Please view our Preparedness and Response Plan and email if you have any questions.

Family Resources

This page provides resources for your family.  If you are in need of other resources not listed, please reach out to your child’s CDL site.


Social Emotional Support

Tuition Assistance

  • If you cannot afford child care, payment assistance may be available through the Child Development and Care (CDC) Program.  Apply via Mi Bridges

  • GSRP and Head Start: The Child Development Labs partner with programs offering tuition free preschool.  There are income and residency guidelines that may determine a child’s eligibility. Apply at

  • MSU CDL accepts tuition assistance programs from employer-paid-assistance as well as assistance from colleges and universities (such as LCC and MSU).

Community Resources

Food Assistance

Clothing, diapers, personal items, and furniture

Special Education Services

  • Early On: Early On is Michigan’s system for supporting children ages 0-3 and their families who have developmental delay(s), disabilities, or are at risk for delays to certain health conditions.  Families can start the referral process at or call 1-800-327-5966

  • Build Up Michigan: If you have a concern that your child has a delay that is affecting their learning, you can visit to connect with your local coordinator.  They will explain the resources available and help determine support for 3-5 year olds.
  • Local District: Families can also link up with their local school district’s special education coordinator for support and evaluations within their home district.

Housing, Utilities, and Medical Resources

  • The Lansing FORT Program (families overcoming rough times) may be able to help! The McKinney-Vento Act protects families with children experiencing homelessness. You can request support services at
  • CADL Family Needs Assistance: Do you need assistance obtaining things like utility bills, identification, housing, food, or medical insurance? In partnership with Advent House, the Downtown Lansing Library is hosting a free support session for families to meet with representative 1-1 to receive assistance for their personal needs.  Fridays from 10-3
  • CACS rent, housing, utilities, tax services, and senior assistance or 517-393-7077