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Upcoming Events

    Cody Rouge Networking for Change Community Luncheon
    Date: May 11, 2013
    Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm
    Karas House
    23623 Plymouth Road
    Redford, MI 48239
    Osborn Networking for Change Community Luncheon
    Date: May 18, 2013
    Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm
    American Serbian Memorial

    Annual Meeting
    Date: June 15, 2013
    Time: 8:30am
    Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

    The Obama Administration Announces 2011 Promise Neighborhoods Grant Winners

    "20 Communities Secure Funding to Plan, Implement Cradle-to-Career Education Model"

    Congratulations to the Detroit Promise Neighborhoods 2011 Planning Grant Recipient: Detroit Clark Park/Osborn Promise Neighborhoods. Black Family Development is the lead agency for Detroit's Promise Neighborhoods.

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Families First of Michigan

Families First believes:
  • Parents and children should remain together
  • Parents should be supported in their efforts to care for their children
  • Crisis is an opportunity for change and growth.

    Families First Program Goal

    Families First of Michiganís primary goal is for your family to remain together safely in your home.

    Families First Program Services
    Families First workers provide home-based services for 10 hours per week,for 4 weeks. The program assists with: parenting, counseling, medical care, home management, budgeting, accessing community resources and transportation.

    Eligibility Criteria
    A. Families must be referred by DHS-Child Protective Services, YWCA Interim House Domestic Violence Shelter or First Step Domestic Violence Shelter.
    B. Eligible Families must have at least one child age (0-18)
    C. Families are eligible for domestic violence services because of an immediate risk of homelessness
    D. Eligible families must be residents of Wayne County