July 7, 2016 - Detroit Youth Ask the Questions at Candidate Forum

Detroit Youth Ask the Tough Questions at Candidate Forum for Dems in Area House Races

Detroit, Mich. (July 7, 2016) – There were no softballs among the questions fielded by teens and young adults at the Youth Led Candidate Forum, sponsored by The Children’s Center and Michigan’s Children in Detroit on July 7, 2016.

Facing Democratic office seekers in several area House primary races, youths like Marianna Campbell didn’t shy from asking about issues that weighed on her mind, along with those of her friends and others living in the neighborhoods of Michigan’s largest and impoverished urban city.

“What would you do to ensure that the relationships between our young men, especially our young black men, and police officers are kept in a place where both parties are able to succeed as well as our city as a whole?” she asked, as a collective “ooh” arose in agreement from the crowd. 

Candidates Joseph Tate and Carla Tinsley Smith from the 2nd District, state Rep. Fred Durhal III from the 5th District, and Dennis L. Black, State Rep. Stephanie Chang, and David Sanchez from the 6th District participated, taking turns answering questions posed by youths who had experienced their share of challenges, including foster care, poverty and trauma. For nearly two hours, the emerging conversations kept the audience spell bound and moderator Charlie Langton, the well known broadcaster for WJBK Fox 2 and WWJ News Radio 950, on his feet.

Candidates agreed open communications is critical for restoring trust between police officers and people of color.

“I advocate for bringing officers and citizens together around a roundtable to discuss issues before they escalate,” said incumbent Durhal, in support of funded programs that do just that.

“Having those set opportunities where the community can get together to be engaged and have a presence there [is important],” Tate agreed. “Always have that in place.”

Tinsley Smith said community organizations should be enlisted to build familiar relationships between police and community members, and urged police officers to meet and mingle with young people at community centers and other gathering places.

Incumbent Chang said consistent reporting data is needed to identify and quantify police abuse of authority. She’s introduced such a policy requiring reporting from police departments statewide. Putting more police officers on the streets and employing community policing programs will improve relations between them and the public, particularly men of color, she added.

Sanchez said police should patrol neighborhoods more and reach out to “good people who live there” to develop relationships and build insights into neighborhoods’ activities. 

Black, a Black Lives Matter co director for Michigan, said the responsibility for restoring relations should be on police officers’ shoulders. Strategies should include using police labor contracts to improve relations, and using pension funds to pay for lawsuits brought by harmed individuals, he said.

Beyond the policing issue, the young people’s questions covered wide ranging topics including unemployment, racism and discrimination in schools, smoking and drinking by minors, and improving Detroit Public Schools. They also asked candidates personal ones, wanting to know who inspires them, how they’ve experienced racism, and another asking them to identify a personal characteristic that helps them get things done. At the top of the forum, candidates were asked what makes them worthy of elective office.

Candidates were visibly moved by their conversations with the young people, who ranged in ages from 14 to early ‘20s.

Sanchez called for increasing investments in youth mentorship programs and extra curricular activities that keep youth learning and away from trouble. “Investing in our youths is the most important investment you can make. And it pays off with dividends none of us can imagine,” he said. “If you don’t do right by our young people you don’t do right by society in general.”

To a question about strategies for dealing with minors who turn to smoking and drinking, Chang said closed recreation centers have a direct link to spikes in summer crime and unproductive behavior by youth. She called for funding recreation centers, and working with youths to head off drinking and drug problems. “The larger issues are how we address keeping families together and programs in place to address depression and stress,” she added. “It’s making sure we have counselors in the schools. It’s not just about drugs and alcohol but overall well being.”

One teen remarked, “I can tell you how I started smoking. It has everything to do with nothing to do and the people you hang around with.” 

Tinsley Smith said she favored providing cash incentives to encourage youth participation in mentorship and extra curricular programs ‘that expose one to something new and different. “We need to bring out your talents,” she said. “It’s our job to make sure you don’t fall victim to the system.”

Tate agreed that programs that help youths stay on a healthy path and school counselors are critical, but so is investing in early childhood education and investing in supporting families who don’t have resources at home to help their children, he said.

