Pregnancy and parenting don't have to mean the end of your education, dreams, or goals. We're here to connect you with the resources needed to support and empower you to succeed.
Protect Life at Eastern Michigan University: This group of students strives to provide loving support to all mothers in need. They throw baby showers, drive to appointments, raise money, and collect clothing, diapers, and formulas for mothers and babies.
Family Life Services: Offers pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, options counseling, material assistance, prenatal vitamins, parenting education classes and more free of charge.
Arbor Woman: Offers pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, pregnancy options counseling, abortion information, community resources, pregnancy support and more free of charge.
Option Line: Free confidential help via text, online chat, or phone
Guadalupe Workers: the Guadalupe Workers of Detroit seek to offer personal and individually-tailored assistance to each mother the Workers encounter. The Workers also encourage and assist mothers with certification programs and/or with the completion of degree programs.
Bethany Christian Services: Wondering what your options are? This organization will walk you through your pregnancy options, give you free counseling and offers many resources including financial assistance.
Mary’s Mantle: A Catholic residential program for homeless expectant women that provides a safe, faith-based, and caring environment that supports the transition into motherhood, including extended aftercare for continued personal growth and integration into the community.
Home Ownership Services: If you need help paying for energy and weatherization costs, you may be able to get help from state programs that uses federal money to assist low-income families with energy costs.
Co-Abode: Co-Abode connects single mothers with similar interests to share a home, allowing their families to live in safer areas and diminish the financial burden of rent.
The Children’s Institute: Provides early childhood education programs for the children of EMU students, faculty, staff and surrounding communities.
Child Care Assistance: Resources to find quality child care and payment assistance if you cannot afford child care.
Head Start: Provides free learning and development services to children ages birth to 5 from low-income families. Some also provide prenatal services.
Post-Abortive Care & Support
Project Rachel: Find hope and healing through confidential phone lines, individual counseling, support groups, and retreats.
Family Life Services: Find healing through Post Abortion Recover: Hearts at Rest program at Family Life Services.
Arbor Woman: Find healing through Arbor Woman’s Post-Abortion Care and Support Program.
Financing Your Education
Michigan Student Aid: Numerous programs that are available to provide financial assistance for postsecondary education depending on eligibility.
Michigan Tuition Grant: This program is available for undergraduate students in financial need for their postsecondary tuition.
Federal Student Aid: If you are a pregnant or parenting student, update your FAFSA information in order to receive more financial aid.
Federal Pell Grant: This is a federal grant available for students that demonstrate financial need. Your FAFSA application will be reviewed to see if you qualify.
Scholarships4Moms: This organization has awarded over one million dollars in scholarships to mothers seeking higher education. You can easily apply for scholarship funds on their website.
P.E.O. Sisterhood: Looking for grants, scholarships, or loans? P.E.O. Sisterhood has the resources you are looking for and have helped countless women achieve their educational goals.
Patsy Mink Foundation: This organization provides funding to low income mothers who are pursuing education beyond high school. The foundation will provide grants of up to $5,000 each.
Federally Qualified Health Centers: These are health centers that provide comprehensive healthcare to clients- even those without health insurance. You simply pay what you can afford. They offer checkups, treatments, complete pregnancy care, and immunizations. Some offer even more services.
Maternal Infant Health Program: A home visiting program for Medicaid-eligible women and infants. It offers support and care coordination to pregnant women for regular prenatal and infant care.
Students Who are Parents: Eastern Michigan University is committed to supporting parenting student populations. In an effort to better serve parenting students on campus, please explore the resources available here.
Title IX Benefits: Learn about your rights as a pregnant or parenting student in regards to class attendance, homework, activities, and more.
Title IX at Eastern Michigan University: You have rights as a pregnant and parenting student. To find out more about your rights or if your rights are being violated contact the Title IX coordinator at EMU.
Pregnant Scholar: Learn about your rights as a pregnant or parenting student. This resource covers accommodations, leaves & absences, breastfeeding, and working on campus.
Swoop’s Pantry: This campus-based organization provides current EMU Students in need with food assistance and additional resources to positively impact our student’s well-being and college success.
Adoption Associates: This organization will help you learn more about adoption as you consider your choices. Should you choose to make an adoption plan, they will stand by your side with support and counseling services. Adoption Associates wants you to feel empowered throughout the adoption process. Financial assistance may be available.