Help Me Grow Kent Help Me Grow connects families with children birth through age five to local resources helping children grow up healthy and ready to succeed in school. Our partners at Help Me Grow Kent are ready to personally connect you to resources in your area and will work with you until you find what you need.
GR Kids GRKIDS is an online resource that can connect you with the adventures, organizations, and companies in your community. We love looking at the GRKIDS event calendar to find out what local events are happening in our community each day!
Grand Rapids Public Library The Grand Rapids Public Library serves the City of Grand Rapids, providing free materials, resources, and events for the whole family. With a GRPL library card, you can check out books, movies, and music, access digital collections including streaming services and ebooks, and access technology through public computers, WiFi and hotspots. Learn more about the benefits of a GRPL library card by clicking here for our website or by calling 616-988-5400.
Kent District Library The Kent District Library has 22 locations throughout the county, including one near you! Discover a variety of resources at KDL, including (but not limited to!) an endless amount of books for you and your children to borrow and take home!
Crisis Text Line Crisis Text Line is here for any crisis. Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the United States, anytime. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from our secure online platform. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you more from a hot moment to a cool moment.
211 211 is a free and confidential service that helps people find the local resources they need. Dial 211 to speak with a community resource advisor that can provide you with information and referrals for everyday needs in times of crisis.
Early On Early On assists families with infants and toddlers, from birth until 36 months, who have a delay in their development or a diagnosed disability. Early On provides evaluations for your child's development right in your home or at the Kent ISD. If they qualify, Early On creates a plan and provides services and support to help your child reach their full potential.
Safe Kids Safe Kids Worldwide is a nonprofit organization working to help families and communities keep kids safe from injuries. We like to use this website to find up to date information on car seat safety, childproofing your home, safe sleep, and more!
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, serving low and moderate income pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, infants, and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.
Family Resource Guide Use the Family Resource Guide to access up to date community resources for families, social service providers, and professionals who work with children and families in Kent County.
Parents as Teachers At Bright Beginnings, we use an evidence-based curriculum called Parents as Teachers. Parents as Teachers is an early childhood home visiting program designed to help you learn more about parenting, support your child's development, and help with the challenges of parenting. Click here to learn more about PAT!