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Network of Michigan Home Educators (NMHE)
Local Support Groups
NMHE
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African American Homeschoolers Network - A nationwide support group

Allegan Area Homeschoolers - An inclusive group which begins each meeting with optional prayer. Holds monthly meeting and regular newsletter. Contact: Ellen

Ann Arbor Unschooling Network - A non-religious group for unschoolers and homeschoolers which practices the John Holt method - a more relaxed, child-led approach.

CCHE (Christ-Centered Home Educators) - Branch County area - An active, growing group offering Friday afternoon classes, a lending library, field trips, monthly potlucks, a monthly newsletter, community service opportunities and an annual one day conference.  Contact:  Mary Beth or Ginny

CHEBWA (Christian Home Educators of the Blue Water Area) - St. Clair County - A Christian support group open to all which holds monthly meetings, enrichment classes, newsletter, etc. Contact:  CHEBWA

CHEE (Christian Home Educators Extention)- Purpose is to offer assistance to families who are seeking or are already involved in home schooling by providing resources, information, and encouragement. Visit website for additional information. Serves Newaygo, Mason Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Oceana, Osceola, and Nothern Kent counties.

CHEER (Christian Homeschoolers Educating for Excellence and Righteousness) Monthly meetings, field trips, gym co-op, science fair, curriculum swap, Christmas play, picnics, etc. Contact: Jane

CHENO (Catholic Home Educators of Northwest Ohio) - NW Ohio, SE Michigan - Founded in 1971.  Offers monthly parent meetings, monthly mass, monthly newsletter, and other activites.  Contact:  Beth

CHEPA (Christian Home Educators Parent Association) - Northville - Monthly meetings, field trips,discounts, guest speakers, science fairs, spelling bee's, etc. Directors: Lisa and Wendy. Address: Northville Christian Assembly, 41355 Six Mile Road, Northville, MI 48167. Contact: Scott

CHESS (Christian Home Educators Support System) - Lansing - Well organized group with field trips, mom's nights out, dad's breakfasts, Spring Used Curriculum Sale, and Friday enrichment days for Gym/Music, Art. Statement of Faith required for membership. Contact Kim or Angela

Charlotte Mason Discussion Group of Big Rapids Meets the first Tuesday of each month (Sept. - May) from 7-9 at Trinity Fellowship Evangilical Free Church to share resources & encouragement for parents interested in Charlotte Mason-style home education. Contact: Dawn (231)592-0454

Christian P.A.T.H. , Inc. (Parents As Teachers At Home) - Hudsonville, Jenison, Allendale, Jamestown Grandville and Zeeland. Purpose is to provide like-minded Christian families who believe it is their God-given responsibility and privilege to provide a Christian education for their children. Contact:  Nancy  (616) 662-8127 or (616) 669-2721.

Christian PROMISE- Southern Kent County including: Byron Center, Dorr, Caledonia, Cutlerville, Wyoming, and Grandville. Offers Mom's support, field trips, and activities. Contact: Christian PROMISE 

Clio Area Homeschoolers - Meets monthly, conducts monthly field trips and craft activities.  Contact: Janice 

Covenant L.I.F.E ( Leading Individuals For Eternity) - Muskegon - Christian support group offering fellowship and prayer, newsletter, field trips, YWCA classes, Book-It, Mom's night out, monthly support meetings, scholastic book orders, membership directory, and annual activities. Contact Gary & Doriann or LIFE (231) 893-8050

DCHEA (Delta County Home Educators Association) - Upper Peninsula - Contact: Lori

Dearborn Homeschool Group - A Christian based support group which meets monthly for fellowship and encouragement. Contact: Tracy

Delta County Home Educators - Upper Peninsula - Contact: Lori

ECHO - Eaton County Homeschool Organization - Christian group emphasizing Biblical values. Offers girls volleyball for 5th grade and up.   Hosts Michigan Homeschool Volleyball Tournaments.  Contact Mary

