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Family Support Services

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…

Isaiah 41:10

Immediate Help Is Here for 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:

  • Prenatal and parenting education to young mothers so they can deliver healthy babies, be successful parents, and become financially independent.
  • Self-sufficiency and life skills for adolescents and adults
  • Family stabilization to support families with basic needs and parenting education to strengthen the family


Specific Services for Specific Needs

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:

Life Skills Program

The goal of this six-month at-home program is to reduce child neglect and abuse, and is available in  St. Clair county.

Parent Education

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:

  1. Assisting families in the Protective Services and Foster Care system to help speed family unification through family education classes.
  2. Parenting classes cover communication, discipline, consequences of behavior, school involvement, and positive bonding. This program is offered for families with children from infant to 18 year-olds and offered on a nominal fee for service basis.

Project Hope


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.

Catholic Charities Family Connections 

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.

Western Wayne Pathway to Housing Program

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.

We Welcome Your Call

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!

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