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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Mandated Reporters guide and training

The Family Support Center has new Mandated Reporter Guides available.  If you are new to mandated reporting or need a refresher the FSC will train someone from your organization about the guide and the required forms for reporting child abuse.  Please give our office a call to sign up for a training time.  269-945-5439






The Family Workshop Series begins the 2016 season with "Fun and Nutritious Meals on a Budget." Make the most of your food budget while having fun preparing healthy meals with your kids that they will devour!


Our speaker is Lisa Thatcher, Nutrition Instructor with the SNAP program for all ages through MSU Extention office.  She was a public school teacher for over 36 years.  Her focus now is on nutrition.


She and her husband live in the Delton area and have six children and eleven grandchildren.


Our first workshop is January 11, at the 1st Baptist Church in Middleville, 5215 N M-37.  The second presentation will be held at Hasting's Baptist Church, January 25th, at 309 W. Woodlawn, Hastings.


The workshop begins at 5:30pm with pizza dinner for those who pre-register.  The speaker begins at 6pm and children's activities are offered.  The workshop ends at 7:30pm.


Contact Family Support Center at 269-945-5439 to pre-register for the workshop, pizza dinner and child-care.


Our February topic is "Stewards of Children-Keeping Kids Safe" (this presentation is 2 hours long); our March topic is "Conscious Dscipline for All Ages"; April's topic is "Anti-bullying & Overcoming Personal Challenges" with Anthony Ianni. 


Family Support Center 269-945-5439 or at info@familysupportbarry.com




2015 FAMILY WORKSHOP SERIES ARE FINISHED. We will have the DVD's to view soon.


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2016 Family Workshop Series SAVE THE DATE FLYER



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