Support for Children & Families

We help families stay together and access quality care. Whether you have questions about your child’s behavior or health, or you have a child who has been diagnosed with mental illness or a developmental disability, we can connect you with the help you need.

Find Help

How do I know if my child or family needs help?

  • Learn about the signs and symptoms of mental illness: Mental health education
  • To talk to someone: Call Access Now at (989) 831-7520 or (800) 377-0974

How do I find the services I need?

  • View our complete List of Services
  • Visit Access Now. Walk-ins are welcome between 8 am – 5 pm, Monday-Friday, and you will be seen within 30 minutes of your arrival for an initial evaluation before you can take advantage of any of our services. Unfortunately, not all people who come to us are eligible, and not all services are available to everyone we serve
  • You may complete our Eligibility Form before you visit Access Now; be sure to bring this to your initial evaluation

How do I get there?

What will services cost? What is covered by my insurance?

  • The cost of services is based on your ability to pay. If you don’t have insurance, we’ll help you get signed up.
  • You will receive an individual plan of service that provides all of the details about the services, costs, and providers. During the planning process, you will be able to choose who provides your supports and services.
  • If you are covered by Medicaid, please refer to the Michigan Medicaid Provider Manual for complete definitions of services and eligibility criteria.
  • If you have private insurance, we will help you find and evaluate provider options.

Every Family is Different

Family Support Services offers assistance to families with children diagnosed with mental illness or developmental disability. We help families stay together and receive services needed in or near their home, including:

  • In-home Crisis Intervention
  • Respite Care for parents/guardians
  • Service Coordination
  • Mental Health Therapy
  • Children’s Crisis Residential
  • Infant Mental Health Services
  • Autism Benefit Program

Find the Support You Need

Autism Benefit Program

Available to children 18 months through five years of age with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger’s Disorder, or Pervasive Developmental Disorder (Medicaid- or MI Child- eligible) this program focuses on improving a variety of skills, including communication, social, self-help, and cognitive skills.

Supporting Health and Wellness

Together, we will create a plan for your family that addresses your unique needs, supports your choices and desires, and empowers you to improve your child’s and family’s health and wellness.

Caring and Professional

We build strong community relationships that result in positive experiences. Our professional services are offered with compassion and respect for diversity and individuality.

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Quality Care

We’re committed to the highest levels of quality care and customer service. Review quality reports

Contact Us

For questions about our services, help finding a provider, or more information about a mental, behavioral, or general health issue, please use the contact form. Someone will be in touch with you within 1 business day.



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