Family Support Services

Located at the

Hartford Family Resource Center

57418 CR 681, Suite C

Hartford, MI 49057


Vision Statement

Family Support Services will provide services that empower and support individuals with

developmental disabilities and their family members.

Mission Statement

Family Support Services will assist individuals and families based on consumer and family needs, desires and wants.


  • Under 18 years of age
  • Resides within Van Buren County
  • Demonstrates a need for supports coordination and/or other clinical services.
  • Meets Federal Definition for person(s) with Developmental Disabilities :

The term ”developmental disability” means a severe, chronic disability of an individual that-

(I) is attributable to a mental or physical impairment or combination of mental and physical

(ii) is manifested before the individual attains age 22;

(iv) results in substantial functional limitations in 3 or more of the following areas of major life

(I) Self-care.

(II) Receptive and expressive language.

(III) Learning.

(IV) Mobility.

(V) Self-direction.

(VI) Capacity for independent living.

(VII) Economic self-sufficiency; and

(v) reflects the individual’s need for a combination and sequence of special, interdisciplinary, or generic services, individualized supports, or other forms of assistance that are of lifelong or extended duration and are individually planned and coordinated


  • Behavioral Support Services
  • Clinical Supports Coordination
  • Community Living Supports Services
  • Family Support Subsidy
  • Group and Individual
  • Habilitation Supports Waiver
  • Medicaid-Michigan Autism Benefit
  • Michigan Children’s Waiver
  • MI Choice Waiver (assist with coordination for services)
  • Parent Support Partners
  • Respite Services
  • Supports Coordination
  • Trauma-Informed Parent Training

Family Support Services Supervisor: Marcella Bell-Pitchford, MSW/LMSW/QIDP (269) 657-

8361 ext.6742, or (269) 427-6742.


Referral Process – Families or persons wanting services are open through our single entry access unit at our main office in Paw Paw:


801 Hazen Street, Suite C

Paw Paw, MI 49079

(269) 657-5574 or


Children are Gifts

Here to be their unique selves.

Beautiful and sensitive.

Wise and talented.

A great joy.

Basically good & innocent.

To be honored & listened to.

Reminders for us to play & have fun.

Asking for guidance.

Creative & adventurous.

Deserving of respect & appreciation.

Learning by what they see, hear & experience.

Flexible & easily influenced.

Depending on us to be fair & understanding.

Wanting to be trusted, loved & accepted.

Eagerly waiting to be shown the way.

Desiring to feel safe and free.

Expressing their need for peace and joy.

-Helene Rothschild M.S., M.A