STRONG FAMILIES SUPPORT HEALTHY CHILD DEVELOPMENT
Our non-profit organization has been helping families like yours for three decades. Our name recently changed, but our mission to eliminate and prevent all forms of child abuse and neglect through awareness, advocacy and education remains strong.
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
Acknowledging the issue of child abuse and neglect.
Supporting families to make the needed changes.
Apply what you’ve learned to strengthen and support families. Knowledge is prevention.
OUR BOARD MEMBERS
Department of Health and Human Services
Wrap Around Coordinator
CPA Barry Associates
YMCA Program Director and
Barry County Prosecutor’s Office
Retired Barry County
Intermediate School District
Laurie Ann Curtis
Highpoint Community Bank
Carol Jones Dwyer
Hastings Area Schools
Barry Eaton District Health Department
Barry County Prosecuting Attorney
Barry Community Mental Health
LMSW, MSW IMH-EIII
Mental Health Clinician Pine Rest
Silent Partner School Social Worker Hastings Area Schools
Hastings Mutual Insurance
Marketing Analyst | Thornapple Community Credit Union
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.
UPCOMING BOARD MEETINGS 2020
- May 28
- July 23
- September 24
- November 19