U.P. KIDS News

  • Changing perspectives. Changing lives.

    Register for Bowl for Kids 2017!

    The 17th Annual
    Gogebic-Range Event
    February 25, 2017
    Larry’s Lucky Strikes – Ironwood, Michigan

    The 25th Annual
    Copper Country Event
    March 18, 2017
    The Mine Shaft – Houghton, Michigan

  • PARC Newsletter

    November 2016

  • Job Listings – Six Positions

    Family Reunification Program Team to serve families in the Eastern Upper Peninsula whose children are returning from out-of-home placement. The program is an intensive in-home service designed to provide the services and support that will help families thrive and stay together forever.

    The team consists of six staff. Three staff with master’s degrees in human services, preferably social work:

    Program Manager, 8 hours per week
    Supervisor, 20 hours per week
    Team leader, full-time

    The Program Manager & Supervisor are also required to have administrative and clinical experience. The Team leader is required to have one year in-home clinical experience in child welfare.

    Two Family Workers (one full-time, one half-time) with bachelor’s degrees in human services, preferably social work.
    Clerical Worker, 20 hours per week, HS diploma and knowledge of relevant software applications required. Associate degree or advanced training preferred.

    Email resume and cover letter to:mark@upkids.com

    Program Description (pdf)

  • More news…

Caring for children.

About U.P. KIDS

In 1899, Good Will Farm began as an orphanage in the Copper Country, providing a home and school to children from the Upper Peninsula. In 2012, our name changed to U.P. KIDS, but our mission remained the same: Caring for children. Building brighter futures. Through our Residential Program we continue to provide a home and school to children and youth experiencing difficulty at home, school or in the community.

Our Foster Care & Adoption programs provide caring temporary and permanent homes where children are protected and nurtured. The Post Adoption Resource Center offers support services to adoptive families to help maintain and strengthen relationships that will last a lifetime.

U.P. KIDS Big Brothers Big Sisters Program seeks to change the lives of children facing adversity- for the better, forever. Through one-on-one friendships, mentors can help children become confident, capable and caring individuals.

Family Services helps families keep their children home. The Wheels Program provides donated vehicles to families, and the Read to Ride program encourages children to read, with a chance to win a mountain bike!

Building brighter futures.

Stepping up when children need help the most.

Stepping up when children need help the most.

Every child deserves to be loved.

Every child deserves to be loved.

Help a child reach their full potential.  It might be the start of something BIG!

Help a child reach their full potential. It might be the start of something BIG!

U.P. Kids:    Contact Us

MAIN OFFICE
P.O. Box 428
Houghton, MI 49931
(906) 482-0520
Fax: (906) 482-0584
Email