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.

Click here to visit the local DHHS website.

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.

Listing of office locations throughout the state click here.

Center for Family Health
(517) 748-5500

Income-based health center including dentistry for the entire family.

To visit their website click here.

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

To go to their website click here.

Community Action Agency
(517) 784-4800

Offers Services in the following areas:

  • Health/Nutrition
  • Education/Head Start
  • Financial Empowerment
  • Housing
  • Community Development
  • Information Services
Click here for more information on their website.


Additional Listings of Resources and Phone Numbers for Jackson County

     (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. 

     To visit their website click here.

     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.                           Supervised Visitation or Safe Exchange is also offered

     To visit their website click here.    

     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.

         For more information visit their website by clicking here.


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

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

     Click here to visit their website.  

     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 please click here.

     Federal, State, and Local Representatives Listing

    Click here for a pdf directory of our federal, state, and local elected officials.    

This video explains the New MIBrdiges program from the State of Michigan.  Along with benefits this portal also includes the online Child 
abuse and Neglect Reporting access.

MI Bridges: Apply For Benefits, Manage Your Case, And Explore Resources

Follow the link below to register and report child abuse and neglect online:

Safe Haven

The Safe Haven Supervised Parenting Time and Supervised Exchange Program offers services to families with domestic violence to provide a safe environment for parents to exchange and exercise parenting time with their children.

For more information relating to services, please contact the Access and Visitation Center at 517-768-6536.

Jackson County Family Visitation Center (JCFVC)

1697 Lansing Ave
JacksonMI 49202

Phone: 517-768-6536

Fax: 517-990-6769