ECHO - Montmorency County, (517)785-4156

F.A.I.T.H. (Faithfully Assisting in Teaching Homeschoolers) Lapeer- Extracurricular activities/classes and group field trips for preschool-12th grade. (Co-op) Contact: Deanna

Fellowship Christian Homeschoolers, Inc. - Kentwood, SE Grand Rapids, Cutlerville, Caledonia, Wyoming - A support group that provides a meeting place for parents of home-educated children for inspiring and encouraging each other spiritually, praying for one another, sharing ideas, discussing areas of education and relaying information. Monthly Meetings: (Sept-May) 1st Thursdays, 7-9pm, The Homeschool Building, 5625 Burlingame SW, Wyoming, MI 49509. Contact: Fellowship Christian

God's Harvest Homeschool Support Group - Wyoming - Co-op style group with classes for all ages, including a nursery. Meetings are 2nd and 4th Mondays from 12:45 to 3pm with fellowship following at the Home School Building. Yearly fee: $30-$50. Parent participation is required. Contact: God's Harvest  or call Lissa at (616) 249-0926 or Colleen at (616) 246-1335.

GRACE (Godliness Reflected through the Arts in a Christ-centered
Education) Homeschool Co-op and Support Group - Troy - Mission is to support and enhance the efforts of homeschooling families to grow spritually, intellectually, and socially by using the arts to demonstrate Christ's love to the community. Co-op meets at Kensington Community Church.  Support group meets in Troy.  Offers praise and worship, classes in different elements of creative arts for ages 6 to 18. Contact: Jennifer

Greenville Area Secular Home Schooling Support Group- A secular homeschooling support group open to all homeschooling parents in the nearby areas, including Belding, lower Montcalm County and Upper Kent County. The group is all inclusive-- offering support to anyone regardless of religion or educational method. Sole intent is to support homeschooling families during their home schooling journey. Meeting held on Monday at Flat River Community Library (Greenville) in the Stafford Community Room. Contact: Jackie (616) 984-5065

H.A.N.D.S- ( Hamilton/Allegan Nurturing, Development & Support for Homeschoolers) Meets the 2nd Monday of the month from 7:30 to 9:30pm at Harvest Christian Fellowship 4668 Pine Road, right next to the post office. Contact Lori 751-4900.

HELP (Home Education League of Parents) - NW Ohio, SE Michigan - Activites calendar, monthly meetings, and online support group.  Contact:

HELP (Homeschoolers Educated by Loving Parents) - Dearborn/Downriver Area - Meets the second Monday of each month. We have field trips, recitation nights, science fairs, and gym days (during winter months). Contact: Jeanette

HELP-Michigan - Negaunee, Upper Peninsula, 125 East Lincoln. Contact: 906-475-5508 Holland Area Home School Association- NACHO- North Area Christian Homeschoolers of Holland Support Group, CASH central and south Holland, and ZACH-  Zeeland area.

H.O.M.E. - Flint - A Christian group with monthly Parent Support Meetings on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, field trips, newsletter, Mom's Night Out, Graduation/Talent Night, Science /History/Art Fair, Couple's Banquet, Family Camping Trips, Guest Speakers, and God's Word Book Club.  Contact: John and Cheryl   (810) 750-4382.

HOPE Inc (Helping Other People Educate In Christ) Battle Creek - See SHARE-CHC below for more information.

H.O.W.L. (Homeschoolers Of Washtenaw & Lenawee) - An all-inclusive group open to all homeschooling families in Washtenaw & Lenawee counties and the surrounding area!  Contact: HOWL
 
HSMA Home School Music Association - Lansing Area - A non-profit organization dedicated to meeting the music education needs of Christian home-schooled students. Current programs include Band, Choral, and Orchestra.

Hale Homespun Explorers (517)728-2757

Happy at Homeschool - Oakland, Washtenaw, & Livingston Counties - Email Loop & support group serving all communities in area.
 
Holistic Moms Network - Troy, MI - A group of like-minded parents enhancing and supporting the holistic approach.

