literacy Coalition helps children and adults learn to read, write, and speak English with an ultimate goal of helping individuals achieve self-sufficiency. It provides direct services and enhances literacy efforts of community organizations in the capital area and throughout [...]

Casey Family Programs

1300 Dexter Ave North, Floor 3 Seattle, WA 98109-3542 Phone: (206)282-7300 Fax: (206)282-3555 http://www.casey.org/ Casey Family Programs is a national foundation that provides services for children, youth, and families in the child welfare system. The program aims to nurture youth in care and tot help strengthen families at risk of needing foster care. The website [...]

Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), Michigan

Local CASA: Weiss Advocacy Center 515 East Street Flint, MI 48503 Phone: 810-238-3333 http://www.weissadvocacycenter.org/ http://www.michigancasa.org/ A Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer is a trained citizen who is appointed by a judge to represent the best interest of a child in court. Children helped by CASA volunteers include those for whom home placement is being determined [...]

Federal Student Aid

www.studentaid.ed.gov/ Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant- The Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) provides grants to undergraduate students based on financial need, with the same eligibility requirements as the Pell Grant. The program gives preference to students with the most significant financial need and to those also receiving federal Pell Grants. An FSEOG can be [...]

GEAR UP Scholarship

1-877-323-2287 http://www.michigan.gov/mistudentaid/0,4636,7-128-60969_61016-274567–,00.html Students may be eligible for a postsecondary scholarship if they attended school in Muskegon, Detroit, or Flint.

General Education Development

Diversified Computer Services PO Box 2199 Kenosha, WI 53141-2199 Phone: (262)652-2492 www.GEDonline.org This organization provides online preparation tools for taking the GED.