Alliance for the Mentally Ill (AMI)
Bay County Chapter
AMI provides a monthly support group for adults who are supporting a friend or loved one with a mental illness. Includes support, education, monthly topics, sharing and problem solving with others experiencing similar concerns.
ARC of Bay County
708 Columbus Ave.
Bay City, MI 48708
Provide a monthly support group for family, parents, friends, and advocates of the mentally and developmentally disabled. Advocate for laws, public policy and community resources for the disabled.
ARC of Arenac County
P.O. Box 805
Standish, MI 48658
Contact Person: Linda Simon or Mike Dewyse
Provides information and support, advocacy and help connecting with disability resources.
Association for Childrens Mental Health (ACMH)
941 Abbott Rd.
East Lansing, MI 48823
Phone (517) 336-7222
Parent Line (800)-782-0883
Provide information, technical assistance, education & training, support groups, and a quarterly newsletter to parents and professionals related to children who have a serious emotional disturbance or mental illness. They also advocate for laws, public policy and community resources related to children with Serious Emotional Disturbance.
CAUSE Citizens Alliance to Uphold Special Education
3303 W. Saginaw St. Suite F-1
Lansing, MI 48917
Phone (800) 221-9105 or (888) 814-4013 (TYY)
Provide information and training related to special education laws and services. Have parent advocates available to attend IEPC meetings in some situations.
CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder)
Saginaw County Area Satellite
A support group for parents/caregivers of children and teens who have AD/HD. Meetings are held on Wednesdays at 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church which is located at 4619 Mackinaw Rd., Saginaw, MI. For more information contact Megan at
(989) 607-9319. www.chadd.org
Disability Network of Mid-Michigan
1160 James Savage Rd.
Midland, MI 48640
Provide education, advocacy, support, one on one assistance, case management, and assessment services to help individuals with disabilities obtain and maintain independence.
Disability Services Resource Center
1820 N. Trumball
Bay City, MI 48708
Serve adults and children who have a disability. Provide information on community resources, build handicapped assessable ramps, provides camping opportunities, assist with transportation costs to medical appointments, maintains a resource library, operates a lending closet of medical equipment and assists in obtaining equipment, orthopedic appliances, and living aids.
Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service
106 West Allegan Suite 300
Lansing, MI 48933
Phone (517) 487-1755 or (800) 288-5923
Provide information, technical assistance, and legal services on behalf of adults and children who have a mental illness and/or a developmental disability. They have a large focus on education issues and monitoring of psychiatric facilities. They also offer a free newsletter.
Wrightslaw Special Education and Advocacy
A website for parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys to use for accurate and reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities. Wrightslaw has thousands of articles, cases, and free resources about dozens of topics.