Home Crusaders - Michigan Info - This site has a very long list of Michigan support groups, etc. If you can't find a local group near you on our website - go to this one!!

Home School Blessings - Christian support group with resource website, field trips, playdates, email group, and newsletter. Contact:Vicki

Home School Building - West Michigan, Grand Rapids area- 30,000 sq ft facility dedicated to assisting area home schoolers, includes gymnasium, library, book and curriculum store, classrooms, newsletter, email updates, and web site. Contact us at (616) 532-9422 or visit us online.

Homeschoolers United, Inc. (Homeschoolers HUB) - SW Michigan, Northern Indiana - Inclusive non-profit group based in Niles, Michigan which shares information online and meets for field trips and other activites.

Homeschool FLYing In Michigan - Support for homeschoolers who follow the FLYing guidelines of homekeeping and organization. Contact:Laura

Homeschooling Our Children - Lenawaee County - primarily preschool through Middle school aged children; however, all homeschoolers welcome with emphasis on social outings for the family.  Contact:  Rachel

INCH Online (Information Network for Christian Homes) Serving Michigan's Homeschooling Families since 1984. Conducts annual Michigan Home Education Convention. http://www.inch.org
 
Imlay City Seeds of Faith - Eastern Lapeer County - Christian group providing monthly meetings, newsletter, outings, and more! Contact: Lisa
 
Ionia Area Homeschool Support Group - Monthly meeting & field trip.  Contact:  Jennifer  

JAHE (Jackson Area Home Educators) P.O. Box 6380, Jackson, MI, 49204 phone: (517)783-9378 Contact: JAHE

KAHSA- (Kalamazoo Area Homeschool Association)- Organization offering support to Christian Home Schooling Families in the Kalamazoo Area. Members receive a monthly newsletter which includes information about several area support groups, field trips and classes offered. Many KAHSA families participate in the annual Talent and Exhibit Night, Track and Field Day, and social events. Several support groups meet monthly and are listed in the newsletter. Contact:  KAHSA

K.O.R.T. (Kids Out Reach Team) - Detroit area - Group which focuses on volunteering in the community.  Records of service hours kept for transcript purposes. 

Kalamazo OASIS - Meets the 2nd Monday of each month.  Contact: Tami   (269) 375-0083.

Keweenaw Christian Home Educators - Houghton Area - Contact: Kris

Koinonia- Grand Rapids

LAHAA (Lansing Area Homeschool Athletics Association) - Programs in Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, and Baseball. Contact: Bob

LAMPS - Middleville, Hastings, Caledonia - Christian Support Group which meets every Friday (times vary depending upon event) at the First Baptist Church of Middleville on M-37.   Offers classes for all ages, drama, music, gym, and social activities for homeschooling families in the area.   Dues are $10/family per year.  Field trips are planned once a month.  Parental help is expected at the meetings.  Contact: Janet or Donna

LAUNCH (Livingston Area Unschoolers and eClectic Homeschoolers) - Livingston County and surrounding areas - Active non-religious group with field trips and other family activites.

LCCHS (Livingston County Catholic Home School) -
Open to all homeschoolers, Catholic or not, with same interest of
homeschooling our children.  Includes: Brighton, Howell, Fowlerville,
Hamburg, Pinckney, Gregory, S. Lyon, Milford, Fenton, & Highland to
name a few.  Monthly newsletter includes enrichment classes and field trips.
Membership dues $10 yearly, helps cover cost of copies and postage.
Contact:  Lucy  (517)548-4602

LDS Michigan Homeschoolers  - statewide - Online support group

LIFE (Lenawee Involved in Family Education) - Lenawee County & surrounding areas - Non-demoninational Christian support group based in Adrian.  See website for more information.

Lake Orion Christian Homeschoolers - Offers monthly field trips, meetings, & Mom's Night Out.  Contact:  Jessica

Lansing Homeschoolers - Inclusive online group for sharing information and field trips.

