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Enrichment Programs for Families and Professionals at Christ Church

The Family Center is a compass to help guide you to resources, professionals and information. Our community is rich in resources to assist parents but they can be difficult to find. The Family Center believes that by educating, connecting and supporting our families, we can share with caregivers the tools to succeed in this vital task of raising healthy children and building strong families.

Enriched Communities Through Stronger Families

The Family Center serves as the community's hub for information, resources and referral for both families and professionals. The Family Center is a non-profit organization founded to promote a deeper understanding of the role of parents and others in supporting our youth to become competent, caring and responsible community members.


Wednesday, April 26, 2017 6:30 pm
Loss and Grief Recovery Support Group
Services for Older Citizens (SOC), 158 Ridge Road, Grosse Pointe Farms


This is not a therapy session but attendees will share their losses as they choose with each other in an atmosphere of trust, gentleness and confidentiality. This is nonsectarian and open to all.
Closing date: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 06:00 pm

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 6:30 pm
First Five Years

Lakeshore Family YMCA, 23401 E. Jefferson, St. Clair Shores 48080

This 4-week program includes basic parenting skills with discipline that really works plus a chapter on preparing for school success.
FREE childcare and Paper People Program for children in childcare.
Parents who complete the series by receiving a Certificate of Completion at the last session will also receive a $20 gas card.
Class closed after 2nd night. Book provided.
$5 per family **scholarships available if needed
Register online: or call 586-541-2273

Closing date: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 06:00 pm.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 07:00 pm
Making Modern Divorced Families Work, During and After the Divorce

In Miller Hall, at Christ Church Grosse Pointe, 61 Grosse Pointe Boulevard, Grosse Pointe Farms

FREE  Ask the Experts Talk with Sean Cleland and Sonya Thompson. Learn about alternative services to the divorce process that help lead to fewer post-divorce disputes and better communication between co-parents. Gain tips on parenting effectively and appropriately after divorce. Sean Cleland is an attorney/mediator with Cleland Collaborative Solutions. Cleland Collaborative Solutions assists couple to select the best option for them and provides clients with full mediation, collaborative practice and litigation services. Cleland specializes in divorce mediation, divorce collaborative practice and family law (litigation). Sonya Thompson is a public information specialist at CARE of Southeastern Michigan and provides drug and alcohol prevention services to the Detroit/Wayne County community. She has 13 years of experience working in human services.

Closing date: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 07:00 pm


Thursday, April 27, 2017 07:00 pm
Raising Young Men and Women in a Culture of Sexual Assault: Promoting Acceptable Relationships and Actions

Young people today are bombarded with conflicting messages about what is healthy in intimate relationships. It is essential that we maintain good communication with our young men and women about relationships. Please join us for a tasteful but candid presentation that will help families feel comfortable discussing intimacy.
Closing date: Thursday, April 27, 2017 07:00 pm

Wednesday, May 03, 2017 07:00 pm
Mindful Media Use: How to find a Balanced Relationship with Technology

Many of us feel distracted, disconnected, and overwhelmed with technology and information overload. Join Dr. Lori Warner for a thought-provoking talk about Mindful Media Use for you and your family, learning to improve physical and mental health through a balanced relationship with technology.
Closing date: Wednesday, May 03, 2017 12:00 pm

Thursday, May 04, 2017 05:00 pm
ANTI-STIGMA FORUM: Combating Human Trafficking

Northeast Guidance Center and Community Network Services is co-hosting an annual Anti-Stigma Forum promoting Mental Health Awareness Month. The topic of discussion is the heinous crime of human trafficking that happens in every state, every zip code, every neighborhood. Human trafficking is modern-day slavery and involves the use of force, fraud or coercion to obtain some type of labor or sexual act. Keynote speaker Theresa Flores, Survivor.
Closing date: Thursday, May 04, 2017 05:00 pm

Saturday, May 13, 2017 08:30 am
Certified Dementia Care Practitioner's Course - 7 CEUs

This is the required seminar for those who qualify and are pursuing Certified Dementia Practitioner certification or who just want to further their knowledge in the area of dementia care.
Closing date: Saturday, May 13, 2017 08:00 am

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 07:00 pm
Teens and Screens: A Solution-focused Conversation

In this follow-up to “Screen-agers: Today’s Adolescent, Why Kindness is Missing,” Nicole Runyon will lead a conversation on how parents can mobilize to create change for their children. If we want to eliminate or limit screens in our children’s lives we now understand we all have to do it together, otherwise the child whose screen is removed feels alienated and alone. Parents may bring their teens to this talk.
Closing date: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 07:00 pm

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 07:00 pm
Burnout to Balance: A Mom's Guide to More Time

In this free workshop discover the four foundations of time mastery. Learn how it will help you create more harmony in your personal and family life. If you're ready to stop feeling like you’re on a hamster wheel, sign up for this free workshop today.
Closing date: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 07:00 pm

Wednesday, June 07, 2017 09:30 am
Meet & Greet: A Gathering for School, Mental Health and Other Professionals

Community Professionals: Meet and share information with other community professionals working with youth and families (educators, therapists, physicians, attorneys, dentists, clergy, etc.). Meet & Greet in the Lakeshore Building at The Grosse Pointe Academy, 171 Lakeshore Road, Grosse Pointe Farms.
Closing date: Wednesday, June 07, 2017 09:00 am

Friday, June 09, 2017 06:00 pm
An Evening with Friends

Tour a distinctive Grosse Pointe home and its extensive gardens while enjoying conversation, live entertainment, cocktails and a strolling gourmet dinner by renowned Chef Bobby Nahra.
Closing date: Friday, June 09, 2017 12:00 pm

Thursday, November 30, 2017 06:00 pm

Save the date for HOLLYFEST, our popular holiday benefit. You'll enjoy time for socializing while bidding on silent auction items at the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club. Dinner, live auction and more make an evening to remember.
Closing date: Thursday, November 30, 2017 12:00 pm

The Family Center
20090 Morningside Drive
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236

Our mission is to serve our community through programs and resources vital to today’s families.
The Family Center 20090 Morningside Drive, Grosse Pointe Woods
The Family Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that is 100% supported by community
contributions. Its Ask the Experts programs and presentations address the entire spectrum of family life.

All classes are free of charge. Register online at or call 313-432-3832