Mental Health Services

Assessments; diagnosis; evaluation; crisis interventions; family stabilization; parenting education; life skill training; health referrals and linkages; case management services; therapeutic group; therapeutic counseling; referrals for psychiatric consultations and/or evaluations; and classroom intervention.

Mental Health


Mental Health Services offered through Black Family Development, Inc. (BFDI), designed to address specific emotional, behavioral, academic and environmental needs of youth and families so they may function at their ideal level in all life domains. Participants are identified as youth ages 5-17 ½ and their families. In the case of documented medical necessity, youth can be served up to 21 years of age. Staff specialize in serving youth, and their families, who may have social challenges, educational challenges, disruptive behaviors, and/or a mental health disturbances. Services are aimed at enhancing the youth’s and family’s ability to succeed and are provided along the continuum of care from mild case management to home-based level of care to address the most intensive needs experienced by families.

Program Goal

The goal of the mental health program is to work with the consumer and family system to meet goals that improve the reported quality of life.

Program Services

  • Intake Assessments
  • Crisis intervention
  • Family Skills
  • Home-based
  • Mental health Therapy and Counseling
  • Parent Management Training – Oregon Model (PMTO)
  • School Based Mental Health
  • SED (Serious Emotional Disturbance) Waiver
  • Wraparound
  • Target Case Management
  • Youth United

    Eligibility Criteria

    Program participants are identified as youth ages 5-17 ½ and in the case of documented medical necessity youth can be served up to 21 years of age. For treatment services, the youth are residents of Wayne County who have active Medicaid, with Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED) diagnosis and in need of outpatient services. We also welcome youth with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse symptoms and may exhibit symptoms that may include truancy, disruptive behavior in school, violent behavior, substance use, and juvenile system involvement. For prevention services, the youth has to be students at one of Black Family Development Inc.’s partnering schools who present complex clinical, social, and/or educational challenges.

    Project Aware


    Project AWARE is a school-based mental health program in partnership with Detroit Public Schools, the MI Dept of Community Mental Health, and MI Dept of Education. This collaborative work provides direct mental prevention and treatments services for students, while developing sustainable, long-term care solutions within the state of Michigan. This partnership enables BFDI clinical staff to partner with students and their families, while strategizing with state partners to implement resilience activities to ensure that students are connected to effective behavioral health services, which ultimately prevents youth violence in school settings.

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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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