Family Preservation and Support Services

Therapeutic and life skills groups; outreach; transportation; home based services; assessments; evaluations; crisis intervention; life skills training; parent education; skill building; family stabilization; child management; advocacy; home strengthening; family group decision making.

United Way for Southeastern Michigan (UWSEM) / Family Connections Collaborative

Program Services

This prevention program offers basic needs services and educational preparedness to subsistence-level families needing prevention services prior to formal human services/child welfare involvement. The program’s purpose is to increase family self-sufficiency with their ability to access Basic Needs. An expansion of BFDI’s Family Connections’ model replication from 2003-2005. The program is expressly tailored to meet the basic needs of Detroit and Highland park families. The collaborative format of this model also boasts a consumer Advisory Council consisting of active and graduate Family Connections consumers.

Eligibility Criteria

1. Families must have one child in the home between the ages of 5 to 17.
2. Families must live in Detroit or Highland Park.
3. Family may not have current Child Protective Service Case.
4. Family may not live in a shelter
5. Family willing to participate in program weekly.

At least two of the following must be present:
- Unemployed/Under Employed
− Behavioral or Mental Health Needs
− Alcohol or Drug Problem
− Serious Health Challenges
− Children with behavioral or mental health, physical developmental disability and learning.

** Please contact Program Manager regarding openings.

United Way for Southeastern Michigan (UWSEM) Building Foundations


Program Services

2012-2014 Funding is an extension of 2008-2011 UWSEM Family Connections Collaborative for the purpose of targeting at-risk youth in families receiving Family Connections for educational preparedness and provision of basic needs.

Eligibility Criteria

1. Youth must be between the ages of 7 to 17.
2. Families must live in Detroit or Highland Park.
3. Family may not have current Child Protective Service Case.
4. Family may not live in a shelter
5. Family willing to participate in program weekly.

At least two of the following must be present:
− Behavior or Mental Health Concern
− Alcohol or Drug Problem
− Serious Health Challenges
− Children with behavioral or mental health, physical developmental disability and learning.

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Program Services

Component of Positive Youth Development. Youth development in the area of physical and nutritional health.

Eligibility Criteria

Students in Detroit Area Schools

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Business Hours

Our hours of operation:
24/7 Availability

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

Our Offices

  • Administrative Office

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

    5555 Connor Ave. Ste 1038
    Detroit, MI 48213
    Phone: 313-308-0255
  • In School Colaborative Partners

    Osborn High School
    Brenda Scott Academy
    Hope Academy
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    Ecorse High School
    Grandport Elementary Academy

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