Evaluations for speech/language delay from 3-26. Clients will receive a full evaluation and hearing screening for $75. Therapy will be offered throughout the year from 9/14 on.
Post Adoption Resource Center
CSHCS is a program which assists individuals with special health care needs in accessing appropriate medical care, health education and other supports. This is done through helping families connect with services , coordination of services, payment of specialty medical bills and helping with language barriers. Services apply to individuals up through age 21.
Community Food Link is a telephone hotline that connects people who need food assistance with local food pantries. Community Food Link is open Monday through Friday, 9 am to 1 pm (closed on holidays). The number is (269) 982-4100. Clients will give the operator information about their family so that they can be sent to the most appropriate pantry.
Early On is for children from birth to three years of age. Early On is here for your family if you have a concern about your child’s growth and learning, and helps children who have a developmental delay.
A developmental delay is when a child’s rate of growth and learning is different from that of most children the same age. A developmental delay may be in one of the following areas:
Taking care of basic needs
Responding to others
Health issues (physical or mental) that are likely to lead to a developmental delay
Early On helps young children to grow and learn. Working on delays early means your child gets a great start in life. Early On helps by:
Working together, and with you, as a team. Early On helps to get people, activities, supports, and services working together with you. (Think of Early On as a baseball team. Each player brings different skills. When all of these skills are put together, the team can play ball. However, one person alone cannot.)
Listening to families. You know your child best. You know your family’s routines best. The information you share with Early On will help your child.
Getting information to parents. This allows you to be better able to help your child grow and learn.
Making your family stronger and healthier. That is why some supports and services may be provided to your family. When your family is strong and healthy, you will be better able to help your child grow and learn.
Connecting you to other families. Raising a child who has developmental delays can be tough. It may help to talk with other families who have a child with developmental delays too.
Vaccinations for preventable diseases like measles or whooping cough are safe, effective, and protect your children, family, and others who you care about. Berrien County Health Department public health nurses serve you by providing and distributing the immunizations you need to be protected from vaccine preventable diseases. Services are available at all three county locations – Benton Harbor, Niles and Three Oaks.
Lory’s Place, a Grief Healing and Education Center of Hospice at Home, a Lakeland HealthCare Affiliate
Lory’s Place is a family service center whose mission is to provide peer support group services for grieving children and adults throughout Southwest Michigan and Northern Indiana. Lory’s Place provides a safe, comforting atmosphere in which grief healing can take place following the death of a family member or an important friend. Lory’s Place is available at no charge to all who come for assistance.
Relationship, Pregnancy & Parenting Support
Pregnancy Care Center. We help people DO life.
FREE pregnancy testing, and limited obstetrical ultrasound.
FREE pre-natal and parenting education
FREE Material Support (cribs, car seats, clothing, etc.)
FREE Post-Abortion Recovery group
FREE support group for young mothers
FREE 180 Program, helping parents build foundations for successful living
WELS Lutherans for Life, Michiana Chapter
The Pregnancy Counseling center exists to help mothers deal with pregnancy issues. We provide counseling, pregnancy tests, maternity clothes, baby clothes, diapers, various supplies, and information on having your baby baptized. All our services are free of charge.
Implementation of Positive Parenting Program at various levels is provided. The basis of all other Substance Abuse Prevention programs, provided by certified Prevention Specialists, are provided to all demographics to try and reduce substance use/misuse among youth and other at-risk populations.