how During our holiday assistance program we came in contact with many families who had a child on the autism spectrum. After speaking with the parents of these children, they all had very similar stories of challenges, lack of a support system and isolation. In response, we decided to try something new and give the parents a support group that resulted in solutions to their daily challenges. After contacting St. Stephen's church in Wyandotte concerning a meeting space, they were completely on board with our endeavor. This is a parent driven group, they discuss the challenges they need help with and come up with a group resolution and put it into action. The group will meet twice a month and we have generous local businesses and community members volunteering dinner and childcare for those in attendance. The parents will have some time to build their support group and define the needs of each family to find some solutions to these individual challenges. The parents and siblings are finding comfort in being with other people who actually understand them and live very similar lives. The children on the spectrum are finding comfort in being with friends who are similar to them and are not being set aside.

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bf_icon  1st & 3rd Monday of each month

bf_icon  6pm until 8pm

bf_icon  St. Stephen's Church

      2803 1st St, Wyandotte, MI 48192

 

 

HOW DO I JOIN THE GROUP?

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 This program began in February of 2017. For current events and to join our Facebook group please click the link!

 

HOW CAN I HELP THE GROUP?

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 There are plenty of ways to help! You can offer child care, donate dinner for the group, purchase supplies for weekly crafts or "solution," donate dessert or just volunteer as an extra set of hands. To volunteer or donate, please call 884-HEY-MIMI or email volunteers@mimismission.org

 
 

Please note, proof of Downriver residency required. This group is open to anyone living in Allen Park, Brownstown Charter Township, Ecorse, Flat Rock, Gibraltar, Grosse Ile Township, Huron Charter Township, Lincoln Park, Melvindale, River Rouge, Riverview, Rockwood, Romulus, Southgate, Taylor, Trenton, Woodhaven, or Wyandotte

 
 
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Mimi's Mission is a 501 (c) 3 Non-Profit Organization and donation receipts are available. If you would like your donation to go to the Puzzle Parents Program, please leave a comment on the PayPal donation page.

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