Durhal said he has mentored youth and said that adults youth can relate to are vital to such programs.

Black empathized with the youth in the audience and said his own father has been imprisoned his entire life. He advocated for addressing the school to prison pipeline, and repealing certain laws that make felons out of developing youths. “One thing that ruins a teen’s life worse than anything is a felony record.”

Among youth who participated was Desmond Scruggs, 17, who has been in the foster care system since he was 8 years old. Today he lives independently. It was his first candidate forum. “I give them credit to come to talk to us knowing some of us can’t vote. They’re actually trying to change some things,” he said.

Like Desmond, Nadila Haynes, 16, and her brother, Howard, 14, posed questions that night. “This (event) gives voice for a lot of people who can’t vote,” she said. “When politicians hear what we have to say, they carry that with them.”

Howard said he was inspired to become more active in “what’s going on around me. I should pay attention to this stuff because it’s really serious.”

De’Anthony Jefferson, 20, a peer counselor employed by The Children’s Center, helped the youth prepare for the forum over the past few weeks. Many were initially shy about speaking before a large audience. “Today, I’m really proud of them,” Jefferson said. “They stepped up. They got their own concerns out there. To see that growth is powerful.”

Candidates were impressed, too. “Of all the forums I do, this is my favorite,” Durhal said. “You guys ask the best questions. You guys truly are the future and one day you will represent this city.”

Michigan’s Children hosted the youth led forum, the first of the 2016 campaign season, through its election advocacy arm, the non partisan Michigan’s Children’s Sandbox Party. The program was created to make kids the priority during an election season by elevating their issues with candidates and engaging the electorate.

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June 27, 2016 - Lisa V. Ford Heart & Soul Volunteer Award Winners

Lisa V. Ford’s “Heart & Soul Volunteer Award” Winners Announced with The Children’s Center of Wayne County

July 5, 2016 – DETROIT, Mich. –– Last month, The Children’s Center (TCC) hosted their eighth annual Lisa V. Ford Heart & Soul Volunteer Award Luncheon to show thanks and appreciation for TCC volunteers who give their time and talents to further the organization’s mission to help children and families shape their own future.

The event, held on June 6, 2016 and presented by Ford Motor Company, honored volunteers who have completed 20 or more hours of service during the past year. Award nominations are submitted annually to recognize volunteers who demonstrate Lisa’s spirit of generosity and altruism for the children and families served by The Children’s Center.

Honors are presented in five categories:

  1. Lisa V. Ford Heart & Soul Award: Established in 2009, seeks to recognize an extraordinary volunteer who embodies a generous spirit and outstanding commitment to the children and families TCC serves.
  2. Community Service Award: Given to a community/civic organization that demonstrates exceptional organizational initiative, participation, and commitment to the center through volunteerism and service.
  3. Corporate Friend Award: Recognizes a corporation or business that exemplifies a strong commitment through employee volunteer efforts and partnership.
  4. Head Start Academy Parent Volunteer Award: Honors a parent with a student in the Head Start Academy and who goes above and beyond to have a positive impact for all Academy children and staff.
  5. TCC Staff Volunteer of the Year: Spotlights an employee of The Children’s Center who continues to support the mission of TCC beyond their working hours.

 

The following volunteers have made outstanding contributions to The Children’s Center. 2016 award winners are:

Jennifer Fruehauf, Lisa V. Ford Heart & Soul Award

Jenny has been a cherished volunteer at The Children’s Center for more than five years. As a Board Member of Tau Beta Association, she has been an ambassador of the Center’s mission and broadened the community’s awareness of the daily challenges facing children and families. Jenny has been involved with a variety of projects and recruited volunteers, donors and supporters to join her efforts along the way. She mobilized teen volunteers to make dozens of blankets for families, plan a special tea party for the General Behavior Health program, create St. Patrick’s Day arts & crafts with children and host an annual pumpkin patch and decorating day for families. Most recently, Jenny implemented a reading program at our Head Start Academy. Jenny exemplifies all of the qualities that the Lisa V. Ford award seeks to recognize and embodies The Children’s Center core values.

