Resources in Jackson

Report suspected child abuse!

Child Protective Services
(855) 444-3911

Call the number above if you suspect someone is abusing or neglecting a child. 

Calls are always anonymous.

WIC (Women, Infants, and Children)
(517) 788-4484

WIC is a supplemental food and nutrition program for low-income pregnant women and those who have children 0-5. WIC improves pregnancy outcomes, reduces infant mortality and supports breastfeeding. WIC services are free.

Maternal Infant Health Program
(517) 768-2114

Services for new or expecting moms.
Provides assistance with

  • Getting health services
  • Transportation for health care
  • Health education
  • Childbirth or parenting classes
  • Breastfeeding support
  • Quitting smoking
  • Problems with alcohol or drug in your home
  • Preventing unplanned pregnancies
  • Emotional support
  • Community resources
  • Nutrition guidance

Center for Family Health
(517) 748-5500

Income-based health center for the entire family.

Aware Shelter
(517) 783-2861

Shelter for victims of sexual assault and women who are being abused by their domestic partner; also a hotline for situations pertaining to domestic violence.

(517) 789-1211

Direct line for all of Jackson's resources; operators will answer calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can provide information for any non-emergency.

Great Start Collaborative
(517) 784-4800

The purpose of Great Start is to assure a coordinated system of community resources and supports to assist all Jackson County families to provide a great start for their children from birth to age eight.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Of America
(517) 784-7181

Individual, Family and Community Support - Adult/Child Mentoring Programs for Children of Inmates/Ex-Offenders.

Together We Can Make A Difference
(517) 740-8444

Many programs assisting Jackson families including: 

  • Children's clothing
  • Food pantry 
  • Assistance with cleaning clothes
  • Children's toys for Christmas
  • Re-entry support for the newly released
  • Community garden
For a complete list of programs see: