• Youth Assistance Program (YAP) Program Manager, Cynthia Williams, and Counselors, Lisa Benjamin and Charone Carter, are dedicated and committed to making a difference in youth and families. The YAP program staff utilize a strengths-based approach to help the youth and family identify and meet their goals. Thus, decreasing the likelihood of entering the formal Juvenile Justice system. The team helps to address individual needs and provide them with the resources to lead productive and healthy lives. Congratulations to the YAP team for “making a difference in the lives of those whom we serve”.


2022 Consumer Satisfaction: Overall Satisfaction   


2023 Consumer Satisfaction: Overall Satisfaction

Our Position

BFDI is uniquely positioned to advance our work on improving outcomes for children, families and the community. We offer a continuum of programs and services that are designed to support our consumers desires and needs.

Our Work

In addition to our continuum of services, our work fortifies youth and their families with the essential historical and cultural information necessary for building a strong sense of self-confidence.

Our Commitment

We are committed to engaging the total community. We are committed to working in partnerships with others to provide the best outcomes within our neighborhoods.

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Our Offices

  • Administrative Office

    2995 E. Grand Blvd
    Detroit, MI 48202
    Phone: 313-758-0150
  • Samaritan Center

    5555 Conner Ave. Ste 1038
    Detroit, MI 48213
    Phone: 313-308-0255

    If it is after business hours, and you need to reach your Case Manager, please call BFDI’s “After Hours” phone number at (313) 330-2849.
  • In School Collaborative Partners

    Brenda Scott Academy
    Ecorse High School
    George Washington Carver
    Grandport Elementary Academy
    Hope Academy
    New Paradigm - University Yes Academy
    Osborn High School
    Ralph J. Bunche Academy
    Ronald Brown Academy
    Schulze Academy for Technology and Arts
    University Prep Art & Design: Middle High School
    University Prep Art and Design: Elementary School

Business Hours

Our hours of operation:
24/7 Availability

Monday-Friday: 9am to 5pm
Weekends: Community Meetings

On Call Mobile Health Team : 1-844-SEE-HOPE

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