Family Growth Center


The Family Growth Center (FGC) strengthens families by providing parents with the tools and resources they need to raise healthy and happy children. While many parents are struggling to balance home and work life, especially during Covid-19 pandemic and trying to keep their family safe, the Family Growth Center is working to make life a little more tolerable for families.

By providing guidance to parents, giving creative ideas for keeping younger children learning, providing nutritional support through lunches, providing clothing and other basic needs, and identifying local resources for low income and struggling families, the Family Growth Center is helping to keep Lansing families safe, healthy and supported.

The program is designed specifically for children 6 weeks through 5 years of age. A nominal fee is charged to higher income families. 

Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church
549 E. Mt. Hope, Lansing, MI 48910
9am-11:30am / 1:30pm-4pm

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Make A Change!

  • Have fun with us! Come and learn to make healthy lifestyle choices together.
  • FREE program – learn to eat healthier and be more active!!
  • Learn to cook together!
  • Get moving & learn creative ways to increase your family’s fruit & veggie intake.
  • For more information or to sign up for classes contact us @ 517.371.1347

Space generously provided by Bethlehem Lutheran Church Lansing.

Other aspects of the Family Growth Center include the following:

  • FGC operates a small food, toy and clothing bank for FGC families in need.
  • FGC helps connect families to other community resources in support of employment, housing, health, and legal needs.

You can make a difference by volunteering just a few hours a week to the Family Growth Center.

You can also help in the following ways:

  • You can provide your assistance by adopting a family at special times of the year or donating toys or games for the holidays—making holiday dreams come true for needy children and their families.
  • You can choose to help lower our costs by donating much needed office supplies or equipment.
  • You can also help by giving generously through a financial donation to the Family Growth Center.

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For more information on this and other Child Abuse Prevention Services programs, contact Kathy Kelly, CAPS program director, at (517) 371-1347 or email to