“You never really know how to prepare for children. You can’t prepare. We are beyond blessed. Your heart beats their name. The rewards are endless. It’s a blessing to watch them grow.”
~ Successful adoptive parent
Families First of Michigan offers families intensive, short-term crisis intervention and family education services in their home for four to six weeks using the Families First of Michigan model. Workers are available and accessible to the family 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The workers assist families by teaching, modeling and reinforcing parenting
Families First of Michigan’s primary goal is for your family to remain together safely in your home. Families First of Michigan provides support to children and families in the community. The primary purpose of the Families First of Michigan program is to prevent children from being placed in out-of-home care due to abuse, neglect, delinquency, adoption disruption or crises that create an imminent risk of removal. Families First of Michigan helps families to identify support structures and resources that provide the family with the means to effectively address future crises that may arise as a result of the multiple challenges they face. In turn, the children are taught to recognize the support structures that may serve them for the rest of their lives.
Families First of Michigan believes that:
Families First of Michigan Philosophy:
How can someone receive Families First of Michigan Services?
Families must be referred by DHS-Child Protective Services/Foster Care or a Domestic Violence Shelter and must have at least one child age (0-18).
How Can People in the Community Get Involved?
Due to the nature of the work we do, Judson Center upholds the privacy of the children, adults and families we serve. Therefore, photos and names may be changed to protect identity.