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 Listing 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.

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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