Family Enrichment Center
Changing the world one family at a time

Email: info@fecfamily.com

Phone: 269-660-0448

Non-Profit

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Kinship Care Services

Kinship Care Services advocates for and provides supportive services to families raising related children.

These services include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • educational workshops, trainings, and conferences

  • intergenerational activities

  • support groups community resource information/referral

  • respite care

  • assistance with clothing, school supplies and other items

  • a lending library of books and videos

  • advocacy

Sharon Dewey

Family Enrichment Center's Kinship Care Coordinator Is Sharon Dewey. She and her husband, Bob, were foster parents for 22 years.  They fostered all ages, and have adopted 5 children in addition to having 4 birth children. 

She is currently a Foster Care Navigator with FEC's Foster care resource team and provides guidance to those interested in becoming foster parents in 8 of the 18 counties.  

Sharon looks forward to meeting you at the Family Enrichment Center's activities, support groups, and training's!

Partnerships & Collaborations

Our program works hand-in-hand with other local agencies and organizations to best serve families in need of information and support services.

Community Partnerships

  • Department of Health and Human Services

  • CareWell Services

Inter-agency Collaboration

  • Calhoun County intra-agency training coalition

JOIN A SUPPORT GROUP!

A SUPPORT GROUP offers the opportunity to . . .

  • meet others who are providing kinship care

  • confidentially share joys, concerns, and challenges

  • be understood and receive emotional support

  • share information and learn about available resources

  • be accepted for yourself and know you are not alone

SUPPORT GROUPS

Support groups currently meeting:

  • The Battle Creek Kinship Support Group meets on the 1st Tuesday of each month from 12:30 - 2:30pm at the Family Enrichment Center. 
     

  • Parenting the High Needs Support Group meets on the 3rd Monday of each month from 6:30 - 8:30pm at the Family Enrichment Center. Childcare provided. Please call 269-660-0448 to pre-register.