Teaching Family Homes


Welcome To Teaching Family Homes!

Teaching Family Homes of Upper Michigan is a non-profit organization that cares for troubled children and families. Teaching Family Homes was brought to Upper Michigan in 1981 to help troubled children and families in the region. Our private, non-profit organization began as a single residential group home serving just six children.

For over thirty-one years, Teaching Family Homes has grown to become the largest private child welfare organization in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. It has grown by offering new programs at numerous locations around the Upper Peninsula of Michigan as well as providing training and consultation services to school districts and other child care organizations as far away as Hawaii.

Teaching Family Homes cares for troubled children and families. Visit our About Us page for more information about the organization's mission and vision statements.

Our organization offers a variety of Services. If you have any questions, please call (906) 249-5437. We're always happy to help!



Current News


Thank you to everyone who donated items and attended  the Spring Thaw Silent Auction that was held March 29th.  Not only did we have great auction items we had the best turn out ever!  Thank you to Union Suits, Nothing Less Party Band, Flat Broke Blues Band and Everything Under the Sun for donating their time to this event. With everyone's help this was a great success.Thank You!!



You're invited to our upcoming events that benefit children.

This year's Tour da UP begins in Gladstone Michigan on Sunday August 3rd, and heads to Marquette for 3 days, returning to Gladstone on Thursday August 7th for a celebration and awards ceremony.  For more information or to register check out the Tour Da UP page.


Please visit our Events page to learn about our fund-raising events.  Find out how to help children by contributing to our exciting Annual Campaign: Experiential Learning Campaign.



TFH is in need of families to open their homes to children in need of foster care. Please consider being a foster parent for children in need. It is a wonderful opportunity to make a difference in a child's life. Learn more about becoming a foster parent here: Foster Care.

Current News!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 3rd Annual Local 3 Silver Creek Zombie Trail Run.  The event was so successful that it looks like the Zombies will be back again next year.  Special Thank You to Local 3 and the Ore Dock for supporting our event.


TFH Annual Rose Sale 2014 has begun!

Time to order roses for that special someone in your life!  You have two options for ordering, call us at (906) 249-5437 or order online.