Foster Care

The Guiding Harbor Foster Care Program provides services to children birth through eighteen years of age. The program is designed to provide a nurturing setting for children who are either temporarily or permanently unable to return to their family of origin.

Girlstown Residential

Girlstown, formerly known as Loch Rio, is the oldest and most well known program that Guiding Harbor offers, successfully serving over 500 adolescent females since inception.

Supervised Independent Living

Guiding Harbor’s Supervised Independent Living (SIL) Program is designed to assist young adults in developing independent living skills, enhancing educational / vocational and career choices while offering employment opportunities.

Young Adult Voluntary Foster Care Program

The Young Adult Voluntary Foster Care (YAVFC) Program is designed to assist young adults in developing independent living skills, enhancing educational / vocational and career choices while offering employment opportunities.

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Guiding Harbor, located in Belleville, MI, is a private, non-profit organization founded by the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, Michigan (GFWC-MI), that provides child caring and child placement services for abused and neglected children.

Welcome to Guiding Harbor

Formerly Girlstown Foundation

Guiding Harbor is a private, non-profit organization founded by the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, Michigan (GFWC-MI), that provides child caring and child placement services for abused and neglected children. Our services include: Foster Care, Supervised Independent Living and a Residential Program. Guiding Harbor is licensed by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

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Consider becoming a foster parent and helping children in need.

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Guiding Harbor is licensed by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

Upcoming Events

Understanding Behaviors Associated with Substance Abuse

January 31, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Refreshments provided and all GH training is worth 2 hours of credit.

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