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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.


May 1, 2019, 7:00 pm
Social Media & The Law: Cyberbullying

Grosse Pointe Shores Council Room
795 Lake Shore Drive, Grosse Pointe Shore

According to a study from Florida Atlantic University, 34% of students reported having been bullied online at least once in their lifetime while another survey says only 1 in 10 will tell their parents. In this presentation you will learn about Michigan’s new laws making cyberbullying a crime, how can you protect and educate your children, and how to help reduce the instances of this alarming trend.  FREE
Featuring Detective Ryan Schroerlucke, Criminal Investigations, Grosse Pointe Woods Dept. of Public Safety

May 2, 2019, 5:00 pm
Suicide Prevention: A Paradigm Shift in Mental Health

The Salvation Army
3000 Conner Avenue, Detroit

Northeast Guidance Center’s Annual Anti-Stigma Forum promoting mental health awareness month – topic: Suicide Prevention: A Paradigm Shift in Mental Health.
rsvp to: or 313.308.1416

May 5, 2019, 10:00 am
Out of the Darkness Walk and Mental Health Fair

Grosse Pointe North High School
707 Vernier Road, Grosse Pointe Woods

Walk to bring awareness to suicide prevention and learn more about our local community mental health resources. Funds raised from the Out of the Darkness Campus Walk funds research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy and support survivors of suicide loss.


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May 22, 2019, 7:00 pm
The Power of Your Presence: The Importance of Parent-Child Language Interactions

Christ Church Grosse Pointe
61 Grosse Pointe Blvd., Grosse Pointe Farms

Language is the foundation of learning. Development of language occurs in the pivotal years between birth and 5 years of age. The role parents and caregivers play during this time is monumental. However, in today’s busy world many distractions exist, especially with digital media making it easier for a child to find a partner in a screen rather than in another person. How can parents and caregivers avoid this temptation and reclaim their important role as their child’s main language partner? This interactive style presentation will cover how to use children’s books and everyday activities to build meaningful and engaging language interactions with children. Practical strategies will be presented. Featuring Dorothy Heitjan and Kristen DeVooght, Grosse Pointe Public Schools.


September 21, 2019, 7:30 am
Stop Traffic 5K

St. Lucy's Church
23401 Jefferson Ave, St. Clair Shores

The Stop Traffic 5K is an UNTIMED walk/run in beautiful Saint Clair Shores, Michigan. The proceeds of this event benefit human ttrafficking awareness initiatives in the Metro Detroit area. The event also features exhibitors from anti-trafficking organizations there to provide more information on how we can all do our part to stop human trafficking and care for the trafficked survivors. Despite the sadness in all of hearts regarding the cause the race supports, this is a family-Friendly race with fun giveaways, lots of enthusiasm, and a celebration of making our communities a safer place for all. Fee: $35.00 for adults/teens, $0 for children. For more information, click here.

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

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.