University of Michigan - Flint

  • Peer support
    • Protect Life at U of M - Flint: SFL at UM Flint is a student group that looks forward to meeting, interacting with, and serving pregnant and parenting students as they navigate raising a child and finishing their degree. Their mission is to love first, aim to serve, and speak courageously for your rights on campus. If you have any questions or need to confide in a peer on campus, call/text 810-936-3221. 
       
  • Pregnancy Options
    • Option Line: Free confidential help via text, online chat, or phone
    • Flint Crisis Pregnancy Center: Located just minutes from campus, the Flint Crisis Pregnancy Center provides free and confidential services to meet the mental and physical needs of women facing unplanned pregnancies. These services include pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, peer counseling, abortion information, material resources, and a 24-hour hotline for those who need to talk right away: 810-767-7153. 
    • Guadalupe Workers: the Guadalupe Workers seek to offer personal and individually-tailored assistance to each mother the Workers encounter.  The Workers provide, where appropriate, assistance tailored to each individual mother they meet. The Workers also encourage and assist mothers with certification programs and/or with the completion of degree programs. 
    • Abortion Pill Reversal: If you change your mind after a medical abortion, you can receive help.
       
  • Housing
    • 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
    • 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
    • Flint Crisis Pregnancy Center: Located just minutes from campus, the Flint Crisis Pregnancy Center provides free and confidential services to meet the mental and physical needs of women facing unplanned pregnancies. These services include pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, peer counseling, abortion information, material resources, and a 24-hour hotline for those who need to talk right away: 810-767-7153. 
    • Project Rachel: Find hope and healing through confidential phone lines, individual counseling, support groups, and retreats.
       
  • 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.
    • A Single Parent's Financial Guide to Returning to School: This comprehensive guide offers strategies on budgeting, receiving financial aid, finding child care resources, and minimizing debt.
       
  • Healthcare
  • Student Rights
    • Students with Children at UM-Flint: The University of Michigan-Flint prides itself in culture and diversity. You will find many helpful resources available to you as a pregnant or parenting student to help you succeed along your journey in finishing your degree.
    • Alliance Defending Freedom: ADF provides free legal support to help you understand your rights as a student.
    • Title IX Benefits: Learn about your rights as a pregnant or parenting student in regards to class attendance, homework, activities, and more.
    • Pregnant Scholar: Learn about your rights as a pregnant or parenting student. This resource covers accommodations, leaves & absences, breastfeeding, and working on campus.
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  • Material Assistance
    • Food Assistance Program: Temporary food assistance for eligible low-income families and individuals.
    • Gleaners Food Bank: Provides food and hope to hungry neighbors in southeast Michigan.
    • WIC: This program provides food assistance, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and health care referrals for pregnant and parenting women & their children.
    • 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.
    • Problem Pregnancy Center: May assist with maternity and baby clothing and basic material goods such as strollers, car seats, blankets, diapers, cribs, formula, etc.
    • Crossroads Care Center: 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.