Lansing Area Catholic Homeschoolers - Publishes a monthly newsletter, "Celebrating Home Under Rome" (CHURCH), that keeps Lansing-area homeschoolers up to date on activites, club meetings, co-ops, etc. There are approximately 70 families active in the group. Contact: Maureen

Live & Learn - Traverse City and surrounding area - Non-denominational group which welcomes homeschoolers of all ages for field trips and learning activities. Contact: Dorothy

"Living" Education Support Group - Wyoming - Christian discussion group which meets at the Home School Building last Tuesday of each month.  Explores a literature-based approach to home-education.

Livonia Teen Homeschool Support Group - Livionia & surrounging area - Ages 12-17.  Contact: Andrea 

MCH - Michigan Catholic Home Educators - Association of Roman Catholic home-educating families, loyal to the Holy Father and the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. Contact: MCH

MeRge (Merge Homeschool) - Northern, Mid-Michigan - Online discussion group sharing information and field trip activities.

MIGHT - Michigan Gifted Homeschoolers Yahoo Groups email loop.

MMCHE - Mid-Michigan Christian Home Educators, Inc. - Saginaw, Tuscola, & Northern Genessee Counties - Statement of Faith required. Contact: MMCHE

Macomb County Homeschoolers - A Yahoo Groups email loop for inclusive homeschoolers in the Macomb County area. Contact: Lee

Manchester Homeschool Club - (30 miles SW of Ann Arbor) - All Homeschooling families welcome! Offers field trips, art afternoons, lego competitions, monthly newsletters, and much more! Contact:  Jill

Michiana Christian Home Educators   - A Homeschooling Support Group for Southern Michigan and Northern Indiana.

Michiana L.I.F.E. (Learning in Family Environment)   - A secular and an inclusive group based in South Bend, Indiana.

Michigan Muslim Homeschoolers, IHSAN/HOPE - Highland Park - Contact: Zaynab

Mom's Alive- This is a mom's only group for those living in the Hamilton, Holland, Coopersville, Hudsonville, Jenison, Grandville and Grand Rapids. Contact: Annette

Mom's Of Teens- Kalamazoo This group will have it's first meeting on May 21, 2002. Meeting open to all mom's who homeschool teens. Contact Laura or Jackie

Monroe - Large Christian Homeschool group with many activities including a Teen group. Also, bi-monthly newsletter. Contact: Email

Monroe/Toledo Homeschool Gym & Swim Group - Call the Tremainsville YMCA in Toledo for dates and times.

Mothers Tea-Sand Lake Conact Marva (231) 762-4499 or Beth (616) 636-545

NICHE (The Networking and Information Connection for Home Educators) - Flint area -  An inclusive support group providing a comfortable, enriching environment for home educators to meet, inform, encourage, and enjoy one another through meetings and field trips.  Contact:  Angella

NHEN   (National Home Education Network) Free membership, Terrific newsletter, Much more! A must-see site for all homeschoolers!!! - Michigan Liason: Marsha Ransom 
(616)637-3748

Niles Area Homeschoolers - Berrien County - An inclusive group open to all with a monthly newsletter, activities, community service, trips, etc. Contact: Annette

Northwest Connection- NW Grand Rapids/Walker - Keeping homeschooling mom's connected with interdenominational Christian fellowship, wisdom sharing and laughter. We eat, we talk, we laugh, we empathize, we make new friends we stay sane! Meetings held 3rd Tuesday of every month at Westend Church from 7 - 10pm.. Contact: Christine (616) 453-9600

Northwoods Homeschool Group - Ironwood, Bessemer, Wakefield, Michigan area and also the Hurley, Mellen, Mercer, Wisconsin area - Meets every 3rd Monday of  the month at 7pm at Gogebic Community College in Ironwood, MI, room B-25.  Conducts monthly field trips, science experiment days, and other events. Contact: Danette  (906)932-7405; PO box 4, Ironwood, MI 49938

OASIS Homeschool Support Group - Southwest Michigan & Kalamazoo - Monthly Meeting, Email communication loop.  Contact:  Tami

OCHE (Oceana Christian Home Educators) - Offers Art Class, Chess Club, Newsletter, Reading Program, Special Needs Resources, and more.  Statement of Faith and Purpose required.

