The comprehensive list of resources below includes help for moms, girls, outpatient and residential, advocacy, and parenting.
The Corner Health Center, physical, reproductive, and mental health care for ages 12 to 25 & their kids. Sliding fee for medical, counseling free.
Immunization Program, Washtenaw County Public Health
Maternal Infant Health Program, Washtenaw County Public Health
734.544.2984 or 734.544.9749
Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a federally-financed program that facilitates access to food and family planning for pregnant women, new mothers, and young children
Doulas Care, education and support for childbearing women
734.332.8070 English; 734.478.0045 Spanish
La Leche League, encouragement for women interested in breastfeeding their babies
734.332.9080, Ann Arbor location
Center for the Child-bearing Year, LLC, birth preparation, comprehensive breastfeeding support, MotherBaby support groups, and a lending library with community resources (a business collective, with some concessions to those with limited incomes)
Resources for mothers, University of Michigan child development
Parenting on Your Own: Nurturing Parenting, Michigan State University Extension, Thursday mornings, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Hope Center, 518 Harriet Street, Ypsilanti, MI 48197; please call to register
Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (formerly Family Independence Agency)
Child Care Network, child care referral and resources at no charge
734.975.1840 or 800.777.2861, Washtenaw County
734.936.8677, for University of Michigan staff, faculty or students
Perry Nursery School, child care for single low-income parents; sliding scale
Family Assessment Clinic at Catholic Social Services: referral, assessment, and recovery focused on child abuse and maltreatment.
734.998.9703, Mary B. Ortega
Care House, Mount Clemens, MI — a family-friendly environment for children who may have been sexually or physically abused; forensic interviews, referrals, and counseling
Child Advocacy Law Clinic, University of Michigan, supervised law-student representation for parents & kids in child abuse & neglect cases and in the foster care system.
Washtenaw Area Council for Children, keeping kids safe — safe baby sleep education, protection against cyber crime, child abuse and neglect
Parents Without Partners, Ann Arbor location
Grandparents as Parents, support for relatives with the parental responsibility to raise a child
Family Learning Institute, free individualized instruction in reading, writing, and math to underperforming low-income students (grades 2-5)
Girls Group, college/career prep for Ann Arbor middle-school and high-school girls
Peace Neighborhood Center Mentoring Programs, including S.T.A.R.S. (Sisters Together Achieving Real Success)
Girl Scouts, heart of Michigan chapter, builds courage, confidence and character, and is open to all girls, including those who need financial assistance to participate.
It’s great to be a girl!, a mentoring project that matches undergraduate women with middle school girls for weekly discussions
Neutral Zone, Ann Arbor programs for creative teens
826Michigan, free Ann-Arbor-based writing workshops for teens
Girl Talk, an AACIL-sponsored social support group for young women with disabilities, ages 14-26
734.971.0277 ex. 17
Boys and Girls Club of Southeastern Michigan, Huron Valley Club
YWCA of Metropolitan Detroit
Alternatives for Girls, Detroit-based shelter, outreach, and resources for young women aged 15-21 and their children
Sisters Who Are Powerful, faith-based services for girls and women in the Inkster area
313.429.5978 or 313.729.4948
Adolescent Eating Disorder Recovery Program of Huron Oaks, located on St. Joseph Mercy Hospital campus, in collaboration with Ann Arbor’s Center for Eating Disorders
Hawthorn Center, community mental health’s referral-only residential treatment facility in Northville for children and youth. Referrals are accepted only from the Community Mental Health Services Provider (CMHSP) in the county in which the child lives.
Havenwyck, a referral-only private psychiatric hospital in Novi with residential services for children and teens (services may be covered by health insurance or Oakland Community Mental Health)
Michigan Poverty Law Program, a collaboration between University of Michigan and Legal Services of South Central Michigan
734.998.6100 Ext. 33, for clarification of rights regarding Department of Human Services benefits and problems; social security; and state emergency relief.
Michigan Welfare Rights Organization, organizing for social supports and a clean environment for lower-income workers and economically disenfranchised workers
Student Advocacy Center, helping students stay and succeed in school
Michigan League for Public Policy, which sponsors women-and-children friendly policies at the state level
Mon – Fri: 9am – 5pm
Other hours by appointment
When Ann Arbor Public Schools are closed because of poor road conditions, please call to confirm your appointment.
The Women’s Center promotes self-determination for women and families by providing professional services that build confidence, strengthen connections, and create positive change.