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Community Service Award

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority first became involved with TCC in 2013 and has volunteered at Holiday Shop, Summer Smash, and spent hours assisting in the Boutique. They have hosted Family Game Nights and a baby shower for expecting mothers on campus. In addition to volunteering their time, the group has led donation drives for Back to School supplies and Holiday Shop. Individual members have also become involved by volunteering for AutoGlow and the Power of Possibilities Breakfast. In the 2014-2015 fiscal year, Sigma Gamma Rho provided more than 200 hours of volunteer time.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US, Corporate Friend Award

The Advanced Stamping Manufacturing Engineering (ASME) group at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US has been a loyal and dedicated group of volunteers for many years. For 2015, this included providing Table Captains and securing guests for three tables at TCC’s annual Power of Possibilities Breakfast, organizing a donation station drive for the “House Area” for all twelve Head Start classrooms, spending an afternoon role-playing with Head Start children, supplying volunteers for Summer Smash, holding a Clinical Activity Box Refresh Drive to replenish materials for TCC clinicians, hosting an evening Art Adventure session, and supporting the Holiday Shop.

Nalani Miller, Head Start Academy Parent Volunteer Award

Nalani is a well-known parent volunteer. She plans family enrichment opportunities such as Mommy Time Tea, Ice Cream Socials, Painting with a Twist, Hustle Class, Zumba, Jamboree, computer classes and resume writing workshops, led meaningful discussions on cyber bullying, and opened a weekly school “café” for parents to meet, socialize and discuss school business. She recruits parents to get involved in the school and encourages participation in activities. She volunteers her time at the front desk, assists with the data entry, assembles gift baskets and helps with family events. Nalani also serves as the parent liaison between TCC’s Head Start Academy and Wayne County Health and Human Services as well as the governing board for Head Start.

Emily Boelter and Fatima Thomas, Staff Volunteer of the Year Award

Emily has been a TCC Head Start Academy teacher since it opened and is looked upon as a mentor to many of her peers. You’ll see Emily outside the classroom volunteering her personal time at numerous afterschool enrichment activities such as Movie Night With Dad, A Night Out With Dad, Family Game Night, Healthy Fun Day With Dad and Harvest Ball. Emily exercises core values in all that she does and goes above and beyond to ensure students and families have a great experience at Head Start.

Fatima joined the TCC Head Start Academy as a teacher in 2012. Throughout her years, Fatima has volunteered hundreds of hours of her personal time at various events and activities. Most recently she shared her time at a county-wide Night Out With Dad, TCC resource fair, Harvest Ball, Movie Night, Family Game Night and Healthy Fun Day With Dad. Fatima always has a smile on her face, is dedicated to early childhood education and puts her students and their families at the center of all that she does at The Children’s Center.

About The Children’s Center

Since 1929, The Children’s Center has been empowering children and families to shape their own futures in Midtown Detroit. Annually, more than 7,500 children and families receive evidence-based therapeutic mental and behavioral health services from The Children’s Center to help them overcome emotional and intellectual challenges, trauma from abuse, neglect and poverty. Learn more about The Children’s Center and our comprehensive array of services at www.thechildrenscenter.com or call (313) 831-5535.

About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 175,000 employees and 65 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford’s products, please visit http://corporate.ford.com.

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May 10, 2016 - May Is Mental Health Awareness Month

THE CHILDREN’S CENTER OF WAYNE COUNTY LEADS THE FIGHT AGAINST STIGMA

The Children’s Center is a Leader in Providing Support and Treatment for Children’s Mental Health and Wellness

May 10, 2016 – DETROIT – As a leading provider of mental health and wellness services to thousands of children in metro Detroit, The Children’s Center of Wayne County joins communities and organizations across the county in observing Mental Health Month and offering tools to combat stigma and discrimination against those with mental illness, especially children.

Stigma is an attempt to label a particular group of people as less worthy of respect than others. Stigma leads to fear, mistrust, and violence against people living with mental illness and their families; family and friends turning their backs on people with mental illness; and prejudice and discrimination.

With mental health and behavioral problems on the rise, The Children’s Center helps build strong children and communities by promoting mental health awareness, educating families and caregivers, and offering professional treatment and counseling services to children and families.

