Phone: (269) 657-2410
Fax:    (269) 657-6544

vbcuw.campaign@yahoo.com
vbcunitedway@yahoo.com

181 W. Michigan Ave., Suite 4
Paw Paw michigan 49079
Child / Teen Resources
4-H Leaders Association
219 East Paw Paw St., Suite 201 -- Paw Paw, MI 49079
vbc4-h.com
   (269) 657-8213
Positive community youth development through citizenship, leadership, and community service learning activities.


The Ark - Services for Youth
www.arkforyouth.org
(800) 873-TEEN -- 24 hour crisis hotline
Confidential help for youth who are in crisis, homeless, or
runaway and their families.
Also has a 21-day short-term shelter.



Big Brothers Big Sisters, A Community of Caring
3501 Covington RoadKalamazoo, MI 49001-1876
www.ThinkBigToday.org     
(269) 382-68001       (888) 898-3001 Toll Free
Provides children ages 6-17 with one-on-one, professionally supported mentoring relationships.


Boy Scouts of America, Southern Shores FSC
3914 Bestech Rd, Ypsilanti, MI  48197
www.michiganscouting.org
  (734) 971-7100
Focuses on character development, citizenship training and physical and mental fitness through camping and other group activities.



Childcare and Early Education Search Website    
Greatstartconnect.org
Connects families with listings for high quality childcare and early education opportunities.



Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan
601 West Maple St. -- Kalamazoo, MI 49008
www.gshom.org
(269) 343-1516
Builds girls of courage, confidence and character,
who make the world a better place.




Great Start Collaborative of Van Buren County
490 S. Paw Paw Street -- Lawrence MI  49064
greatstart-vanburen.org
Sherry Bennett, Co-Director 269-539-5411
Parent Liaison: Dickerson
vanburengreatstart@gmail.com
(269) 389-9880


Supports children ages 0-8 years, and their families by promoting school readiness activities and education.The Great Start Parent Coalition is a parent group which brings families together.You can voice your opinions, learn new things and connect with other parents.



Migrant Head Start Services
Telamon Corporation
(269) 423-6137
http://www.telamon.org/michigan-migrant-head-start.aspx
Traditional Head Start pre-school for children 2 weeks - 5 years old.
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Tri-County Head Start
775 Hazen St. -- Paw Paw, MI 49079
www.tricountyhs.org
(800) 792-0366
Pre-school program for 3-4 year-olds (including disabled) from low-income families. Teaches skills necessary to succeed in Kindergarten.




Van Buren Youth Camp Inc.
12370 45th St. -- Bloomingdale, MI 49026
vbyc.org
(269) 521-3855
Non-profit youth programs provide opportunities for mental, physical, and spiritual growth in a
camp environment.



Youth Development Company / PAL
PO Box 453 -- South Haven, MI 49090
ydcpal.org
(269) 639-2489
Before & After-School programs & PAL Mentoring for South Haven, Covert and Bangor school children. Includes homework assistance, tutoring, educational and extracurricular activities.
  Summer Fun in the Park provides supervised activities for children.
United Way
Van Buren County