KARS is a car seat education program AND a low cost car seat option designed to carry your children through their car seat/booster seat years.
The program is offered to families (including WIC families) residing Houghton and Keweenaw Counties. It's mission is to ensure all children in Houghton and Keweenaw Counties have safe, age-appropriate car seats or boosters seats.
Eligible car seat: Infant car seat
Eligible car seat: Combination car seat
Eligible car seat: Convertible car seat
Eligible car seat: Booster seat
There may be times when the “General Guidelines” above will not provide the safest transport for you child. The CPS Technician may deviate from these guidelines to better ensure your child’s safety. The following are two examples:
Extended Family = Any Houghton or Keweenaw County resident who transports a child.
All participants must show proof of Houghton or Keweenaw County residency.
Includes an Infant Car Seat (This car seat includes a base that can be left in the vehicle for easier installation.)
Who should attend: Expectant parents/grandparents or those who care for children who are newborn through 3 months.
Includes a Convertible Car Seat (This car seat can be installed either “rear facing” or “forward facing”)
Who should attend: Recommended for anyone who transports:
Includes a Combination Car Seat (This car seat includes a harness and will convert to a High Back Booster Seat)
Who should attend: Those transporting children who are now able to face forward (Children should be a minimum of 24 months old and at least 20 lbs.) The car seat you learn about (and receive) in this session will convert to a booster seat.
Includes a Booster Seat
Who should attend: Those who transport a child 4 years old and over 40 lbs.
All payments must be made at the Western U.P. Health Department.
540 Depot St. Hancock, MI 49930
Cash or check accepted. Make checks payable to: WUPHD
Make an appointment for a KARS Education Session with any of the following Houghton and Keweenaw County certified CPS Technicians:
Portage Health 500 Campus Dr., Hancock Judy Pruner or Katie Brewster: 906-483-1395
BHK Child Development 700 Park Ave., Houghton Beth Anderson: 906-487-6600, ext 140
MTU Public Safety & Police Services 206 MacInnes Dr., Houghton Officer Marc Geborkoff: 906-487-2216
Aspirus Keweenaw 205 Osceola St, Laurium Jan List: 906-337-6528
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