Family Support and Counseling

Child In-Home Supervisor Tarra Boris marking new milestones.

Family Support and Counseling Available at Helping Hands – Tarra Boris
As some of you may know, I am currently a MSU graduate level student working on my Master’s degree in social work. This is my final year in the program and I am already seeing the light at the end of the tunnel! A part of my background experience includes a bachelor’s degree in social work from Ferris State University. I have had many experiences working with individuals and families throughout the years and feel well-prepared to be of assistance.

Since working here at Helping Hands Respite Care, I have identified a need within our families that we serve. All of our families struggle with finding adequate care for their loved one and we couldn’t be happier to help give you the respite you need. However, the need I recognize here with our families, and the families I have come in contact with over the years with a loved one with a disability, is the lack of support. No matter what your circumstance, it is always great to have access to a listening ear.
Our mission is to “Improve the quality of life for families caring for children and adults with disabilities, chronic illness or age-related conditions.” You should know that Community Mental Health offers funds to our agency to send the in-home supervisor to visit, support and listen to our families that want the service.

Additionally, there are some families who are required by contract to meet with the in-home supervisor on a monthly basis but are not utilizing the service.

As part of my advanced studies I am taking courses to be certified as a Clinical Child and Families counselor. If you would like an occasional listening ear, or are required to meet by contract, it would be my pleasure to sit down and visit with your family. Feel free to give me a call to schedule a time that works for you. You can reach me at the office at 517-372-6671 Ext. 103, or send an email to I look forward to meeting with you.