“Children and young adults with mental illness have unique challenges and needs, but they can build resilience to these trials with proper care and support,” says Carlynn Nichols, Chief Clinical Officer at The Children’s Center. “This is an opportunity to celebrate the positive impact we can have on the lives of young people, and help end the stigma associated with mental illness one child at a time.”

The annual Mental Health Month brings to light the importance of caring for every individual’s mental health and the positive impact it has on their lives. The Children’s Center is encouraging the metro Detroit community to become “Children’s Mental Health Advocates” and help to end the stigma associated with mental illness by spreading the message on social media:

You can help end the #STIGMA associated with mental illness #OneChildAtATime. VIDEO: http://bit.ly/1mcMPWM #Detroit

Sharing is a way of breaking down negative attitudes and misperceptions surrounding mental illnesses, and is the first step to fighting mental illness stigma.

Offering more than 20 programs and services, The Children’s Center provides an integrated approach to community mental health that treats the whole child and the whole family, so they can heal, grow and thrive. To

access our services or learn more about how The Children’s Center is helping those children faced with mental or behavioral health challenges, please call 313.831.5535.

About The Children’s Center

Since 1929, The Children’s Center has been empowering children and families to shape their own futures in Midtown Detroit. Annually, more than 7,500 children and families receive evidence-based therapeutic mental and behavioral health services from The Children’s Center to help them overcome emotional and intellectual challenges, trauma from abuse, neglect and poverty. Learn more about The Children’s Center and our comprehensive array of services at www.thechildrenscenter.com or call (313) 831-5535.

 

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April 28, 2016 - The Children's Center of Wayne County Announces New Chief Financial Officer

Nonprofit Executive Traci Sassak, MBA, Joins The Children’s Center to Oversee Finance and IT Functions

April 28, 2016 – DETROIT, Mich. –– The Children’s Center of Wayne County is pleased to announce the hiring of Traci Sassak as its Chief Financial Officer, directing both the finance and IT functions. She replaces Robert Blumenfeld in the role. Sassak most recently served as Strategy & Outcomes Project Manager for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. Prior to that role, she served as the Chief Financial Officer for Banyan Mental Health Services in Miami, Fla., as well as Chief Financial Officer of the Southeast Michigan Community Alliance (SEMCA). Before her roles as CFO, Sassak served as Vice President of finance and business operations for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (Michigan Chapter) as well as financial management roles at The Guidance Center and Rouge Steel.

“Traci’s extensive knowledge in the nonprofit industry and her significant finance and accounting background will serve us well as we continue on our path of continued growth,” said Debora Matthews, President and CEO of The Children’s Center. “Her outstanding reputation and management experience make her an excellent addition to our senior leadership team.”

Sassak earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Adrian College and an MBA in Health Care Management from The University of Phoenix.

About The Children’s Center

Since 1929, The Children’s Center has been empowering children and families to shape their own futures in Midtown Detroit. Annually, more than 7,500 children and families receive evidence-based therapeutic mental and behavioral health services from The Children’s Center to help them overcome emotional and intellectual challenges, trauma from abuse, neglect and poverty. Learn more about The Children’s Center and our comprehensive array of services at www.thechildrenscenter.com or call (313) 831-5535.

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April 26, 2016 - Foster Parents Are Urgently Needed In Metro Detroit

FOSTER PARENTS ARE URGENTLY NEEDED IN METRO DETROIT

More Than 14,000 Michigan Children Placed in Foster Care Each Year
The Children’s Center of Wayne County’s Annual Blue Ribbon Campaign Kicks Off May 3

April 26, 2016 – DETROIT, Mich. – There is no substitute for a loving and caring home, but this is the reality for thousands of children across metro Detroit. In Michigan, more than 14,000 children are placed in foster care annually. The Children’s Center of Wayne County provides foster care services for approximately 200 children on any given day.

Fortunately, foster parents in our community are making the ultimate difference in the lives of these youth. These compassionate and concerned individuals provide urgent and sustaining shelter for children at risk. To draw attention to issues surrounding foster care in metro Detroit, as well as to celebrate the families who take on this awesome responsibility, The Children’s Center will observe National Foster Care Month in May.

