Who We Are
We are people like you who only want the best for our children. We are parents and concerned citizens of all kinds: foster parents, kinship parents, birth parents and grandparents, child welfare professionals, health care providers, attorneys, the juvenile justice community and anyone else that shares our vision.
The Family Support Center of Barry County is a premiere non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening parents and families with the goal of raising strong, safe and healthy children. We aim to prevent child abuse, ensure safety, eliminate all forms of neglect, and provide education and guidance for abused/neglected children and at-risk parents. By reaching deep into the community and collaborating with other agencies that share our mission we’re able to provide a variety of Family-focused services. Without the support of our surrounding communities, board members, local companies and organizations none of this would be possible. For the past three decades, we’ve helped countless children and families find their way to a better, brighter future. With your help, we will continue to provide support for each family through comprehensive education, awareness, and advocacy.
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FAMILY SUPPORT CENTER FUND RAISER POTATO, SALAD AND ICE CREAM BAR
The Family Support Center of Barry County is hosting a Baked Potato Bar, Salad Bar and Ice Cream Bar on May 5th, 2017 from 5-8pm in Leason Sharpe Hall. 231 S Broadway, Hastings MI. Tickets can be purchased by calling 269-945-5439. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids 4-12 and children under 3 are free. Tickets will also be available at the door.
We are promoting dinner and the theater in collaboration with the Thornapple Players that evening will be performing “The Addams Family” in the Performing Arts Center at 7pm. Adult tickets are $10; Seniors & Students are $8. Tickets are available by calling 269-945-2002.
You will have opportunities during the dinner to purchase tickets to win goody baskets with fun themes like “chocolate lovers,” “summer fun,” and “arts & crafts”. You do not have to be present to win.
The Family Support Center of Barry County has been working in Barry County since 1979 (38 years). Our mission is “to prevent all forms of child abuse and neglect through awareness, advocacy and education.”
Monies raised will help in the continuation and expansion of our services and will help keep them at no cost to our families. Our Family Support Center programs are Pierre the Pelican Newsletter, Family Support Guide, Baby Basics Program, Mandated Reporter Training, CRIB Program, Family Workshop Series, Parent Educator, Kinship Support & lending library.
Family Workshop Series 2017
The 2017 Family Workshop Series is complete, for DVD viewing of the workshop trainings please contact our office 269-945-5439.