Recovery is a Family Affair!
A home that has a person with a substance use disorder in it can be a destructive environment for children. Alternatively, a home that has a parent in recovery in it can be an exceptionally healthy environment, but many parents can’t get to their vital 12 step meetings due to parental obligations. This can have detrimental consequences.
It’s a frustrating dilemma. You are a better parent when you attend meetings, but you can’t get to meetings because you are a parent.
The Ann Arbor Women’s Group’s free child care program fulfills a crucial need for parents in recovery. Since December 2010 A2WG has provided safe, free childcare while parents attend their 12 step meetings.
- Child care staff are background checked and Red Cross certified
- Leave your child with us for 1.5 hours worry-free
- Get the much-needed recovery you (and your child) deserve
- Program is for women, men, and family members who are in recovery (AA and Alanon)
To help support this vital mission click the button below.
Parents must attend the meetings in the buildings where child care is provided and cannot leave the premises.
Meetings and Times
*A2WG is not affiliated with AA or Alanon
Ann Arbor Women’s Group is currently happy to be able to offer Free Childcare during A Vision For You (an AA meeting) which takes place on Wednesday at 7:30 pm at Zion Lutheran Church (1501 W. Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48103). We are excited to be adding childcare at another location soon!
Child Care Staff Bio’s
Emma, Child Care Coordinator
My name is Emma, and I have been working in the childcare program here for about 5 years now. I recently graduated from the University of Michigan and studied environmental science and creative writing. On my free time I enjoy hiking and biking as much as I can. I thoroughly enjoy my time in childcare and love seeing the kids and parents every week!
Haily, Childcare Sub
My name is Haily and I graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a bachelor’s in biology. I plan to go back to school to become a radiology technician. I currently work full time in healthcare and I have been a substitute child care giver with A2WG for the past couple years now.
Child Care Sponsorship
A business or individual can become a sponsor for the A2WG free child care program. Help parents in recovery thrive by supporting this program.
Child Care Sponsorship Form
Meet the Staff
Emma and Elyssa
A Word from Our President
Cathy Freeman, President, Board of Directors
Child Care Champions
- Liz Audette
- Brady Goode
- Josh Horwitz- in memory of Harper Horwitz
- Gloria Leininger
$10 a month supports two weeks of free child care. Please consider becoming a “Child Care Champion” and giving a parent in recovery the gift of being able to attend their 12 step meetings while their child is safely watched by the A2WG child care staff.
Become a Monthly Donor
- Visit the donate page
- choose the monthly amount you would like to contribute
- select “I would like to designate this donation to a specific fund”
- choose “childcare”
- make it a monthly reoccurring donation