“Foster parents literally change a child’s life, but unfortunately, there are more children in need of foster care than there are available homes,” says Debora Matthews, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Children’s Center. “At The Children’s Center, we are working hard to change that in many ways, from making the licensing process more user-friendly, to providing a terrific staff of experts who can help people learn more about becoming foster parents.”

The Children’s Center will kick off their annual blue ribbon-tying campaign for National Foster Care Month at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Hundreds of volunteers will meet at the corner of Woodward Avenue and Michigan Avenue (across from Campus Martius Park, near Starbucks Coffee), then proceed up Woodward to drape Downtown and Midtown Detroit in blue ribbons, the official symbol of Foster Care Awareness Month. Lampposts, storefronts, trees and volunteers will proudly display blue trimming up and down Woodward, stretching from Campus Martius Park through Grand Circus Park and to Ferry Street in Midtown.

The general public is also encouraged to join in this community-wide demonstration of support for foster care. Information about how to participate can be found on The Children’s Center website, under Upcoming Events.

The Children’s Center is the only agency in Michigan whose child welfare staff is fully trained in Traumatic Stress, and offers an array of programs to help stabilize families and return children to their homes. They also provide Adoption and Respite Care services, as well as Independent Living for teens who have aged out of the foster care system. The Children’s Center is unique in offering a one-stop approach to mental, physical, behavioral and developmental services at a single location on their Midtown campus.

Founded more than 85 years ago, The Children’s Center provides an integrated care approach to treating the behavioral health, physical health and educational needs of each individual child. Services include psychiatric/psychological counseling, developmental disabilities programs, early childhood education and after school programs, foster care and adoption services, infant mental health, family counseling, and crisis care services.

For more information about Foster Care services through The Children’s Center visit www.thechildrenscenter.com/beafosterparent.

About The Children’s Center    

Serving over 7,500 children and families annually, The Children’s Center is one of most comprehensive frontline agencies in the State of Michigan. Together with community partners, TCC offers more than 20 interrelated programs that help children and families in Greater Detroit overcome mental, physical and behavioral health, abuse, neglect and poverty challenges—and heal, grow and thrive.

 

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March 30, 2016 - The Children’s Center of Wayne County is Leading Detroit to “Light It Up Blue” for Autism Awareness Month

The Children’s Center of Wayne County is Leading Detroit to “Light It Up Blue”for Autism Awareness Month

In April, Midtown & Downtown Buildings Will Be Illuminated in Blue to Support Global Cause

DETROIT, March 30, 2016 – The Children’s Center of Wayne County, a leader in providing comprehensive mental and behavioral health services for vulnerable children and families in metro Detroit since 1929, is kicking off Autism Awareness Month and shining light on Autism Spectrum Disorders by bringing the global “Light It Up Blue” initiative to the Motor City. Beginning Friday, April 1, The Children’s Center is illuminating their Midtown campus buildings in blue to help bring attention to autism, the fastest growing diagnosis in the country: today, one in 68 children (and five times more common among boys: one in 42). The Children’s Center provides comprehensive evaluations and behavioral treatment that help children between ages 12 months and 18 years with autism become more successful and participate fully in life.

“Every year in April, the world comes together to shine a bright light on autism, which affects an estimated 67 million individuals worldwide,” said Debora Matthews, president and CEO of The Children’s Center. “As a sign of solidarity and kinship for the families and individuals impacted by autism, we’re excited to lead the effort in “Light It Up Blue,” which will help further bring awareness to those affected by autism in the metro Detroit community.”

Bedrock Detroit, the full-service real estate firm, will illuminate several of its major downtown properties in blue for the entire month of April. Buildings that will “Light It Up Blue” include:

  • First National Building, 660 Woodward Avenue
  • Federal Reserve Building, 160 West Fort Street
  • One Campus Martius, 1500 Woodward Avenue
  • One Woodward Avenue, One Woodward Avenue
  • The Z, 1234 Library Street

“Light It Up Blue” was started by Autism Speaks, the world’s largest autism research and advocacy organization and advocates for all those struggling with autism. By illuminating buildings and landmarks around the world in blue during the month of April, this initiative helps to bring attention to autism in the local community and beyond. World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD), observed on April 2, was adopted by the United Nations in 2007 to shine a bright light on autism as a growing global health priority. For more ways to get involved, visit www.autismspeaks.org/LIUB.

