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Do you need help with your parenting skills? Want to learn more about child rearing? Are you pregnant and in need of prenatal planning and help in preparing for the arrival of your baby? Could you benefit from job search assistance? Experiencing difficulty in your day-to-day life and don’t know where to turn? Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan (CCSEM) offers a variety of services to help you and your family.
Do not fear: I am with you; do not be anxious: I am your God. I will strengthen you, I will help you…
From basic needs to furthering personal, familial, and professional skills, CCSEM serves at-risk and disadvantaged families and youth. Our services emphasize parents as the primary teachers of their children; literacy as a critical element of success; and understanding that behaviors are directly linked to how a person thinks and feels. Family support services at CCSEM include:
We offer specialized services to help you and your family. “They listened to me,” said one of our clients regarding the benefits of participating in one of our programs. CCSEM services include:
The goal of this six-month at-home program is to reduce child neglect and abuse, and is available in St. Clair county.
The classes are designed for parents involved in the Children’s Protective Services or the Foster Care system; the same classes are open to any parent in the community to enhance their parenting skills for a nominal fee:
This free program is for pregnant mothers and children up to 12 months of age and provides resources like diapers, formula and food, a baby clothes closet, referrals to community resources, family budgeting education, MI Bridges application help, resume and employment skills, and post-partum depression education. We now provide additional services of crisis pregnancy counseling, pregnancy testing, abstinence classes, parenting classes, and other supportive services.
This program is currently available in all CCSEM locations, in all six counties (Lapeer, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, and Wayne). We welcome calls from moms in need.
For parents involved with Children’s Protective Services or Foster Care, this DHS funded in-home program will pair a parent coach with a family as a mentor and supporter. The coach will help with parent education and support services, such as education on nurturing and discipline, health, safety, and problem solving techniques – reinforcing positive interaction among family members and actively getting the family involved in positive activities. The program also includes assisting with transportation to recreational activities, medical appointments, and school meetings.
CCSEM provides case management and supportive services to families who have been homeless. Housing is identified for the family and self-sufficiency skills are taught to move them to sustainability. This is an in-home program that lasts up to 1 year and is in collaboration with St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP) in western Wayne County. The family receives other services through SVdP such as rent assistance for approximately 6 months, furniture, and household supplies.
CCSEM wants to support you through life’s most challenging circumstances and offer hope that you can overcome them. Whatever your need, please contact us so we can learn more and determine the best way to help. CCSEM has access to extensive resources across six counties to assist families in need. We serve people of all faiths without regard to race, gender, age, or class. “They followed through,” said a CCSEM client. We want to offer you hope, too!