OCHS (Oakland County Homeschool Group) - Oakland County and surrounding area - A secular homeschool cooperative which meets often in local areas to provide fun social activities. Although not a membership organization, regular participation provides benefits such as a directory of members, homeschool discount card, online email loop, etc. Contact: Nicki

OHMI - Ohio Michigan Support Group - Bedford, MI - Informal Christian-based, though inclusive, support group with holiday parties and monthly field trips. Small yearly fee to cover cost of newsletter. Contact: Velvet (734)856-7966

Oratory of the Blessed Sacrament - Archdiocese of Detroit - Catholic community of home-educators located in the Archdiocese of Detroit and based at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church in Wyandotte, MI. Contact:Oratory

P.A.R.T.- (Parents As Reformed Teachers) - SE Grand Rapids, Caledonia, Dutton and Lowell. To become a member of PART it is required that one attend the Reformed/Presbyterian Church. Meetings held 3rd Tuesdays of each month at 7:30pm in member's homes. Contact: Carol 554-1595.

P.R.A.I.S.E. (Parents Reaching Academically in Special Education) - based in Grand Rapids - Welcomes any calls for questions or information about homeschooling children with special needs, but is unable to return long distance calls as there are no dues or membership fees. Contact: Shannon (616)451-3620

RHSC (Rochester Home School Connections) - Online discussion group sharing information and conducting field trips.

Reach Homeschool Group  - Auburn Hills - An inclusive group open to anyone homeschooling for any reason with any method. Conducts monthly field trips. Monthly meeting: 2nd Monday, 2-3pm, Auburn Hills Library. Contact: April

Reach Homeschool Group - Brandon - An inclusive group open to anyone homeschooling for any reason with any method. Conducts monthly field trips. Monthly meeting: 1st Monday, 2:30-3:30pm, Brandon Library. Contact: Brigitte

RECESS/TIMEOUT - Farmington Hills - Grace Chapel (12 Mile & Halsted). - A Christian-based inclusive group offering enrichment classes, fieldtrips, events, and encouragement. Also has a family/parental support group for home educators. Welcomes new members and questions about getting started in homeschooling. Contact: Christy

Resurrection Life Homeschool Support Group - Grand Rapids - Most memebers attend Resurrection Life Church. Meetings are every month in member's homes. $10.00 per year fee. Contact:  Carrie (616) 681-0010

SHARE - Schoolers at Home: Achievement, Recreation, Encouragement - Milford and the surrounding West Oakland area - Inclusive group with family gatherings, field trips, and other activities. Contact: Heidi

S.H.A.R.E. INC  - (School Home Athletics Recreation Enrichment Incorporated ( 501c3 Non-Profit)) - Battle Creek - A Christian founded Homeschool Co-op which supports parents in the homeschooling of their children by providing classes one day a week. Class is free with parent attending. Some classes with fee. All parents must volunteer a certain amount of time in order to enroll their children. All members must sign a Statement of Faith (SOF). Location: Calvary Baptist Church on M66/Captial Avenue in Pennfield. Weekly newsletter, Several sports teams, Performing Singing Ensemble (Voices from Home), Choir, Drama, much more. Large group with all ages including large teen group. Contact: Rhonda 731-5873 or Val  721-8785

S.T.E.P.S. AHEAD (Sharing Together, Encouraging Personal, Supportive, Attachments for Homeschoolers in an Environment that is Active and Diverse) - Oakland County and surrounding areas - Inclusive online discussion group with a book club, curriculum swap, park days, and more.

SE Michigan Teens & Pre-teens - Secular and Inclusive group which conducts numerous academic and social activites including dances, newspaper, yearbook, Odyssey of the Mind teams, varsity letter program, and more.