About The Children’s Center

For over 86 years, The Children’s Center has been empowering Greater Detroit children and families to shape their own futures. Annually, more than 7,500 children and families receive evidence-based therapeutic mental and behavioral health services from The Children’s Center to help them overcome emotional and intellectual challenges, trauma from abuse, neglect and poverty. Learn more about The Children’s Center and our comprehensive array of services at www.thechildrenscenter.com or call(313) 831-5535.

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January 19, 2016 - Success of 2016 AutoGlow 25 Signals Community Revival

DETROIT (Jan. 19, 2016) – Continuing its tradition of service to children and families in need, the 25th AutoGlow held on Friday, Jan. 15 netted nearly $300,000 for The Children’s Center. The gala event, presented by Ford Motor Company, boasted increased attendance, corporate support and revenue, underscoring the revival of the Detroit region and the automotive sector.

“It’s hard to believe we celebrated our 25th AutoGlow. Nearly five-million dollars has been raised during that time, changing and often saving the lives of thousands of vulnerable Detroit children. This is our most productive event since 2008 and we couldn’t be more grateful to this generous community.”

– Debora Matthews, President and CEO of The Children’s Center

AutoGlow was hosted by Lisa and Bill Ford and Jane and Mark Fields of Ford Motor Company. The Ford family has continually supported The Children’s Center since it was founded in 1929. Ford Motor Company has served as Presenting Sponsor of AutoGlow since its inception.

Joining Ford Motor Company for the first time as AutoGlow sponsors were six new organizations. These include A. T. Kearney, Fisher & Company, Oakley Industries, Gonzalez Production Systems, Huntington Bank, and Nexteer Automotive.

More than 900 guests enjoyed the gala at Ford Field in Detroit following the NAIAS Charity Preview at nearby Cobo Center. Levy Restaurants provided a revolving menu of Michigan-themed hors d’oeuvres, entrees, desserts and a special late night menu. Menu selections highlighted native Michigan flavors and included Michigan grass fed ribeye, Lake Erie perch, Michigan maple glazed pork belly, wild mushroom profiteroles, Michigan cherry bread pudding and bumpy cake.

Guests at what has been considered THE party to celebrate Auto Show, danced until 1 a.m. to the high energy band Nightline and were surprised by a festive champagne toast and balloon drop. At midnight raffle ticket winners were announced. There were two winners who received two Delta One™, the new business/premium class, tickets to Europe from Detroit courtesy of Delta Air Lines. The winning tickets were drawn by Ford Motor Company’s Deborah Windey, Director of Corporate Alliances and Executive Services.

The 2016 models of the Ford Edge, Ford F150, Lincoln MKX and Lincoln MKC automobiles on display were in silver in honor of the 25th anniversary of AutoGlow. In addition guests were delighted to experience an up-close inspection of the remarkable 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R.

Joining Presenting Sponsor Ford Motor Company in supporting AutoGlow were returning Platinum Sponsor BASF Corporation and returning Gold Sponsors DENSO, Harman International and Tweddle Group. Silver Sponsors returning include Detroit Lions, Henniges Automotive, Jackson Dawson and Team Detroit.

Joining them were In-Kind Travel Sponsor Delta Air Lines, In-Kind Venue Sponsor Ford Field, Exclusive Magazine Sponsor HOUR Magazine, and In-Kind Food & Beverage Sponsor Levy Restaurants. For a complete list of sponsors, visit www.thechildrenscenter.com/autoglow.

About The Children’s Center

Since 1929, The Children’s Center has been empowering Greater Detroit children and families to shape their own futures. Annually, more than 7,500 children and families receive evidence-based therapeutic mental and behavioral health services from The Children’s Center to help them overcome emotional and intellectual challenges, trauma from abuse, neglect and poverty. Learn more about The Children’s Center and our 20+ inter-related services at www.thechildrenscenter.com or call (313) 831-5535.

About Ford Motor Company Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Michigan, manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 197,000 employees and 67 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its products worldwide, please visit www.corporate.ford.com.