Resources & Referral

The Family Center serves as a compass to help guide you to resources, professionals and information with
Ask the Experts Articles, Talks, Videos
and our Association of Professionals.

We focus on providing our fellow community members with knowledge to help them navigate through, and find solutions to, life’s changing issues.

Frequently, we offer resources when people are in the midst of a family crisis, feeling stressed and alone, not knowing what to do. But much of our programing is focused on education and prevention, so people have information before they need it, and are better equipped to handle situations as they arise.

We provide:

  • Play Central: A place for parents, grandparents and all caregivers to play with their children while socializing with others.
  • Ask the Experts articles
  • Downloadable quarterly newsletters
  • A handy list of useful websites
  • Videos from recent presentations for online viewing
  • DVDs of Family Center presentations available for checkout from a Grosse Pointe Public Library branch (Jump to Family Center DVDs at Grosse Pointe Public Library locations)
  • An Association of Professionals online referral directory provides information and links to health care Practitioners, Organizations that provide services for families and family-friendly Businesses
  • Information on local Community Events from other organizations that may be of interest to families.
  • Downloadable documents from other sources:
  • Books available at The Family Center office:
    • Free SUCCESS for Teens™ book that helps teens understand the importance of clarifying goals, practicing the small efforts necessary for success, and accepting responsibility for one’s own destiny.
      Cost: Free
    • Connecting With Resistant Teenagers – 10 Proven Steps By: Anna Russo
      Being a parent is one of the most rewarding jobs and can present many challenges.  This book will provide access to communications tools to help you get through resistance and create more harmony and cooperation in your family.  Through this book, you as a parent will recognize if your style of communication is effective or if you need additional skills.
      Cost: $12.95 (cash or check) You may also purchase her books at the Success Strategies website:

Enriched Communities Through Stronger Families
The Family Center serves as the community’s hub for information, resources and referral for both families and professionals. The Family Center is a non-profit organization founded to promote a deeper understanding of the role of parents and others in supporting our youth to become competent, caring and responsible community members.

All gifts are tax-deductible.
To volunteer or contribute, visit, call (313) 447-1374.
Email: or write to: The Family Center
32 Lake Shore Drive, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236