Healthy Relationships Class for Adults with Disabilities

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 health and safety guidelines from the Governor and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, the Healthy Relationships sessions scheduled to take place during the spring, summer, and fall of 2020 have been canceled. Please check back for new class dates as they are scheduled. See you soon!

Please contact Michelle Bickford at with any questions. 

What is the Healthy Relationships Class?
Healthy Relationships is a FREE 8 week class about relationships and sexual health for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Healthy Relationships group will give you tools and skills to be safe and happy in your relationships.

Why should I join?

  • Meet new people
  • Practice communication skills
  • Play games
  • Learn new safety skills
  • Free Rapid and Go!Bus tickets

When is Healthy Relationships Group?
Healthy Relationships Group happens multiple times a year. You can sign up for the class that is most convenient for you. Here are the dates for the next class:

  • Spring 2020 Classes:
    • Canceled: Mondays and Wednesdays, meets from 4-6 pm from April 6-May 27 at the YWCA West Central Michigan
    • Canceled: Tuesdays, meets 10 am to 12 pm from April 14- June 16 at the YWCA West Central Michigan

Who can sign up for Healthy Relationships?
Men and women (all genders) with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are 16 and older. This group welcomes people of any race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, and sexual orientation.

Where is the Healthy Relationships Group?
YWCA West Central Michigan
25 Sheldon Blvd SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

How can I get there?
FREE Rapid and GO!Bus tickets!

What will I learn about?

  • Trust & Safety
  • Feelings & Self-Care
  • Relationship Boundaries
  • Communication
  • Respectful touch
  • Healthy & Unhealthy Relationships
  • Dating Violence
  • Internet & Phone Safety
  • Private Body Parts
  • Sexual Health

Contact Michelle for more information & to sign up:
Michelle Bickford, LLMSW
Healthy Relationships Facilitator
& WEAVE Program Manager

When can I sign up?
Sign up today! You can contact Michelle year-round to learn about the Healthy Relationships groups.