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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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City of Detroit Finding Resolution Everyday through Education (F.R.E.E)


FREE (Finding Resolutions Everyday through Education) is a public education and information program to prevent substance abuse/addiction, and promote healthy life styles.

FREE Program Goal

To ensure youth and families receive services they need to be successfully released from the juvenile justice system and achieve their personal goals, while ensuring community safety.

FREE Program Services

  • Information Dissemination: Through brochures, speaking engagements, health fairs and health promotion
  • Education Through small group sessions, parenting and family management classes, and at substance abuse residential settings
  • Problem Identification and Referral Through the implementation of prevention groups and services that develop awareness in the community.

    Eligibility Criteria
    Referrals and/or requests for services and/or information can be made by contacting: (313) 758-0150