Family Support & Services

DHS (Department of Human Services) – Child Development & Care

Contact number: 1-855-275-6424

  • Services they provide:
  • Food Assistance
  • Cash Assistance
  • Child Care
  • Medical Assistance
  • Emergency Relief
  • Other Assistance
  • Apply Online

Child support services are available to:

  • Parents of minor children, when one parent does not live with the child.
  • Parents who pay court-ordered child support. 
  • Persons who have physical custody of a minor child.
  • Persons who receive public assistance for a minor child living in their home.

La Casa

2895 W Grand River Ave, Howell, MI 48843
Helpline: (866) 522-2725

Services they provide:

  • Support groups
  • Counseling
  • Crisis Shelter

Pregnancy Help Clinic

7743 Grand River Ave #101, Brighton, MI 48114

Services provided:

  • Abortion after care
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Ultrasound exams
  • Confidential pregnancy counseling
  • STD risk

WIC (Women, Infants, & Children)

7315 W Beard Rd, Shaftsburg, MI 48882
Contact: (517) 675-4920

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.

Love in the Name of Christ (Love Inc)

Address: 820 E Grand River Ave, Howell, MI 48843
Phone Number: 517.586.4007
Please call Monday-Thursday; 9:30-12:30pm and 1-3pm.

Love In the Name of Christ enables churches in a community to coordinate their resources and services so those in need are not turned away.

Big Brother/ Big Sister of Livingston County

915 N. Michigan Ave.
Howell, MI 48843
phone: 517-546-1140
fax: 517-546-0092

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Livingston County has been providing children with mentors since 1980. Our service is based on a One-To-One relationship between a volunteer and a child in need of a friend.
Volunteers serve as friends, mentors, and role models, helping children (who are primarily from single-parent homes) gain greater self-confidence. “Bigs” encourage “Littles” to realize their potential and see themselves as having happy and successful futures.

The Connection Youth Services

Contact information: Call 866.440.7233
Location: Howell, Mi

The Connection Youth Services provides assistance to youth and families featuring:

  • 24 hour emergency assistance and referral service
  • Safe housing for teens 12-17 years old needing shelter or a break from family problems
  • Host home and apartment program for homeless young people 16-21 years old
  • Help with education & employment
  • Individual and family counseling
  • Support groups for teens and parents

Family Impact Center

Address: 735 N Grand St, Fowlerville, MI 48836
Phone Number: 517.223.4428
Call for hours

Programs Provided

  • Client-Choice Food Pantry
  • Educational Resources
  • Support Groups
  • Counseling Services
  • Mentoring Programs