Orchards Children's Services

Orchards Children's Services Always for Children and Families...
Who We Are Orchards Children's Services has been a beacon of hope for children and families for over 50 years. Orchards seeks to protect and nurture children and youth by providing shelter, sustenance, life- and educational skills and opportunities. Our programs and services touch children from birth to young adulthood, and we remain committed to them every step of the way. We believe in engaging individuals in planning for their own success, and offer services and support in their homes and communities. By working in partnership with parents, relatives, foster parents and children where they live, we empower them to achieve stability and long-term self-sufficiency. What We Do Orchards strives constantly to redefine the stereotypes applied to troubled families and traumatized children. We believe that labels often translate into stigmas. We create opportunities to connect the young people we serve with accessible therapeutic and health services, mainstream educational resources and conventional recreational activities. We employ professionally qualified staff, trained to assist families in developing improved communications and parenting skills, to promote the well being of children being fostered and adopted. We provide counseling, and serve as a link to community resources related to recovery and employability. We further support children and families through this period by facilitating transportation and addressing critical housing needs.
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This morning, while drinking your coffee or tea in your clean, safe home and talking to a family member…remember there a...
05/05/2020

This morning, while drinking your coffee or tea in your clean, safe home and talking to a family member…remember there are children who need your help. Please support "Giving Tuesday Now" by donating to Orchards! Visit orchards.org to make a donation.

Orchards Children's Services - Post Adoption Resource Center
05/05/2020

Orchards Children's Services - Post Adoption Resource Center

Don't forget to join us on Saturday, May 9, 2020 for a VIRTUAL TRAINING via Zoom on Supporting Special Needs Children with Their Transition into Adulthood.

Please remember to RSVP and include your NAME, PHONE NUMBER & EMAIL ADDRESS.

NOTE...This training was previously cancelled in Oakland (May 5th), Macomb (May 12th) and Wayne (May 14th) County

Here is a sneak peak at our 2020 Champions for Children. Make sure you tune on Friday, May 15th to see their true impact...
05/04/2020

Here is a sneak peak at our 2020 Champions for Children. Make sure you tune on Friday, May 15th to see their true impact in the community and the amazing things they do for our children and families!

04/30/2020

We are a little over two weeks away from our Do NOT Attend Signature Event. Have you purchased your sponsorship or ticket yet? All proceeds raised will help support our children and families in need and our life changing educational opportunities. Visit Orchards.org to make a donation today!

04/28/2020
Champions for Children

What does a champion for children look like? This year, we'll virtually be honoring champions from all walks of life through the Gerald L. Levin Champions for Children Signature Event on May 15th. Our generous sponsors help us continue to meet the needs of children and assist with their educational success. Become a sponsor today and help bring a smile to 8,000 faces.

The challenges we continue to face daily have extremely impacted our children and families. By supporting our 2020 Do NO...
04/24/2020

The challenges we continue to face daily have extremely impacted our children and families. By supporting our 2020 Do NOT Attend Signature Event you are helping to provide our children with the educational and daily resources they need. No donation goes unnoticed, we need your support! Visit our website, orchards.org to learn the many ways you can support this event from the comfort of your home. Don't forget to join us on Friday, May 15th while we honor our 2020 Champions for Children. Stay healthy and safe.

Orchards Children's Services - Post Adoption Resource Center
04/24/2020

Orchards Children's Services - Post Adoption Resource Center

Due to COVID-19 this training has been cancelled for Oakland, Macomb and Wayne County.

Good News! We will be offering this as a virtual training via Zoom. A flier will soon follow that will contain more detailed information on the date/time of this virtual training.

We hope that you will be able to join us!

Orchards Children's Services - Post Adoption Resource Center
04/24/2020
Orchards Children's Services - Post Adoption Resource Center

Orchards Children's Services - Post Adoption Resource Center

If you are a resident of the city of Detroit and are in need of resources for food, transportation, medical needs or any other concrete needs, please check the website below to see the most up to date information. It changes every few days and new resources are constantly being added!

KEEPING MICHIGAN’S AT-RISK YOUTH SAFE DURING CORONAVIRUS CRISIS.As Child Welfare professionals of Michigan, we must come...
04/22/2020

KEEPING MICHIGAN’S AT-RISK YOUTH SAFE DURING CORONAVIRUS CRISIS.
As Child Welfare professionals of Michigan, we must come together to support the children and families we serve. We are coming together to share a unified message to alert our state the essential services we provide and the importance it has to the safety and security of children across our state.
Please read and share this message with your personal/professional contacts.
We’re all in this together. Visit our website, orchards.org to read more on how we are keeping our children and families safe.

Orchards Children's Services - Post Adoption Resource Center
04/21/2020

Orchards Children's Services - Post Adoption Resource Center

We know parents are struggling to balance work, child care, home schooling and self-care while keeping worries — both your children’s and your own — under control. You don’t have to do it alone!

