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Family Counseling & Parenting Support 

 

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 Parent Center (Parents as Teachers Program)
  • 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

Contact: Laura Jensen

laura@elcampito.org

Office hours: 9:00am – 5:30pm

Center hours: 6:00am – 5:30pm

Family and Children’s Center Counseling and Development Services
  • Provides outpatient individual and group counseling/therapy for parents of children with behavioral problems, teen parents

  • Counseling for children

  • Perinatal mood disorder program

  • Addictions and drug Therapy

  • Sexual abuse Treatment

  • Accepts Medicaid for pay for counseling

  • Also run the Healthy Families Program

 

315 W. Jefferson, South Bend, 46601 

(574) 968-9660

611 Lincolnway West, Mishawaka, 46544

(574) 232-2225

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 Baptist Church

52025 Gumwood Rd, Granger, 46530

(219) 272-2040

Meetings: 1st and 3rd Thurs, 9:15am –11:15am

 

Healthy Families, Family & Children’s Center Program
  • Voluntary home visitation program

  • Parents must be enrolled before the baby is 3 months old (once enrolled they can stay in the program until the child turns 5 years)

  • For low income parents up to age 25

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

 

315 W. Jefferson, South Bend, 46601

(574) 287-0541

Life Plan
  • Pregnancy tests, ultrasounds

  • Pregnancy consulting

  • Faith based

  • Parenting classes

 

527 E. Main St., Niles, MI

(269) 684-6200

Hours: Mon-Tues, Thurs, 9:00am – 8:00pm

            Wed, 9:00am – 3:30pm

            Fri, 9:00am – 1:00pm

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 

Stone Soup Community
  • Budget counseling and financial literacy program (14 week program)

  • Crisis services for bills help, housing, medication, domestic abuse

  • Provide help through, advocacy, networking, referrals, and financial aid

  • Goals setting

  • Job coaching, resume help

 

333 N. Main St, South Bend, 46601

(574) 246-0364

stone-soup@sbcglobal.net

Hours: Mon-Fri, 10:00am – 6:00pm 

The Brain Train, Family & Children’s Center Program
  • 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

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Trinity Evangelical Free Church

61770 Miami Rd., South Bend, 46614

(574) 291-4741

Meetings: 1st and 3rd Thurs, 9:30am – 11:30am​​

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​