Whaley Children's Center

Whaley Children's Center Transforming Lives and Creating Futures for the kids at Whaley Children's Center since 1926.
Since 1926, many of Michigan’s most severely abused and neglected children have been treated and cared for at Whaley Children’s Center, a non-profit residential child caring institution located in Flint. The children are between the ages of 5 and 17 and are referred to Whaley by the State of Michigan’s Department of Human Services. Serving approximately 80 children annually, Whaley Children’s Center has 100 employees, seven group homes and an on-site school, and provides intensive treatment and support as well as a variety of educational programs to 48 children at a time in an effort to mitigate the negative effects of a lifetimes’ worth of abuse and neglect. Utilizing the Circle of Courage program philosophy, which emphasizes Belonging, Mastery, Generosity, and Independence, Whaley employs evidence based interventions to deliver empowerment based services to enhance life and social skills. The focus, from the residential homes to the family based services and education services, has shifted from viewing the children as victims but rather as survivors with skills that can be developed and enhanced.
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In recognition of Juneteenth, we celebrate, reflect, and continue to learn.Juneteenth commemorates the day of freedom fo...
06/19/2020

In recognition of Juneteenth, we celebrate, reflect, and continue to learn.

Juneteenth commemorates the day of freedom for all enslaved Black Americans. The Emancipation Proclamation officially ended slavery in 1863, however, slavery still remained in some parts of the country. Two and a half years later on June 19, 1865, news that slavery was abolished and that the Civil War was over finally made it to Texas.

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06/18/2020

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Bubbles have been filling up the sky lately.
06/17/2020

Bubbles have been filling up the sky lately.

Our kiddos are having lots of fun playing outside.
06/16/2020

Our kiddos are having lots of fun playing outside.

We are one month away until Roof Sit 2020! Mindy will be living on the roof of McDonald's with Pat and AJ from Cars 108 ...
06/15/2020

We are one month away until Roof Sit 2020!

Mindy will be living on the roof of McDonald's with Pat and AJ from Cars 108 to raise funds for our Center. We hope to see you on July 15-17.

06/15/2020

Due to a current provider outage in our area, the Center does not have internet or phone services at this time. It is expected to be restored around 3:00pm. Please contact the on call phone for immediate needs 810-444-7408.

Meet our team of compassionate, hardworking superheroes who are part of our compliance department: Shakila and Michael. ...
06/14/2020

Meet our team of compassionate, hardworking superheroes who are part of our compliance department: Shakila and Michael. They provide the checks and balances to ensure the licensing and accreditation quality standards are met by each of our programs through ongoing inspections, monitoring, case reads, and reporting. We thank them so much for all that they do!

We can't wait to share with you all the summer fun. What are you looking forward to this summer?
06/13/2020

We can't wait to share with you all the summer fun. What are you looking forward to this summer?

Give our kiddos the best summer yet by becoming a Christmas in July sponsor. Each sponsor provides a summer toy, summer ...
06/12/2020

Give our kiddos the best summer yet by becoming a Christmas in July sponsor. Each sponsor provides a summer toy, summer outfit, pair of sandals, swimsuit, beach towel, sunscreen, bug spray and $50 towards a summer activity.

To be a sponsor or for more information, contact Dawn at [email protected].

We will be accepting cans and bottles through this week. They can be dropped off at Whaley Children’s Center from 9 am–4...
06/11/2020

We will be accepting cans and bottles through this week. They can be dropped off at Whaley Children’s Center from 9 am–4 pm. There will be a black bin placed outside our main entrance for drop off.

We have a team of incredible listeners.
06/10/2020

We have a team of incredible listeners.

We are so grateful for our community partnership with Joe Mounger and Goodwill Industries of Mid Michigan!
06/09/2020

We are so grateful for our community partnership with Joe Mounger and Goodwill Industries of Mid Michigan!

We're taking pop cans and bottles. If you're unable to drop them off, we will pick them up starting this Wednesday. Call...
06/08/2020

We're taking pop cans and bottles. If you're unable to drop them off, we will pick them up starting this Wednesday. Call Tanisha to schedule a pickup at 810-234-3603 or email at [email protected].

