Oakland University

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 Oakland University: Protect Life at OU gives mothers and mothers-to-be a welcoming place to come to and talk about what is going on in their lives. SFL offers literature and support to the mothers-to-be and guides them into making the right decision for them and their baby. They truly care about the young mothers on campus, and seek to offer as much help, friendship, and support as they possibly can.


  • Option Line: Free confidential help via text, online chat, or phone
  • Crossroads Care Center:  Located just minutes from OU. Offers free pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, confidential counseling, abortion information, childbirth and infant care classes, parenting support, material resources, and more.
  • Problem Pregnancy Center: Located in Southfield. Offers free pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, confidential counseling, abortion information, parenting support, material resources, and more.
  • A Woman’s Pregnancy Choice: Free and confidential pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, counseling, abortion information, parenting support, community resources, and more.
  • Guadalupe Workers: the Guadalupe Workers seek to offer personal and individually-tailored assistance to each mother the Workers encounter.  The Workers provide, where appropriate, assistance tailored to each individual mother they meet. 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.
  • Abortion Pill Reversal: If you change your mind after a medical abortion, you can receive help.


  • Married/Family Housing for Residences: Unfortunately Oakland University generally doesn’t offer family housing. They do, however, have family housing available for student residences.
  • Abigayle Ministries in Sterling Heights:  Provides a two-year residential program for the single mother with child, whereby she can obtain mentoring and educational support for healthy child development and parent-child relationships while becoming self-supporting.
  • 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.
  • U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development: Find rental assistance programs for low-income families.
  • 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.



  • Crossroads Care Center: Crossroads program PACE (Post Abortion Counseling and Education) provides safe, confidential support for women who are troubled by past abortions. Emotional and spiritual concerns are discussed in a small group setting, where caring women come alongside to share one another\’s burdens. This group meets for a ten-week session every spring and fall.
  • Project Rachel: Find hope and healing through confidential phone lines, individual counseling, support groups, and retreats.


  • 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.
  • The Little Bundle Supermom Scholarship: This scholarship was created to help single moms fund their education. Current high school seniors, undergrad, and graduate students are all eligible to apply. Awards are $2,000 each.
  • Bethel Foundation Grace Scholarship: This scholarship is available to women who identify as single and the head of household with at least one child under the age of 18. They must be pursuing an associate’s or bachelor’s degree and must be a recipient of the Pell Grant. Funding per student is up to $1,500 or $750 for the summer semester.
  • Soroptimist Live Your Dream Award: Applicants must be the primary financial support system for themselves and at least one other dependent. They must be enrolled in a vocational/skills training program or pursuing their first undergraduate degree. Funding runs from $1,000 at the club level to $10,000 at the international level.
  • Custody X Change Single Parent Scholarship: Applicants must have primary custody of at least one child under the age of 18. Awards are for $1,000 each.
  • Kopfler & Hermann Overcoming Adversity Scholarship: Though this scholarship is not directed at single parents, it asks all applicants to submit a 500-1,000 word essay describing a time that they overcame adversity. Applicants can be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate level degree. The award is $1,000.
  • Kickass Single Mom Stimulus Grant: This grant can be used for anything, and the application process only takes a few minutes! The only qualification is that the applicant must be a single mother. Each award is $500.
  • TopProducts Single Mother Scholarship: Applicants must be a female single mom with at least one child under the age of 18. The award is for an undisclosed amount.
  • Bernal-Mora & Nickolaou Annual Single Parent Scholarship: This scholarship is open to both single mothers and single fathers. The award is $1,000.
  • Women’s Independence Scholarship Program (WISP): This scholarship is for women who are survivors of intimate partner violence. The average award is about $2,000 per semester.
  • Patsy Takemoto 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.
  • Scholarships4Moms: This organization has awarded over one million dollars in scholarships to mothers seeking higher education.
  • P.E.O. Sisterhood: Looking for grants, scholarships, or loans? P.E.O. Sisterhood has the resources you are looking for and has helped countless women achieve their educational goals.
  • A Single Parent’s Financial Guide to Returning to School: This comprehensive guide offers strategies on budgeting, receiving financial aid, finding child care resources, and minimizing debt.



  • Alliance Defending Freedom: ADF provides free legal support to help you understand your rights as a student.
  • 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 Oakland 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 Oakland.
  • Pregnant Scholar: Learn about your rights as a pregnant or parenting student. This resource covers accommodations, leaves & absences, breastfeeding, and working on campus.


  • Food Assistance Program: Temporary food assistance for eligible low-income families and individuals.
  • Gleaners Food Bank: Provides food and hope to hungry neighbors in southeast Michigan.
  • WIC: This program provides food assistance, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and health care referrals for pregnant and parenting women & their children.
  • Cash Assistance: Temporary cash assistance is available for pregnant women and low-income families with children
  • MIBridges: Create an account here to see what other assistance you are eligible for in Michigan. There are multiple assistance programs available for pregnant and parenting women.
  • Child Support: Set up a child support case so that you can receive assistance from the father of your child.
  • Problem Pregnancy Center: May assist with maternity and baby clothing and basic material goods such as strollers, car seats, blankets, diapers, cribs, formula, etc.
  • Crossroads Care Center: May assist with maternity and baby clothing and basic material goods such as strollers, car seats, blankets, diapers, cribs, formula, etc.


  • Women Deserve Better: This website is a compilation of practical resources and inspirational stories. They focus on issues pertaining to work, home life, education, and relationships.
  • Single Moms: This website is full of resources for single mothers on housing, parenting, education, relationships and more.
  • Abortion Pill Reversal: If you change your mind after a medical abortion, you can receive help.
  • 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.

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