Scheduled Classes - April 2018

Foster/ Adoptive/ Relative Care Support Group
Tuesday, April 10
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
East Superior Christian Church - Alma

Please call our office to register at (989)463-1422 or RSVP to


Gratiot County Substance Abuse Coalition Meeting
Monday, April 9
1:00 p.m.
RESD - Ithaca

Please call Sara at (989)463-1422 for more information.


STEWARDS OF CHILDREN Darkness to Light Training
Prevention training that teaches adults how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. This program is designed for organizations that serve youth and for individuals concerned about the safety of children. 
Tuesday, April 17th 12:30-3:00 p.m. 

Monday, April 30th 5:30-8:00 p.m.
Alma Public Library - Art & Carra Smith Meeting Room
500 E. Superior St. - Alma

Registration is required, space is limited to 25 participants in each session. 
A $5 fee will be charged per person to cover partial costs of workbooks.

Please contact Morgan Rooy at or by calling (989)463-1422 to register.


CASA Volunteer Training

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) will be hosting a volunteer training session from Tuesday, April 17th - Tuesday, May 22nd. All sessions will be from 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at the Wilcox Non-Profit Center in Alma.

Please contact Michelle at or (989)463-1422 for more information or to complete an application to become a CASA!


Telling Their Stories

Opening Night

Please join us to support children from Gratiot County schools and the CASA program who are Telling Their Stories through artwork. 

Date: 5/2/2018
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Place: Alma College Flora Kirsch Gallery


Gallery Hours: 10:00 to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday
10:00 to 12:00 p.m. Friday
The show will be on display 5/2/2018 - 5/18/2018


Light refreshments will be served opening night, for more information please contact Child Advocacy at (989)463-1422.


Child Abuse Prevention Month


April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

This year, Child Advocacy has a wide range of activities planned to promote awareness about programs to counter child abuse and neglect throughout Gratiot County as well as oppurtunities for you to learn more about how you can get involved.

Wear Blue Mondays

Every Monday in April
Wear Blue to show your support for child abuse and neglect prevention. Send us your photos and we'll feature you on our Facebook page.

Alma College Pinwheel Garden Kick-Off

Tuesday, April 3rd
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: Alma College Campus
The pinwheel is the recognized symbol for child abuse and neglect prevention. It also symbolizes the belief that every child has the right to grow and flourish to their full potential in a nurturing environment. 

Child Advocacy Lunch and Learn

Thursday, April 12th
Time: 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Alma Public Library
From prevention to intervention: Find out more about what Child Advocacy is doing and what you can do to help counter child abuse and neglect in Gratiot County. 
This is a free event open to the public. Lunch is provided. RSVP to (989)463-1422.

Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Awareness Day

Wednesday, April 25th
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: State Capitol, Lansing
Organizations, advocates, and Michigan residents join forces on the Capitol steps to raise awareness about child abuse and neglect.

Lending Library


Child Advocacy’s Lending Library is a FREE educational resource!  It is designed for parents and caregivers with children birth to 5 years to encourage and enhance the learning experience at home, school, or child care. 

Items include:

NEW: Four themed sensory bags for children ages birth - 2 years.

Theme Totes: Themed Rubbermaid containers containing books, puzzles, hands on activities, and toys

Story Stretchers: Totes include a book, along with a toy(s) and/or CD to enhance the learning of the storybook.

Items are available to be checked out for a 2 week period FREE of charge.

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