WELCOME TO THE FAMILY SUPPORT CENTER of barry county
We began in 1979 when community leaders from the Barry County judicial system, state family support agencies, state human service agencies and child advocate professionals determined a need to eliminate child abuse in Barry County. Together the Barry County Child Abuse Prevention Council was born.
In the 1980s the Children’s Trust fund of Michigan designated us as the county’s premiere Child Abuse Prevention Council of Barry County.
Since we began our organization has provided services to families, children and Professionals who serve these groups with education, advocacy and awareness.
Today the organization has evolved and strives to reach deep into our community to help families create healthy, nurturing environments for their children. By strengthening parents and supporting child development and safety our community will enjoy strong future.
What we believe in...
Our Board Members
Sheryl Overmire, Wraparound Coordinator, President
Michelle Martin, Barry Community Mental Health & Vice President
Sharon Barry, CPA Barry Associates & Co Treasurer
Dave Banister, Assistant Prosecutor's Office
Laura Brandt, Barry Intermediate School District
Carol Jones Dwyer, Attorney
Teresa Heide, Hastings Area Schools
Jennifer Eastman, Department of Human Services
Jennifer Kalmink, Hastings City Bank
Julie Nakfoor-Pratt, Barry County Prosecutor
Jeff Pratt, Hastings City Police Chief
Jennifer Smith, Barry Eaton District Health Department
Gina McMahon, YMCA Program Director & Private Counselor & Secretary
Marci McCoy, YMCA Y-Time Director
Karen Jousma, Executive Director
Mary Chapman, Parent Educator & Kinship Support
Amanda Hoeksma, Program Assistant
FAMILY SUPPORT CENTER Bi-MONTHLY BOARD MEETINGS
All meetings begin at 11:45 am, lunch is provided. Meetings are held in the conference room in the lower level of the Barry Community Enrichment Center
JANUARY 26, 2017
MARCH 23, 2017
MAY 25, 2017
JULY 27, 2017
SEPTEMBER 28, 2017