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Community Resources

Whether virtual, local, or statewide these resources are both useful and relevant to you on your journey through pregnancy, labor, delivery, and parenthood.

Bereavement resources are also included for those who have suffered a loss.

General Resources

Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is a federally-funded Special Supplemental Nutrition Program of the Food and Nutrition Service of the United States Department of Agriculture and is administered by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. They serve low and moderate income pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, infants, and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.

Adoption Support

On Your Feet Foundation

On Your Feet provides support to birthparents following an adoptive placement. They focus on helping their clients build a better life by giving them the tools they need through case management and coaching, monetary grants and through the creation of a community of other birthparents.

Lactation and Human Milk Feeding

The Milk Club

A support group located in Greenville for those who are feeding human milk in any way. Led by Hannah Heaton of Flat River Doulas they meet every 3rd Friday of the month from 10-11:30am at the Greenville Church of the Nazarene.

Childbirth World -- Samantha Kauffman

IBCLC serving the West Michigan area, with additional training in oral habilitation before and after revisions.

Newaygo County Breastfeeding Coalition

They focus on issues that affect breastfeeding. They are here to support human milk feeding parents, educate, advocate and increase initiation and duration.

Midwifery Services

Newaygo County Midwifery 

Susan Wente and Jessica Waite are Certified Nurse Midwives who provide pregnancy and birth support in the counties surrounding Newaygo.

YourHomeBirth

Shannon McIntire is a certified professional licensed midwife who provides pregnancy and birth support from homebirth within 45 minutes of Howard City/Morley.

Pregnancy and Infant Loss

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group 

This is a virtual support group through the University of Michigan. It is a no-cost, non-denominational resource to those coping with pregnancy and infant loss, whether you are a patient in their system or not. The meeting is once a month on the 2nd Tuesday and access is granted after registration via the QR code they provide.

TEARS Foundation, Michigan chapter

They provide emotional and financial support to families experiencing a loss, in Michigan and nationwide.

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