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Families Together
Building Solutions

Meeting Family Needs in Calhoun County

In facilitation with Family & Children Services, Families Together Building Solutions (FTBS) serves Calhoun County families in need of support for children and family well-being issues by providing in-home, supportive assistance.

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Service Overview


The FTBS program:

  • Provides service to families for a minimum of 3 months and up to a maximum of 6 months.
  • Provides an average of 3 hours of face-to-face time weekly to each family.
  • Has staff available 24/7 in case a crisis occurs.
  • Will work with families during evenings or weekends when necessary.

Program staff use each family’s strengths to assist them in solving the challenges they are facing.


Families can expect this strength-based approach to include:

  • Assistance with budgeting
  • Parenting support and skill
  • Communication and conflict resolution skills
  • Assistance with household management
  • Connection with community resources
  • Building positive relationships
  • Advocacy for services and assistance with referrals

Eligibility and Referrals


Families Together Building Solutions supports parents or primary caregivers in Calhoun County who are responsible for the care and supervision of minor children and meet one or more of the following qualifications:

  • Have an open Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) case or CPS investigation.
  • Families with an open Prevention services case.
  • Families who have been investigated by or involved in a CPS case that was closed within the past 18 months.
  • Adoptive families in need of post adoptive services to prevent disruption or dissolution.
  • Completed Families First services and in need of additional services.
  • Families that do not have a preponderance of evidence of child abuse/neglect but there is a risk of future harm to a child.
  • Foster Care reunification if the Family Reunification Program is not available.

Referrals can be made by:



The State of Michigan provides funding for the Families First of Michigan program.