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. Our next sessions of Healthy Relationships will be held January 11, 2021- March 8, 2021 and April 5, 2021- May 26, 2021. These classes will be virtual, using the Zoom platform. 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:

  • Winter 2021 Class: ***CLASS CURRENTLY FULL
    • Mondays and Wednesdays, meets on Zoom from 4-5:30 pm from January 11th- March 8th
  • Spring 2021 Class:
    • Mondays and Wednesdays, meets on Zoom from 4-5:30 pm from April 5th- May 26th

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, LMSW
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.