Caring Network

Pregnancy/Parenting Support and Case Management ➞

Caring Network staff provide compassionate and confidential help to pregnant and parenting women, helping them find the community resources they need in order to have a healthy pregnancy and birth and to achieve their goals. We offer case management to set goals, help with housing needs, provide support for women in crisis, learn parenting skills, and more. There are no fees or eligibility requirements, we help ALL women and children. Pregnancy case management usually occurs from before birth until the child is one year old.

Pregnant/Parenting Home Visiting Programs ➞


Parents as Teachers - Parents/families with newborns up to 3 years of age

Parents as Teachers Educators actively work with parents and their children helping parents to prepare their children for lifelong learning and succeed in their most important job! Our Parent Educators meet parents in the home or in the office working to accommodate parents' schedules. The Parents as Teachers program is part of Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency (KRESA) Seeds for Success and is available to all Kalamazoo County residents free of charge. For more information, please call 269-381-1234.


Pregnancy and Parenting Classes ➞

Caring Network offers a variety of classes to help parents -- before and after birth -- build on the skills and information they already possess so they can flourish! All classes are FREE and typically include snacks and baby-related gifts as a thank you for participating. Classes are offered both in-person and virtual. One-on-one sessions available. Call today - 269-381-9800.

Adoption Referral Services ➞

Adoption options can be discussed confidentially with an adoption counselor. Call 269-381-1234 for referral information or for post adoption search requests.

Meet Our Class Instructors

Julie Davis
Internationally Certified Childbirth Educator, Internationally Certified Doula and Certified Lactation Specialist
Marti Jensen
Parenting Education - Certified Family Life Educator
Childbirth Basics

This free four (4) week class series is designed for mothers of all ages. The class will help you understand pregnancy and prepare for birth and beyond. Participants learn about body changes, childbirth, coping options for labor, and postpartum recovery. Feel free to include a support person. To register or to request more information call Julie at 269-910-3015 or email juliedavis@ccdok.org.

Virtual Classes:

Mon/Wed - Jul 11, 13, 18, 20 - 6:30 to 9:00 PM

Tues/Thurs - Jul 12, 14, 19, 21 - 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Mon/Wed - Aug 8, 10, 15, 17 - 3:30 to 6:00 PM

Wed - Sep 7, 14, 21, 28 - 6:30 to 9:00 PM

Oct 4, 11, 18, 25 - 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Mon - Nov 7, 14, 21, 28 - 6:30 to 9:00 PM

Tues - Nov 8, 15, 22, 29 - 3:30 to 6:00 PM

Tues/Thurs - Dec 6, 8, 13, 15 - 6:30 to 9:00 PM

In-Person Classes at our Main Office (1819 Gull Road)

Tues/Thurs - Aug 9, 11, 16, 18 - 6:30 to 9:00 PM

Wed - Oct 5, 12, 19, 26 - 6:30 to 9:00 PM

Bringing up Baby

This free two (2) week class series is designed to help pregnant moms, parents and caregivers learn how to care for their new little one. Topics include: what to expect right after birth, sleep, bathing, infant communication, safety proofing, sick babies, car seats, and dental health. Bring all those difficult questions with you and a support person if you'd like. To register or to request more information call Julie at 269-910-3015 or email juliedavis@ccdok.org

Virtual Classes:

Mon - July 11 and 18 - 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Tues - July 12 and 19 - 6:30 to 9:00 PM

Mon - Sept 19 and 26 - 3:30 to 6:00 PM

Tues - Sept 20 and 27 - 6:30 to 9:00 PM

Thurs - Oct 20 and 27 - 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Thurs - Nov 10 and 17 - 6:30 to 9:00 PM

Mon - Dec 5 and 12 - 3:30 to 6:00 PM

Wed - Dec 7 and 14 - 6:30 to 9:00 PM

In-Person Classes at our Main Office (1819 Gull Road)

Tues - Sept 6 and 13 - 6:30 to 9:00 PM

Tues, Oct 4 and Thurs Oct 6 - 6:30 to 9:00 PM

Breastfeeding

Are you interested in breastfeeding? Come learn about what it entails. We will discuss what to expect the first few weeks and beyond, milk production, proper latch, pumping and other topics. These free, one-time classes are designed to provide you with the information you need to succeed. Individual consultations available! To register or to request more information call Julie at 269-910-3015 or email juliedavis@ccdok.org.

Virtual Classes:

Thurs - July 14 - 6:30 to 9:00 PM

Fri - July 15 - 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Tues - Aug 16 - 3:30 to 6:00 PM

Thurs - Sept 15 - 6:30 to 9:00 PM

Thurs - Oct 6 - 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Wed - Nov 9 - 3:30 to 6:00 PM

Wed - Nov 16 - 6:30 to 9:00 PM

Thurs - Dec 1 - 6:30 to 9:00 PM

In- Person Classes at our Main Office (1819 Gull Road)

Mon - Sept 12 - 6:30 to 9:00 PM

Mon - Oct 3 - 6:30 to 9:00 PM

Parenting "Get Your Grown Up On"

This seven (7) week class covers topics such as baby development, hygiene/health, time management, relationships, nutrition, positive discipline, safety and human sexuality. To register or to request more information call Marti at 269-381-1234 or email martijensen@ccdok.org.

  • Feb 15 - Mar 29
  • Apr 12 - May 24
  • Jun 7 - July 26
  • Aug 16 - Sept 27
  • Oct 11 - Nov 22