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, our Healthy Relationships sessions will be virtual, using the Zoom platform.

Please contact Michelle Bickford at mbickford@ywcawcmi.org 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 Classes:
    • Mondays and Wednesdays, meets on Zoom from 4-5:30 pm from April 5th- May 26th
    • Tuesdays, meets on Zoom from 1-2:30 March 23rd- May 25th

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?
Classes are currently being held online, using Zoom.

How can I get there?
When in person classes resume, FREE Rapid and GO!Bus tickets can be provided.

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
616-426-3752
mbickford@ywcawcmi.org

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