Professionals Connecting with Professionals

Ask the Experts by The Family Center 

Q: What are my options, as a professional working with individuals and families, to grow my network of referral sources?

A: It can certainly be hard to connect with other professionals. Trying to fit that in to an already busy schedule can be daunting.

The Family Center of Grosse Pointe & Harper Woods can help. Its online resource listing of the Association of Professionals (AOP) members has providers’ profiles listed, along with easy ways to get in touch with them directly. The Family Center also hosts "Meet & Greets for Professionals" gatherings throughout the year, for a chance to network and get to know other professionals that you may be referring your clients to.

The AOP is made up of therapists, reading specialists, counselors, clergy members, facilities, attorneys, dentists, physicians, among other things. Members provide each other with referrals and provide their clients with a high level of service. At the Meet & Greet meetings they share ideas, meet new members, discuss upcoming events or activities, and simply network so that when they do need to make a referral, there is comfort in their knowledge and relationship. You do not need to be a member of the AOP to attend the meetings.

Learn more about The Family Center’s AOP online directory of professionals.

The next Family Center Meet & Greet for Professionals will be held at The War Memorial.


October 10, 2017 9:30am – 12:00pm

MEET & GREET for Professionals
Grosse Pointe War Memorial, 32 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Farms

REGISTER online at

INFO: (313) 447-1374

Enriching Our Community Through Stronger Families
The Family Center serves as the community's hub for information, resources and referral for both families and professionals. The Family Center is a non-profit organization founded with a mission to serve our community through programs and resources vital to today's families.

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32 Lake Shore Drive, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236.