What is the Parenting Communities Program?

Parenting Communities is a program provided by the citizens of Leelanau County (through the 2019 EC millage) and the Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department. The goal of Parenting Communities is simply to help us all be the parents we dream of being.

Parenting Communities of Leelanau County seeks to promote healthy children living in stable, nurturing families, supported by strong communities that provide comprehensive, supportive services.


Are you or someone you know interested in learning more about how you can benefit from being a part of Parenting Communities?

All Leelanau Families with Children (Birth to 6 years old)


Parenting Communities' Monthly Calendar


Subscribe to Parenting Communities Newletters

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Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

A book gifting program that mails free books to Leelanau children from birth until they begin school.

Sign up here


Mom Power

Want to better understand your child’s needs and behaviors?

Mom Power is for women during pregnancy or with at least one child from age 0-6 years old who are interested in participating and can attend most of the 10 sessions. Must be a Leelanau County resident.

Mom Power helps parents learn new ways to engage with your child, offers time with other moms, as well as learning self-care strategies. A light/to-go style breakfast, childcare, and gas cards are provided at weekly sessions.

If you are interested in participating, please fill out a sign-up survey.



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