Types of Children Who Are Available for Adoption: Those whose biological parents parental rights have been terminated through the judicial process and children who have been voluntarily released by their parents.

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Our Treatment Foster Care Program utilizes a team approach to Treatment Foster Care – integrating the youth, the youth’s biological family, foster family, therapists, and the program supervisor.

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There are over 14,000 children in the foster care system in the State of Michigan. What does it take to become a licensed foster parent?

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Our General Foster Care Program includes case management and supervision of cases that involve children in foster care. Our role is to encourage and provide services to reach a specific case goal.

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The Day One Program is a voluntary program that works with all new parents to help them and their children get off to a healthy start.

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The research is clear: Children who start behind, stay behind. During the first 2,000 days between birth and their first day of kindergarten, 90% of a child’s brain is developed.

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  • Anscheutz & Shoes

    Happy Feet!!

    Thanks to the Great Start Parent Coalition for the great idea for Happy Feet, to provide new shoes for all the Child & Family Services NEMI foster children. A huge thank you to those who donated shoes: Cliff Anschuetz Chevrolet, Young’s Appliance, Masters Shoes, Bay Athletic Club and Walmart, as well as people in the community who wanted to help out. It was a great success and so many helped out with this project

  • Posen boat float

    Posen Parade: Fun For All

    What a great time we had in Posen. A huge shout out of thanks to David Soderholm for letting us use his truck and bass boat as a float and for driving the truck!! Thanks as well to Jamie and her kids, Danielle and her kids, Brenda and her kid and son-in-law kid, Mary Soderholm for coming up with the idea and for being there, and Karen for being there and greeting all the great folks along the way!!

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    Parent Liaison for Montmorency County Position Available

    The Alpena, Montmorency, Alcona Great Start Collaborative is looking for a part time Parent Liaison for Montmorency County (must reside there). High school Diploma, but Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) preferred. Applicant MUST be a parent of a child 12 years old or younger. Offering $10/hour, starting at 18 hours a week. .42 mileage reimbursement.

    Job Summary:

    The Great Start Parent Liaison is responsible for increasing parent participation in the early childhood planning and decision-making process for the purpose of building a strong early childhood system. Regular responsibilities include organizing and facilitating Great Start Collaborative parent meetings; speaking publicly about the work of the Great Start Parent Coalition; educating policy makers on the importance of investing in early childhood and the essential role that parents and families play in the lives of young children. The Parent Liaison will work directly with organizations and parents from diverse backgrounds from across Montmorency County.

    Must have reliable telephone in order to maintain contact with the office, as well as reliable transportation to travel to and from the intermediate school district to various sites in the community. Demonstrated strong organizational skills. Ability to accept supervision and direction. Ability to work creatively and skillfully with school district staff, agencies and parents. Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to work a flexible work day and work week. Punctuality and good attendance are requirements for the position. Must have a valid Michigan driver’s license. Demonstrated mental/physical ability and stamina for meeting the essential duties of the position. Discretion with confidential information. Excellent customer service skills and the ability to maintain a calm, poised and professional image at all times. Ability to exercise good judgment and make decisions in accordance with board policies and administrative guidelines.

    Send resume and three references by August 11th to 1044 US 23 N, Alpena, MI 49707, ATTN: Maia Proulx

Foster Parents: Need training hours??

Here is a great link for news, information and to get your training hours!! Just go to:


and go to training/events link. You can take online classes and print out the certificate of completion after you have completed them!!