Please join us on Zoom for a Virtual Parent Support Group on Tuesday, May 5th from 6-8pm.

Please remember to RSVP and include your
NAME, PHONE NUMBER & EMAIL ADDRESS!

Help Marissa find her forever home! 13 year old Marissa is ready to find her forever family. “I’d like a family that is ...
04/20/2020
Finding Marissa her Forever Home

Help Marissa find her forever home! 13 year old Marissa is ready to find her forever family. “I’d like a family that is caring and safe and cares for me and has rules. They do stuff with us, where if I’m the only kid, they do stuff with me, they don’t just leave me by myself or just don’t leave me feeling down." Could you be the family Marissa is hoping for? For more information call 855-694-7301 or email [email protected]

NewsLocal NewsGrand Rapids Actions Facebook Tweet Email Finding Marissa her Forever Home By: Annie Szatkowski Posted at 8:33 PM, Dec 18, 2019 and last updated 2019-12-18 21:45:51-05 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A smart, determined, sometimes thrill-seeking teen, looking for a family to spend quality time...

By donating to our 2020 DO NOT Attend Signature Event, you are providing the necessary resources a child and their famil...
04/17/2020

By donating to our 2020 DO NOT Attend Signature Event, you are providing the necessary resources a child and their family needs during a time of crisis. Visit orchards.org today to make a donation. Don't forget to join us on Friday, May 15th while we honor our Champions!

Orchards Children's Services - Post Adoption Resource Center
04/17/2020

Orchards Children's Services - Post Adoption Resource Center

We know parents are struggling to balance work, child care, home schooling and self-care while keeping worries — both your children’s and your own — under control. You don’t have to do it alone!

Please join us on Zoom for a Virtual Parent Support Group on Tuesday, May 5th from 6-8pm.

Please remember to RSVP and include your
NAME, PHONE NUMBER & EMAIL ADDRESS!

Jonathan has waited 9 years to be adopted! “I never met a kid so full of life as Jonathan. He brings sunshine to a room....
04/14/2020
15-year-old Jonathan has been waiting 9 years to be adopted

Jonathan has waited 9 years to be adopted! “I never met a kid so full of life as Jonathan. He brings sunshine to a room. He is just an absolute joy,” said his worker. Could you be the family Johnathan has been wishing for? Share his story, and help him find his forever family! For more information call 855-694-7301 or email [email protected].

The 15-year-old -- who’s been waiting to be adopted out of foster care since 2010 -- is hoping his future parents like cars, too.

04/14/2020
Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. School personnel including teachers, school counselors, and administrators are the highest CPS reporters. With our children being out of school, their protection is at risk. Every day the staff at Orchards makes it a mission to protect our children. Do your part in helping us keep our kids safe. Kids need our voice. If you suspect abuse or neglect please call: 855-444-3911. Please share and help us put a stop to child abuse.

Orchards Children's Services - Post Adoption Resource Center
04/09/2020
Orchards Children's Services - Post Adoption Resource Center

Orchards Children's Services - Post Adoption Resource Center

As a community, we are all coming together to provide help, resources and assistance to everyone in need during this time. The website below has a long list of virtual events that you can attend with your children! There are educational classes, talent classes, cooking classes, virtual zoos and many more!! Take a look and let us know what sounds the most interesting or fun for you and your family!

https://rochester.kidsoutandabout.com/content/master-guide-covid-19-online-activities-kids-teens-families-and-adults

Check out these fun and educational virtual reality websites for your kids!
04/08/2020
20 Top Virtual Reality Apps that are Changing Education

Check out these fun and educational virtual reality websites for your kids!

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Orchards Children's Services - Post Adoption Resource Center
04/02/2020
Orchards Children's Services - Post Adoption Resource Center

Orchards Children's Services - Post Adoption Resource Center

Happy Thursday! Here are some great activities for kids grades 3-5. Stay connected with others, manage anxiety, play global games at home and more! Tune in tomorrow for activities for middle and high schoolers!

Orchards Children's Services - Post Adoption Resource Center
04/01/2020
Orchards Children's Services - Post Adoption Resource Center

Orchards Children's Services - Post Adoption Resource Center

Looking for some ways to maintain a schedule and routine in your home? Check out this link for some really cool scheduled activities during the day! There are story times, drawing, music, cooking, educational lessons, tours and games! Be mindful of some of the activities are scheduled on Pacific Time, so be sure to adjust to EST so you don't miss out on the fun!

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03/31/2020

Orchards Children's Services's cover photo

March is Social Worker Appreciation Month. We ask that you take a moment and thank the Social Workers of Orchards. They ...
03/31/2020

March is Social Worker Appreciation Month. We ask that you take a moment and thank the Social Workers of Orchards. They are the boots on the ground and the moving force behind us. We could not do it without them. We appreciate you all so incredibly much! Take this day to thank the Social Worker in your life.

03/29/2020
Sunday Book of the Day!

