Eastern Michigan University

  • Peer support
    • Students for Life at Eastern Michigan University: This group of students strives to provide loving support to all mothers in need. They throw babyshowers, drive to appointments, raise money, and collect clothing, diapers, and formulas for mothers and babies.

  • Pregnancy Options
    • Family Life Services: Offers pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, options counseling, material assistance, prenatal vitamins, parenting education classes and more free of charge.
    • Arbor Woman: Offers pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, pregnancy options counseling, abortion information, community resources, pregnancy support and more free of charge.
    • Option Line: Free confidential help via text, online chat, or phone
    • Guadalupe Workers: the Guadalupe Workers of Detroit seek to offer personal and individually-tailored assistance to each mother the Workers encounter. The Workers also encourage and assist mothers with certification programs and/or with the completion of degree programs. 
    • Bethany Christian Services: Wondering what your options are? This organization will walk you through your pregnancy options, give you free counseling and offers many resources including financial assistance.
    • Abortion Pill Reversal: If you change your mind after a medical abortion, you can receive help.
       
  • Housing
    • Family housing at EMU: Family housing is available at Cornell Courts and Westview.
    • Ann Arbor Shelter: Offers temporary housing for the homeless.
    • WITH Housing: This group of half-way houses takes in teen or pregnant mothers who are working to improve their situation.
    • Mary’s Mantle: A Catholic residential program for homeless expectant women that provides a safe, faith-based, and caring environment that supports the transition into motherhood, including extended aftercare for continued personal growth and integration into the community.
    • U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development: Find rental assistance programs for low-income families.
    • Home Ownership Services: If you need help paying for energy and weatherization costs, you may be able to get help from state programs that uses federal money to assist low-income families with energy costs.
    • Co-Abode: Co-Abode connects single mothers with similar interests to share a home, allowing their families to live in safer areas and diminish the financial burden of rent.
       
  • Child Care
    • The Children’s Institute: Provides early childhood education programs for the children of EMU students, faculty, staff and surrounding communities.
    • Child Care Assistance: Resources to find quality child care and payment assistance if you cannot afford child care.
    • Head Start: Provides free learning and development services to children ages birth to 5 from low-income families. Some also provide prenatal services.
       
  • Post-Abortive Care & Support
    • Project Rachel: Find hope and healing through confidential phone lines, individual counseling, support groups, and retreats.
    • Family Life Services: Find healing through Post Abortion Recover: Hearts at Rest program at Family Life Services.
    • Arbor Woman: Find healing through Arbor Woman’s Post-Abortion Care and Support Program.
       
  • Financing Your Education
    • Michigan Student Aid: Numerous programs that are available to provide financial assistance for postsecondary education depending on eligibility.
    • Michigan Tuition Grant: This program is available for undergraduate students in financial need for their postsecondary tuition.
    • Federal Student Aid: If you are a pregnant or parenting student, update your FAFSA information in order to receive more financial aid.
    • Federal Pell Grant: This is a federal grant available for students that demonstrate financial need. Your FAFSA application will be reviewed to see if you qualify.
    • Scholarships4Moms:  This organization has awarded over one million dollars in scholarships to mothers seeking higher education. You can easily apply for scholarship funds on their website.
    • P.E.O. Sisterhood: Looking for grants, scholarships, or loans? P.E.O. Sisterhood has the resources you are looking for and have helped countless women achieve their educational goals.
    • Paty Takemoto Mink Foundation: This organization provides funding to low income mothers who are pursuing education beyond high school. The foundation will provide grants of up to $5,000 each.
       
  • Healthcare
  • Student Rights
    • Alliance Defending Freedom: ADF provides free legal support to help you understand your rights as a student.
    • Students Who are Parents: Eastern Michigan University is committed to supporting parenting student populations.  In an effort to better serve parenting students on campus, please explore the resources available here.
    • Title IX Benefits: Learn about your rights as a pregnant or parenting student in regards to class attendance, homework, activities, and more.
    • Title IX at Eastern Michigan University: You have rights as a pregnant and parenting student. To find out more about your rights or if your rights are being violated contact the Title IX coordinator at Wayne State
    • Pregnant Scholar: Learn about your rights as a pregnant or parenting student. This resource covers accommodations, leaves & absences, breastfeeding, and working on campus.
       
  • Material Assistance
    • Swoop's Pantry: This campus-based organization provides current EMU Students in need with food assistance and additional resources to positively impact our student's well-being and college success. 
    • Food Assistance Program: Temporary food assistance for eligible low-income families and individuals.
    • Hope Food Pantry: Provides food to families in need.
    • Gleaners Food Bank: Provides food and hope to hungry neighbors in southeast Michigan.
    • Cash Assistance: Temporary cash assistance is available for pregnant women and low-income families with children.
    • MIBridges: Create an account here to see what other assistance you are eligible for in Michigan. There are multiple assistance programs available for pregnant and parenting women.
    • Child Support: Set up a child support case so that you can receive assistance from the father of your child.
    • Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County: Provides food and counseling.
    • Family Life Services: May assist with maternity and baby clothing, and basic material goods such as strollers, car seats, blankets, diapers, cribs, formula, etc.
       
  • Additional Resources
    • Women Deserve Better: This website is a compilation of practical resources and inspirational stories. They focus on issues pertaining to work, home life, education, and relationships.
    • Single Moms: This website is full of resources for single mothers on housing, parenting, education, relationships and more.
    • Abortion Pill Reversal: If you change your mind after a medical abortion, you can receive help.
    • Adoption Associates: This organization will help you learn more about adoption as you consider your choices. Should you choose to make an adoption plan, they will stand by your side with support and counseling services. Adoption Associates wants you to feel empowered throughout the adoption process. Financial assistance may be available.