Family Counseling & Parenting Support 

 

The Brain Train
  • Three family-friendly play environments for children ages 5 and under that promotes healthy brain development

  • Trained “Play Conductors” on-site help parents and kids interact

  • Must call to schedule an appointment

  • Books, magazines, crafts & activities

  • Parenting classes

  • Earn BABE coupons & other incentives

 

315 W. Jefferson, South Bend, 46601

(574) 287-2671

Center for Hospice
  • Free grief/bereavement counseling

  • Call for appointment

  • Individual & group

 

(574) 243-3100

1 (800) 413-9083

(574) 243-3134 (fax)

Clay Church

17646 Cleveland Rd, South Bend, 46635

(574) 272-8068

Meetings: 1st and 3rd Thurs, 9:00am – 11:00am

Compassionate Friends
  • Support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child, miscarriage, still birth, adult child

  • Circulates newsletter

 

437 N. Niles Avenue, South Bend, 46617

(574) 233-8347

st-joecf@yahoo.com

Meetings: 2nd Thurs, 7:00pm – 9:00pm at Oaklawn Outpatient Clinic

 

El Campito
  • Support parents in improving parenting skills and learning about child development

  • Offers either monthly meetings at center or home visits (up to kindergarten age) by parent educators who work with children and parents together

 

1024 W. Thomas St., South Bend, 46601

(574) 232-0220

Office hours: 9:00am – 5:30pm

Center hours: 6:00am – 5:30pm

Family Psychology of South Bend
  • Marriage counseling, individual counseling, sex therapy, and child counseling. 

  • Low-cost option of $50 per meeting with an intern under the direct supervision of a veteran practitioners

  • In-network for Aetna, CHA, and Anthem

922 E Wayne St, Ste 205-206, South Bend, 46617

(574) 280-8199

 
 
First Steps
  • Provides early intervention services for infants/ young children with developmental delays

  • Takes children from birth to age 3

  • Call for evaluation

  • Offers assistive tech, audiological services, occupational, physical, speech-language, and developmental therapy, referrals for health services, nutrition services, psychological services and more

  • Provides family education, training and counseling

  • Transportation assistance available for special circumstances

  • Most work done through home visits

  • Generous sliding fee scale (visits may only be $3)

 

700 E. Beardsley Ave. Ste. 14A, Elkhart, 46514

(574) 293-2813

1 (866) 725-2398

(574) 293-2300 (fax)

Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am – 4:30pm​

Grace Church
  • ​Helps get you connected to a community group

52025 Gumwood Rd, Granger, 46530

(219) 272-2040

Healthy Families
  • Early childhood and parent education and support programs

  • Voluntary home visitation program

  • Parents must be enrolled before the baby is 3 months old

  • For low income parents up to age 25

  • Increases positive parenting skills, health pregnancies, use of social systems, provide referrals

300 S. Saint Louis Blvd, Suite 100, South Bend, IN 46617

(574) 968-9660

LifePlan
  • Pregnancy tests, ultrasounds

  • Pregnancy consulting

  • Faith based

  • Parenting classes

 

527 E. Main St., Niles, MI

(269) 684-6200

info@lifeplan.org

Walk-ins are welcome for pregnancy tests. Call to schedule an ultrasound or Life Matters Class.

Hours: Mon, Thurs, 9 am – 7 pm

            Tues, Wed, 9 am – 3 pm

            

Minority Health Coalition
  • Help with diapers/formula

  • Prenatal information

  • Christ Child referrals

  • Open to anyone in St. Joe County

  • Store like Women's Care Center Crib Club

 

2015 W. Western, Ste 124, South Bend, 46619

(574) 232-4234

Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:00am – 5:00pm

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPs)
  • Support groups for mothers with young children

  • Open to every type of mother​

  • Chapters throughout Michiana (click link above)

REAL Services
  • Family development consultant

  • EAP outreach

  • BABE coupons given

  • Informational and educational support groups

  • Participants must be 18 or older and a resident of St. Joseph County

  • REAL services also provides one-time seasonal energy bills help to those who meet income guidelines

  • Help with home weatherization

 

1151 S. Michigan St, South Bend, 46601

PO Box 1835, South Bend, 46634

(574) 233-8205

1 (800) 552-2916

(574) 574-2642 (fax)

Contact: LaTasha Bosse

lbosse@realservices.org

RETA Pregnancy Help Center
  • By appointment only

  • Religion based (asks about religion, offers bibles to all clients)

  • Free pregnancy testing

  • One-on-one parenting coaching ("earn while you learn”, men’s and couples’ coaching

  • Post-abortion recovery counseling

  • Grandparent support for grandparents of teenage unplanned pregnancies

  • CribClub-like store

 

300 W. High Street, Elkhart, 46516

(574) 522-3888

Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:00am – 4:00pm 

River Valley Community Church

55855 Bittersweet Rd, Mishawaka, 46545

(574) 258-5513

Meetings: 2nd and 3rd Wed, 9:00am – 11:00am

SCAN Community Partners Network
  • Helps with housing, transportation, mental health problems, domestic violence

  • One-on-one in-home case management and crisis intervention for parents who are struggling with parenting issues that could lead to their child being neglected or hurt

  • Issues can be poor school performance, children who are out of control, parents who are unemployed, or any family issue that could lead to a child being hurt

 

500 W. Main St., Ft. Wayne, 46802

(260) 421-5000

(260) 421-5003 (fax)

Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:00am – 6:00pm 

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Trinity Church

61770 Miami Rd., South Bend, 46614

(574) 291-4741

Young Mom’s Self-Sufficiency Program
  • Young mothers (and fathers) ages 16-24

  • Participants will complete an initial application and a comprehensive needs assessment

  • Home-based and group activities

  • Covers and 18-24 month period

  • Free

  • Apartment living up to age 21 through Porch Light Transitional Living Program

 

Youth Service Bureau

2222 Lincolnway West, South Bend, 46628

(574) 235-9231

ysbinfo@sbcglobal.net

Hours: Mon-Sun, 8:00am – 4:00pm

Page Index

All Family Counseling & Parenting Support resources are listed here in alphabetical order. 

  1. The Brain Train

  2. Center for Hospice

  3. Clay Church

  4. Compassionate Friends

  5. El Campito

  6. Family Psychology of South Bend

  7. First Steps

  8. Grace Church

  9. Healthy Families

  10. LifePlan

  11. Minority Health Coalition

  12. Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPs)

  13. REAL Services

  14. RETA Pregnancy Help Center

  15. River Valley Community Church

  16. SCAN Community Partners Network

  17. Trinity Evangelical Free Church

  18. Young Mom’s Self-Sufficiency Program