SE Michigan & NW Ohio Homeschoolers  - Bedford, Lambertiville, & Monroe, MI, and Toledo, OH areas - Contact:  Karen or Jim

Southfield Home School Support Group - A group of younger children and teens which conducts monthly meetings, newsletter, career nights, band and field trips, etc. Group open to all wishing to participate. Contact: Kathy and Gary

South Haven Homeschool Group - An inclusive group open to homeschoolers. Free membership. Meetings are open to those considering home education, as well. Also, conducts a homeschool cooperative with classes for elementary through high school age students. Tutoring available from a former homeschooler. Field trips, monthly informal evening meetings, weekly gym days. Bi-montly newsletter is available for a copying fee; will be available via email Fall 2002. Contact: Marsha Ransom (616)637-3748

Southwest Michigan Homeschool Alliance - Kalamazoo and surrounding areas - Website offering information and support to local homeschoolers.

Special Needs  Michigan Homeschooling email loop.  Open to all Michigan families with "special" children.  This group offers support to parents whose child(ren) have developmental delays (speech and language, motor, cognitive, sensory, emotional, and social, etc. )

Special Needs - Grosse Point Parents - Online group for parents of children attending special education in the private, public, or homeschooled setting.

St. Clair County Homeschool Group  - All inclusive.  Contact: Roslynn

St. Joseph County Homeschool Group - An inclusive group based in Sturgis, but open to all homeschoolers in the general area. We offer a monthly newsletter, social activities, field trips, and a parent taught classes each month. Still a small group that welcomes all who are kind and respctful of the wonderful diversity shared.  Contact: Lisa

Tri-Cities Home Education Organization, Inc. (T.H.E.O., Inc.) Spring Lake, Ferrysberg, Grand Haven, Muskegon, Nunica, Twin Lake, West Olive, and surrounding areas. Group based on Biblical principals. Contact: Cindy

This Generation - Richmond - Meets monthly at the Richmond Police Department. A highly active, motivated and motivating group that loves field trips and good solid interaction with their children. A Christian-based group, but everyone welcome. Hold's meetings once a month to simply discuss "homeschooling" issues. Annual dues: $20.00 Contact: Leann or Laura

Thumb-Area Homeschoolers - Yale - An inclusive group open to anyone homeschooling for any reason and with any approach. Surrounding areas include St. Clair, Sanilac, and Lapeer Counties. Contact: Amy

Upper Peninsula - Contact: Karen

Train Up A Child - Christian email group for support in all areas of motherhood and child rearing with a focus on homeschooling. Field trips and other activites. Contact: Laura

Unschoolers of Michigan - SE Michigan (particularily Oakland and Macomb Counties) - Support for unschoolers and relaxed homeschoolers. Meets via email and in real life at activities, speakers, playgroups, etc. Contact: Nicki

W.A.T.C.H. (Waterford Area Teaching Our Children at Home) - Christian homeschooling support group with field trips and activities. Contact: WATCH

Washtenaw County Homeschoolers - Saline, Ann Arbor, Dexter, Chelsea, Milan - Online discussion group sharing information and conducting field trips.

Wayne County Home Educators - Wayne ans surrounding counties - An all-member run group with weekly park meetings, field trips, and indoor activies. Contact: Cheryl

Wayne County Homeschool Group - A very active Secular/Inclusive group providing support, social activities, and field trips throughout the year.   Offering support to anyone regardless of religion, race, or educational method. Group stresses diversity and open-mindedness. Religious beliefs ARE NOT to be a part of the daily discussion. However, this is a place where we can come together, share intellectual discussion, and make this journey a rewarding experience without being judged for our religious affiliations. **Group meets weekly in Garden City.** Also has a restricted Yahoo email group for members! Contact: Andrea

WISDOM - Coopersville Area Christian Home Educators - A small group of local home educators who meet once a month for either a mom's night out or a family social. We also try to offer 1-2 activities/field trips per month. Membership fee is $10/year if active member, $25/year otherwise.  Contact: Marvin and Kristi  997-9156

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