Late February 2021
Spreading Warmth
As we continue to build resilience, these events offer an opportunity to bring a sense of accomplishment and control to our lives. Take advantage of these warmer days to learn, grow and make time to take care of yourself. Get outside, move and laugh!
SCAN Trainings
Join the Ottawa County Stop Child Abuse and Neglect (SCAN) Council and Arbor Circle to increase knowledge and skills around the prevention of child maltreatment and building resiliency in families. All sessions are from 9-11am unless otherwise noted. Training costs are $5-$10 depending on credit hours with scholarships available.
Topics include:
March 10th: Period of Purple Crying for Home Visitors
April 14th: Child Abuse & Neglect and Mental Health Needs in Tweens and Teens
April 21st: Engaging Fathers in Prevention: Best Practices from Dads on Deck
For more information on the trainings and scholarships contact Stephanie Williams at

Virtual Parenting Series
Mondays at 8-9pm

3/1: Identifying a Mental Health Concern in Children and Youth
3/8: Potty Training
3/15: Racial Healing
3/22: The Safe Space
3/29: Discipline and Technology

Arbor Circle is bringing parenting support to you! This series focuses on building connections between parents and caregivers while providing opportunities to share ideas for facing current challenges. Join us Monday nights as we embark on a journey exploring a variety of different topics.

For more information find our events on Facebook at @MuskegonParents or @ArborCircle.
High stress, anxiety and depression are experienced by millions of young people. We follow physician and filmmaker, Delaney Ruston, as she discovers solutions for improved adolescent well-being in the digital age. This FREE event will be put on by the Ottawa Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition.

Screening begins April 19th at 12pm, and can be watched up to two times between then and May 2nd.

Racism the Justice System
Join the Momentum Center for a Town Hall Meeting on Racism the Justice System Part 2. This event tackles the important community conversation about Racism and the Justice System.
3/22 from 6:30-8:00pm
The BRY Lunch Series
Tuesdays 12-1pm
Building Resilient Youth lunch series continues through the month of March with a slate of educational, inspirational and actionable topics focusing on relationships that will make your Tuesday lunch hour into a weekly event you won't want to miss.
March topics include:
3/2: Social Media and Preventing Suicide
3/9: Making a Self-are Plan
3/16: QPR Training
3/23: Using your Breath to Create Mental Wellness

Go to the BRY events page to register. See you Tuesday at noon!

Crisis Resources
If you feel like you are in a crisis, or that anyone in your family is in crisis, here are some important numbers:
  • 24 hour Ottawa County Hotlines: in Grand Haven: 616-842 HELP (4357); in Holland: **616-396-HELP(4357) all other areas 1-866-512 HELP(4357)
  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
  • Arbor Circle in Holland: 616-396-2301
  • Catholic Charities: 616- 796-9595
  • Wedgewood Christian Services: 616- 930-5004
  • Ottawa CMH: 616-392-1873
  • DHHS Warmline: 1-888-733-7753 10am-2am help for anxiety, depression, and trauma, staffed by peer support specialists.
  • AA meetings online:
  • NA meetings:
  • Alanon meetings:
  • Resource help:
  • Positive Options is ready to serve you if you are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. It offers free pregnancy testing, options counseling and early ultrasound (upon eligibility). Visit or call a center near you. (Holland - 616 396-5840; Grand Haven - 616 842-7510; Allendale - 616 895-1893; Allegan - 269-686-7111)
Ottawa Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition
Contact Leigh Moerdyke at

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