Livingston County Catholic Charities

Contact Information

2020 E. Grand River, Suite #104
Howell, MI 48843
United States

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DayHours
Monday 9 AM-8 PM
Tuesday 9 AM-8 PM
Wednesday 9 AM-8 PM
Thursday 9 AM-8 PM
Friday 9 AM-5 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
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In Livingston County, some children need a loving family that will welcome them unconditionally into a caring home. Foster families provide a temporary safe home for children removed from their homes due to abuse and/or neglect. Children range in age from infants to teenagers and come from a variety of racial and ethnic backgrounds.  The highest priority need is for foster homes for sibling groups, older children, and developmentally disabled children.

We currently work in conjunction with the Michigan Department of Human Services to place children in foster care while working on reunification with their family.  If it has been deemed necessary to permanently remove the children, we work on finding a permanent home, through adoption, for the children. Our goal is to serve Livingston County children and families, provide temporary care for child(ren), reunite child(ren) with their biological family (if possible), and find adoptive families for child(ren) who cannot be reunited with their family.


Services and information

  • Traditional Foster Care
  • Adoption

Requirements to become a foster parent

Parents can access the Michigan Foster Care Portal (MFCP), which is a tool that helps expedite licensure. The portal can track progress and list the next steps a foster parent needs to take. The MFCP also contains FAQs and helpful guides for parents.

In addition to online tools, foster families also receive some financial support. How much they receive depends on the child's age and needs. Parents may also be entitled to additional reimbursement that covers care costs.

Plus, foster families can access many local and state-wide support organizations and advocacy groups. These groups provide resources, answer questions, and are happy to help form connections between foster parents.

Your foster care agency is always there if you have questions or concerns. Their goal is to ensure the child's well-being and assist parents through the fostering process and beyond.

Another path you might want to consider is co-parenting with the birth parents. The end goal in most foster cases is to reunite a child with their parents or primary caregiver. You'll work with the birth parents anyway to set up visitations, and co-parenting can make your job easier.

Working further with the birth parents can also make the entire fostering process less stressful for a child. They won't feel as if they have to "choose" between homes and families.


Ratings and Reviews

Average user rating

3.0 / 5
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Jessica Blackford
May 07, 2022

I have been going here for a year now, and I've had some real Breakthroughs. They are a caring facility, I feel like they are really helping me through the trauma that brought me in.

Rating: 5

Lisa Warden
Jan 24, 2017

Unlike the other reviews I read on here, I had an absolutely wonderful experience. Both my son and I have gone to this facility. My son started with a counselor that we did not care for. I on the other hand, started off seeing Megan. I soon switched my son to her as well. My son thoroughly enjoyed his visits with Megan and has been begging me to go back! Right now, he is not insured and money is too tight for me to pay out of pocket, even though rates are very reasonable. Myself, I have battled with serious depression, bipolar, anxiety, etc. After three trips to the ER for trying to commit suicide, I was finally able to get the help I needed through this facility. I saw Megan once a week for quite some time. Eventually, dropping to every other week and now, am fully functional, happy and no longer on meds to control my mood. Megan herself completely changed my life!! She listened, provided sound advice that actually worked. She never once blamed everything on others or on me! She took what I felt and gave me useful techniques to cope with and change what I was feeling and how I reacted to it. Counseling is serious business. If you are being forced to go, it will not work. If you do not put forth effort to change, it will not work. Megan, you have changed my life forever and I will always appreciate that!! You have also provided my son with helpful tools to get him through daily struggles as well. He will be back to see you as soon as possible. YOU ARE FABULOUS!! THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING!!

Rating: 5

Andy R
May 07, 2015

Our experience with Megan (No Last Name Given) was completely disappointing and a wast of time. Not only that but, our family needed help and we trusted we were in good hands. This counselor seems judgmental and oblivious to the real world. We strongly advise that you use caution when choosing a counceler for your loved ones. Her views seem extreme, not sure if the other counselers are the same way, so be careful. Taking advise that can affect your family longterm, from someone who barley knows you isn't always a good idea. Remember medication is not always the answer. Make your own decisions.

Rating: 1