Working in the spirit of God's universal love, our mission is to nurture, stabilize and strengthen the diverse families of the Upper Peninsula community.

Programs Offered

Adolescent Substance Abuse Services

Catholic Social Services of the Upper Peninsula will soon offer an intense outpatient substance abuse program aimed at children between the ages of 11-15 and their families. If you believe that your child may be using one or more substances, call our Marquette office to register. More information will be available soon.


Catholic Social Services of the Upper Peninsula offers the option of an open adoptive placement.  Screening and counseling are given to both the birthparents and prospective adoptive couples.  Birthparents choose their adoptive family and, hopefully, a lifelong relationship is established between the birthparents, the adoptive family and their child.

Adoption Home Studies

Catholic Social Services of the Upper Peninsula also works with families who need a home study for an independent or international adoption.  We facilitate MARE adoptions, which places children who are available for adoption from Michigan’s foster care system in adoptive homes.

Strengthening Families Program

This is a 10 session program for families who have been impacted by substance abuse, which helps to improve communication and coping.  Many times family relationships have been damaged or broken by addiction.  This program allows for parents and children (and grandparents where possible) to come together to improve communication and work as a family unit. Babysitting is available for the little ones and dinner is provided at our meetings!  Join us for a new start!

Shoplifter’s Group

(Marquette, Delta and Dickinson Counties)

Offers group counseling for shoplifters referred by the court.

Catholic Social Services of the Upper Peninsula is supported by:  Upper Peninsula
Catholic Services Appeal, OSF St. Francis Hospital, Legacy of Faith and several United Way Agencies (including UW Marquette County, UW Delta County, and UW Dickinson County)!

Other funding for our services comes from the Department of Human Services, Nothcare, WUPSAS, Courts, UPCAP and from the generosity of corporate grants, service clubs, donations and private contributions.

Catholic Social Services of the Upper Peninsula participates with most insurances, as well as the Upper Peninsula Health Plan.  There is no charge to the client for pregnancy counseling services and we do not refuse service to anyone because of an inability to pay.