The Family Center is a Constant Compass

The families that we meet all see changes in the path of their lives. Some are caring for newborns, preparing for kindergarten, transitioning to the middle school years or starting the college selection process. Others are managing relationships, health issues, stress and grief, including coping with the challenges of caring for aging family members.

In all its 13 years of service, The Family Center has been a constant compass – guiding people with questions toward those who can help.

Some of the families that first came into contact with our presentations for newborns continue to attend our presentations for students in upper grades. Some now are part of a “sandwich generation,” caring for children while caring for elderly parents or relatives.

We’ve responded with resources designed to encompass this range of need and help families find a way ahead.

The Family Center explores possibilities and makes connections to local experts so people can look for successful routes and avoid obstacles.

Our Ask the Experts programs, articles and videos cover all the chapters that make up a lifetime.

A compass is most useful when it is paired with an accurate map and in the hands of a thoughtful navigator. Just as a compass serves as an instrument that reveals direction, we serve to introduce families to resources so they can decide which are a good fit for their life’s course.

Think of The Family Center serving as your personal compass. We have accomplished much of the research that it takes to connect with resources, professionals and information so you can stay on course.

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