Christmas in July is almost here! Become a sponsor and you will help our kiddos have the best summer yet. Each sponsor p...
06/07/2020

Christmas in July is almost here! Become a sponsor and you will help our kiddos have the best summer yet. Each sponsor provides a summer toy, summer outfit, pair of sandals, swimsuit, beach towel, sunscreen, bug spray and $50 towards a summer activity.

To sponsor a child or for more information, please contact Dawn at [email protected] or 810-600-0109.

A big thank you to Denise Ghattas and Great Harvest Bread Co. Grand Blanc for this delicious lunch earlier this week!
06/06/2020

A big thank you to Denise Ghattas and Great Harvest Bread Co. Grand Blanc for this delicious lunch earlier this week!

We are having a pop can drive! Cans and bottles can be dropped off at Whaley Children’s Center Monday–Friday from 9 am–4...
06/05/2020

We are having a pop can drive! Cans and bottles can be dropped off at Whaley Children’s Center Monday–Friday from 9 am–4 pm. There will be a black bin placed outside our main entrance for drop off.

Starting on Wednesday, June 10, pickup will be available. Call Tanisha at 810.234.3603 or email at [email protected] to schedule a pickup.

06/04/2020
We are six weeks away from Roof Sit 2020! Our President and CEO, Mindy, along with Pat and AJ from Cars 108 will be livi...
06/03/2020

We are six weeks away from Roof Sit 2020! Our President and CEO, Mindy, along with Pat and AJ from Cars 108 will be living on the roof of McDonald's from July 15-17. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more details!

Meet our trio of heroes who are part of our maintenance team: Jack, Marcus and Bill. They are selfless, hardworking and ...
06/01/2020

Meet our trio of heroes who are part of our maintenance team: Jack, Marcus and Bill. They are selfless, hardworking and innovative. They do so much to make our Center feel like a home for our kiddos. We appreciate them so much!

In August 2019, 10-year old Chelsea asked party guests to donate art supplies instead of getting her birthday gifts. Wit...
05/31/2020
A 10-year-old gave 1,500 art kits to kids in shelters and foster care during the pandemic

In August 2019, 10-year old Chelsea asked party guests to donate art supplies instead of getting her birthday gifts. With those donations, she sent 40 art kits to a homeless shelter. When the pandemic started, Chelsea has since sent 1,500 art kits to kids in shelters and foster care.

She wanted to get as many art kits as possible to children in need, particularly those who have endured hardship and trauma.

"To me there is no picture so beautiful as smiling, bright-eyed, happy children; no music so sweet as their clear and ri...
05/29/2020

"To me there is no picture so beautiful as smiling, bright-eyed, happy children; no music so sweet as their clear and ringing laughter."

P.T. Barnum

Our kiddos discovered a baby bird in our yard. Can you spot it?
05/28/2020

Our kiddos discovered a baby bird in our yard. Can you spot it?

How sweet it is! Our kiddos loved making their own ice cream sundaes.
05/27/2020

How sweet it is! Our kiddos loved making their own ice cream sundaes.

We are enjoying these warmer days. 🌞
05/26/2020

We are enjoying these warmer days. 🌞

Remembering our heroes who served and sacrificed.
05/25/2020

Remembering our heroes who served and sacrificed.

05/24/2020
Way back when the children used to live in what is now our administration building.
05/23/2020

Way back when the children used to live in what is now our administration building.

"Finding a family made me feel like I mattered. Finding a passion, something I loved and was really good at, made me fee...
05/22/2020

"Finding a family made me feel like I mattered. Finding a passion, something I loved and was really good at, made me feel like I mattered."

Simone Biles spent three years in foster care before being adopted by her grandparents. This Olympic gold medalists is the most decorated gymnast in world championship history. Because of her experience, she has established the Simone Biles Legacy Scholarship Fund to help foster children achieve their college dreams.