Happy Sunday! Please join us for the reading of "The Foot Book" a Dr. Seuss classic. Make sure to share with your family and friends.

03/27/2020
Story of the Day!

Join us today for the reading of "Baby Cakes" a massive shout out again to the incredible ParentChild+ team for recording these awesome stories we get to share with you! Remember to share with your friends and families as well. Enjoy!

Orchards Children's Services - Post Adoption Resource Center
03/26/2020
Orchards Children's Services - Post Adoption Resource Center

Orchards Children's Services - Post Adoption Resource Center

Emoji Stress Balls – How To Make A Stress Ball For Kids & Adults

- DIY Stress Ball Supplies:
--> Yellow Balloons
--> Rice
--> Permanent Markers (Black, Blue, Red, Pink)
--> Funnel

- Instuctions:
--> Let’s get started with making these fun emoji stress balls. Start by blowing up the balloon slightly and twist the opening so air doesn’t escape.
--> Draw on any Emoji face you’d like and then let them dry for a few minutes. Draw your favorite emoji’s. We had fun with this and used a variety of expressions.
--> Place the funnel in the opening of the balloon and fill the rice to the top but not in the neck of the balloon.
--> Tie the balloon neck in a knot.
--> Repeat the easy steps with the other balloons and they will be ready to use.

- Stress Ball Benefits:
--> Reduces stress
--> Stress balls can be used to help strengthen your arm and wrist muscles.
--> A stress ball can help distract you from an anxious or overwhelming situation

03/26/2020
Video Of The Day!

Today we are reading "I Love You, Stinky Face" grab your little and circle up for this cute and fun story! These stories are brought to you by our ParentChild+ team. If you want more information on this program call (313)-550-4520. Enjoy and see you tomorrow!

03/25/2020
March Is Reading Month story of the day!

Please join us for the reading of "What's Missing Baby Daisy" a book about missing parts. We want to celebrate the remainder of March is Reading Month by reading a story to you! So get your little ones and feel free to share with your family and friends. These stories are brought to you by our amazing ParentChild+ Program. If you want more information about early literacy and our life changing program please call (313)-550-4520. Enjoy today's story and we will see you tomorrow!

Orchards Children's Services - Post Adoption Resource Center
03/24/2020

Orchards Children's Services - Post Adoption Resource Center

The links below offer helpful resources and tips for caregivers to support the emotional well-being of the youth in their care as we continue to face challenges associated with the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-2019) pandemic.

Keep Calm and Take Care of Yourselves.
03/24/2020

Keep Calm and Take Care of Yourselves.

With all the craziness in the world let us not forget something so important, the gift of reading. What is your child's ...
03/23/2020

With all the craziness in the world let us not forget something so important, the gift of reading. What is your child's favorite book? #MotivationalMonday #MarchIsReadingMonth

Orchards Children's Services - Post Adoption Resource Center
03/20/2020

Orchards Children's Services - Post Adoption Resource Center

A note from Orchards Children’s Services Staff Psychologist....

This resource might prove useful to help parents navigate the recent changes to their lives and the lives of their child...
03/19/2020
Resources for Families During the Coronavirus Pandemic | Common Sense Media

This resource might prove useful to help parents navigate the recent changes to their lives and the lives of their children as they deal with school closings in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The link below is to a site called Common Sense which provides a variety of useful resources to support children learning from home at this time. Please feel free to share on your page to help those out while we all navigate during this time!

Keep kids learning, entertained, and calm during the COVID-19 pandemic. Navigate social distancing and school closures with support from Common Sense Media.

Please share! Just type in your zip code and it will show you local food pantries/churches/schools/etc. in your area. Th...
03/18/2020
PantryNet.org

Please share! Just type in your zip code and it will show you local food pantries/churches/schools/etc. in your area. This could help you or someone you know in need of assistance during this time.

Fun little something for the remainder of the week for our kids at home! Feel free to share with your friends!
03/17/2020

Fun little something for the remainder of the week for our kids at home! Feel free to share with your friends!

03/16/2020
Now more than ever we need to unite in times of need. In continuing to honor March Is Reading Month, drop any recourses ...
03/16/2020

Now more than ever we need to unite in times of need. In continuing to honor March Is Reading Month, drop any recourses below you may have allowing our children to continue reading and expanding their minds. As always be kind to one another and stay safe.

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24901 Northwestern Hwy, Ste 500
Southfield, MI
48075

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Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

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(248) 258-0440

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A little more than fifty years ago Orchards Children’s services was established by the Greater Detroit Section of the National Council of Jewish Women. The founders recognized the need to improve the lives of children. This small, courageous group of women dared to question how things had been done. They believed that practices of the past were insufficient. They dared to challenge the status quo and begin something new. The founders of the Orchards looked back and plotted a course to move forward. It is doubtful that even those remarkable people who had the vision and courage to develop a new course could have foreseen the Orchards Children’s services of today.

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