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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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Intensive Family Services


The Family Services Program offers intensive in-home counseling to families and youth involved in the Juvenile Justice System. Services focus on encouraging law abiding behavior supported by youth’s family and community networks.

Intensive Family Services Goal

To help young people stay out of trouble with the law by using the positive qualities of the youth and family to create changes in their behavior and actions.

Intensive Family Services Program Services

  • Crisis Intervention
  • 2-3 times weekly in-home counseling sessions
  • Individual and family sessions
  • Substance abuse education
  • Referrals to needed services (tutoring, parenting, recreation)

    Eligibility Criteria
  • Case Managers refer Youth 12-21 who are in trouble with the law and live in zip code areas: 48205, 48211, 48213, 48214, 48215, 48224, 48225, 48230, and 48236
  • All youth are referred from Black Family Development, Inc. (BFDI) Case Management Organization