Parent Resources

At the Great Start Collaborative Program, we know that parents play a critical role in their children’s development. That’s why we’re dedicated to providing parents with the resources they need to support their children’s growth and success. Our website offers a range of resources, including workshops and classes on parenting, educational resources, and access to health and nutrition information. Whether you’re looking to become a more effective parent, learn about your child’s development, or connect with other families in your community, our program has something for everyone. Visit our website today to learn more about the resources available to you as a parent.

For Other Social Services

Call 2-1-1

CALL 2-1-1 is a free, confidential service that connects people seeking answers with local community-based organization programs and services. CALL 2-1-1 can help you with employment, food assistance, help for an aging parent, addiction prevention services, access to health care, clothing, mental health services, affordable housing options, support groups and ways of becoming part of your community. Dial 2-1-1 or 877-211-5253 to connect 24 hours a day, 7 days a week or visit to access the online resource database.

Workshops and Classes on Parenting

  • Michigan Alliance for Families (Information Resources)

            Phone: 800-552-4821

            Website: Click Here

  • Zero to Three Program

            Phone: 800-552-4821

            Website: Click Here

Health and Nutrition Information

  • Aspirus Ironwood Hospital

            Address: N10561 Grand View Lane

                                  Ironwood, MI 49938 

            Phone: (906) 932-2525

            Website Contact: Click Here

  • Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital

            Phone:  734-785-7705  x 7194

            Website Contact: Click Here

  • Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health

            Address: 601 S 7th Street

                                  Ontonagon, MI 49953

            Phone: (906) 884-8000

            Website Contact: Click Here

Child Care Assistance

  • Gogebic Ontonagon community Action Agency

           Address: 100 S. Mill St.
                                 Bessemer, MI 49911

            Phone: (906) 667-0283

            Website: Click Here

  • Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan

            Phone: 906-632-6896

            Website: Click Here

  • MI Health & Human Resources (Child Care Assistance)

            Website: Click Here

  • Child Trust Michigan

            Website: Click Here

Educational Resources

  • Family Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

            Phone: 517-241-7630


            Website: Click Here

  • Michigan Alliance for Families (Free guide to special education)

            Phone: 800-552-482   

            Website: Click Here

  • Michigan eLibrary (Free Learning Resources)

            Website: Click Here

  • Michigan’s Children (Political Advocacy)

            Website: Click Here


  • GSTQ Finding Child Care Programs Search Engine

            Website: Click Here


  • MI State Housing Development Authority

            Website: Click Here

Interested In Joining

Please contact or connect through Great Start Collaborative for more information!

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These materials were developed under a grant awarded by the Michigan Department of Education.

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