Child & Family Services of the Upper Peninsula, Inc.

Serving Children and Families in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula Since 1919

Communities that Care

Communities that Care, CTC, is a prevention model that reduces youth risks, enhances protective factors and provides evidenced based prevention programming. Every two years students in grades 6, 8, 10, and 12 take the Communities that Care Survey. The results identify positive and negative risk factors among area youth. Based on these results, programs are selected and offered to the community to address needs related to teen pregnancy, violence, delinquency, school drop out, substance abuse and depression/suicide.

CTC is made up of a diverse group of members representing youth, parents, grandparents, businesses, educators, teachers and school staff, law enforcement, media, state, local and tribal government, health care, social services, civic groups, faith-based organizations and more. Together we serve on work groups to keep our Communities That Care efforts moving
forward. CTC is made up of 6 work groups that focus on:

  • Risk and Protective-Factor Assessment
  • Resource Assessment and Evaluation
  • Community Outreach and Public Relations
  • Youth Involvement
  • Funding
  • Community Board Maintenance

FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact:
In Alger County, Mary Joan O’Halloran-Torongo at 906-202-2244 or
In Baraga County, Carrie Rich at 906-201-4024 or
In Luce County, Stephanie Lynn at 906-458-0124 or