HELP FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS

Staircase Youth Services believes that early intervention and promoting positive youth development are important to helping struggling youth.  The goal of the program is to help empower parents and youth to handle life stresses and make healthy connections in the community.

HELPING YOUTH AND THEIR FAMILIES CREATE A BRIGHTER FUTURE 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

  • All services are free and confidential

  • Participation is voluntary

  • Short-tem

  • Solution focused

  • Information and referral to other types of community services

"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to success is always try just one more time"

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

AM I IN TROUBLE?

  • No.  We work towards keeping families and youth out of the system.

WILL MY CHILD GET TAKEN AWAY?

  • Staircase Youth Services does not have the authority to remove a child from a home.  Our goal is to find healthy solutions that solve conflicts.

ARE YOU GOING TO COME TO MY HOUSE?

  • We typically meet with students where they are comfortable.  We would only meet at your house with your consent.

HOW DID MY CHILD GET CONNECTED TO YOUR PROGRAM?

  • Most youth are connected to our program on a referral basis (teachers, friends, counselors, family or anyone with a genuine concern). 

HOW IN​VOLVED DO I HAVE TO BE?

  • Families are welcome to be involved as much as they would like.  If the youth is under 18, parental consent is needed.

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ADDRESS

ADMIN OFFICE:

920 E Tinkham Ave

Ludington, MI  49455

SATELITE OFFICE:

124-1/2 N Mitchell

Cadillac, MI  49601

OPENING HOURS

The crisis line is open 24-hr a day.  Staff members are available M-F, 8-5p.

MONDAY - FRIDAY

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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