Founded in 1981, Teaching Family Homes of Upper Michigan is a nonprofit child welfare organization. The organization offers a variety of services, such as counseling, assessment, foster care and family preservation. It operates a regional treatment center that provides special education to children with psychiatric diagnoses. It organizes workshops on crisis management, behavioral support and communication skills. Teaching Family Homes of Upper Michigan also provides residential services for troubled youths. The organization conducts several fundraising activities and special programs. It offers a range of extracurricular activities that includes art, music and dance. In addition, it provides general academic programs to students from 3 to 22 years. The organization also conducts training programs for school districts, mental health facilities and child care organizations. Teaching Family Homes of Upper Michigan is accredited by the Michigan Federation of Children and Family Agencies and the United Way of Marquette and Delta Counties.