Thank you all for the response to our laundry detergent need! Your support means everything to us. We would like to shar...
05/21/2020

Thank you all for the response to our laundry detergent need! Your support means everything to us. We would like to share with you one of our generous donors, Candie and Courtney.

Homework time! A big thanks to our team for being incredible teachers during this time of remote learning.
05/20/2020

Homework time! A big thanks to our team for being incredible teachers during this time of remote learning.

Please share, our Center currently needs laundry detergent.
05/19/2020

Please share, our Center currently needs laundry detergent.

05/18/2020
Meet our superhero team who runs the kitchen: Fred, Jason, Talicia, and Darlene. Not only do they prepare and make amazi...
05/17/2020

Meet our superhero team who runs the kitchen: Fred, Jason, Talicia, and Darlene. Not only do they prepare and make amazing meals for us, but they are awesome at connecting with our kids. They also have been so incredible at handling all the challenges we faced during the beginning of this pandemic. We are so lucky to have them on our team.

Donations are now being accepted on Thursdays from 11am-4pm at Reclaimed by Whaley - 141 W. Second St.
05/16/2020

Donations are now being accepted on Thursdays from 11am-4pm at Reclaimed by Whaley - 141 W. Second St.

Looking for somewhere to donate your gently used items after cleaning out the house? Reclaimed is accepting donations at the store location on Thursday’s from 11-4pm!

You can donate new, nearly new and gently loved items. The proceeds from your tax-deductible donations directly benefit Whaley Children’s Center.

We gratefully accept in-kind donations of:
⭐️Clothing for the entire family
⭐️Small, good condition furniture
⭐️Antiques
⭐️Collectibles
⭐️Home decor
⭐️Jewelry
⭐️Accessories
⭐️Vinyl records
⭐️Small electronics
⭐️Unique finds

If you are unsure if your donation fits the need, no problem, just send us an email with a description of the donation and a photo at [email protected].

We thank the Lawson's for these make-your-own kites. Our kiddos cannot wait to test these out.
05/15/2020

We thank the Lawson's for these make-your-own kites. Our kiddos cannot wait to test these out.

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1201 N Grand Traverse St
Flint, MI
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Please consider giving to this Wayland, MI military family! She is a beautiful little girl and has endured so much more than any child ever should. Please give and share if you can! https://www.gofundme.com/f/cheyenne039s-chariot…
Christmas, our favorite time of year. Please consider donating to the Whaley Children. While we are spending time with our loved ones the children at Whaley are happy to have the people around them that God gave them. Merry Christmas🥰
Was impressed with Whaley Children's Center.... there were a lot of volunteers helping today not just from Mott Community College - from other places also.
Families with children under 5 years of age: Don’t forget to stop in and tour 6 of our GISD Head Start sites this week:) Visit GISD Head Start events or flyer below for the specific day, timeframe and address information. Please share and or tag families that may be in need. https://www.facebook.com/124605971306128/posts/731667197266666?s=1371108917&sfns=mo
Looking to give your child a HEAD START or GREAT START on their educational career this fall?Programs for children 6 weeks old -5 years old available. Express interest today to learn more about a location near you! Visit www.geneseepreschool.org or call 810-591-KIDS(5437)#geneseecounty #preschool #591kids
This place really helps and yes I was there for 2 years when i was like 10 or 11 something like that the staff helped I felt like it was my home until I went home with my aunt and then my mom got me and i wish everyone there can go to a home and have a really gr8 life
have you ever tried a GoFundMe account? I heard that you are looking for activities over Easter vacation. Has anyone approached any of the theatres for movie passes?
My broker, Eric Stamm and I went to talk with Madalen Mcguire about Whaley. Madalen has donated her time to Whaley since 1990. I personally think that my forever friend is an earth angel! Next week a Eric and I are going to tour Whaley. I want to volunteer to help those sweet children!
Thank you all for stopping by today, here are some highlights from today's events! https://www.facebook.com/ShivelyBrosInc/videos/1414975741891120/
They had great ice cream socials in the 50's and a parade on July 4th