Community Education & Centers

National Alliance on Mental Illness Southwestern MI

  • Address: P.O. Box 23, Sodus, MI, 49126
  • Phone: (269) 463-7061
Berrien, Cass, Van Buren, Community Education & Centers, Support Groups
• NAMI members provide support, education, and advocacy for consumers, their friends, and their families during all phases of their mental illness journey. 
• Serving the following counties: Berrien, Cass, and Van Buren
• NAMI Connection, NAMI In Our Own Voice, Hearts & Minds,  NAMI Basics Education Program, Family to Family, NAMI Smarts, and NAMI Family Support are the programs are offered at the various NAMI Chapters throughout Michigan.
• All programs are not available with all NAMI chapters. Please contact your local chapter to see what is available.

Disability Network of Southwest Michigan

  • Website:
  • Address: 517 E. Crosstown Parkway Kalamazoo, MI 49001
  • Phone: (269) 985-0111
  • Email:
Barry, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph, Van Buren, Children with Special Needs, Community Education & Centers
• We provide services to people living in Barry, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph & Van Buren Counties who have a variety of disabilities, including physical, neurological, psychiatric, learning, cognitive, and sensory disabilities. Whether you were born with a disability or acquired a disability later in life through accident, illness or through the aging process, you are welcome here. We are a resource for friends and family members of people with disabilities as well as community professionals and other human service providers.
• What is unique about us is that we, too, are people with disabilities!  At least 51% of our Board of Directors and staff members identify as having some kind of disability.  Our philosophy has always been that people who live the disability experience are experts on disability issues, and that services we provide should be created with the direct input of those they will impact.  That makes us different from the traditional social services model.

Kinship Care Resource Center

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  • Phone: 517-355-9600 or 800-535-1218
  • Contact: Lynn Nee
Ingham, Community Education & Centers
The Kinship Care Education Center is a non-profit statewide organization through the School of Social Work at Michigan State University. The Center is proud to support Michigan kinship families by utilizing research to provide education and outreach for communities, agencies, and individuals involved in supporting kinship families. Please feel free to contact Lynn Nee at 517-355-9600 or 800-535-1218 for more information or check out the website here!

Laingsburg Community Education

  • Phone: (989) 651-2067

Corunna Community Education

  • Phone: (989) 743-4151

Washtenaw Area Council for Children

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  • Address: 3075 W. Clark Rd. Suite 110 Ypsilanti, MI 48197
  • Phone: (734) 434-4215
Region 5, Washtenaw, Community Education & Centers
    Promoting child safety and well being and to prevent child maltreatment, abuse and neglect through educational services and programs to children, parents, community members and youth-serving professionals throughout Washtenaw County.

Okemos Community Education

  • Phone: (517) 349-2209

Foster Community Center

  • Phone: (517) 483-4233