Resources for mothers in Kent County

“All that I am, or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.”

-Abraham Lincoln

 

In a day and age where parents’ rights and even the definition of motherhood is called into question, we want to take a moment to honor women and motherhood. Throughout history, mothers have been revered as the heart and warmth of one of the most important building blocks of society, the family. Without strong families, a nation soon crumbles.

Motherhood, like anything else of value, often comes with challenges. Sometimes motherhood comes unexpectedly, other times it is desired and prayed over for many years. Some mothers are faced with single parenthood.

With that in mind, and in honor of mothers this week, we would like to share a few helpful resources in Kent County.

 

Local groups for mothers:

MOPS international is an organization that encourages and equips moms of young children to realize their potential as mothers, women and leaders, in relationship with Jesus, and in partnership with the local church. There are several local chapters in Kent County. To find a group near you, enter your zip code at this link.

Fit4Mom is a local fitness group for mothers that combines both the importance of exercise and the benefits of community and fellowship with other moms.

Moms for Liberty is dedicated to fighting for the survival of America by unifying, educating and empowering parents to defend their parental rights at all levels of government. To get connected with the Kent County chapter, visit this link.

 

Mothers facing difficult circumstances:

Pregnancy Resource Center offers such free services as pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, material resources, classes, support, and more. 

Alpha Women’s Center offers a welcoming, safe environment for women facing difficulties, as well as material resources, support, parenting classes, job training, and much more. 

Grace’s Table is a local mission specifically for teen mothers that offers support, counseling, mentoring, material help and much more.

 

Resources for foster care:

Wellspring Lutheran Services

D.A. Blodgett St. Johns

Samaritas

Bethany Christian Services

Resources for homeschooling mothers:

The Homeschool Building in the City of Wyoming

Faith and Freedom Co-op in Rockford, MI

Home School Legal Defense Association

The Michigan Christian Homeschool Network

Classical Conversations