Parental Resilience

No one can eliminate stress from parenting, but a parent’s capacity for resilience can affect how a parent deals with stress. Resilience is the ability to manage and bounce back from all types of challenges that emerge in every family’s life. It means finding ways to solve problems, building and sustaining trusting relationships including relationships with your own child, and knowing how to seek help when necessary.

Resources

Counseling

Blue Water Center for Independent Living 810-648-2555
Boys Town National Hotline 800-448-3000
Catholic Family Services 989-673-5352
Family Planning 989-673-8118
List Psychological Services 989-673-5700
New Light Consultants 989-672-0784
Tuscola Behavioral Health Systems (TBHS) 989-673-6191
Positive Alternatives (pregnancy options info) 989-672-4673
Thumb Area Psychological Associates 989-872-1800
AA Meetings in Tuscola County

Grief, Loss, & Bereavement

Covenant Visiting Nurse Association 989-872-2300
Compassionate Friends (Parent’s Grief Group) 877-969-0010
Grief Support Group (Ransford) 989-673-2175
Grief Support (Hospice/Marlette Hospital) 800-635-7490
Hospice of Michigan 888-247-5705
Precious Reflections 989-894-3015

Parental Classes/Support

Baby Pantry 989-670-4915
Early Head Start 989-672-1785
Family Planning Clinic 989-673-8118
Co-Parenting – List Psychological 989-673-5700
Michigan State University Extension (MSU E) 989-672-3870
Parent to Parent (TCHD) 989-673-1740
Parent Helpline 800-942-4357
Positive Alternatives 989-672-4673
Tuscola County Health Department Maternal Infant Health Services (MIHP) 989-673-1740
Great Start Tuscola-Love & Logic 989-673-2144 ext 30302
New Light Consultants 989-672-0784

Abuse and Assault Services

Adult & Children Protective Services 855-444-3911
Department of Health & Human Services 989-673-9100
Michigan Family Violence Helpline 800-996-6228
Thumb Area Assault Crisis Center 800-292-3666
Tuscola County Prosecuting Attorney 989-672-3900
Tuscola County Victim Services 989- 673-8161

Support Groups

Alzheimer’s Family Support Group (HDC) 989-673-4121
Arthritis Support 616-949-9938
Caregivers Support Coping w/ Chronic Illness 800-843-6394
Compassionate Friends 810-376-2801
Diabetic Support Group (Hills & Dales) 989-912-6365
Divorce Care Group 989-635-4348
Parkinson’s Support Group 800-843-6394
Polio (Michigan Polio Network) 989-739-4065
Stroke Support Group (McLaren-Flint) 810-342-5350
Thumb Area Psychological Services (TAPS) 989-872-1800
TLC Kinship Care 989-672-1022
Widowed Person’s Support 906-482-0494
New Light Consultants 989-672-0784

Alcohol & Drug problems

Addictions & Drug Abuse Referral Hotline 800-577-4790
Alcoholics Anonymous 800-356-9996
List Psychological 989-673-5700
New Light Consultants 989-672-0784
Sacred Heart (Bay City) 989-894-2991
Tuscola Behavioral Health Systems (TBHS) 989-673-6191
AA Meetings in Tuscola County
Addiction Information

Crisis Assistance/Suicide Prevention

TBHS – Community Mental Health 989-673-6191
Holland Assessment Treatment 989-401-1815
Thumb Area Assault Crisis Center 800-292-3666
List Psychological 989-673-5700
Emergency 24-hour 911
Suicide Hotline

Domestic violence groups

Thumb Area Assault Crisis Center 800-292-3666
List Psychological 989-673-5700
New Light Consultants 989-672-0784

Here's what the community is saying

“Great start collaboration play dates and activities have been a God send for my daughter and I. Great start collaborative Staff are knowledgeable, professional, approachable and friendly. I highly recommend that people with children come and check out an event at Great start collaborative.”

- Shannon(Parent)

“I was given new opportunities with Great Start and it has been a positive impact in our lives.”

