Formerly Center for Women in Transition
24-hour crisis hotline in English and Spanish, 24 hours Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program, crisis intervention, and advocacy for domestic violence and sexual assault, emergency shelter for abused women and their children.
Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC)
CAC provides a collaborative investigation of child sexual abuse, crisis counseling and support groups, forensic medical examinations for victims, and supportive family members.
Children’s Protective Services
– Department of Health and Human Services
Provides investigation and evaluation of referrals on child abuse and neglect, casework, counseling with parents and children, referral, parenting instruction, and removal and placement of children if necessary. Anyone may call with information about reasonable suspicion of abuse or neglect of children in Ottawa County.
Department of Health and Human Services
Aid to dependant children, food stamps, Medicaid.
The Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center is a valuable resource for Head Start parents. The website has information regarding the Head Start program as well as general parenting information.
Love In The Name of Christ
– Allendale, Hudsonville, Jenison, Coopersville
Clearinghouse for churches, referral services to families, food, clothing furniture, transportation, budget counseling, parenting, and life skills.
MIChild – Health Insurance
Ottawa County Community Action Agency
Ottawa County Michigan Works
Provides employment and training assistance for youth and adults, employers, and job seekers through a variety of federal and state-funded programs. Employment services include job search and placement assistance, occupational training, and referral. Workshops, seminars, GED, and English as a Second Language.
Referral, emergency food, housing, utility, and prescription assistance.