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Since 1929, we’ve led the way in working with children struggling with mental and behavioral health challenges or experiencing trauma.


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  • “I take my son to The Children’s Center. I like our program and would like to recommend it for infants and children. I like my worker and she's the best. They greet you nicely and always on time with your appointments. They try to help in any way they can.”

    Andrea Sapp
  • “My son Johnathan attended the Children's Center Head Start Academy, since the age of 3 years old. He started Kindergarten in the Fall, at his new school, and he is now currently on the Honor Roll!!! The staff and teachers at the Children's Center did an excellent job of preparing him for Kindergarten!!! Thank you! We will always be a part of the Children's Center Family!”

    QueenDee Tooks
  • “A wonderful organization with a long history of serving Detroit's most vulnerable children and families.”

    Kate Fettig Hill
  • “I just completed the tour of The Children's Center feeling completely inspired - well done, Marletta! This is a beautiful organization for the children of Detroit - I only wish I knew about it sooner!”

    Benny Edwards
  • I was fortunate to take a tour of this wonderful organization this morning. What a fantastic facility that does amazing this for children and families in our community!! I strongly encourage you to take a tour or make a clothing/ food donation if your able. Don't sell your kids clothes for a few dollars, but rather change the life of a child who truly is in need of clothing; especially little boys clothes. I know I will be donating soon.

    Meghan McCarthy Storey
  • Great services, helpful supportive system, and a great way to meet other parents with the same goals.

    TC Littles
  • “When it comes to taking care of children The Children's Center is it. They provide excellent service for everyone. They help children in foster care and help adults become a licensed foster parent. They're a good source for community resources.”

    Kwajalyn BF Bradley
  • “My most favorite charity ever!!!!!!!!”

    Laurie Saims
  • The Children's Center is an amazing organization at every level. The care that our children and entire family have received is truly life changing. They focus not only on healing children, but also on healing the family unit and training parents how to best deal with their child's issue. They have brought our family hope and we are watching our children heal and thrive. I cannot say enough good things about The Children's Center.

    Tiffany Vangunten Brocker
  • “The center helps parents and students with services at on many levels. Students get mentoring, tutoring, supplies for school. Parents can receive many supportive systems to reach their goals the same way.”

    Kim Bates