- Sarah(Parent)

“ Thank you for getting a grant that allowed our kids to take home free math kits! The math kits are of superior quality and the kids love them! We have really enjoyed using them. The note from our Sheriff built a connection to our community and real live math!”

- Caring Parent

" Thanks to a connection made through Great Start, Senator Green was able to help a parent get needed education in their local school district for a young child.” ”

- Representative for Senator Green

“Since joining Great Start, I feel my voice has only become stronger in advocating for my child! You have led me to many resources and great opportunities to share with my child!"

- Katrina(parent member)

“Very informational regarding transportation to mental health services – my families are unaware of this service!"

- Amber(health provider)

“ I am a new mom that was gifted a wonderful baby bag full of very useful items, and I am very grateful and my heart is so full. Thank you so much. Every penny counts in our family-so the gift was very meaningful to us! God Bless"

-Sharon(parent)

“The training exceeded my expectations. There was so much I didn’t know!"

“I loved the presentation so much! Love new information!"

“Very informative and mind-blowing training! Thank you!"

“Absolutely wonderful training! Loved it!"

“My child loves all of the activities and it is always a wonderful time when not on the tablet!"

“Just keep doing what you are doing!"

“Our whole family had a ton of fun!"

“The math kit is amazing. Thank you so much. She absolutely loves it."

“We loved the math kit and explored with it as soon as we opened it. Thank you!"

“She LOVES her math kit!"

“These math kits are wonderful. Thank you!"

“Thank you for the math kit! Both my kids love it!"

"Thank you for applying for the math kits in the mail grant. The materials are of superior quality!"

"Thank you for the nice kits. We have really enjoyed using them."

"Loved the note from Sheriff Skrent - connection to our community and real life math!"

Here's what the community is saying

“Great start collaboration play dates and activities have been a God send for my daughter and I. Great start collaborative Staff are knowledgeable, professional, approachable and friendly. I highly recommend that people with children come and check out an event at Great start collaborative.”

- Shannon(Parent)

“I was given new opportunities with Great Start and it has been a positive impact in our lives.”

- Sarah(Parent)

“ Thank you for getting a grant that allowed our kids to take home free math kits! The math kits are of superior quality and the kids love them! We have really enjoyed using them. The note from our Sheriff built a connection to our community and real live math!”

- Caring Parent

" Thanks to a connection made through Great Start, Senator Green was able to help a parent get needed education in their local school district for a young child.” ”

- Representative for Senator Green

“Since joining Great Start, I feel my voice has only become stronger in advocating for my child! You have led me to many resources and great opportunities to share with my child!"

- Katrina(parent member)

“Very informational regarding transportation to mental health services – my families are unaware of this service!"

- Amber(health provider)

“ I am a new mom that was gifted a wonderful baby bag full of very useful items, and I am very grateful and my heart is so full. Thank you so much. Every penny counts in our family-so the gift was very meaningful to us! God Bless"

-Sharon(parent)

“The training exceeded my expectations. There was so much I didn’t know!"

“I loved the presentation so much! Love new information!"

“Very informative and mind-blowing training! Thank you!"

“Absolutely wonderful training! Loved it!"

“My child loves all of the activities and it is always a wonderful time when not on the tablet!"

“Just keep doing what you are doing!"

“Our whole family had a ton of fun!"

“The math kit is amazing. Thank you so much. She absolutely loves it."

“We loved the math kit and explored with it as soon as we opened it. Thank you!"

“She LOVES her math kit!"

“These math kits are wonderful. Thank you!"

“Thank you for the math kit! Both my kids love it!"

"Thank you for applying for the math kits in the mail grant. The materials are of superior quality!"

"Thank you for the nice kits. We have really enjoyed using them."

"Loved the note from Sheriff Skrent - connection to our community and real life math!"

About us

Tuscola Great Start works to ensure every child in Tuscola County is safe, healthy, eager and ready to succeed in school and become contributing, productive members of an economically stable Tuscola County.

Contact

Great Start Tuscola

1401 Cleaver Rd
Caro, MI 48723

(989) 673-2144 ext 30325